Friday, October 8, 2010

Bomb Shelter

originally published March 21, 2003

Dear Peregrin,

I was in town and this siren went off. Everyone started to panic and started to run into this music shop. I didn't know what was going on... I ran with the people and they were going down stairs of this shop. They went into this big square mettalic room which looked like a shelter. I was scared because i didn't know what was going on. The siren slowed down and the mettalic dorrs shut. It was a nuclear shelter. A nuclear bomb went off then the shelter broke apart as it was not strong enough then it ended.

Please find out what this means!


Good morning, Stefan.

In light of the current hysteria over the possibility of terrorist attacks increasing as we draw closer to war, I'm not terribly surprised to find nuclear bombs and shelters showing up in people's dreams. Remember, though, that the nuclear bomb in your dream most likely represents an event which is not quite so cataclysmic, although it is probably affects you personally in a way that you regard as such.

Anxiety can express itself many ways in dreams. In your dream you are first afraid but do not know exactly why. You have a fear that your world is about to end, you're trapped, and your defenses are not adequate.

Your shelter is under a music store, and you share it with many other people. This could represent your peer group, which hints that you consider your friends your defense against disaster. Because they cannot help and are, in fact, just as trapped as you, gives a bit of a clue toward the nature of the disaster, but not enough to pin it down to anything specific. Some possibilities:

  • A move to another city, away from your friends. I favor this one because the shelter "breaks apart."

  • A divorce or break-up.

  • Graduation from high school or college.

  • Losing a job.

  • Each of these events can be seen as the end of one's world, and so could countless others. Remember, though, that most endings also carry with them new beginnings. Your dream didn't go that far, but your life will.

    Pleasant dreams,


    1 comment:

    1. Dear Peregrin,
      Thank You. Your service was brilliant
      At last I can come to rest of what my dream means!
      Blessed Be!