Updated: Apr 24, 2022
Understanding our dreams is like peering through at what is just below the surface of one's own consciousness. Those hidden meanings, symbols and metaphors are keys to understanding why we make the decisions we do. They shape our perception of the world and how we see ourselves in it. I believe the Ancient Egyptians knew this because there were many dream manuals for interpretation and many copies made of dream manuals. Many dreams have been recorded and dream interpretation was open to everyone in all levels of society, not just the wealthy.
Understanding dreams was part of medical treatment and mental wellness. The Ramesside Dream Book, P. Chester Beatty, is just one of several dream manuals used by Ancient Egyptian priesthood. Please forgive the use of male pronouns. I kept to the original transliteration as much as possible.
If a man sees himself in a dream being pricked by a thorn
BAD it means he has been telling lies.
Inner torment for what we have said or might have done to gain advantage, even what might seem small at the time, telling little white lies, embellishing on our resume. Everyone does it right? All those little pricks that we do to ourselves and others, can eat at our conscious. Making us bleed, mentally, emotionally, energetically, spiritually. Costing us a little piece of ourselves every time.