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Back

To dream of your back, represents your attitudes, strengths, burdens and stance in the world. It may also relate to stress and pressure that someone is putting on you.

To see a naked back in your dream symbolizes secrets that you may have kept from others or aspects of yourself that you have kept hidden and shielded away. Consider the phrase, "watch your back!"; this dream may be telling you to do just that. Traditionally, seeing a back in your dream, forewarns that you should not lend money to anyone. In particular, lending money to friends will cause a rift in your relationship.

To see a person turn their back on you, signifies that you will be deeply hurt as a result of envy and jealousy.

To dream of a back represents a burdens, stress, or pressures you feel. You possibly have secrets you don't want to devulge to others, painful memories, or responsbilities that have to be paid.

Example: A young woman dreamed of having to carry her mother on her back. In waking life she was living in Nazi Germany and felt that because her mother was full Jewish (she was half Jewish) that her mother was going to be a burden to support

To dream of a back represents a burdens, stress, or pressures you feel. You possibly have secrets you don't want to divulge to others, painful memories, or responsibilities that have to be paid.

Example: A young woman dreamed of having to carry her mother on her back. In waking life she was living in Nazi Germany and felt that because her mother was full Jewish (she was half Jewish) that her mother was going to be a burden to support.

In a dream, the back of a human being represents what people hold for him of praises or blame, acceptance or rejection, honor or humiliation, or it could represents one’s debts. Seeing the back of a human being in a dream also means following his tracks or practices. If a positive look manifests therein, such as a sweet fragrance or the emergence of a radiant light, or if it turns into iron in the dream, it signifies one’s gratitude regarding his own condition. In a dream, the rear side of the human being represents his outward appearance or what renders the human being accept- able, or it could represent his garment, an ostentatious person, a show of grandeur, pride about one’s social class, a show of being wealthy, the surround- ings of one’s house, the outskirts of a town, the outer display of one’s religion or his school of thought. A broken back in a dream means fear, distress and sorrow. If one sees his rear side dark in color, black or red in a dream, it means that he may suffer from physical abuse and beating during a fight. Seeing one’s own back in a dream also could mean buying new clothing, or it could mean feeling strong because of one’s knowledge, his son, power, political connections, wealth or property. Seeing one’s back in a dream also could mean to repudiate one’s wife. If one’s back is seared or cauterized in a dream, it denotes stinginess, or it could mean that he fails to comply with God’s rights upon him. If one sees his back bent in a dream, it means a misfortune. If one sees the back of his friend in a dream, it means that his friend will turn his back to him at times when he needs him most. If one sees the back of his enemy in a dream, it means that he will be guarded against his threats. If one sees the back of an old woman in a dream, it means that the world is turning its back to him. If she is in her middle age in the dream, it means that he is seeking something hard to obtain. If she is a young woman in the dream, it means that he is expecting something and must be patient to acquire it. One’s back also represents old age. Back pain in a dream means poverty, sickness, debility, imprisonment of one’s boss or the death of a brother. One’s back in a dream also represents one’s dependence on a strong person. If one sees himself carrying a heavy load on his back in a dream, it means debts, or a vicious neighbor. A broken back in a dream means losing one’s strength and power, or it could mean one’s death. If a sick person sees his back broken in a dream, it means that the person who is taking care of him may die shortly, or it could mean that he will suffer from poverty. Carrying burdens over one’s back in a dream means sins. Carrying a coffin or a load of merchandise over one’s back in a dream means carrying forgotten debts that will surface at awkward times. Carrying wood over one’s back in a dream means backbiting, slandering people and reporting lies. Carrying a heavy load over one’s back in a dream also means having many children with little money to sustain them. Seeing a hunchbacked person in a dream means prosperity, longevity or having a large family.

Dreaming of seeing a nude back, denotes loss of power. Lending advice or money is dangerous. Sickness often attends this dream. To see a person turn and walk away from you, you may be sure envy and jealousy are working to your hurt. Dreaming of your own back, bodes no good to the dreamer.

To dream about your back denotes your attitude and outlook when it comes into contact with those around you.


School

To dream that you are in school signifies feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about your performance and abilities. If you are still in school and dream about school, then the dream may just be a reflection of your daily life and has no special significance.

Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life. You may be going through a "spiritual learning" experience.

To dream that you are looking for a school suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning. To dream that you are at a new school means that you are feeling out of place in some situation. Or perhaps there is a new lesson that you need to learn.

To dream that you are running away from school means that you are not being receptive to new ideas and viewpoints. You have not learned from your past mistakes.

