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What does it mean when you dream about devouring something?

Being eaten in a dream can reflect our feelings of being “eaten up” by someone or by the demands of our lives. If we are the devourer, then it can indicate that we are hungering for something, or that we are possessive. Being swallowed whole by a large creature is a widespread shamanic motif for personal transformation (e.g., Jonah and the whale). (See also Eating, Hunger).

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The first chapter of The Devourers ( Penguin; ` 499) and the setting of the encounter, surrounded by the shrill bauls and the smoky environment, give the whole situation an otherworldly charm -- one that the author himself has experienced.
While guzzling leftovers the morning after the night before might not sound all that appealing, or indeed that healthy, actually - in one very important way - these cold pizza/ curry/chow mein devourers are doing a very good thing.
His grand novel, Viragzabalok (2009; Devourers of flower), was only a critical, not a popular, success; Darvasi does not possess the epic breadth of a Peter Nadas or a Laszlo Krasznahorkai.
This adaptor can hold a whopping 64GB of data in its diminutive frame, just the extension your handset memory needs to satisfy even the biggest devourers of digital content.
Then, when their devourers are themselves killed, or die of natural causes, shortly afterwards, those plant fragments are preserved in their teeth for later analysis by modern palaeontologists.
Here is a great variety, indeed a wealth of gourmet recipes to try, with an emphasis on the best of seasonal produce, that will enhance the daily health of its fans and devourers.
When Thomas Browne claims that we are all cannibals, he does so not with the intent to languor in a paralysis of relativistic mumbling but to effect changes in how we live in the material world: "we are what we all abhor, anthropophagi and cannibals, / devourers not only of men, but of ourselves; and that not in an / allegory, but a positive truth; for all this mass of flesh which we / behold, came in at our mouths: this frame wee look upon, hath / been upon our trenchers; In brief, we have devoured our selves" (74).
Larval fruit flies, supposedly relentless devourers of rotting fruit, at times leave their regular laboratory food to stalk, kill and group-cannibalize some of their older, fatter fellows, scientists report.
And when its own dust jacket has long ago been discarded by those devourers of time (aka library shelving practices), these essays will remind us that what has been materially lost or hidden from view is well worth digging up, re-presenting, and crafting into new narratives that challenge the orthodox view.