The porcupine has immense power to protect itself or even to kill, so might relate to feelings of defensiveness. But it can also suggest independence by keeping others at bay through a ‘keep off’ attitude or even open hostility. Nevertheless the porcupine goes about its business quietly if left alone, so might show that attitude. See: hedgehog.

Useful questions are:

Am I creating a ‘don’t get nearer’ feeling around me?

What is my porcupine doing and what does this suggest? See: themes.

What do I wasn’t to be ‘left alone’ about?

Is there someone else who is being prickly?


-Cindy Morrow 2018-03-23 16:38:35

Dad dreamed I was sitting on a park bench and a giant porcupine walked over, started sniffing me then gently stood on his hind legs in front of me. There was no hostility shown. Then he woke up.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-25 12:58:30

    Hi – It is important that you read https://dreamhawk.com/forums/index.php?topic=529.msg1472#msg1472
    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practicing 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/


    Cindy – Nearly always when people dream about someone they know they automatically believe the dream is about that person. But when we think of our friend or partner our thoughts are not them – just our thoughts and feelings about them. In the world of dreams our most intimate fears and longings are given an exterior life of their own in the form of the people, objects and places of our dream.

    So your Dad was not dreaming about you, but his feeling about you. For instance if he feels you are a nervous person, then instead seeing himself a nervous he would use your image because that is what he associates with being nervous. It is the way we do not let ourselves see the truth about us in our dreams.

    So find out what he feels your main characteristic is about you and the porcupine.

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