To dream that your childhood school is in ruins suggests that you are dwelling on some unresolved childhood issue. Alternatively, the dream represents the passage of time. You need to look toward the future instead of reliving the past.

To dream of a school most often represents social concerns, insecurities, or anxieties. Worrying. Anxiety about how well you are being perceived by others, or how well you are performing in life. There is something happening in your life that you are sensitive about, or that's very important to be to careful about.

Schools symbolize a state of mind when you are caring about what you are thinking. You may have issues at work, or other areas of your life that are weighing heavily on your mind. You are concerned about something.

Positively, schools may reflect your concern with work or long term projects being perfectly accurate. Carefully thinking about what you are thinking. Enjoying learning something difficult. Learning about your problems, your past, or how to improve yourself. A school dream may also appear if you are an expert at something and are very concerned about potential mistakes. Analyzing written work, theories, or ideas.

Negatively, dreams about schools may reflect heightened levels of anxiety or prolonged periods of fear. An unbearable problem that you can't stop worrying about. Worrying or having second thoughts about how other people will react to negative comments you made about them. Second guessing yourself. A worried attempt to come up with excuses or "get your story straight." Feeling stupid that you aren't perfect.

The level of difficulty of an institution, or the grade you are in may reflect how serious or emotionally taxing an issue is. Where as elementary school may simply reflect caring about an issue, university may reflect a more serious concern that requires your full and constant attention.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult unforgiving problem that requires a perfect solution.

To dream of a school hallway represents anxiety or a concern about something that is important to you during a transitional moment. You may be concerned or worried about a change that you are making.

School hallways may also carry personal symbolism for current emotions based on memories you have had at specific spots inside the hallway. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you've made.

See the themes section for school for a more in depth look at school symbolism.

Example: A man dreamed of being in school. In waking life he was very concerned about his book being very accurate. He was spending a lot of time reviewing his past work for mistakes.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of hiding in a classroom. In waking life she was very nervous about what to say to someone she angered and was carefully thinking of an excuse.

Example 3: A man dreamed of standing on stairs inside a school looking at a shirt made of good material but looked like poor material. In waking life the person received some rather harsh criticism. The school may have reflected their concern about what other people thought about them or anxiety that what they were doing in life was wrong.

To dream of a school most often represents social concerns, insecurities, or anxieties. Worrying. Anxiety about how well you are being perceived by others, or how well you are performing in life. There is something happening in your life that you are sensitive about, or that's very important to be to careful about.

Schools symbolize a state of mind when you are caring about what you are thinking. You may have issues at work, or other areas of your life that are weighing heavily on your mind. You are concerned about something.

Positively, schools may reflect your concern with work or long term projects being perfectly accurate. Carefully thinking about what you are thinking. Enjoying learning something difficult. Learning about your problems, your past, or how to improve yourself. A school dream may also appear if you are an expert at something and are very concerned about potential mistakes. Analyzing written work, theories, or ideas.

Negatively, dreams about schools may reflect heightened levels of anxiety or prolonged periods of fear. An unbearable problem that you can't stop worrying about. Worrying or having second thoughts about how other people will react to negative comments you made about them. Second guessing yourself. A worried attempt to come up with excuses or "get your story straight." Feeling stupid that you aren't perfect.

The level of difficulty of an institution, or the grade you are in may reflect how serious or emotionally taxing an issue is. Where as elementary school may simply reflect caring about an issue, university may reflect a more serious concern that requires your full and constant attention.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult unforgiving problem that requires a perfect solution.

To dream of a school hallway represents anxiety or a concern about something that is important to you during a transitional moment. You may be concerned or worried about a change that you are making.

School hallways may also carry personal symbolism for current emotions based on memories you have had at specific spots inside the hallway. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you've made.

See the [[themes section for school]] for a more in depth look at school symbolism.

Example: A man dreamed of being in school. In waking life he was very concerned about his book being very accurate. He was spending a lot of time reviewing his past work for mistakes.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of hiding in a classroom. In waking life she was very nervous about what to say to someone she angered and was carefully thinking of an excuse.

Example 3: A man dreamed of standing on stairs inside a school looking at a shirt made of good material but looked like poor material. In waking life the person received some rather harsh criticism. The school may have reflected their concern about what other people thought about them or anxiety that what they were doing in life was wrong.

In a dream, a school represents its teachers, scholars, a gnostic, a school of thought, or its founder. Seeing a school in a dream also could mean divorcing one’s wife then returning her to wedlock. It also means righteousness, establishingthe divine laws, promoting a business, or inviting trouble.

