Everyone has a basic need to belong and often we are conscious in dreams of finding our particular place.

It manifests itself in dreams as a place where we are protected on all sides except from the front.

It has been suggested that this is a return to the childhood state prior to the age of four, when the child begins to realize that he is vulnerable from the rear.

A niche is, therefore, our ‘spot’ – the place where we are safe. Consult the entries for icon and god / gods for further information.