The meaning of Punishment, torture in dream | Dream interpretation


Depicts the internal pain, or fear of retribution, that occurs inside us due to conflict between our social training and internal drives.

The more rigidly moral we are, the more hell and punishment we dream about.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Punishment, Torture | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Punishment Torture


PUNISH / PUNISHMENT

The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves – suggests a judgemental god. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us. When in dreams we are punishing another, the inference is that we are standing in judgement over them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: When a child recognizes that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished when there is no evidence of such. Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expect of ourselves and in many ways might be considered self-abuse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PUNISHMENT

(See Cauterize; Seal)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Bad conscience and masochism. Moral problems, similar to Confession.

It is also possible that you will be asked to consider taking responsibility for somebody, or that you need to forgive somebody.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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1- When a child recognises that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished.

Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.

2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.

3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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To dream of being punished for a misdeed is a portent of unhappiness.

If you are doing the punishing, the augury is a good one.... The Complete Dream Book

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To dream of being Punished signifies an unexpected pleasure at hand.... Mystic Dream Book

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See Prison an Jail/Jailer.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Strangest Dream Explanations

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Punishment in a dream is a fairly straight-forward symbol, signifying the dreamer has guilty feelings about something done in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

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See Chastise.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Often, this dream is provoked by feelings of guilt for something that has happened or something you have done. No matter if it is you who is punished or the one who punishes, it always reveals a sense of guilt, defeat, or resentment. You may also be punishing yourself. An individual that had traumatic experiences in childhood may constantly blame herself for her actions. In that case, the dreamer must liberate herself from the social or parental pressure that subjugates her.

Gypsy people believe that dreaming that you are punished reveals the guilt you feel for having neglected your personal relationships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Punishment in a dream reflects guilt or shame about some actions committed by the dreamer. Even if the punishment is being inflicted upon someone else, the dreamer is most probably “feeling” the punishment as well.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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You may have had a dream in which you committed a crime and found yourself being punished for your actions. You may have woken from such a dream feeling extremely relieved that you have not committed a crime or been punished, but lingering feelings of anxiety may stay with you. Try to identify your feelings about such a dream as they will help with the interpretation. Did you feel guilty or angry that an injustice had been done to you? If you can discover how you feel about the punishment, this may hold the key to the interpretation.

If you felt guilty, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you feel is wrong or is destroying your peace of mind.

If you are actually caught in the act in your dream and find yourself awaiting or being sentenced to punishment of some kind, this is a clear message of disapproval from your dreaming mind and a warning that if you don’t change your ways, you will be in danger of being found out in waking life. Try to identify who punished you in your dream.

If it was someone you know, you may be feeling remorseful towards them in waking life, but if it was someone you do not know, you may be feeling guilty about breaking a law or rule in waking life or showing disrespect for authority.

If a lynch mob attacked you, have you committed a crime against society in general by not paying your taxes or dropping litter? If you dreamed of being accused of a crime you did not commit and nobody believed your protestations of innocence, do you feel you are being treated unfairly in your waking life? When the punishment was pronounced in your dream, did you feel that is was out of proportion to the wrongdoing.

If you felt the punishment was far too severe, this suggests that you are feeling extremely guilty about someone thing you have done in waking life.

If you were whipped in your dream, do you feel as if life has dealt you some harsh blows?

If you were arrested in your dream, this suggests the need for some kind of restraint in your waking life, or a fear of authority in general.

If a crime scene or forensic team appears in your dream, your dreaming mind is encouraging you to understand your motives.

If you were chained, imprisoned or sentenced to death in your dream, see NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.

If your dream features the ultimate crime of murder, see NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Your dreaming mind may from time to time inflict punishment on you for thoughts and actions of which your waking self disapproves. In most cases, the dream symbols will be disproportionate to the ‘crime’. For example, if you have spoken thoughtlessly about a friend, you may find yourself being executed as you have murdered your friend’s good name. Your dreams may also reflect your belief that someone else deserves to be punished and the criminal being caught in your dream may be some one else, not you.

An angry mob can suggest aspects of your own personality, as well as public opinion.

