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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Dream symbols

Lately, a lot of people have been asking me what it means to have an owl in a dream. I had no idea until I happened upon the online Curious Dreamer Dream Dictionary, which defines owls in dreams as:

Wisdom, outstanding vision, ability to see what others have difficulty seeing. To dream of an owl usually means that these qualities are advantageous for you to have right now. Occasionally, an owl in a dream means that you'd benefit by having less of these qualities right now. An owl can also represent a person who you feel is showing these qualities.

I don't know what kind of research has gone into this, or if that's even possible. But it's assuring to think it's not something foreboding.

Posted by Marie at February 18, 2007 10:36 PM

Comments

is it just me, or does it seem that owls have gotten more popular over the past few years?

Posted by: allie at February 19, 2007 5:41 AM

Personally, I don't draw any assurance from that. I don't think anyone knows anything about dreams. I hardly ever remember my dreams any more. Assuming I still have them, I kinda miss them.

When I got married, Allie, my new wife had two possessions with owls on them. She liked them OK. My rather large family latched on to that and she received many more owls and owl-related items on Christmas and her next few birthdays. People now think she's obsessed with them.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at February 19, 2007 9:40 AM

You'll like this: World Owl Mythology. And also Owls in Mythology & Culture. Both of which suggest that how you see that owl in your dreams depends on your culture.

Posted by: Dan at February 19, 2007 12:21 PM

Just noticed that I linked to the wrong owl dream.

Posted by: Marie at February 19, 2007 12:36 PM

Dream symbols are only symbols because they can be.

What I mean by this is that if a particular symbol doesn't work, then it fails as a symbol.

Symbols operate on a societal level, and on a personal level too.

The convergence of meaning of a particular symbol for you and society dictate its probability of occurrence within a shared dream.

But a dream may be more specialized, never for a specific individual, but for a specific set of circumstances.

The symbols employed in dreams at that specific time might hold a personal reference which you the dreamer may understand, yet others find themselves unwilling to interpret.

What this means?

Ultimately, you are your own best dream interpreter. What does the owl mean to you?

From there take a step forward, and ask yourself why you are asking the question, and you will find greater insight into the nature of your dream.

Posted by: JeromeProphet at February 20, 2007 2:58 AM

Are a lot of people having owl dreams these days?

I rarely remember my dreams, but when I do, the meaning of it is usually extremely obvious. Its as though my dreams know not to waste time with subtlety.

Posted by: Will at February 21, 2007 10:50 AM

I'm going to say something that may make you folk wonder, but I'm going to say it anyway.

The dreams you have?

They're not all for you.

JP

Posted by: JeromeProphet at February 22, 2007 12:32 AM