Winter Night | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Winter Night


NIGHT

(1) Night is a common symbol of the unconscious; the ‘dark’ other side of your personality; the primitive or negative (‘evil’) aspects of yourself. See also Evil.

(2) A night journey, and especially a sea journey, may symbolize a ‘journey5 into the unconscious, or the process of individuation, or its second phase.

(3) If moonlight is in evidence, see Moon.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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NIGHTMARES

see Escape, Fear, Flight (= Fleeing)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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WINTER

(see also Dead / Death, Ice)

Winter may symbolize decline or death, physical or metaphorical.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DAY AND NIGHT

day

Example: It was a beautiful hot sunny day, and I was in a children’s playground talking to a woman I knew vaguely’ (Kim B). Mostly our mood. In the example Kim feels bright and cheerful.

An overcast day would be the reverse. Also be­ing conscious, seeing’ what we are doing, our waking experi­ence. See light; time of day.

night

Example: I was creeping through a field at night. In darkness I and others were trying to accomplish some secret act, rather as spies or underground agents might’ (Tom). Simi­lar to dark. Usually the unconscious, dark or little-sensed ar­eas of oneself. In the example the secrecy occurs because pans of Tom’s childhood experience were ‘hidden’ behind the forgetfulness or unconsciousness of emotional hurt. Also loneliness; areas of subtly felt urges or feelings. And some­times freedom; we may be constrained by the social or moral rules we apply to ourself during the ‘day’ or waking con­sciousness, but on the edge of consciousness, or in sleep, we find a wonderful freedom which allows us escape. Sometimes shown by escaping from a house at night and running away. See dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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NIGHT

See day and night; time of day; dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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NIGHT

Example: Three of us were on our way to a lively night out and I suggested a short cut through Richmond Park’ (Jasmine C). In Jasmine’s dream the night depicts her feelings of relaxation, pleasure and sexual encounter. This aspect of night also suggests feeling the absence of the workaday world; time for reflection and being by oneself; intimacy with others; introspection.

Example: ‘It was a very dark night with thunder and light­ning, heavy rain and high winds. I am in a waiting room at Heathrow airport’ (Mrs W). Night in this dream shows a pe­riod of difficult change in the dreamer’s life. It represents a period of darkness or depression, loneliness; difficulties; sometimes negative feelings about old age and death.

Example: ‘I was creeping through a field at night. In dark­ness I and others were trying to accomplish some secret act, rather as spies or underground agents might. I also remember another where I was near a house at night. There was some special reason for getting to the house. Again an “agent” son of feeling’ (Sam K). Sam is experiencing areas of his uncon­scious or unknown self, thus the secrecy, as he probably has hidden something from himself. This aspect of night suggests turning our attention inwards to an extent where we discover insights, memories or mysteries which were previously un­known to us. These can be painful areas of our experience, or very positive and life enhancing realisations. It depicts the times in life when feelings arise from within when we are alone, or in a receptive mood—or go in search of who we are.

Idioms: it’s about time; all in good lime; at one time; do time, for the time being; half the time, gain time, have no time for someone; lean times; time after time, time flies; behind the times; big time. See dark; light; sun. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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NIGHTMARES

Many dreams lead us to feel an intensity of emotion we may seldom if ever feel in waking life.

If the emotions felt are frightening or disgusting we call the dream a nightmare. One of the common features of a nightmare is that we are desperately trying to get away from the situation; feel stuck in a terrible condition; or on waking feel enormous relief that it was just a dream. Because of the intensity of a nightmare we remember it long after other dreams; even if we seldom ever recall other dreams, even worry about what it means.

As so many dreams have been investigated in depth, using such varied approaches as hypnosis, exploration of associa­tions and emotional content, and LSD psychotherapy, in which the person can explore usually unconscious memories, imagery and feelings, we can be certain we know what night­mares are. They arise from six main causes.

Unconscious memories of intense emotions, such as those arising in a child being left in a hospital without its mother. Example: see second example in dark.

Intense anxiety produced—but not fully released at the time—by external situations such as involvement in war scenes, sexual assault (this applies to males as well as females, as they are frequently assaulted). Example: ‘A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy.

To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy.

The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming’ (Terry F). When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child—the boy in the dream—during the bombing of the Second World War. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Un­derstanding his fears, he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.

Childhood fears, such as loss of parent, being lost or abandoned, fear of attack by stranger or parent, anxiety about own internal drives.

Many nightmares in adults have a similar source, namely fear connected with internal drives such as aggression, sexuality and the process of growth and change, such as encounter with adolescence, loss of sexual characteristics, old age and death. Example: see third example in doors under house, buildings.

Serious illness. Example: ‘I dream night after night that a cat is gnawing at my throat’ (male from Landscapes of the Night).

The dreamer had developing cancer of the throat. These physical illness dreams are not as common as the other classes of nightmare.

Precognition of fateful events. Example: My husband, a pilot in the RAF, had recently lost a friend in an air crash. He woke one morning very troubled—he is usually a very positive person. He told me he had dreamt his friend was flying a black jet, and wanted my husband to fly with him.

Although a simple dream, my husband could not shake off the dark feelings. Shortly afterwards his own jet went down and he was killed in the crash’ (Anon.).

Understanding the causes of nightmares enables us to deal with them.

The things we run from in the nightmare need to be met while we are awake. We can do this by sitting and imagining ourselves back in the dream and facing or meeting what we were frightened of. Terry imagined himself opening the door he was fighting to keep closed. In doing this and remaining quiet he could feel the childhood feelings arising. Once he recognised them for what they were, the terror went out of them.

A young woman told me she had experienced a recurring nightmare of a piece of cloth touching her face. She would scream and scream and wake her family. One night her brother sat with her and made her meet those feelings de­picted by the cloth. When she did so she realised it was her grandmother’s funeral shroud. She cried about the loss of her grandmother, felt her feelings about death, and was never troubled again by the nightmare.

The techniques given in dream processing will help in meeting such feelings. Even the simple act of imagining ourselves back in the nightmare and facing the frightening thing will begin the process of changing our relationship with our internal fears. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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WINTER

Emotional coldness; an unfruitful period of one’s life; old age; death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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NIGHTTIME

If a scene in a dream takes place at night, it signifies exploring what is hidden or shadowed in the subconscious. Nighttime may reflect your unconscious concerns versus your conscious concerns.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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KNIGHT

Symbolic of a person you think highly of or have a romantic interest in ... Christian Dream Symbols

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MIDNIGHT

A reminder to thank and praise God continually, Ps. 119:62.

