Dreams of teeth are generally assumed to
have sexual significance. This is, however, only to some extent
correct. The development of the teeth runs parallel to man's physical
development, and simultaneously indicates the process of aging.
If the dream teeth stand for sexual potency, then they also symbolize
aggressive tendencies. Teeth which fall our can be seen as
a symbol of general loss of potency.
Should a theft occur, this indicates a
loss threatened by lack of attention on the dreamer's part. It may
indicate the dreamer's loss of contact with the world about him.
With the image of the toilet, the dream
is referring to the natural process (natural also in the psychic
realm) of the discharge of the undigested remains of problems which
have already been worked through spiritually.
In a dream, the tongue symbolizes the fertilizing and creative
side of the intellect.
If the dream takes place in a town or in
the home town, it is referring in some way to the dreamer's spiritual
home, but in a broader sense. It is the realm of psychic affairs,
formed by coming to terms with the world outside and relating to
it. In the symbolic language of earlier times, the town can
appear in dreams as mother figure.
The fairytale situation where the dreamer
unexpectedly finds treasure indicates that unexploited talents or
potential lie within him and should, like the treasure, be unearthed.
The symbolic significance of the tree is
usually the tree of life. The tree may appear as an image
of the dreamer's personal life, but can also refer to the family
situation over a period of generations, just as the expression 'family