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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.

MIRRORS : Mirrors can have several meanings. Firstly they capture moments when we are taking a quite honest look at ourselves and reflecting on how we shall move forward in life. But also they can point to other people whom we can identify with. We maybe watching a news report or some TVs soap opera and the story or people will be somehow relevant to us. Maybe we can identify with a victim. Maybe the same thing happened to us and this has brought back a memory.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you feel that you are looking older or that your appearance has changed
- Have you taken an honest look at your own behavior recently?
- Did you see someone behave just like you behave yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Relevant, honest assessment of yourself, ageing, similar situation

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "it could easily have been me"
- "I have been looking at my own behavior recently"
- "I didn't realise that I did that"
- "an honest assessment of myself"
- "I realise I am getting older"
- "I looked at her behavior and then looked at how I behave. Then I saw myself for what I am "

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.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of mirrors in dreams?
Mirrors can have several meanings. Sometimes we can compare ourselves to others by looking at what they do. Then we may reflect on how we have acted. In some cases we see mirrors as symbolic of people we can identify with - its like what is happening to them could be happening to us. But above all when we look in a mirror we see ourselves. So mirrors can represent us taking a look honestly at exactly what we have done and behaved.

In some cases we see someone who we can readily identify with. They may look like us and in some ways what happens to them could easily happen to us. So in some cases mirrors link to other people whose stories stick in our minds. E.g.

"I was watching news reports of Hurricane Katrina and really its shocking as that is America and those people are just like me. It could have been me"[Dream symbol - mirror dream][Dream Dictionary - this quote tries to capture the meaning of a dream - it appears in full as an example towards the end of this article]

Mirrors can symbolise moments when you look at someone elses behavior and attitudes and compare the way that you think about life. E.g.

"My friend made a joke yesterday about how untidy and unorganised she was. But what she considers unorganised and untidy is nothing compared to me. I saw myself for what I am - a disorganised mess"[Dream Dictionary - mirror]

But mirrors can often symbolise us as we look at our behavior in a deeply reflective way. E.g.

"well I seem to be blamed for this. It did make me LOOK AT MYSELF in an honest and reflective way"[Dream Dictionary - mirror dream]

"Last night I was little disturbed and fearful regarding the future. I was scared that I may not be able to solve my problems"[Dream dictionary - looking at myself in cracked mirror dream]

"I thought about the situation again and he was threatening me and I should not just sit back and accept this. I need to stop acting like this. I am sure that I encourage trouble"[Dream Dictionary - brother holds up a mirror for me dream]

"since we split up I just cannot SEE MYSELF in the same way. I feel a lot less confident"[Dream Dictionary - look in mirror dream]

"I realise that I am getting older but I have to make the most of it"[Dream symbol - mirror dream]
THE DREAM Firstly my head started buzzing and In my dream I was asking to talk to the dead of Hurricane Katrina. A voice of a dead person come through and it told me her name, I can't remember the name on waking. I then asked this person her when she was born and then her spirit tried to speak through me but my face became paralysed and I couldn't move my mouth. The buzzing then got louder. Next in my dream I was looking into a mirror it didn't look like me it looked like i was staring at another woman, all of a sudden my body was taken quickly up in the air up over the stairs and landing and I was spun round so fast, the fastest you could imagine, I was trying to grab hold of the banister to stop the force from spinning me round and round, finally I got hold of the bannister and managed to pull my self to the ground. After that I felt my brain bouncing around in the back of my head where I had been spun so quickly it was horrible and I woke up suddenly. when I woke up I still felt a presence around me and I could hear scratching in my bedroom, it was like someone was in my room making their presence known. I was to scared to open my eyes just in case I seen a ghost. I held on to my husband next to me in bed so I knew it was really happening and I was a wake at that point. The outside security light came on and I could still hear scratching for about 10mins. After that I kept praying to god to get back to sleep and I drifted off after a while. I never felt so scared in my life. Can anyone tell me what this dream means please!!!

THE REALITY Before the dreamer went to bed she had been watching the news of hurricane Katrina. She found it difficult to sleep straight away but when she finally drifted off she had this nightmare.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am just beginning to realise how bad Hurricane Katrina was. I watched the victims on TV but when I saw them I realised that it could quite easily been me. This didn't happen in some far away country. These people were Americans just like me. Its scarey".

DREAM ANALYSIS Well this dream seems as if it was related in some way to the news reports that she had been watching. That means that the events there were intensely relevant to the dreamer. In this case the most likely cause of the dream is that the dreamer may fear the same thing happening to her. In many ways events appear on the TV and they are somehow divorced from reality. All sorts of death and destruction take place every day yet the news just continues on been ignored by most people. But sometimes a story will touch us. In this case because of the sheer scale of the events. But also because they happen so close to home. This happened in a city in the USA. In one day society was reduced to nothing. Children were raped, looters were rife. Society broke down. Its a shock to the system that the peaceful and secure lives that we have can be so creully disturbed. Its a shock to our complacent societies and minds.

The classic symbol here is the mirror. The mirror shows that the dreamer can see something in the lives of others that is extremely relevant to her. But for the grace of god it could have been her.

The names were also a good clue. Names are not tremendously important in themselves. They are symbolic. They show that the real event has been brought to life in a very specific way. The people involved are filmed and named on the TV reports. The dreamer captures this by using names in her dream. That symbolises how this news report had brought to life the whole event. It was not a series of faceless victims but rather real people and real circumstances.

The tornado itself is also maybe symbolic. It maybe shows that the TV coverage vastly changed her views. It was a whirlwind affecting the way that she sees the world. It probably brings home the reality of the disaster and because it happened in the USA the same thing could happen to the dreamer. It featured real people that she could identify with and who were very much like herself.

The dream ended yet the images still came. When we hear and see things after waking that is called hypnopompic imagery. It maybe shows that the dream was extremely significant. In this case it showed that disasters are real events and affect real people - they are not some news item that affect people thosands of miles away on different continents.

Symbolic Meanings
BED : "something you can identify with in an intensely personal way - hurricane Katrina "
GHOST : "an intense scarey feeling - an eerie feeling - connected with hurricane Katrina "
MIRROR : "the dreamer sees the hurricanes victims but realises it could have been her"
STAIRS : "coming to a conclusion - the dreamer realises just how bad things were and what happened "

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