The middle of the night can also be a call to pray and stand on guard against spiritual enemies ... Christian Dream Symbols

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NIGHT

Symbolic of danger or an enemy, Job 24:14, Ps. 55:10. Night can also symbolize worldly living, Jn. 8:12... Christian Dream Symbols

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NIGHTCLUB

Symbolic of foolish behavior, Eccl. 7:4... Christian Dream Symbols

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WINTER

Symbolic of peace, tranquility, or a late stage in a person’s life ... Christian Dream Symbols

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GAME NIGHT

A social gathering to enjoy the spirit of competition in a fun atmosphere is at the heart of game night. As a symbol, it represents the need to express the fundamental drive to compete and win but to do so in a way that is harmless and playful. Game night in a dream may be pointing to a buildup of stressors and drives that need release in a constructive manner.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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KNIGHT

A knight relates to the warrior archetype.

The warrior divides the world into two camps: right and wrong. He is the defender of the innocent and can be called upon to right any wrong.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHTMARES

These are the important dreams that help us maintain emotional and psychological balance and equilibrium in the face of stress and fear. Nightmares are those frightening and often very memorable dreams that can wake you up and leave you riddled with anxiety. While there may be underlying neurological causes for nightmares, for the most part they are simply a common experience in the world of dreams; sooner or later, you are likely to have one. There are many emerging theories about the neurological structure of nightmares and what some of the value of having them might be with regard to stress and psychic balance. However, these don’t address the question that most people want an answer to, and that is, what causes them? Of course, the answer to that question is that we still don’t really know what causes nightmares, or any dreams for that matter. We do know that there are some medications that can impact the quality and intensity of dreams, including the frequency of nightmares. There are plenty of old wives’ tales associated with activities that can supposedly bring them on, such as eating red meat or other heavy foods before going to sleep. There are even those who believe the direction you lie in while you sleep can cause bad dreams. These are not, however, proven scientific facts, nor are they validated by my personal experience of interpreting thousands of dreams over many years. Nightmares are not easily forgotten, and the residual emotional reaction they sometimes generate can often linger in our conscious awareness far longer than the fond memories of our more pleasant dreams. However, this inherent capacity to remember them often makes them easy to work with. Additionally, people are sometimes highly motivated to understand them because of the upset they can create.

If dreams are indeed messages from the unconscious, a nightmare is one way it has of telling us to pay attention, as there may be shadow material coming up. This always means there is something important to learn.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHTTIME

Nighttime is the feminine side of the day. Because there is darkness at night, any dream that takes place at night is rooted in the shadow and pertains to the hidden aspect of your nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHT

A state of obscurity... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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NIGHTMARE

The fear and distress is real, but can be overcome by seeking spiritual wisdom... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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WINTER

Figurative of cold, hard times... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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NIGHT

A dream of a clear, starry night, with a full moon, is an omen of positive things to come.

A dark, cloudy night with no moon represents the dreamer’s fears. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what the fears are.

If in the dream the night is hindering the dreamer, he should expect obstacles and delays in something dear to him. Astrological and Tarot parallel: The Moon.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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DAWN / DAY AND NIGHT

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream. There is a gradual awareness rather than a blinding flash of illumination.

A new dawn can bring a great sense of hope. Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to us to decide what opposition there is in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DAWN / DAY AND NIGHT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we are aware of the passage of time, of darkness or difficulty passing and perhaps the need to mark or celebrate this in some way. We often differentiate between two states in dreams, and the contrast between day and night highlights this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DAWN / DAY AND NIGHT

Material aspects: To dream of a dawn or a new day represents a new beginning or a new awareness in circumstances around us. We are looking for different ways of dealing with old situations.

Dreaming of both day and night indicates the cycle of time or of changes that will inevitably take place. Sometimes indication is given of the nature of a period of time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KNIGHT

A knight is a follower, or someone who has taken an oath of allegiance. Hence in dreams such a figure signifies initiation, in order to develop our finer spiritual qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KNIGHT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, the knight in a dream signifies the guiding principle. He is that part of ourselves that is sometimes known as the higher self, the spirit guiding the physical.

The black knight is often seen as the embodiment of evil.

It is interesting that often the white knight appears with his visor up, whereas the black knight appears with his visor down.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KNIGHT

Material aspects: In pragmatic terms, a project or task may require dedication and focus. Since a knight is expected to show loyalty he may appear signifying this in dreams. Being made a knight in the modern day is still considered to be something of an honour and may have this meaning in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KNIGHT

Gives gender - specific: A knight appearing in a dream, particularly a woman’s, can have the obvious connotation of a romantic liaison: the knight in shining armour. This actually is a manifestation of her own animus – her own inner masculine – and is to do with her search for perfection. In a man’s dream it indicates he may be searching for the hero in himself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KNIGHT

You might also like to consult the entries for camelot, castle, hero / heroine and quest as well as the information on hero in archetypes in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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NIGHT

Night symbolizes the intense darkness that occurs before rebirth or initiation. There is a disintegration, which has to occur before there can be any possibility of enlightenment. Night can also signify death or drastic change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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NIGHT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Physiologically, night is a time when the body is supposed to be renewing itself. Dreams at different times of the night may highlight emotions formerly associated with various organs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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NIGHT

Material aspects: Night signifies a period of rest and relaxation, both in dreams and in ordinary life. It can, however, also suggest a time of chaos and difficulty. More positively, it is a period that allows us to create a new beginning with the dawning of the new day. Used constructively, night is, therefore, the fallow period before fresh growth. Also consult also the entries for dawn / day and night and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PYJAMAS / NIGHTCLOTHES

Pyjamas or any type of nightclothes suggest relaxation and hence openness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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WINTER

Within the cycle of nature, winter can represent a time of lying fallow before rebirth; hence winter can mean death as part of the inevitable spiritual cycle of death and rebirth. You might also like to consult the entries for autumn, ice / icebergs / icicles, seasons, spring, snow and summer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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WINTER

Psychological / emotional perspective: At a period in our lives when we are emotionally cold, images associated with winter – such as ice and snow – can highlight the appropriateness, or otherwise, of the way we feel. In clairvoyance, the seasons can also indicate a time of year when something may happen.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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WINTER

Material aspects: In dreams, winter can represent a time in our lives that is unfruitful. It can also represent old age, a time when our energy is running down.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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NIGHT CLUB

To dream that you are enjoying yourself in a night club signifies a future event in your social life.

