Dear Friends ,
I publish the following dream interpretaion exercise I conducted with one of the members in which he also interpreted his own dream using some  elements of my analysis. His own interpretaion appears to be quite satisfactory and a new insight about how to live has been gained. There may be others who may want do something similr. These are rules:

A. You can send your dreams privately and if you want you can use a pseudoname. However basic personal details like sex age marital status etc if provided will help.

B. The interpretation will be send to you privately and you can enter into a discussion etc till we work out  together the right interpretation

C.If necessary the whole exercise, like the present one will be published in the internet withholding the personal identity, of course and that too only if permission is granted.




Your writeup on dream analysis was fascinating.

How would you interpret the following dream ?

I had a strange dream last night. I bike my way through an open gate into a private garden and I see a majestic bull pacing back and forth. There was a moat like separation between the bull and me. The bull saw me and wants to take me by his horns and comes around by another way. An old woman, whom I do not know,but she seems to know me, is calling for the owner to save me.  The bull comes behind me and the woman holds the gate open, shouts at me to bike away fast to escape being hurt. I hear the sounds of the approacing bull and try hard to press the predal but the wheels move slower. At this point I woke up.
...INTERPRETATION  1(Loga).............

Biking away is your existence , the way you live. Since bike is the vehicle, life is tolerably good. However somehow you enter a private garden and this maybe  your private personal life. It may be a liking for a  woman perhaps other than your wife, if you are married, other than your lover if you have one and you are unmarried.. It may also be  involvement with a married woman. The bull may be the husband of the woman or at least a POWER of SIVA, the Nandhi that attacks your moral conscience and create mental depression and worries of a devastating kind. If the what you describe is black in
colour or a buffalo, it may even be an encounter with death-like experience. The bull seems to be persisitent doesn't want to give up till it really attacks you. However your forwarned by an old woman who is actualy the MOTHER, the UMAI AMMAI who calls possibly SIVA to help you by alerting in your conscience the unethical character of some of your behaviuor. The Mother opens the gate in the sense provides insights that would allow you to escape from your dilemma but you are a bit slow in taking up the solution. It may also be possible that your attachment is very strong that you may
find it diffficult to give up on it.

I kept on thinking about your dream and another possibility also occured to me. It may be possible there is a man in your professional circle whom you have offended unknowingly by being a threat to his personal life. It may be racial hatred of some kind or mere professional jealousy. He wants to get rid off you  and waiting for a chance.The Unconscious in you, the old woman, is aware of the threat and is seeking divine grace to help you out. It may a woman close to you having an intuition about it. It may be possible that another opening in professional life is made vailable to you as a way of
escaping from the dilemma but with which you are not very happy.

Please think about this possiblity as well and let me have  some feed back. Such uncertainlies arise because I dont know the personal details related to the dream.


I thank you for the two possible explanations of my dream.

I think the first explanations is not correct and the second one may be aprtially correct. The reasoning is as follows.

 I am a happily marrried man with two girls (23, 18), one of them graduating next week (BS Maths major)
and the other in the last year of high school. I have no extra marital affairs, contemplated or involved. So the first explanation is not correct.

In the professional level I am about to retire. It is true that there is another opportunity. Two potential job opportunities,
looming in the horizon, one in the east coast and the other in Europe . I don't want either of them.
However, based on your analysis pattern I have a third explanation to offer.

 I come from a very religious background. My grandfather used to do puja/prayers for 4 hours every day. This shrunk to 2 hours in my father's time. In my life the time I spend is less than 15/30 minutes. My mother who is 82, living with me here, is constantly asking me to spend more time in prayers/pujas. I am somewhat reluctant to make a commitment. In the dream, the bull as you surmised stands for Shiva, who is chiding me for lack of reverence (biking in front of him
as opposed to walking). The woman, Divine Mother or my own wants to rescue me from his wrath. The slow biking shows reluctance to modify my ways and a desire to escape the obligations/commitments.

I thank you for your illuminating analysis and comments.