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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

KNIVES: Our study of dreams seems to suggest that knives represent something that is highly involved. That could be a project you became highly involved in. It could be a symbol for a relationship which is highly intense at the moment. But why should that be? Well knives are involved in highly intense hand to hand combat. They cut things open in an intense and graphic way. One knife dream in our studies followed on from a night when the deamer had been thinking about a project. He rewrote something several times as he became intensely and emotionally involved in the activity. To understand the dream then simply ask yourself "What could I not stop thinkiiing about yesterday." It maybe simply a TV program or film you got very emotionally involved with. It maybe an academic subject that you are trying to understand. It could be an argument that was highly intense.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- What issue could you simply not get out of your mind yesterday?
- Have you been studying some issue or subject thoroughly and in great detail?
- What has really been involving your mind?

KEY WORDS : Highly Involved, interested, really understanding, arguments

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I cannot stop thinking about it"
- "I have been getting really into it"
- "Starting to understand the subject in great detail"
- "I could not stop thinking about what happened yesterday"


SEE ALSO : Killing : Fighting : Deaths : Police : Unknown men : Guns
DREAM STUDIES : Guns,knives and Fights : Rapes and intruders : Police : Guards : Unknown men : Deaths : Knives
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of knives in dreams?

For a detailed explanation of the methods used in this dream study see the end of this article.

Knives cut deep into the body of something and will often symbolise moments when we are getting deeply involved in some relationship. You maybe trying to really express your feelings and really getting to the heart of the matter. E.g.

"I really want to really tell just how I feel about her and GET EVERYTHING OUT INTO THE OPEN" [Dream Dictionary - knife]

Knives can also be making some point about the closeness of your relationship with someone. E.g.

"My friend doesn't understand me at all. We never really talk. I want to be able to express my feelings with her and talk over stuff. Thats what friends are for."[Dream Dictionary - throwing a knife at people]

Knives also symbolise a subject which you have become deeply interested in which you are trying to understand. E.g.

"I really want to dissect the subject and understand this from the inside out" [Dream Dictionary - butchers knife]

Knives can similarly link to moments when you are trying to interest and involve others. You maybe trying to show them exactly how something works or trying to show exactly how something happened and how people felt. E.g.

"In order to help them understand it I tried to bring the whole incident to life and really get them INVOLVED into how and why it happened" [Dream symbol - knife]

"I hope to really engage their enthusiasms and get them right into the BODY of the subject. So they can UNDERSTAND it from inside out."[Dream symbol - Men stabbing me]

"I was trying to tell my friend that she should not get back together with her ex but she took it the wrong way. I had to really explain exactly what I meant. we sorted things out though" [Dream Dictionary - swiss army knife]

Knives can often link to quite simple things. They show us getting into a TV show or novel in a deeply emotional way. E.g.

"I REALLY GOT INVOLVED with that TV film last night as I have not got much to occupy my time right now" [Dream Dictionary - knife]

Butchers knives can be symbolic of cold heartless thinking. E.g.

"I suppose I have been really BRUTAL and unthinking." [Dream dictionary - Butchers knife]

"I know my husband is cold and uncaring at times. I have been thinking about the number of times he has been so callous."[Dream Dictionary - collecting butchers knives in home]

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