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Posted 09/12/11 - 12:58 PM:

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interesting dreams last night. i came into my apartment and there was a thin black snake on the floor crawling toward me. i took off its head and tail with a large kitchen knife. i opened my closet and another black snake dropped from the ceiling and tried to attack me. i also took off its head and tail with the same knife.



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What I have read and understood is: Snakes are hidden, sudden, deadly and at times energetic symbols of 'transformation'.

Getting scared of them might suggest that you are intuitively feeling that there are changes in life which need to be addressed.

You might observe that there were multiple snakes ( open: on floor) and in closet ( slightly hidden!): There might be multiple layers in your life where changes are happening and you're yet not prepared for such changes and/or transformations!
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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:14 PM:

A recurring theme, in my dreams in last few days has been : Books---old, ancient books. I might be carrying them or travelling to some places and looking for them. In real life though, I no more look for books and I do not go and search them.

One of the observations is: My dreams often take place in my native place. It's not that I am willing to go there or I miss my native place.
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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:18 PM:

thank you for sharing your thoughts thinker, they are very apt indeed. i find that outside perspectives on my dreams are always helpful and interesting.

although i initially felt alarmed by the sight of them, i felt the instinct to take control of the situation by cutting them with the knife. so in that sense i did feel... not necessarily prepared, but at least capable of handling the situation, although i'm not sure the meaning of cutting off both the head and the tail.

i did some googling and found that another person had made note of a dream about two black snakes. yet another person had a dream about cutting off both the head and tail of a snake. the interpretations offered did not seem to address these aspects specifically. i like the point you made about one being overt and the other being hidden. also significant to me is that one came from the ceiling and the other from the floor, so this could represent an intellectual challenge vs. an emotional one.
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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:22 PM:

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thank you for sharing your thoughts thinker, they are very apt indeed. i find that outside perspectives on my dreams are always helpful and interesting.

although i initially felt alarmed by the sight of them, i felt the instinct to take control of the situation by cutting them with the knife. so in that sense i did feel... not necessarily prepared, but at least capable of handling the situation, although i'm not sure the meaning of cutting off both the head and the tail.

i did some googling and found that another person had made note of a dream about two black snakes. yet another person had a dream about cutting off both the head and tail of a snake. the interpretations offered did not seem to address these aspects specifically. i like the point you made about one being overt and the other being hidden. also significant to me is that one came from the ceiling and the other from the floor, so this could represent an intellectual challenge vs. an emotional one.



It's very intriguing indeed. In my opinion, cutting-off both head and tail might suggest addressing both the beginning and the end of the change/challenge/problem.

Cutting off head( venomous) : might suggest that you're solving the problem which looks fatal and cutting-off tail might suggest that you are eradicating the root of it so that it might not occur again.
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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:26 PM:

I seldom see dreams involving snakes but many of my friends very often do. It's the most peculiar type of dream except those where your identity changes ( I had a dream once where I was wandering in my school's playground and I was a lion and I was aware of being a lion laughing )

Serpents are most mysterious symbols.

Kundalini force which is often used in Yogic parlance is serpentine life force energy.

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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:39 PM:

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Cutting off head( venomous) : might suggest that you're solving the problem which looks fatal and cutting-off tail might suggest that you are eradicating the root of it so that it might not occur again.

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It's the most peculiar type of dream except those where your identity changes ( I had a dream once where I was wandering in my school's playground and I was a lion and I was aware of being a lion

i often have dreams about being a character in a movie. not usually a movie i've seen, but just the feeling of playing someone other than myself in the dream story.
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Posted 09/12/11 - 1:44 PM:

I think, you're going to play roles in a few movies at least. Only difference is that you will be yourself! [ But here is the catch---do you, or do not you remain yourself while playing the role!]


This so reminds me of Inland Empire of Lynch which mostly roams around an actress, movies and dreams along with many other surreal elements.
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I think, you're going to play roles in a few movies at least. Only difference is that you will be yourself! [ But here is the catch---do you, or do not you remain yourself while playing the role!]

do you mean in dreams or in real life?
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do you mean in dreams or in real life?



