Dream Dictionary: An A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind

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9780517224656: Dream Dictionary: An A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind

The ultimate Guide To Your Inner Self. Let dream therapist Tony Crisp be your guide on one of the most enlightened journeys you will ever take: into the world of your own subconcious mind. Based on material from thousands of dreams gathered during 22 years of research, Dream Dictionary is alphabetically organized to give you instant reference to:

Dream Symbols and their meaning.

Recurring dreams and their significance.

Nightmares -- what they reveal and how to banish them.

Sex, money, and color in your dreams.

Health and your dreams.

Dream archetypes -- what they mean and how to work with them. Problem solving -- how to unlock the extraordinary creative potential of your dreams, and much more!

From Abandoned To Zoo, here is the unique encyclopedia handbook that provides an authoritative history of dreams and dream research as well as original insight and essential information that will allow you to understand and use the rich material of your dreams.
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Tony Crisp has had a long working relationship with dreams. In 1972 he wrote one of the earliest self-help books on dreams. In those years he also started one of the first human growth centers in the U.K., teaching people how to use dreams and the dream process for healing and personal growth. Since then three more of his books on dreams have been published, along with others on working with the dream process while awake, using spontaneous movement.

A previous version of Dream Dictionary has been translated into seven languages worldwide. Tony Crisp's insight into the dream process was so valued that he was London Broadcasting Company's dream therapist for seven years.
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abandoned Feeling unwanted, particularly by parents. May have become habitual. It can lead to feelings of being unloved in the midst of what is really a happy and caring relationship; sometimes self-pity; can represent big changes in your life, such as leaving home, or traveling and living in another country, so feeling abandoned by one's friends and support. Such dreams may occur if you had to spend time in hospital as a child, or one of your parents died. If by a friend or relative: anxiety about losing friendship, or of illness creating a loss. Being abandoned in the sense of allowing sexual and emotional liberty: finding a new freedom; dropping usual social codes and unashamedly expressing yourself; it can be an example of one of the functions of dreams, to release held-back sexuality and emotion. See alone; hero/ine.

abbey See abbey under house, buildings.

abdomen See abdomen under body.

abduction Happening to someone else: the desire to influence or have power over someone. Happening to yourself: feeling influenced by someone or something else, against your inclinations or desires. This can occur when events in life, such as leaving school or home, push you into changes you do not embrace with pleasure. Or you may feel people you are involved with are forming a clique and pressuring you. Sometimes the pressure arises from within, from a part of you that is trying to emerge.

aboriginal The unsophisticated; inner contact with the natural life-processes within; feeling unified with nature. This often brings an intuitive wisdom. See Africa, African; black person; natives.

abortion Suggests an idea, a direction, or an area of one's feelings such as surround a love affair that has died or been lost; an attempted relationship, direction, or project is not supported by your confidence or desire. If dream connects with actual abortion: the emotions surrounding an actual experience of abortion; sense of guilt; the fears of damage to future possibility of childbearing; the feelings about loss of the baby. All these need to be healed in some measure. See baby.

Example: "I dreamt that my mum had a miscarriage. When I woke up I knew she had split with her current boyfriend. She rang up and I said, 'Mum, don't tell me, I know why you've rung, you've broken with your boyfriend.' She was amazed and asked how I knew." (Jane)

above See positions.

abroad Your feelings about that country, or the culturally held view of it; being in a new or changed life situation. If abroad or going abroad: making a change, doing something new; wanting to escape your present environment; getting away from it all. If someone or something arrives from abroad: a change; something new arising in your life. If you have lived in that country: overall experience of that place. Were you happy there, lonely, what characteristics of the people did you take in? Someone of the opposite sex from abroad: hopes for a new relationship; a relationship that has new features; difficulties with intimacy in present relationship. See travel.

absorb Dreams often represent learning as an organic process. Ideas are taken in, digested, then form part of an organic whole in an integrated system. Seeing something absorbed in a dream may represent absorbing ideas, or even poisonous feelings, depending upon what the dream images are.

