You might be familiar with the German term doppelgänger or what we might call our “body double” or “look-alike” that is known to have a spookily resemblance of you.
With 7 billion people in the world we are bound to find someone who looks similar to us right? Well according to mythology texts this isn’t just a look a like but an exact replica – one that is known to be evil or harbor bad luck once encountered.
So what happens when you dream of seeing yourself or doppelganger or evil twin in your dream? As strange as these dreams are they actually contain a very valuable message that points you towards the things in yourself that remain unconscious.
Does this actually mean this is a bad omen? Actually this is quite the opposite, in fact seeing yourself in your dream contains hidden secrets that you need to make conscious.
Doppelganger/Seeing Yourself In Dream
Dreams have a strange tendency to send you symbols in a metaphoric manner for you to decode, unfortunately it often leads to most people scratching their heads when they wake up.
Dreaming of a doppelganger or look alike in your dream represents a mirror reflection of yourself, aspects of how you are that remain unconscious. Depending on your interaction with the doppelganger will either determine the good or bad aspects of you. The bad parts commonly known as what Carl Jung described as the shadow side of the dreamer, contains all the evil or bad elements that need to be recognized within you.
The main purpose of noticing yourself in your dream would be to shed light on your own darkness – that which causes destruction and hurt to others. By killing him or her would be considered a good symbol. Often times in your dreams you will encounter the “evil” doppelganger that is out to hurt you – an image for you to be aware of your own inner demons.
Killing The Evil Your In Your Dream?
Since dream speak to us in a foreign language killing yourself is actually metaphoric for killing off the bad parts of yourself. In essence you are killing off particular traits that were once unknown to you. What could that be?
- greed, lust or envy
- sexual desires
- belief systems
- rage, hate or anger,
- racism or prejudices
I saw myself in my dream and they were 2 of them that looks like me, they we’re staring at me the other one is in my front and the was on my left. I forgot what happened next.
I never seem to find answers to my specific dreams for some reason. Anyway maybe someone knows because in my dream I just had I was first off a completely different person, I was someone from a movie trilogy that I enjoy alot and the doppelganger looked just like me (well me as in the person I was in the dream) and I wrestled with this doppelganger out of emotions and the doppelganger seemed scared and didn’t fight back until the very end where I managed to throw the doppelganger so hard over my shoulder and onto the ground that… Read more »
I had woke up from a dream inside the actual dream. I looked around and I saw it standing in the corner then it charged at me I tried to fight it but it was a ghost I guess i did land a hit it just went into me then it like but me back to sleep in my dream I was trying to wake myself up I was trying to call my boyfriend’s name because he was on the phone in real life. Then i fell asleep in the dream and woke up in real life. It was scary
I had a dream where I was seeing two of my older living blood brother in our house getting out of the shower
Hi.I see myself in the mirror quite often usually to check an outfit I don’t remember wearing. It’s like a portal in the dream that changes the sequence of events. Quite scary I promise…usually I’m smiling at myself.