To dream that you are in a dimly-lit and gloomy night club denotes an end to a romance and/or a possible financial problem.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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NIGHTINGALE

To dream of a singing nightingale denotes an attractive and wholesome environment.

To dream of a silent nightingale means a spat among friends most likely due to miscommunication.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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KNIGHT

A knight in a dream can mean that the dreamer is looking for a “knight in shining armor” as a mate or a savior. It can also mean that the dreamer possesses the sterling qualities revealed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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NIGHT

Dreaming about the darkness of the night often indicates that situations are not clear or need to be put to rest before accurate decisions can be made.

If nighttime indicates pleasure to the dreamer, then recreation and entertainment may be in order.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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NIGHTMARE

Too much indulgence in the things that cause upset to the mind, the body, or the spirit is indicated by nightmares, indicating it is time to cut back, identify problems, and reorganize one’s lifestyle.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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WINTER

A winter dreamscape could indicate the dreamer’s favorite time of the year for fun and frolic. However, winter is also a season in which many people experience depression.

This dream could indicate an emotional withdrawal from a personal relationship or a withdrawing of one’s emotional investment in the workplace.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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KNIGHT

Vision: If you are the knight: your friends are going out of their way to support you in your present difficult situation. Seeing a knight: be prepared for a fight—in your personal life as well as on the job.

Depth Psychology: The knight is either a sign that you need protection right now, or that you are very chivalrous toward another person. See Armor, Castle.... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHT

Vision: Wandering around in the night: a warning about “invisible” dangers.

The night might also represent an uncertain future.

A starlit night means you’re on the right path. See Darkness.

Depth Psychology: Night is always a period of transition, with the promise that morning will always follow. It also symbolizes dangers lurking in our unconscious. See Evening, Morning, Noon.... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHT WATCHMAN

Vision: Seeing a night watchman: take better care of your property; if you lend something to someone you will never see it again.

If you are the night watchman: your domestic tranquility is in danger.

Depth Psychology: 1’he night watchman represents your insecurities and helplessness. You want to place your responsibilities in the hands of a guardian or trusted person. But the dream could mean also that you refuse to let anyone interfere in your affairs.... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHTCLUB

Vision + Depth Psychology: Seeing or being in a nightclub: you are traveling in bad company and spend too much money on things you don’t need.

The dream might also be a warning about falling prey to temptations that you will later regret. Be careful!... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHTINGALE

Vision: Seeing or hearing a nightingale is a good omen for your private and professional life. Seeing a nightingale in a cage: someone would love to “clip your wings,” control, or even “own” you. Depth Psychology: See Bird.... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHTSHIRT, NIGHTGOWN

Vision: Seeing someone in a nightshirt: you insist on trying to hide your true character. Is the nightshirt clean or dirty, beautiful or torn? See Clothes.

Depth Psychology: The nightshirt or nightgown indicates hidden erotic desires and needs. It could also point to your own character and that of the people wearing the gown.... Dreamers Dictionary

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WINTER

Vision: Dreaming about winter: stagnation and worries will be over soon—spring is close at hand in all areas of your life. Experiencing winter: stay put—now is not the time to make new plans or start big projects. See Cold, Ice.

Depth Psychology: A bitter, cold winter reflects loneliness and emotional stress. Maybe your feelings are running cold right now (you have been putting them on hold)? Often dreams about winter are a sign that you need to step back for a while—but spring will always follow !... Dreamers Dictionary

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NIGHTMARES

Children, especially, are prone to nightmares. Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8.

People with anxiety disorder might also experience what experts term “night terrors”. These are actually panic attacks that occur in sleep.

It is especially difficult to remember these types of dreams since they conjure up terrifying images that we would just as soon forget.

In poetic myth, the Nightmare is actually a “small nettlesome mare, not more than thirteen hands high, of the breed familiar with the Elgin marbles: cream-colored, clean- limbed, with a long head, bluish eye, flowing mane and tail.” Her nests, called mares’ nests, “when one comes across them in dreams, lodged in rock-clefs or the branches of enormous hollow yews, are built of carefully chosen twigs lined with white horse-hair and the plumage of prophetic birds and littered with the jaw-bones and entrails of poets.”

Thus, in a pagan world of myth and blood sacrifice, the Nightmare was a cruel, fearful creature. Our modern word nightmare derives from the Middle English nihtmare (from niht, night, and mare, demon), an evil spirit believed to haunt and suffocate sleeping people. And so, in today’s world, when we speak of a nightmare we mean a frightening dream accompanied by a sensation of oppression and helplessness.

The blood-thirsty aspect of the mythic Nightmare, however, can give a good clue about nightmares in general, for in psychodynamic terms nightmares are graphic depictions of raw, primitive emotions such as aggression and rage that have not been incorporated into the conscious psyche. Thus we tend to encounter these “ugly” aspects of our unconscious lives as terrifying dream images in whose presence we feel completely helpless.

Nightmares are quite common in childhood because this is a time of our emotional development when we all have to come to terms with, well, raw, primitive emotions such as aggression and rage.

Traumatic nightmares can also occur as one of the many symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Repetitive, intrusive nightmares following a trauma often contain symbolic themes that mirror the original trauma and relate to threat to life, threat of abandonment or death, or loss of identity.

Therefore, traumatic nightmares need to be treated differently than other dreams. It’s not enough just to “know” intellectually the psychological reasons why you have these nightmares. An event is traumatic because it disrupts your previously secure—and illusory—sense of “self.” And so, to heal from a trauma, you must take the initiative to make conscious changes in your life to accommodate the traumatic shattering of your illusions about life and identity.

Some believe that nightmares have a physiological nature as well. Edgar Cayce believed that Nightmares, which bring with them an inability to move or cry out, usually indicate the wrong diet. To end the nightmarish dreams change your diet.

We found a technique online that can help people who suffer from recurrent nightmares. It is not meant to be a cure-all. It is just a suggested treatment to deal with frightening nightmares. The idea is to use this therapy every night until the nightmare has been resolved. It is called Imagery Rehearsal Therapy.

