Students of dream interpretation quickly learn that there are roughly twenty-five different types or purposes of dreams. By ‘types’ of dreams, I mean reasons why the dream is released. To unlock the meaning of a dream, we discover the source of a dream, the metaphoric meaning of symbols, and we have to discern WHY a dream is given.
Here is a list of dream purposes: (I will cover each one separately in future blogs. I also teach extensively about each one in my Dream Interpretation classes)
Calling or destiny dreams
Creative (or Invention)
Revelation or prophetic
Soul or self
Word of Knowledge
Many years of experience, practice, and study show the importance of identifying which of these categories a dream targets. A dreamer gains some understanding by exploring possible meanings of symbols, but recognizing the reason for the dream is the most crucial key to dream interpretation.