Carl Jung several times described a technique for using imagination which allowed the spontaneous expression of the unconscious. Jung described active imagination as a putting aside of conscious criticism while we allow our irrational to play or fantasise. In relationship to a dream, this technique can be extraordinarily helpful and revealing.
A way to learn the technique is to take a dream in which a fairly defined person appears. It can be a child or adult. One then sits in a quiet situation alone, or with a sympathetic listener, and imagines or feels oneself back in the dream. One does not need to develop clear images unless these come easily. Just holding the idea of the dream is often sufficient. Then in a playful way develop a conversation with the dream person. Ask them what they are doing; why they appear in your dream; what do they represent of yourself? With a little practice the dream characters can come to life for you if you can let yourself play or free-wheel a little.
As we learn active imagination, it can give us other ways of entering into the life of our dreams. We can imagine ourself as the dream character, or even as the objects or animals, and allow ourself to experience and speak from their viewpoint. We can enter the dream and carry it forward from where it slopped, imagining what would satisfy us, thus becoming more active in dealing with our own inner and outer life. See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Seeing or experiencing an assassination attempt means startling events are in you future, but “luck can be found even in misfortune”—things could be worse. You are assassinating someone: you are spending time and energy on a hopeless situation—you will not succeed. You see blood: you will experience personal and professional losses. Dreaming about being assassinated: you are in great danger—the utmost concentration is called for.... Dreamers Dictionary
(see Flowers, Gardens) In the Victorian language of flowers, this represents pride and beauty.
Elizabethan: Preventing an untimely death on a scaffold.
If you’ve stuck your neck out lately, you may want to reconsider this course of action.
Happy celebrations and / or some type of promotion or public recognition. Carnation gets its name from “coronation,” because it was used so often in ancient times as a festival flower.... The Language of Dreams
Symbol: The carnation represents passion and is seen in many pictures of Madonnas.
Vision: Dreaming about carnations: your love life is in excellent shape and your opportunities at work are good. In a man’s dream, the image of the carnation—and flowers in general— often refer to women who can be bought. Maybe he is hoping for such an adventure—a desire he can only admit to himself through flowers. Picking a carnation: thoughtless actions on your part will create a crisis with a friend. Looking at a wilted carnation: a close relationship will come to an end.
Depth Psychology: The carnation is usually a symbol for the connection you have to other people.
The color of the carnation is important. See the chapter “Color in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a carnation vary in symbolism based upon the color. Red-Compassion, Pink-I’ll never forget you, Purple-Capriciousness, caution, Striped-Sorry I can’t be with you, “Dear John”, White-Innocence, Yellow-Playfulness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a coronation, foretells you will enjoy acquaintances and friendships with prominent people.
For a young woman to be participating in a coronation, foretells that she will come into some surprising favor with distinguished personages. But if the coronation presents disagreeable incoherence in her dreams, then she may expect unsatisfactory states growing out of anticipated pleasure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a coronation symbolize that a great honor will be bestowed upon you. You are in the midst of a great transformation where you are coming into your power. See Celebration.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Because the unconscious has a powerful faculty for synthesising our experience, it frequently arrives at a sense of what we most wish for or want to create through our life.
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
When they become apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have – our inner motivation may be totally different to our outer behaviour – and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The need to discriminate and take the best option often comes up on a day-to-day basis. We often have to compare and contrast our alternatives. This reflects in dreams perhaps more vividly than in real life and allows us to discriminate in our choices.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Geomancy) Seeing a fortuneteller who practices divination by interpreting random figures that are formed when a handful of earth is thrown on the ground or one who interprets randomly drawn lines on sand represents a fraudulent and a cunning person, a thief, or such a dream could represent profits from importing goods. (Also see Astrologer; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of fortune-telling indicates a dependence on the opinions or ideas of others when making decisions, especiallv those of a spiritual nature.
The reading received in such a dream may be a prognostication of forthcoming developments in your current situation.
Each type of divination system has a specific theme that can add dimension to your interpretation of this dream.
For example, Tarot entails dispensing cards and accepting or rejecting the hand fate deals. Dice speak of taking risks, and aystal balls rely on vision, thereby putting the dreamer on notice to open her or his eyes fullv!
