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Stabbed in the Back

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Dream 279: Stabbed in the Back
A 26-year-old woman dreamed that her boyfriend stabbed her in the back.
Interpretation
At the first level of dream interpretation, each character in the dream is a part of the dreamer’s mind. The first level is the most difficult and the most productive. Men tend to be associated with action parts of the mind, while women go with more emotional parts of the psyche.

So at the first level her actions are attacking her emotions. She recently was upset over her boyfriend starting to drink again, and it frightened her what whe might do to him which included physical retaliation. She feared she might do some rash and drastic action based on how she felt emotionally.

The back supports us. The dream is using the back as a metaphor for psychological support. She felt that his drinking again was a major disruption of her personal support system. She literally felt “stabbed in the back.”

This latter observation is the second or interpersonal level of dream interpretation. Usually it is the dreamer who is most accurate at this level. The dream interpreter simply does not have enough access to all the interpersonal details like the dreamer does. When the first and second levels are both true, as in this case, we call it condensation. The dream packs the maximum amount of information it can into the smallest space.

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Snakes and Tornadoes

images(27)-717928842Dream 238:

A 38-year-old alcoholic man dreamt of a large tornado approaching a field that was full of snakes. The tornado was coming towards him. He was at the farm of some very supportive grandparents.

As it got closer to him he noticed that he had snakes inside of himself because he reached inside his mouth and pulled out snake after snake. Eventually he pulled out a line of very small scorpions that he killed as each one came out.

Interpretation
A tornado represents a massive confusion and chaos in one’s life. It is a powerful natural force that can change your life. Snakes represent change and transformation because they are one of the few animals that completely sheds its skin.

That the tornado was coming towards his supportive grandparents farm indicated that there was chaos and confusion in his life that threatened to completely disrupt his support. Pulling the snakes out of his mouth indicated that he needed to change what he put into his mouth. The dream is referring to drinking since we consume alcohol by mouth.

He was a very cynical man who let out short offensive comments. The dream literally was saying that he had to kill the little things coming out of his mouth. The little comments he made were like scorpions which are aggressive creatures.

** This dream was interpreted using principles from my book at drstdvenfox.com