Violence, Dream Interpretation


A sense of spiritual injustice may be represented by scenes or acts of violence in a dream.

A violent reaction to something in dreams suggests some kind of spiritual distress.

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are unable because of social pressures or circumstances to express ourselves properly, we can find ourselves behaving violently in dreams.

If others are behaving violently towards us we may need to take care in waking life not to upset others, or it may be that subconsciously we are aware of others’ distress.

Material aspects: Any violence in dreams is a reflection of our own inner feeling, sometimes about ourselves, sometimes about the situations around us. Often the type of violence – fighting or extreme behaviour, for example – is worthy of notice if we are fully to understand ourselves.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about violence is a sign of hidden Aggression, or shows your negative feelings toward another person. Are you doing violence—in some form or other—to yourself or others? An honest evaluation is in order here and would be helpful.

Discipline is necessary. Or let go of too much discipline. Similar to Obedience. Repressed urges.

Intense violence in dreams usually suggests a need for control and a fear of losing power in a real life situation.

If you are Violently attacked it portends better times for you; to see Violence to others means festivities amongst cheerful friends.

1. Reverse: happiness, comfort and security.

2. A feeling that someone has bad, even harmful, intentions.

3. Repressed hostility, rage.

4. Use extreme caution in expressing emotions to others; avoid harsh words or arguments.

Dreams of violence are venting dreams that assist you in releasing hostility and destructive patterns. In Buddhist teachings, Vadra Yogini, a deity depicted with red skin and a monstrous face with a sword covered in blood, represents enlightenment via wrath. See Sword, Knife and Venting Dreams.

1- Any violence in dreams is a reflection of our own inner feeling, sometimes about ourselves, sometimes about the situations around us. Often the type of violence is worthy of notice if we are fully to understand ourselves.

2- When we arc unable because of social pressures or circumstance to express ourselves properly, we can find ourselves behaving violently in dreams.

If others are behaving violently towards us we may need to take care in waking life not to upset others.

3- A sense of spiritual injustice maybe represented by scenes or acts of violence in a dream.

The dreamer should equate this with recent spiritual events.

To dream that any person does you violence, denotes that you will be overcome by enemies.

If you do some other persons violence, you will lose fortune and favor by your reprehensible way of conducting your affairs.

Research shows that most dreams are unpleasant. Violent dreams are relatively common and may be a reflection of the confusion and conflict that the dreamer experiences in daily life. Dreams with violent themes suggest that the dreamer has unconscious negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, and anger.

If you are not dealing with these feeling consciously, your dreams are compensating and bringing into awareness the need for honest reflection and emotional balance in daily life.

If you are the victim of violence, your life will be calm and moderately successful financially.

To do violence to another in a dream augurs great business success.

To dream of violence from one from whom you had a right to expect kindness denotes success, promotion (Raphael).

Dreaming about violence indicates you may have a tremendous amount of fear towards and feelings of powerlessness.



Violence | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Violence

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed urges, similar to Bomb, Attack, Surf, Explosion and Electricity, Defloration, Flames, Violence, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Voltage), and Hooker / Prostitute, Longing to be rescued from a situation, but the strength to do something is missing.

Folklore: Your own circumstances will improve noticeably.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotional abuse in ordinary life can be experienced in dreams as violence and brutality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Breaking out of what is considered the norm. Repressed drives. See Termination, Surf, Fire, Electricity, Abduction, Defloration, Flames, Violence, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Voltage), and Prostitute. In the form of ecstasy, it has a sexual meaning.

If your dreams are about severe seizures (particularly when specific organs are involved), consider seeing a psychologist.

ASTROLOGY: Cosmic connectedness, ancient and profound wisdom, or superstition, relinquishing responsibility for oneself. Search for one’s own star.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

An ax is generally associated with destruction. We use it to break things up, and in popular horror movies it is used to kill people.

The ax can also be used to carve and create art, furniture or other tools.

If your dream was violent, then you may be experiencing frustration, anger and hostility.

If there was no violence in your dream, then the ax may be positively interpreted as a symbol of productivity and creativity. Either way, an ax is a powerful tool, and as a dream symbol it may be saying something about your personal power and its expression.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dividing, death, pain, strength, and strenuous labors. Strength of character. Strength, perseverance.

