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DREAM DICTIONARY - Ghost :

Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a ghost dream may simply capture your feeling that "We are bitter rivals but we must still respect each other" and so the gangster may translate into the words "bitter rivals" as gangsters expresses that feeling of bitter rivalry.

In practice gangsters could translate into many words - here is the full list - "very eerie feeling", "could not stop thinking about it","ineffectiveness","something missing","felt his presence","always aware some authority figure","sense her affection","crush","a shadow of its former self","worry that was lurking","things not being the it did not seem the same as they used to be","He would soon be leaving","His plans were simply not working","the relationship was not really happening","completely ignored". (Try to see how these words are relevant. We will discuss why these words are on the list later).

Now try to see how words in this list feature in your thoughts. Think of the things that you write down in a diary or tell a friend. Its likely that dreams translate into conscious thoughts that you are all too aware of - nowadays not many people believe in the unconscious mind. If any of the thoughts that you have seem to feature words on the list then its likely that the dream could link to that thought - it may even portray that exact thought process. So if you have been feeling that "I am getting very paranoid recently" then the gangster world is an excellent metaphor for that inability to trust anyone. If key words were to feature in more than one issue then the dream could represent either issue. So you would look for further clues.

By studying hundreds of dreams we now know that gangster dreams will tend to link to these types of feeling
- "Its a ruthless setting - we are competing against each other"
- "I simply cannot trust anyone"
- "He behaved very ruthlessly"
- "I am getting very paranoid recently"

WHY ARE THESE KEY WORDS LINKED TO THIS SYMBOL? - "very eerie feeling"
- "could not stop thinking about it"
- "very eerie feeling"

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been worn down by a situation where you feel you cannot trust anyone?
- Did someone behave ruthlessly?
- Have you been thinking about an environment which is highly competitive - everyone is each others rival?
- Have you been showing signs of paranoia recently

Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a gangster dream may simply capture your feeling that "We are bitter rivals but we must still respect each other" and so the gangster may translate into the words "bitter rivals" as gangsters expresses that feeling of bitter rivalry.

In practice gangsters could translate into many words - here is the full list - "ruthless", "bitter rivalry", "paranoia","inability to trust anyone". (Try to see how these words are relevant. We will discuss why these words are on the list later).

Now try to see how words in this list feature in your thoughts. Think of the things that you write down in a diary or tell a friend. Its likely that dreams translate into conscious thoughts that you are all too aware of - nowadays not many people believe in the unconscious mind. If any of the thoughts that you have seem to feature words on the list then its likely that the dream could link to that thought - it may even portray that exact thought process. So if you have been feeling that "I am getting very paranoid recently" then the gangster world is an excellent metaphor for that inability to trust anyone. If key words were to feature in more than one issue then the dream could represent either issue. So you would look for further clues.

By studying hundreds of dreams we now know that gangster dreams will tend to link to these types of feeling
- "Its a ruthless setting - we are competing against each other"
- "I simply cannot trust anyone"
- "He behaved very ruthlessly"
- "I am getting very paranoid recently"

WHY ARE THESE KEY WORDS AND PHRASES LINKED TO THIS SYMBOL? - "very eerie feeling" (Ghosts can be scary so they can symbolise anything that really freaked you out yesterday)
- "could not stop thinking about it" (If you cannot stop thinking about something then it looms in your mind. Its always there but at the same time not there - a bit like a ghost )
- "ineffectiveness" (a ghost )
- "something missing/missing someone"
- "felt his presence"
- "always aware of someones authority" (if you are always thinking of someone - an authority figure then they loom in your mind - they hang about your thoughts like a ghost)
- "sense her affection"
- "crush" (a ghosts is someone who is not really there. A crush is someone who you do not really have a relationship with - they are not really there)
- "a shadow of its former self" (a ghost may depict someone who is a shadow of their former self - the ghost suggests this new phase lacking life and energy)
- "worry that was lurking" (a ghost lurks in the background just like worries that lie at the back of our minds)
- "things not being the it did not seem the same as they used to be" (The ghost may represent something in your life that has ended. For instance, a relationship which is over or job you used to do. If something has ended its kind of died. Ghosts are people who have died. Ghosts in dreams represent relationships ended)
- "He would soon be leaving" (if someone is leaving then you are thinking of them in this half life way - they are still there but will soon be no more)
- "His plans were simply not working"
- "the relationship was not really happening"
- "He would soon be leaving"
- "completely ignored" ()

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been worn down by a situation where you feel you cannot trust anyone?
- Did someone behave ruthlessly?
- Have you been thinking about an environment which is highly competitive - everyone is each others rival?
- Have you been showing signs of paranoia recently