i had a dream that i was extremely pissed off and was blaming my problem on my grandpas wife i then saw my brother and went up to him and started talking about how i saw my doppelgänger while we were talking my doppelgänger runs up behind me and jumps on me we both fall to the ground my mom noticed and she asks if it was her and i said yes we then go to my laundry room because we hear scribbles on my arms and i was wearing a jacket we rush to take it off but then… Read more »
I had this dream I was walking out of work and there was this black figure thing but had eyes and it felt really scary they asked my name I said that wasn’t me that’s someone else and then they came down stairs and they looked exactly like me this other man also came down some reason he had a pram with him but no baby inside and then the lady she went out and said sorry you have to see this and left I asked the man who the other man is and he said god but if it… Read more »
I just had a dream where I was at this house with some of my friends because we were looking at some of my old social media that I had to delete cause someone was harassing me and one of the things was along the lines of since you’re so famous (idk why it said that) then tell us where you live or something like that. We laughed some of it off but I thought it was weird. Then my friends went into the house and this person who looked exactly like me came out of the shadows and started… Read more »
I had a dream where I’m sitting on an arm of a couch looking at a wall that is a mirror. I can see myself sitting on the couch and I get up to look at myself closer. From the corner of my eye I can see someone sitting on the couch arm just where I was, I look over and it’s me. But that doesn’t make any sense so I turn around and sure enough there I am just staring back at me. I freak out and start screaming (as I’m screaming I’m thinking “is this what’s it’s like… Read more »
I was taking a nap mid day and that’s when this dream happened, I was laying on the couch and my niece was sitting in the chair and we were talking and out the corner of my eye I seen something move, I looked it was nothing, I continue talking and then I just happen to look again and there it was, it was my nieces doppelganger just standing there with no expression and I felt SO MUCH negative energy coming from it, I freaked out and started yelling then it ran past me and my niece into the kitchen,… Read more »
I got a creepy dream, im on our living room having a usual conversation with my mother and father then i don’t really remember things, it was like i was teleported on a bathroom and there was a mirror, “and not really sure what i saw” I’m thinking if it was my doppleganger it somehow look like me but the face were kind of obscured by shadow and has a creepy smile behind me on the mirror can anyone help me what does this mean
The scenario you describe with a doppleganger obscured by a shadow with a creepy smile happened in a dream i had as well. I woke up and gasped when it suddenly appeared as I touched my hands to the mirror. I was also in a bathroom in this dream when it happened. Here are my thoughts, and i am no licensed psychologist. I read Jung and that is about it for psychology. This is a representation of our unconscious self, that which we have stored and perhaps repressed deeply behind our waking personality. It is a self composed of our… Read more »
Somebody please tell me what my dream was about like its really scaring me. I had this dream where i was in our kitchen speaking with my grandma and when i took a glimpse at our living room there i saw my doppelganger sitting down at our chair, i was freaked out and got weak i tried to scream and i dont remember why.. then i went to it and started to punch it and it didn’t really take effect, infact my doppelganger was so calm like it didn’t even care at all. Like seriously here i am freaking out… Read more »
It was a weird dream, one day I came home and I found someone looking exactly like me, and is not shocked after seeing me, she is very calm and I am very shocked, and it seemed liked she was from other dimension, my mother was missing too but her mother from other dimension was there was talking on phone maybe because my mother was talking on phone while I was sleeping, the I don’t remember much but then I was driving a bike very fast. What it mean?
I had a dream I was zoning out on some stairs after I got rescued from a flying house lol. As I’m sitting there my late aunt comes and is telling me to leave and “that’s not who I am” and I’m so confused. I turn and see myself just staring blankly. And super still. My aunt tries to get me to get up and leave but I face the look alike and grab her hands and start praying . And it starts turning ugly and screaming really mad. I wasn’t scared at all it was more like … I… Read more »
Maybe it is a message. In what ways you are not who you are in real life? This is great clue to do some internal digging.
I have always lived a “double life” and I am really close to achieving my goals to finally leave that old life. I feel like it’s that but it can go so many ways. Thank you I will do some more internal work.
So I had a dream last night. I was in a city, This man was running from the cops, and he threw a bag of something from the other side of the street to me. And I threw it to a nearby cop Bc I didn’t want it. So I continue with my walk and turn down an alley way when I notice this dude that was running from the cops was chasing me. He had a light blue tshirt on with black pants and he was kinda buff. I started running from him and found myself either up a… Read more »
Running away from authority tells you something. You are not able to face something within yourself that needs to be removed, hence why the knife emerged in your dream. Why? Because knifes are symbols that show up to remove something. Why where you so cold hearted? Maybe you can do shadow work. See shadow in search bar for more details.
A few years ago, I had a dream where I was standing in the middle of my brother’s room. Some other stuff happened before then but I can’t remember, though I don’t think it was important. Suddenly, I saw my doppelganger near the door. I was so scared and just stared at her, screaming so much that my throat hurt.( I never scream out loud irl.) As I kept screaming and staring at her, all she did was stand still and stare back at me without any expression on her face. Another thing to mention is that irl I have… Read more »
Pretty spooky. I agree doppelganger dreams can be quite scary. Screaming at her might be an unconscious anger you have within yourself. The throat is often connected to communication or perhaps you scream a lot and are not aware.