Both, in dreams and in real life. Do you remain yourself when you're enacting; I think not.

Second question is: Are you a different person who is a movie actor as well, when you dream?
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Both, in dreams and in real life. Do you remain yourself when you're enacting; I think not.

i've done a bit of acting in real life. i think you do draw from elements of your own personality while acting, even though you may be playing a character whose personality is very different from your own. but the experiences and emotions must be familiar to you in order to portray them in a realistic way.

Second question is: Are you a different person who is a movie actor as well, when you dream?

usually when i'm dreaming about playing someone other than myself, that other person is not usually an actor as well. usually i'm aware of it just being a character in a story, but i have the feeling of watching a movie while it's happening, only i'm actually playing the character. and sometimes my point of view will switch from one character to another during the "movie".
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Posted 09/13/11 - 8:17 AM:

Second question is: Are you a different person who is a movie actor as well, when you dream?

usually when i'm dreaming about playing someone other than myself, that other person is not usually an actor as well. usually i'm aware of it just being a character in a story, but i have the feeling of watching a movie while it's happening, only i'm actually playing the character. and sometimes my point of view will switch from one character to another during the "movie".


Very dream like and Neptunian. Lynchian mystery; very much like in "Inland Empire". You will very much identify with some of the elements of this movie. thumb up
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Posted 10/30/11 - 5:40 AM:

Part of last night's dream: I find too many lizards in my room, on my bed, near my pillow, on walls and so on and I feel very agitated by them and think that they are because of the humidity and heat and I go in search of a cold room and there were suggestions that the location was at my native place.
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Posted 11/04/11 - 4:23 PM:

I had a lot of dreams yesterday night and theme was--my friends, relatives etc from my childhood in my present day life. In one such very vivid fraction of the dream--I am in a hospital-attending someone. I don't remember who it was. Someone comes to me and tells that in a near-by ward your childhood friend Kuldeep has been admitted. I go and see him and find that his face has changed completely and he is an adult ( not a 10 year old kid!). Then, I tell him, I looked for you on Facebook, Orkut, in telephone directories but could not find you in last decade and half! Then many other fringe-things happen--but it was the most vivid and most affecting thing.


[ In real life: He was very close to me. We were classmates. His father got transferred to another city when we were in fifth standard in school and since then I have never heard a word from him. He said that he would keep in touch but he didn't. I tried searching for him but never found him. What a loss! ]
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Posted 11/15/11 - 2:06 PM:

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Part of last night's dream: I find too many lizards in my room, on my bed, near my pillow, on walls and so on and I feel very agitated by them and think that they are because of the humidity and heat and I go in search of a cold room and there were suggestions that the location was at my native place.

lizards can symbolize a lot of different things, but i think this dream in particular calls attention to their cold-blooded nature. of course, lizards have literal cold blood, since they don't have the body chemistry to warm their own bodies, they like to go to places where it's warm. in english, we also talk about people being cold-blooded:

www.merriam-webster.com/dic.../dictionary/cold%20blooded

this most commonly means someone who is very calculating and who acts without consideration for the emotions of themselves or others. not usually considered a complimentary trait. feeling agitated or disturbed by their presence suggests a feeling of too much cold-bloodedness in your own life - could be within you or in the people around you. the fact that this disturbs you suggests to me a transition away from it in your conscious awareness, a desire to be free of it.

in the dream, you go searching for a cold room which it is implied that this cold room might be at your previous home. i would interpret this a number of different ways. one is that you desire to seek a place where you feel safe, which i presume that your native place has that quality for you. another way to interpret it is a desire to go back in time, perhaps in an effort to analyze your situation in order to improve it. analysis, after all, has its own form of coldness, being that it is not an emotion-based activity. so this analysis can also be considered a "cold room" which you seek in the dream.
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Posted 11/15/11 - 2:27 PM:

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lizards can symbolize a lot of different things, but i think this dream in particular calls attention to their cold-blooded nature. of course, lizards have literal cold blood, since they don't have the body chemistry to warm their own bodies, they like to go to places where it's warm. in english, we also talk about people being cold-blooded:

www.merriam-webster.com/dic.../dictionary/cold%20blooded

this most commonly means someone who is very calculating and who acts without consideration for the emotions of themselves or others. not usually considered a complimentary trait. feeling agitated or disturbed by their presence suggests a feeling of too much cold-bloodedness in your own life - could be within you or in the people around you. the fact that this disturbs you suggests to me a transition away from it in your conscious awareness, a desire to be free of it.

in the dream, you go searching for a cold room which it is implied that this cold room might be at your previous home. i would interpret this a number of different ways. one is that you desire to seek a place where you feel safe, which i presume that your native place has that quality for you. another way to interpret it is a desire to go back in time, perhaps in an effort to analyze your situation in order to improve it. analysis, after all, has its own form of coldness, being that it is not an emotion-based activity. so this analysis can also be considered a "cold room" which you seek in the dream.



As always, your analysis is impeccable lib. Without being able to interpret it in this way I did feel perturbed because of some calculating-cold-blooded agents around me.

I think, it was my lack of proper communication which made a suggestion that I was looking for a cold room in my native place. What I was trying to suggest is--the dream in its entirety occurred at my native place, where I no longer live; therefore the room which was hot-humid-harassing and the cold room, both were in my native place( and not at the place where i live at present!)


Your interpretations really sound me something very creative and these threads as a whole ring like Lynchian mysteries! nod

Would you someday, publish your interpretations in form of a book? That would be a fantastic read methinks! thumb up


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Posted 11/15/11 - 2:42 PM:

To be still more clear: I saw dream last month and I saw it here; which is not my native place--but in the dream--location was that of my native place.

Many of my dreams are like this--with native place as location.


I was trying to make a word bold using [d]word[/d] combination in the last post--edited it. laughing
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Posted 11/22/11 - 6:19 PM:

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Would you someday, publish your interpretations in form of a book? That would be a fantastic read methinks! thumb up

thank you thinker, the appreciation is appreciated =) well, i am working on a fiction novel which will have dreams built into it, and possibly my interpretations as well. we shall see. zen

the dream about your friend in the hospital seems to be a general expression of loss and concern - the desire to know about his well-being and to know that he's alright. in an intuitive or possibly psychic sense, it may even be that your friend was likewise missing you and feeling connected to you in the days or hours preceding the dream. it has occasionally been my experience that i would get in contact with an old friend after having a vivid dream about them, and they would mention that they had been thinking of me that same day.
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Posted 11/26/11 - 10:14 AM:

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thank you thinker, the appreciation is appreciated =) well, i am working on a fiction novel which will have dreams built into it, and possibly my interpretations as well. we shall see. zen


Very well. Henry has said that he would send me a signed copy of his book(because I wanted to read) and I hope you would do the same sticking out tongue Even if you do not consider doing that, let me know when it's published--I would love to read. smiling face


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One of my friends had this dream last night. I request you to interpret it in your free time.smiling face


She went to a door and felt as if mouse is trying to climb up her right leg. { She had seen a mouse a while ago when she went to visit a relative.} She realized upon looking at it that it was not a mouse but rather a lizard. This lizard started climbing up and swiftly reached to her face which she tried to cover using her hand. She gets very scared because of lizards. It was a vivid nightmare for her and she woke up suddenly.

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Some questions for your friend:

Was it a closed door or an open door? Did she go through the door?

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Posted 07/20/12 - 2:21 PM:

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Some questions for your friend:

Was it a closed door or an open door? Did she go through the door?

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It was half closed door and she was about to go out when she felt this mouse. She did not go through.
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Posted 07/20/12 - 2:41 PM:

I will give it some thought and come back tomorrow with my ponderings.
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I will give it some thought and come back tomorrow with my ponderings.



Sure lib.
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Posted 07/20/12 - 3:33 PM:

Since this has got a mention in many dream scenarios we discussed: Here in most of India, unlike, I think USA, most of the apartments and village houses made of stones have lizards. I mean they're more of a common acquaintance than some threats. Or may be not.
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Cool, haven't forgotten, just a busy weekend, will be back soon
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