The dog appears more often than any other animal in dreams. It depicts our natural drives that are well socialised, but still have the tendency to revert back to the spontaneous or ‘wild’ state quite easily. For instance our anger might usually be well under control, but if someone teases us we might surprise ourselves by the amount and strength of our anger, or our desire to cower and hide. But the dog is often a sign of enthusiasm, care or warning – as can be observed so often if we have a dog. See animal

Example: I had misinterpreted the meaning of Tramp my dog, who I felt was my inner self. I now see that Tramp is my psychic self, the mixture of instinct, complexes, feelings and closeness to nature. Possibly my intuitive, habitual or instinctive response to events. He is my companion on walks, to run faster, react quicker, smell better, fight more savagely, and face hardship.

Similarly our sexuality may be usually expressed in a socially acceptable way, but if we are in a situation where our sexual pleasure is stimulated or allowed easy expression we might deeply shock other people and ourselves by what we do. It can also represent easy expression of such aspects of ourselves as aggression – maybe because dogs show their teeth easily – as well as their sexuality, especially male sexuality; also their easy expression of love. Also the parts of self we usually keep out of sight, but which may express spontaneously. The dog as an example of intuition is shown in the following dream.

Example: Was crawling through a tunnel underground. I was now in a dreary, dismal, drab Edwardian type room. My mother, father and my dog, Tramp, were also there. It was quite a big room. Tramp went up to the fireplace and put his paw up under the shelf as if pointing. I looked and saw he was indicating a crevice under the shelf. I felt there and found papers in there, but also that there might be fingers in there touching mine. I said this to my father, but he did not reply. The hole was getting bigger all the time, and the room darker.

The dogs can represent this feeling energy, this natural life response to events and ones situation, our easy flowing natural feelings such as devotion, perhaps to a lover or child. The dog is yourself if, the natural you if you let your emotions off the lead. So it can be your uninhibited love or anger, your open sexuality, or even your honest needs.

For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this; fidelity and faithfulness, as the sheep-dog it is also the guardian of our welfare. Like the cat, the dog can be a substitute baby for childless women, or represent affection or caring.Occasionally we depict a person, or what we feel about a person through the character of a dog. See: cat.

Example: Actually seeing a dog in my dream I find not the dumb animal that humans patronizingly assume to be there, but a creature of remarkable complexity and deep emotions, capable of various levels of behavior, of guilt and loyalty, or shame, of identification with people—a creature so like themselves that other distinctions seem negligible. It broke down my assumptions of superiority. It sent me spinning back to the sense of kinship with animals that primitive men, in their rituals and folk myths, so clearly revealed. I found myself becoming snakes, tigers, bears, rabbits with such ease and pleasure that there would seem to be a veritable menagerie in the back of my mind. Moreover, the conviction of animal identity, once accepted, is terribly convincing. Having accepted the limited truth of my animal kinship, I am loath to see the broader areas in which such a communion is untrue. See Animals in your Brain – Temple of the Animals

Example: The role then came to life and spontaneously I as Vince the dog went to Alan and stood up on my hind legs with my paws on his chest, looking into his eyes. I wanted to communicate something to him.

The communication was so strong that I as Alan felt it and will describe it. Vincent reminded me of the many things we had shared in life. As this happened I felt such love – the love I really had felt for that beautiful dog. As I felt this Vincent and I became one being. I remember carrying him in my arms when he was young because, as a runt he was so nervous that at times he couldn’t even walk. I remember going everywhere with him as I walked London. I also knew that Vincent represented for me the ability to see into the invisible worlds – psychic sight and sensing. He had demonstrated it to me at least twice.

As all these memories poured through me I felt deep emotions pouring up and started crying. Crying because Vincent was helping me be aware of things I had not put together before. Lately I have been trying to extend personal awareness again, into lucidity and into the world. The emotions I was feeling were due to a realisation, and as this happened I knew what the previous dream of Vincent meant. I understood because various bits of memory came together to form a whole.

In mythology the dog has symbolised the guardian of the gates of death, or a messenger between the hidden and the visible world. The dog was also thought of as a guide or guardian of the hidden side of life entered in sleep and death. The following example illustrates how love can survive death.