An axe is generally associated with destruction. We use it to break things up, and in popular horror movies it is used to kill people.

The ax can also be used to carve and create art, furniture or other tools.

If your dream was violent, then you may be experiencing frustration, anger and hostility.

If there was no violence in your dream, then the ax may be positively interpreted as a symbol of productivity and creativity. Either way, an ax is a powerful tool, and as a dream symbol it may be saying something about your personal power and its expression.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are at the cleaners may be suggesting that you are being taken advantage of by someone who you thought was a close friend. You should also attempt to resolve any issues or problems without resorting to violence or arguments.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of using a weapon to club someone denotes an inner violence that has remained unexpressed. It may also depict our violence against ourselves.

2- We have great strength at our disposal, for which we need to find an outlet.

3- The club signifies masculinity, although rather crudely expressed in this instance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of using a weapon to club someone denotes an inner turmoil that has remained unexpressed. It may also depict our feelings of violence against ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘She continues to attack him and, to my horror and feeling of helplessness, his head comes off. But the neck is made of some son of material with a string hanging off it, and I realise it is a doll’s head* (Mr RH). Many ‘doll’ dreams are, as the example, using the doll as a target for violence. This may refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked or attacked emotionally—like a helpless doll. Also, in general, childhood states of feeling about ourself, a means of displacement for anger or feelings the dreamer would like to discharge on another, a feeling of wanting to be a precious ‘doll’ to someone, wanting to be loved. See also toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Complete Dream Book

To dream one is drunk, is very bad for all, for it signifieth great folly. It is only good to such as are in fear; for drunkards doubt or fear nothing.

To dream one is drunk is increase of estate, and recovery of health; but when one dreams he is drunk, without drinking any wine, it is an ill omen, and he runs the hazard of being disgraced by some bad action, and of being punished by law, If a man dreams he is drunk with sack, muscatel, or some other sweet and pleasant drink. It is a sign he will be beloved by some great lords, and grow rich thereby.

If a man dreams he is drunk and vomits, he will run the hazard of losing his estate by the violence of his prince, who will force him to an account of his means ill-gotten; or if he be a gamester, be will lose all he hath formerly won.

If anyone dreams thai being drunk, he is very much pained at heart and in his viscera, it shows that his domestics or servants will rob him of his money, or destroy his fortune without his knowledge.

If a man dreams he is drunk with pure water, he will boast causelessly of his wealth, and vaunt of another person’s strength.... The Complete Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol for energy, supply, and transformation of power; or you may be under tension.

If there is an accident in an power plant, and you can’t handle internal tension, this indicates repressed urges—see Termination, Attack, Fire, Surf, Kidnapping, Defloration, Flame, Violence, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Tension), Hooker / Prostitute, and in part Elf.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a sense of coercion – of having to – in the idea of execution of a task.

If we tend to be driven by our emotions this will come across in dreams | violence of any sort in dreams usually signifies that something is badly out of balance, so to dream of an execution may signify that we are acting (wrongly) more from an intellectual viewpoint than from a feeling perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for guillotine, punish / punishment and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mystic Dream Book

To dream you see your Father-in- law, either dead or alive, signifies ill-luck, especially if he uses violence or is threatening.... Mystic Dream Book

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dreams of fear are numerous. They actually indicates fear of something that is worrying the dreamer. Sexual violence is not excluded because it represents a major fear to many women. These dreams require careful analysis since there are so many variants.

The stimuli for such dreams may come from reading, from watching crime pictures, from a culmination of events and circumstances, or from something very personal to the dreamer.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed aggression, or too little aggression, as in: Attack, Surf, Fire, Flames, Violence, Greed, and Wire (High-Tension). Feelings of inferiority, repression, as in Termination, Attack, Harem, Skin Rash, and Prostitute. Fear of war or aggression, but also desperate search for physical or personal closeness.

Folklore: A warning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

If the foreign country was one that you have either been to and loved, or always wanted to visit, this is a sign that the attainment of your heart’s desire is closer than you think. It also means that you should keep working on it and not be discouraged in spite of any setbacks.

