What are spiral dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like spiral.
Spirals in dreams is a very uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.3% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 300 dreams.
What are the major highlights of spiral dreams?
Spirals is a normal dream symbol. Having spirals in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Spiral dreams are associated with lucid dreaming
Dreams of spirals are much more related to lucid dreaming than all other dream symbols. Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Of course, not all dreams of spirals are lucid dreams. But dreams of spirals are more related to lucid dreams than 90% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include dismissals, sleep paralysis, ears, unicons, Kuwait, realizing, calendars, wizards, three eyes, and psychologists.
What symbols more present in dreams of spirals?
Spiral dreams are notable because they have substantially more floating, talismans, castles, stairs and ladders, descending, ascending, armor, movement, climbing, libraries, hairdressers, Frodo, Costa Rica, general movement, makeup, metal, dungeons, caves, museums, compensation, parts of buildings, hallways, janitors, dragons, accents, Saudi Arabia, vision, mansions, ancestors, balconies, rainbows, camels, qualities, paths, entrances, scarves, senses, bobcats, cubes, journeys, circles, flies, tents, places, pools, cartoons, cocaine, chimneys, ballet, floors, roots, below, large celestial bodies, getting fired, bankruptcy, walls, acid, squares, rocks, and psyches than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of spirals?
Spiral dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, dead bodies, pregnancy, verbs, birthdays, social media, waking life, angels, kissing, the night, villages, doctors, romantic partners, old friends, falling in love, relationship events, childhood homes, former partners, love, kittens, genitals, pain, babies, uncles, helping, being naked, and kidnapping than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of spirals affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of spirals
Who is in spirals dreams?
Overall, dreams with spirals are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are more related to insects than dreams in general. They are less related to distant people, less related to family, and less related to romantic partners.
What are the emotions in spirals dreams?
Overall, dreams with spirals are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are much more related to fun than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to grief and sorrow.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in spirals dreams?
Overall, dreams with spirals are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are more related to human places, more related to natural places, and more related to magical places than dreams in general. They are less related to home.
What happens in spirals dreams?
Overall, dreams with spirals are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are more related to disasters than dreams in general.
How do spirals in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with spirals are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are much more related to lucid dreams and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general. They are less related to recurring nightmares and less related to waking life.
How do spirals in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with spirals are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spirals are much more related to vision than dreams in general. They are less related to smelling.
How can you make sense of spirals in dreams?
Spiral dreams are very uncommon. Among other things spiral dreams are normally interconnect and are associated with lucid dreaming.
Do you think this is true for your dream of spirals? How might your dream of spirals be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience spirals in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about spirals in dreams. See how you feel about spirals now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of spirals?
Spiral shapes are common in dreams about the development of the psyche in the quest toward wholeness. The spiral is basically a circle leading toward a center, and that image sums up the process of becoming whole as a person, of actualizing your potential, what Carl Jung calls individuation.
In the image of a spiral you see progress, coming to points in life where you were previously but this time are further along, and next time around you’ll be further along still. Whether or not it represents progress in your outer life or inner life depends on the direction of movement. Center-out movement shows progress in your outer life. Outside-in shows progress in your inner life. Clockwise movement is toward your outer life, and counter-clockwise movement is toward your inner life.
Circular movement around a central point, especially if it’s a tornado, symbolizes the energy of the psyche. See: Circles, Tornados
A dream could use a spiral to show lack of progress, too. You can tell the difference from your feelings. When you make progress in your life or your consciousness, it feels good.
To further explore the symbolism of spirals and relation to consciousness, look up Dan Winter’s explanation of infinite nondestructive compression.
