Spiritually, base material suggests crudeness and the unformed - something which has not yet taken shape. Our ?basic instincts? may be brought into play, requiring that we go back to original material. To dream of base material or metal indicates that we are dealing with something that is not of the best quality and needs refining in some way. If our attention is drawn to the base of an object we may need to go back to the starting point of a project in which we are involved in waking life. We should consider how stable we are in any situation. You might like to read the entry for Foundations.