Have you ever dreamed of a dead person? Do you know what it means? Dream interpretation is a mystical and unknown world to many. In this article we will learn what dreaming about a dead person can mean.
We will analyze different dream possibilities, always according to one of the best known authors of dream interpretation books: Anna Monteschi. Finally, we will provide the interpretation of dreams, from the point of view of psychology.
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Dreaming of a dead person: what can it mean?
Anna Monteschi, author of “The Big Book of Dreams” and “10,000 Dreams” suggests that dreaming of a dead person means that good news will come soon.
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There are, but, many variants of the dream, and depending on the characteristics of the dream, the meaning varies. Thus, Monteschi speaks of the following possibilities (and meanings). We know them below.
If the dead person we dream of is already in the coffin, it means the end of a danger in our life.
If, on the other hand, the dead person is in bed, it means that the person who has dreamed it is insecure and impressionable.
If in addition to dreaming of a dead person, that person walks in the dream, it means that a great financial crisis is coming.
If the dead person speaks during the dream, Monteschi suggests that we listen to his words, because he may want to convey an important message to us.
If we dream that the dead person is resurrected during the dream, according to Monteschi, an event that will make us talk a lot is coming.
Always according to Anna Monteschi, if we dream of a dead person who is hostile towards us, it means that someone in our life has discovered our “double game”.
7. Watching over a dead person
If in addition to dreaming of a dead person, we watch over him/her, it means that we are having in our life a feeling of useless guilt, which does not benefit us in anything.
8. Many dead people
If we dream not only of one dead person, but of many, we are facing a message of luck.
To dream of a deceased person
We have talked about the different meanings that dreaming about a dead person (that is, a person who is dead in the dream but alive in real life) can have. However, what does it mean to dream of a deceased person (that is, someone who has already passed away in life)?
As in the previous case, there are some variants (with their respective meanings). Once again, we will include the explanations given by Anna Monteschi in her books. Let’s get to know them.
1. Deceased friend
When the deceased person was our friend, it means that we are frustrated and insecure in our current life (for “X” reasons).
2. Talking Deceased
When the deceased speaks to us during sleep, it means that, in life (i.e., in the waking state), our conscience gives us good advice.
3. Deceased who cries
When the deceased cries during sleep, it means that we have serious emotional disturbances in our life.
4. Deceased relative
When the deceased person in the dream was our relative, it means that we have a sense of guilt in our life.
5. Seeing a deceased person
When in the dream, we simply “see” a deceased person, it means that we should listen to the advice that some people in our life are giving us.
6. To see a sad deceased person
If in the dream, besides seeing a deceased person, his face is sad, it means that in the vigil (in our life) we thought that a rudeness had been forgotten, but perhaps it is not so.
Other meanings of dreams with death
Death is a recurring theme in our life, since we all, at one time or another, experience the death of a loved one, or an acquaintance, etc. But it is not only a theme present in life (or in wakefulness), but also during sleep.
That is why dreaming about death can have different meaningsand variations in their presentation (i.e., we can dream of many scenes and actions related to death).
So, as in the case of dreaming of a dead person, let’s see what it means to dream of different death scenes, also according to Anna Monteschi (in her book: “The big book of dreams”):
1. Looking for death.
If in the dream we are seeking death, or seeking to die, it means that we are going through a serious inner crisis in our life.
2. Talking to death
If instead of looking for death, we talk to death, it means that we have overcome our fears.
3. Dreaming one’s own death
If we directly dream that we die, according to Monteschi, it means that something good has to happen, related to marriage and health.
4. To see death
Similarly, if we dream that we “see” death, it means that a great luck in our life is about to come.
5. To be saved
If we dream that we are saved from dying, it means that we are exaggerating a little help that we are receiving.
Depending on the dreamer or dreamer
According to Anna Monteschi, the author of several books on dreams that we are mentioning, it is not the same to dream of death for one person than for another, dreaming of death is not the same for one person as it is for another.. Thus, she identifies four groups of people:
- For those who have children: it means that we are worried about the health of our children.
- For those who are married: it means that we will leave the family soon for one reason or another.
- For artists: for them, dreaming of death means success and notoriety.
- For those who are sick: it means a speedy healing.
Dreams: psychology’s point of view
We have seen what it means to dream of a dead person (as well as its variants), to dream of the deceased, to dream of death, etc., according to an expert in this subject, author of several books on dream interpretation (Anna Monteschi).
However, there are still many people who do not believe in all these mystical “sciences”. That is why we are going to include, in a very generic and summarized way, how is the interpretation of dreams from the point of view of psychology.
From psychology the subject of dreams and their interpretation has been a subject of interest, especially from the psychoanalytic orientation. It can be said that it was the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who began to address this issue, especially from his work “The Interpretation of Dreams”.
To interpret the dreams of his patients, Freud asked them to explain the dream as they remembered it.From all this information, the psychoanalyst could obtain a lot of information (and make interpretations).
What do our dreams mean?
Broadly speaking, what the psychology of dream interpretation says is that dreams do have meaning. This does not mean that everything we dream has meaning, but most of our dreams do.
From psychoanalysis (and psychology in general), dreams have a lot to do with unsatisfied (repressed) desires, expectations, day-to-day thoughts, illusions, hopes, worries, fears, etc. In other words, many of the things we dream about have something to do with our current situation.
On the other hand, it will be the patient himself who will be able to carry out his interpretations and through themThe therapist will be able to understand many things (for example, dreaming about death and relating it to “X” ideas, behaviors, people, emotions, etc., says a lot about us: the therapist will be able to help us understand why we make such associations or connections).