Altar Dream Meaning

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Dream Meaning: Altar

Altar Dream Meaning Psychological 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?

Altar Dream Meaning Mystical Meaning:

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.

In the ancient world, the Oracle at Delphi was the place where noblemen, generals and leaders would go to ask the sibyl for a prophecy of the future. This dream may be referencing the fact that your dream is an indication of future conditions or a hint at what may come to pass. A dream oracle remember only shows the potential for the future rather than an actual outcome. We have free will so what comes to pass is ultimately up to you. The dream oracle however may help you to become one step ahead of future conditions.

A dream about an altar may symbolise an emotional sacrifice

Would you like to know more? This is an extract from my book The Hidden Meaning of Dreams – by Craig Hamilton-Parker (Sterling Publishing) ISBN 0-806-7773-6 You can buy copies from my Dream Books page.

Please post your dreams and comments below.
Only dreams that are on this topic will be included such as church altars, superstitions about ritual, sacrifice and so on. If you have a dream with another theme please first consult and post on our online dream dictionary. And do feel free to add your alternative meanings for this dream.

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  • Rashawnda Jun 8, 2019, 11:15 am

    I had a dream I was lying in the bed sleeping and someone started talking to me but I couldn’t move…..But a voice said go to the altar…I kept saying I can’t here you….an she repeated herself….she was saying some other things but I couldn’t move an I just couldn’t hear her

  • Seth Bullchild Mar 18, 2019, 8:28 pm

    I had a dream I was walking around and there was this cliff and on that cliff was a woman that had papers with symbols, I walked up to her and she asked who is your god, accidentally saying god of Egypt and then she pulled me into this black puddle then I’m laying on this altar the sky is colourful and I feel a presents behind me then I woke up

  • Gumede Mar 15, 2018, 12:35 am

    I fell asleep in the area I used to pray at my home. During the night I dreamt seeing the altar of the church at my prayer place , i also dreamt 2 ladies who are my church brethrens.I was with them in a queue and saw one coming thought I would talk to her she just ignored me.

  • Eric Kvasnica Jan 20, 2017, 5:21 am

    I had a dream I was at a birthday party with Tupac Shakur. I was asking him have you ever heard of The Hall of Souls (Guff) from the movie The Seventh Sign, B? Then I was afraid to eat birthday cake because I am diabetic but I gave in ate some. Then about 100 kid’s started singing ” As I sat by the well, the wall of the Altar” and I woke up.

  • Ice Prince Nov 14, 2016, 5:38 pm

    Since they had no clue what I was talking about I went in search of familiar landmarks myself. As I took a quick look around I realized this is not even the same school. Meanwhile I walked down the breezeway, and without being startled-noticed that my brother was next to me once more, as if nothing had happened. And when I decided in my mind that it is hopeless-the altar is gone-I awoke that instant. So this morning I have had the urge to build an altar of my own to simulate dreams like this one I just had, and I have researched Aztec altars of sorts…I’m not happy with this incomplete dream! What should I do?? What does this dream mean??

  • Ice Prince Nov 14, 2016, 5:33 pm

    Before us. Later I went to some school-like location farther down the trail with some friends and my little brother. After loitering a while, 4 people showed up-one being the obvious leader and threatened us. Before they made it out of sight-they turned around and came back. This time they threatened our lives..we ran for our lives and some time in between I realized my little brother is missing. Things quieted down soon but I was not at ease so I searched for my friends. When I found them they were all sitting together at a school-like area. Then I asked “where is the trail?” And they had no idea what I was talking about…I was looking for MY altar as I felt this is the only place I could be safe.

  • Ice Prince Nov 14, 2016, 5:23 pm

    I had a dream where I initially found an ancient stone altar which appeared to be a big desecrated boulder of some kind, yet there was a small opening on the back side and inside lies an altar. A small open space with a diagram carved into the floor. In here I must have been whisked away to some far away place which appeared to be sandy and next to an ocean-very tall buildings alike. This area represented an area kind of similar to Egypt, but kind of Indian..I decided it might have been Aztec or Mayan. Besides the appearances-A large storm brewed up near the ocean which forced all of the residents off the beach and it began to pour. Somehow knowing this must tie back to my original location, I appeared back at the altar and when I emerged from the stone, it had been snowing! As I walked towards the near lying trail, there was a girl sitting hugging her knees because of the cold i suppose..and she was very pretty. I then sat a small distance from her and inspected the forest that lies…

  • Raquel Nicolas Jun 26, 2016, 12:59 pm

    I dream that I see my altar is dirty that’s why I clean it.

  • shafika May 22, 2015, 6:08 am

    I dreamed of a baby (I knew this baby in my dream) who in the middle of service just walked up onto the altar. People laughed because they thought he was cute. I went up to bring him down the first time but second time I turned around just before I reached the altar.

  • Sweety Dec 21, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I dreamed that I’m standing on the altar which had a curtain separating it from the sitting area in the church, the church was full of people sitting praying and looking at the altar. I had a light white veil covering my face through which I was looking back at the people while I was still behind the altar curtains. I feel this dream has deep meaning and clear sign of something I’m interested to know.

  • Jessica Nov 27, 2014, 2:03 pm

    The setting was in my boyfriends house. But it wasn’t his home? When I walked into it and sat there for a while and then walked around his house, altars started appearing left and right. First one and then two different altars. And these are Hmong altars. He also had since gold papers hung around his house too.

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