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Katelyn M. Noland 06-03-2008 01:59 PM

Question on Dream Symbolism
So I had a dream about two snakes devouring each other's tails. I'm trying to find the symbolism for it but it's not the ouroboros, which is only one snake devouring its own tail. Does anyone know?

Brandon W. Talley 06-03-2008 02:41 PM

Well I'm by far not an expert but aren't the majority of snake symbols ether eastern (such as india) or Meditaranian or Latin American? lol

I haven't heard of any symbols like it in any thing I've read on native americans or latin americans.

I know the greek symbols got them wraped up together, and I'm pretty sure the alchemy one is just one snake...

I asked some friends and they said that theirs a yoga concept which is sometimes represented with 2 snakes coiled together like that called Kundalini. Maybe you can look into that and some of the Indian Concepts?

Katelyn M. Noland 06-04-2008 02:47 AM

Thanks Brandon! I definitely will. Hows your summer by the by?

Brandon W. Talley 06-04-2008 11:32 AM

Just fine, jobs aren't great but I'm good and so's jordan.

how are you?

Maureen Tauriello 06-05-2008 12:15 PM

I just googled on dream symbols...here's what I found you might want to try a more in depth search online.

To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream, signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.

To see a serpent in your dream, signifies high intellectual power, deception, and the balance of good and evil.
To see a winged serpent in your dream, denotes wisdom and that you've overcome negative ways. TOP

To see a reptile in your dream, symbolizes your basic urges, instinctual nature or suppressed sexual desires. TOP

Katelyn M. Noland 06-06-2008 12:57 AM

Hm, Interesting
Interesting, thanks Maureen! I wasn't really thinking of the snake itself but was concentrating on the symbol of them devouring each other's tails because I've heard of that symbol somewhere before (and more than just as the Auryn in Neverending Story)

Brandon: I'm glad both of you are doing well. I have applied to 13 jobs and haven't gotten one yet...it's kind of depressing but I'm babysitting tomorrow which should at least be gas in my tank.

Kristeen L. Black 06-09-2008 02:29 PM


Brandon W. Talley 06-10-2008 12:04 PM

Well Kate I hope these helped answer your questions, Maybe you should include in an email to jordan the idea of maybe having an event about dreams?

Jennifer A. Heise 06-10-2008 04:20 PM

hm... books...
Just for fun I looked in our library catalog under "dreams and symbolism" :)and found:

Author:Marinelli, Lydia.
Title:Dreaming by the book : Freud's Interpretation of dreams and the history of the psychoanalytic movement / Lydia Marinelli and Andreas Mayer ; translated by Susan Fairfield.
150.1952 F889tY M338d

Author:Savary, Louis M.
Title:Dreams and spiritual growth : a Christian approach to dreamwork : with more than 35 dreamwork techniques / by Louis M. Savary, Patricia H. Berne, Strephon Kaplan Williams.
154.63 S265d

Author:Clift, Jean Dalby.
Title:Symbols of transformation in dreams / Jean Dalby Clift and Wallace B. Clift.
154.634 C639s

Author:Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980.
Title:The forgotten language; an introduction to the understanding of dreams, fairy tales, and myths.
135 F932f

Katelyn M. Noland 04-02-2009 11:58 AM

I obviously haven't been on here in a long time. Thanks everyone for the help! I'll definitely talk to Jordan about making dream symbolism a topic. :)

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