The meaning of Ritual in dream | Dream interpretation


Depth Psychology: Watching rituals: try to be less formal in your everyday dealings and don’t use empty phrases. See Ceremony.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

A ritual is any activity that is imbued with a deep intention and is often a symbol for something in and of itself.

If your dream feels like it has a ritualistic sensibility, there may be a call to turn to the more spiritual side of your nature and the part of life that feels mysterious. Some dreams that feature ritual settings feel dark or scary and may reflect feeling overwhelmed by things you don’t readily understand.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

also see Ceremony and Religious Imagery

1- Rituals can range from the ‘sublime to the ridiculous’. They are actions which are repeated over and over again in order to achieve a certain result.

2- Such rituals as getting up in the morning, because they are habits, simply have the purpose of getting us focused. Religious rituals have taken on a life of their own and help concentrate the power of the many. Magical rituals have become ‘power centres’ in their own right.

3- Spiritually we are able to focus our energies in such a way that we can work for the Greater Good.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of a ritual are auspicious and fortuitous as they signify that you are evoking the sacred within yourself, acknowledging the power of the mystical and magical that is inherent within ordinary moments. Your dream is giving you the message to take care of yourself as you emerge into this next phase of your life. See Ceremony, Rite of Passage and Medicine Wheel.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

If the piece of ritual is not commonplace (a handshake, for instance) but dramatic and solemn, it is almost certainly symbolic of some process of personal development that you should now be committing yourself to and which may involve a relinquishing of old attitudes.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

On the surface, it points to habitual behavior, even though rituals are important and bring deeper meaning to life. This symbol can be pointing to something that has become rigid, as well as to something lively and meaningful. See Rule, Wealth.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Rituals symbolize transitions in life. Also, they make up a representation that invites you to escape the limits imposed but the conscience. In this sense, you can enjoy the wide world of your imagination. According to Carl Jung’s studies, in dreams, images of fertility rites emerge in the collective subconscious. In this manner, the dream tries to separate the subconscious from the conscience so that you can connect with your most instinctive you.

Shamanic rituals bring the individual to a state where the dreamer develops prophetic and clairvoyant powers. So, it is recommended to take note of the dreams upon waking, in case they contained premonitory information.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

See ceremony.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

This dream may represent one’s commitment to an ideal or to a relationship.

It is symbolic of a ceremony that may be expressing the dreamer’s change in attitudes or some other major change in their life.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Ritual Dreams | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Ritual

CEREMONY / RITUAL

also see Religious Imagery

1- When we dream of taking part in a ceremony or religious ritual we are conscious of a new attitude or skill that is needed or an important change which is taking place in our lives.

2- Any major life change has a profound effect on the dreamer and this is very often shown in dream form as a ceremony.

3- Ceremonies and rituals are used for initiation, deeper awareness and to establish new order.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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CEREMONY, RITUAL

Example: ‘A ritual began whereby a laige knife was drawn and a few deep cuts were made to both our faces. I put my hands to my face and saw them covered with blood, crying and crying’ (OS). Similar to initiation. In the example the girl is with her boyfriend; she may thus have been ‘initiated’ into sexual activity, sex with her boyfriend has changed her image of herself.

A ritual depicts important change, such as entrance into puberty; deeper levels of oneself; new attitudes or skills; just as marnage is an entrance into a new type of life and social situation. From the wider sense of self our unconscious has, things are seen as important which consciously we feel are trivial.

A ceremony in a dream brings such things to our atten­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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PILGRIMAGE RITUALS

(See ‘Arafat; Circumambulation; Cradle of Ismail; Ka’aba; Mina; Muzdalifa; Pelting stones; Responding; Sa’i; Station ofAbraham; ‘Umrali)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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RITE / RITUAL

Spiritually we are able to focus our energies in such a way that we can work for the greater good. Repetition helps to concentrate the power we are calling on, whatever our system of belief, and is used in prayer and in mantra.

A rite is a customary form for a religious ceremony and in dreams is only distinguishable from a ritual in that it is given credence by its long usage. Such a rite would be that of baptism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RITE / RITUAL

Psychological / emotional perspective: Such rituals as getting up in the morning, because they are habits, simply have the purpose of getting us focused. Religious rituals have taken on a life of their own and help concentrate the power of the many. Magical rituals have become ‘power centres’ in their own right.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RITE / RITUAL

Material aspects: Rituals can range from the ‘sublime to the ridiculous’. They are actions that are repeated over and over again in order to achieve a certain result. In dreams, such an action can be a comfort mechanism or a way of learning a required behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Magical ritual often concentrates on the union of two polarities – male and female, drive and receptivity. Ancient religions symbolized this in the sacred marriage and many dreams – particularly as we begin exploring spirituality – echo this. Men will most often play the role of priest and women as priestess in such dreams – that is, fulfilling their gender roles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RITE / RITUAL

You might like to consult the entries for baptism, ceremony, magic / magician, mantra and ziggurat, as well as the information on spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RITUAL ABLUTION

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RITUAL BATH

(Ablution; Ghusul; Ritual ablution; Wash)A ritual bath (arb. Ghusul. Islamic Law) is customarily performed on a festival day, or before the Friday congregational prayers, before starting a pilgrimage, after recovering from an illness, or is necessitated by the emission of sperms either during one’s sleep or following a marital intercourse.