Here are the steps of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy:

  • Write out the text of the nightmare. Tell the story, no matter how frightening, in as much detail as you can remember.
  • Create a new ending for the nightmare story and write it out. Be careful, however, to make the new ending peaceful. Remember that the nightmare is grounded in emotions such as raw anger that have been provoked by a trauma. The point of a new ending is to “tame” the emotions, not merely vent them in violence and revenge.
  • Rehearse the new version of the story in your imagination each night just before going to sleep. Do this as close as possible to your falling asleep without any other activity between the rehearsal and sleep.
  • Perform a relaxation exercise. Do this immediately after the rehearsal, as a way to fall asleep peacefully. You may use any technique with which you are familiar. This could be meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises.The “cousin” of nightmares is disturbing dreams with unpleasant images.
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NIGHT

To dream of night shows that you will encounter obstacles in reaching your goals or some serious setbacks. This kind of prognostication must be tempered by all the aspects in the dream and other things used to offset the adverse effects such as: Clear and bright moonlight, stars and celestial bodies seen clearly, and , of course, the dreamers feelings. See also dark for more.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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NIGHTCLUB

To be in a nightclub with lots of fun going on augers well for your social life and connections in the near future.

If the nightclub is dimly lit and depressing, you can expect the end of a love affair, or a financial crisis.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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CAR, MIDNIGHT BLUE

worry about future lifestyle.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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KNIGHT

An honorable disagreement with another.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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SNOWED OVERNIGHT

Cleaning and cleansing negativity.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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NEGLIGEE / NIGHTGOWN

For a woman to dream that she is dressed in nothing but her negligee means that she has a secret that she is fearful of having discovered.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTGOWN

See Negligee / Nightgown.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTMARE

You are guided by foolish persons. Beware of such people. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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NIGHT AND DAY

whoever sees that he has left from the darkness into the light, and is from the people of righteousness then he will leave from neediness [and go] into wealth / sufficiency. As for the light which is the day then it is interpreted by: right guidance. And the beginning of the day, is interpreted by: the beginning of the matter which he asks for. Its middle and last parts are compared against that.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

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CHESS KNIGHT

In a dream, seeing the Knight signifies contracts, deals and money. It also could mean cheating, or the death of a sick person.

(Also see Chess; Chessboard; Chessmen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KNIGHT

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KNIGHTHOOD

(See Raiment)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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MOONLESS NIGHT

(See Night)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT

(Darkness; Heedlessness; Ignorance) In a dream, a moonless night represents lack of work, stagnation, or losing one’s job.

If one sees the whole world in the dark and the moon is still radiant in the skies in a dream, it means that the governor will temporarily relinquish his entire duties to his chief minister or secretary, and that thieves and robbers will cluster around them for business.

If one then sees the daylight in his dream, it means that such an adversity will pass.

If people are under siege in the dream and the daylight dawns after a long dark night in a dream, it means that their siege will be lifted.

If people are suffering from high prices and someone sees that dream, it means that prices will go back to normal.

If they are suffering from tyranny, it too will pass.

The night in a dream also means marital relations, while the day means separation between them. In a dream, the darkness of night also represents heedlessness and particularly if one witnesses thunder and lightning in his dream. Seeing a complete darkness inside one’s house in a dream means taking a long journey.

The night and the day in a dream represent two adverse rulers, or two competitors or adversaries.

The night in a dream also represents an atheist, while the day in a dream represents a believer.

The night in a dream also signifies comfort and rest, while the day means toiling and hardships. In a dream, the night also means sexual pleasures, while the day means divorce or separation.

The night in a dream signifies economic stagnation, while the day means business, travels and hypocrisy.

If the night in a dream is interpreted to represent the ocean, then the day means land.

The night in a dream also means death, while the day represents life and resurrection.

The night and the day together may represent the two guardian angels who record each person’s deeds and who are God’s witnesses.

If a sick person sees the dawn in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness, or die from it. Ifhe is imprisoned, it means that he will be released.

If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins.

If he is a merchant and his business is not moving, it means that his merchandise will be finally sold.

The nightfall at the end of the day in a dream also could mean the opposite. Seeing the night in a dream also denotes constant changes in one’s life, poverty, hunger, starvation, or death.

The night and the day in a dream also represent wisdom and protocols, or indulging in something one will regret.

The nightfall in a dream also may denote changing times, or changing trends.

The night in a dream also could represent an African woman, while the day may represent a Caucasian woman, or a pregnant woman.

The night in a dream also represents the evening gown, while the day represents work.

The night in a dream also means veiling one’s difficulties and taking refuge in a safe place, except if the one seeing the dream is a traveller, then the night in his dream means injustice and ignorance.

The night in a dream also denotes devotion, holding a night vigil, attaining one’s goal, or meeting with one’s beloveds.

(Also see Darkness; Evening; Moon; Night ofpower)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT GUARD

Standing as a night guard in a dream means obeying God’s commands and following the avenues of righteousness.

If a sick person sees himself returning from his night guard shift in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT OF POWER

(The night in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed.) Seeing and experiencing the night of power in a dream means that one’s wish will come true, even if one desired a kingdom or a great treasure.

The same interpretation applies for seeing a celebration of the night of the Nocturnal Journey during which the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, ascended to the heavens to meet his Lord.

The same interpretation is given to seeing the Friday eve in one’s dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTFALL

(See Darkness; Evening; Night)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTINGALE

In a dream, a nightingale represents a wealthy man or a wealthy woman.

It is also interpreted as having a son in his early childhood who recites the holy Qur’an beautifully.

If one sees himself as a nightingale in a dream, it means that he depends on his assistant to provide professional advice, wisdom and good management of his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTINGALE

It represents a bless baby boy or a loyal servant or slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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THE MOON OF THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE LUNAR MONTH

If a person sees the crescent of the first night of the lunar month, but in reality it is not the first day of the lunar month, one of the following interpretations could be given : (a) he will been entrusted with someduty pertaining to governing of the land or country, (9) a child will be born in his home,(c) a missing person will return, (d) some new event will occur.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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AS A NIGHTMARE

Feeling overburdened, fear of the difficulties ahead. Descending into an abyss means paying attention to the unconscious, because that is where the reason for the present difficulties resides. Falling into an abyss is usually accompanied by feelings of depression, similar to those connected to Ashes, Murder, and Trap. Turning away from an abyss is often a sign of having turned a blind eye to the facts; it points to emotional grief.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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KNIGHT

Adventurous, immature masculinity, but also responsible and honest. In a psychological sense, you are protected by the armor and are unreachable, which can both make sense and cause problems.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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MIDNIGHT

The darkest hour and the hour of ghosts.