Divinatory abilities and interests developing, or latent talents coming to the forefront.... The Language of Dreams
This dream means the opposite of what you may think! The more charitable you were (the more you donated) in your dream, the greater will be your financial difficulties in the next twelve months. However, if you received the donation in your dream, you can look forward to a rapid increase in income or other money luck.... My Dream Interpretation
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of someone, or yourself, hallucinating indicates some misconception or misperception of reality. Whatever situations exist right now, everything is very unclear and uncertain, and caution is called for.... The Language of Dreams
To have a hallucination in your dream symbolizes repressed emotions and feelings that you do not want to confront. Your dream could be telling you to be more alert and to express yourself more clearly. Alternatively, it refers to self-deception. What are you trying to hide?... My Dream Interpretation
1- When dreaming, there is an hallucinatory quality about everything that we see. We usually accept what we experience as real and in the actual dream state do not question. Scenes can change as quickly as the blink of an eye, faces can change, we can be looking at one thing then a few seconds later realise we are looking at something completely different. This is totally acceptable within the dream reality. It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.
2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.
For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.
3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘1 dream insects are dropping either on me from the ceiling of our bedroom, or crawling over my pillow. My long-suffering husband is always woken when I sit bolt upright in bed, my eyes wide open and my arm pointing at the ceiling. I try to brush them off. I can still see them—spiders or woodlice. I am now well aware it is a dream. But no matter how hard I stare the insects are there in perfect detail. I am not frightened, but wish it would go away’ (Sue D). Sue’s dream only became a hallucination when she opened her eyes and continued to see the insects in perfect clarity.
A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.
To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.
A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occurring while we have our eyes open.
The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encounter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.
There are probably many reasons why Sue should experience a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet unconscious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.
A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded socially.
Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.
If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.
The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regulated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feelings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the individual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, elements of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Unacknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams are hallucinations and projections of our unconscious mind. However, if you dream of hallucinogenics/hallucinations, this represents the expansion of your mind, openness, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and that you are delving into foreign regions of your mind and spirit. You are exploring your imagination, creativity, and solutions to life’s challenges. See Drug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you see strange and weird illuminations in your dreams, you will meet with disappointments and failures on every hand. Illuminated faces, indicate unsettled business, both private and official.
To see the heavens illuminated, with the moon in all her weirdness, unnatural stars and a red sun, or a golden one, you may look for distress in its worst form. Death, family troubles, and national upheavals will occur.
To see children in the lighted heavens, warns you to control your feelings, as irrevocable wrong may be done in a frenzy of feeling arising over seeming neglect by your dear ones.
To see illuminated human figures or animals in the heavens, denotes failure and trouble; dark clouds overshadow fortune.
To see them fall to the earth and men shoot them with guns, many troubles and obstacles will go to nought before your energy and determination to rise.
To see illuminated snakes, or any other creeping thing, enemies will surround you, and use hellish means to overthrow you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you forgot your locker combination in your dream, this is your unconscious mind’s way of telling you that you may have forgotten something in real life - like an important date or an appointment.... My Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: When in dreams we are nominated by someone we perhaps should look at the level of commitment we have to our various tasks. When we are nominating someone else, it may be that we do not feel up to a particular emotional responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: From a purely mundane perspective a nomination is quite literally a naming, so a dream where this occurs may have a great deal to do with who we think we are.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are reincarnated (born again) indicates that you need to deal with issues that you have been avoiding. You may have been given a second chance to regain what was previously thought to be lost. Alternatively, you are starting or entering a new stage in your life, and you now able to look toward the future without dwelling on the past.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of resigning, then this signifies a desire to quit or break the current pattern of your job or relationship. This dream may either be showing that it is time to let something go in order to embrace something new, or it may be cautioning you not to give up five minutes before the miracle.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1. In the sense of ending—ending something, or longing to end a relationship or a situation.
2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression. It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.
Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of the United Nations suggests that the most important thing in your life at this time needs your full and undivided attention. There may be an injustice at foot and to dream of the UN implies that a fair solution is waiting to be discovered.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Releasing bodily wastes in a dream suggests a need to release repressed emotions and/or anxiety. At times urination may have sexual connotations. Many people dream about the need to urinate which wakes them up and then they realize that they need to use the bathroom. At times the dream triggers the physical sensation and other times the physical sensation may become a part of the dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Ideas or feelings received from someone else— depending upon how you feel in the dream, what has been received can aid in meeting negative influences in life; influence of other people in your life; may be similar to injection and suggest sexual intercourse. See injection. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about being vaccinated: people are dishonest and trying to make life difficult tor you—defend yourself! Watching a child being vaccinated: you are protecting a defenseless person from being attacked (with a sharp, “piercing tongue”).
Depth Psychology: The dream is a sign that you want to immunize yourself against other people’s hostilities, nastiness, and malice. These people are not important—don’t take them seriously. Besides, everyone is entitled to his own brand of meanness!... Dreamers Dictionary
Material aspects: In normal everyday life, vaccination is an action that initially hurts but is ultimately for our benefit.
To dream that we are being vaccinated therefore suggests we are likely to be hurt by someone (perhaps emotionally), though ultimately it will be for our own good. Consult the entries for injection and needle for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile