If the attic is well appointed, and brightly lit, then you will have luck with either love or matrimony.
The attic can also represent the mind, and if the attic is chaotic this will be a sign telling you to organize your thoughts for better living.... attic dream meaning
Other interpretations suggest that dreams of gardens express a desire to be closer to nature or your natural self. Sometimes, dream gardens are symmetrical with a central point; this mandala symbol represents the inner wholeness of your true self and to dream of a garden that reproduces its form may indicate inner healing after a period of unease or even illness.
If your dream garden is beautiful, this suggests creativity and abundance in your life, whereas an overgrown neglected garden warns that you have neglected your personal growth. It is time to clear away the weeds and start nurturing your talents.
The garden is also the symbol of the feminine attributes and the qualities of wildness that need to be tamed in order to create order. Closed or walled gardens, in particular, have this significance and can represent virginity. Freud saw the garden as an image of the female genitals, with the dreamer perhaps facing the carnal temptations associated with the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
If your dream garden is square or circular in shape, this suggests unconscious wisdom and insight.
If there is a pool in the garden this refers to memories of childhood or hidden, unexpressed emotions.
If you are gardening in your dream, this indicates that you are in the act of creation; the dream may be referring to your psychological growth and increasing emotional maturity. To see a vegetable garden symbolizes increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care; it also suggests stability and inner growth. To see a flower garden in your dream foretells of tranquility, comfort, true love and a happy home in your future. To see a sparse, weed-infested garden indicates that you have neglected your emotional and spiritual needs. A garden gate may represent a welcome invitation to a more natural environment for those detained awhile by city life. Walking through a garden gate may represent moving into a new phase of life; new opportunities await you. An open gate represents changes for the future; a closed gate means problems or obstacles ahead
A conservatory or hothouse full of exotic plants symbolizes the unconscious being kept under tight control. A fountain in the garden is a symbol of encouragement, renewed hope and a release of creativity. A well in the garden may stand for your most valued talents and inner resources, but if the well is dried up and you cannot draw water from it, this suggests frustration at being unable to find an outlet for your talents. To see a neat and wellkept yard reflects your ability to maintain and organize aspects of your outside life, such as work and your social activities. To see a messy and neglected yard denotes those aspects of your life that are out of your control.
See also Plants entry in NATURE AND THE SEASONS; TREES.... garden dream meaning
To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.
If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor.
Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.
To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself.
Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility.
It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.
To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.
The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person.
Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.
A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.
To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.
If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.
To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.
To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.
To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep.
It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.... hair dream meaning
If a dream container is well organized with room to spare, you may be feeling comfortable in the way you organize your life. If, however, the box is disorganized and overcrowded with items, this can symbolize a sense of being overburdened with daily tasks or with emotions. It is worth remembering whether any items were offloaded in order to make the box easier to use.... container dream meaning
An open closet is a warning: be more careful around people in your surroundings.
A closed closet: be more accommodating and friendlier toward others.
Depth Psychology: The closet represents your body and its needs. Is your closet full and organized or empty? In case of the latter, you are either in need of more “emotional sustenance,” or you need a rest so you can replenish your energies.
See Furniture.... closet dream meaning
If you see yourself making marks on a calendar then this denotes that you are marking time until a certain event comes to pass.
If someone gives you a calendar you will have much disappointment in the week ahead.... calendar dream meaning
If your desk is overcrowded with papers and files, then your dream is telling you it is important for you to become more organized.
If there is nothing on your desk, then this dream represents that perhaps you are too rigid and organized and it’s time for you to take some creative risks.
See Business, Work and Processing Dreams.... desk dream meaning
If you dream of being stung by a bee, a group of people is making you uncomfortable in real life.... bee dream meaning
(1) A church may symbolize the self, the totally integrated psyche, with all its elements organized as a harmonious whole centred on whatever, in terms of your individual personality and ‘destiny5.
constitutes the supreme value of truth. (For self)
The image may therefore be taken as a sign that your unconscious is urging you to ‘centre” yourself, to put an end to the fragmentation which results in your going off in opposite directions; to ‘pull yourself together” in the almost literal sense of unifying all the currently conflicting parts of you into a creative and fulfilling collaboration or commingling.
Other buildings - a house, or just a room - may represent your psyche. The fact that your dream presents the psyche in the image of a church means that you are being invited to perceive the self as something sacred - that is, something of supreme value and perhaps in some way transcendent.
(2) The church may symbolize, not the total psyche, but some most valuable (‘sacred”) part of it which holds the meaning of your life - the key to your true destiny.
(3) In primitive times a sacred place was regarded as the birthplace of the tribe’s original - divine - ancestor(s). In the same way, your dream image of a sacred place may be a reminder that you are not a worthless creature living a meaningless life; that vour self is a divine reality’, something of supreme value and to be taken with the utmost seriousness; that you are not only to love yourself but also to revere yourself.
(4) The church - or what is going on inside it, or how you in the dream are reacting - may represent your feelings about religion or about some institutionalized form of religion.
(5) For church crypt see Cave, Cellar.
(6) Is there someone in the church - a priest or (other) holy person, or someone you love dearly and respect deeply (father or elder brother, for instance)? If so, the figure may represent the self, the part of you that transcends the ego (for self).
See also Wise Old Man / Woman.... church dream meaning
2. Good news, a surprise is in the ofﬁng.
3. Change of address.
4. To call attention to something, allow others to see or know something that might ordinarily be viewed as private. ... label dream meaning
A bartender in a dream also could represent a craftsman in his shop, a businessman in his office, a confidant, or someone who exposes others’ secrets and troubles for a price, or one who keeps a secret for a price.... bartender dream meaning
A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.
The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.
Folklore: Advancement.... carnival dream meaning
The Indian god Vishnu, after having concluded the creation of the world, rests on the back of the cosmic serpent and watches over the preservation of the cosmos.... serpent, cosmic dream meaning
It is also a place to which the soul can retreat.... shield (protective) dream meaning
It is meaningful to know what time period your dream represents—noon or night.7 Summer or winter? Also the century could be important.
As happens in many dreams, time sometimes seems to stand still (stagnation) or is passing quickly (stress).
If time is standing still, it could mean it’s time to slow down, to look at something more closely. Time speeding up—as in a time-lapse photo—often symbolizes expanded awareness.... time dream meaning
Depth Psychology: You have combined all the contradictions, feelings, thoughts, and desires of your personality into a harmonious whole—an incredible achievement!... orchestra dream meaning
Vision: Seeing a stork: you will be blessed with many children or have to deal with many children—not necessarily your own. Seeing a stork’s nest: peace and harmony reigns in your house.
A nest with young storks: you will visit a kindergarten, a children’s home, or organize a children’s party.
Depth Psychology: The stork is a symbol of the soul and your early childhood.
For young people, the dream means they want to have children—for older people, they want grandchildren.
See Swallow.... stork dream meaning
To have a bird land on your hand, arm, or head means an unexpected love is coming into your life.
To kill a bird, or find a dead bird, is an ill omen. Gypsies in different parts of England have different ideas about dreams concerning specific birds. Following are a few of those ideas:
Blackbird: A need for caution. Examine all business matters carefully.
Canary: Death of a friend.
A sudden departure.
A flying canary means temporary sickness.
Crow: You will be disappointed in an expectation and will have to make do with what you have.
Dove: Fidelity in love; happiness at home.
A flock of doves means an abundance of love and happiness. Two doves together mean reconciliation.
Eagle: A soaring eagle indicates great business success.
Falcon / Hawk: A soaring falcon or hawk, as with an eagle, means business success.
A swooping falcon or hawk means success in a legal matter.
To carry the bird on your arm and / or release it means to branch out, embracing new associates in your business or personal life.
Lark: A short vacation, with fun and relaxation.
Nightingale: To hear or see a nightingale is the forerunner of joyful news, great success in business, joy in love.
To hear a nightingale sing is to be assured of happiness.
Owl: You must give great thought to a coming problem, rather than making a snap decision.
If the owl flies away, you will find the problem is not as big as it seems.
To hear an owl hoot is to be warned of coming problems.
Parrot: Beware of slander. Don’t listen to gossip.
Peacock: To dream of a peacock is a sign of popularity, but beware of pride and vanity If it is a peacock which suddenly spreads its tail, beware of ostentation.
To hear a peacock scream means there is an approaching storm that will do you some damage. This could be a domestic or business “storm.”
Pigeon: To dream of a flying pigeon, according to Gypsies in Yorkshire, is to expect news in the form of a letter.
If you don’t see the pigeon land, it could be good or bad news.
If you see the bird land, then it is definitely good news.
Raven: A favorite bird of the Gypsies. Many dream books call this a bird of ill omen, but Romanis say that to dream of it signifies a family reunion with much happiness and joy to come.
If it is flying, the reunion will be unexpected; if at rest, it will be something you organize.
Swallow: Flying swallows mean happiness and good fortune. Nesting swallows mean close friendship.
Swan: You will have a happy and contented family life.
If there are young signets with the swan(s), then you will have children.
Vulture: Represents a bitter enemy.
To kill a vulture is to triumph over your enemy To see one devouring its prey is a warning about a lawsuit.... bird dream meaning
It is time to organize your life and target your priorities. In another view, clay can represent excrement or waste.
To see a clay pot in your dream is an indication of innocence, loyalty, and integrity.... clay dream meaning
Dreaming of feeling sad or disappointed on Valentine’s day suggests that it is time to make a strong commitment to your own happiness. You may need to organize a special ritual just for yourself: for example, write a ‘love letter’ and read it to yourself in the moonlight.... valentine’s day dream meaning
See FedEx and Processing Dreams.... instant messenger (im) dream meaning
If the number in your dream is more than a single digit, then add them together to get a single digit.
For example 196 would be 7 (1+9+6=16, 1+6=7).
See One-Ten, Twenty-One, Eleven, 24/7, 365 and Math.... number dream meaning
If you are operating with synergy, then this dream signifies that you are powerfully unified within yourself and you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
If the team is operating in disharmony, then this dream is a message for you to organize your various sub-personalities into a singular focus so that you can win this game called life.... team dream meaning
A dream of seeing a comb, or multiple combs, is symbolic of your search for meaning in a certain relationship or situation. You need to find out more about elements that are not clear to you at the present time.... comb dream meaning
If it was the old-fashioned barber’s type and the blade was dull, it is a warning to control your temper and/or.
your passion or be prepared for serious consequences; if the blade was bright and sharp (or you honed it), the dream predicts that your ability to cut through irrelevant issues will bring you gratifying recognition.
If you dreamed of cutting yourself on & razor (or razor blade), you will have to overcome some hostile opposition before you get what you want; fighting or slashing with a razor portends reverses due to impulsive, badly timed actions.
However, a safety razor in your dream predicts achievement through clever application of your ability to organize.
See also Shaving.... razor dream meaning
The omens of this dream portend happiness thanks to your ability to organize people. To make a puppet dance promises good business and great profit.... puppet dream meaning
It is important that you identify each of them, whether honest or greedy. Similarly, this dream can also get an idea of what we think about society and how we organize our daily lives.
If you see yourself as part of the government it means that you control your life perfectly. However, you should pay attention to opposing parties, which may be somewhat directly represented in the dream.
Dreaming that you occupy a powerful position in the government predicts an uncertain season.... government dream meaning
The state of the filing cabinet in your dream will reflect how pressing this need is. Other details of the dream will help you understand what areas of your life need attending to in a more detailed way.... file cabinet dream meaning
It is a symbolic gathering of consciousness or different ideas in order to create some sort of unified direction. All of the people who attend a meeting in your dream are to be understood as aspects of yourself whose qualities are needed collectively in order to accomplish some current goal or objective in your life. This is more of a rational mind symbol and calls into being the part of your nature that can plan, schedule, organize, and carry out movement.... meeting dream meaning
If a dream features this as a prominent image, the need to codify your sense of direction or bring clarity to otherwise chaotic thoughts is being highlighted.
The expansion of digital communication is slowly making snail mail all but obsolete, so such a dream may harken back to old ways of establishing boundaries.... zip code dream meaning
The Major Arcana
0- The Fool
A jester figure representing impulse, birth and youth, sometimes shown beginning a journey and accompanied by a dog.
If this card appears in your dreams, it stands for a new start and infinite possibilities. When it appears, you might be about to make a move, not just to a new home, but to a new job or way of thinking. There is more than just change, renewal and a brand new beginning in the Fool; there’s also movement, and a fresh, exciting new time. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasizing and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.
1- The Magician
Sometimes shown as a juggler or illusionist at a fair, sometimes playing with the symbols of the four suits, representing consciousness, a sense of self-control and dexterity. In dreams, this card might be telling you that you will have a vision, an idea or a magical mental image of whatever it is you most want, whether it is the solution to a problem, a successful career or a fulfilling love life.
2- High Priestess
Shown as a female religious leader, representing women’s liberation, wisdom, independence and psychic development. The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinct and the supernatural. She offers secret knowledge, like the moon on a dark night, so that you can find your path in life. She sits between the pillars of dark and light, consciousness and unconsciousness, waxing and waning. All secret knowledge is hers.
