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Professor Vittorio Premuda of the Altman Institute, inventor of the famous online dream analyzer. He created this presentation to help with your own dream analysis. “ To understand yourself better you must first understand your dreams. It is vital that the moment you wake you write down what you saw in your dream journal and then look at this presentation to understand what your dreams are telling you. You are also invited to share your findings at www.altmaninstitute.com . If you are capable to control your dreams, you can control your life. I have included several key themes to help with self analysis.” Press SPACE to advance through the slides>>
Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream. Running is an instinctive response to physical or paranormal threats in our environment. Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. The attacker may be real like a person or sometimes a ghost. You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer. Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it.
A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment. These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are?
The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of your hidden self. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.
Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure. Is this pursuer material or immaterial? Is it visible or invisible? Can you hear its breath when it is running after you or not? Any peculiar smell? Does the attacker ever have the face of a demon?
Next time you have a chase dream, ONLY IF YOU ALREADY KNOW WHO IS THE PURSUER try to turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasing you?
If you have no idea about who could be the pursuer, and especially if it seems to be immaterial NEVER STOP OR TRY TO LOOK AT IT DIRECTLY. This may put your mind in grave danger.
So you are going about your normal routine - going to work, waiting for the bus, or just walking down the street when you suddenly realize that you are completely naked. Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation.
Becoming mortified at the realization that you are walking around naked in public, is often a reflection of your vulnerability or shamefulness. You are probably hiding something and are afraid that others can nevertheless see right through you. Metaphorically clothes are a means of concealment. With clothes, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see. You are left without any defenses. The dream may telling you that you are trying to be something that you really are not. Or that you are fearful of being ridiculed and disgraced. If you are in a new relationship, you may have some fears or apprehension in revealing your true feelings. Beware this vulnerable position for entities may see your weaknesses.
Many times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else seems to notice. Everyone else in the dream is going about their business without giving a second look at your nakedness. This implies that your fears are unfounded; no one will notice except you. You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue of nothing. On the other hand, such dreams may mean your desire (or failure) to get noticed.
Look for tattoos on your skin. They could reveal precious insights. If the overall sensation is unpleasant (shame, embarrassment etc.) try to react by becoming hyper aggressive. Scream and attack the first living thing you spot (if its a person, possibly choose one of the opposite sex) and try to kill them in your dream.
Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream. So what does it mean?
Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. In this regard, teeth represent power. And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. Are you lacking power in some current situation? Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across. You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life. This dream is an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the value of your own opinion.
You must be especially aware if you see you have vampire like teeth. This is often associated with demonic possession. In your dream, feel if your teeth are sharp – if so seek clerical help.
In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death. It often indicates they will come back to haunt you after their death.
This dream is easily connected with a health issue. If you are not affected by a power diminishing situation (loosing your job, money, physical strength etc.) make a complete checkup with a doctor as soon as possible.
Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams where you become aware that you are dreaming, known as lucid dreaming. Many dreamers have described the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience. Others as a fearful out of control folly.
If you are flying with ease and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a different perspective on things. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power.
Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft and stay on course. Things like power lines, trees, or mountains may further obstruct your flight. These barriers represent a particular obstacle or person who is standing in your way in your waking life. You need to identify who or what is hindering you from moving forward. If you feel that something is pulling you from flight – this may mean unseen entities are surrounding you in your waking life.
If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you feel that you are flying too high, then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success.
Some state of deep meditation brings you to the same situation. It is a phenomenon strictly correlated with an Out of Body Experience (OBE). The OBE could be very dangerous if you are not able to come back into you body. Consequently if in your dream you spot your own body somewhere, come back to it immediately or try to wake up. Failure to do so could leave your mind in a fractured state.
Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams. Contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall. But you may suffer lasting psychological trauma.
As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life. This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and can not hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This lost of control may parallel a waking situation in your life or represent something darker.
Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situations. It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love. You feel shameful and lack a sense of pride. Falling in your dreams every night is a sign of impending doom and particular attention should be paid to this.
According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You maybe lacking indiscretion. Or are subconsciously stalking someone without knowing it.
Remove anxiety and try to enjoy the falling. Transform it in a flying dream. Convert insecurity in control. This will reflect in your state of mind when you are awake. If you cannot do this then fall with force, accelerate downwards to break through the floor below.
To dream that you are taking an exam, indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. Important is to ask whom or rather what is scrutinizing you. Is the exam in an ancient language you do not know how to interpret? Is time running out and you find that you can not complete the exam in the allowed time? Or are you late to the exam? Does your pencil keep breaking during the exam? Such factors contribute to you failing this important test. These dreams usually have to do with your self-esteem and confidence or your lack of. You are worried that you are not making the grade and measuring up to other people's expectations of you. You may also experience the fear of not being accepted, not being prepared, or not being good enough. You feel nervous, insecure and tend to believe the worst about yourself. Key is to ask – should I be accepted or am I different?