Example: It involves my dad and his English bulldog, Chauncey. They were big buddies. Chauncey even went to work with Dad. Several years after Chauncey’s death, I dreamed of a female English bulldog who was very pregnant! A few weeks later, she appeared to me again, smiling proudly at two adorable puppies. One was brindle and the other was brindle and white. She showed me her house and street sign. The name of the street was Rosebud Lane. Then Chauncey appeared in the dream and told me he was returning and he would be the puppy that walked to me first! The next day I got the classifieds and started calling. It didn’t take long, the second call was located on Rosebud Lane. When I arrived, the mother dog looked just as she had in the dreams. She even acted like she knew me. I stood back and waited. Shortly, the little brindle and white puppy waddled to me. Dad cried when I handed the pup to him. Reincarnated bulldog…why not? By the way, Chauncey had a nickname…it was Rosebud!

Dogs can be a wonderful intuitive friend, even life saver. This is because it has been proved that dogs often know when their owner is ill or about to have an attack. But dogs are also very psychic. See Talking with Dead also Cats and dogs know

Example: In a dream, my dog, Gus, told me he had worms and needed to go to the doctor. We went the next morning. Dr. Dennis Umlang looked at Gus, a picture of health, then asked why the visit.  I – told him Gus needed to be checked for worms. “Have you seen any evidence of worms?”, he asked.  “No.”  I answered, “but I still want him checked.”  The testing showed negative.   I told Dr. Umlang the dream and asked that they try again. That’s when he told me of the heartworm test which is costly but the only way to detect their presence. “Do it,”  I said.   The test was positive! Ordinarily there is no real warning of heartworms.   By the time symptoms appear it is often too late and treatment is dangerous due to the animal’s weakened condition. Because of early detection, Gus survived the treatment with no damage to vital organs.

Barking dog: A warning or a sign of protection. Warning that something or someone is there who is not a friend – or that you should not approach whatever is shown in the dream.

Black dog: The black dog figures in quite a lot of people’s imagery. Bernard Levin uses it to represent depression. For some people it brings feeling about death. The sense or meaning the dog gives in relationship to depression or death in dreams is that it is a living energy in us that has gone ‘bad’ and thus causes the depression or death. Such depression is usually the result of past painful experiences that are like lumps blocking free flowing positive life energy.

The black dog also show you urges which are largely unconscious, or it is a messenger related to what is unconscious in you. So the black dog can indicate sexual feelings that you are not proud of, or any natural feelings, even feelings of love that you hold back.

Dog attacking: Either being attacked by someone and so representing their anger or snide criticism – or your own anger or aggression. See: What Does my Dream Animal Mean

–  Animal phobias at the end of the animal entry.

Dog on lead attacking: If you are holding the lead – restraint of your aggression toward someone. If someone else is holding the lead – feeling attacked by someone. As in Cornelia’s dream in the example below, there may be a sexual connection.

Dog on lead: Restrained or controlled urges; urges we have trained or directed; holding back or restraining or directing parts of oneself.

Puppy: Youth, heedlessness, spontaneous affection and enthusiasm. It often represent a child, or feelings about wanting a child, being pregnant with a child, even one of your own children. Also vulnerability or dependent needs. Like any young animal, it can depict your need to care for or love something, or be loved. What happens to the puppy, if neglected or mistreated, most likely indicates memories of pain from your own childhood, or neglect of vulnerable parts of yourself. See: Baby animal in animal situations; Neglected animal in animal situations.

Woman’s dream – attacked by dog: Could well be feelings about male sexuality or a relationship with a male. Possibly the dreamer is holding back her own female strength and cannot meet the male strength.

Example: ‘I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, but there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side.’ Mrs M. G.

In the dream from an elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death – or as the ravaging threat of death.

Example: I was with a female friend who is a lesbian. Two dogs attacked us. My friend ran away but I couldn’t. Cornelius.

On exploring her dream Cornelius discovered feelings about her own womanhood and relationship with males. She realised the dogs represented her relationship with male sexuality, and that her friend was afraid of males.

