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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.

CITIES : Buildings in dreams often link to people. So cities maybe seen as linking to thoughts where we are considering the opinions of other people. Towns and cities may also refer to complex situations where we have to think of various balancing factors. These maybe difficult and involved decsions.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did you decide to think of other peoples opinions over something that happened yesterday?
- Have you been dwelling over a difficult and complex situation?

KEY WORDS : Complex situation, considering factors, state of mind

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "things to consider"
- "Groups of people and settings in your life"
- "considering other peoples feelings and thoughts"
- "a state of mind"
- "complex situations"


SEE ALSO :Suburbs :Villages :Countryside :Foreign lands :Houses :Hotels :Roads :Bridges
DREAM STUDIES : Towns : Foreign lands : Roads : Houses : Large buildings : Schools and Colleges : factories : Castles : Shops : Towns
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 groups of towns in dreams?

Towns and cities can often link to complex decisions which we are being swayed to consider others opinions. E.g.

"I will have to stop rebelling against my boss. He is perfectly capable of sacking me and I do not want to get the sack as it would stop me going on holiday with my boyfriend. I have LOTS OF THINGS TO CONSIDER"[Dream symbol - running in town dream]

"why a young woman would want to marry an old man like that is bizzare. I cannot think how it happened"[Dream Dictionary - ride bike into town dream]

"well I do miss the sexual side to our relationship but if my husband is ill then there is nothing I can do about it"[Dream Dictionary - city dream]

"I keep trying to get people to exactly how they will help out with the thanksgiving dinner for the homeless but its difficult trying to badger people when its for charity."[Dream Dictionary - city dream]

"I went to bed late last night and forgot I had my music on loud and then realised it was the middle of the night. I felt guilty because it would have kept my neighbour awake"[Dream Dictionary - city centre dream]

Often cities in dreams link to issues which are quite complex and involved. E.g.

"Well I did not invite her to my party but really the situation is quite COMPLEX - she would not enjoy that sort of party. So I will be doing her a favor because she would not enjoy it."[Dream Dictionary - strange part of town dream]

"actually its quite COMPLEX. I have to realise that she feels sensitive about this. Its embarassing that I have to look after her but its also not easy for her"[Dream Dictionary - town dream]

"I was trying to show him how. Its quite a COMPLEX lesson to learn though. I didn't know how exactly to put the point across"[Dream Dictionary - town dream]

"well they can never truly trust us because we are not actually one of them but they know that we support their cause"[Dream Dictionary - town dream]

"actually if I look at my behavior I realise that there are reasons behind how I acted. I am not dealing with the break down of my relationship"[Dream symbol - town dream]

Strange cities and abandoned cities may suggest there are maybe changes in your life. They maybe show the things that you thought about and the opnions which mattered are changing in your life. E.g.

"well I do want to change my mums mind - I do not want her to leave. But maybe their would be advantages. I could start living life for myself"[Dream symbol - strange city dream][the dream on which this quote is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

"Its end of school and we will all be moving on. I feel myself becoming less connected with my school friends" [Dream Dictionary - abandoned city dream]

Ancient cities link to opinions which claim to be wise and knowledgable. E.g.

"all these religious people believe that they have the answer but they all have different ideas and they cannot all be right."[Dream dictionary - ancient city dream]
THE DREAM - I wasn't myself in this nightmare, I was some male character. I was laying on the floor ( I think ) inside an old and moldy apartment, where two fairytale like witches were "cooking"something that looked like chocolate fondue over the floor. One of the witches went downtown to do something and the other continued there "cooking" what I knew it was some kind of experiment that I knew it would go wrong. Anyway I was friendly to the witch, in the hope I could make her stop the experience before something bad happened. The brew that looked like chocolate started to look like blood, and the witch appeared covered with it. I said "now it really looks like something good. It looked like chocolate before". The witch smiled and said: "thats not all! this is a kind of jelly, and you'll see how perfect it is to mold things". I was still laying, she brought me some of the jelly. It had a beautiful orange and crimson color, and it was so easy to shape things with it! "that's fantastic! This may be the latest material to substitute plastics and even metal". Then she said "I need to see if it's good to eat too" and went in the direction of their "pet" in the corner, a green worm that looked like a grasshopper, it was the size of a grasshopper. "Oh no no no"- that was what I thought but I had no time to say no, she had already feed the worm with the jelly, and it started to grow. "oooohhh! - the witch said - fantastic, it can be actually useful" but the worm eagerly took another bite of jelly an grew to the size of a human. The witch tried to stop it and was devoured in front of me. While I heard her last screams for help, I got outside through the window and went spiraling down the building, kind of like spiderman style.

