In his book Landscapes of the Night, Dr Evans puts forward a new theory of dreaming. He states that our brain has programs’ for dealing with survival. We have basic behaviour programs for walking and talking, rather like a computer might have. We also have programs for social interaction and skills. In the different roles such as lover, parent, breadwinner, employer, we need different skills. But also, to deal with our own process of change, our internal urges, anger, drive to succeed, we need skill to handle them well.
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In that glass us transparent, it may comment on seeing through a situation across the table from you, such as whether another’s intentions are sincere It may mention that you can see what really lies underneath the surface. It may also remark on a fragile or delicate conversation... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A scavenger of the ocean depths, this creature comes to take you to the bottom of your subconscious feelings to clear the debns from the sandy floor.
An octopus, with its eight legs and tentacles, may be revealing the psychic hold one may have over another that may hold you back Psychic connections to family or loved ones may be debilitating unconscious agreements that imprison you much like being in the arms of an octopus.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The intriguing detective who originated in the Peter Sellers’ movie and later was develops d as a cartoon character represents the act of stumbling upon the truth quite accidentally. He may point to a snoop who is digging around in your personal business.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
With its golden brown ray, topaz offers clarity of mind and balance to your creative intelligence. Topaz can also signify the need to possess an open mind and trust your intuition.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The octopus is the ultimate symbol of flexibility and adaptability. We must add to this the ability to maneuver in the realm of the unconscious, as an octopus’s habitat is the ocean, the symbolic environment that connects us to that which is below the surface of awareness.
The octopus brings powerful medicine in the experience of exploring the depths of your hidden nature when it appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The color pink is created when red and white are mixed. Red is the color of the root chakra and the slowest vibration of the visible light spectrum. Its qualities are security, groundedness, and the desire to have all your needs met at a very fundamental level. White is representative of purity and spiritual ascension. When these qualities are combined, the resulting sensation is the embodiment of love. Pink is also associated with girls and all things feminine; this may be a consideration for interpreting a dream with this color as a prominent image.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often in dreams we become aware of our need to overcome objections and difficulties. Sometimes the only form of expression we have is to ride roughshod over those objections.
The image of a war ank helps to highlight our ability to do this without ourselves being hurt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of a water ank is putting ourselves in touch with our inner feelings and emotions.
Dreaming of a military ank connects us with our own need to defend ourselves, but to be aggressive at the same time. Such a dream would indicate that we are feeling threatened in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be at the top of anything shows we have succeeded in our endeavours. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed, whereas to be on top is to have assumed control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of an octopus implies a sense of being trapped in an unfavorable circumstance. It may also represent your overt possessiveness and overdependence in your present relationship.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An octopus in a dream may signify that a situation or a personal relationship has completely entangled the dreamer. Alternatively, the dreamer may be too possessive and clinging in a relationship.
If the dreamer is leaving home or a job in real life, this dream symbol may indicate the dreamer is clinging to a family member (e.g., the person’s mother or spouse) or to the employer or fellow employees.
If the dream has a positive emotional tone, it may show someone involved in many different things.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The color pink is often associated with baby girls and with feminine matters of the heart. Also, a person in a healthy or happy condition might respond that he or she is “in the pink” if asked how he or she is doing. Good feelings are generally associated with this color.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Moving to the top: you have set lofty goals (hopefully, not too lofty). However, the dream might also mean that you are living too much “in your head.” See Lowly.... Dreamers Dictionary
Strangely enough to view an autopsy with no other point of reference (like your own definition, or dream context) is actually a good omen and usually points to new and interesting experiences that are down the road for you, most commonly in a sexual sense.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
interpreted upon 5 sides: a man helpful to the people, rich man or collected wealth, or scholar that serves the people by his knowledge. And contingently indicative of / signifies the doing of good deeds [if] the reservoir was built, and indicative of the opposite of that [if] it was destroyed.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
A topi symbolises wither a person’s capital, his brother, his son or his leader. Any excellence or defect seen in a topi bespeaks of similar excellence or defect in any of the above. Thu, a hole or tearing reflects an evil plight or grief or sorrow for any of the above persons; perhaps his capital will be lost due to some unforeseen circumstance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Dull-witted; Dummy; Idiot; Mug) In a dream, a tankard represents a housekeeper or a servant.
A tankard or a mug in a dream represent the household servants who consent to sexual abuse or sexual relationship with their employer. Drinking from a tankard in a dream also means earning money through one’s servants or employees.
A broken tankard in a dream signifies the death of one’s servant or employee.
(Chrysolite; Gem) In a dream, topaz represents a good man who is courageous, well behaved, a true friend, a pious person, or a religious person.
If topaz is understood to denote money in the dream, then it represents lawful earnings. Topaz in a dream also represents the substance ofspeech, the essence of knowledge, and the good quality of a true human being.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An object of war as well as a protective shell, as in the turtle or lobster, for instance. Fear of war, or do you want to get your own way regardless of the consequences? Are you feeling overwhelmed? These are symbols of toughness, of protection of your emotional qualities.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a well-stocked fish tank predicts luck in business and social affairs.
