Psychological Dream Meaning: Precious gold may symbolise those aspects of your true self that you hold to be dear. It can represent spiritual achievement and self-realisation. Associated with the sun it may also represent life and renewal.
Mystical Interpretation: For the alchemists gold represented the spiritual treasure that was gained by transforming the spirit. In mythology, it appears as the spiritual prize that is gained once the dragons and monsters of ignorance are overcome. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: A government may represent the forces within your psyche that have most power. Are you governed by qualities such as greed, lust and jealousy or love, acceptance and honesty? What factors are in charge of your life? Dreaming about government may also reflect your views about society at large and about the way you organise your life.
Mystical Interpretation: To dream about holding a position of power within government indicates a period of uncertainty ahead. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Grandparents are usually seen by children to be more sympathetic figures than their parents. Parents have to be obeyed but a grandparent’s advice is listened to and voluntarily applied. In dreams, they can represent wisdom that has stood the test of time. This wisdom may be the superior knowledge of the unconscious.
Mystical Interpretation: Even the wackiest of dream books agree that grandparents are a symbol of wisdom and security. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Something within you has died. You must discover what it is and why it has been returned to the unconscious, here symbolised by the earth. Alternatively the grave may be a pun to say that you are facing a ‘grave situation’ or it could simply be reflecting your own thoughts about death and mortality.
Mystical Interpretation: Superstitions say that this dream means that you will experience a loss but not necessarily a death. Some superstitions say that dream foretells news of a marriage. Top
Green (see Colours)
Psychological Dream Meaning: A guest may represent a previously unconscious aspect of yourself that you have invited to become part of your conscious life. Similarly a guest may represent new challenges and interests. If you are the guest then the dream may draw your attention to circumstances in your life that are temporary. Guests don’t usually stay forever, they come, are entertained and then they go.
Mystical Interpretation: The I Ching Chinese oracle says: “When a man is a stranger, he should not be gruff nor overbearing….. He must be cautious and reserved; in this way he protects himself from evil. If he is obliging towards others, he wins success.” Perhaps your dream gives similar advice. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: When Mae West said in the film My Little Chickadee “Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?” she was talking pure Freud. In dreams guns represent aggressive sexuality. If you dream of killing someone with a gun, this may represent your desire to kill off part of your self. If it is an animal you kill, this may show how you repress your instincts. If it is you that’s being shot, you may feel that, in waking life, you are being victimised in some way.
Mystical Interpretation: If you hear guns in a dream expect a quarrel with a neighbour. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: The guru may represent your own higher self and the innate wisdom within you. He may take a religious form such as Buddha, Shiva, or a saint. This ‘inner guide’ may also appear as an old bearded man, a priest, prophet, magician or king. In its feminine manifestation, it may appear as the Earth Mother or a Goddess. For example, the Virgin Mary appearing within dreams is a symbol of supreme compassion and selfless love; your inner guide that teaches through grace rather than power. Carl Jung called these figures ‘mana personalities’. (Mana denotes the mysterious powers associated with the gods or superhuman knowledge). Because of the awe-inspiring knowledge and insight that these people represent, they may sometimes appear as frightening or domineering figures. Dreams of this nature indicate that an extremely important spiritual aspect of your life is opening.
Mystical Interpretation: Some spiritual traditions, such as the Tibetan Buddhists, Hindus and Native Americans, believe that the inner teacher is a real person who communicates to the dreamer via another realm of existence. The teacher may come from this world or talk to us from the realms of spirit. I am a follower of the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba who I believe has spoken to me directly through my dreams. To some of my friends, he has confirmed this by describing the content and repeating the exact words said by him in their dreams! Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: The gypsies are a mysterious people surrounded by legends and occult stories and may therefore represent your shadow- the undiscovered part of yourself. Alternatively, the dream may be suggesting that you look to the future. What will your circumstances be like in years to come if you continue as you are?
Mystical Interpretation: As gypsies are associated with prophecy, your dream may be giving you real clues to future events. Gypsies are associated with good luck so destiny may smile upon you yet. Top
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