Apple computers are known for being user- friendly and are preferred by most artists. One may appear in a dream to spark your creative side. As the apple represents wisdom. this symbol may indicate that it is time to go ahead and use your wisdom to create something beautiful.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents self-expression. However, a ball, as in football and handball, also expresses aggressive penetration, forging ahead.
Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.
According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.
If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you enjoyed playing a board game in your dream, you have pleasant times ahead. But if you were bored or annoyed by it, you can expect a period of minor difficulties and annoyances. This dream might also be suggesting that you are “bored” with the way things are now.... My Dream Interpretation
A symbol of mental discipline and the ability to coordinate. Help at work, impersonal perfection, indifferent precision; what is missing is the soul and the emotions. Warning: too career-oriented.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A PC may reflect your concerns about work. It may metaphorically stand for the ability to process information or for brain function. Problems with your personal computer may point to difficulties in processing data internally or in thinking clearly.
For example, losing text may represent forgetting impor tant information. Accidentally deleting something may Indicate your losing information or forgetting ideas that are critical.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The computer dream is one of personal understanding and as such should be viewed in conjunction with all the other signs in your dream.
The computer can also represent discipline and coordination to the dreamer, if the dreamers job involves the use of a computer then dreaming of it would be telling you that you are too wound up in your work and need to back off on the heavy work schedule.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of a computer represent your unique access to the universal mind. Throughout all eastern religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, the Goddess Religions, even Masonry, there is the belief in the one supreme mind and being that interconnects us all.
The computer is often used as a symbol of the one mind and your desire to connect and express yourself to others. See Internet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a computer, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The computer is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use a computer a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.
If you dream of someone hacking into your computer, there is a sense that your privacy is being invaded. You may be overwhelmed and have the feeling that you are at the mercy of another. Also see “Computer Game”, “Computer Virus” and “Computer Mouse”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are playing a computer game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
Difficulty in controlling the mouse on your personal computer may suggest that you are losing control of the direction of your thinking. It may signify confusion. It may also indicate that you are acting like a mouse rather than a lion, a little too timid for your own good.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Because of the ease with which computers can file, son, cross reference and present information, a great deal of work has been done in analysing the content of thousands of dreams (The Content Analysis oj Dreams, Hall and Van De Castle). As computers are an everyday pan of many homes, we can easily use them to gain insight into our own dreams. Two areas of help are as follows.
We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the frequency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self insight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and development occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.
The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.
The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer anything like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in themselves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them. It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour responses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or business situations.
If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a period of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more efficient.
The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by using dream processing.
Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experience and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream process is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates. It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a massive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes information and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gathered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of game, either shooting or killing or by other means, denotes fortunate undertakings; but selfish motions; if you fail to take game on a hunt, it denotes bad management and loss.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
People dream about all different types of games. Some are simple and borrowed from daily life, like basketball or Monopoly. Other games in dreams are bizarre, incredible, totally unrealistic, and some are even sadistic.
To interpret the dream you must consider its greater context and your emotional reactions in it. Some games are simply a form of entertainment from your unconscious. You may be having fun in your dream. This is not all that common, but it does happen from time to time. Other “game” dreams may represent the challenges in your life, your competitive nature, or your childishness. They may point out goals to be achieved or are a simple way to let out steam.
The game in your dream could also represent “the game of life.” This is not an original thought on my part, but it deserves attention and consideration.
If you are playing a strange game with people from your daily life, consider your interactions with them and the role that each individual plays.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A suggestion to take life a little easier, not to be so serious. It is an image of the liveliness and the ups and downs of life. Communication, a warning against being too superficial. Longing for contact. See Ball (game).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you are taking part in a Game is a mixed omen, for it depends upon the result, for one thing, and after that, it is contrary in its meaning.
