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Testicles

This depicts the male capability to become aroused, or to have sexual drive. So loss of testicles, small testicles, would suggest loss of or anxiety about being capable sexually with a woman. They also represent virility in the sense of male confidence, strength and energy. See: penis.

But testicles can also denote vulnerability, as when one is kicked there. They can also occasionally depict a source of energy and power, the testicles being a source of energetic influence, the hormones they produce shapes the body, and they also act as a sense organ. See levels of awareness.

A woman’s dream: Her feelings about sex with a male; feelings about wanting to conceive, or wanting the man deep in herself. Testicles in a woman’s dream might also indicate her relationship with this very genital level of sex. I would show what she is doing with her feelings and responses to a male or the male in herself.

If the woman dreams she has testicles, it suggests her becoming more aware of her own male aspect. See: archetype of the animus; vagina.

In a man’s dream: What he is doing with his sexual urge; his battery of energy and self worth or his sense of maleness.

The testicles in the male dream also suggest the life process existing in him beyond or underlying his personality. In other words his body has emerged from an incredibly long line of sex cells. In this sense his body is a budding out of sex cells that have always been alive, and so physically his body is infinitely old. But of course it will only continue its existence if it procreates.

The testicles also link the male with his genetic connection with ancestors. The Y chromosome in male DNA holds 23 million base pairs euchromatin. This Y chromosome in each male holds in it markers showing his ancestral history back to the beginning of human development – 300 million years in fact. Because the Y chromosome changes relatively slowly over time and is only passed along the direct male line, it may be used to trace paternal lineage. For instance because of this slow change when changes occur it leaves markers in the y-chromosome. These markers indicate the lineage of the male.

As an example of this, international geneticists have discovered that Genghis Khan was more than a great warrior, collected data has shown that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today are descendents of Genghis Khan. See: Genghis Khan – A Prolific Lover.

Example: night I dreamt I was sitting up on a big machine or mechanism, partly outdoors. I think I had got to it by going to the top of a huge sprawling building. As I sat I saw an elderly man swim up from the depths of a pool 15 feet across. It seemed very deep. The man had working clothes on, but appeared completely at home in the water. For some reason I didn’t want him to see me. I believe I was anxious about whether I ought to be there. He didn’t see me and walked off. I felt he actually lived in the water and was going about some task. As he walked past another pool a lovingly and playfully skittered in the shallows.

Then I started the mechanism working. I thought it was a huge clock works, and it was very rusty. Huge cannonball – like spheres rolled down a chute as part of the function. At first the machine made a terrible noise, and again I felt anxiety about doing what I was doing. I thought the lawyers would wake or disturb the people in the building. But as the man on it seemed to itself adjust and began to run smoothly. I felt it was going to run better and better. PE

PE worked on  his dreams and said about it – “The building is my body and its many functions – I feel that strongly. The man is me – who loves dipping into that deep pool of consciousness, sharing in, working with, the process of life. I get so much joy, wisdom and satisfaction from that. The dream work I do is a part of that. The machine is a function of releasing, restoring and producing energy. It is the self-regulating energy function that has never really been working in me properly. The anxiety I feel is that which I feel about releasing sexual energy. I’m frightened it will upset or disturb the rest of the body. Those thoughts have been on my mind a lot yesterday and today. The misery I have felt through feeling collapsed after sex – the agony of feeling inadequate, the anxiety of repeating the situation over and over, gradually destroying the beauty of our marriage, is a source of great misery and anxiety. This dream suggests that through my own activity I have started this function working. The balls, my testicles, are to release and producing energy. It is a cycle of release, that leads to producing the next level of energy. I hardly dared hope there is truth in this. I will have to wait-and-see.”

It took time but PE found his energy increasing year by year.

Useful Questions and Hints:

In a male dream – what is being suggested here by the testicles in my dream – is it to do with my sense of maleness or my ancestral connections?

In a female dream – are the testicles indicating me relationship with a man, or with my own internal male?

Am I experiencing the testes as a sense organ – if so what am I aware of or gaining insight into?

If I imagine myself with and then without the testes in the dream, what is the difference?

For help doing this see Stand in Role. Also see Easy Dream Interpretation

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