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Whether this is corn on the cob or wheat, it probably links with a harvest, a reward from work done. It also suggests fertility, nourishment and a sense of fullness. In some dreams it may represent sustenance or strength in times of need or trial. Occasionally wordplay for corny.

The seeds of corn also have the power of life and growth in them unless they have been processed, as happens with white rice and white flour, which is thus rendered ‘dead’. They can thus indicate your potential for personal growth, but this usually links with a power within yourself, the power of Life itself, that has the ability to move you and unfold your potential. This inner activity links your independent life with the whole.

The maize cob sometimes has a similar meaning – the many connected with the One – because of the way the kernels crowd on the cob. It also depicts fertility and plenty, and in some dreams the penis ready to impregnate.

Not eating the corn, or walking through the area in which corn grows, can suggest that you are not yet able to, or ready to, harvest or integrate, the potential and inner riches that are there for you.

Corn husk suggests either that you have got the richness from the corn already, or that there is nothing left for you, so emptiness.

Grinding corn shows you getting at the essence of what you have harvested of experience over the years of this life and others.

In some ancient rituals spiritual death and rebirth were linked with corn. This because in planting it for a new harvest it was buried and died to its old form. In dying in this way the initiate was able to experience the power of Life or God, out of which their life had originally sprung. Planting corn might therefore either indicate your potential being released, or the conception of a baby or new phase of your life.

Example: During a major operation I dreamt I saw my little daughter – dead for many years – standing in a corn field. When she was actually buried the cemetery was skirted by a corn field, and later in life, coming to terms with this early death of a child, I imagined my daughter walking into the corn field. In the dream I walked into the corn field. My daughter was waiting for me with her arms held up. I put my arms to her and we greeted each other smiling. At that point I felt it wasn’t time to die yet, turned and walked out of the corn field. Ken Sprague.

Ken recovered from a serious illness and lived for several more years.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is there any indication in my dream of harvesting or gathering – if so what am I gaining the benefits of at the moment, or what is coming into my life from past efforts?

Am I aware of an influence in my life that is like an inner growth from my core?

Do I feel as if I am facing or experiencing a spiritual death as an old self dies?

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-Hannah 2013-08-23 4:48:45

When i was 7 i had this dream about really tall old buildings that had no life form anywhere insight and everything was covered in vines and grass but it was like im floating i could see everything around but on the buildings and ground it looked as if thier was a giant corn still in the stalk but when it opened there was a baby inside… Ive tried talking about this no one understands had the same 1 again two months ago and its starting to confuse me a little bit


    -Tony Crisp 2013-08-23 7:30:02

    Hannah – I wish I knew how old you are.

    But the dream is obviously about the natural forces of Life within you. We tend to think that we are somehow separate and individual from the life that continues to keep you heart beating and you to exist. But of course we are all a part of it.

    Your dream is also about fertility and shows that if you wanted your fertility would bring forth a baby. In fact that baby is held within your soul.



-beth flores 2013-08-24 8:09:44

last night i had this dream about a man and a kid carrying a corn plant w/ several fruit on it.then i ask him where did he get it. the man told me that there are lots of corn plant in that area.just wondering bout the meaning of this dream.


    -Tony Crisp 2013-08-25 12:14:36

    Beth – The corn plant is an ancient symbol of life and fertility. To be told there are many there is like saying, “Go there and be well and experience the flowing of Life in you.”

    The child is the part of you nearest to the Divine.



      -Kurtis Maharajh 2013-09-23 2:19:15

      I dreamt I was getting in trouble for watching anime then the same person who was scolding me began enjoying it with me. Then as I begin walking home on the sides of the road there is loads of ears of corn either green or golden brown. So I go to my mothers house and she says she wants corn and I think someone even told me to go to her house and plant some corn so I began preping her gardens for growing corn as I began watering where I had preped I then woke up.
      What could all of this mean?


-Jenny 2013-10-04 20:17:54

Last night as I was trying to fall asleep, I saw a quick vision. As I closed my eyes, I saw my nine month old baby walking into a corn field. Then I quickly opened my eyes and thought about what I had just saw.


-Kate 2013-11-03 19:23:33

Last night I dreamt I was using corn husk to heal my knee. I applied them to my knee, which in real life has been diagnosed with a tear and arthritis and I have been laid up for almost a year. I didn’t have a match to light just part of one. It felt like I was being told to heal w/ the husk, but I didn’t know exactly how. I was going to my parents home/apt. Something about using seaweed to heal as well.


-Teagan 2013-11-07 9:42:08

My mother told me about a dream she had last night.
She saw a group of young boys, around the age of 10 years old, they were talking and eating corn off the cob. One of the boys could not breathe properly, but could talk perfectly fine. My mother in the dream attempted to help him by calming him down and calling emergency services. She also noticed the corn had some blood on it. The dream then changed to something completely different.


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