Spiritually junk represents outmoded or unwanted concepts and ideas. A chinese junk has the same significance as the lunar barque or boat.
A kite represents our need for, or recognition of, forthcoming spiritual freedom. In chinese lore, the kite symbolized the wind. We need to be free of constraints and to be ‘pulling our own strings’, while remaining grounded. The bird of prey also soars with the wind, and again represents freedom.
A lagoon or lake represents our inner world of feeling and fantasy. It is the unconscious side, which is a rich source of power when it can be accessed and understood. The primordial substance is often pictured as a lagoon or lake. The chinese concept of a kind of soup from which came all existence, […]
In chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness and the source of thoughts concerning the self.
A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be interpreted as the ‘life process’. In chinese medicine ch’i or spiritual energy flows in certain ways around the body and the life process aids in that flow.
In chinese medicine, the different organs of the body represent different qualities. For instance, the gall bladder deals with the ability to make decisions, while the liver is the seat of irritability. In dreams, therefore, being conscious of a bodily organ would require us to be aware of what is bothering us and learning how […]
A path in a dream can indicate the direction that we should take spiritually. The idea that there is a path in life resonates with chinese thought, which calls the tao ‘the way’. In some schools of thought the left hand path represents evil or black magic.
When any direction is indicated or particularly noticeable in a dream, we need to consider the esoteric implications and how these are applicable in our everyday lives. Based on the chinese method of interpretation and used by those systems of belief that adhere to the natural forces, the points of the compass can be read […]
In chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge. He is said to carry the pattern of all existence on his back. He also represents creation. Consult the entries for chinese in indigenous peoples and pet as well as the information on reptiles in animals.
The tortoise may, of course, simply be an image of a pet as an object that is loved. It may also, however, be a symbol for long life. For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider chinese systems of belief.