This is the spiritually irresponsible part of our nature. We have not yet put ourselves on the correct spiritual path and need to do so. Consult the entries for chaos and joke / joker as well as the information on villain in archetypes.
That side of the personality where chaos may reign, and where, unless some spiritual understanding can be attained, is seen as dark. Also darkness is full of mystery and part of the unknown, the obscurity which hides the divine.
Cutting through a angle of trees or undergrowth in a dream is part of the hero’s journey towards spiritual autonomy. He must work hard to overcome chaos in order to succeed.
1. Fear of the unknown, ignorance. 2. Pessimism, fear of failure. 3. Depression, despair (lost in darkness). 4. Chaos of emotions.
The imp can represent the uncontrolled negative part of ourselves, that part that instinctively creates chaos and takes great joy in doing so. It is perhaps an aspect of loss of control.
Most dreams in which there is a liquid being churned, boiled or made to move in some way link back to a very primitive sense of chaos (lack of order). This indicates we may need to reassess our creative abilities to make use of the energy available to us.
The dragon is traditionally the guardian of power. The original of all dragons was a version of the serpent tiamat goddess of chaos and darkness. In conquering the dragon, spiritually we become custodians of our own future.
Dreams about pirates suggest that some person or situation is bringing chaos to your emotional life. You may feel that someone is preventing your creativity. This dream can also be a symbol that you have desires to take more risks in your life.
Salt is a dream symbol that presages chaos and discord. Your waking life situations are apt to reflect this with quarrels in the family and friends. If you see yourself salting meat in your dream, you’ll soon find yourself falling behind in debts you owe, and being harassed because of them.
In dreams, the trickster is literally that part of ourselves that can create havoc and chaos in our lives. A kind of practical joker, possibly presenting as the jester or fool, he symbolizes the anarchic aspect of the personality. It is our choice as whether we choose to confront or integrate him.