The meaning of Dismemberment in dream | Dream interpretation


1- Dismemberment of the body, or indeed any dream where some type of fragmentation takes place, is largely to do with being rendered powrerless.

A situation may be tearing us apart and violent action may be necessary Before we can recover our equilibrium.

2- Psychologically we need to take our old feelings and ideas apart to make sense of what is going on. This process has to take place before a rebuilding of one’s life can happen.

3- The death and rebirth symbolism of initiation; the death of the Self before reintegration and rebirth.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

1. Feeling a loss of control over situation or prob­lem (as in “everything is falling apart”).

2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality.

3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or fingers), etc.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

The fear of a family breaking up, or a romantic attachment being severed, is sometimes warned of by the dream of dismemberment, which means a breaking up.

If you sometimes feel your live is coming apart at the seams, then this too will occasion a dismemberment dream. As in olden mythology, when man fell apart, the Gods would put him back together again, this then is a dream of warning you to change your ways, or take charge of a situation, before it reaches the dismemberment stage.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Dismemberment is a very ancient and widespread motif in initiation, especially in shamanistic initiation, in which one is taken apart and put back together in a renewed, improved form.

If the experience does not feel unpleasant during a dream, dismemberment may well indicate the closing of one phase of life and rebirth into a new phase.

If accompanied by strong emotions of fear and anxiety, dismemberment may simply reflect a feeling of “coming apart.”

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Dismemberment of the body, or indeed any dream where some type of fragmentation takes place, is largely to do with being rendered powerless.

It is the death, or rather dissolution, of the self before reintegration and rebirth take place.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we need to take our old feelings and ideas apart to make sense of what is going on. This process has to take place before we can rebuild our lives.

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Material aspects: A situation may be tearing us apart and drastic action may be necessary before we can recover our equilibrium.

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Dismemberment | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Dismemberment


DEFORMITY / DISMEMBERMENT / PARALYSIS

A dream in which you find yourself deformed in some way is most likely a selfcritical dream; its interpretation will depend upon what body part or body parts are disfigured.

If you find yourself deformed in your dream, in what way do you feel disabled or frightening to others in waking life? Or have you been crippled by an emotional situation and been unable to do anything about it? Has someone in waking life hurt you? A dream of someone else’s deformity may be symbolic of a deformed part of yourself, but it might also be showing you some distasteful part of another person’s personality of which you were previously unaware. A person with a deformity in your dream may represent the trickster archetype mocking your own pretensions, although for Freud it represented a fear of male impotence, and for Jung it was a symbol of the devouring mother. A limp can be a warning from the unconscious of those dangers of pride and ambition that bring humiliation rather than success upon the dreamer.

If you are using crutches in your dream, are you relying on crutches, such as alcohol, nicotine or controlled drugs, in waking life?

Very often dreams of paralysis and numbness may be induced by the dreamer’s arm or leg going to sleep as the result of a trapped nerve.

If this is not the case, dreams of being unable to move (as if rooted to the spot) may be equating paralysis with frigidity; in waking life, the dreamer might suffer from fears of sexual intimacy. Your dream may also be referring to an area of your life in which things have stagnated or not progressed as they should have. This will usually be an emotional paralysis or a feeling of helplessness in a particular situation in your life. For example, you may be caught between a spouse and a lover, or between two possible courses of action. Dismemberment of your body in a dream suggests feelings of powerlessness in waking life. Is some situation tearing you apart or do you need to take your feelings apart?... The Element Encyclopedia

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