The beginning of a new day.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NIGHT

The unconscious and unknown—the other world. Often also that which is frightening. End-of-the- workday, Darkness, Evening, Moon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NIGHTINGALE

Harmony. Hoping to be lucky in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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WINTER

See Ice, Cold, White.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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KNIGHT

A knight in a dream is lucky and means the dreamer is an honest and trustworthy person who will achieve success.... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT

To dream of night time, signifies obstacles to achieving your goals. You may find that some issues you are facing are still unclear. Take more time to think before making a decision. Also see “Darkness.”... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT LIGHT

If you dream about a night light, you have understanding and insight about a situation that was once confusing to you. You have the answers within you.... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTCLUB

If you dream of being in a fun-filled nightclub, a happy and exciting social life is in your future.

If you see yourself as the guest of honor at a nightclub party, the event represents a microcosm of your life, complete with private crushes and petty rivalries.

To dream of drifting into dance floor oblivion is a good sign that your personal struggles are in balance.

To dream of being groped in a dance club demonstrates your lack of trust in sexual relationships.

If you dream that you are in a depressing and dimly-lit nightclub, you will experience a financial crisis or an end to a romantic relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTGOWN

To dream that you are in your nightgown, foretells that you may be coming down with a slight illness.

To see others in their in their nightgown in your dream, signifies that you will hear unpleasant news from absent friends.... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTMARE

If you had a nightmare, try to remember some specific images events from the dream, and look up the meanings of those symbols for a detailed interpretation.

If you dreamed that you were having a nightmare - a very rare dream - suggests that you are probably repressing a rather intense and deep-seated emotional problem.

If you know what it is, talk it over with someone you trust, or seek therapy. You must allow your mind to relax and heal.... My Dream Interpretation

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WINTER

To dream of winter when it isn’t is a promise of financial improvement.... My Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT OR DARKNESS

To dream that you arc suddenly overtaken by Night, or by an unexplained Darkness is a bad sign; misfortune will be your lot. But if you persevere, in your dream, and once more see the light of day, then you will recover your losses.... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHT-BIRDS

To dream of Owls, or Bats, or any creatures associated only with Darkness, is a bad sign. See NIGHT. But in this case the trouble will not last long.... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHT-WALKS

To dream of walking in the Night signifies trouble.... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHTCAP

An unexpected kiss will cause much jealousy; beware of practical jokes.... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHTINGALE

To listen to any sweet-singing Bird in your dream is a fortunate sign; Nature is favourable.

It is also an omen of restored health to an invalid.... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHTMARE

To imagine that you are Dreaming, or have Nightmare, in your dream, is a warning to you of treachery on the part of someone you trust. ... Mystic Dream Book

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NIGHTSHADE

To dream you eat the fruits of thii deadly plant is a favourable dream, meaning new interests and surroundings.... Mystic Dream Book

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WINTER

To dream of a Wintry scene with snow on the ground is an omen of prosperity, but to dream of Summer in Winter is the reverse.... Mystic Dream Book

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KNIGHT

1. A savior or protector.

2. Religious icon.

3. Someone ad­mired or respected by the dreamer. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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NIGHT

1. Doubts.

2. Feelings of ignorance, inferiority.

3. A feeling of misfortune, serious obstacles in the offing.

4. Feelings of family contentment (at home at night). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTCLUB

1. A measure of social life (note condition of club and people within).

2. An improvement in social affairs is about to occur; new friends.

3. Aspects of life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTGOWN

1. Revealing a very personal, vulnerable side of self.

2. A feeling of not being prepared for life, activities or business affairs (to be in a nightgown in public). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTINGALE

1. Pleasure, contentment and serenity.

2. The begin­ning of a good period.

3. Confusion in communications; mis­understandings. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTMARE

1. Bitter disappointments.

2. Possible health issue.

3. Out-of-control anxieties, fears. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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WINTER

1. One is going through or suspects he/she will be going through a bad time.

2. Death.

3. Old age.

4. The lost or forgotten. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KNIGHT

Dreams of a knight also denote the desire for a hero or the desire to be a hero.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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MIDNIGHT

Dreams of the bewitching hour signify that you are feeling between worlds as you transform from one phase of your life to the next. At midnight, the veil between worlds is thin, as well as the veil between your conscious mind and unconscious mind. See Twelve.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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NIGHT

If you dream of nighttime, then your unconscious desires and the shadow aspects of your life are being allowed to express and reveal themselves. In terms of the stages of life, nighttime represents the end of life, wisdom and old age.

If this is a dark night of the soul, this is a time when the light/solutions/hope/God feels distant, and clarity is waning. This period is usually followed by an extreme breakthrough. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough and Dark.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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NIGHTMARE

See Venting Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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WINTER

Dreams of winter represent the completion of a cycle, death, emotional/sexual coldness, and that you are embracing the wisdom that comes from hindsight.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DAY AND NIGHT

1- Dreaming of both day and night indicates the cycle of time or of changes that will inevitably take place. Sometimes indication is given of the nature of an aspect of timing.

2- We often differentiate between two states in dreams, and the contrast between day and night highlights this.

3- Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl, etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to the dreamer to decide what opposition there is in his or her life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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KNIGHT

1- A knight appearing in a dream, particularly a woman’s, can have the obvious connotation of a romantic liaison - the knight in shining armour. This actually is a manifestation of her own Animus (see Introduction) - her own inner masculine - and is to do with her search for perfection. In a man’s dream it indicates he may be searching for the Hero (see Archetypes) in himself.

2- Psychologically, the knight in a dream signifies the guiding principle. He is that part of ourselves which is sometimes known as the Higher Self, the spirit guiding the physical.

The black knight is the embodiment of evil.

It is interesting that often the white knight appears with his visor up, whereas the black knight appears with his visor down.

3- Initiation, in order to develop one’s finer qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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NIGHT

also see Time

1- Night signifies a period of rest and relaxation. It can, however, also suggest a time of chaos and difficulty.

It is a time for ‘ghosties, ghoulics and things that go bump in the night. More positively, it is a period which allows us to create a new beginning with the dawning of the new day. Used constructively, night is therefore the fallow period before fresh growth.

