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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.

UNKNOWN MEN :Our studies of unknown men in dreams have started to show the types of meanings that they have in dreams. What could men be a metaphor for? What do men represent? A man can be headstrong but also determined. Some dreams in our studies happened after the dreamer had been thinking about their need for resolution and determination in their life and so the dream was maybe noting this strength of mind. So to understand your dream try to see how male emotions and tendencies are relevant in your life right now. Was someone especially pushy or arrogant yesterday? Men can also be linked to territorial control and a lack of communication so see how those qualitites are relevant in your mind right now. For instance one dreamer in our studies had a dream about an annoying man taking his time. The previous night he had been thinking about spiritual issues but this was becoming a very aggressive self examination. This aggression was the meaning of the man in the dream. The dream was a recognition that getting in touch with his emotions was draining him - he needed to settle his emotions down.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Was someone acting in a pushy or agressive way on the day before the dream?
- Did you have to face some delays or problems on the day before the dream?
- Have you or someone else been behaving territorially?
- Have you decided to force the pace in some way?
- Have you tried to show determination in some way?

KEY WORDS and PHRASES : This symbol translates into the following words : Pushy, aggressive, ignoring, forcing, controlling, determined, panic, territorial control, frustrations, unhappy, arrogant, busy:Try to write down some quotes that capture your feelings. Think especially of the thoughts and feelings in your mind on the day before and those about the day to come. E.g.
- "forcing me to make a choice"
- "pushy and aggressive manner"
- "he just walked in and took control!"
- "ignoring him"
- "I was simply not told!"
- "asserting himself"
- "forcing the pace"
- "busy day"
- "determined to make an effort"
- "I was panicking"
- "stop being arrogant"
- "not happy"
- "frustrating and delaying"
- "she's MY girlfriend!"
- "territorial control"
(Now write down some quotes that sum up your feelings about the previous day. Then add some thoughts about what you expected to happen on the day to come. Finally add some feelings about your life in general. Then see where the key words and phrases appear in your quotes)


SEE ALSO : Killing : Fighting : Deaths : Police : Intruders : Knifes : Little Girls : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Mothers : Grandmothers : Grandfathers
DREAM STUDIES : Grandparents : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Bosses : Unknown Man
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 men in dreams?

One of the most common symbols in dreams is the unknown man who just appears in the dream. He is by his very nature symbolic as we do not know him. The appearance of an unknown man may suggest many things but they are all linked with male emotions.

A man may suggest that you are being forced into something or maybe forced into something. E.g.

"Being unemployed has FORCED me to make choices I did not want to make"[Dream symbol - man]

"He propositioned me. But he was PUSHY and aggressive in his manner"[Dream symbol - man]

"This inspector just marched in and took CONTROL"[Dream Dictionary - man]

"Once agreeing to it I was forced to change my whole schedule. It wrecked my day"[Dream Dictionary - man in shop]

"yesterday I was distracted and IGNORED someone from my former workplace. Its a pity as I seem to be falling out of touch with many good friends from there. "[Dream Dictionary - Man runs into shop window]

"I am DAUNTED by this work meeting tomorrow. I feel I maybe PUSHED into accepting something I don't like"[Dream Dictionary - two threatening men]

But equally the man maybe symbolic of strong efforts within you and attempts to force others. They are therefor linked with your own strength and determination to achieve something. E.g.

"This work project is difficult but I am DETERMINED TO MAKE AN EFFORT"[Dream symbol - man]

"I know I have made great strides. I am now ASSERTIVE and CONFIDENT"[Dream symbol - man]

"I realise now that if I want to start my own business it will be DIFFICULT and an UPHILL STRUGGLE"[Dream Dictionary - man with sword]

"I tend to put a lot of effort and time into my work. I think I should slow the pace down. It may help me increase the quality of the work. If I put too much effort in then the quality of the work starts to drop"[Dream symbol - refusing to fight a man]

Men can be related to a lack of communication and an inability to express emotions. E.g.

"I know she knows that I am attracted to her but my life is messed up right now. I just shut her out and IGNORED her"[Dream Dictionary - man]

"I really resent my mother. She left without even saying a word. There was NO COMMUNICATION at all"[Dream Dictionary - fat man]

A man in a dream may also link to difficult situations and major disruptions. E.g.