These dreams also suggest that you may feel unprepared for a challenge. Rarely, are these dreams about the content of the test, but rather the process and how you are feeling during the exam taking process. Generally, you feel distressed and frustrated. These feelings may parallel how you are feeling in a particular challenge or situation in your waking like.
Try to refuse to answer because the questions are not fair, because you do not recognize the authority of the people in front of you. Insult them, attack them. Make them pay for that humiliation. You do not need that exam. They need you to justify their existence. Again, a correct reaction to this type of drama could have a positive feedback on you state of mind when you are awake.
Fear and anxiety are the most commonly expressed emotions in dream, often induced by unseen outside sources. Anger ranks next. Fear, anger, and sadness occur twice as often as pleasant emotions. It is important to note that the feelings we experience in dreams are not symbols of something else but are reflections of our real feelings. Such feelings may not have been repressed during the day and as a result are coming out in your dreams.
Abhorrence : To dream that you abhor a person, denotes a strange dislike for some person, and your suspicions of their integrity and honesty will prove correct. Difficult times are also ahead for you in the near future. To dream that you are being abhorred by others, symbolizes that your good intentions to others will subside into selfishness.
Afraid : To dream that you are afraid to continue on some situation, signifies trouble in the home and failure in business. Or that something that you do not understand (physical or metaphysical) entered in contact with you. To see others afraid in your dream, signifies that some friend will be too wrapped up in his or her own problems than to help you out with some favor.
Aggression : To dream that you exhibit aggression in your dream, denotes repressed sexual needs. It is also a reflection of conflict in your waking life.
Amorous : To dream that you are amorous, denotes that your personal desires and illicit pleasures may land you into trouble. You will find yourself engulfed in scandal. To dream that others are amorous, signifies that others will try to persuade you into illicit pleasures and abandon your own sense of morality. To see animals amorous in your dream, signifies that you will engage in degrading pleasures with fast men or women.
Anger : To dream that you are feeling much anger, forewarns that you will be involved in a terrible and tense situation. Your loved ones will let your down and disappoint you. It also forewarns that once solid ties will be broken. Being angry in your dream may have been carried over from your waking life. In your dream, you may have a safe outlet to express such emotions. You may have some suppressed anger and aggression that you have not consciously acknowledged. To dream that others are angry with you. signifies your struggle to regain their lasting favor and friendships.
Animosity: To dream that there is animosity towards you, suggests that you need to reevaluate a situation and rethink your issues of morality. Is it a person or a dark entity that is against you?
Annoyed : To feel annoyed in your dream, signifies that rivals are at work against you.
Anxiety : To dream that you are experiencing some anxiety in some affair, is a reflection of what you may be feeling during your waking life. You may have repressed thoughts, unexpressed emotions, resentment, and hostility that are triggering your anxiety dream. This dream also denotes that you are disastrous mixing business with pleasure.
Betrayal : To dream that you have been betrayed, represents your suspicions about a particular person, relationship or situation. This dream often occurs when you are having feelings of insecurity and are faced with major commitments in your life at the same time. It usually is followed by real betrayal.
Confusion: To dream that you are confused, may reflect your true confused state of mind and the nonsensical events of your dream. Isolate the single element in your dream that is confusing to you and analyze the meaning of that particular symbol. Alternatively, dreams of confusion signifies that you are being pulled in opposite directions or do not know which viewpoint is right.
Delight : To dream that you are experiencing delight, signifies a favorable and positive turn of events and much pleasantness. Savor the delight for it does not often last for long.
Depression : To feel depressed in your dream, foretells of the coming of bad news. Do not underestimate your premonition capabilities – your mind knows what is coming.
Despair : To dream that you are in despair, signifies that you will have many hardships and experience much cruelties in the working world. To dream that others are in despair, denotes that some friend or relative will be in great distress and find themselves in a unhappy situation.
Devotion : To dream that you are showing your devotion to your beliefs, serves as a reminder that nothing will be gained by deceit.
Disapproval : To dream of disapproval, indicates that you are rejecting or ignoring some aspect of yourself. It may also represent your own feelings of self-worth and being accepted.
Distress : To dream that you or others are in distress, suggest that things will turn out better than you expected. You will find that all your worries were for nothing and need to lighten up.
Embarrassment : To dream that you are embarrassed, signifies hidden weaknesses and fears. You may feel that your self-confidence has been undermined. This dream also suggests of insecurities about your sexuality.
Emotionless : To dream that you are emotionless, suggests that you are closing yourself off from those around you. You may be neglecting your own feelings and should start paying more attention to them.
Emotions : Emotions expressed in dreams is a way for people to act out their feelings which they would not normally express if they were awake. This provides a "safe" outlet for these emotions instead of letting them be pent up.
Envy : To dream that you are envious of others, signifies that you will make warm friends by your unselfish deference to the wishes of others. To dream that you are being envied by others, denotes inconveniences from friends who are overanxious to please you.
Fear : see Afraid.
Frustration : To dream that you feel frustrated, represents your difficulty in coping with a situation in your daily life. It may reflect your concerns that your life is not going in the direction you want.