2- Physiologically night is a time when the body is supposed to be renewing itself. In Chinese medicine, certain hours of the night correspond with the renewal of certain organs in the body. Madness would eventually ensue if the body were not able to repair itself properly (see Sleep Deprivation in Introduction).

3- Night symbolises the darkness that occurs before rebirth or initiation. There is a disintegration which has to occur before there can be enlightenment. Night can also signify death or drastic change.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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WINTER

1- In dreams, winter can represent a time in our lives which is unfruitful. It can also represent old age, a time when our energy is running down.

2- At a period in our lives when we are emotionally cold, images associated with winter - such as ice and snow (see Ice and Snow) can highlight the appropriateness, or otherwise, of the wav we feel. In clairvoyance, the seasons can also indicate a time of year when something may happen.

3- Within the cycle of nature, winter can represent a time of lying fallow before rebirth; hence winter can mean death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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NIGHT

If you are surrounded by night in your dreams, you may expect unusual oppression and hardships in business.

If the night seems to be vanishing, conditions which hitherto seemed unfavorable will now grow bright, and affairs will assume prosperous phases. See Darkness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTINGALE

To dream that you are listening to the harmonious notes of the nightingale, foretells a pleasing existence, and prosperous and healthy surroundings. This is a most favorable dream to lovers, and parents.

To see nightingales silent, foretells slight misunderstandings among friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTMARE

To dream of being attacked with this hideous sensation, denotes wrangling and failure in business.

For a young woman, this is a dream prophetic of disappointment and unmerited slights. It may also warn the dreamer to be careful of her health, and food. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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WINTER

To dream of winter, is a prognostication of ill-health and dreary prospects for the favorable progress of fortune. After this dream your efforts will not yield satisfactory results. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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NIGHT

A nighttime setting is common to many dreams. However, extreme darkness suggests that you are hiding something or are unwilling to see things clearly. You may be the type who likes to ignore, minimize, or hide problems.

The darkness represents a lack of awareness and illumination.

If you honestly look at the content of your dream, you may be able to identify some areas of your life or personal experience that need warmth, light, and airing.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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NIGHT (ESPECIALLY MIDNIGHT)

Magical hour. Greatest strength of the super-consciousness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTINGALE (SINGING)

Messenger of joy, success, faithfulness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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NIGHTMARE

If you have nightmares, try to understand the fears and the events in those dreams. They suggest that you might be holding on to be traumatic or guilt based conflicts. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings that require reconciliation.

If nightmares continue for an extended period of time, the individual should consider obtaining professional counseling services. Nightmares are a direct result of overwhelming feelings of fear and helplessness, or a result of an unprocessed traumatic experience.

A nightmare is any dream that wakes you up because of its frightening and overwhelming images.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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KNIGHT

The man on the horse is symbol of the virtues that have mastered instincts and passions.

It is interpreted as a sense of accomplishment and pride. The dreamer has made progress on the path of spiritual growth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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MIDNIGHT

Midnight represents the most intense moment that our unconscious can live. For this reason, throughout history, it has been a symbolic time when the characters in horror stories (witches, vampires, ghosts, etc.) meet. These frightening figures are merely representations of our darkest aspects, so, logically, they reach their peak in the central hour of the night. (See WITCH, DEMON, and FAIRY) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHT

According to the Greeks, the night was the mother of the gods because they believed that the darkness preceded the formation of all things. As a result, like water, the night also has a meaning of fertility, of seed. In our culture, tradition has linked night with the unconscious. Moreover, it is also often linked to the color black, death, ignorance, evil, and despair. To dream about it thus portends misleading, artificial, unclear, and sordid situations, especially as related to economic and sentimental matters. As with death, the night may say that something is coming to an end, or that some limitations will emerge that you should follow.

An old superstition says that you can avoid nightmares by hanging your

stockings or socks on the edge of the bed. According to gypsy tradition, unless the sky is starry, night dream announces despair.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHTCLUB

Dreaming of being in a nightclub may signal a desire to escape and superficiality. (See DANCING and MUSIC) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHTMARE

If you suffer nightmares, it is evident that the insecurity, fears, and worries are having an effect on you. However, to interpret this type of dream correctly, you should try to remember if you have recently seen a horror movie or read a hair- raising story that could have affected you subconsciously. Not in vain, these mechanisms of a narrative type have the ability to awaken dark points of the past that are repressed in the unconscious. Their function is to remind you what types of situations frighten you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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WINTER

The winter symbolizes sterility, sleep. The message is simple: you should reflect and plan for your future activities, taking advantage of this time of isolation. (See DESERT, COLD, and ICE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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NIGHT BIRDS

To dream of any sort of night birds, as the owlet, the great owlt bittern, and bat, is ominous; and Anselmus Julian us advises those who have such dreams to undertake Do business on the day following.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTCAP

There is amusement in store for you after a dream of wearing a nightcap to bed.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTGOWN

A man who dreams of seeing bis intended in a filmy nightgown may be assured of her love for him and her innocent though sensible attitude toward life.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTINGALE

To dream of this pretty warbler is the forerunner of joyful news, great success in business, of plentiful crops, and of a sweet-tempered lover.

For a married woman to dream of a nightingale, shows that she will have children who will be great singers. It signifieth also good work, and principally weddings and music, and promiseth a housewifely wife.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTINGALE

Future happiness and content to lovers is predicted by dreaming that one hears the song of a nightingale.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTINGALE

The song of this bird heard in a dream is a presage of wholesome pleasures and moderate prosperity.... The Complete Dream Book

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NIGHTMARE

To dream of being ridden by the nightmare Is a sign that a woman so dreaming shall be suddenly after married; and that a man shall be ridden and domineered over by a fooL.... The Complete Dream Book

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KNIGHT

Knights in armor are straightforward symbols of security and protection, so lucky you if you saw one (or more) in your dream.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHT

Obstacles and delays are the keynote of this dream, but the interpretation should be modified by the prevailing conditions.

