Books

A dream auguring the acquisition of knowledge, wisdom (Artemidorus). Christian symbol of hidden wisdom and of learning.

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Bones

Human bones an omen of death in the family (Artemidorus) ; a Christian symbol of death, mortality

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Boar

Storms and tempests are augured by this dream, also trouble caused by evil-minded persons (Artemidorus). A Christian symbol of impurity. A phallic symbol with the Freudians.

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Bells

A good dream under all conditions (Gypsy). They were believed by the ancients to disperse storms, to drive away pestilence, devils and to extinguish fire. In Christian symbolism they represent the exorcism of evil spirits.

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Birds

Freudians regard this as an erotic dream. Oneiro- critics give it a varied meaning according to the nature of the birds. Many small birds signify lawsuits; to catch birds with lime denotes unfair triumph over enemies; singing birds foretell joy and delight; to the poor a dream of birds implies many friends; to the rich […]

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Beetles

This dream signifies that some slander is circulated concerning you; to kill the beetle is to overcome it (Raphael). The beetle was held as sacred by the Egyptians, a symbol of virility, new life and of eternity (Budge). According to Brewer, it is the modern Christian symbol of blindness.

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Bee

”A dream both good and bad. Good if the bees sting not, bad if they sting. Bees flying about the ears signify harassment by enemies, but to beat them off without being stung signifies victory over foes. Seeing bees profit to country people and trouble to the rich. To dream that they make their honey […]

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Bear

The dream of a rich powerful enemy; to overcome a bear in your dream is a favorable sign (Artemidorus). Although the cult of Artemis worshiped the she-bear, in Christian thought the ferocious animals are usually suspect. Modern symbol of ferocity and surliness. Freudian sex dream.

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Apples

Ripe apples augur success in trade, love, etc.; green apples, the contrary. The gypsy influence is distinctly traceable in the folk-lore of the apple as coloring the dream. It confers immortal youth in the fairy-tale, golden apples, love apples, etc., while in Christian symbolism it represents the fall from Eden, the sin that made Christ’s […]

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Anchor

Hope fulfilled is the general dream interpretation, endorsed by Christian symbolism. The Japanese hold it as an emblem of security and safety. Inman hints at a dark and dangerous meaning to this symbol, but good usage sanctions the one already given.

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