Example: I was aware of the danger of two, or maybe one young child. They had been allowed to carry a small animal which acted as a scent lead for large tracker dogs that were hunting and would attack and kill whatever they were tracking. I found one of the boys trying to hide under a pot or a basin in the spare ground behind the house I lived in London. I pulled him out from his attempts to hide. He had no idea of his danger. Two of the dogs – perfectly harmless and friendly when not hunting, were coming close to me and trying to lick me. They had huge mouths. I got very angry with one man, a farmer type, who I thought had been careless in the way he was urging the dogs to hunt. I swore at him in public, calling him something like a ‘fucking idiot’. There was a large public gathering and I wondered what the public would think of me swearing. D.G.

There is an obvious reference in this dream to the unconscious urges some people have to hunt and hound others. The dogs especially depict this unleashed aspect of human nature, harmless when not set into motion. It also shows how such actions by others threaten the child in us, or the areas of personal vulnerability.

Example: I come out of my house. Across the street is a nursery. (this is actually true, there is a nursery across the street and the street is well used and busy) I looked up to see my yellow male Labrador dog named Odo. (He is a dog I have now) He was sitting in a truck on the passenger side. He looked like he was smiling. I thought, “What in the world is Odo doing in that truck?” At first I thought he was driving the truck, but then realised that he wasn’t, an ancient old man was. And the truck was weaving from one side of the street to the other. I yelled for Odo to come back and he jumped out of the truck. How I don’t know. But he did. He came running toward me, but there was a chain-linked fence between us. The fence ended at the street, but Odo was attempting to climb over the fence instead of going around it. I shook my head and said to myself that he was going to hurt himself. Sort of laughed, too. Then I woke up. I remembered thinking the day before that I was comparing my husband, A, to Odo. And thinking if I could just accept the silly things he does as well as I do with my dog, our relationship would be so much easier. K.

In this dream K. is probably right that she is using her dog to consider her relationship with her husband. She may even be using the dog as an image of her husband and his character.

Idioms: See a man about a dog; hair off the dog that bit you; call off the dogs; you can’t teach an old dog new tricks; raining cats and dogs; dirty dog; as sick as a dog; dog eat dog; dog in the manger; dog tired; dog’s life; gone to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; lucky dog; tail wagging the dog; top dog; die like a dog; dirty dog; gay dog; go to the dogs; hair of the dog; sick as a dog; lucky dog; raining cats and dogs; see a man about a dog; teach an old dog new tricks; tail wagging the dog; thrown to the dogs; etc.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is my dream dog represent someone I know or my own spontaneous feelings?

Is there any indication of relating to this dog as a child or a love object?

What feelings is the dog expressing?

Is the dog helping me meet or understand death or the unconscious?

If so what am I learning?

See Secrets of Power Dreaming –  Life’s Little SecretsDream Yoga



-Louise Ward 2011-07-31 7:17:49

Hi Tony

I had been asleep and must of come to, because I remember feeling very comfortable and relaxed. I think that i must have dropped off again when suddenly everything was black ( no scenery) and there was a sheep dog running towards me in full stride. It was very vivid and abstract!
This startled me and I woke me up immediately.
I do not normally think about my dreams too much but this one has played on my mind.
Can you interpret for me??
Many Thanks

    -Tony Crisp 2011-08-22 9:11:58

    Louise – Your feeling comfortable and relaxed was the key to what happened. When we really let go we drop past all the things on our mind and open to another level of our being. It is a bit like what happens at sea during a great storm. On the surface boats can be wrecked or battered, but in a submarine all is calm.

    The blackness you experienced was probably a foretaste of the primal level of you – it appears black because it has no features yet is everything. For instance if it was something you would lose sight of everything else.

    The sheep dog is, I feel a wonderful welcome – the sort of welcome that only a dog can give when it is ready to leap up you, lick you all over and be overjoyed to see you. That is a welcome from the deeps of you.


