I remember receiving a gift of a bundle of condor feathers-- a fan with a sturdy handle. I remember feeling the magnitude of the air that could be moved with them...
I did something similar to smudging for people, where I would fan them with the feathers, but without smoke. Any disease or negative energies were instantly removed from people and they were energized/vitalized. Wish I had more details, but this blip of memory just came to me.
To remember something in your dream, indicates that you have learned something significant from your past mistakes or previous experiences. The dream may also serve as a reminder of something important that is occurring in your waking life. You are so worried that you will forget something that the preoccupation has made its way into your dream.
To dream of healing, represents your need for emotional and/or physical healing. You need to find the power to rectify and care for the issues in your life.
Dreaming of healing, represents your need for emotional and/or physical healing. You need to find the power to rectify and care for the matters in your life.
Its symbolic significance depends on the shape and size. The large
flabellate fan is related to air and wind, and is the emblem of Chung-li Chuan, the
first of the Eight Chinese Immortals, who is said to have used it to revive the
spirits of the dead (5). A fan of this type is usually heart-shaped, and is sometimes decorated with feathers. The feathers stress the association with aerial and
celestial symbolism as a whole. It is an attribute of rank among several Asian and
African peoples, and is still so used—with a cosmic significance—by the Pope
(41). The characteristic Western fan is of the folding type, and hence associated
with the phases of the moon, so that its symbolism relates to imagination, change
and femininity. The changing pattern of phenomena, as shown in the rhythm of
moon-phases (non-being, appearance, increase, full being, decrease), is expressed
in terms of erotic, allegorical fan-language. So is the Heraclitean conception of
perpetual flux. A fan is used in this latter sense by Max Ernst in one of his
To see a fan in your dream, refers to the changes in your life. It may also signifies your need to calm down after a highly charged emotional situation or state.
To dream that you are fanning yourself or that someone is fanning you, represents your lack of self-confidence. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes secret desires.
To see a fan in your dreams, denotes pleasant news and surprises are awaiting you in the near future. For a young woman to dream of fanning herself, or that some one is fanning her, gives promise of a new and pleasing acquaintances; if she loses an old fan, she will find that a warm friend is becoming interested in other women.
Seeing a fan in your dream, refers to the changes in your life. It may also means your need to calm down after a highly charged emotional situation or state. Dreaming that you are fanning yourself or that someone is fanning you, represents your lack of self-confidence.
To see people you know in your dream, signifies qualities and feelings of them that you desire for yourself. If these people are from your past, then the dream refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It may represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings from your past relationships.
To see people you don't know in your dream, denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront or acknowledge.
Seeing people you know in your dream means qualities and feelings of those people that you desire for yourself. Seeing people you don't know in your dream indicates hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront. Seeing people from your past in your dream, refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It can represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings as your past relationships.
To dream that you are inflicted with a disease, forewarns of some illness or physical ailment. Sometimes your dreams are able to diagnose an illness before you are aware of the symptoms. Alternatively, the disease in your dream may be symbolic of some fear or tension that you are experiencing in your waking life.
To dream that you are diseased, denotes a slight attack of illness, or of unpleasant dealings with a relative.
For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness.
If a sick person dreams of disease itmeans recovery fromthe same. To youngmen
it is a warning against evil company and intemperance.
Dreaming that you are inflicted with a disease, foretells that you will catch a slight cold or cough. Sometimes you dreams are able to spot an illness before you are aware of the symptoms. Dreaming that you have an incurable disease, foretells that you will be single and loving it.
The antithesis of mud, since mud combines the Elements of earth and
water, whereas smoke corresponds to air and fire. There are some folklore traditions which attribute a beneficent power to smoke, which is supposed to possess
the magic ability to ward off the misfortunes that beset men, animals and plants
(21). On the other hand, the column of smoke is a symbol of the valley-mountain antithesis, that is, of the relationship between earth and heaven, pointing out the
path through fire to salvation (17). According to Geber, the alchemist, smoke
symbolizes the soul leaving the body.
To dream of smoke, foretells that you will be perplexed with doubts and fears.
To be overcome with smoke, denotes that dangerous persons are victimizing you with flattery.
Seeing smoke in your dream means that some trouble will be entering your life. You are suffering from confusion and anxiety. You are not seeing things clearly.
Of the four Elements, air and fire are regarded as active and male; water
and earth as passive and female. In some elemental cosmogonies, fire is given
pride of place and considered the origin of all things, but the more general belief is
that air is the primary element. Compression or concentration of air creates heat
or fire, from which all forms of life are then derived. Air is essentially related to
three sets of ideas: the creative breath of life, and, hence, speech; the stormy
wind, connected in many mythologies with the idea of creation; and, finally,
space as a medium for movement and for the emergence of life-processes. Light,
flight, lightness, as well as scent and smell, are all related to the general symbolism
of air (3). Gaston Bachelard says that for one of its eminent worshippers,
Nietzsche, air was a kind of higher, subtler matter, the very stuff of human
freedom. And he adds that the distinguishing characteristic of aerial nature is that
it is based on the dynamics of dematerialization. Thoughts, feelings and memories
concerning heat and cold, dryness and humidity and, in general, all aspects of
climate and atmosphere, are also closely related to the concept of air. According to
Nietzsche, air should be cold and aggressive like the air of mountain tops. Bachelard
relates scent to memory, and by way of example points to Shelley’s characteristic
lingering over reminiscences of smell.
To dream about the air, symbolizes creativity and intelligence. If the air is foggy or polluted, then it suggests that your thought process or mind is clouded.
To feel cold air in your dream, signifies discordance in your domestic relations and setbacks in your business affairs. You may be in danger of losing touch with reality.
To dream that you are breathing hot air, signifies the influence of evil around you.
This dream denotes a withering state of things, and bodes no good to the dreamer.
To dream of breathing hot air suggests that you will be influenced to evil by oppression.
To feel cold air, denotes discrepancies in your business, and incompatibility in domestic relations.
To feel oppressed with humidity, some curse will fall on you that will prostrate and close down on your optimistical views of the future.
Dreaming of inhaling unpleasant hot air might point to bad influences and bad forces at work against you, and cold air indicates some degree of failure professionally and emotionally.