If the foreign country is strange, or the people unfriendly, or if it’s a country where violence, war, and other unfavorable situations are occurring, then something or someone in your life is leading you into strange and unfamiliar territory which could at the very least make you uncomfortable. Think twice before allowing yourself to be tempted into circumstances that you know nothing about.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Joining the funeral prayers in a dream means fostering brotherhood with people on God’s path. Walking by a funeral procession in a dream is interpreted to represents a hypocrite who destroys or kills an evil person. Ifone sees himself laid in a coffin though no one carries it in a dream, it means that he will be imprisoned.

If one’s coffin is carried by a group of people, it means that he will support and serve a man of authority, then collect a financial reward for his support. Involuntarily following a funeral procession in a dream means serving a non-religious person in authority. Sitting on top of a coffin in a dream means increase in one’s wealth.

If one sees himself lifted and placed in a coffin in a dream, it means that people will appoint him to a leadership position. Ifone sees a group of people performing a funeral prayers and crying over the loss of the deceased in a dream, it means that the conclusion of his life will be commendable. Otherwise, if they express no sorrow for his loss or cry over him, but instead criticize him in the dream, it means that the conclusion of his life will be contemptible.

If a merchant, a governor or a leader sees himself sitting over a coffin that is moving freely by itself in the dream, it means taking a trip by sea. Ifone sees the coffin flying in a dream, it means that a great man of knowledge will die in that town and people will not know of it, or that a known person will die in a foreign land or on the way to or back from a pilgrimage.

If a funeral reachs the cemetery in a dream, it means that people will surly regain their rights.

If one sees a large number of coffins scattered in a specific locality in a dream, it means that the people of that community will break into violence, adultery and evildoing. Carrying a coffin in a dream means earning unlawful income.

If a woman sees her own funeral in a dream it means that she will get married.

If she is married, it means payment of her debts.

A funeral crossing a marketplace in a dream means liquidation of merchandise. Paying tribute to a funeral in a dream means bidding farewell or paying respect to a travelling friend. Paying tribute to a passing funeral procession in a dream represents one’s concern for his own comfort.

If the deceased in the coffin points at the person seeing the dream, it means that the latter will conduct his funeral, and he will receive a reward for his service.

If he serves that funeral till the burial and the closing of the grave in a dream, it means that he will receive double that reward, the value of which reward is known only to God Almighty. (Also see Cemetery; Death; Funeral prayers)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a gangster symbolize that you’ve been identified with machismo and violence as a tactic for persuasion. Your dream is giving you the message that there is a price you pay for power via fear and intimidation. See Criminal, Victim and Perpetrator.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Noose and Rope

1- Hanging is a violent act against a person, therefore if we are present at a hanging we are being party to violence and perhaps need to reconsider our actions.

If we ourselves are being hanged, we are being warned of some difficulty ahead.

2- If we are conscious in our dream of something hanging up. there may be word association, in that literally there is a ‘hang up’ in our lives.

If something is hanging over us. then we are being threatened by circumstances around us.

3- Spiritual suppression could be at work here.

If so, the dreamer needs to find out where the suppression originated and then handle the situation from there on in.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of violence denote protection, aggression, anger, and out of control feelings.

If you get a hit of intuition, then you would be wise to pay attention to the message. Also, this dream may be forecasting that you will be creating a hit song, movie or project that hits a home run, or hits the mark and becomes a great success and victory. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Ascetic, Authority Figures, Parents, Religions)

A god or goddess: Each varies here by the specific visage seen, but ecumenically any such appearance indicates a higher consciousness, morality, and the divine spark within each of us.

Christ: An image of healing, forgiveness, protection, and renewal.

If crucified, an emblem of martyrdom, or giving too much of yourself (see Cross, Sacrifice).

Buddha: Introspection.

The path of positive speech and acting in accord.

Gandhi: Empowerment that comes from knowing your own mind.

A just cause fought for without violence. Peaceful negotiations.

A guru: Looking for, and dependence upon, spiritual insights from other people. Remember that your own heart is the best guru to guide your life.