Guilt : To dream that you feel guilty about something, relates to how you are handling your successes and failures or competence and incompetence. You may feel undeserving of your achievements or on the other hand, you may feel that you have let other down. Alternatively, it is also symbolic of repressed and negative feelings that you may have about yourself.
Happy : To dream that you are happy, may be a compensatory dream and is often a dream of the contrary. You may be trying to compensate for the sadness or stress in your waking life.
Hunger : To dream that feel hunger, signifies a feeling of un-fulfillment. You may be starving for recognition or longing to achieve something that you have desired for awhile. Beware if that hunger is for human flesh – this also signifies possible demonic possession.
Jealousy : To dream that you are jealous of another's fortune, signifies misfortune and difficulties in climbing the social ladder. To dream that you are jealous of another person, signifies that such feelings may be carried over from your waking life This dream may reveal you unconscious feelings of jealousy toward that particular person.
Joy : To dream that you are joyful, denotes harmony amongst friends and loved ones.
Lazy : To dream that you are feeling lazy, signifies that you will make a terrible error in a business deal resulting in bitter disappointments. To dream that you lover is lazy, signifies that you will have many rocky and insecure love relationships.
Love : To dream of love of being in love, suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life. On the other hand, you may not be getting enough love in your daily life. We naturally long for the sense to belong and to be accepted.
Malice : To dream that you have malice toward others, signifies that others will look down on you because of your ill temper. You need to control your temper. To dream that others have malice towards you, denotes a false friend who is working on harming you.
Melancholy : To dream that you are feeling melancholy, signifies disappointment in an event that was assumed to be a success. To see others melancholy in your dream, signifies unpleasant interruptions in your affairs that need to be tended to immediately.
Merry : To dream that you are merry or in merry company, signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs.
Morose : To dream that you are morose, denotes that you pessimistic about the world around you and find that it is going terribly wrong. To see others morose in your dream, signifies unpleasant situations and disagreeable companions. Some think it signifies a pending autopsy on a loved one.
Mortification : To dream that you feel mortified over your conduct, signifies that will find yourself in an embarrassing situation before those whom you wish to appear most honorable.
Nausea : To dream that you have nausea, signifies that you are suffering from a sickening situation or condition in which you are trying to rid yourself of. Nausea can be induced by proximity of entities in your dream.
Numbness: To dream that you feel numbness, signifies illness and unfavorable conditions in your health. It is sometimes associated with the impending loss of a limb in a car accident.
Pain : To dream that you are in pain, signifies that you are being too hard on yourself with regards to a situation that was out of your control. It may also be a true reflection of real pain that exists somewhere in your body.
Panic : To dream that you are in a panic, indicates a lack of control and power in your life. You may be feeling helpless in some situation or unable to make a clear decision.
Paranoia : To dream that you are paranoid, indicates your hesitance in moving forward in some situation or relationship. You are not ready for that major step in your life and are overcome with fear and suspicion.
Peace : To feel peace in your dream, indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It may signal and end of a cycle and the pause before the beginning of a new endeavor. It also suggest that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm.
Pride : To dream that you have pride, denotes that you will have to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You will be challenged. To dream that others are displaying pride, signifies that you will soon be invited to be part of a project or accepted into a group.
Rage : To dream that you are in rage, signifies that your bad temper and negative outbursts may lead to loss of friends. To see others in rage in your dream, signifies an ill turn in your business and social affairs. To dream that your lover is in rage, denotes an unharmonious relationship stemming from doubts and misunderstandings.
Rejection : to dream that you are rejecting something, indicates that there are feelings or situations that you want to be rid of. Alternatively, you may be refusing to accept a situation that is being imposed and forced upon you. To dream that you are being rejected, signifies a lack of self-worth and alienation of others.
Sad : To dream that you are sad, signifies a positive turn of events. It is generally a good dream foretelling good things are about to happen in your near future.
Suffocation : To dream that you feel suffocated, signifies that you are feeling smothered by some situation or relationship. It also forewarns that your current love relationship will end in an extremely bitter break up.
Temptation : To dream of temptations, signifies that an envious person will try to turn your friends against you and cause you much problems.
Terror : To dream that you are in terror, forewarns of disappointments and loss. It often means there is something unseen that such be exposed before it does you harm. To see others in terror in your dream, signifies that the unhappiness of friends will impact you as well.
Tipsy : To dream that you are tipsy, signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream, denotes that you need to be careful in who you associate yourself with. Their actions may reflect on your own character. Tipsy also equates to vulnerability.
Warmth : To feel warmth in your dream, signifies contentment and satisfaction in your accomplishments. It also symbolizes hope and unconditional love.
Yearn : To dream that you are being yearned for, indicates that you will soon be greeted with a proposal for marriage. To dream that you yearn for someone, foretells that you will find joy and contentment with your present love.
“ I hope the dream analyzer was useful to you and it has helped you to better understand your dreams. For a different perspective on dreams and the dangers of dreams, visit: http://www.thesleepofreason.com Although on the surface your dreams may seem benign. You should investigate further.” Prof. V. Premuda www.altmaninstitute.com