Dreaming of attending school, indicates distinction in literary work. If you think you are young and at school as in your youth, you will find that sorrow and reverses will make you sincerely long for the simple trusts and pleasures of days of yore. Dreaming of teaching a school, foretells that you will strive for literary attainments, but the bare necessities of life must first be forthcoming. To visit the schoolhouse of your childhood days, portends that discontent and discouraging incidents overshadows the present.


High School

To dream about high school refers to the bonds and friendships that you made while you were in high school. What spiritual lessons have you learned? The dream may also be telling you that you need to start preparing for the real world.

To dream that you have to repeat high school suggests that you are doubting your accomplishments and the goals that you have already completed. You feel that you may not be measuring up to the expectation of others. The dream may occur because some recent situation may have awakened old anxieties and insecurities.

To dream of being in high school represents anxiety or concerns you have in regards to gaining power, resources, or status. How well you are being perceived by others or how well you are performing in life. You want more responsibility, status, or to feel more capable. You are trying to improve yourself in some manner. Negatively, high school may reflect too much concern with developing power or status.

High school points to insecurities, or anxieties about how powerful or capable you feel as a person.

To dream of not completing or dropping out of high school may reflect feelings about not having done enough to achieve power or status. Feeling that you didn't try hard enough to achieve your goals. Feeling that you surrendered or gave on an accomplishment you cared a lot about. Feeling like a loser for not having tried hard enough at something important to you.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult problem.

If you attended a number of different highschools then each school may reflect a different level of difficulty or stress in your life.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you have.

Dreaming of certain memorable locations at a school you attended may reflect current emotional states based on those memories. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

To dream of being in high school represents anxiety or concerns you have in regards to gaining power, resources, or status. How well you are being perceived by others or how well you are performing in life. You want more responsibility, status, or to feel more capable. You are trying to improve yourself in some manner. Negatively, high school may reflect too much concern with developing power or status.

High school points to insecurities, or anxieties about how powerful or capable you feel as a person.

To dream of not completing or dropping out of high school may reflect feelings about not having done enough to achieve power or status. Feeling that you didn't try hard enough to achieve your goals. Feeling that you surrendered or gave on an accomplishment you cared a lot about. Feeling like a loser for not having tried hard enough at something important to you.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult problem.

If you attended a number of different high schools then each school may reflect a different level of difficulty or stress in your life.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you have.

Dreaming of certain memorable locations at a school you attended may reflect current emotional states based on those memories. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

Dreaming of a high school, foretells ascension to more elevated positions in love, as well as social and business affairs. For a young woman to be suspended from a high school, foretells she will have troubles in social circles.


School Bag

To see or carry a school bag in your dream represents your hopes, desires, and secrets. It may also be symbolic of the knowledge you have acquired over the years. Alternatively, a school bag signifies the emotional baggage and responsibilities that you are carrying around and weighing you down.


School Bus

To see or ride a school bus in your dream suggests that you are about to venture on an important life journey needed for your own personal growth.

To dream that you drive a school bus indicates that you like to take charge of others and watch out for their best interest.

To dream of a school bus represents a prolonged learning process that is preparing you for a more difficult situation. Getting prepared to concern yourself with something more serious. Preparing for a difficult or worrisome situation that is approaching.

Positively, a school bus may reflect a responsible long term attitude about being ready for situations that could be dangerous or serious. An attitude that doesn't waste time learning all it can to be prepared for a problem that is still a long time away.

To dream of missing a school bus represents feelings about a missed learning opportunity.

Example: A young girl dreamed of getting on a school bus. In waking life she bought something at the mall and knew that her bigger older sister would force her to let her borrow it for a week before ever getting to enjoy it herself. The school bus reflected her emotional preparation to care about noticing her sister getting her way no matter what.

Example 2: A young woman dreamed of being on a school bus. In waking life she had just gotten pregnant and felt a lot of pressure to learn to be a good mother for when the child was born.

Example 3: A man dreamed of his son refusing to get on a school bus. In waking life he didn't want to sign begin a divorce settlement with his wife because it would lead to a single life that he was not comfortable having again.


Back Biting

To dream of back-biting about someone warns that you will cause harm to someone if you continue on your current course. Think twice over your actions and its consequences.

To dream that someone is back-biting you signifies that you will have some family problems.

If you dream of back-biting about someone, shows that you will be in a trouble if you will not stop doing something you are doing at the moment. Make sure you think of your


Lost

To dream that you are lost suggests that you have lost your direction in life or that you have lost sight of your goals. You may be feeling worried and insecure about the path you are taking in life. If you try to call for help, then it means that you are trying to reach out for support. You are looking for someone to lean on. Alternatively, being lost means that you are still adjusting to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.