-Mary 2011-07-27 12:03:21

Hi Tony,

I had a dream about a tan dog who followed me from MA to CT. I didn’t know the dog, but he showed up at my house soon after I got home from my trip. He had a tag on that said the town that he was from which was my home town and his name which was Adam. What do you think? Thanks! Mary

    -Tony Crisp 2011-08-18 14:27:24

    Mary – Sometimes a dog can refer to a man; and that his name was Adam – the first man – suggests there is someone interested in you.

    I can’t think of any other reasons for dog following you – except that you are aware of a new inner feeling hanging around,


-Amber 2011-07-25 15:18:49

Have had a dream for almost 9 days straight, always resulting in a sudden abrupt awakening around 2-2:30 am. I am alone in a field (or large grassy yard), it’s a beautiful clear afternoon, out of no where 3 large dogs appear.. There is a solid white dog, a solid black dog and one that is marked like a Rottweiler. The white dog approaches slowly then as if someone snapped their fingers, the dogs all attack. White goes for hand/arm, black goes for opposite leg and Rottweiler goes for throat. That’s pretty much where/when I wake up.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-08-16 13:17:18

    Amber – It seems as of you have a bad relationship with your body or instincts.

    Are you doing anything that causes something like your body attacking itself? If it isn’t obvious yet I feel it will soon be until you make peace with the dogs.

    You haven’t said anything about your life situation so it is difficult to know which way to suggest helping you. But certainly take care of your health and your emotions, because the dogs could be anger turned back on yourself.


-Bev 2011-07-21 13:36:13

I had a dream that my Westie came to me and he looked like his stomach was gutted but he was still alive. I remember asking the vet if there was anything we could do to promote healing of the pink exposed area. The doctor said there were a number of things we could do. I woke up at this point. What does this mean? My Westie appears to be happy and healthy.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-08-13 7:18:39

    Bev – Your loved Westie in your dream is not about the health of your dog – it isn’t about your dog at all. It is about your feelings you have for him/her. I have mentioned this before, bu9t it is worth saying again, while at a business meeting with a web designer who was thinking of producing a site based on my book Dream Dictionary, he jokingly said, “Yes, but how can anyone know what their dream is about? It’s all guesswork isn’t it?”

    He had on a rather faded T-shirt with a design on it. So I asked him what he thought it would mean if he dreamt about his T-shirt. He said he didn’t think it would mean anything. The next question I asked was where did he get the T-shirt and what memories were attached to it. He became very quiet and serious and wouldn’t really talk about it other than saying he got it in Los Angeles and a lot happened to him there. And whatever it was he wouldn’t tell me was what his T-shirt would have been commenting on in the supposed dream.

    We have feelings, thoughts, memories or passions attached to every single thing we encounter, every object, every person, every place, and every creature, real or imagined. Even if it is boredom or disinterest it is still an association, a feeling, like a word in a dictionary, that your dreams might need to use at some time to express something. Most of the time, as with the web designer, we are unaware of what associations and emotions we have attached to the things around us and that appear in our dreams. We can sometimes generalise about such dream objects as a fork used to dig – thus there are valid dream dictionaries – but very often the associations are uniquely ours. That is why the technique of ‘being’ the person or thing is given. It helps to uncover those hidden associations and feelings.

    So your dog is probably about a feeling you had at the time of feeling ‘gutted’. There are a number of things you can do to heal the gutted feeling. One of them is to imagine picking up your dream love and holding it with love. A sure cure.


-Sarah Rubio 2011-07-15 23:02:02

Hello Tony,
I dreamed that my dead dog was in my bed nursing five little puppies. Could you explain to me I dreamed this?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-08-07 10:34:56

    Sarah – This dream has all the earmarks of being about pregnancy or the ability to become pregnant. If you had any questions or fears that you couldn’t it would explain why you used your dead dog in the dream. But puppies are often used in connection with babies in our dreams.


-Mandy 2011-07-12 10:29:05

Hi, I had a dream about both my dogs running away. I follow them but every time i try and run in my dreams I go extremely slow and I see the image of my dogs (Or in general whatever I am running from- or away) getting farther away -Or if I am running away from something it gets closer.
It went on for a few seconds but in my head it felt like an hour and for some reason I was starting to feel exhausted in my dream. Also the road they where running down I recognized.

