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The Almond and The Spider

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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:14 AM
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I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts that may help me come to better understand a dream I had recently.

Thank you in advance for any input.

I was admiring a beautifully woven spider web when all of a sudden the spider appeared out of nowhere in the middle of its web. While looking over this spiders delicate work, a gust of wind blew and it fell from its web. My immediate reaction was to "rescue" the fallen spider and return it to its carefully constructed home.. however another man came walking by at that moment and purposefully "squished" the spider underneath the sole of his shoe and walked off.

I knelt down to see if the spider survived but unfortunately it was dead. Immediately without any thought at all, I picked up the dead spider off the ground and placed it in my mouth and began chewing it up. Just when I came to my senses and almost spit it out in disgust, my teeth bit into something hard. I spit what was remaining out into my open hand.

It was a perfectly shaped almond that almost had a "glowing" type feel to it.

Although I had a strong urge to also eat this almond, I instead placed it into my pocket.





edit on 12-1-2015 by ProsceniumProtagonist because: almond eyes




posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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A web represents something confusing like a web of deceit or a problem you can't quite figure out. You spent a lot of time confounded by it. Sometimes, these can be composed of lies that form very, very pretty or attractive deceptions. Things we wish would be true. The spider is the spirit of that whole mess, and the man who crushed the spider for saved you from being taken in. That you tried to save the spider, even going so far as to try to swallow the lie at the heart of the web shows how much you wanted it to be true.

But when you had the crushed spider in your mouth and it turned hard and you spat it out, you stopped trying to lie to yourself, and the almost represents the lesson you learned from the experience. You take it with you as a reminder to not be so fooled again.

Just a silly pot shot at it.
edit on 12-1-2015 by ketsuko because: Because I thought faster than I typed and missed some stuff



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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Good job ketsuko

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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:45 AM
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The spider is the spirit of that whole mess, and the man who crushed you saved you from being taken.


Am I ultimately the spider in your interpretation?


and the almost represents


I had to correct my initial post from *almost** to *almond*, so forgive me if you read it post correction.

Thank you for the thoughts.


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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: ProsceniumProtagonist

No, it is early for me and I tend to think faster than I type. I meant "crushed the spider for you." You didn't see through it on your own, you had some help, perhaps spiritual, perhaps someone close to you.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I like your attempt Ketsuko



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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Double post. Nothing to add.
edit on 12amMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:58:54 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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Wow a triple post... *sigh*
edit on 12amMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:59:35 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ProsceniumProtagonist

No, it is early for me and I tend to think faster than I type. I meant "crushed the spider for you." You didn't see through it on your own, you had some help, perhaps spiritual, perhaps someone close to you.



I really enjoyed "digesting" your interpretation and that part felt off to me so I wanted to ask again for clarity.

You should have seen this web it created though.. Very very intricate. I couldn't help but want to return him to his home. I imagined it as taking him FOREVER to build. That is what got my attention first anyway, plus I am highly empathetic to all creatures by nature so when he "fell" I couldn't help but want to save him.

In daily life I have a strict "no squishing" rule and will even let them (insects/arachnids/bugs) stay inside when the weather is cold. If its nice outside that day they get gently nudged out of a window/door.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
Wow a triple post... *sigh*


I have a photo of a slightly misunderstood spider (your prize) but I'm currently unable to upload pictures. Your prize will have to wait.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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Remember kids, the creatures that are the most worthy of saving are herbivores first. Spiders breed worst than rabbits. Over 100 kids and they are carnivores. If you ever dream of carnivores it is obvious something is very wrong. Other than Dragons.
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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: makemap
Remember kids, the creatures that are the most worthy of saving are herbivores first. Spiders breed worst than rabbits. Over 100 kids and they are carnivores. If you ever dream of carnivores it is obvious something is very wrong. Other than Dragons.


Everything "feeds" of something these days. I'm only biased towards the vampiric "feeding" actions of creatures in general.

Side note.. I just spent the last 3 hours and 33 minutes wondering what my name would be if I were a Dragon.

Still got nothing on this particular muse of mine.

edit on 13-1-2015 by ProsceniumProtagonist because: ヽ(`⌒´)ノ



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: ProsceniumProtagonist

Remember, it's your psyche that does this. It has nothing to do with what you personally feel about spiders or their webs.

The fact that you think they're cool could just be another representation of how very cool and enticing the deception is or was.

Remember a spider web is really a very well-made trap. That's its purpose.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So many different ways to interpret things these days.

I find the Egyptians had an interesting take on spider symbolism.

It's interesting to me to see how 8 different people will see 8 different perspectives while looking at the same "thing".

Sometimes it's easy to get "stuck" only seeing one side of the coin I suppose.

Thank you for your thoughts.

Any ideas what an almond may symbolize?



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: ProsceniumProtagonist

"Any ideas what an almond may symbolize?"
... The kernel of truth?



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: f4andHALFtoads

If so that kernel of truth now resides inside my pocket..

If only I could remember what pair of pants I was wearing in the dream.

Also I forgot to mention the almond was located within the body of the spider. It didn't just "appear" like the spider did.

It wasn't until I began eating the spider that I bit into something hard and spat it out into my hand.
edit on 14-1-2015 by ProsceniumProtagonist because: (*゚▽゚)ノ



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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Do spiders taste good? The UN says that bugs are good food for humans, full of protein.

I don't kill spiders out of fear, I did that once when I found my first black widow, I actually regret that, and I hoped it made it down it's hole in time to avoid me. Another time, I was reaching under my porch to pull a tarp off of some stuff under there. I felt a large pair of fangs pinch my hand and when I looked down there I saw one of the largest wolf spiders I'd ever seen. I had grabbed the spider, but it never bit down all the way. I have total respect for the wolf spider now.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: ProsceniumProtagonist

Ketsuko has already accounted for the almond ('almost') being put into the pocket for the purpose of collecting and retaining the knowledge for future you to recall the web and the spider, however...

A cursory search of pockets in dream symbolism yields the notion that they may represent occult/hidden/secret knowledge, and, that putting something into a pocket implies being possessive and secretive of an idea...

Using Ketsuko's theory that you may have been taken in by ideas contained within a web of deceit and seemingly had a hard time letting go of it, then perhaps this represents again your absolute belief in these ideas.

So you are not retaining the almond to remind you about the web, but are secretly retaining some kernel of the idea that you absolutely refuse to let go of.

Some further reflection on your part as to where the web came from, or what you were experiencing before the web materialised, would perhaps be of use in this discussion.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: f4andHALFtoads

Thank you for the thought provoking words. I plan
on hashing out these thoughts when time allows.


To go into full detail about the events leading up to this dream would be slightly to personal in nature for me to express in such a "public" place as this.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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You should have a go at drawing the web even if you think you cannot draw and especially if you do. Sounds like a thing of beauty. Maybe there would be an equation to describe it if you are more mathmaticaly minded.

Maybe the spirit of the spider was you

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