Mother Teresa: The highly underestimated power of gentility, kindness, and compassion.

Moses: Redemption that first requires the trying of your beliefs.

A wizard: Mastery over the elements, and the ability to foresee the consequences of actions. Alternatively, a stage magician represents trickery and illusion meant to fool people.

King Arthur: Wise and peaceful leadership. Having a real understanding of equity.

Merlin: A tutorial image from your Higher Self who helps you see things differently, from a more metaphysical perspective.

Kings and queens: People, situations, or ideals in your life that have some authority over you.

The questions to ponder here are how much control do they have and how healthy is it for you? Look at other elements in the dream to determine this. Alternatively, these may be reflections of your own Higher Self, and self-rulership.

Mary: An alternative image of the primordial goddess, who through obedience and faith gave birth to the Messiah.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being killed represents the dreamer coming under an influence usually external which is making him, or an aspect of his personality ineffective in everyday life. Killing someone in a dream is attempting to be rid of the influence thev have over the dreamer.

2- Killing is an extreme answer to a problem. It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent the dreamer’s perception of the need for violence, particularly against himself. Perhaps the only way a solution to a problem can be reached is by ‘killing off’ part of himself. There is no denying in this ease the potential for violence, although ultimately the impulse may not be correct.

3- A spiritual slaying and therefore sacrifice is represented here.

The dreamer will need to be aware that what he considers worthy may need further nurturing, lest it be relinquished.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Killing is an extreme answer to a problem. It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent our perception of the need for an act of violence. In particular this may be against ourselves or a part of our personality that is no longer acceptable.

The impulse may not be correct, though some adjustment needs to be made.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The knife is an instrument of sacrifice and also of execution. See Court, Death. Revenge.

Vision: Looking at a large knife: an unpleasant situation is ahead—a situation to which you have contributed. Seemg a sharp knife: a difficult decision or separation. Looking at a knife and fork: expect a friendly invitation. In a woman’s dream, the knife is either a phallic symbol or represents hidden aggression. What did you do with the knife? Did someone threaten you with the knife? See Cutting, Pocketknife.

Depth Psychology: The knife is a symbol of primitive but dangerous eruptions of violence.

Are you finding yourself on the edge? Who is attacking you with “cutting words”? See Dagger, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a knife represent the use of force or violence to end a destructive pattern, or to eliminate a person from your sphere of influence.

If a knife is being used against you, beware of non-supportive energy in your life. Knives can also symbolize the male genitalia—powerful, strong, and erect.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Psycho Dream Interpretation

The knife, in dreams, has several associations. It is a symbol of fear, either physically or morally. Dissatisfaction that leads to intensive hate and fear can bring on dreams of violence. People and places involved with the dream must be the means to help interpret the dream.

The knife, by some analysts, is also a sex symbol of men. Generally, the knife signifies quarrels between the-sexes resultant from a fear complexity.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The “fiery” planet is named after the Greek god Ares and Roman god Mars. He was the god of war, spring and youth. Mars was the guardian of young men and was himself highly impetuous. Mars represents energy, aggression, violence, desire and the male sexual organs. He is sometimes the symbol of life and death. In mythology, Ares was often beaten and humiliated by his enemies. He was like an ill tempered child that was unable to receive the amount of credit that he desired. Thus, seeing this planet in your dreams may be symbolic of your own frustrations that lead to aggressive thoughts and feelings. Mars is a symbol of male energy. This energy, when used in positive ways, creates permanent change and transformation.

The dream maybe encouraging you to get in touch with raw emotions and desires, to ponder upon them, and then to use them to transcend difficulties.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A massacre is an indiscriminate killing and is of little spiritual value except to alert us to the violence of others’ belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We may be denying, or trying to control, a part of our own nature that we do not trust. We may also have feelings about other people which can only be safely expressed in dreams.

If we ourselves are being murdered a part of our lives is completely out of balance and we are being destroyed by external circumstances.

2- To be angry enough to kill suggests that we arc still holding some kind of childhood anger, since it is quite natural for a child to wish somebody dead.

If we are trying to murder somebody else in a dream, we first need to understand what that person represents to us before recognising the violence of our own feelings.