If you dream of being lynched, ask yourself whether you have been behaving appropriately in waking life. Whatever the instrument of punishment or torture in your dreams, be it the gallows, cane, guillotine, gibbet or birch, you need to identify who is being punished and why they are being punished. Bear in mind, too, that the inflicting of punishment, especially if it is a beating, may reflect a tendency towards masochism. Those dream interpreters that draw on Jung’s theory that nightmares are concerned with the shadow consider scary dreams to be a form of self-punishment for the cravings and desires you suppress during the day.

If you dream that you are back at school and forced to stay after a lesson in detention because you have not worked or listened properly, this may suggest that you are not absorbing information or paying significant attention to something important in your waking life. The ultimate image of punishment in dreams is hell, so if you dream of being condemned to hell, suffering eternal torment or are damned forever, this may be a reference to a mistake you have made in waking life, or something you have said or done and the force with which you are rebuking or warning yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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PUNISHMENT, TORTURE

Depicts the internal pain, or fear of retribution, that occurs inside us due to conflict between our social training and internal drives.

The more rigidly moral we are, the more hell and punishment we dream about. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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TORTURE

To dream of being tortured, denotes that you will undergo disappointment and grief through the machination of false friends.

If you are torturing others, you will fail to carry out well-laid plans for increasing your fortune.

If you are trying to alleviate the torture of others, you will succeed after a struggle in business and love.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Mental abuse... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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1. Feelings of powerlessness and persecution—usually from a situation, often a relationship.

2. Difficulties in home life, unhappiness.

3. Attempt to eliminate feelings of love (to torture oneself ). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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To see someone being tortured is symbolic of demonic torment, Rev. 9:5, Matt. 18:34... Christian Dream Symbols

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Something secret, monumental. It could be torturing somebody with suspense, but it is often connected to fear of pain.

If you are torturing somebody else, it is usually aggression against your own habits, for which the Other is simply a symbol.

If you are being tortured, you are harming yourself, revealing a tendency toward masochism, which we probably all have.

On the other hand, hidden behind such a dream might be a need for more tension or excitement in your life.

An unconscious sadomasochistic attitude may be clamoring for release. Are you sure that what is called sexual lust is not part of a full range of sexual pleasure? In another sense, these dream situations might be an expression of tension due to repressed feelings of revenge. You may not be willing, except in dreams, to do to others what you feel is being done to you. Those are a few of the scenarios such dreams deal with.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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1- When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level indeed, it hardly ever is.

It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.

2- If wc are being tortured we need to look at the other images in the dream to discover what significance this will have in everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realising it.

3- Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong It can also be a matter of choices between two courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the Greater Good is part of the process of growth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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if you dream of seeing someone being tortured, and endeavor to help the person, it is a sign that you will be successful only after a long struggle to hold your sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book

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It is fortunate to dream of being tortured, for it presages happiness in your family life.... The Complete Dream Book

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Vision: Dreaming about being tortured means either strong emotions or an unhappy love affair. Torturing another person: you are about to do an injustice to another person. Looking at a torture chamber: you are afraid of the consequences of your actions.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about torture is a sign of a bad conscience; you made a mistake and feel guilty. Sometimes it expresses empathy: you feel “tortured” knowing about people in need and not being able to help.... Dreamers Dictionary

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To dream of being Tortured signifies domestic bliss.... Mystic Dream Book

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Dreaming about being tortured indicates that you are feeling victimized or helpless in some relationship or situation.... My Dream Interpretation

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Dreams of torture denote struggles and disappointment in love or money matters.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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At the heart of torture is the desire for information to be revealed; the moment the torturer is satisfied, there is freedom. Are you harboring secrets or a hidden agenda that has you suffering in some way? There may be some secret truth that you are holding back when torture appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TORTURE / TORMENT / TEASING

Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong and spiritual torment is the mental agony, which ensues when we must make choices between two or more courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the benefit of the majority – that is, the greater good is part of the process of growth. Spiritual teasing is the sort of irritation engendered by the imp. You might also like to consult the entries for imp, sadism and victim as well as the information on nightmares in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Being teased in dreams may reveal a fear of becoming a laughing stock.

If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it. Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor. This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TORTURE / TORMENT / TEASING

Material aspects: When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level – indeed, it hardly ever is.

It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.

If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TORTURER

(See Executioner)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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