If threatening: emotions, anxieties which one is fearful of; one’s self created misery, perhaps arising out of such things as anger or resentment we cling to, or a sense of being different or unwanted; feelings which burn in us. Sometimes people reverse the roles of heaven and hell. Hell becomes attractive, full of excitement, heaven an insipid place. See devil under archetypes; mention of heaven and hell in dream as spiritual guide.
Eternal punishment, Matt. 10:28
A literal warning
See spiritual imagery in the introduction
Symbol: Hell is the symbol of darkness and the devils domain.
Vision: Dreaming of hell reflects great distress. You have lost all hope and don’t know what to do or where your life is going. This painful situation is going to continue a while longer until—through a purification—you can recognize the right path.
If someone else is in hell: great changes are ahead. Sec Demon. Devil.
Depth Psychology: Hell represents fear, anxieties, guilt feelings, and other negative energies, but it is also a place of “purification,” and promises serenity in the end. Don’t deny emotional pain but accept it and live through it—things will change. What is this “hell on earth” doing to you? What kind of purgatory are you going through? Is hate devouring your happiness?
There will be bodily suffering and also mental agony. Great suffering due to enemies and death of relatives, etc.
(arb.; Jahannam. See Hell-fire; Malik; Mental hospital)
Archetypal symbol for sin, pangs of conscience, and guilt feelings that influence humans to this day. However, today the image of hell is connected to separation from self, a confrontation with the shadow or unacceptable living conditions. Fundamental changes in situations—particularly improvement of financial situations—are predicted. And there is a warning not to sell your soul.
The positive aspect of the image of hell is connected to an image of fire inside the earth; this fire is the light that is born out of darkness.
If the shadow is experienced in all its power and is endured, it turns to light and to truly mature experiences that can be integrated into your life, leading to a feeling of wholeness.
Dreaming about hell suggests that someone has too much control over your emotions in real life.
There are many interpretations concerning this omen in a dream, but personally we consider it a sign of disturbed health and not a true dream at all.
1. Change of circumstance.
2. Seemingly inescapable situation.
3. Repressed feelings of guilt, punishment.
Dreams of Hell are venting dreams of your greatest fears and most disassociated shadow figures.
A terrifying dream such as this is a golden opportunity for you to embrace your shadow, and become, as in the story of the Goddess Persephone, a fully integrated being who is a force to be reckoned with. When you take your fears and face and embrace them, they you can erase them, and replace them with energy that supports you. See Goddess Persephone, Death, Ghost, Devil and Venting Dreams.
see Religious Imagery
If you dream of being in hell, you will fall into temptations, which will almost wreck you financially and morally.
To see your friends in hell, denotes distress and burdensome cares. You will hear of the misfortune of some friend.
To dream of crying in hell, denotes the powerlessness of friends to extricate you from the snares of enemies.
A dream that one sees hell as it ¡3 described, and that he hears the damned souls groan and complain through the extremity of their torments, is an advertisement that God sends to the dreamer to the end that he may throw himself upon God’s mercy.
If anyone dreams he sees the damned plunged in the fire and flames of hell, and that they suffer great torture, it signifies sadness, repentance, and a melancholic distemper.
To dream of descending into hell, and returning thence.
To those that are great and rich signifies misfortune; but it is a good sign to the poor and weak.
A dream of the conventional hell, with fire and brimstone, devils with pitchforks, and other traditional paraphernalia, is a forerunner of an amusing experience.
A dream denoting mental agony or bodily pain (Gypsy).
(see Evil, Fire. Monsters)
An alternative type of cage or judgment dream.
Reexamining or finally recognizing faults and failures, to the point of feeling guilty.
Negativity or bitterness growing within that can destroy your sense of harmony or wholeness. You need to get these fires under control.
A situation or relationship that you regard as hellish to endure.