The end of the world as we know it is such a potent image that it is part and parcel of almost every religion?s belief system. In dreams the apocalypse (literally 'the lifting of the veil') is often the revelation of hidden meaning. It has much to do with our fears, with the survival of the fittest and a reshuffling of those aspects of life that are important to us. In such dreams it will be your beliefs and your faith that is the saving grace. Usually there is a particular symbol associated with your own basic belief which separates you from others in the dream. Apocalyptic dreams tend to be more prevalent at times of great change, either personal or otherwise. You may need to protect yourself from others and hold fast to an inner conviction in order to overcome opposition. The sense of knowing something or having information that no-one else does is a feature of dreams of the apocalypse. Dreaming of an apocalypse is quite simply marking a transition period, moving away from a former course of action or way of being. Instinctively you may feel that the risks you must take are too great, or that you can only effect change by a massive shift in circumstances. You may wish to read the entries for Atom Bomb, Disaster and Nuclear Explosion.