It was a strange city. There were too many gates and strange buildings shaped like gray cubes. I went running and jumping from roof to roof, screaming for help. As the worm/grasshopper thing advanced in the direction of people, eating everyone and everything in its way ( it was still the size of a human.... ). I found the other witch and she was running and crying, telling me to help her and call the firemen.

People panicked and started to run away, as I screamed "the firemen, someone please call the firemen!" ...But I saw the firemen trying to escape in an helicopter, when the worm jumped on them and devoured them along with the helicopter.

Then I started to scream repeatedly, something like "call the army, ( then something I can't remember ) 6:30!!!! call the army, 6:30!!!!" Nobody seemed to hear me and I woke up with my heart pounding.

THE REALITY The dreamer had heard from her mothers coworkers that she was thinking of going to Japan to get married. When the dreamer asked her mother she denied this. However, when the dream was 15 her mother had gone to another city on the understanding that this was a vacation. Her mother stayed there for six years.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am worried that my mother is going to stay in Japan. She has done that kind of thing before just left without saying anything"

DREAM ANALYSIS The dreamer found out the shock news about her mothers rumored trip to Japan the day before the dream. Its obviously a subject that someone would dream about. The dream has several good links to this issue.

The best link in the dream is the Grasshopper animal in the dream. The dreamers mother had a reputation for leaving without any discussions. The grasshopper is an animal which can move without virtually any warning. Its movement is virtually instantaneous. In that way the grasshopper is a perfect symbol of the dreamers mother. She had moved before without any warning.

The rumours were especially disturbing for the dreamer because this may happen and she would not have any discussion or prior knowledge. That had happened before when she was 15 and had to leave college and get a job because of her mothers actions. As far as the dreamer is concerned nothing her mother does is believable in such a situation. She can discuss this several times over and her mother could do nothing to allay her daughters fears. Her word could not be trusted.

Food in dreams symbolises food for thought - it is knowledge that has set our minds working. The rumours about her mother had set the dreamers mind working. She did not see the possibility of her mother moving as being such a negative situation. Her mother was a very negative person and the house they shared was in a bad and dangerous neighborhood. So part of the dream was about the possible positive consequences of her mother leaving for Japan.

The food in the dream was also like a jelly mold. That symbolised the way that the dreamer had acted in response to the possibility of her mother moving to another country. She molded the opportunity into a shape that may seem pleasing.

The food was also chocolate like. Chocolate is often a symbol of consolation. So in this dream the chocolate symbolises her need to be comforted. The chocolate therefor signifies the comforting side of her mothers departure. But then the chocolate turns into blood. Blood is not such a bad symbol - after all blood is the life-force. So maybe this changing nature of the food shows how the dream was dealing with the changing nature of this "food for thought". First she saw a few consoling factors but then those thoughts turned into positive opportunities. She was even thinking this may be a good thing.

However, the dreamer is then in a strange city. This possibly shows how she was now starting to raise misgivings. She could see some benefits. However, the strange city shows that she has misgivings. So this dream shows the changing nature of the dreamer when confronted with sudden rumours about her mother. That response is complex. The dreamers thoughts switch rapidly as she works through every possibility. The strange city is a sign of an unfamiliar and strange environment. It symbolises a fear of change.

The firemen are symbols of the need to deal with this urgent situation. The army is a symbol of emergency as well. In this case the army maybe represents the need for a resolute campaign to "defend the homeland". That shows that the dreamer wished to point out to her mother the disadvantages of this change.

Symbolic Meanings
ARMY : "a need to defend the homeland - in this case defend the need to stay in the country and not move abroad"
CHOCOLATE : "comforting thoughts - making you feel better after some bad news"
FAIRY TALE : "a made up story based on rumours and half truths"
GRASSHOPPER : "possibility of a sudden change - the fear that her mother will move without giving any warning"

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