Ivory

Augurs abundance and success (Gypsy). Held as a precious substance by orientals.

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Erosion

Erosion being the wearing down of a hard substance, it symbolizes submission to higher spiritual forces or principles.

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Besmear

(Brand; Stigmatize; Smut) To spread something with an unctuous substance in a dream means being sanctimonious, self-righteous or false.

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Elixir

A substance such as an elixir, which has undergone several processes to reach a state of purity, symbolizes a process of psychological change which many people go through, bringing understanding of ourselves and others.

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Stage

1. One does not feel connected with one’s true self. 2. Someone is being deceptive. 3. In a sense, life is more performance than substance. 4. One needs to be the center of attention. 5. Everyone else is playing a role too (“all the world’s a stage”).

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Tayammum

(arb.) Performing one’s ritual ablution but without water in a dream means the nearing solutions of one’s problems. Tayammum is usually performed instead of the regular ablution in the absence of water, or because of a preventing illness, etcetera. However, observingthe religious rites and substance ofthe act remains solemn. Tayammum in a dream also may […]

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Fabric

Originally simply any manufactured substance – and only later specifically textile – fabric in dreams is symbolic of the physical world. The colour and texture may be important in interpretation.

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Lead (Metal)

Lead as a substance is less used nowadays than it used to be, but still has the connotations of a base metal. In dreams it can indicate that the time is ripe for transformation and transmutation. We need to instigate changes to give a better quality to our lives.

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Mistletoe

Mistletoe represents the essence of life. In myth it was used to kill baldur the norse god of peace. Thought by the druids to be an ‘in between’, or a gateway to other worlds, it is a divine healing substance.

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Honey / Honeycomb

As a healing substance, honey has the power to regenerate. It symbolizes both immortality and rebirth. The honeycomb symbolizes the perfect construction.

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