The clearness of the night, any moonlight, stars or sign of dawn reduces the adverse aspect See also Darkness.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHTCAP

See Hat or Drink*... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHTINGALE

The song or sight of this lovely bird in a dream is a happy augury for love affairs if you are single, and if you’re married, it forecasts a pleasing advance in your social status.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHTMARE

To dream of having a nightmare is an extremely rare phenomenon and suggests you are probably repressing a rather deep-seated emotional problem; if you know what it is, talk it over with someone you trust; otherwise get help from a professional psychologist... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHTSHADE

This poisonous member of the potato family is an omen of contrary and signifies a good time for taking a chance on new ventures or untried activities.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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WINTER

To dream of winter when it isn’t is a promise of financial improvement.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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NIGHT

Not seeing things clearly; cut off from inner light of guidance. Moving into unknown parts of self.... The Dream Books Symbols

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NIGHTMARE

Any nightmare is a teaching dream, your guidance trying to get your attention. Nothing is scary when the symbols are worked out; it is just a way to get you to remember them. To dream you are having a nightmare is a double message to pay attention and get some insight. See Monster.... The Dream Books Symbols

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WINTER

See Season.... The Dream Books Symbols

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KNIGHT

Loyalty and self-sacrifice are the knight’s great virtues, along with a natural ability to get things done. The black knight donning dark armor and riding a black horse represents the shadow characteristics of this archetype, especially the absence of honor and chivalry, or loyalty to a questionable cause. In its negative aspect, the knight can fall into a pattern of saving others but ignoring his own needs. Such dreams may be urging you to find a balance between self- sacrifice and self-neglect.... The Element Encyclopedia

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NIGHTINGALE

To see silent nightingales in your dream signifies disagreements among friends that can be easily resolved if communication is resumed.

If the nightingales are singing, this suggests harmonious relationships or the desire for them.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WINTER

For those living in the Northern hemisphere, a dream involving the winter season signifies a time of rest and contemplation but your dream may also be suggesting that your life is barren and empty. It may also symbolize old age or a time during which you need to look back on your life and try to learn from both your mistakes and your successes.

If this is your favorite time of the year, the dream may hint to an upcoming holiday vacation.... The Element Encyclopedia

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NIGHTMARES

Nightmares draw your attention to the many hidden fears that may be preventing you from moving forward.

In general, nightmares are those dreams that are painful, unpleasant and frightening. Dream analysts have reported two kinds of nightmares: those in which you wake up with a general sense of fear but you can’t recall what it was that scared you—this is often called a night terror—and those which involve you waking up from a vivid dream at its most frightening or threatening part.

Technically, the former is not a nightmare, whilst the latter is.

Many people in the nineteenth century still blamed nightmares on indigestion and it was only with the publication of Freud’s ideas that they became seen as the expression of unfulfilled wishes and sexual anxiety. Jung described them as part of humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’ and said the helplessness we feel in nightmares is a memory of the fears experienced by primitive peoples. Today, most dream interpreters believe these disturbing dreams are sent to warn the conscious mind that something is being blocked or ignored. Rather than putting the nightmare out of your mind because it was such an unpleasant experience, it is important to make efforts to interpret and confront the nightmare imagery in order to identify the waking cause.

The hallmark of a nightmare is that it is frightening. It is often long, detailed and amongst the easiest of dreams to remember. Nightmares often occur when hidden feelings of guilt, self-doubt, anxiety, anger, worry and insecurity are pushed out of your waking thoughts and repressed. In typical nightmares, you may feel as if you are being buried alive, suffocated, drowned or chased by a murderer. Dreams from which you awake with feelings of intense distress or anxiety usually occur towards the end of a night’s sleep. There is no common element and everyone has their own type of nightmare, probably produced by our own hidden fears. Many psychologists—some of them trained in the Freudian and Jungian traditions—believe that nightmares, like all dreams, carry a host of coded meaning within them, and that they are the psyche’s way of alerting us that something is wrong or unresolved in our waking lives.

From this perspective, nightmares are seen as arising from our deepest fears, frustrations and repressions. They are, however, an opportunity for you to discover which part of yourself is threatening to destroy your own happiness.

If you do have a nightmare, try to find out what exactly it is that you fear so much that you have tried to push it away into your unconscious. The stage of your dreaming mind offers you a safe place to enact and work through challenging or scary ideas or situations. When you have a nightmare, your unconscious world is sending you a loud message that you have no choice but to wake up. Examining the content of your nightmares will usually give you clues to the troubling issues or events that you are not ready to face consciously.

When you wake up from a nightmare, take a few moments to orient yourself to the reality that, no matter how frightening the events of the dream, they are not real and cannot harm you. Try to remember as many details as you can, because nightmares are windows into the worries and fears that plague your mind; as a consequence, you don’t want to dismiss them out of hand. One way to help you figure out what your nightmare means is to try and continue the story when you are awake. This gives you a chance to rewrite the dream plot from the point of view of the menacing character or object in your dream. According to ancient dream-lore, if you can overcome what is frightening you in your dream, you can overcome the things that frighten you in waking life. See also DISASTERS; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS; STAGES OF LIFE; SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia

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THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF NIGHTMARES

In ancient times, nightmares were thought to be caused by evil spirits. The word, in fact, derives from a Scandinavian legend in which a ‘nacht-mara’—the ‘mara’ being a female demon—came and sat on the sleeper’s chest at night, leaving him with a heavy, suffocating sensation of being awake but paralyzed. Nightmares have been known to inspire great artists: John Henry Fuseli’s 1781 painting ‘The Nightmare’ caused a sensation with its depiction of an incubus crouching on the body of a sleeping woman. John Newton—a slave trader and the composer of the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’—became an abolitionist after a nightmare in which he saw ‘all of Europe consumed in a great raging fire’ whilst he was the captain of a slave ship. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was inspired, in part, by a nightmare. Elias Howe, who invented the sewing machine, came up with the breakthrough concept of a needle with a hole at the pointed end after he had a nightmare in which jungle warriors brandished spears that had holes in their blades.

As we have seen, both Freud and Jung had theories regarding nightmares: Freud tried to explain them as the expression of unfulfilled wishes, whilst Jung described them as part of humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’ and argued that the helplessness we feel in nightmares is a memory of the fears experienced by primitive peoples. Today, in medical textbooks, nightmares are most commonly defined as a disturbing dream that results in at least a partial awakening.

Nightmares, in common with most dreams, occur during REM stages of sleep and they generally cause the dreamer to wake up.

If you don’t wake up, the dream is not technically a nightmare and could be described as a bad dream. Nightmares are often characterized by the following symptoms: a sense of fear and dread that lingers for hours or days after the dream upon awakening; the ability to recall all or part of a dream scene; in most cases the dreamer is threatened or actually harmed in some way; a recognition of powerful images in the dream or the repetition of the dream itself for months or even years after; and a physical paralysis or lack of muscle tone called atonia which signifies REM sleep.

