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Dream Interpretation / Re: Journey
« on: Today at 11:13:44 AM »
Yoma – You go on a journey through territory you did not know, and presumably to an unknown destination

The friends are aspects of yourself you are barely aware of. You realise that you have a massive reserve of life energy – biological energy – the dam. That is in your inner world which may not be expressed outwardly.

Your external journey takes you into you natural relaxed self – the mountains and trees. The rails and the sun show you that the journey is an endless one which the giver of life shines on. Please see http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetype-of-the-night-journey-the-search-for-self/

It is no ordinary train: For it shows that your journey is actually made of different living spaces and atmosphere – in other words different dwelling places or lives. Because your journey was gradually aiding you to become aware of the spirit that had given you life, so you were meeting the previous personalities, the previous life experiences and lessons your personality was shaped out of.  The parts of the train were previous dwelling places of your spirit.  To know them is to know more of your spirit and its eternal odyssey. 

The beauty of the dusk suggests you will have no fear as you end this life as you prepare to create another carriage.

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Garuda
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
Tomoko – Your dream suggests you were feeling that you were out of contact and that your family did not care for you.

The water was the flow of your emotional energy, and that brought the contact with Garuda. But that also helped you to feel the pain of not being a part of your family, which took away your ability to stand up for yourself and to give and take from others.

Garuda is the power to lift your awareness to a new level in which you see your life in a new way, and that took away the pain that caused tears. It also showed you that you are a loved part of your family. See http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

Tony

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Healing Dreams / Re: Am I healing?
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:48:22 PM »
Omega - It was very helpful to me at one point to read http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/secret-of-time-and-satan/

Tony

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Healing Dreams / Re: Am I healing?
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:35:46 PM »
Omega – I can only report from my own experience. Although I have had some amazing experiences of out of body and lucid experiences, I see them as only steps in our growth. The things I reported in http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/lucidity/ once experienced were not repeated. Of course they have left influences on the way I now experience everyday life, and of course I longed to keep repeating the experiences, but I saw, or was shown, there is always different things to experience and learn by.

I know this is not what people expect, but a while ago I started an Old Fart’s Diary. I’ve noticed lately how important it is to tell people my age - etc. I say that to emphasise the importance of humour, and to not take ourselves so seriously. I also wrote ages ago, that I am a crazy old guy who fell in love with Life – that is Life, not living, which can at times be a trial. I do not want to fly to courses in a helicopter, or in fact to lead courses. It is enough and deeply satisfying to simply live my life. But I do enjoy replying to people’s dreams, although I am feeling more tired than ever before, and so cannot keep up with the dreams sent in the Comments section.

Here is a dream I experienced about April 1991.

“I had the definite sense it was a yoga or Eastern seminar inside the room. Pausing a man stood in front of the open door and with feet fairly wide apart, bowed his head right to the floor, with hands held in a salute. This presented his bare behind to my view. His clean and hairless rectum was very evident. In writing this down though, I realise there was no view of genitals.

In working on the dream I first felt the posture to be one of surrender or acknowledgement of a teacher. But it was also a very powerful stance, and had in it the bums up sign. I imagined going into the room as the man. As him I felt intelligent, confident, willing to reserve my opinions to learn. In the room an Eastern man in robes and regalia sat on a stage. Many people sat on the floor as if meditating. The guru figure was not saying anything. I had the sense of people trying to get wisdom from him, even if he were not speaking - as if his silence held wisdom. I sat and opened to learn what this personage was communicating. As I looked he winked at me. I felt this was a communication, as was his silence. He simply sat and looked around the room. Occasionally he ate something, then got up and left. I felt as if I got the message. It was that he was not the goal. He was not something to look toward as if he were an answer. He was simply saying - you are the goal. Living your own life is the path and the goal. There is nothing to find, only your self to live. You need someone to look at to learn this presumably, so I will sit here until you learn not to look at me.”

And that is where I am today.

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Babies
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:57:27 AM »
Omega – Death, frozen life such as you witnessed, can produce the remorse, the sick of it all feeling that gives greater sensitiveness.

