Your Dreams Explained

Part 3: 'I have a bream....'

civil rights and the art of coarse fishing



Both Freud and Jung observed that dreams often contain puns. Some nations use puns as part of their humour more than others so it follows that dreamers from those countries tend to use puns in their dreams.

Jokes are often based on these because they represent a simple but effective way of bringing together ideas that are normally considered to be unrelated.This is the basis of all originality and lateral thinking.

There are verbal puns where one word represents another with similar pronunciation but different spelling. For example, the woman who dreamed she was dressed in a long gilt dress soon realised this represented feelings of guilt that she would not allow to come to the surface. Some pun dreams are based on visual puns where a scene expresses an idea involving a different sense for the same word . An example of this is the woman who had no interest whatsoever in cricket yet dreamed of a game being played in her back garden. Relating this to her behaviour over a personal matter, she decided her attitude was 'not cricket'. There are also puns based on proper names. A baker may represent a Mr Baker whom the dreamer knows or, conversely, a dream about a garden could be hinting at someone with the name of Gardner.

'Understanding Dreams' by Nerys Dee ( Thorsons £5.99)

There, and you thought it was all rubbish. The most important thing about understanding dreams is to understand that nobody cares. At least nobody worth knowing unless it's your psychoanalyst. They are not real, they haven't happened, they are not premonitions but are the erratic neurological impulses from a brain that is on stand-by or 'sub-concious'. That is not to say that dreams can't offer an interesting insight for the dreamer into his or her subconcious - just keep it to yourself unless you put yourself on a par with Martin Luther King. Unfortunately the prominence of Edward De Bono's theories on lateral thinking came to late for King to have much impact on coarse fishing, but that doesn't stop us exploring the possibilities. Interestingly enough, King shared the political arena with JF Kennedy who unwittingly called himself a greasy sausage in an unintentional pun made during a speech in an unfamiliar language (some say it was a hamburger - and who did Carly simon write that song about?). Here are some dream definitions to fill the gaps in your nocturnal ommisions, see if you can work out a more rational explanation using puns.


To dream of scales:

Scales are an omen of discordant surroundings. you will usually find after dreaming of scales that everything goes awry, and quarrels and dissatisfaction show themselves in the family circle causing deep chagrin.

To dream of hooks:

To dream of hooks is an omen that you will be displeased beyond endurance at the discourteous treatment afforded you whilst among newly made aquaintances

To dream of soles:

To dream of soles denotes that you have opportunities to make yourself a fortune and be favoured by the rich and powerful in avoidance of dire calamity portending to a talented lover.

To dream of a net:

A net may portend to fear of capture in the act of despicable practices, bringing shame and disrepute upon your family.

To dream of a river:

If you see a clear, smooth flowing river in your dreams you will soon succeed to the enjoyment of delightful pleasures, and prosperity will bear flattering promises. If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable or and jealous contentions in your life.

To dream of flasks:

Flasks are good to dream of if filled with transparent liquid. You will overcome all obstacles of affairs and prosperous engagements will ensue. If the flask is empty, coming trouble will envelop you in meshes of sinister design forcing a strategy of disengagement

To dream of stools:

To see a stool in your dreams denotes failure to meet some obligation. If you are not careful you may evacuate your most profitable places and be out of humour in unsatisfactory states.


To be continued.....................I'll post parts 1&2 when I find them.