Shown as a queen on a throne or as the mother goddess, she represents illumination, intelligence, understanding, maternity and creativity. The Empress is a creator, be it the creation of life, of romance, of art or business. This card tells you that if you want your new romance, career, business or creation to grow into all it can be, you have to pay attention to it, baby it and be willing to let it take those first steps when it is ready. Most of all, like any pregnant mother or good gardener, you have to be patient. All things need time to gestate and sprout.
Sometimes shown as a king on a throne holding a sphere and scepter, he represents sight, vision, realization, power and strength. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow because he rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But sometimes that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.
5- Hierophant or Pope
A religious leader, sometimes shown as the Pope seated on a throne, he represents the link between God and man, and symbolizes spiritual discovery, the father, transcendence, and the teacher. The Hierophant’s only problem is that he can be stubborn. At his best, he is wise and soothing, offering much-needed advice; at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.
Shown as two people surrounded by cupids, flowerbeds, they represent struggle, beauty, sovereignty and, union. Above all, this card is a symbol of choice. Love is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can’t understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. When this card appears in a dream, you are being told to trust your instincts, to choose this career, challenge, person or thing to which or whom you are so strongly drawn, no matter how scary, how difficult, irrational or troublesome.
Sometimes shown as warriors parading triumphant in chariot or an icon of a hero being paraded around, it represents victory, the domination of humankind over nature, power, war and self-control.
If this card appears in your dream, it suggests that control is required over opposing emotions, wants, needs, people or circumstances; it is urging you to bring them together and give them a single direction, your direction. The card can indicate new motivation or inspiration that gets a stagnant situation moving again.
8- Strength or Lust
Represents love as a source of strength, endurance, will to survive, strong desires and perseverance. In dreams, this card suggests that you can control not only the situation, but also yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining your integrity. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.
Often shown as a hermit holding an hourglass, the hermit represents withdrawal, solitude, abandonment of convention via inner conviction and a preoccupation with details,. This is not a time for socializing; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. Nor is it a time for action, discussion or decisions; it is a time to think, organize, ruminate and take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent during this time of withdrawal. But such times lead to enlightenment, illumination and clarity.
10- Wheel of Fortune
Represents karma, reincarnation, the consequences of chance happenings, cycles, optimism and generosity. This card can mean movement, change and evolution, but its primary meaning is that such changes will seem to come out of the blue as a stroke of good, unexpected fortune.
Often shown as ‘lady justice’ (blindfolded with scale), representing decision, equilibrium. Justice is about cold, objective balance through reason or natural force. This is the card that tells a person they can’t keep smoking and drinking without consequences to their health. It is the card that advises cutting out waste and insists that you make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
12- Hanged Man
Represents sacrifice, violence, transition. Sometimes you need to sacrifice cherished positions, opening yourself to other truths and other perspectives in order to find solutions. One thing is certain; whether the insight is great or small, spiritual or mundane, once you have been the Hanged Man in your dreams, you never see things in quite the same way again.
Often shown as a skeleton or the Grim Reaper, this card represents stagnation and routine, but also fresh starts, a clean slate, liberation and renewal. This is a time of change, a time for something to end, but also a time for something new to begin. You may feel sad, empty or low, but that will help you rise again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Death is not the end. It is only the precursor to resurrection.
This card represents enthusiasm, moderation, truthfulness, the mixing of opposite ingredients in proper proportion, and working together. Temperance may, at first glance, be a warning to ‘temper’ or modify your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all.
15- The Devil
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major Arcana, the Devil is not really ‘Satan’ at all, but Pan, the half-goat nature god, or Dionysus, the god of wine and licentiousness. This card represents superficiality, confusion, ignorance, apathy, limitations, frustrations and sexual problems. These are gods of pleasure and abandonment, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This card is about ambition, but is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate, messy or wild- or even ambitious.
16- The Tower
Representing spiritual awakening, destiny, often shown as a ‘house of god’ or a ruins, the Tower is a card about war. This war is between the tangled structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth.
If this card appears in your dreams, you can expect to be shaken up or to be blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes such a shock to make you see a truth that you refuse to confront, or to challenge and destroy beliefs that are well constructed and deeply defended. What is most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.
