Dream symbol Ivory


elephant, tusks, precious, noble, valuable

Generally, the tusks of the elephant are called ivory, but the tusks and canines from the walrus as well as the hippopotamus are also processed in the same way. For centuries or even millennia, ivory has served as a valuable raw material, handled as precious as gold and processed for cult purposes or even religious objects of use.

In the past, it was not so easy to find this ivory, because these mammals with their quite defensible teeth were difficult to hunt down. This changed drastically with the 20th century and man in his greed began, technically advanced, to shoot these peace-loving colossi in large quantities. In Africa, the elephant is considered extinct of its species and has been placed under conservation.

Nevertheless, the demand for these noble teeth is as great as ever.

Linked with the dream image "ivory" is undeniably thus also the elephant. On the one hand, ivory can appear in the dream in the form of finely crafted jewelry, on the other hand, the dream can also refer to the good nature of elephant animals and the tusks as a sign of strength. Again, there are various interpretations of this symbol.

General dream interpretation

Ivory symbolizes preciousness, which must be guarded and protected like a treasure from robbers. Since ivory consists of the elephant's tusks, they are also a symbol of male-animal sexuality.

Dream analysis generally interprets the meaning of ivory in a dream to mean that the dreamer is dissatisfied with his current work. This precious ivory in the dream also symbolizes the pure and noble character of the dreamer. Even more, in dream interpretation, ivory is considered a symbol of prosperity, happiness and health.

If one sees ivory in a dream, it means that the person in question is developing talent for writing and is gaining recognition through precise expression. If the dreamer finds the ivory in his sleep like a treasure, he will receive a precious gift from a dear person. If the ivory breaks in the dream, it indicates that there will be a loss of teeth.

Psychological dream interpretation

Ivory psychoanalytically stands as a symbol of the soul, with the white ivory representing the conscious mind and the black representing the subconscious mind. In dreams, unprocessed aspects from life wash up to the surface of conscious transparent perception.

Also in ancient works of Homer the great importance of ivory appears, as Penelope in the Odyssey tells about two gates. One gate is made of horn and the other of ivory, and only the dreams that come through the ELFENBEINTOR will be fulfilled.

If even an ivory tower appears in the dream, it indicates that the dreamer of this dream is not easily accessible. Perhaps this dream could refer to the seclusion in which the person concerned lives, sitting in his "ivory tower", so to speak. In this case, the dream invites to give free rein to his emotions.

Spiritual dream interpretation

On the spiritual dream level, the symbol "ivory" stands as a symbolization for the female principle. In shamanism, the elephant is a power animal that stands for contact with the earth . Furthermore, it also points to the wisdom of the ancestors and also conveys strength and patience.


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