Because animals, plants and all creatures are expressions of the One Life, and so have the divine spark of life in them the same as humans, and because animals and deer are seen as examples of the Creator of the one Life’s awareness; it means that deer often represent the ability to know both the hidden worlds and the world of the known body.

It took Hercules a full year to capture this magical creature alive – the hind of Ceryneia which was the goddess Diana’s pet. This is of course a symbolic story and says that often we have to kill the very thing we seek, and suffer the remorse in order to become sensitive to the wild beauty that we hold within us – the goddess Diana – and through that we find healing and entrance to the union of human life with the life of the creatures of the forest and moorlands. Then love flowers between you. See the picture at the bottom of the feature Deer - http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/deer/

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Clouded Woman
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:12:55 AM »

KingLane – Being in the same room in dreams means you are sharing similar experiences – in the pool deepens that. It is the way you share experience with other people or are involved with other people. In a real way you are sharing their mind. But of course all the people, animals, places you see in your dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. They appear as different people because they are parts of your own nature that are not clear to you - clouded by steam.

A modern view of the personality says that our mind is made up of many modules which are quite distinct. These modules, such as the sexual drive and the ability to speak, usually function in a way which is reasonably integrated. But many areas of dissimilarity are evident if we closely observe the workings of our own responses to life experiences. Because we each hold certain ideas about ourselves – our self image – things we do which do not express this self image may shock or even frighten us.

The device you held was probably a shift of attitudes that gave you a different perspective. You can define the place and the woman more fully by learning to use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Writers Block
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:51:31 AM »
Purvi – Scientific research has found that your brain registers 11 million bits of information every second; for your brain is a mega-computer. So the friend S. that you know is not an external person but whenever you think about a lover, a friend or a person you know, you are only taking in your thoughts, impressions and feelings about them. So many people do not realise that they have an inner person equally as powerful as the external person you know. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by meeting or living with them, and they change you and make you the person you are. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner person can appear in dreams because you still carry the memories or impressions of them, and so they influenced what you hold within you.

So each person we meet actually enlarges our own huge repertoire of mental abilities. So not only do you have a sculptor but an actress also, shown in your dream. But your dream doesn’t stop there, for in the middle of your town - your life as it interacts with the people around you. The way you express in relationship with opportunity and stress in society. Your visible social life – you have a fountain - your emotions, creativity, especially joy or love, often feel as if they move through us, flowing, and the fountain in a dream can illustrate this. In this way the fountain shows how life flows from hidden or unconscious sources and arises into awareness and feelings such as joy, but your was turned off until your inner S. turns it on.

Your envy for others is a block stopping your own amazing abilities. Remember that in the inner world of our creativity, our feelings of doubt, of envy or disbelief of our own ability are like thick brick walls that we cannot pass through.

Your dream says that you are extremely creative but standing in your own shadow – step out of it. Dream images are like icons on a computer screen - you have to ‘click’ on your dream images to make them come alive. Thinking about them doesn’t work. You need to open yourself to the magic of them. To make them into the wonderful gateways they are you may have to learn certain skills – such as http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or any of the techniques in http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/ or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Writers Block
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:50:24 AM »
Purvi

Hello Tony,
I have been attempting to start writing a screenplay but have not been getting any ideas and am unable to get the writing process started.
 
I had a curious dream where S. a woman I know who is a sculptor speaks of her sister-in-law (a famous actress) V.
She says V's handwriting is beautiful and she is also skilled in writing couplets. I add that she also looks good.  V's husband mentions that V is writing couplets and I say "wow, all preparations for "Mughal-e-Azam" (the name of the film she will be acting in which translates as "the Great Mughal". Mughals = great Islamic rulers).

There is an empty fountain in the middle of a city/town square. There is a tap next to it. The woman S washes her feet under the tap. I realize that I also could have done that instead of carrying a round, shiny, metal vessel to fill the water from the tap. I leave the vessel there filled with clear water so it could be used to dip our feet in.

I feel a twinge of envy that V is so talented and married to a good-looking and successful man as well as being a famous and successful actress herself.

Your guidance will be much appreciated.

