Dreams starting with M

Macaw
Macaw

Because of its long red feathers, the Maya regarded the macaw as a symbol of fire and solar energy. ‘The hieroglyphic kayab, depicting a macaw’s head, denoted the solstice and this the Chorti translated with a blazing Sun’. In the fives-court at Copan, six statues of macaws are drawn up in lines of three facing east and three facing west.

Magic
Magic

The symbolism of Magic refers to illusions, surprise and impossible feats of reality. Accordingly, in a dream sense, a magic act may represent an enactment of the seemingly impossible. In other words, we may be expressing extreme self confidence or conversely, a delusional sense of our superreal personal ability.

Magpie
Magpie

Magpies are commonly synonymous with tattlers and thieves, a fact easily explicable in terms of the bird’s behaviour. This is also why the magpie-thrush, the borling-borlang, symbolizes for the Montagnards of southern Vietnam the ancestor who taught them the art of conducting trials - or at least of holding palavers.

Mandala
Mandala

The archetypal image of a Mandala, replete with a square within a circle, symbolizes the infinite radiance of microcosm to macrocosm. Used in Hindu and Buddhist traditions to represent the foundation of universality, the mandala embodies the form (see Circle) of its own all-encompassing meaning.

Marsh
Marsh

While Europeans may read into the marsh the sense of sloth and idleness, Asia does not regard absence of movement as something negative. The Chinese hexagram t’ui, which duplicates the sign for still water, carries the meaning of concord, fulfilment and wealth. In Sumerian mythology, the marsh is passive, female, undifferentiated matter.