ROSE

A symbol of Venus—love and devotion. The contradiction of blossom and thorn. The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness. The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol […]

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DREAMS AND ANCIENT

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a […]

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Greek

To dream of reading Greek, denotes that your ideas will be discussed and finally accepted and put in practical use. To fail to read it, denotes that technical difficulties are in your way.

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Greek Gods

To dream of the Greek Gods symbolizes your intellectual development and urge to discuss ideas. It can also suggest a perfectionist streak.

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Greek

1. Ability to read greek for a nonnative means that the per­son values learning. 2. Acceptance of new ideas.

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Cherries

To see tEem, health; to gather them, deception by a woman; to eat them, love (Artemidorus). “Cherry is identical with Cheres, the Greek for Grace, cognate with our charity or love”—Bayley.

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Atlas

Dreams of an atlas can refer to Atlas, the Greek God depicted as carrying the world on his back, which represents your concern for the people of this world, and possibly the suggestion to explore new territory. See World and Co-Dependant.

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MAZE

From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the Greek hero Theseus and to Ariadne, who loves him. As legend has it, in order to slay the virgin-devouring monster in the center of the maze of Crete, Ariadne gives to Theseus a magical red thread that will help […]

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DOG

The animalistic. A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience. The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend. The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, […]

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THUNDER

(see Storms) Reverberations or waves of emotion, especially ire, that goes much further than expected or intended. Vocalized wrath. Some type of omen. In the 14th century, an entire manual detailing the interpretation of thunder portents was written. Inner altercations with yourself, or heated disagreements with other people, like the thunder caused in Greek legend […]

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