Thank you.
Regards, Purvi

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Dreamhawk site feedback and suggestions / Feedback
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:52:26 AM »
Tony, I can't imagine the personal time you dedicate to replying back to so many! But you should know that your ripples affect far beyond what you see on the surface. Your work is your legacy, and I am positive there are many that have been touched deeply by your healing words.  I hope little bits of happiness always find their way into your days, even when performing the more mundane things in life, like replying back to some of these dreams... I have read some of the unbelievable dreams that have been posted, and I have to confess, I sometimes wonder if some try to get creative and make them up just to see how you will reply?!   :)

All the best to you!

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Roseanne

Zaverix
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198.161.8.36
The article on this website about “Black Magic” in dreams is very close to the truth. I really appreciate the notice where the article says: “Fear is the thing to overcome.” I highly respect the fact that this website informs people on what to do if you are a victim of black magic. Thank you for informing the public about all of this.

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Vangeline Udan
Nice. I love your works and need to find one of your books about dreams and yoga! Found your website, read your biography. When I was searching for the meaning of my dream, I then realised it was you who my major psychology professor Nell Limbadan was talking about in my class, way back in college. You are like the dream expert in psychology! A living artist!

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Hi Tony

Earlier this year I went through a kundalini spiritual awakening. ..phew that was some deep transition.

I'm wondering if or how the content of my dreams may change. My dreams feel more complex and sometimes 'dark'.

Also I wanted to say thanks to you. For many many years I've used your dream site. I'm sure your writing and intuitive understanding of the human being was a key help in my spiritualawakening as you made me keep looking deeper into myself. I wish I could find a way to express just how much your site has helped...but this is email so BIG THANKS - Tricia

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Tony, I'm taking a course on dream interpretation on-line. It's called Universalclass. I'm on lesson 2 and it's going over the history of dreams and the rituals of "dream incubation". I was thrilled to see they used one of your articles for study. I've often asked very specific questions before going to sleep in hopes for answers In the dream state. I had no idea I was using a version of an ancient ritual. Anyway loved your article and the new perception that my subconscious is my best friend. Thanks!
Debbie

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Hi it’s me,
I am also visiting this web page daily,
this web site is truly good and the users are in fact
sharing good thoughts.

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John Hodgson

This is a profound article.  Your voice, coming from a life's experience of inner and outer exploration, informs the clarity and power of your writing.  How rarely one encounters another human being who looks inward and writes with perception and honesty about the endless difficulties of facing the world and coming to maturity.

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Then I changed categories and settled in to the body of your work, and I haven't read everything yet.  What do I love so much... hm.  I love that you are conscious of what is happening within you.  I spent so much of my life not knowing the truth of me, unable and unwilling I guess to turn and face the demons. And you have managed that, and wrote about it, and wrote about love and anger and sadness and pain and all matter of spirit things, and you have been incredibly bold in it.  And your earthiness, and I don't know if that is the right word, I don't mean earthy like in Earth Mother, I mean earthy as in, when something snatches you and wrestles with you and reveals to you this great passion, sensuality, this daring, gripping, wildness, spirit.  I want to just say, wow, but that is taking the easy way out.  :)   So I thank-you, for sharing this epic story of you and your travels both on the inner planes and the outer ones.  To me, it seems you've made yourself intentionally vulnerable, and it is something I struggle with, being vulnerable.

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Thank you. Before your helpful reply I was unaware of an Inner Father within all of us. I haven’t explored this website much. I just wanted to know the meaning of my dream and then be done with it, but you actually replied within a short amount of time, and for that I am impressed and will be sure to share this website with everyone I know. Of course its not just the reply, you managed to help me, impress me and teach me something new all at the same time. I believe you have a really good thing going here and I wish you all the best for the future.

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-Chance 2016-05-13 12:11:55
Dear Tony, My mice were singing. (Can not remember song) Also ate one of them with fruit in the center. But in this same dream I found myself naked, wrapt in a white sheet. (At four years old a great uncle had me laying on his bed fondling myself while in his view from the bathroom ejaculating. My great aunt lived next door, noticing i had disappeared apparently, and rescued me by covering me with a white sheet and assumingly took me back home.) I'm a female. This was my first encounter of shit happening. Anyhow I've tried shrinks-prozac and not talking about the matter in life are their way of dealing. Ccould you give me some insight please. 42 yrs old and in desperate need. If this finds you I greatly appreciate your time and thank you for the insight you’ve given over the last seven years to me.