So, can you help me please and tell what it means?

Thank you, Mandy.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-29 11:55:02

    Mandy – I believe your dreams arise from a misunderstanding about what dreams are. Your dogs are your feelings, your semi socialised instinctive feelings. That they are running away from you could be that you are not in touch with the feelings they represent – or because of what you are feeling. What I mean is that whatever you feel in a dream, even unconsciously, becomes a reality in your dream. So if you are frightened that your dogs will get away, they will get further and further away. And the tiredness is because of a conflict in you – the conflict between what you want and what you are anxious will happen.

    Dreams are a drama depicting all the subtleties of what you feel, are frightened of, your hopes and desires – as well as an occasional comment from the highest in you, a very wise part.

    See Dream Yoga to see how it works –


-rafael 2011-07-06 12:22:53

This morning i woke up saying the exact words that i was saying in my dream will i was crying and talking with my dog. In my dream i was in some place like india or something in a store buying some golf ball for a friend which i never did and when I come out of the store My mother and my sister where outside in different cars and their where cars they have actually owned. my mom opens up the back window for me to put my stuff in the car, and when she does my dog all of the sudden jumps from the car and enters the store, before i go running for her my mom says you better grab her or they will eat her. So i go in a start screaming her name and she doesn’t obey and runs outside again through another door and when she does she is run over by a truck and is lying there trying to walk and breathing heavily while im in the floor with her crying and talking to her which is the same i woke up talking and crying. The dog was a yorkie which i had for 14 years and die almost 4 month ago already she looked exactly the same as i remember her the last time i saw her over a year ago what does this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-18 9:47:56

    Rafael – Well, I found this one difficult to get any leads with, but finally came up with the following.

    You were in a strange new state of mind of situation in which you were searching for something because of someone else’s prompting – a fruitless search. But it in some way linked with your feelings about your family, your care and love. That is why you chased the little dog – your feelings of a long loving relationship. And that love has been badly hurt – maybe out of financial or work relationships – the truck.


-Nice 2011-06-30 11:36:14


I dreamt that i was in very lonely/sad/weary place or environment and then i saw 2 white dogs that i know of (owned by my bf’s mom and the other by his uncle) and then there was a white cat ( that at first i thought it was my aunts cat, but it wasnt she doesnt have a white cat) and they were burned and around the fire were people i know, at first i was watching from afar crying so hard, my heart is aching badly and then i came closer and it seems like that the cat communicated not by talking but through the mind it told me that everything is alright and they have accepted their fate and i need not pain for them. they were not riving or barking it looked like they were in peace they just sat there and looked very sad. and i woke up realizing i was crying very hard while sleeping.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-13 10:52:30

    Nice – I wonder what took you to that sad and lonely place.

    It might have been that you tuned into the animal in you and in the world. Life’s age old unconscious processes are still the major part of our being, yet we seldom consciously meet them – except in dreams. As our physical and psychological health depend upon a reasonable co-operation between the spontaneous processes of life and our conscious decisions and actions, the encounter in dreams is vital. As I often point out to those I am advising, “You ride an ancient beast.” The ancient beast is your body, and your conscious self is the modern and recent rider of it. Some ‘riders’ do not understand their animal needs – and the fact that we have several levels of brain that are independent of each other proves this. Still active in us are our Reptile Brain, Our mammalian Brain, and our Human Brain, and the reptile and mammalian brains are still very active in us and constitute a large part of our human unconscious.

    The dog and the cat in our dreams are an expression of the ‘ancient beast’ that is nearest to our conscious self. To begin to realise the enormous suffering we inflict upon our inner animal is to feel real deep emotion, as you felt in the dream. Also to realise how forgiving our inner self is can also rend us.

    What we do to our inner animal we also do to nature outside us.


