Transcript of "Dreams and visions seminar module 2"
DREAMS AND VISIONSSEMINAR – MODULE 2
Table of Contents• General Aspects. 1 - 6• Table of contents. 2• Dream Themes. 7 - 10• Common types of dreams. 11- 16• Symbols definitions. 17 - 34• Some Basic Symbols. 35 - 52• Symbols related to the Bible. 53 – 80• Closing. 81
Dreams andVisions• 2013• CTF Airport Campus• Marco Lafebre, Connect Group Leader• http://www.slideshare.net/MarcoLafebre/edit_my_uploads
For recommended books pleaseGo to pages 9 – 11 of Module 1• Bring or send us your dreamsfor interpretation. Thank you.• Audio of this meeting, here arethe links:• https://soundcloud.com/marco-lafebre/dreams-visions-module2-1-2013• https://soundcloud.com/marco-lafebre/dreams-visions-module2-2-2013
Symbols and Meanings• The key of interpreting Dreamsis the understanding of thesymbols you have in yourdreams!• What is a symbol?• Meaning of a symbol.• Response to a symbol
Symbols (Answers.com)• Something that representssomething else byassociation, resemblance, orconvention, especially amaterial object used torepresent something invisible.See synonyms at sign.
Symbols (Answers.com)• A printed or written sign• used to represent anoperation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as inmathematics or music.
Symbols (Answers.com)• Psychology.• An object or image• that an individual unconsciouslyuses to represent repressedthoughts, feelings, or impulses.
Symbols• An arbitrary sign (written or printed)that has acquired a conventionalsignificance• something visible that by associationor convention represents somethingelse that is invisible; "the eagle is asymbol of the United States"
SymbolWebster Dictionary• something that standsfor, represents, or suggestsanother thing; especially anobject used to representsomething abstract; the dove isa symbol of peace
SymbolWebster Dictionary• A written or printedmark, letter, abbreviation, etc.standing for anobject, quality, process, quantity, etc., as inmusic, mathematics, orchemistry
SymbolWebster Dictionary• Psychoanalysis an act or objectrepresenting an unconsciousdesire that has been repressed
SYMBOL,taken from Wikipedia• A symbol is an object thatrepresents, stands for, orsuggests an idea, belief, action,or material entity.• Symbols take the form of words,sounds, gestures, or visualimages and are used to conveyideas and beliefs.
SYMBOL,taken from Wikipedia• For example, a red octagon maybe a symbol for "STOP".• On a map, a picture of a tentmight represent a campsite.• A red rose symbolizes love andcompassion.
A symbolic action conveysmeaning to the viewers.
Heinrich Zimmer• Gives a concise overview of thenature, and perennial relevance,of symbols.• "Concepts and words aresymbols, just as visions, rituals,and images are; so too are themanners and customs of dailylife
Heinrich Zimmer• Symbols are a means ofcomplex communication thatoften times can have multiplelevels of meaning. Thisseparates symbols from signs,as signs have only one meaning.
Heinrich Zimmer• Human cultures use symbols asa means to express theirspecific ideology, socialstructures, and to representcharacteristics of their specificculture• The meaning of a symbol is notinherent in the symbol itself, butis culturally learned
Heinrich Zimmer• Symbols are the basis for allhuman understanding, and allhuman knowledge.• Symbols facilitate humanunderstanding of interactionwith the world they live, thusserving as the grounds uponwhich humans make judgments.
Let’s see some basicsymbols• Taken from Dream DreamsSteve & Dianne BydeleyOpen the door to biblicalinterpretation.
Buildings• House = Personal life.• Building =Your life, your church.• Cottage = Your time ofrelax, rest.• Factory = Yourprofession, vocation.
Rooms of the house• Washroom = Cleaning place• Living room = Daily life.• Basement = Things under surface.• Closet = Hidden areas of your life.• Classroom = Learning place.• Bedroom = Intimacy place, rest.
Vehicles• Bicycle = Working alone, own effort.• Motorcycle = Working alone withsome power.• Monocycle = Alone, precarious.• Car = Ministry or vocation with roomfor others.• Bus = Church, work in community.• Taxi = Someone is taking you on atrip, ride.
Airplanes• Small = Personal SpiritualMinistry.• Large = Community, ministry ina church.• Jet = Fast advance.• Glider = Coming down, withoutpower.
Actions and Movements• Running = Lots of activity.• Hiding = Not adventuring.• Climbing = Progressing with owneffort.• Walking = Slow progress.• Flying = High spiritual achievements.• Floating = Supported by the HolySpirit
People, persons• Father, Grandfather = God father.• Mother = God Holy Spirit.• Brother = Jesus.• Baby = Something new in your life.• A Teacher = The Holy Spirit.• A mysterious person close to you =Jesus, or the Holy Spirit.
Water• River = Flow, move of the Spirit.• Ditch = Flow, ways of the world.• Lake = Work of God’s Kingdom.• Ocean, Sea = The world.• Pond = Local community.• Current = Fast advance.• Rapids = Fast with perils.
Colors• Red:• Love• Blood• Sacrifice• Danger• Fire