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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM SYMBOLISM : 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.

MOUNTAINS : Mountains represent difficult circumstances and problems of all kinds. If you are having difficulties on the mountain then it may show that there are problems in some relationship or that you are overcoming difficult problems in some work task. It may simply show that you had a difficult day the day before. But if the mountain was handled easily it shows that you have the ability to conquer problems simply and without much effort so maybe you are realising how skilful you have become at something. If you are far off the mountain it may suggest you are looking at some ambition or project which is featuring in your long term plans.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations
- On the day before the dream did you face some gruelling test?
- Has some relationship been hard going recently?
- How has life been an uphill struggle recently?
- What major challenge is looming in the near future?
- How did you cope with the mountain? If you conquered it easily do you think it is about some task or situation where you are coping very well?

KEY WORDS : confidence, ability, difficult, struggle(write down some of the main things on your mind right now and see where these words appear)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I mastered even the most difficult tasks"
- "its going to be a huge task"
- "the hardest part is going to be..."
- "its very difficult to do that"
- "its been a long struggle"
(Now write down some quotes that sum up your thoughts and feelings right now. Concentrate on incidents the day before, paranoias and fantasies, health issues, challenges of the day ahead. Then try to see where the words and phrases above appear in your quotes).

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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 mountains in dreams?

Mountains are difficult to climb and therefore they symbolise the difficult terrain within our lives. They symbolise how we will have to put a lot of effort in to overcome some problem.

If the mountain is being climbed or you are climbing the mountain quickly and athletically then it shows that you are able to handle problems easily. E.g.

"my research project is over now and I feel like I have MASTERED the subject very well."[Dream Dictionary - sister drives car very quickly up mountain] [the dream in which this quote is based on features at the end of this article]

"I know I have a lot to do tomorrow. I really intend to get stuck in and complete things in just one day."[Dream Dictionary - Running up hill ]

They may for instance be related to some challenge or ambition that we have set our minds to overcoming. E.g.

"I realise that setting up a business is a HUGE TASK"[Dream dictionary - mountain]

"I know that I have made great progress preparing but now I need to do the HARDEST BIT- put it into practice."[Dream Dictionary - steep gorge]

In some cases the challenge maybe a little obscure.

"I do not want them to know what the answer is I want them to understand the principles behind it. But its DIFFICULT to put that across."[Dream symbol - flat road that seems like a mountain]

Mountains can also be symbolic of day to day difficulties and difficult circumstances generally during the day before.

"I know I lead a crazy lifestyle and that's why I need to be take little precautions"[Dream Dictionary - car on mountain road]

Sometimes the mountain will be related to a relationship. It symbolises the wish to overcome problems. E.g.
"I know that it will be a LONG STRUGGLE and it will not be easy but I know that this is the man for me. Its destiny"[Dream Dictionary - far off mountain]
DREAM TIP : Dreams will use symbols in both a positive and a negative way. Take mountains for instance. They can have mean that you are having difficulties overcoming some tough challenge. Yet it can also mean that you are becoming very skilful and that you can meet any challenge. Look to how you cope with the mountain. Dreams symbols often have such negative and positive meanings. Dreams use symbols in rich and varied ways just like ordinary language.
THE DREAM I am with my sister(though she does not seem so familiar). She is driving up the hills of the Old Town. She manages the steep hills so quickly and easily(with no loss of momentum) and I say this to her "you did that really well". Then a voice is heard saying something about death. It was all said in an eerie voice.

THE REALITY The dreamer had been working on a research project for a long time and was about to finish it off.

DREAM ANALYSIS Death is a symbol of completion. It shows that one phase has ended and another is about to start. So death can symbolise the end of a project in this sense.

The hills capture the sense that the dreamer is now has so much more knowledge and is able to handle difficult problems easily.

Sisters are symbols of openness and exploration of new feelings. They show that you are thinking in new ways and opening your mind. Here the dreamer is aware that his project is about to finish and that this will leave a hole in his life. The project was something that he could get emotionally involved and and interested in.

Symbolic Meanings
DEATH : "the end of the dreamers research project"
HILL : "Ability to handle difficult problems"
OLD TOWN : "familiar territory. The dreamer knows this area well and represents the subject of his research"
SISTER : "exploring new feelings and thinking emotionally in new ways"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My research work has finished now and so life will be a lot less frenetic. I will have to get used to as slower pace. It will actually be quite an adjustment"

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


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