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The Dream Book of Astrampsychos
Byzantium, 9th century e.v.
Translated by Monty Cantsin
To walk on glowing coal shows damage through the hands of foe.
To hold pears in your hands means ruin of your hopes.
Sluggish movements mean paths of trial and tribulation.
If you imagine to be carried into a cave, you will go abroad.
The sight of stars means greatest fortune to mankind.
If you walk on roofing tiles, you will escape the enemy's assault.
Dreaming of cows brings bad luck.
Consumption of grapes foretells pouring rain.
Thunderclaps in a dream are angelic words.
Eating figs indicates idle gossip.
Milk gives an mild mind.
Milk foils the enemy's evil plans.
If you laugh in a dream, you will badly be tempered.
If you see yourself as a veteran, you will be venerated.
If you sit there naked, you will loose your possessions.
A disgusting smell equals bitter frustration.
If someone blows smoke at you, this dream is severe.
Dirt and dust reveal flaws of the soul.
If you dine with friends, reconciliation will come.
To hug a good friend brings great advantage.
He who dreams to be in a large church will be left in the lurch with a charge.
If your belt tears, the voyage is soon to be over.
If you hold nails in your hands, you will see the stings of your enemies.
To watch the sea in quiet movement is good a foretoken.
If you die in a dream, you life will be free of worries.
Consumption of lettuce announces discomfort.
If you sail through swamps, your soul will be damaged.
To dream of a black horse is not good at all.
White horses foretell the appearance of angels.
Flying brings fortune, and it foretells success.
If you meet a fox, expect follow-ups.
If you catch a falcon, you get all you wish.
If you weep in a dream, you will be filled with joy.
A broken stick doesn't come to a good end.
To hold keys in your hands means to possess a strong character.
If you carry a bough, expect prosecution.
If you sit on a dung heap, you will commit criminal acts.
To fall from a slope points at a mishap.
Barking dogs announce loss through villains.
If you believe to sit in a pit or a well, there's nothing good you will face.
If somebody speaks in a dream, this dream is true.
Lions announce battles with enemies.
To dream of white skin is very auspicious.
To wear white garments is the very best.
A wolf opening wide his jaws points to idle gossip.
A drawn blade stands for battles and blares.
Hugging one's mother is a dream that predicts fortune.
A mouse clearly unveils manners and conduct.
Dead cattle give rise to starvation.
If you see the deceased, it will cease your business.
If you hold a ghost, expect sorrow and suffering.
To swim in the stormy sea brings worry and grief;
if you swim in the quiet sea, this dream is fortunate.
Withered trees are signs of futile efforts.
Pearls are symbols of a flood of tears.
Wine running out of jugs or casks ends anger and frustration.
Polluted wine means much suffering.
If you drink wine, expect evil deals.
If you clean yourself from dirt, you will be free of sorrow.
To climb a mountain predicts a daring enterprise.
If you see olive oil, you will escape all disasters.
He who treads down serpents will destroy the stings of his enemies.
All joy of love will result in long suffering.
If you wear shackles, expect bad things to come.
The sight of pigeons announces damage.
If you sit on a rock, cling to your great expectations.
A clear fountain dissolves any grief of the heart.
He who washes his feet will shake off all sorrow.
To have flat feet means to suffer.
If you dream that your legs and feet are cut off, don't start your journey.
If you believe to go up in flames, people will spread defamations about you.
To watch a foal running means something mysterious.
If your skin turns dark, this omen is bad for everyone.
To wear a black robe is a bad dream.
A purple robe gives rise to long suffering,
a scarlet robe gives successful outcome.
To wear regalia destroys hopes.
Sparrows which escape you announce losses.
If you cling to a column, expect God's mercy.
To break a sword means to break the enemy's power.
Wasps in a dream announce damage through devious people.
If you sit on a wall, fortune will be your's.
To run in a dream promises life under secured conditions.
He who dreams that his hair is cut off will stagnate in his business.
He whose hair falls out is threatened with great danger.
If you eat sweet things, you will go through bitter times.
To dream to be blind is greatly auspicious.
Dripping water predicts the advance of enemies.
To drink clear water points to advantages,
cloudy water to grief and sorrow.
If you see a rabbit, you will have to walk on laborious ways.
To kiss or to love causes lengthy quarrels with enemies.
The tossing sea predicts trouble in business.
To dream of bright stars will clear up conditions.
He who washes his hands will be free of sorrow.
A falcon escaping one's hands brings bad fate to rulers.
If the shirt is torn to pieces, annoying worries will be dissolved.
Fall of snow predicts bitter hostility to opponents.
If you possess gold, your wishes will not be fulfilled.
(A raging river means a malevolent master.)
To receive or eat eggs brings trouble and annoyance.
breaking, burning, cleaning,
climbing, crying, cutting off,
dining, dripping, eating,
escaping, falling, hugging,
kissing, laughing, loving,
movement, sailing, speaking,
swimming, tearing, tossing,
treading down, turning,
cattle, cow, dog,
horse, lion, mouse,
rabbit, serpent, wasp,
cave, church, column,
pit, roofing tiles, wall
bright, clear, cloudy,
dark, dead, flat,
polluted, quiet, sluggish,
animals, friends, ghosts,
dead, dirt, feet,
hair, hands, legs,
(dining, eating), eggs,
figs, grapes, lettuce,
milk, oil, pears,
sweets, water, wine
- Household Items/Hardware
casks, coal, food,
key, nails, roofing tiles,
shackles, stick, sword
cave, coal, dirt,
dung, dust, flames,
food, fountain, mountain,
rock, sea, smells,
smoke, snow, stars,
[colors, dark, cloudy]
[household items, sword]
[attributes, clear, white]
[household items, water, wine]
[nature, architecture, pit, well]
[activities, washing, clear, dirt]
[attributes, dark, black]
[household items, nature, flames]
[attributes, black, cloudy]
[nature, body, dung,
[animals, barking, fox,
[animal products, nature,
cows, dirt, dust, smells]
[nature, dirt, dung]
[activities, dining, food]
[animal products, food]
[nature, water, river]
[animals, dogs, wolf]
[household items/hardware, pearls]
[activities, kissing, love]
[activities, hugging, love]
[activities, hugging, kissing]
[animal products, food]
[animal products, clothing,
[clothing, robe, garments]
[nature, water, fountain,
[architecture, household items]
[activities, swimming, sea, movement]
swimming, water, river]
[nature, mountain, pit]
[nature, body, animals,
food, dirt, dung]
[activities, cutting off]
[activities, cleaning, clear, dirt]
sea, snow, swimming]
[activities, crying, laughing]
[animals, dog, fox]