A spiritual community to which we belong can be represented in dreams by a city, since a city was originally given status because it had a cathedral. A city usually has a core community, and we sometimes represent the place of work or opportunity in this way. Dreaming of a city, particularly one known to us, is to be trying to understand our sense of community; of belonging to groups. We will often, through dreams, give ourselves clues as to what we require in the mental and emotional environment in which we live, and a bustling city may show our need for social interaction. A deserted city may portray our feelings of having been neglected by others. Also consult Religious Buildings in Buildings and Spiritual Imagery in the Introduction.