To dream that you are cleaning a fish tank, suggests that you are changing your emotional expression in a way that will be more acceptable to others. You are censoring yourself and not expressing how you completely feel.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a computer, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The computer is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use a computer a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.
If you dream of someone hacking into your computer, there is a sense that your privacy is being invaded. You may be overwhelmed and have the feeling that you are at the mercy of another. Also see “Computer Game”, “Computer Virus” and “Computer Mouse.”... My Dream Interpretation
The color pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection, kindness. Dreams that strongly feature the color pink often signify being in love or healing through love.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a stop sign in your dream suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think about the situation before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, this dream may signify obstacles on your path.
To dream that you drive through a stop sign without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
A dream about a tank top represents your emotions or some emotional situation.
If you bought a tank top, this might mean you are “buying into” someone’s opinion or attitude, which might not actually be correct or good for you. Be aware! To dream that you are giving a tank top to someone, refers to your self-sacrifice and generosity.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about time stopping or freezing, indicates your fears that you won’t be able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. You may also feel that time is running out in a certain personal situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are topless, signifies that you are very hopeful that true love will come into your life. You are seeking romantic attention, but you’re not sure of the best way to get it.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a laptop computer symbolize that you are attached at the hip to your work. Laptops can represent an extension of yourself, your power and ability to communicate. See Computer.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a water tank that is clean and fresh, then it represents your inner state of being, your vitality, aliveness, health and well-being.
If the tank is dirty, then this represents ill-health, and that you are due for a cleansing of your negative thoughts and feelings that may be poisoning your mind, body and spirit.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Because the octopus has eight legs, it picks up on the symbolism of the mandala (see Mandala). Often the tentacles can have particular significance, indicating that we can be drawn into something that we find frightening and from which we cannot escapc.
2- Creatures that are unusual and are not familiar to us appear in dreams to alert us to certain qualities within ourselves.
The octopus is capable of moving in anv direction and it is this svmbolism we need to be aware of.
3- An octopus can represent the unrestricted movement of the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of a water tank is putting ourselves in touch with our inner feelings and emotions.
Dreaming of a war tank connects us with our own need to defend ourselves, but to be aggressive at the same time. Such a dream would indicate that we arc feeling threatened in some way.
2- Often in dreams we become aware of our need to overcome objections and difficulties. Sometimes the only form of expression we have is to ride roughshod over those objections, fhe image of a war tank helps to highlight our ability to do this without being hurt.
3- We need to be a ‘Spiritual Warrior’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An autopsy is a sincere desire for personal introspection. Such images are an invitation to better know yourself, taking full advantage of all experiences. Whether the autopsy is performed on you or someone else is irrelevant. In any case, the body represents the dreamer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It indicates the goals the dreamer has set for herself. Getting to the hilltop is a sign of feeling confident and satisfied with your achievements. To see it from the bottom represents the effort you need to do in order to get to the top. Falling from a hilltop may be warning against the dreamer’s unpreparedness to begin the course; or, the dreamer’s fear of both the failure and success of her company.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This dream is rather negative because the presence of an octopus in your unconscious indicates that you experience strong temptations that can harm you. This situation can lead to the absolute decline. (See ABYSS and HELL) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The top could illustrate how you take life: going around in a thousand circles with each decision you must make. This dream recommends serenity and simplicity.
Arachnophobia is an instinctive effect for humans since ancient times, the time when poisonous spiders were common. Such a dream merely reviews that fear to express that there are things in real life that cause sadness. Other ancient superstitions, however, consider that dreaming of spiders is a positive omen.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If swimming suggests perfect balance and harmony in emotional life, cosmic sense of self-propulsion as octopus has eight legs; if grasping at different things means going in too many directions without control; if emerging from the depths of the sea and appearing scary, means fear of unknown emotional depths.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you got to the top, did you feel on top of the world? If you did, your dream mind is motivating you to re-enact that same feeling of success, achievement and liberation in your waking life. What did you see below you? Did you see people and places that you have distanced yourself from in waking life? If you didn’t get to the top, did you retrace your steps? If you did reach the summit, your dream mind may be urging you to reconsider your goals.... The Element Encyclopedia
Pink is traditionally associated with young girls, romantic love and well-being (it is said that you are ‘in the pink’ when you feel at your best).
If pink features in your dream, do any of the above reflect the circumstances or hopes and dreams in your waking life? In particular, pink is associated with unconditional love and some dream interpreters link the color with powers of healing or with the heart chakra (a center of spiritual energy). A pink window or door may therefore suggest an unexplored opportunity for happiness. Pink clothes may suggest that the dreamer longs to be wrapped in love by someone in waking life. Pink flowers suggest positive and loving friendships. A pink face may be a sign of emotional honesty. A pink cupboard may be related to the idea that you are storing love for someone, perhaps waiting for the right moment to reveal and express it. Keywords: love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection, kindness. Being in love or healing through love is also implied with this color.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
Hopes and wishes depicted in the most idealized, quixotic form. Be aware, however, that such perfection is rarely achieved in waking hours. So, ask yourself if you’re expecting too much too soon from a situation or other people.... The Language of Dreams