-Lana K. 2011-06-24 18:52:33

Very early this morning I dreamt that I was in a pretty large backyard with several dogs. The dogs appeared to be a large breed of some kind and looked like a mix between a Weimaraner and a Lab. Their coats were a dull gray color and their eyes were very light (Weimaraner). As each dog met my gaze, it seemed to become mesmerized by my presence and stand still where it stood and stare at me really intently. They acted as if they were ready to follow me wherever I went and obey my every command. I didn’t feel any fear or uneasiness around them. Because of the calmness I felt, I began wondering how these dogs would act around my dog (I actually have a small chihuahua mix). Then, instantly my dog was there surrounded by the much larger dogs that started sniffing him (the smaller one). My pet didn’t like this and became slightly agressive which made the larger dogs become agressive in return and start biting and sort of rough-housing my pet but not viciously! I equate it to a big brother-little brother physical spat. Fearing the larger dogs would overtake my pet and injure him, I yell for the dogs to stop it! Then, I awake…

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-05 9:11:30

    Lana – I wonder what it is you are actually trying to stop.

    The first part of the dream seems very clear. The dogs are your instincts that are working well with your human personality. You have to understand that the dogs are not symbols but are part of you. They are an expression of your mammalian brain. See to read about the brain levels.

    I realised this when exploring a dream about prehistoric creatures rising from a swamp. I described it as follows: “I understood in a flash the meaning of the creatures in the swamp dream. I am life – ancient, prehistoric life, meeting the demands of today’s world, today’s social scene, today’s conscious self and its decisions. It is the ancient self my inner research has uncovered in its dealings, yet I have been running away because my feelings self has been so hurt and in pain. I called it an ancient beast. Consciousness is riding an ancient beast and it is very beautiful.”

    But you are not running away from your ancient instinctive self. It is giving you its full attention and willing with so much love to do whatever you wish. That is strong part of you, ready to serve, but then you brought a weaker more ‘civilised’ part of you into play, part that has been a de-natured part of your instincts. Considering that all dogs were bred from wolves, what we have done to a Chihuahua is to make it into a creature suiting our ego desires and imagination. Then the big dogs were not doing anything bad, simply playing dog games, which made the Chihuahua become aggressive. Recently I have been caring for two large and beautiful dogs. When they play they appear to attack each other and growl and bark. Some people get frightened, yet the dogs are harmless and never leave a mark on each other.

    So I think you ‘civilised’ you is still cautious about letting the big strong part of you free. Maybe I have got it quite right but you should able to tell what is right.


-JC 2011-06-22 14:24:37

I dreamed that our family dog ran up the street and when she came back, got hit by two cars. The first one hit her back legs then the next car pass on top of her. She didn’t die right away. We brought her to the Vet and put her down. I woke up yelling and crying and couldn’t go back to sleep. It was so real. Would you know the meaning of this dream by any chance? I hardly ever dream and can’t remember the last time, I had a nightmare.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-01 12:26:15

    JC – It seems to be a very graphic experience of the death of something/someone you love.

    It leads me to wonder if you have actually met the death of someone you were close to. If not we often dream such dreams as a way of helping us to face the reality of death and the feelings it produces in us. Most of the people I observe in life are really uneducated about death, and so have awful images of it. These need to be met in one way or another as otherwise they will hit you again when you least expect it.

    The book Life Beyond Death – What Should We Expect is an excellent read and explains the findings in clear language.


-Kristina 2011-05-14 17:34:24

Any thoughts on why I would dream of meeting a scientist type person who had two dogs – both with very realistic looking, animated human heads?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-05-20 10:47:46

    Kristina – Not many thoughts about your dream without more dream details.

    I feel that at the time if the dream you were worried about something, or maybe trying to solve a problem. What you then did was to call up your rational mind to deal with it. I doubt if that was helpful, but I do not know because I do not know the outcome of the dream. Perhaps you should have asked the dogs, as they had a link with their instincts and could talk.