"I thought my health was getting better but then I had a relapse. Its FRUSTRATING"[Dream Dictionary - man sits on sister]

"I hate all these BUREAUCRATIC obstacles that make life so DIFFICULT"[Dream symbol - man]

"I kept telling my cousin to stop PANICKING. She does make a big fuss over nothing"[Dream Dictionary - cousin on motorbike with me chased by man ]

A man is also by nature much more territorial. E.g.

"I know I have split up with her but I still don't want to see her dating other men. she's MINE"[Dream Dictionary - guy with ex girlfriend]

Men can also be related to the appearance of bad male emotions such as arrogance. E.g.

"I need to HOLD BACK a little. Sometimes my confidence can be mistaken for ARROGANCE"[Dream Dictionary - man]

Women tend to symbolise emotions. But if the emotions become too disturbed then a man may suggest our emotional life is very disrupted. E.g.

"I seem to be caught in this endless cycle of soul searching - this AGGRESSIVE self examination is really draining me. I have to settle my emotions down. I am finding that this "Getting in touch with my inner self" just messes me up inside and disrupts my peace of mind. "[Dream Dictionary - Annoying man taking his time]

"I keep trying to calm her down but she is really very EMOTIONAL"[Dream symbol - man]
DREAM TIP : Dreams can use symbols like words. Try to think of an unknown man as a word in the English language such as "pressure","lack of communication","arrogance","delays","assertive" or "pushiness". Dreams are very much related to issues alive in your life right now. They relate to your thoughts about yesterday, things you are learning, health issues and your thoughts about tomorrow. Then try to see ways in which these words appear in your emotions and feelings. If someone was ignoring you the day before or their was an issue involving territorial control then it maybe linked to that.
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM I am in the countryside somewhere(I seem to associate it with an area where I visited once for a function). I am in a building. Its like a classroom. I am watching my teacher intently(its my old boss). Then suddenly I want to see what the distraction is. I look and see its some farmyard. Its far off in the distance. There is some explosions going off.

Later I am in my home town. I am watching something. Suddenly a man runs very fast and jumps through a shop window. He smashes right through it. Then I am in my old bosses home kitchen. I have not got much time and seem to be trying to find some matches. I then try to set fire to the kitchen. I am trying to burn the place down.

THE REALITY The day before the dreamer saw someone who he met through his old job. He was distracted and just ignored him. The dreamer did not think much of this but he then realised that all the people he met whilst doing his old job he was slowly falling out of touch with.

DREAM ANALYSIS The dream clearly has two links with the dreamers former workplace. His boss and the farm where they held a function. The day before he had a little incident which the dream could be about. He bumped into a person whom he knew through his former workplace. He kind of caught the persons eye yet did not say hello. He was actually distracted so it was not intentional. But over a period of time he was now slowly falling out of touch with many people from his former job. So its significance was maybe greater than thought.

So burning down the kitchen of his former bosses home was a way of showing how this part of his life was now slowly becoming history. Maybe the dream is saying that this was necessary. He liked his former workplace. In the dream the explosions are no big deal which maybe captures the dreamers thoughts about this incident the day before.

The dream also captures another moment in the dream. The sense of distraction matched the real life incident.

Shops in dreams symbolise options. The dreamer is reducing his options in life by cutting himself off from people he used to know. The man links with the aggressive nature of his own actions. Ignoring is a form of aggression. Its a male form of behavior. Hence the man runs right into the shop.

Symbolic Meanings
CLASSROOM : "a lesson in life"
DISTRACTION : "the distraction in the dream is symbolic of the real life distraction which caused the dreamer to ignore the man he knew the day before"
EXPLOSIONS : "the incident the day before"
FIRE : "the dreamer is effectively cutting off his links with his past"
FORMER BOSS : "the dreamer is thinking about his former workplace and how he has fallen out of touch"
MAN RUNS INTO SHOP : "the dreamer is affecting his own options"
SHOP : "the dreamers options"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Yesterday I ignored someone I knew from my former job. I did not mean too. I had so many good friends there but as time passes by I seem to fall out of touch with so many of them."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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