17- The Star
Often shown as a woman kneeling on a sea shore, this card suggests clarity of vision and spiritual insight, and represents meditation, inspiration, hope, immortality. Most importantly, it suggests that unexpected help will be coming, but that help is only the first step. The star only reveals the future. It is up to you to find your way to that future.
18- The Moon
A card that is connected with sleep, and so both with dreams and with nightmares, the Moon represents illusion, self-deception, confusion and the growth of intuition. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. It should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition.
If this image appears in your dreams, you may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.
19- The Sun
Just as the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious or from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully conscious whilst wide awake, and represents enlightenment, clarity, understanding, comprehension, wisdom, happiness and splendor. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy, as well as symbolizing science and math, beautifully constructed music and carefully reasoned philosophy.
Often showing angels blowing trumpets, this card represents awakening to something new and rebirth. There are wounds from the past that may not have healed and Judgment advises you to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. This is also a card of healing, quite literally from an accident or illness, as well as a card signaling great transformation, renewal and change.
21- The World or Universe
Simply put, this card tells you that a successful conclusion to a long-term project is in sight, and that it will be accompanied by well-earned praise, celebration and success. It represents completion, reward, perfection, a unity of positive and negative, and, on a more mundane level, the World card indicates travel. These are not short business trips, but long, fantastic trips. This is a wonderful card of wholeness, perfection, satisfaction and happiness.... tarot cards dream meaning
As always, the context of your dream will help you determine its meaning. It might help to create your own personal dream journal or dictionary to help you identify reoccurring personal dream images and their meanings. Here are some guidelines:
For one week write down as many images as you can recall for your dream. Try to use single words for each image; for example, dog, cup, spoon and so on. Do this as you first wake up when the images are still fresh in your mind. Then write down beside each symbol any associations that occur.
If a symbol crops up on more than one occasion, make a special mark by it and note whether the context was different. At the end of the week, organize your list alphabetically and see which images appear most often. You might want to repeat this for another week afterwards to add to your personal dream dictionary.
Bear in mind that dream images change as you do and may require additional meanings. You are also more likely to have dreams at turning points in your life, such as leaving school, finding a new job or getting married.
If you find yourself inundated with symbols and messages, try to concentrate on only one or two dreams, or on those dreams that you recognize as being important by their power and the feelings with which they leave you.... your dream dictionary dream meaning
bristles: brisk and violent dangers of prickly import.
buying: are conceited, selfish and unreasonably rude.
many: wil receive money after the death of a relative.
others who have: wil be introduced to a new factory business.
selling: wil be hated by friends for a successful sale.
squealing: irritating revelation of muddied facts.
thin, being: children wil cause petty vexations.
well fed: prosperity from your poor showing after an altercation with a woman.
wild, a: a friend wil try to cause harm to your ability to organize. ... hogs dream meaning
animal, an: organize every iota of evidence before proceeding.
being kicked: wil have many powerful adversaries.
enemies: conflicts within you need to be resolved first.
friends: a friend is trying to help you fol ow office discipline.
someone else: wil be reprimanded by superiors. ... kicking dream meaning
The archetypes predispose us to subconsciously organize our personal experiences in certain ways. We are, for instance, predisposed to perceive someone in our early environment as a father because of the father archetype. If a person’s biological father is absent during childhood, someone else (e.g., an older brother) is assimilated into this archetype, providing concrete images for the father complex (the reflection of the father archetype in the personal unconscious).
Archetypes are not specific images or symbols. They are more like invisible magnetic fields that cause iron filings to arrange themselves according to certain patterns. For example, Jung postulated the existence of a self archetype, which constitutes the unconscious basis for our ego—our conscious self-image or self-concept. In dreams, this self is represented in a variety of ways, often in the form of a circle or mandala (a circular diagram used as an aid to meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism). The self can also be represented by surrogate symbols, such as four of almost anything (according to Jung, four is the number of whole- ness and hence a symbol of the self), a pattern Jung referred to as a quaternity. These concrete manifestations of elusive archetypes are referred to as archetypal images or, when they appear in dreams, as archetypal dream images.
Jung asserted that much of world mythology and folklore represents manifestations of the collective unconscious. He based this assertion on his discovery that the dreams of his patients frequently contained images with which they were completely unfamiliar, but which seemed to reflect symbols that could be found somewhere in the mythological systems of world culture. Jung further found that if he could discover the specific meaning of such images in their native culture, he could better understand the dreams in which they occurred. The process of seeking such meanings is referred to as amplification.... archetypes (archetypal dream images) dream meaning