The meaning of Violence in dream | Dream interpretation
Dreaming about violence indicates you may have a tremendous amount of fear towards and feelings of powerlessness.
To dream of violence from one from whom you had a right to expect kindness denotes success, promotion (Raphael).
If you have a dream where the conflict contains gruesome, explicit images of violence, try to relate these to your waking life.
If you can’t think of any waking parallels, consider the identity of your opponent in the dream? Is this someone you recognize or is it a hidden part of yourself? Was your opponent serious or light-hearted? Was anyone hurt in the dream? Was the conflict resolved and how so? Any violence in dreams is a reflection of your own inner feelings about yourself and sometimes about the situation around you. Seeing yourself as a victim of self-imposed violence suggests self-blame, perhaps related to the end of a relationship or the death of a loved one, both of which you may feel could have been avoidable had you had acted differently. Dream violence towards yourself may also express low selfesteem, self-loathing and destructive urges that should be dealt with before they erupt into waking life.
If, on the other hand, you are lashing out at others in your dream, this may reflect your struggle to fight the undesirable impulses within yourself. Violence towards an old person can indicate resentment against authority. Violence towards a child may indicate the dreamer’s inability to accept and express the child within themselves.
If you dreamed that you were attacked or threatened with attack, it may be a warning of an attack in waking life. This may not be a physical attack but an attack on your integrity or character.
Are you the bloody victim or the violent murderer in your dream? If you are the perpetrator of violence, crime, arguments or disruption in your dream, you need to identify which part of yourself or someone you know it is that you are angry at or want to kill off.
If you are the victim of the anger or violence of someone else in your dream, this may suggest feelings of guilt about thoughts or actions you have had or made in waking life.
If your dreams are often violent, disturbing and consistently terrifying to the degree that they are damaging the quality of your waking life, you should consider seeing a therapist to talk about them.
See Horror, Killing, Fight, etc.
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.
If you dream that you have violent behavior, it could be that you are harboring hidden feelings of resentment towards someone who is impeding your progress. On the other hand, you could be denying something inside you. This dream shows you that you should be more tolerant of your feelings and accept the failures that occur to you. Contrarily, you will repress too many emotions.
If you are the victim of violence in the dream, it is trying to say that you are punishing yourself and you consider yourself guilty of something in real life. In the case that it gives you the sensation that everything is going against you, you should not lose hope, because your luck will change soon.
The significance of this dream is the opposite as it suggests.
If you are violently attacked, superstition foretells better times.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
If you are Violently attacked it portends better times for you; to see Violence to others means festivities amongst cheerful friends.
Intense violence in dreams usually suggests a need for control and a fear of losing power in a real life situation.
Discipline is necessary. Or let go of too much discipline. Similar to Obedience. Repressed urges.
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.
Horrifying scenes of violence and destruction may indicate an overwhelming fear of the loss of one’s sense of power and control. Because of this fear, the dreamer may be in rage at others. An upheaval may have taken place in the dreamer’s work or personal life prior to such a dream.
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.
(1) If in a dream you behave violently towards a person or animal, some deep-seated anger or resentment is indicated, particularly if such behaviour recurs in your dreams. The cause may be frustration of a basic desire. Guilt-feelings caused by a desire that was (perhaps wrongly) felt to be illegitimate may be accompanied by anger, either directed outwards against someone (perhaps a parent) who forbade the fulfilment of the desire, or directed inwards against yourself as a form of self-punishment. Therefore, if in a dream you are a victim of violence, this may be a symbol of your tendency to punish yourself.
(2) Even where the violence is obviously directed towards someone else, it may indicate anxiety. For example, a man who dreams of cruel sex with a woman is almost certainly afraid of women and afraid of - guilty about - his own sexuality. The cause of the guilt and anxiety needs to be uncovered, even if it means seeing a psychotherapist.
(3) A violent explosion - volcano, bomb, etc. - will usually mean that some part of you is frustrated and ready to wreak havoc in your life if you continue to deny it expression. See also Bomb, Volcano.
NB Our violence is caused by emotions taking us over; and such emotional take-overs are the result of frustrated healthy desires.