To dream that someone else is lost represents some unresolved issues or feelings pertaining to the person that is lost. Consider what aspect of that person you may have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects.

To dream of being lost represents your attempt to find your way through a situation that's unfamiliar or making you insecure. You may be experiencing a strange or scary situation that is unsettling because it's new. An overwhelming feeling of confusion or uncertainty in waking life. Not knowing what to do next or where to turn. Feeling that you will never escape a problem or find an answer you need. You're lacking the clarity you want in a situation you are not accustomed to. Wanting clarification in business or spirituality. Feeling that you can't restore your life or relationships to normal no matter what you try. A lack of direction. Feeling unprepared for something you are experiencing. A fear losing something secure in your life. Feeling humiliated and not knowing what to do about it. Feeling lost without someone important in your life. Insecure feelings about a partner that has left you. Feeling that you are losing someone special in your life that made you feel secure and don't know how to live without them.

Negatively, dreaming of being lost may be a sign that you are too emotionally dependent on something or someone. A weak independent spirit or lack of self-reliance. Too sensitive about being without someone or something in your life.

Alternatively, being lost in a dream reflects distractions that have made you lose your sense of purpose or direction. Going off on a tangent that distracts you from the big picture. Feeling like you are wasting your time or that your life is going in circles. A warning dream about the potential for bad choices that may lead you astray.

Dreams of being lost and wanting to get home represents your wish to find stability or create a sense of normalcy in a situation. Being frustrated that you can't get something back to normal. A wish to be reconnected with what makes you happy.

Being lost in a dream may be a sign that you need to sort through your priorities for you make an important decision.

To dream of being lost while driving represents plans or decisions that have fallen prey to distractions. Losing sight of the big picture while focusing too much on the details.

To dream of being lost in a forest may represent feelings of being overwhelmed with confusion. Not knowing where to begin to address a problem or get yourself out of trouble. Feeling that there are no solutions and nobody to help you. Feeling that you've completely lost your way in a waking life situation.

To dream of being lost in a haunted house represents feelings of being stuck with unresolved issues from your past. You may feel unable to escape the torment of a bad history or unpleasant past relationships. Bad choices that have left you unable to avoid an unpleasant past at all.

To dream of being lost in a city may reflect feelings of being unable to get away from people or social situations that you don't really like. Feeling that there is no easy way to avoid people without causing an argument or hurting someone's feelings.

To dream of being lost in a hospital may reflect feelings of being unable to escape problems you are trying to fix. It may also reflect a fear of being unable to escape health problems, disease, old age, or death.

The location you are in while being lost in a dream may reflect the disturbing aspects of a waking life situation that leaves feeling confused or left astray. A metaphorical description of the type of situation you feel you can't get yourself out of.

To dream of being lost in the dark may represent feelings of being desperate to do anything all with no way to. Feeling unable to control anything that is happening to you. Feeling that you are completely on your own with no answers or help in sight. Alternatively, it may also reflect powerful feelings of isolation or loneliness.

To dream of being lost in fog represents feelings about being unable to escape a situation that uncertain, mysterious, or giving you mixed signals. The dream may be a sign that you are allowing someone else's lack of clarity to keep you insecure and confused.

Example: A young girl dreamed of being lost trying to find her way to her old high-school. In waking life she was having problems adjusting to a new school she was forced to attend because her parents had moved to a new district. The dream may have reflected her feelings about her new school not being the same socially and having problems fitting in the same way she did before with her old friends.

Example 2: A very young girl had recurring dreams of being lost. In waking life her parents where getting a divorce and she was insecure about her family life.

Example 3: A woman dreamed that she had lost a man she had fallen in love with. In waking life the man was moving to another US state and she felt she lost her opportunity to date him.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of being lost. In waking life she had adopted a boy and the birth mother was trying to reconnect with the boy. She felt like she was losing her relationship with the child as the child grew closer to his birth mother. She felt that she lost her relevance to the child.

Example 5: A young girl dreamed of being lost at elementary school. In waking life she was confused as to how to act or getting along with her grandmother whom she didn't like very much.

Example 6: A woman dreamed of seeing her father being lost. In waking life her father was suffering from dementia and she was concerned about his well-being.

Example 7: A woman dreamed of losing someone special to them. In waking life they feared that that person would soon no longer be a part of their life.

Example 8: A woman had recurring dreams throughout her youth and into her adult life. In waking life she felt a constant sense of being isolated from her family.

If a man of knowledge sees himself lost in a dream, it means that he will benefit people with his knowledge, that his teachings will spread widely and that he will be remembered for a long time after he dies. Getting lost in a dream also means bad luck. If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. If one is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.


Private School

If you go to private school in real life, then the dream may just be a reflection of your current surroundings. If you do not go to private school and dream that you are, then it denotes that some privileged information or knowledge is about to be revealed to you. You are about to learn a valuable life lesson.

To dream of a private school represents being self-conscious about responsibilities or obligations. You care or are concerned that your choices are mature, intelligent, or of a higher standard.


School Uniform

To dream of a school uniform represents your personality always being worried or concerned about something.

To dream of people you want to date in a school uniform may reflect your concern about never embarrass yourself around them.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a girl he liked in a school uniform. In waking life he was very self-conscious whenever he was around her.

You might see a school uniform in a dream when you are going for a job interview or constantly trying to maintain a good impression with someone.


Boarding School

To dream of a boarding school represents social concerns, anxieties, or something you care about that you can't take a break from. You may feel like your're stuck with a problem.

To dream of a boarding school represents social concerns, anxieties, or something you care about that you can't take a break from. You may feel like you're stuck with a problem.


Elementary School

To dream of elementary school (grades 1-8) represents general concerns, fears, anxieties, or insecurities. You are caring or sensitive about an issue, but may not feel powerful or capable enough to do anything about it.

Where as high school reflects concerns or anxieties involving having power, status, or capability, an elementary school suggests a lack of it.


Notes (School)

To dream of taking notes represents information that you think is important enough to remember. Things you want to keep track of. It may also reflect advice, observations, past experiences, memories, or solutions to problems you've already dealt with. Notes may also reflect issues you have overlooked.

To dream of losing notes may symbolize facts or a situation that have changed.

To dream of reading notes represents the questioning of an issue, or a review of information. You may be reflecting on your experience or what you've already learned in order to solve a problem.

Notes in dreams can also reflect real life notes you may using to learn or gain insight from.


School Gymnasium

To dream of a school gymnasium represents anxiety or concern about being the best at something.


Sports (School)

To dream of playing sports at school represents anxieties or personal issues that you are struggling with. You have concerns or interests that are presenting challenges to you in your life. You may have anxiety or concerns about being the best that you can.

See the [[themes section for sports]] for a more in depth look at sports symbolism.

To dream of playing sports at school represents anxieties or personal issues that you are struggling with. You have concerns or interests that are presenting challenges to you in your life. You may have anxiety or concerns about being the best that you can.


Back Alley

To dream of being in a back alley behind a building represents awareness of yourself doing something you know you're not supposed to. The feeling that certain behavior or situations might be dangerous.


Back Lane

To dream of being in a back lane behind houses represents behavior or situations that you don't perceive any danger with. Feeling that there is nothing to stop you from doing something. Noticing nothing interfering with your goals or plans.

Negatively, a back lane may be a sign that you are too comfortable getting away with something.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a friend walking towards him in the back lane behind his house and talking about doing drugs. In waking life the young man was hesitant about trying a new drug, but not sure if he'd get away with it.


Law School

To dream of law school represents a high degree of focus on training yourself to be better at getting restitution, justice, or "getting someone back."

Positively, law school may reflect a responsible attitude towards learning about every single possible thing you can do to get back at someone arrogant.

Negatively, law school may reflect obsession with learning how to screw people over or control people who don't behave the way you want.


Medical School

To dream of medical school represents concern about what other people's problems are. Anxiety or jealousy that you can't stop someone else's negativity. It may also reflect embarrassment that a negative person can't be stopped.


School Credits

To dream of school credit represents experience or accomplishments you are building up in some area that is important to you. Having school credit reflects what you have already achieved or what you've been through.

To dream of not having enough school credits to graduate represents feelings of lacking experience or accomplishment to achieve a goal or make progress. Not having what it takes to get to the next level of your career, relationship, or lifestyle. This type of dream is common to people who secretly feel their talents or accomplishments are flukes. You may not be giving yourself enough credit for what you have achieved.


School Shooting

To dream of a school shooting represents you or someone else in your life that is taking out their frustrations on others in big way. Feeling fed up having to care about a problem ever again. Being unwilling to be accept being undermined or embarrassed ever again with issues that cause you anxiety. Exacting revenge on people who refuse to let you be yourself, solve an issue your own way, or understand your unique concerns.


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