If you win for yourself, or your side, it is an unfortunate sign and means misfortune in business. But to lose, indicates that you will be prosperous. See also BIRDS and PARTRIDGE.... Mystic Dream Book
To be engaged in a game represents that you have a playful attitude. Your dream may be giving you the message to engage and play wholeheartedly with the awareness that life is really a game, or to realize that you can only win at this game called life when you can be in the world but not of it. Alternatively, this dream may be showing you that you haven’t been taking your life seriously, and your frivolity has become a defense mechanism that stands in the way of your ability to live an authentic and powerful life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of playing games traditionally means a time of relaxation and ease, wherein one can regather his or her resources. But in this day and age, it could be a pun, indicating that someone is “playing games” with you. Watching a game hints at feelings of being on the outside looking in - or possibly feelings that you’re sitting on the sidelines while life passes you by.
If you’re playing and enjoying a game, then life will be good to you. But if you’re frustrated by it, expect a few setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreams of Game boy signify that you are honing of mental skills and the desire to battle at a safe distance. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you are playing mind games. See Game.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being a contestant on a game show may symbolize a petty disagreement with someone in your waking life.
A game show on television speaks of an opportunity to see an argument from a different perspective, bringing light to the situation. You may have to release your feelings of pride so as to resolve this disagreement. Dreaming of a game show is suggesting that you may not have been entirely correct in your original judgment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Amusement; Cynicism; Playing games; Playing) To play games or to act sprightly in a dream means pride, arrogance, being cynical, profanity or defiling what is sacred in one’s religion and lacking reverence for it. Playing backgammon in a dream means exaltation, gaining power, honor and rank, or it could denote one’s pride, arrogance and cynicism. Playing with a wedding ring in a dream means concealing secrets, except if someone else appears in one’s dream, then it could mean looking for a missing person. Sitting and playing with one’s heels in a dream means governing. Playing football in a dream means reconciliation or making peace with one’s enemy. Ifa sick person sees himselfplaying a game in a dream, it means recovering from his illness and returning to a normal healthy life. Playing cricket ball in a dream means a fight followed by reconciliation and peace. (Also seeBackgammon; Cock fighting; Gambling; Ball; Bullfight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Each game envisioned in a dream has different meanings, depending on its focus.
For example, chess stresses logic, forethought, and strategy as a key for victory, roulette wheels reflect gambles and uncertainty, word jumbles symbolize the need for ordered communications, and Monopoly might represent cautious use of money.
Figuratively, playing games with people instead of being forthright.... The Language of Dreams
Piaying games in a dream is generally a good sign if there is no reference to whether you are winning or losing. Games of skill have a better chance, and outdoor games of an athletic nature are best of all.... The Complete Dream Book
Spiritually, games are a form of ritualized conflict between two opposing forces. Wars and tribal localized fights were used previously by elders and priests to channel aggression. In the same way, because they are mock fights, games in dreams can be used as expressions of aggression against other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket (which are team games) represent for many the strong ability to identify with a ‘tribe’ or a group of people. They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people.
A referee in such a game signifies the monitoring of our behaviour. In dreams, games that require the power of thought and strategy – such as chess or draughts – often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward. Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and take into account our opponent’s reaction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Playing a game such as golf in our dream indicates that we are taking note of how we play the game of life.
If we are playing well we may take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.
If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Consult the entries for chess, gambling and win / winning for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Generally, games can be stances used to meet life; not taking life seriously—making a game of it; competitiveness; team work; life skills. Also a game can be a way of playing creatively, exploring feelings, ideas and approaches in a safe way before trying them out in life. This son of self allowing, of letting oneself ‘want’ something without too much serious ovenones, can be beginning df new developments in life.
Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: competitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Opponents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—whatever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.
Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing Mount Olympus means you are hoping for spiritual insights or “help from above.” At best, the dream indicates your trust in a higher power. Dreaming about the Olympic games refers to the daily competition you face.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary
Can simply be the son of pleasure we feel on listening to music; the impressions left on us by events, people, and therefore memory, but often memory integrated by the unconscious into insights; the impression we might leave behind at death—what remains of us; the impression we would like to give others. Idioms: for the record; track record. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of being in a video game can symbolize your life. You may feel as though life is a game. Dreaming of being in a video game can also be a product of gaming for hours on end during the day ... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream that you are playing a video game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation