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Native American

Natural wisdom; self acceptance and wisdom based on this awareness of ones links with the world and the intuition or wisdom of the irrational or unconscious. It can represent realisation of tribal wisdom and the link with intuitive initiations into stages of growth and entrance into the house of the ancestors. For some people it links with feelings of being dispossessed.

If you live in America, you may have all the above associations of being touch in with nature, but some people dream of being attacked and threatened. And this is probably an expression of meeting the alien in you, or a fear of strangers. The Indian can also be a guide and a wise person. See See alien - Reaction to the unconscious

Example: Dreamt that a young modern Red Indian was talking to me while walking in London. He said he would show me one of the secret nerve blocks used by the shamans. He pressed quickly the right side of my throat and tapped my forehead. Then he walked backwards away from me a few paces, and he appeared to shrink in size and diminish in age. I immediately thought this must have been the physiological method used in their magic. I seemed to remember having been shown it before by another Red Indian. He didn’t have to walk away, but looked young and small anyway. To end the effect, the Indian tapped the base of my neck in the thyroid area, and tapped my buttocks.


Useful questions are:

What are my feelings about the Indian or being an Indian?

What am I gaining or getting from the Indian?

See The Iroquoian Dream CultNative American BeliefsSecrets of Power DreamingBeing the Person or Thing - Spirit Child



-Frances B. 2015-08-06 5:26:13

As a young child and even now I have always had what some call “de-javu”. But a dream that has occurred many times during my 29 years of life and it’s driving me nuts trying to find an interpretation of it. I am riding in a vehicle with the windows down on a old country road, I’m just staring into the sky admiring the beauty of it. All of a sudden a enormous bird (reminds me of an eagle, but much larger) flies into my vision. I watch how it just soars through the sky admiring it’s freedom. All of a sudden I notice it is watching me as well, as I noticed it, I start to feel frightened and beg for the driver to roll the windows up. They wouldn’t roll the windows up and the bird swoops down and pulls me out of the vehicle through the window and flies away with me. As a child I always woke up frightened from it, but now I feel like there is a deep meaning from this dream. At times I have woke up feeling as if I am flying or floating. I also recently found that my 4th generation grandfather was of the Cherokee Nation and of the paint clan.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-08-12 13:11:18

    Dear Frances – Your dream starts with an unknown aspect of you – the driver – being in charge of the direction you are taking and this “inner drive” I see as allowing the Life Will.
    With this open state of mind you are able to connect with your natural ability of your own mind to at times expand far beyond the immediate sense impressions and concerns, to include years of life experience, and what you have learned when looked at as a whole.
    This is because the height of the bird and its steady gaze give it unusual perception and wide awareness. To touch such enormous wealth of experience is to be penetrated by the holy; something so beyond the limitations of our own small personality enters us and leaves its imprint.
    This wider awareness may at times feel as if you are ‘carried away’. Being lifted into the unknown in this way can cause unwarranted fear.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/what-we-need-to-remember-about-us-3/#Reaction
    I feel it will also be helpful to read and understand the difference between the Conscious Will and the Life Will:
    Perhaps you even feel like allowing the Life Will to “carry you” consciously for a while and explore the direction IT takes you?
    See http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/the-lifestream/
    Anna :-)


-Summer 2015-09-07 15:05:35

I dreamed of a tree…I was surrounded by children and adults who guided the children. I was a child, even though I’m 24. They told me to pray but I wouldn’t. When everyone bowed to their faces, I would not. They smiled and told there is our stubborn Summer. I slept with other girls in a makeshift tree house. We all slept on the floor or beds. One night I slept with one of the girls, not sexually. One girl wanted to fight me, and she came at me. I grabbed her hair pulled her back and put a knife to her throat telling her to leave me alone. Well, my knife knocked her finger and she went to tell on me. I told them she attacked me first. They smiled and told me I needed to get the darkness out of me. So, I went to the base of the tree. I was scared. I put my hand on the ground, and felt it pulsate. Then, suddenly, black billows of smoke came out of my body. There was so much….more than anyone’s. I felt better after and happier. But, an old man caught my eye. He had long grey hair and native American garments, very simple. He had a scowl on his face. He went to the tree, and the blackness came out of him as much as mine. He left, and I followed him because I felt we were connected. He only scowled at me, and said something about being a warrior. Then, I woke up. I’ve had a dream about a tree before. Last time, it was a beautiful tree underground with a glass city surrounding it. This dream was just as peaceful.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-09-13 17:36:18

    Dear Summer – I understand from your dream that you must have done inner work already and that you are becoming more aware and more in harmony with your inner Being.
    I still like to express what I see in your dream, because your dream might be helpful to other dreamers.
    And so the way I see your interesting and beautiful dream is that it starts with becoming aware of your inner defence mechanism, which make that at first you are not ready/willing yet to surrender to Life/God/the More; symbolised by “They told me to pray but I wouldn’t. When everyone bowed to their faces, I would not.”
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/defence-mechanisms/
    Edgar Cayce said that prayer is two sided; we may be asking something from Life/God/ the More – or we are listening to find out what Life/God/ the More might be wanting from us.
    Your dream expresses that what It wants from you and for you is to heal you.
    Your fight with the girl symbolises how you deal with (inner) conflicts and with your aggression.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/aggression-aggressiveness/
    It also suggests how in your dream, your thinking is based on blaming “the other”. It is good to realise though that in your dream – and so in your inner world – you are everything. So you are the girl starting the fight and your dream figure reacting to it and you are also the “adults guiding the children”.
    You wrote; “They smiled and told me I needed to get the darkness out of me.” At that moment you are ready and willing to listen to “them” and open up to your deep connection with Life and allow It to release your inner darkness; “I put my hand on the ground, and felt it pulsate. Then, suddenly, black billows of smoke came out of my body.”
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/the-lifestream/
    I believe that with healing another part of your mind, you healed a part of our collective unconscious, which I also see expressed by your perception in your dream; “There was so much….more than anyone’s.” and by “the blackness came out of him as much as mine.”
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/collective-unconscious/
    I see the old man as the Archetype of the Warrior/Hero/ine. An archetype is often full of collective wisdom and energy, both positive and negative, depending upon how you relate to it.
    If this archetype is not harnessed with awareness it can result in “picking a fight with everyone and about everything” –the dark side of the Archetype of the Warrior/Hero/ine – and if it is used with awareness it can become the force that pushes you to become the best you can be.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/the-archetype-of-the-hero-ine/
    At the end of the dream the old man leaves; making room for another archetype.
    One of the main features of the Warrior/Hero/ine is the way it leads us into greater self- expression, fuller maturity. But once the maturity is reached, once the new is attained, then one needs to drop the means of achievement and live the new life. The journey to a new land may require attitudes and activities which when we get there are no longer needed. The farmers who travelled West in America needed to drop their nomadic life once they had arrived.
    Anna :-)


-Lauren Davidson 2015-09-09 5:01:28

I am Cherokee by my card, but my mother is also Iroquois and my father is Apache and Comanche. I’m not sure if the difference in tribes matters, i have looked things up but sometimes its hard because the tribes have conflicting views.

my dream:

I was running, and running fast like someone was chasing me. i remember being scared because it was at night and there were trees on both sides of me and covering my head so i couldnt see the sky. When i would look to my right owls would be staring at me from the trees and i would try to run faster, but when id look to my left i would see wolves running beside me. I would hold my breath and feel like i was going somewhere finally until i looked back to my right. Im so confused on this dream and it has continued to worry me for months.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-09-18 9:37:07

    Dear Lauren – Thank you for sharing your interesting dream and for sharing some of your background.
    I can understand your being somewhat confused because Native American animal symbols can encompass just about all the animals, and their different symbolic representation to the many tribes of the Americas.
    So perhaps it will be helpful to you if you can “approach” these symbols of the wolf and the owl as Archetypes of animals (at first)?
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetype-of-the-animal/
    The way I see your dream is that you are submerged in the world of the (collective) unconscious and it is probably only this that frightens you, because it is an unknown world to you still.
    Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel is their normal self feel scared.
    If we realise that they are things we have created through our own fear we will pass on. But otherwise it will continue to haunt us as something that will get you; or you feel uncertain even lost in facing it! But it is only our small self-image, our ego that reacts because it feels powerless, even though in reality the Hugeness is part of our totality. It is the enormous potential you have within you, it is Life you are frightened of or have been ignoring.
    Jung felt that human life is meaningful and has its roots in a transcendent reality. It was a place of mystery and life. It included not only the widest storehouse of personal and family experience, but it stretched beyond this, linking each of us with a collective experience of life. This ‘collective unconscious’ Jung said, holds within itself the merged experience of all that has lived.
    Also from the unconscious arose what Jung called the influence of the Self. He defined the Self as the whole of the person, as distinct from the narrow focus of self we know in our daily life. For example if you could have a sense of all your memories rather than simply what is relevant to the moment, you would have a different view of all you did. Jung described this as similar to a ball with a small black circle drawn on it. The small black circle is our normal waking awareness, the ball is the Self.
    When seeing that wolfs run beside you, you become aware on some level that they are part of “the Huge that you are”; “when I would look to my left I would see wolves running beside me.”
    Your inner wisdom/intuition – symbolised by the owls – help you to bring this realisation to its conclusion; you cannot run from your Self or yourself; “feel like I was going somewhere finally until I looked back to my right.”
    So your wonderful inner owls enable you to see that you are not going anywhere with this approach.
    A helpful insight!
    The next step could be to make friends with your inner wolves and owls http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/instinct/
    Anna :-)


-DAR 2015-09-24 7:15:25

Last week I had a dream twice. I am in bed, I wake up on my tummy. To my right is a Native American woman laying on her tummy facing me. She’s talking to me, I cant hear her. Although I have a feeling of understanding. I understood. Ok…uhuh, understood. My head is nodding. My great great grandma was Apache Mescalero Tribe. I have always had vivid dreams. At times I understand them. A couple times it was a relative who was passing from one life to the next. But this one puzzles me.


-Lisa J. 2015-10-19 17:01:23

I need dream help. Since I was 6 years old, I’ve been having dreams centered around a native American person. Always faceless, usually a man. Always in the dreams, this person is a comfort to me…keeping me safe, healing or protecting me. They are extremely realistic dreams, and I always wake up feeling lost and shaken and looking for…something. I’m now 43 years old, and I still have them – had one last night. It was a woman this time…an older shaman type. She played her flute in my ear to “center” me and “help me find what I need”. After she was done, she left me , then the dream took weird turns, but I felt calm. What in the world??? These dreams have haunted me and driven my path in some ways since I was young. I always feel like something in my life is missing, and it has something to do with the dreams. Crazy??


-travis wilson 2015-10-30 6:20:54

My grandfather on my fathers side was creek and black. I dreamed last night that he appeared to me in creek native clothes and handed me a tomahawk. Have no idea what its supposed to mean so I would be grateful if you interpreted it for me. Thank you.


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