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Sara

Your I Ching interpretation(s) are, ultimately, the best I have seen. DEEP BOW.

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Dear Anna
Thank you alot for your reply. It does make a lot of sense when you mention all this considering where i am in life, studying having exams im unsure of and in fact keeping to wonder how everything will end up in the end.
It made me better understand myself and what im subconciously dealing with in regards to this issue after getting your interpertation! Thank you so so much both to you and Tony for this homepage.

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I have mentored many people directing them to your teachings online and books that have taught them further. Your Dream Dictionary and then a session with Brenda in Hobart (hmm maybe 16 ish years ago) that changed my state of consciousness profoundly and continues to do so.
To me, your teachings reach people profoundly and infinitely on a daily basis that you never get to know about (as in my situation as an example). I call it the ripple effect.
Could it be that you have so much deep street cred beyond what you possibly recognise? Are your teachings life's little secret?
Go well :-).
Terri x

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Tony,
I discovered your book, Dream Dictionary, many years ago as I was in the process of reading everything that I could get my hands on relating to dreams and the process’ the mind.
Your dream dictionary is simply a breath of fresh air. I am on my fourth copy as I have simply worn out the others (this one is the Barnes and Noble 2004 edition/ copyright 2002 by tony crisp.
My efforts in the past 15 years have centered on dream interpretation (primarily online), with the ultimate objective of helping others know that their dreams are of great importance, and life changing to say the least.

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This is my first contact with your site, and I look forward to seeing the new format that you will soon implement. I fully understand the energy that it takes to decipher meaning in others dreams and the commitment to try to get to all of them, and I am not very well known.
I want you to know that your efforts to help others, is so appreciated, and I would like to offer encouragement that you may somehow find the strength and all of the resources to help you deliver your valuable knowledge.

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Mr. Crisp,
I've been a big fan of yours and your "Dream Dictionary" for quite some time.  So, big that I've recommended, given, and occasionally "forced" your book upon all my dreaming friends and relatives.  They all loved it.

Glad to see that you've embraced the Internet.  Good Luck with the new
publications.

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Markcarrs
Buildings around me destroyed

Thank you Tony for helping me understand my dream.
Everything you said about my dream makes perfect sense in my current situation.
I am grateful I found this website and I am reading the referrals you made.
Once again, thank you. Mark

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Jim Burke.

I gave my Auntie Laurel a copy of your original version almost 6 months ago and she called me last week to say how much it has helped her.  She has very vivid dreams at times and many having been frightening her.  She said that the book has really helped her to see things differently and they don't seem so frightening anymore.
 
I really believe you have such a gift in what you have shared with us all through publishing the book.  It is so important to be able to reach people like my aunt who are not on the same path direction as us but can really benefit to get through their lives by looking at their dreams as a guide and be able to read the messages.  She represents a big group or market that would never think, or even if they did, would not go to a dream processing workshop or course to learn to engage with their dreams on a daily basis.  I really believe that we have to try to reach this group because they have no other way of becoming exposed to gaining insights to learn the process to analyse their dreams.  They are probably not interested any further than being able to pick up the dictionary and look up a few things to put it all together...and that is more than OK, since that's the journey they're on, but it's important that they connect with yet another little lamp for their growth.

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A reader from Amsterdam , 28 January, 2000
Great for Beginnner AND the more advanced
I've been using Mr Crisp's book for years and find it invaluable in my quest to understand my dreams better. Unlike many other books which seek to tell you what your dreams mean, Crisp guides you through interpreting your dreams as individual and personal stories about your own psyche.
Psyche [email protected] from London , 18 September, 1999
An enlarged version of the author's Dream Dictionary.
This has the same excellent coverage as Dream Dictionary. So anything said about that refers to this. The difference is that Tony Crisp has much enlarged this version, and re-organised the entries to read more easily.

