Psychological Dream Meaning: A laboratory may represent the transformation of the self (see Alchemy). It may also symbolise psychological experimentation and new ways of dealing with the world. You may be experimenting with ideas and perhaps even testing yourself. Could it be that you want to prove a point.
Mystical Interpretation: To dream of a laboratory is a warning of ill health says superstition. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: A ladder may represent the different levels of consciousness between man and his divine self. It is a symbol of achieving personal wholeness. As a worldly symbol, climbing a ladder may represent progress such as achieving status, power or an important goal. Descending a ladder may represent the opposite or an escape from your spiritual responsibilities.
Mystical Interpretation: The Biblical story of Jacob’s ladder is a symbol for the communication between this world and the spiritual realms. Similarly, in Mesopotamia the Ziggurat was named ‘the ladder to heaven’. In psychological terms this mystic symbolism can be understood as the communication between the true self and the ego. Consider this quote from Twitchell: “The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more he will grant others their own freedom and give less interference to another’s state of consciousness.” Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: A lake may represent the unconscious mind. Water often makes a symbolic statement about your emotional state. If the lake is clear and still then this may represent your reserves of inner peace and spiritual energy. However, if the lake is disturbed in any way then you may have emotional troubles.
Mystical Interpretation: In Japanese Zen Buddhism the lake is used as symbol for the mind. If its surface is moving you cannot see the moon’s reflection. However, if the lake is allowed to be still the moon appears. So too the mind must become still if it is to perceive enlightenment. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Lambs may represent the part of you that is pure and innocent. It is the real you, unsullied by the troubles of this world.
Mystical Interpretation: The sacrificial Lamb of God takes away the sins of the world. In a psychological sense, this represents our desire to find forgiveness. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Light offers guidance and reassurance and is a symbol of the spirit. Similarly, the lamp is a positive symbol that may represent the hopes and inspiration that drives you on through dark times. If your lamp goes out this may be a symbol of being overwhelmed by the unconscious. You have lost your ability to find your own way.
Mystical Interpretation: The Hermit card from the Tarot pictures a wise old man carrying a lamp. Just like your dream it advises us to carry our own spiritual light. It is a symbol of the wisdom that comes from free-will and discrimination. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: If you dream of leading something this shows that you are taking control of factors in your life. What you are leading describes what you are taking control of. For example, if you dream of leading a dog this may show how you are disciplining and controlling your sexual nature. If you are the one being lead, you must consider what psychological factors you are following at the moment. Are you being led astray or to something better?
Mystical Interpretation: Your dream may represent your desires. Eastern traditions teach that a person lead by their desires will never achieve happiness. Only when we become the master of ourselves and place a ‘sealing on desire’ can we realise our innate divinity. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Your dream may be a continuation of your intellectual thinking and you are assimilating new knowledge that you learnt in the day. However the dream may be saying that you are becoming a bite of a bore by the way you lecture people in real life. You need to improve your communication skills. Don’t be like Gladstone, a Prime Minister of Britain, who Queen Victoria complained ‘talks to me as if he is addressing a public meeting’.
Mystical Interpretation: An odd British superstition claims that if you dream of giving a lecture about a poet, all your wishes will come true. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning:. The right hand hemesphere of the brain controls the left side of the body. This part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore represents these qualities.
Mystical Interpretation: It was once believed that the Devil stood on the left prompting us to do wrong. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Legs represent our ability to progress. If they are strong it shows your self-confidence but if they are weak you may feel emotionally unsteady at the moment.
Mystical Interpretation: According to dream lore, if you dream of having a wooden leg you will have many new worries. Fortunately, this is a very rare dream. Top
(see also Gift)
Psychological Dream Meaning: To receive a letter in your dream may herald and unexpected change in your life such as a new opportunity or challenge. Your response to it indicates the nature of these anticipated events. If it makes you feel good, then you feel assured about the future but if the contents cause anxiety, this may indicate that you need to take a more positive attitude. The letter could also be from you unconscious mind which is trying to give you a message about your behaviour or your circumstances. Take note of the great wisdom and guidance that comes from this hidden source.
Mystical Interpretation: Some say that dreams of letters foretell unexpected news but others claim they prophesy a marriage. Top
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