The Meaning of Becoming a Wolf in a Dream (or are you a dream werewolf?)

If we dream of becoming a wolf then, we are potentially tapping into a deeply profound aspect of human nature that predates our agricultural, farming societies.  It is to dream of our truest and most basic nature, something we have carried within us for generations. … More The Meaning of Becoming a Wolf in a Dream (or are you a dream werewolf?)

The Meaning of a Salamander in a Dream

To dream of salamanders then can be a profound symbol of transformation, as the salamander represents the ideal of being consumed by the creative fire, but not being destroyed by it. The dual nature of salamanders also indicates an ability to move between different worlds.  If you dream of a salamander it is likely you have friends in very different spheres of life, and you feel at home amongst quite opposing groups of people and lifestyles. … More The Meaning of a Salamander in a Dream

What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

Today and tomorrow I would like to share with you a wonderful example of dream work undertaken from a Jungian/symbolic perspective.  If you have trawled through my posts on the symbols that appear in dreams, but still feel unable to string them together to form a meaningful story, I hope the process outlined by Jean … More What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

Animals in Dreams: Shamans, Spirit Guides and Shapeshifters

When we have sacred dreams about animals, it is worth looking beyond the symbolic to consider how these creatures may have a special spiritual or some other special personal message for us. For example, when we dream of wolves, it easy to fall into the trap of thinking these creatures are “bad” or scary as … More Animals in Dreams: Shamans, Spirit Guides and Shapeshifters

Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

Advent Calender Day 20: Bird in a Cage Welcome to the twentieth day of the Dream Well advent calender!  Today I am writing about quite a specific symbol, that of a bird in a cage.  This symbol contains two other symbols, the bird and cage itself, but the two combine to create a meaning all … More Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

Fish in a dream can symbolise the flow of life, of transformation and creation.  They can symbolise a development of emotional perceptiveness, or learning to trust our instincts.  Fish can symbolise the creation of new ideas, new ways of living that sustain and nurture us or even the start of new life itself. … More The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

The Meaning of A Wolf Who Wants to be Tame in a Dream

  Today, we continue our journey into the wild places, but consider the idea of the wolf, and what if she wanted to be tamed? I have written a general post on wolves, which is certainly one of the most popular posts on The Dream Well. It seems many people resonate deeply with the wolf … More The Meaning of A Wolf Who Wants to be Tame in a Dream

The Meaning of Elephants in a Dream

What does it mean to dream of elephants?  These amazing creatures have lived with humans for centuries, and have a complex relationship with us.  On the one hand, they are revered as deities such as Ganesh, on the other they have been used to carry humans into war, they are used as work animals to … More The Meaning of Elephants in a Dream