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    Default Dream Interpretation: Invisible Crocodiles

    I had a dream the other night and I've been thinking about it and I reckon I've figured out what it means.

    Dream:

    I'm in my house with my sister. There are invisible crocodiles all around the house. They become visible whenever I go near them and attack me. I very cautiously try to kill them all with a stick or spear like weapon. I don't want my sister to be eaten by them.

    Interpretation:

    I feel the meaning of the crocodiles is the most important element of the dream so i started to think about what crocodiles mean to me. Then I remembered many years ago in school we learned a bit about Egyptian mythology and there was always one god that stuck in my head, it was a beast with the head of a crocodile that is present when the dead are judged. I googled it and the name of the God is Ammit and the story goes that the hearts of the dead are weighed against a feather and if it does not balance Ammit eats the heart. He is the god of divine retribution. The meaning of the dream then became clear to me.

    I am currently doing exams and the crocodiles are either my unconscious representation of these exams or the representation of the retribution and woe i will experience if i fail. Because this is what Ammit represents - a test. My sister is also currently doing exams and sometimes help her revise her maths which explains her presence in the dream.

    Me trying to kill the crocodiles is essentially wish fulfillment. I want my exams to be over and I want to do well! Also the fact that they become visible when I come near them is a representation of how i become more anxious as an exam approaches.

    There was no precognition in this dream it was simply a story my unconscious created to reflect my conscious thought and to fulfill a desire.

    So what do you think of this interpretation?
    "All the moments that we remember for the rest of our lives, the moments of sudden intense happiness, are moments of self-remembering" - Colin Wilson

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    Cool, but what do crocs mean to you personally?

    Using an arch-typical symbol reference from a culture not native to your own may or may not be the best place to start?

    Maybe when you were younger you went through a crocodile phase or something, and this symbol has now been embedded in your psyche as something different.

    ...just a suggestion
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    Quote Originally Posted by S33k3R View Post
    Using an arch-typical symbol reference from a culture not native to your own may or may not be the best place to start?
    Yea i agree with you. Thats the thing though, when i was younger and in school doing eygptian mythology this one crocodile god was the one thing that stuck in my head and I remember it to this day. Thinking about this dream brought it back to my conscious thought.

    I'm not a great believer in 'Dream Dictionaries' were you just look up a dream symbol. Instead i try to see how the dream has manifested from my own thoughts and not archetypal symbolism.

    Perhaps this dream was a bad example...I'll maybe post an account and interpretation of another one.
    "All the moments that we remember for the rest of our lives, the moments of sudden intense happiness, are moments of self-remembering" - Colin Wilson

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