The Biblical figures, as well as other religious symbols, root deeply in our psyche, usually much deeper than we are aware of.
The expression of it are often our dreams. An important figure, such as Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, Moses, Mahomet, Buddha may appear in our dream, and the impressions of this event may knock us out and arouse a massive emotion. Similarly to the case of dreams about angels, the dreamer feels touched after awakening, and thinks that something special has happened to him.
How to interpret dreams about biblical figures or religious symbols?
Dreams about religious figures and symbols may have a great influence on the dreamer, regardless of whether he considers them as realistic visions or just a massive, positive metaphors.
Such dreams leads often to the enlightenment, and the religious figures may symbolize our higher, noble consciousness, which wants to give us wisdom, which has been so far unobtainable, but we are now ready for it.
They may also mean that we hope that God will help us solve our problems.
How would Freud interpret dreams about biblical figures or religious symbols?
Freud was an atheist and he believed that all the religions are an illusion and cultural neurosis, which come from our childhood or the primitive sense of guilt caused by the Oedipus complex. As a result, he interpreted all heaven’s heralds appearing in people’s dreams in this context and he never assigned them an extraordinary powers or meaning.
How would Jung interpret dreams about biblical figures or religious symbols?
Jung, as opposed to his great master, was a deep believer. In his opinion, religion make communication with archetypes and the collective unconsciousness easier, however, it can get in the way of psychical development. The figures of gods in women’s dreams represent Animus, while the figures of goddesses in men’s dreams represent Anima. Virgin Mary symbolizes Mother Goddess, while Jesus Christ refers to the transformations of human psyche.