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chick from new york , 12 December, 1998
Best Yet
If this book popped up on your recommendation list next to a few others about dream interpretation, and you're only going to buy one..pick this one. Tony Crisp's "Dream Dictionary" is by far the most enlightening book on this subject that I have. If the subject interests you, it's fun to have a few different books by different authors to cross reference. But again, if you're only going to get one book on dreams, chose this one over any other. I found Crisp to have a much more realistic look into the subconscious than, say, Gustavus Miller ("The Dictionary of Dreams..") who seemed to have only three standard explanations of dreams... (death/illness, doom or good fortune). I find myself referring to Crisp's "Dream Dictionary" several times a week. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title
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camille  wrote:
 
  Hi Tony Crisp: I thank you and I'm grateful to God that you are there, I suspect in more ways than one. And you are, I think, insightful with a nice uncomplicated pragmatism. I appreciate your learning experience and that it is available. In spite of your books, I am pleased to find your website.

  Apart from having your "Dream Dictionary" in the bathroom, a copy also is in my study and in the truck I drive. (I've been driving a truck for over twenty-five years.) In some ways, you remind me of  Robert Johnson in conjunction with James Hillman. I presume you are familiar with such thinkers.

  Anyway, thanks again and God bless you.

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  Peace, Bruce Metzger, British Columbia - Go Seize the Day

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Marie de Kock

Thank you so much for an approach that interprets with an expanded consciousness. It is the accent on self respect and openness to receive that makes these interpretations stand out from other doom and gloom and limiting interpretations. Mother Earth bless you.

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Hi Tony,

Thank you for putting my dream on your website, it informs me that I have explained the dream. And how I gained the knowledge from the dream using the skills you taught me, all those years ago.

It was a great dream and staying true to my body/mind I persisted, until the dream was understood. The only change that I would ask would be to change the wording about my sister’s abuse, as I have not asked her if was ok to mention it.

I have just about finished my transpersonal art therapy course, during which I had another dream regarding my needs, which once again the mind thought it knew the answer, (I had been to an evenings talk on sexual abuse), and I dreamt that I met a woman who looked very frail (her life had been hard). We spoke about puppies and she invited me to go with her to see hers, as we got to her back yard.

There on the floor were two little puppies in the gutter on a concrete floor in the rain; the woman went to her back door which was green. She said" I just need to go inside and sort things before you can come in." It sounded like there was many animals desperate for something. She went in and I turned and walked away thinking I don't want to go in there. Working with gestalt and embodiment I discovered that I was keeping my needs behind a green door, and that all I needed to do was open the door, there were many different animals some young some adults, all able to take care of themselves if the door was open.

I also think of you, and talk of you often, there is a sense of amazement still, how did I manage to meet someone like you, how generous you were/are with your time . And how long it has taken for some of society to catch up, and I know its still a minority.

Take good care of yourself till we chat or meet again, lots of love as always xx      Brenda Blake

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Roseanne

Thank you, Tony, for your insightful dream interpretation! I have read your bio and although I don’t know you personally, I am so grateful for what you have done in your life and all those you have helped through your experiences and knowledge. I am planning on purchasing one of your books, and just wanted to say your passion and life is an inspiration to me and so many. People like you help raise our collective vibration and make the world a better place. Namaste

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Robyn

I really enjoyed ur site. I was having troubles for years of me dreaming of one of my phobia (bears) i have always dreamt of the bear following me or chasing me horrifically. It scared me so. Just the other day i had another dream of the bear actually opening my car door. I looked at ur site tonight to realise its nothing too crazy. Thanks for saving me alot of time for looking for my answers.

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Elleissa

I am currently reading about archetypes for my college course. In trying to define the movie The Island, it was necessary to understand what the underbelly, basement of the compound represented. You hit the nail on the head, as it made me remember when I was a child and had a terrifying dream of the bad men chasing me into the basement. Thank you for clearing that up. Also you cleared up my alligator dream. And a
Light or ate me alive when I was near a pool in the backyard of a relatives home. Terrifying dream that haunted me for the past 11 years.
I found it interesting that the suggestions for books on dream symbology were wanting compared to you very intense exploration on the subject. I will be using your site for references in my essay because I find that it is very indepth.
Thank you for such comprehensive quality and work!
Could you please let me know how I can get your premature book about your own birth. I was a preemie as well and think I have memories, although I always thought they were just young kid imaginings, although I couldn’t put words on these experiences because they were simply observations…wonder observations for me. At the age of 4 I told my mom about atoms and what they were and also about time and about a mini soul inside this flesh we call the body. She asked me who told you that? I said no one it just came to my mid as a whisper. She was always surprised at my ability to intuitively know things without learning them conventional ways. I would love to get a copy of your story Tony so that. Thank you.

