Mandala

The mandala is a sacred shape, which is so powerful that it is found in one form or another in most systems of belief, but most frequently in eastern religions. Typically, it is a circle enclosing a square with a symbol in the centre representing the whole of life. It is mostly used as an […]

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Cube

To see a cube in your dream symbolizes material possessions and earthly things. It may also be a metaphor for “being square” or being too conservative.

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Levels / Layers

A level in sacred architecture represents knowledge out of the norm. All religions are based on worshipping a cosmic order, which means that a key aspect of religion is trying to recreate this order, something we often try to do in dreams. A stupa, for instance, a memorial instigated by buddha himself, is essentially made […]

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Courtyard

In dreams, the courtyard is a place of refuge, if only transitory at times, and often the shape will be relevant. A square courtyard would focus on physical or material concerns for instance – perhaps the manifestation of spiritual energy in a difficult situation (see shapes / patterns).

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Mirror

Dreaming of a mirror suggests concern over our self-image. We are worried as to what others think of us, and need self-examination in order to function correctly. There may be some anxiety over ageing or health.

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Mirror

Magic, another world, self, reflection. It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image, you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a […]

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Mirror

It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image, you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad luck, or, […]

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Wins

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 […]

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