EXAMPLE DREAMS

Example dream : Sensing a spirit in a room linked to the dreamers worries about seeking new accommodation. When we have to move we immediately fear that we might end up somewhere were we sense something wrong - this is what the strange eerie feeling in the dream symbolised. The dreams meaning featured this "eerie feeling" in the following context "I was told I will have to move out. I am all in confusion and do not know what will happen to me. I imagine I will end up with some real creepy weirdo's. It will be like some horror story."
Example dream : A ghost dream took place the day after the dreamer had bumped into someone from his past. The dreamer was very bitter towards this person and saw their friendship as dead and buried. So seeing a ghost is an excellent symbol for this situation. He thought of them as dead and buried and part of his past yet bumping into them must have felt like he was seeing a ghost. The dream was linked to this type of thought "I bumped into a former friend yesterday and was reminded of all those bad memories."
Example dream : An eerie ghost in a house was symbolic of the dreamers worries about her inability to apply herself to her studies. The ghost represented this worry that was lurking at the back of the dreamers mind.
Example dream : The dreamer appeared as ghost in a dream because the dreamer often wondered about the friend who appeared in the dream. This friend had a dog named Michael - the same name as the dreamer. He often wondered if this dog had been named after him but was scared to ask. Having a dog named after him posed several questions - such as did this woman have a serious crush on him? The ghost was therefore a symbol for her thinking about him all the time. Perhaps she had an imaginery relationship with him? The ghost therefore symbolised her unfullfilled wishes towards him. He was there in her heart with him all the time yet in reality not there.
Example dream : Carl Jung had a dream of a ghostly customs official. This ghostly figure was a symbol for Sigmund Freud, whose ideas (just like this ghostly apparition) just would not die. While trying to push and promote his own ideas Jung always felt Freud's presence (Freud was a dominant figure and any new ideas had to gain his approval). The ghost was an excellent metaphor. The ghost, just like Freud's presence, was always there yet not there. Jung was followed about by Freud's ghostly influence. Freud was such a dominant figure and Jung felt he needed his approval for any new ideas.
Example dream : A ghost was a symbol of the dreamers belief that a girl was thinking about him all the time. She seemed inspired by him and he wondered if she had a crush on him. If she was then this ghost represented this belief that he could sense her affection for him and therefore she was in a sense always there. So a ghost is an excellent symbol as this woman is in one sense always there yet also not physically present. Overall the ghost was an excellent symbol for this feeling "It's weird, I can feel her presence all the time. I don't know why but it's as if she is there. It's some weird psychic connection."
Example dream : A dream with ghosts linked to the dreamers attempts at teaching his students. His methods were not working - the ghosts were symbols of this lack of effectiveness. (ghosts are not really there so they can represent something that is not really happening the way it should. Something which is ineffective)
Example dream : Being engulfed by ghosts and spirits was symbolic of the dreamers depressive moods. He had a tendency to let his past haunt him.
Example dream : In one dream someone senses a ghost inside the dreamer. In real life the dreamer was attending group sessions for people with alcohol problems. The ghost inside the dreamer hints at the dreamers deeper and darker past. A ghost inside him was the dreams way of saying "he is haunted by his difficult past". The ghost also says something about his fellow patients who were able to make an almost psychic connection and sense things at a deeper level. That they had gone through similar traumas and so were able to understand each other.
Example dream : A ghost in a dream linked to the dreamer missing some friends he had fallen out with. He walked past their house and actually saw them the day before.
Example dream : A ghost in your house dream represented a very intrusive situation the next day which the dreamer could not stop thinking about - it really did freak him out.
Example dream : An eerie ghost dream was triggered by a very eerie feeling the night before - the dreamer saw a man carried into an ambulance. The dreamer could not stop thinking about it as the man looked like someone worked with.
Example dream : A eerie ghost dream was linked to the dreamer breaking off his friendship with someone. It was very awkward when they were around each other - his friend must have felt his presence and it maybe unnerved him.
Example dream : A ghost ship symbolised the dreamers car. It had never been quite the same since a crash. It was a shadow of its former self (hence its ghostly presence).
Example dream : A dream about an eerie ghost took place after the dreamer had felt let down by someone who he had put a lot of trust in. The dreams meaning featured this theme of "being let down by someone and lacking trust" and the dream captured this exact thought "I feel totally deflated and lacking in trust. I trusted her but never again."
Example dream : A dream of a ghost linked to the dreamer watching TV reports of Hurricane Katrina the night before. The ghost symbolised the cold eerie feeling which went through the dreamers mind and the thoughts of all the people who died in this disaster.
Example dream : A dream about a ghost ship linked to the dreamer missing his ex girlfriend. He was trying to do all the same things as before but she was missing and it did not seem the same.
Example dream : A ghost dream linked to the dreamer never getting to see her boyfriend because he lived in another state. The ghost symbolised the fact that the relationship was not really happening at all.
Example dream : A ghost dream linked to the dreamer having a strong vision of how he wanted things but yet things did not seem to be working out the way they should be. His plans were simply not working.
Example dream : A ghost dream linked to the dreamer wanting to do more at work. He tried really hard yet sometimes he went unnoticed at his new job. The ghost symbolised his ineffectiveness - he may as well not have been there.
Example dream : A ghost dream linked to the dreamers boyfriend asserting himself over her. Sometimes was just completely ignored as if she was not even there.
Example dream : A dream about a man dying and haunting the dream linked to the dreamers boss. He would soon be leaving. The ghost symbolised her feelings about him - he was still the boss but in some ways he was already gone.


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This website has a huge collection of dreams. The accuracy of the dream symbolism depends on a huge huge number of practical examples. If you have a dream which you feel you understand then please send it to me at hairybobby@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to add it to the collection.

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