See also: Circles, Egos, Psyches, Pyramids, Tornados
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of spirals
Read some real dream reports of spiral dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Weirdest nightmare ever
There was a camp? Where you could choose what type of call you want to go to, you get an ID and go to type all your info into a certain computer that has sign-ups for the types of camps. I chose “heavy metal camp”, because I saw my friend choosing it, but she ended up changing her mind… I went home. When we drove back to camp, I got to the place where “heavy metal camp” was. There were 3 people, two PE coaches and a counselor. Then the other kids came. There was a large spiral-ish slide looking thing that towered above us. A creature said every day we must run up it without falling and it gets worse after a week. We also played guitar to fight away monsters. It was horrifying. There were two girls that were inseparable, Isabella and Abigail. Abigail was dressed as an archer and and Isabella was dressed as a huntress. We began the monster hunting, as boulders started to fall, and they sadly passed. After we left camp, we saw the area where the “heavy metal camp” took place. The computer said “out of order” on it. Next to the main one, there was also “death metal camp”, “metal gear camp”, and “metal gear solid camp”. I went to the school-themed area of the building, looking at the academia camps. There was a newspaper labeled “The archer and the huntress”, which showed pictures of Abigail and Isabella.. I ended up choosing “art camp” though, no one passed away, but we fought rabid dogs in alleyways with paint bombs…
There was a camp? Where you could choose what type of call you want to go to, you get an ID and go to type all your info into a certain computer that has...
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Dreaming about swinging down absolutely gorgeous spiral staircase and ending up at ground level to sign up to a monastary
I was playing with my neice. I believe it was hide and go seek or perhaps I was just running away from her and she was chasing me sorta game. Anyway I wanted to hide. I took a bunch of bedsheets already tied up together to swing(?) down the most gorgeous wooden stairs I've ever seen.
Dream me wanted to land somewhere in the middle of this building to hide. But I'm not sure what happened but I missed the middle and ended up at the ground level of the building. I was disappointed I didn't get to the middle but thought to myself "she'll never guess I'm in the ground floor anyway, so this is cool it works out". When I got there I was greeted by either monks or nuns ? And I wanted to see if I could register to join them. They did say they had open spaces but I was afraid of how much it was gonna cost since the building itself was stunning.
I understand spiral staircases signify a spiritual journey but what I've read so far nobody really explains what sliding/swinging down means?
I was playing with my neice. I believe it was hide and go seek or perhaps I was just running away from her and she was chasing me sorta game. Anyway I wanted to...
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Yet another universe
I dreamt about waking up on a bench in a park overlooking water. The water and sky where purple, both the moons too. There where trees that where crystal obelisks with orbs floating above the points and swirl orbs surround said orb and obelisk forming a spiral shaped leafage. In the background you could see city lights and boat akin to Hong Kong at night. But the architecture was alien. You could see galaxies and stars whizzing by in the sky. And there was a woman waiting for me, begging for me to come find her. I woke up with melancholy.
I dreamt about waking up on a bench in a park overlooking water. The water and sky where purple, both the moons too. There where trees that where crystal...
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Last night I had a crazy dream where I was god knows where, next to my friend who happens to be a girl ( I am a guy), and the first thing I remember her saying was that she broke up with her boyfriend, which makes no sense because in the real world, she’s been dating the same guy for about half a year at this point so not a super long time but still it threw me. Anyways, the dream didn’t really go fully sexual just some light physical affection throughout it all and that’s about all I remember. (It should be noted I’ve never had feelings for her but its all subject to change at any time I guess.) Except for today when I talked to her she said she had dumped her boyfriend as of yesterday, which sent me into an existential spiral. Any help explaining or just walking me through what the hell happened here would be a great help.
Last night I had a crazy dream where I was god knows where, next to my friend who happens to be a girl ( I am a guy), and the first thing I remember her saying...
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My Dream 😴 Last Night Was Weird AF and Im disturbed by it. This Guy was trying to escape these people attacking him and he was falling Off The Balcony like just hands 🙌🏾
He was about to fall then this big guy like a bodyguard type dude, came and grabbed him but he was still slipping, so another bodyguard guy comes to help and they finally pull him in.
well after they save him, they say "We helped you, now what are you gonna do for us"
then they told him they wanted (anal sex) the thing is he was smiling and happy to do it; like very into it.
they were getting it in and it was disgusting to watch but my dream made me watch it!!!
then when they got done the face was clear and the guy was super skinny and his face was snoopdogg's face with spiral 🌀 curls perfectly in tact.
please help me understand.
He was about to fall then this big guy like a bodyguard type dude, came and grabbed him but he was still slipping, so another bodyguard guy comes to help and...
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