A ritual ablution is also given to a deceased person before his funeral and burial, or otherwise is taken by the undertaker himself after washing the dead.

To take a ritual ablution in a dream before the Friday congregational prayers means purifying oneself, washing oneself from sin, repenting from sin, serving one’s parents, or being true to one’s friends. Taking a ritual ablution for any of the above reason during the wintertime and using cold water in the dream means distress, trouble or a sickness. Ifhot water is used, then it means profits, benefits and recovering from sickness. Taking a ritual ablution in a dream before attending a festival means getting married. Taking a ritual ablution after seeing either a solar or a lunar eclipses in a dream means an adversity, and the same applies if one takes a ritual ablution in a dream before the prayers of asking for rain.

To take a ritual ablution after washing a deceased person in a dream means abandoning one’s association with heedless people.

If the person who performs such an ablution is mentally deranged, it means that he will wake-up cured from his condition. Taking a ritual ablution prior to joining the sacred pilgrimage in a dream means happiness, success, victory over one’s enemy, paying one’s debts, or reuniting with one’s beloveds. Taking a ritual ablution before circumambulating the sacred House in Mecca in a dream means working for one’s livelihood, serving rich people, or caring for one’s wife and parents.

If a sick person sees himself taking a ritual ablution then putting on a new garment in a dream, it means that he will soon recover from his illness. Taking a ritual ablution in a dream also could mean the release of a prisoner, payment of one’s debts, dispelling one’s distress, or it could mean richness, prosperity, attending the sacred pilgrimage in Mecca, or having a successful business.

If one does not put a new garment after taking his ritual ablution in the dream, it means that he will be able to lighten his burdens, or recover his good health. Walking into a pond, or descending a well, or stepping into a bathtub to take a bath in a dream means marriage. Washingoneselfwith soap during such an ablution means dispensing of one’s debts, or dispelling one’s stress. Washing one’s garment after taking a Gllusul in a dream means correcting one’s conduct, pursuing the correct religious life, paying one’s debts, or washing away one’s filth.

If one sees a deceased person washing himself before his burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Giving a ritual ablution to a deceased person in a dream also means that someone will repent for his sins at the hand of the undertaker.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothes for him in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or to pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to pay his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to do him justice.

If one does fulfills the deceased person’s wish and washes his clothes for him in the dream, it means the redemption of such a person.

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RITUAL IMPURITY

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RITUALS AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

Each of the symbols that appear in a religious dream should be taken into account as each will contribute in some way to its meaning. Their significance is likely to accord with your religious faith but whether you are religious or not, the interpretation tends to be similar.

If you were reading, hearing, singing or chanting from a religious book, manuscript, sacred scripture or text such as the Bible or Koran, your dreaming mind is highlighting your desire to know the truth or the answer to a question that is on your mind. You may feel the need for some kind of guidance and your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to the problem or issue on your mind before it gets any worse. Dreams about praying also reflect a feeling of helplessness and the need for guidance in waking life.

If you attended a religious ceremony or rite or were part of a congregation in your dream, your feelings about this are crucial.

If you felt uplifted and comforted, this suggests that you feel at peace with your moral code; but if your attitude was one of rebellion or anger, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality, as you are currently being stifled by the restrictions of your belief system. Alternatively, if you are not allowed to participate in your dream ritual, you may be harboring feelings of guilt because you have broken some important rules. As ceremonies are used to attain deeper awareness and to establish a new order, another interpretation suggests that dream ceremonies and rituals refer to major life changes or new attitudes in your waking life that are having a profound effect on you. Religious processions and carnivals in dreams reflect a need to stimulate your imagination and perhaps increase your faith

A dream of visiting a religious place may be commenting on the lack of spirituality in your life; this is especially so if the church, mosque, chapel, temple, cathedral or religious site was peaceful and calming, as it suggests that you need to seek out a place where you can feel secure and reflect on your waking life.

If you dreamed of a crypt or religious burial ground, this may be suggesting that your spiritual self is buried.

If the religious site or building was in ruins, you need to consider which aspect of your spiritual life is crumbling away.

If you heard church bells or religious music in your dream, this suggests a desire to expand your spirit

A dream that features baptism or an initiation of some kind suggests spiritual renewal or a new life for the dreamer.

If you were baptized and given a new name, this indicates a new start; the significance of that name will be important.

If you attended the baptism of a baby, this may represent an idea or project you are working on and for which you need approval.

If you were blessed in your dream, this suggests approval of some kind of action or attitude in your waking life. Blasphemy, on the other hand, reflects irreverence or insults of some kind in your waking life.