3- Wilful destruction is the relevant symbol here. Spiritually we need to take a look at what is in our path.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be angry enough to kill suggests that we are still holding some kind of childhood anger, since it is quite natural for a child to wish somebody dead.

If we are trying to murder somebody else in a dream, we first need to understand what that person represents to us before recognizing the violence of our own feelings.

To dream of a murderer suggests that we are conscious of violence around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a notary represents violence, aggression, and a swagger.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of a pallbearer then you will have to watch your temper as someone will try to provoke you to violence.

If you see them carrying a coffin this will indicate that you will lose your job through your own obnoxious behavior. This dream is a warning to change.

If you are the pall bearer then expect an immediate rise in your status.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Men or women who sell themselves. Repressed drives, as in Breaking Up, Attack, Electricity, Defloration, Flames, Violence, Greed, Harem. Also see Skin rash and Wire (High-Tension).

The dreamer is dissatisfied. In the case of a woman, a symbol of courage and independence, but also of senseless and thoughtless sexuality. This dream symbol often points to an aversion toward sexuality and everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Deeply repressed rage.

2. Too sensitive to touch—usually emotionally, sometimes a health-related concern.

3. Use caution; some may believe that violence can solve problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dram of a ram denotes violence, energy, and recklessness. You may be addressing a decision that should be handled with extreme tact and forethought. It may also symbolize strong and influential friends who will use their authority and best efforts for your benefit.

To dream that a ram is chasing you warns of the threat of hardship.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Vitality and aggression, brutal violence. Projections of all kinds of fears (as in the devastating film Jaws).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a shark symbolizes a ruthless and corrupt individual who is only concerned about himself and disregards the needs of others.

The shark may also represent these same aspects of your own character. Perhaps you are experiencing a stage in your life of great distress and anguish.

The shark represents harsh emotions such as rage, aggression, and violence. These feelings may harm the mental well-being of yourself and those around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

1. In the sense of ending—ending something, or longing to end a relationship or a situation.

2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression. It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.

Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Lack of control, powerlessness through fear, intimi­dation.

2. Violence with no apparent justification or gain.

3. Pleasure at violence. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a vampire is a representation of many things. It represents your sexual nature as well as death and fear. It combines civility with violence. Consider who in your life wears these two faces. Someone in your waking life, who possesses a great deal of charm, may eventually turn hurtful and violent towards you and your feelings. You are most likely very aware of this possibility, but feel you cannot help but spend time with them. Vampires may also be a physical representation of the decision to have sex for the first time. Conversely, the vampire may indicate that you are exhausted, whether physically or emotionally, in your waking life. Otherwise, you may suffer from a debilitating addiction to alcohol, drugs, or sex.

To dream that you yourself are a vampire represents how you use those around you. You are using everything you have to further your own goals.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritual vandalism takes place when our basic beliefs are destroyed or trashed. Under these circumstances the dream content will have a sense of violence and violation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When in waking life there are so many examples of wanton destruction, it is not surprising that such images become part of our dream content. When perhaps our professional integrity is called into question we may translate that as vandalism. That part of our being that has no respect for the norms and customs of society may be pictured in dreams as a vandal. You might like to consult the entries for damage and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Chaos in one’s personal life.

2. Hostility toward someone or a group.

3. Feeling that a problem can only be settled with violence. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Change or upheaval.

2. Violence.

3. Fear of self-destruction.

4. Lost opportunities. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Weapon

1- Any wound or trauma in dreams will signify hurt feelings or emotions.

If we are inflicting the wounds our own aggression and mistrust are being highlighted, if the wounds are being inflicted on us we may be making ourselves into, or being, the victim.

2- The type of wound will be important in interpreting the dream.

A large ugly wound will suggest more violence, whereas a small one may indicate a more focused attack.

3- A wound svmbolises an expcricnce which may have been unpleasant - that the dreamer should take note of and learn from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The type of wound will be important in interpreting the dream.

A large, ugly wound will suggest more violence, whereas a small one may indicate a more focused attack. This wound may be to our reputation, self-esteem or pride.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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