Example: ‘At the top of the stairs is a small door, half opened as if inviting me to go up. I get an overpowering sense of something evil beyond the door just waiting for me’ (Charles M). Usually refers to some of our own urges which we have judged as wrong because of moral values, and thus denied expression. Charles probably feels that what he identifies with as himself—his established values and beliefs—is threatened by what he senses beyond the door. Whatever threatens our T or ego is often felt to be evil, even if it is natural urges.
The unbalanced and real evils in the world, such as terrorising of individuals and minority groups, can of course be shown as the feeling of evil.
Example: %I am lying on the floor in my bedroom with a towel over me. I am trying to hide and protect myself because I am terrified. There are four devils trying to get into my body and take over. My bedroom is going like a whirlpool around me, like evil all around me. I wake in a hot sweat and am terrified to go back to sleep’ (Joanna). Joanna is most likely in conflict with her sexuality—the bedroom. When we fight with our own urges they often feel like external agencies—evil forces—attacking us. Sometimes refers to repressed emotional pain. See aboriginal; devil under archetypes. See also active/ passive.
Evil in the sense of moral wickedness is often personified in dreams by the figure of the devil – itself a corruption of lucifer the light bearer.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Evil is an expression of disapproval of that which cannot be explained away. Any violent action might be interpreted as evil – against the norm. Any darkness can also be seen as evil since for some time the colour black has been associated with it.
Material aspects: To experience evil in a dream is usually to be conscious of our own urges, which we have judged to be wrong. Other aspects of evil, such as inappropriate action by others, may be experienced as dread and disgust.
A dream involving an evil atmosphere or evil spirits foretells that you will encounter obstacles to your current ambitions. You would be well-advised to consider a change of direction or plans.
To dream that someone or something is evil, signifies a repressed and/or forbidden aspect of yourself. This part of yourself may be seeking recognition and acknowledgment. Alternatively, evil in a dream may also be a reflection of your strong, negative emotions like hate, anger, etc.
1. The evil that one perceives in others is actually in oneself, but it is projected.
2. A generalized term for hatred.
Dreams of evil symbolize that which is fear based and ignorant. Notice that ‘evil’ is ‘live’ spelled backward, which means that ‘evil’ is the inversion of your life force, your natural inclination toward light being misdirected. Perhaps you’ve been devastated and are grappling with your faith in a beneficent universe. Your dreams are assisting you with your soul searching for the answers to your questions about who you truly are and why you are here. See Venting Dream and Devil.
1- To experience evil in a dream is usually to be conscious of our own urges, which we have judged to be wrong. Other aspects of evil, such as inappropriate action by others, may be experienced as dread and disgust.
2- Evil is that which cannot be explained away, and any violent action can be interpreted as evil. Any darkness can also be seen as evil.
3- By association, evil walks hand in hand with the Devil and Satan.
(see Black, Darkness, Monsters)
Your personal shadow; negatives to overcome within.
Metaphysicallv, the dark forces that exist in all things, maintaining the balance (see Hell).
Demons and other malevolent creatures represent fears and anxiety that manifest through these images.
If very threatening toward the dreamer, this can reflect self-hatred or guilt. Alternatively, this can indicate dangerous companions whose immorality is disguised by flattery.