Drugs, alcohol, lack of sleep and spicy food can alter the quality and quantity of REM sleep and perhaps trigger nightmares but there is no hard evidence to support this. Whilst these things can increase the risk of nightmares, the mundane struggles in daily life are generally thought to be the cause of most nightmares. Sleep researchers have discovered that long-standing nightmare sufferers tend to be emotional, creative, sensitive but prone to depression.

Modern sleep researchers have identified the following causes for nightmares:

• Unconscious memory of intense emotions such as that of a child being abandoned by its mother. Many people have had the experience of feeling trapped in a difficult situation—a terrible marriage or another situation they want to get out of—and nightmares can hark back to that situation, mirroring the intense feelings of being trapped associated with it.

• Intense experiences produced by external situations, such as involvement in war or being a victim of assault. Trauma, surgery, a death in the family, crime and accidents can also cause them to proliferate.

• Many nightmares in adults arise from fears connected with repressed internal drives or from fears concerning the process of growth and change.

• Threats to self-esteem. People may be faced by or fear the loss of something important to them, such as the failure of a relationship or the loss of a child, being seen to fail at work or not being able to cope with life in other ways. Nightmares may arise out of feelings of inferiority or loss of self-confidence.

Some sleep researchers consider the occasional nightmare to be a natural response to stress; the dream is seen to be the body’s way of practicing its ‘fight or flee’ response, providing us with a way to work through aggressive feelings in a safe way, given that the body’s muscles are essentially paralyzed during REM sleep.... The Element Encyclopedia

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NIGHT TERRORS

Night terrors are not nightmares. In fact they are not even dreams. Also known as sleep terrors, night terrors occur during non-REM sleep, not during REM sleep when the majority of us dream. They typically occur within the first few hours of going to sleep. The person may wake up for about twenty seconds and in most cases settle back to sleep. There is typically an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. There will also be a classic physiological response to fear, with dilated pupils, confusion or panic and sweat. Subjects may scream or yell during an episode and flail their arms and legs around or sit upright in bed. In adults, alcohol, stress, fever or lack of sleep may trigger night terrors and they are believed to have their basis in a purely biological function.

If the terror wakes the sleeper up, they may recall a single image of terror but if they fall back to sleep there is unlikely to be any recall of the feeling.

If you or someone you know experiences more than three or four episodes of night terror a month, then you or they might be suffering from an anxiety disorder. It is important to consult a doctor if this is the case. Night terrors tend to be most common in children between the ages of three and eight, and most sleep experts urge parents and carers not to rush to their child to try and wake and comfort them as this can intensify or aggravate the night terror. You should instead let the night terror run its course and the child will rarely recall the event in the morning. There is not much evidence that night terrors reflect deep psychological problems and occasional night terrors are considered quite normal in young children. See also Sleep paralysis, and Incubus and succubus entries in SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS NIGHTMARE

If you have experienced a traumatic event, for example an attack, accident or disaster, such as an earthquake, you may find that your dreaming mind recalls the horror of that event but as time passes the nightmares tend to become less intense. In general, they have little meaning other than your memory of it and are an attempt by your dreaming mind to help you deal with the original horror. Post-traumatic stress nightmares are usually different from other nightmares as the content of the dream will closely resemble a traumatic event that happened in their waking lives.

POWs from World War II and concentration camp survivors have been known to suffer post-traumatic stress nightmares for up to fifty years after the event. Unlike ‘normal’ nightmares, these dreamers can experience significant physical symptoms during REM sleep and non-REM sleep, such as an increase in respiration and heart rate, muscle twitches and more than one arousal. Adults might experience other traumatic events in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one or bankruptcy, and these events can also continue to play out in dreams over the years in the form of nightmares. The more standard anxiety nightmare dreamers, however, have nightmares that relate to work, school or relationship stresses. The threat here isn’t to your life but to your self-confidence and sense of self.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RECURRING NIGHTMARE

Nightmares often depict issues that threaten your emotional safety and wellbeing and you may find yourself dreaming of the same event, person, situation or setting over and over and over again. One theory holds that dreams with recurring themes may coincide with life stages or are an underlying response to the psychological stresses of events such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.

Women tend to report recurring dreams more than men. For example, the thing young children fear the most is abandonment, as without the love and protection of their parents or carers they would die. Later, as they begin to crawl, then walk, then run, they fear bodily harm. Some dream analysts believe that these two issues—fear of bodily harm and abandonment—recur again and again in a person’s life. A forty-year-old woman who discovers her husband has had an affair may, for example, dream of an earthquake and her inability to find a place of safety. This relates to fears of being abandoned.

Recurring nightmare dreams may be an indication that the dreaming mind is trying to present troublesome emotions or situations to a conscious mind that is somehow stuck in a habitual feeling state or response. The dream is encouraging the dreamer to find ways of resolving the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KNIGHT IN ARMOR

A dream of peril to come (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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NIGHT

To be suddenly overtaken by night, a sudden adversary.

To walk on a dark night denotes grief, disappointment, loss.

It is ominous to dream of night-birds, with the exception of the nightingale, which denotes joyful news to the dreamer, if a married woman, she will have children who will be great singers (Artemidorus). It is said that Jenny Lind’s mother dreamed of a nightingale.... The Fabric of Dream

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NIGHT-GOWN

To dream of wearing one denotes an honorable career; to dream of tearing it, hasty action (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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NIGHTMARE

To be ridden by a nightmare signifies that a woman shall suddenly marry; that a man shall be domineered over by a fool (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream

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NIGHT

If it is very dark in many of your dreams, it suggests that you are hiding something or are not willing to see things clearly. You may the the type who likes to ignore, minimize or hide your problems.

To dream of night shows that you will encounter obstacles in reaching your goals or some serious setbacks. This can be offset by other aspects in the dream such as: Clear and bright moonlight, stars and celestial bodies seen clearly, and your feelings while in the dream.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTCLUB

To be in a nightclub with lots of fun going on augers well for your social life and connections in the near future.

If the nightclub is dimly lit and depressing, you can expect the end of a love affair, or a financial crisis.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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NIGHTMARE

Nightmares suggest that you are holding on to very strong conflicts, which may be traumatic or guilt based. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings which need to be reconciled.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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