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 Helena

Wow, thanks for this. Tony your dream dictionary is amazing. I dreamt about two camels last night and when I read this it's so relevant to my life experience right now. I'm always amazed because how random for me to dream of camels. Thank you for an excellent resource.

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Jane – The door represent an area of your life, like abilities or parts of you that you were never allowed to express or live.

Example: A woman had a recurring dream in which she discovered a door in her house she had never seen before. Beyond it was a whole apartment she has never known or used. It was obviously an area of her life she had never lived in, but she had no idea what. So I suggested to her to use her imagination and enter the room and allow any spontaneous feelings and images to arise. A soon as she imagined entered the apartment she began to remember and feel again things that had happened in her childhood. Her mother and father had separated when she was very young, and her mother had constantly presented her father as weak and of no value. But the feelings that arose were of the love of beauty and art that her father had shared and helped unfold in her. But she had kept that part of her closed because of what her mother had said. Now it was open to her again and she could allow it to unfold further in her life.

So Jane I would suggest you imagine opening that door while awake and explore what feelings and or images arise. It may be difficult because of the event that put the block inside you. But because the dream has occurred it is a sign that you are now strong enough to face and move beyond what happened to you years ago. So please try it again and again until it works. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/

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Jane

In my dream, I am in my house. Not my house in real life, it’s my house in the dream world. I walk around a floor that I abandoned a long time ago and have come back to look for a door. I find a beautiful wooden, green door in a dark hallway with a flickering light on the ceiling. I had brought cleaning supplies with me and I proceed to clean the door. I get on a step ladder because the door is large and I get rid of all the webs, dust, and pieces of scotch tape I had put on it when I was a child. I had never opened that door. I feel alone and sad as I clean the door and think of something that happened in childhood that forced me to abandon that door. The memory is so vague that I just stand against the wall and wonder why this door was never opened. Someone please help interpret this dream.

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Dream Interpretation / Re: A very intricate dream
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:17:11 AM »
V – Sorry, I tend to ‘go on’ a bit sometimes 

As I explore the dreams people send I find thousands of associated ideas; the sort of thing that happens when you enter the dream world with consciousness – not lucidity, for lucidity is often waking up in dream images that are symbols indicating something else. So I want to try to communicate these many links; but we cannot help seeing them as separate concepts, which is why they confuse.

I will try to explain – I saw your dream as dealing with you becoming independent – a huge and deep life process. Obviously that is my impression, and because of that I couldn’t help feeling all the associated links with independence – killing your mother, the ancestral ‘land’ you inherit from being your mother’s child, and the learning experience.

There is no hint of killing your mother in the dream, just the extraordinary slipping  away, but it might be a way to realise your attempt to stand aside from what you have inherited from your culture and your mother. I cannot help but see it as a universal thing we try to achieve to become a real individual.

Our ancestry can also link with deeply buried tendencies we have unconsciously inherited from the long past. Sometimes they point to the fate/karma we are dealing with – the difficulties or traits that arise in our life, that we cannot honestly see have been developed or collected in this lifetime.

Just as a fox cub ‘learns’ how to hunt from its parents without words, so we absorb the deeply etched negative and positive survival strategies of our parents simply by being around them. It is passed on for generation after generations. They never need to talk about it because usually the parents are unaware of it themselves. If genes come into it anywhere, they perhaps create the reflex response that instinctively draws in the survival tactics that perhaps even our parents themselves have never really been aware they live by. In doing this the higher animals learn what cannot be passed on as instinct, what is not ‘hard wired’ into them. This holds in it a tremendous advantage because ‘hard wiring’ takes a long time.
It is those forms of influence in your life I was trying to point to.

I can't find the connection with any video, maybe you can point it out to me.

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: a fat baby bird coming down home
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:37:56 PM »


  Blessings and Thanks

         Tony

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Greetings / Re: Hello
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:55:16 AM »
Carolyn - To start you off we could talk, because Peer Work is so quick to get hold of. I used it many times in Greece at a holiday centre (Atsitsa) - it worked so well I didn't need to oversee the several groups  all working independently after the introduction.

