Abdomen (lower body)
see also: Flying.
(see also: Foreign and UFO)
Psychological Dream Meaning: Given that you have not been adducted during the night, to dream of an alien indicates that you have encountered part of the psyche which is unfamiliar to you. You may feel that this ‘unfamiliar’ part of yourself is hostile or an enemy. Your first step should be to find out what this ‘foreign’ part of yourself is and get to know this neglected aspect of yourself. For example, you may be behaving in ways that are ‘alien’ to you or have feelings that are ‘unlike you’. It is unhealthy to repress or neglect these components of your nature. What at first appears as frightening because of its unfamiliarity may in time become a mentor and ally. This alter-ego may have something good to offer you. Also, the alien may represent a situation you have recently experienced. When we start a new job we may at first feel ‘alienated’ or you may feel that you are like an outsider. Alternatively, you may feel emotionally in another world to everyone else.
Mystical Interpretation: Aliens are (arguably) a product of the modern times, so there are no traditional folklore interpretations for this dream. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: From a religious standpoint, the altar can have a number of meanings. Firstly, it is a place of sacrifice so the dream may symbolise a personal sacrifice you have made or intend to make. Or it may mean that you have sacrificed something within yourself: something within you must die if a new, happy life is to born. For example, you may sacrifice the ego so that more sincere feelings can manifest in your life. In addition, the altar may symbolise the wedding of the unconscious and conscious mind- the union of opposites that compensates for the development of a one-sided personality. Another interpretation may be that it symbolises the consecration of something you deem sacred. Many dreams express themselves with puns. Maybe the dream is suggesting that you should ‘alter’ your plans?
Mystical Interpretation: To dream you are inside a church is usually considered a bad omen. It warns of error and repentance. To see a priest at the altar warns of quarrels and problems at home or with a business. However to see a church from the outside brings good fortune and blessing. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning:Carl Jung believed that the secret art of the alchemists was a system of symbols used to bring about the transformation of the personality from its base state (Lead) to exalted spiritual consciousness (Gold). Alchemical symbols are archetypal images from the unconscious. If you dream of alchemy then you are now experiencing a period of inner transformation that may sometimes be painful but is most definitely for the best.
Mystical Interpretation: Alchemy was the medieval equivalent of modern psychology. Its strange symbolism can still invoke the unconscious forces that bring about positive inner transformation. Top
(see also Horse, Lion, Fish, Monkey, Birds etc.)
Psychological Dream Meaning: Animals signify the primal, instinctive and sometimes base desires. Your dream may be drawing your attention to an aspect of your nature that you undervalue or part of yourself that you repress. Try to get in touch with the ‘natural you’. Be more spontaneous and less rational. Within everyone is a deep instinctive energy that has a transforming power. If you dream of eating an animal this is a classical mythical symbol that represents assimilating natural wisdom. Fighting an animal may show that you are grappling with your shadow- the hidden part of yourself that the conscious mind has rejected. Animals guarding a treasure can represent the brutish passions which may prevent you from realising your true spiritual potential. Animals may also express certain qualities: For example, a dog may represent devotion, a cat may represent the intuition, a tiger may represent fear and a pig may symbolise gluttony and bad behaviour. Sometimes animals can represent other people i.e. we often describe people with animal images: sly as a fox, slippery as a fish, a lying snake, strong as an ox etc.
Mystical Interpretation: To dream of an animal was considered to be an omen for the future. Peaceful cows and bulls were considered particularly good omens but try hard never to dream of crocodiles, dogs or cats for these bring troubles. In the Far East, to dream of a green monkey means that a medicine will not work. Indeed to even think about a green monkey while taking a medicine stops it working. Next time you take a medicine try NOT thinking about a green monkey- it’s impossible of course! Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: You may be looking for greater security as an anchor represents a stabilising force. It may also symbolise an influence in your life that brings greater steadfastness and strength. For a career person it can show a desire to be the ‘anchor man’ (or woman). Alternatively, the anchor may represent something negative that is holding you back and restraining your freedom. For example, you may feel shackled to a relationship that isn’t working or feel tied to an emotional problem. A Freudian psychologist may interpret the dream as being chained to your dependency on your mother. (The sea can symbolise the mother.)
Mystical Interpretation: An old superstition states that if a girl dreams of an anchor one of her children will choose a life as a sailor. It is also favourable for a sailor to dream of an anchor. For the rest of us, it means a change of residence or foreign travel. Generally it is considered a good omen but if the anchor is in the water or partly hidden in any way then expect disappointment. Top
see also Flying
Psychological Dream Meaning: As a practising medium I believe that the spirit world can contact us through dreams and that angels are the higher spirit beings that help us to progress spiritually. Since earliest times, angels have been known as messengers from God. In a psychological sense, this may be a message from parts of yourself which could lead to greater fulfilment and happiness. Its wings suggest flight and transcendence. If the angel is sinister, recognise it as something in your life that may cause trouble. Pay attention to these things and give them expression in your life. If you dream of the angel of death, it may not necessarily be an omen of death. It may symbolise your anxiety looking for a way to express itself.
Mystical Interpretation: Considered a fortunate dream symbol, to dream of angels predicts good fortune in love, partnerships and friendships. Several angels mean you will receive an inheritance and if an angel enters your home, you will be wealthy. Top
(see also Hero/Heroine)
Psychological Dream Meaning: The Anima is the feminine principle in the male psyche. It is often symbolised by a beautiful young woman. She may leave the dreamer determined that he must embark on a heroic quest to meet her again. The dreamer may mistakenly look for the ‘girl of his dreams’ in the outside world but in reality the dream points to the motivation to discover the feminine part of himself. The integration of both the masculine and feminine sides of our nature leads to psychological health and wholeness. Similarly, the Animus is the masculine principle in the female psyche. A woman may dream of it in the guise of a beautiful young man or a hero figure.
The anima (the feminine principle in a man) can also take a negative role. Instead of providing spiritual inspiration and a more balanced view of life, it can appear in dreams as moody, irritable and oversensitive. If the ‘woman of your dreams’ is like this then this may signal that these destructive characteristics are dominating your personality.
Similarly, the animus (the masculine principle in a woman) can also be a destructive force. According to Jung a negative animus causes a woman to be opinionated, argumentative, rigid, controlling and excessively critical of herself and others. Jung believed that everyone should strive to find a proper balance between the positive qualities associated with both the anima and animus and integrate these into the personality.
Mystical Interpretation: The wisdom of yore says that to dream of a young man or woman is a sign that there will be a reconciliation of family disagreements. Top
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