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Dream about Mushrooms and Meaning

The mushroom image within the dream world is closely related to the ancient death-birth dialectic . As living beings belonging to the plant kingdom, they have very atypical characteristics: they are devoid of chlorophyll and need, in order to live, substances already previously elaborated by other living beings, not being able to elaborate and manufacture them by themselves.

They are born and develop within real substrates of macerated substances, where humidity, leaves and other types of mold create the preconditions for their proliferation; In a layer of nature, apparently dead, the fungus draws its life force.

The anthropological reworking of the image of the fungus transforms it into the quintessential symbol of metempsychosis .

The multiple meanings of fungi and mushrooms in dreams

The earth , the mud, as well as the humidity that acts as glue, are symbols that summarize the human unconscious ; an environment in constant motion, chaotic, devoid of form, where everything is in power and nothing is happening.

This substratum is often made up of the remains of plant organisms and not decomposing ones, such as foliage and insects, and it would suffice to dig a little to discover all the arcane secret, here it is that the earth, like the human unconscious, has secrets submerged, hidden, stirred , which can reemerge as mushrooms in the middle of the fall season.

Its presence reminds the dreamer that everything that disappears, dies or is hidden and removed, can be reborn in another way and with new energy; From the earth and from our internal movements, therefore, “visible” manifestations arise that can indicate unexpressed feelings, needs or sleep needs, and hidden qualities .

The function of this symbol warns the dreamer of the appearance of new vital energies , and of their constant perpetuation through different forms, contents that rise to the scale of the unconscious and reach our consciousness, that sprout above our psychic substratum and which can be collected, paying attention to the poisonous ones obviously!

It is no coincidence that most Eastern cultures hold the fungus in high regard on a symbolic level.

People like the Chinese or the Indians have their mystical roots in metempsychosis and in the myth of reincarnation; the fungus, with its ability to be born where death reigns, is empirical proof of such beliefs according to which the life of each individual is eternal, but destined to change form, manifestation.

From this point of view, death would be a simple transitional event between one form of life and another. In China, the mushroom is the symbol of immortality , especially in popular literature, perhaps also because of the possibility of drying and preserving them for long periods of time.

In the symbolic framework of reference, other secondary characteristics must also be considered, but essential for the proliferation of the fungus: elements such as humidity, rain and full moon , aquatic and purely feminine elements that are related to the concept of fertility contribute to its birth. Also, the speed with which they grow is emblematic of wealth and abundance .

On the other hand, the typically upright shape, rounded at the apex, is overtly phallic , and according to some Freudian interpreters it is connected to the image of a small penis, a prelude to a possible inferiority complex or strong sexual desire repressed by the dreamer. .

It must also be remembered that any interpretation that wants to achieve a certain degree of veracity must take into account many other minor and personal elements that vary from one individual to another and that are usually the most important in hermeneutic computation; dreaming of collecting mushrooms can indicate the search for new ideas and creative inspirations; dreaming of eating mushrooms could draw the dreamer’s attention to their willingness to give free rein to their dream desires, while coming across poisonous mushrooms could be a warning of possible danger in the professional environment.

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