Also I worked and lived for ages in Devon and put an advert in asking for people who wanted to work in a dream group, and always got about 15 people. So if you felt like it you could get a few people that way, after you had experienced it.

By the way Terri is female.

Fly to the UK - I am supposedly moving to the SW of France in May, you would be welcome there. I don't plan to run courses, but I will work with - be with - individuals. When you really start getting into your dreams the results is just like LifeStream - comes from the same source.

Tony


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Dream Interpretation / Re: A very intricate dream
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:13:51 AM »
V – Your dream starts in an environment like a school, which suggests there are things in the dream that would be good to learn from. But then the lessons begin, for you are back in your past, but are also you were in the cultural background in which you were raised, a very important learning place.

The notion from the current popular mythology of reality is that we are produced by the combination of our parent’s sperm and ovum. The genetic combination is, we are told, the print of who we are. In fact Josh McDermott of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a team of researchers said their findings, described in the journal Nature, show that culture and your sensibilities are not hardwired into the human system by DNA, they may actually be learned by the culture we are exposed to and the people we live with. I would add language as a massive factor too.

So your mother is such an enormous factor in shaping you. See http://dreamhawk.com/interesting-people/animal-children/#Program

You say you want to grow, but in trying to grow you are facing what has been stamped into you at an early age through the national culture (a set of beliefs, attitudes, along with the positives and the many negatives that hold us back). See http://dreamhawk.com/news/there-is-a-huge-change-happening/

A shift occurs as you witness aspects of your past life, each with certain important things you experienced and learnt from. Dreams often place us in a past environment because of important experiences. These experiences often mark a turning point in our life. Only you can really know what the experiences were, and what changes they ushered in. So I would try to look at your culture you were raised in and see what blocks it has placed in your life. For example today's culture is full of ideas causing fear of death. For example you said - to...die? Become earth?

Things that have a beginning also have an end. Therefore the body dies, but you are indicating that you are your body. But how can that be, because many people lose large portions of their body – they may suffer a shock, but the person experiencing it is not half dead because half of their body has been shot away.

I know, most people think the brain is them, and so if that is destroyed they are too. But they or we are consciousness and science and our culture has not been able to say what consciousness is, so they cannot honestly say we/consciousness dies. I sometimes think there is an odd quirk in human nature that makes us want only one answer to any riddle in life. It is as if there can only ever be one right thing, one truth about anything, and everything else is thereby false. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/near-death-experiences/

I feel you are in the middle of trying to kill your mothers influence in your life. In the dream you chase after her. To quote from the entry Mother, “Hurting, burying or killing parent: In the example below Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced ‘down her throat’.

To be free of the introverted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them in our dreams. Although some people are shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this process. When father or mother is ‘dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship.

Seeing parent drunk, incapable or foolish: Another means of gaining independence from internalised values, or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.”
This is a move toward independence from cultural beliefs and parental influence; it does not mean you are hateful toward parents.

“One of the things I am seeing at that the moment about symbols and dreams is how beautifully they hold tremendous amounts of information and meaning. I am thinking at the moment about the soil, the garden – they are so rich in meaning. Whatever our forebears did, whether they were deceitful and lying or courageous and strong, whether they had honour or were cowards, whatever they did, and perhaps over time they did everything, their lives were the drama that brought us into being. Their lives have given us the substance of our body and our personality. We are the heirs of that drama. What we grew from is what they left us. It was the heritage from the past. In dreams this is often represented as a piece of land, a garden. It was the piece of land – is the piece of land – which you inherited. Whatever that land might be, whatever its condition, that is what you have. Whether it is beautifully rich with orchards growing on it, or whether it is covered in rocks and brambles, that is your heritage.

Bemoaning the condition or being proud of the condition doesn’t change it. The thing is to take up your tools and develop that land. Let us fertilise it. Let us honour it. We can make it rich. We can enrich it because it is the real stuff and has in it all the potentials of life. Because of that, as rocky or as thorny as it might be, we have all that we need. On that land we can let the tree of life grow.”

Tony

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