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Especially if old, a book can suggest your life experience or memories; therefore experience you have learned from. They can also indicate other people’s experience and ideas that you are considering, learning from or in disagreement with. In this sense they are acquired information – or information received from other people.

A rejection or acceptance of a book could point to your attitudes toward learning or to other peoples opinions. In some dreams the books, while suggesting past experience or phases of your life, show you either still involved with them or moving on to something new.

Old books: These can also link with inherited wisdom and learning or awareness of the synthesised overview you have gained form your life.

Bookshop: Your gathered experience, even from the long past. An attempt to find a solution to something, to find answers. It could also suggest a confrontation with the many and varied opinions and standpoints people have, or a search for who you are and what the meaning of your life is.

Pages of a book: If it is one that has been torn out and kept, it is probably a reminder of something important or a reference to something. A page marked is probably similar as that of a page torn out, or an important part of a story, or even where you have got up to in your life story. A page is only representing a whole book, and so needs to be part of a whole.

Then there are different coloured  pages indicating things like ‘yellow pages’. Or look at colours to see any other meaning.

Reading a book: Sometimes this points to your searching for something, your curiosity or desire to learn, or a search for your own meaning. It might also, depending on the feelings in the dream, shows you discovering something new, a new approach or standpoint. It can also indicate the way you escape from the world and your own anxieties or fears, as in the example.

Example: I dreamt I was sitting at home in my armchair reading a book. It’s something I do quite often, so the dream seemed very real. Then I looked up from the book and I was high up in the air flying, still in the armchair. It was wonderful but I was terrified I wouldn’t be able to get down again. Why does one have strong feelings about such strange things? Sara.

Sara experiences flying because reading has taken her away from her down to earth everyday experience. It has helped her escape from the difficulties or loneliness of her life. Then, when she feels what it is like to be at a remove from such difficulties she is feels scared of re-entering her normal life.

Example: It was a being from another planet, completely human, but with a furry body and tail. It had a son with it. I slammed the door because I was afraid, but the catch did not connect and the door opened again. I threw a book in for the aliens to read. They threw out a book for me to read. It had loose pages – like my ready reckoner. I put them in order and read the story and lived some of it. As I read some of the words were in alien symbols, but I could understand them. Gradually the book changed to alien words. I/it progressed. All the lines sloped down from left to right. Now the sky was like a vaulted or squared ceiling. The two aliens looked down from one of the open squares and called. There was an answering call from two others of their kind. I knew these were the only ones on our planet. I also knew that they had to completely be themselves. I wondered why, and they told me it was because their whole race was within them. Peter M.

This dream of Peter’s that he explored shows his religious feelings, the church, directly presenting him with something alien. This new experience is gradually seen as himself – ‘I now looked within myself and also began to see all of them within, and was becoming like one of them’. Not only is Peter accepting this aspect of himself more fully, thus not seeing it as completely alien or different, but also it presents him with a new type of awareness – a feeling of connection with all of his race. In fact Peter had been a loner and very independent, feeling disconnected from society as a whole. This was a massive change, with very deeply felt fears and joy.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is the book in my dream suggesting I am learning, escaping my life situation, or looking back on my own experience – whatever it is, what can I gather from that?

Do I get particular ideas or feelings from the book(s) – if so what are they?

If this is a very old book, what do I feel if I imagine holding and opening it?

Try Talking As or Processing Dreams

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-Dream-staff 2018-03-02 5:10:26

Hello there! If I may ask, about a dream I had last night, regarding books.
I just found myself in the front yard of a house ( that was supposed to be mine, never seen it before) and to the left there was a church or some religious establishment (inside the yard) , which I thought of going into, but it was already crowded with people and impossible to visit. Then I looked to the right and there was a cafe of sorts, that was crowded too and impossible to find a place to stand.
Next thing I knew, still standing in the middle of the yard, I find some books on the ground, that were mine. They were dusty, so I picked them up and decided to go inside the house, while around me some people were suddenly throwing away books.
I rushed into the house and the interior was kind of old, some pink walls and furniture ( but nothing I am familiar with in everyday life). The odd part is that it was supposed to be a (car?) repair shop. It had speakers embodied to the walls and when I tried to hear some music, something like dusty pieces of cloth or paper got out. So I run to avoid them and exited the house from the back. There I found my self looking at some sea creature’s body parts and a huge and old skin like that of a whale. That was unpleasant, so I turned my look away and gazed at a dark blue-green see that was at some distance and that was when I found out the name of the place. It was something that translates to water groove/ channel.
I know it’s a lot of irrelevant information , but any suggestions you may have, on what they could be pointing out, would be really helpful!
Thanks a lot!

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    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-02 12:56:30

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/

    Tony

    K – You first need to realise that when you dream you enter a different dimension of your mind that is no longer connected to your body senses. It is a dimension very different to waking awareness and so people often get terribly confused because they feel and think the dream must be the same as in their waking world. But nothing in the dream world can hurt you. It is a world of images that are like a computer game, so you can be killed, eaten by carnivores or sharks, and at the end of the game/dream, you may have felt scared or even terrified, but no harm has happened.

    So in your dream you were exploring a different dimension of your awareness that you can usually only access when your ego, your personal desires and will have almost died down in sleep. But you keep backing off from everything that you were shown. The church – remember it is a different dimensional church – was full and you backed off. Thousands are trying to find the truth about themselves, and so churches are packed at this level. The books were parts of your immense data store – a dream image is just a ‘front’ for massive data banks of experience and information – but you have not picked up even scraps of vital information.

    This carries on until you gazed at a dark blue-green sea – at last you are on track, or in the groove or channel. Water is everywhere in us and flows through us, in one hole and out another, like a river of change. Each of us in fact are immersed in a ‘river’ of constant change. If you think about it you have been carried, pushed, impelled by this current as you were moved through babyhood, childhood, teenage and adulthood. And as we passed through these changes we ‘died’ to our old self in order to change to the new. It is the current of Life. This current then carries us on through old age and through the gates of death. All the time we are faced by decisions, and each decision directs us on a different path, helping to create our future. And this is a force of growth and change.

    But to save further misses, I suggest you imagine yourself plunging into the dark blue-green sea. Don’t be afraid, for imagination is like the dimension of dreams – you cannot drown and can breathe underwater; so take your time and watch what you feel or see. Perhaps try http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

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