-Nandipha 2011-05-12 4:11:48

I draemt I was in a forest very green, I could see an area where there are children playing in the water like a pool there was a waterfall and hills then I was chased buy birds, ants and a dog for a while they continued to chase me I put my sister infront of me as protection I was even flying to try and run away eventually it was only the dog that persisted in chasing me I took a can of hairspray and a light and aimed at the dog and it burned as I was up that hill the dog came to life and grabbed my hands and I tried to blow on it as if trying to give it my breathe and it asked me why I was so angry I said of things not working out or something I remember a feeling of being tired about something, then I woke up. What does it mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-05-18 12:15:05

    Nandipha – It means that you are angry at Life. And that means you are angry at yourself, because you are Life.

    As you are a living creature you cannot escape from Life, and being angry is a waste of your precious energy and time. The creatures you ran from and the dog you burnt are parts of you that you are hurting – that is what is mean by anger being turned back on itself/yourself.

    The dog you burnt was your contact with your deep intuitive knowledge. Without it and the other creatures you ran from you will only live a tiny part of your life and what you are capable of.


-scott 2011-04-22 21:38:18

do not often remember my dreams, this one was from last night, it involved uncovering a dog-base under some greenery in the yard. well when they were rousted, … several dogs surfaced, not at the same time, each, one at a time, surfacing turning and passing in front of me they weren’t angry or anything,, one after another there they were, then the last one that emerged was a huge black-bear.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-05-01 14:10:05

    Scott – Do you have pleasure in using your body, feeling its energy and it different qualities? I ask that because the different dogs are almost like different things you roused in yourself, and I feel you had pleasure in seeing them.

    Then the black bear was a different thing to handle. How did you feel about that? The dogs were all domesticated, but not the black bear. Maybe it is something more raw, more untamed you found emerging.


-Jim 2011-04-19 22:29:38

Hi tony,
Last night, I dreamed i was in a rural place. I was there to remember mom’s memory after her death (my mom died 2 months ago). That place is a house beside a church (where my mom is a member and where she had her mass), i went therd in my dream sincd im hungry and that hoise sells bread. I look for bread and i saw that the packs are open, yet ibhave no choice as im hungry. On that store guards a black dog which is tied in there. I have to be careful or tye dog will bite me. After choosing which bread i want, i gave 20 pesos bill ($0.48). My problem is, i cant get out o that store without the dog reaching me so i tried my luck and the dog bites me. It makes 4 marks of teeth. So i run outside and wash my feet to clean the bite marks and wash it with soap. I went to a shop to buy a medicine. My dream continues but the place shifted to my mom’s hometown (my mom’s hometown in real life). While i was at the store, a worker steals my wallet and i caught him so i show i to the store owner and store owner smiles at me. i was mad soni ask her what is wrong wih you? And she gots mad. I ask help from my brother which are across the street but they never help. I walked out of the store and confronted my brothers.
What could my dream means? Big thanks

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-28 9:10:24

    Jim – The first part seems easy. It is a feeling of love, affection or need for your mother. The place and the bread are a way of saying that you wish for communion-union or communication with your mother. You are hungry for it, thus the bread. But the bread is representing the communion you seek, and the black dog that bites you is that you still have some negative feelings about your mother. Most of us have such dark feeling that ‘bite’ us.

    Then the wallet is a carry on of that theme. You lose your sense of power – the wallet, and the people are not there because this is a problem you have to face and deal with yourself.

    I would suggest that you have an honest talk with your mother. Don’t worry that you cannot see her, because your emotions will be real enough for you to understand.


-Ange 2011-04-14 1:09:11

can you help..
i had a dream that my own dog came to me worried and hurt and when i approached him he showed me his tail which was stung by a bee,..

can you help..what does this mean

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-22 10:56:00

    Ange – When your dog came to you it knew it was hurting, but it didn’t what was hurting, and it wanted you to do something about it. Because you, as a human being can focus and put words to something, it brings understanding.

    So your dream is saying that something is hurting you inside, something that you want to care about, but you hadn’t been ware of it before. You business is to find out what it is.

    The tail can refer to sexual excitement. However, it could also link with some animals who signal their feelings and response to you with their tail. Dogs and cats for instance raise their tail when ready to greet you and move closer. But the tail can also relate to what you are carrying with you from the past such as your instinctive urges or responses.

    So search within yourself, under the surface of your usual everyday feelings, and see if you can find what the hurt is.


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