A situation of war in a dream indicates a clash of unconscious elements
of the dreamer's personality or problems from the past which have
not been overcome.
Water is vitally necessary for any kind of life on this earth.
It is a symbol of psychic energy - referring to the 'water of life'.
Weapons like machine guns or other firearms are signals of over
dominant aggressive tendencies. In psychoanalysis, these
weapons are seen as sexual symbols..
As a rule, dreams of weddings are references to a couple's life
together, not without problems
nowadays. A sacrificial ritual is often also experienced.
It is an indication that every tie or bond means sacrificing independence.
The nature of the dream sacrifice, however, rarely refers to reality
but much more to the dreamer's own fears.
In a dream, the witch appears as a negative mother-symbol.
She embodies the bewitching, threatening and destructive aspects
of womanhood. It is she who bewitches man and precipitates
him into sexual dependency.
Woman, unknown woman
Unknown females in women's dream's are symbols of the dreamer's
alter ego or shadow, as Jung called it. Their activities
serve the purpose of making the consciousness aware of unconscious
attributes or modes of behavior. If unknown female figures
appear in men's dreams, they symbolizes the female elements discernible
in every male personality. Jung's name for this psychic
aspect of the male personality is the Anima. To a certain
extent, the figure of the Anima embodies the man's female spiritual
characteristics - his moods, his feelings, his misgivings - as
well as the nature of his relationship with women in reality.
The development of this side of his personality is decided naturally
by his mother. The ideal image of women which a man carries in
his psyche is illustrated by the figures of unknown women in his
dreams. Their actions show the dreamer which expectations he is
projecting onto his partner in real life. Experience has
shown that most conflicts arise when this image does not correspond
with the real-life woman.
If the figure of an older woman appears, who bears the characteristics
of one's own mother or grandmother, the relationship of the dreamer
to these women should be taken into account when interpreting
the dream. If, however, the figure of the older woman is
unfamiliar, then (according to Jung) we have the archetypal symbol
of the Great Mother.