Psychologically, we all need a symbol for a father or authority figure (a wise old man) and this is one such representation. In searching for knowledge of a specific sort, we need an external figure with whom to relate. In eastern religions, this is the guru – who performs the same function as the priest […]
All different kinds of people clutter our dream landscape. The men in your dream may include family members or total strangers. You may dream about your father, son, husband, or friend and should interpret the dream according to its details. A man, particularly the father figure, may represent collective consciousness and the traditional human spirit. […]
Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, does not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (it is interesting to note that one person working […]
This usually represents our relationship with our mother or mother figure, and thus with women in authority generally. This applies to a dream image of any regal figure – not only the present queen, but also a historical one such as victoria. An empress will also have the same connotation.
A symbol of creativity, of the ability to create your own world the way you want it. If you dream of a famous artist, you need to ask yourself what this particular artist means to you, and how you feel about his or her work. If you’re a fan, then you’re on the right track, […]
In today’s world the hero has taken on many guises, particularly in psychological parlance. For many people their own heroic figure, from footballer to successful businessperson, will act as a role model in the journey of life. Also consult the individual entries for hero / heroine and quest.
When a work or personal situation contains elements that we have difficulty understanding, this may be symbolized by the appearance of a pagan type of figure. Intrinsic in this is the idea of going back to very simple beliefs.
To dream of a protractor suggests that you are going in circles in your life. You need to break out of a rut, or change your behavior so you don’t wind up in the same situation repeatedly. This dream can also mean you’re trying to figure a way out of a challenging real-life situation.
(See Bees; Figure)
Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality. If they are identical we may be recognizing our ambiguous feelings about ourselves. If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. These interpretations are also valid if […]