Alligator

A cunning and dangerous enemy. The Freudians translate this as an erotic dream.

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Alley

Loss of property is augured here, a plausible interpretation from the gypsy standpoint, while the Freudian erotic meaning is less obvious.

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Acacia Flowers

A dream of rest and tranquillity, say the gypsy dreamers. An erotic dream, announces Herr Freud, while flower symbolists proclaim the blossom as signifying “Rest to the Heart.” The Egyptians held it as sacred to woman.

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Abyss

Impending danger, a dream of warning (Artemidorus) ; an erotic dream of warning (Freud) ; physiologists interpret this dream as a symptom of vertigo, due to apoplexy, etc.

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Naked

A dream of sickness, poverty, affront, fatigue. Invariably ominous according to older interpreters. Modern students, however, attribute to it a-totally different significance; holding it in some instances as a wish dream, in others as an erotic dream and again as a dream symbolizing freedom from social restraint. The theory of the subconscious and its warnings, […]

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Mastiff

A dream of a strong, powerful, but unknown, friend; to be bitten by one, injury from a friend (Gypsy). Jung and Freud classify all dreams of animals or of being bitten by animals as erotic, or sex dreams. The mastiff is the modern symbol of loyalty, gentleness and fidelity.

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Lance

A dream of trouble and tragedy (Raphael) ; an erotic dream (Jung) ; Christian symbol of martyrdom; Greek symbol of the god Mars.

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Kangaroo

Prolonged worries, to kill one is a lucky dream (Gypsy). Wild animals generally symbolize misfortune with gypsy interpreters; Freud and Jung, however, attach to them an erotic significance.

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Horse

A dream of happiness, to dream of riding signifies success (Gypsy). Jung regards this as an erotic dream; courage and generosity are symbolized by the horse, while Swedenborg regards it as the emblem of the “intellectual principle.”

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Ground

To fall to the ground, humiliation and disgrace (Gypsy). Freud places an erotic construction upon this dream.

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