abyss If feared: fear of losing control; fear of failure; lack of confidence; loss of identity; feelings about death; the unconscious. Having these fears in no way suggests the external or internal world warrants anxiety. But lack of confidence will obviously hamper performance in dealing with the difficulties represented by the abyss. Without fear: being able to take risks, not being afraid of illness and death in a paralyzing way. The void depicts the aspect of human consciousness existing beyond the opposites, such as good and bad, right and wrong. Access to this gives tremendous liberation to the dreamer, freeing them from restricting rigid concepts or habits of thinking, responding, and relating. See fall, falling; pit; void.

accelerator See accelerator under car.

accident Anxiety; self-punishment or introverted aggression. Occasionally a warning to watch one's step as attitudes may be predisposing one toward dangerous situations. Many people have strong feelings of anxiety about any dream that shows them having an accident or being injured. Research does not support the idea that such dreams predict impending disaster. Some people do have occasional warning dreams. See ESP in dreams. Accident at sea: feelings of threat about relationship; a sense there is a problem building up. Accident in car: tension about your efforts to "get somewhere" or achieve your goals. Take care in driving for a few days. See car. Accident in the home: tension may be building up in your home life; occasionally means you have unconsciously noticed something might cause an accident in the home. Therefore check whatever it is that produced the accident--i.e., is stair carpet loose if you dream of falling down stairs? An accident to someone else: could be hidden aggression. Plane crash: worries about a project such as business collapsing or not coping financially. Idioms: accidentally on purpose; chapter of accidents. See airplane.

acid Something burning away at your feelings or confidence, perhaps guilt or anxiety; your vitriolic attack on someone else; fear of getting "burnt" or hurt. Throwing acid on someone: purposely hurting someone; putting them to the test by being hurtful. Idioms: acid tongue; come the old acid (try to deceive); the acid test.

acting, actor/actress See famous people; actor/actress, acting under roles.

active imagination Carl Jung several times described a technique for using imagination that 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 fantasize. 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. Then sit in a quiet situation alone or with a sympathetic listener and purposefully create an internal feeling or attitude that is noncritical and meditative. It may help to imagine that you have dropped any critical feelings and are listening with open heart to a friend. The aim is to allow the friend to express without your intervention or direction. This attitude is applied to yourself.

Having developed the right attitude, then hold the dream in mind, imagine yourself back in the feelings and environment of the dream and simply watch to see what develops in your imagination. By doing this you are listening to the unconscious and observing how it intervenes and communicates with consciousness by introducing changes, imagery, and feelings into your contemplation of the dream. See carrying the dream forward, under peer dream work.

active/passive You are in a passive role when you are an inactive observer in your dream, are all the time on the receiving end of dream action, or make no effort to move from discomfort. If this occurs frequently in your dreams, you are probably passive in your waking life. This habitual passivity can gradually be changed by such techniques as active imagination and imagining the dream forward. See processing your dreams.

ad See advertisement.

address Yourself; the way you live; your present style of life or status. Another person's address: contact with that person. Past address: the person you were, the traits you developed, what you faced in life at that time. To forget or lose your address: to lose sight of your goals or standards in life, or who you are. This suggests a loss of connection with, or a breakdown of the feelings and motivations that usually give you purpose and drive. Thus you would experience a sort of confusion about "where you live," i.e., your place in life and connection with others.

Adler, Alfred (1870-1937) Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied medicine, and later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over Freud's idea that the sexual impulse was all important in human behavior. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfillment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience--their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially acceptable. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourselves and our surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to compensate. Adler therefore felt that in dreams we not only see what we think of ourselves, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.

adolescent May refer to yourself and what you faced at that age; issues to do with sexual and social maturing; feelings about the opposite sex; undeveloped parts of self; potential for growth and creativity. See boy; girl; individuation; man; woman.

adventure If difficult: Facing things about yourself that are painful or you wish to avoid; anxiety, or difficulties with change. On an interesting/pleasant adventure: undertaking something new and/or difficult; a new opportunity presenting itself; making a change; undertaking the journey to meeting oneself.

advertisement A desire to have others know something about yourself; a way of bringing something to your attention; recognition of a need or opportunity. Advertisement for a job: desire for change; hope of something new; desire to find more satisfaction; recognition of opportunity.

advice Being given advice: what you need to know but perhaps wouldn't take from someone...

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