I'm just curious as to know if there are any books or websites or anything that tells us what our dreams really mean.
OK; BOOKS. If you want to learn about the sexual meaning of dreams you can't do better than read Sigmund Freud: "The Interpretation of Dreams". (Penguin Books). If you want to learn about the non-sexual meaning of dreams Carl Jung is the best. His best lessons in interpreting dreams are in his “The Practice of Psychotherapy”, Bollingen Series XX, Pantheon Books Translated by R.F.C Hull. For this you may have to go to a big library or university library, find the book and photocopy the relevant section.
Freud did not believe that dreams could tell the future. He held the same position as do the sceptics of today. Beware of sceptics. They are PREJUDICED observers or just too left-brained to see the obvious staring in their face. You know, they can't see the forest for trees. Even intellectuals are prone to this failing.
Jung saw many dreams come true. However he believed that we could change a bad dream. I let you struggle with that one yourself since only experience will teach you convincingly.
BEGINNING WITHOUT BOOKS. Now if you want to start straight away with reading your dreams, you need to understand that they speak really the same language as our everyday talk. How so, you will say?! Well there is just one difference: while waking language speaks with words, the dream speaks in pictures, by means of situations; concrete situations.
To see what I mean listen to someone saying: "Today I am on cloud nine!" Do I have to interpret this absurdity for you? NO! You understand at once. But when on the other hand you dream about riding a cloud through the skies, you will wake up saying: "What nonsense is that? Will you please interpret this for me?!" The truth is that the dream and the waking language mean to say exactly the same but by means of different signals! So when you next dream of riding a cloud, or standing on a mountain top, or sitting on the roof of your house, you may look forward to feeling really HIGH!
In short, look at dreams henceforth as allegories, as parables as figures of speech. Now you may wonder where those figures of speech come from? They all come from real life situations and our dreams make thoroughly use of them. Dreams actually speak a UNIVERSAL language with minor local variations; a language that all mammals speak and understand.
Animals do not think in words, unless of course they have learnt a few of them due to their domestication. Wild animals speak a PRIMAL language understood by everyone. We too know that manner of communication. Don’t tell me that you would not know what a tiger means to tell you if he leaps towards you, mouth wide open, or a wild hare, if he runs away from you, or if your cat snuggles up to you or streaks around your legs. If you live with an animal you soon can read them. (Incidentally ‘reading’ is a Germanic word that means guessing!) Your cat can easily show you that she is hungry for instance even without meowing. She will simply position herself in front of the refrigerator and just sit looking at it. The dream speaks like that in most cases.
Dreams may of course use words too, but in the main for most dreamers it’s CAT LANGUAGE! So learn from your pet how to interpret your weird and puzzling dreams. One day you will realise that your cat would be able to interpret your dreams better than yourself because she hasn’t been spoilt by too many words that ultimately only refer back to living situations. Forgetting that our millions of figures of speech really hark back to real life scenarios is what makes us blind to the meaning of our dreams!
THE BOTTOM LINE: words kill our ability to read our dreams. So let’s get back to nature and pretend that we have no words so that our PRIMAL LANGUAGE with which we were born will return gradually!
PS: By the way; a book on ‘Body Language’ would be an absolute treasure to help you refresh your PRIMAL LANGUAGE!
Example: Dream meaning?
Okay so someone asked me what this dream means and I don't know and now I am randomly curious too so does anyone have any idea?
"This is a dream I had Saturday night, and I'm not mentioning the actual people in it (ask if you want to know who they are).
It's rather short. So, I appear in a church, there isn't a mass going on, but there are a bunch of people, some kneeling and praying, some are just sitting quiet in their seats. So, there's a guy to my left and a girl to my right, both my age. The guy to the left loks over at me, then looks at the girl, they whisper something (I can't remember) to each other. The guy then gets up and leaves. I look at the girl, she takes out a paintbrush then starts painting on her arm in green paint. She paints a quick tree then looks up and smiles.
That's where it ends."
Example: Dream meaning.?
I am 5 months pregnant & we haven't found out the sex of the baby twice it has had it's leg closed very tightly. I am going thru rough times right now w/ my family. I am married, & we do have a little girl. I dreamed Me & some old friends were @ a table & I remember seeing a Blue Belt with a Big Bling that was the Number 3 on it. Could anyone help me on what that means?
I felt it meant take care of my husband, daughter, & myself, & that the blue represented a boy? , but I'm confused b/c I dream alot about baby girls?
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Okay so I'm going to give you a little background info of whats going on in my life,so things may make a little more sense to you.
I'm a freshman in high school.Last night I went out of town with some friends.My ex went,whom I broke up with about 5 months ago,went also.He's about a year and a half older than me,and we dont go to the same school,and we really only started talking to each other about a month ago.By the end of the night things were great.We were laughing and having fun like old times.I'm thinking of giving it another chance.I'm gonna call him guy 1
The other part you need to know is about a guy that I just recently met about a month or so ago. He's in my fourth period and we eat lunch together about everyday.He's started talking to me about some of the things going on in his life.And I was the first one he called when he broke up w/ his gf.He wants to hang out,and I do to,but I'm not sure if I should b/c he still as a chance of getting back with is ex.I'm gonna call him guy 2.
So my dream(I know this a lot,bare with me):
It was raining one day after school and I had a softball game. Guy 2 was there with me and wanted to give me a ride to my game so I wouldnt have to walk to the field(our school is set up weird). I was hesitating be/c I knew that guy 1 was going to be there. Guy 2 said "fine I'll just walk with you" He picked me up cradle style, and started to carry me in the pouring rain. I was laughing and then I asked him about his ex,and if they we're still talking or planning on getting back together. He looked at me for a second and then he kissed me and smiled. Then I woke up.
What does my dream mean?
What do you think I should do in my real life situation?
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Example: What do dreams mean.?
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Example: What does my dream mean.?
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Example: What does mi dream mean?!?
Ok for the past couple of nights I have left mi Tv on cuz I fell asleep and forgot to turn it off. Whenever I do fall asleep I have a really weird dream and last night I had a dream and it had something to do with God and some other people that I can't remember. And then when I woke up in the morning the Tv was on and this lady was talking about God. I was like omg! And then nights before that I had dreams and then when I woke up they were related to whatever was on Tv. What does this mean?!
Example: Do dreams mean anything?
last night i had a dream about an old work colleague. never really fancied him although hes a good looking chap. my dream was that of the beginning of a romance, where boy likes girls and girl likes boy but neither has made a move yet. my dream mainly contained looks at each other and the little things you do when you fancy someone. at the end was me looking back at him and him watching me walk off home but i could hear him think should of kissed her. does any of this mean anything?