If you dream of taking Holy Communion, because in real life this is a form of blessing for forgiveness and renewal, in dreams it represents sacred sharing.

If bread and wine appears in your dream, these refer to the basic needs in your life. As always, your feelings in the dream are important. Did you feel comforted or anxious? If you dream of a crusade, this suggests that you need to fight for or against something or someone in your waking life. See also GATHERINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RITUALS OF THE PILGRIMAGE

(See ‘Arafat; Circumambulation; Cradle of Ismail; Ka’aba; Mina; Muzdalifa; Pelting stones; Responding; Sa’i; Station ofAbraham; ‘Umrah)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY

Priests, rabbis, popes, cardinals, priestesses, lamas, gurus, yogis, Jedi knights, monks, mullahs, nuns and curates are all symbols of spiritual authority in dreams and in some cases they represent your own spiritual wisdom. The key to interpreting their appearance in a dream is the message or feeling they convey to you.

If you were uneasy because the message was an unwelcome reminder of a duty you have neglected, your dreaming mind may be urging you to take positive action that will transform your spiritual well-being. Such figures may also stand for parental disapproval or advice; perhaps you are yearning for some moral certainties and direction in your waking life. According to ancient dream-lore, any dream concerning a priest is a fortunate one. In particular, it means the end of a quarrel.... The Element Encyclopedia

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SPIRITUAL GATHERING

(Admonition; Fellowship; Gathering; Meeting; Religious meeting) If one who does not qualify to be a spiritual leader or a scholar sees himself holding a religious gathering and admonishing people to do good and to forbid evil in a dream, it means distress and an illness which he is praying hard for it to be lifted by God’s leave. However, ifhe does speak wisdom during such a spiritual gathering in his dream, it means praying hard to have one’s distress and illness lifted by God’s leave. Consequently, and God willing, he will recover from his illness and be able to dispel his adversities. His condition will change from tightness to abundance. He will repay his debts and overcome his oppressors.

If one sees a spiritual gathering where God’s Name is glorified, the holy Qur’an is read and wisdom is spoken in his dream, it means that such a place will be established as a spiritual center or as a mosque. Such a place will also become a center where spiritual leaders and governors will gather and speak.

If love songs of light nature are played during such a gathering in a dream, it means that falsehood will overtake such a place. Ifone sees himselfsitting in the center stage, in the middle oflearned people and religious scholars in a dream, it means that he will receive a greater knowledge and honor in his life.

A gathering that involves a court case, or a marriage in a dream represents an unknown adversity that will safely pass. Admonishing people in a public gathering in a dream means that one’s command will be obeyed. Sitting in the center stage in a spiritual gathering in a dream represents one’s station or rank, or it could represent one’s wife, child, property, or personal secretary. Anything that happens to such a gathering in the dream may reflect on any of them.

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SPIRITUAL GUIDE

(See Army’s flag; Minaret; Spiritual gathering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPIRITUAL IMAGERY

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SPIRITUAL LEADER

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SPIRITUAL OR MYSTICAL DREAMS

Tibetan Buddhists call these‘dreams of clarity’ because such dreams go beyond everyday situations and concerns into a space of‘the divine’. You may wake up from such a dream with a feeling of awe and unreality, knowing that something special and mystical has transpired.

The more you focus on the spiritual aspects of your waking life, the more likely it is that you will have a mystical, visionary or spiritual dream. The Tibetan dream yoga tradition, in common with other Eastern practices, encourages daily meditation and other self- awareness rituals to help clear the mind so that you may be open to receiving spiritual dreams during sleep.

Spiritual dreams are often categorized in several ways: Numinous dreams are dreams in which you can achieve practically anything, since you possess‘numen’, or divine power. Transpersonal dreams are those in which you go beyond personal concerns into a concern for the needs of all humanity. Transcendent and spiritual dreams are those in which you make contact with higher or divine knowledge; in such dreams, you might interact with angels, spirits, gurus or other divine messengers and learn profound lessons about ultimate human values, such as compassion, courage and selfdiscipline.

Scrooge’s dream in A Christmas Carol is a classic example of a spiritual dream. As was the case with Scrooge, a spiritual dream leaves you feeling inspired, motivated, filled with hope and at peace. Many dream experts believe that these special dreams have the ability to give your life new meaning and offer a higher perspective on life in general. Spiritual dreams stand out and are rarely forgotten. It is not uncommon to glean incredible insight from this type of dream, information that assists you in various areas throughout the rest of your life. Spiritual dreams are most likely to occur during the following periods in your life:

1. Before a significant change.

2. Before or during a shift in your perception about yourself and your life.

3. After a commitment to something meaningful has been expressed and is genuinely being pursued.

4. Following a major loss or change.

5. When becoming more aware of yourself, your circumstances, your life.

6. During emotional and spiritual breakthroughs, such as taking a class, attending therapy, practicing yoga or meditation.

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