A state of spiritual ecstasy can be induced which is accompanied by quivering, a kind of shivering. This was initially how the Quakers got their name, as did the Shakers. A quiver in the sense of an arrow holder may be a symbol of words being used as weapons. A physiological reaction can be translated into dreams as an action. To be quivering in a dream may simply be the effect of feeling cold. Quivering indicates a state of extreme emotion. Such a reaction in a dream would signify that we need to consider the emotion and deal with it in everyday life. For instance, an extreme fear reaction may be the residue of something that has happened to us previously and can only be dealt with in waking life.