Buildings Lighthouse

Warning of danger of unconscious elements that may wreck areas of your life unless avoided. Use the light to become aware of what the danger is. It might also relate to loneliness or feelings of isolation. See: light.

The sea often represent the tempestuous and unruly aspects of our experience, or the unknown depth of our nature. So the light from the lighthouse can act as a guide through difficult times, or lead us into the unknown as the example shows; it is a true example.

Freud felt that anything the shape of a lighthouse represented sexual feelings. Having searched through 7000 dreams I cannot find any particular mentions of sexual feeling in connection with lighthouses. There is a very wide range of people meeting difficult situations in various ways. But regarding the phallic symbolism of the lighthouse, I feel it shows a wonderful power that faces all storms and throws light in the most difficult of times. It offers protection and care to those wise enough to stand in its light.

Example: The dreamer considering suicide then goes on to dream: Unlike any dream environments she’s known, her mind feels clear, alert, and free. Is she awake, asleep, or somewhere in between, in this place that’s more vivid than previous reality? Her surrounding is cylindrical, vibrant, and vast; white light emanates with a strength that almost hurts. The only route is up the helter skelter stairs of this lightening bright, snow blindness light-house. Tentatively, so unsure she starts to ascend; round and round she coils windowless walls forlorn, until she reaches the top and it’s sacred platform.

Relief from the piercing light is achieved where windows open on to darkest space. Her anxiety easing, she approaches the central display: an exceptional, universal camera obscura. Far from static it reveals the whole world and with just one thought from the viewer’s mind, a place and a loved one instantly appear presented real time for one to observe. Standing mystified, a presence then joins her and informs her with seemingly no external voice at all: “This is the place where people come after death’s fall.”

With instant recognition of her self-mortification, she spontaneously utters: “Oh, so I’m dead!” The presence inwardly sighs: “No, you’ve misunderstood my intention: I’ve brought you here to show that each of the dead choose someone to guide and watch over on earth. And that you have a someone still loving you. Your self-destruction is unnecessary; you just need to give life a reasonable chance. Please think on this experience and what I have said; your duty is still to life, it’s not yet to death.”

Useful Questions and Hints:

What events or feelings surround the lighthouse in our dream?

Do you recognise that you are in the presence of a great light giver?

What would you say was the theme or plot of the dream?

Try reading the Plot of the DreamEasy Dream Interpretation 

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