6 Ways To Make Sense of the Cockroach(es) In Your Dream

6 Ways To Make Sense of the Cockroach(es) In Your Dream

One morning Gregor Samsa woke up unable to get up. He was stuck on his back and couldn’t leave the bed. He had, inexplicably, been transformed into a giant cockroach. So begins the events in “The Metamorphosis,” a novella by Franz Kafka. While dreams didn’t inspire the novella, the “horrible vermin” is representative of just…

Tips For Understanding the Bear In Your Dream

Tips For Understanding the Bear In Your Dream

What the bear in your dream represents depends on the way you feel about the bear and how it’s presented in the dream. That is, of course, true for most objects in dreams. Yet themes have emerged about bears in cultures around the world. Considering these can help you understand what the bear might symbolize…

What’s Going On When You Dream You’re Having a Dream?

What’s Going On When You Dream You’re Having a Dream?

No matter what the dream you’re dreaming is about, a dream where you dream you’re dreaming can seem like quite a puzzle. This includes where you dream you’re sleeping in your bed or anywhere else. The picture that’s presented is something like one of those M.C. Escher prints. It’s like a gaze into a dimension…

What Does the Tornado In My Dream Mean?

What Does the Tornado In My Dream Mean?

And what about dreams of other kinds of storms? Even if they’re anxiety-provoking, the sirens in tornado early warning systems are a blessing. Before such systems with their air raid sirens were developed, many more people were killed by tornadoes. A dream about a tornado can also often be compared to an early warning siren,…

What’s the Spiritual Meaning of a Dream With Vampires?

What’s the Spiritual Meaning of a Dream With Vampires?

Sometimes they’re triggered by the potential for a May-December relationship or addiction troubles/questions. Vampires are interesting creatures in the popular mind. They’ve got a lot going for them in some ways—eternal life, incredible strength, and invulnerability to most things. On the other hand, they live with some terrible disadvantages, too. They’ve got to keep feeding…

How To Understand the Computers In Your Dreams

How To Understand the Computers In Your Dreams

Jung’s collective unconscious evolves and includes computers Files not saving.   Computers slow, delaying while updating.  Viruses.   Bloodshot irises. Internet worms.  File not found errors.  And that’s not to mention the endless e-mail.  Our waking lives can be the stuff of nightmares when our computers fail or when we fail our computers.  They’re the…

Why Are My Dreams Like Horror Movies?

Why Are My Dreams Like Horror Movies?

Most horror movies are cliched. There’s at least one chase scene. Someone or something jumps out of the shadows and scares the hell out of someone, and it turns out to be nothing. The monster gets killed only to come back when the protagonists least expect it. The list of cliches goes on and on.…

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