Funeral

(redirected from obsequies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

What does it mean when you dream about a funeral?

People often dream about watching their own funerals. This usually indicates that part of one’s life—or perhaps old ways of seeing things—have died. Alternatively, it can mean that one feels like some aspect of one’s life is dead. Someone else’s funeral in a dream can represent the unconscious desire to see that particular person dead, or a fear that someone might die.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

Funeral

Viking funeral
given to Michael Geste by his younger brother, as in their childhood games. [Br. Lit.: P. C. Wren Beau Geste in Benét, 87]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Funeral

(dreams)
Dreaming about funerals does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions, or even emotions that you no longer need and that are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand, this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect numbness or a feeling that is the opposite of aliveness, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a person that is alive suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about funerals is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness, the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This is most impressive when dealing with earlier ceremonies for which sources on music are limited, such as obsequies for Elizabeth I.
(16) The absence of decay of their mortal remains can be linked to their privileged spiritual condition, considering their corpses a symbol of their soul; (17) but it can also be seen in a much more ambivalent way, reflecting upon the fact that the natural decomposition is suspended or deferred while waiting for the retrieval of the body by the faithful, for the obsequies. (18) Just as the--temporary--incorruptness of Lorenzo's body, it can in sum be related to the atavistic beliefs according to which death is not an immediate and definitively irreversible change of state, but a process, like decomposition,
Over 20,000 people gathered outside Union Depot rail station and another 5,000 inside it, to witness Cronin's coffin being put on board a train to be taken to Evanston's Calvary Cemetery; thousands more attended the obsequies at the graveyard.
If more evidence were needed of Thatcher's destructive and divisive legacy, it came on 17 April 2013, when the counterpoint to her London obsequies came from the street parties of unemployed in former mining communities.
Curiously enough, Cage's work seems itself to have borrowed heavily from Funeral March For The Obsequies Of A Deaf Man written (or possibly not written, would be a more precise description) in 1897 by French writer Alphonse Allais which consisted of 24 blank measures of music.
* 11 Hegira: Out of the occurrences and happenings of this year, 'Ibn-e-Kaseer' has recorded a very detailed account of the sad demise and obsequies of the Holy Prophet (SAW).
The news story described "Dancing girls and flowers, sweet music and gay dresses, and disregard for paltry cash characterized the obsequies to the great god Bacchus.''
Thirty years on, the promise, not to mention the rhetoric (recently revived during her funeral obsequies), seems to have far exceeded the performance, as the Daily Telegraph article would suggest, at least in the case of the de-nationalized railways.
No surprise that he finally went, or that his obsequies were so well crafted, time being the great preparer.
Heads of state flying to his obsequies will all know his long walk to freedom did scant good to alleviate the parlous plight of povertystricken South Africans.
For the obsequies of distinguished landowners, the already maturing Pulsnitz boy's choir sang in contratenor, with their crocodile's tongues: Take me out over the Onga!
Margaret Hilda Roberts, brought up in a pokey corner shop in the small market town of Grantham, was honoured yesterday with obsequies which fell almost indiscernibly short of being a state funeral.