Ghosts often appear in our dreams as a manifestation of negative feelings, experiences, and unresolved inner turmoil that hasnt been laid to rest. In order for ghost to disappear the dreamer would need to find out what is metaphorically haunting them.
In order for the unconscious mind to make the dreamer aware of these rejected issues, it will cleverly disguise the ghost as a symbol or the things that still haunt you. The dream atmosphere can feel quite unsettling or vivid that is commonly known to occur time and time again. Though there seems to be a fine line between an actually ghost in your dream or an actual visual hallucination called sleep paralysis.
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Unfortunately dreams have a funny way of sending you the answer making it very difficult to find out where the so called issue resides. Metaphorically speaking if a ghost is invisible lets the dreamer know it might be harder to detect than usual.
Ghost Dreams Meaning
Do you ever wonder why the majority of ghost dreams conveniently enjoy haunting us in houses, apartments or building? Well it turns out that these so called structures represent the dreamers psyche – the inner architecture or psychological structure of a person. What has been built or constructed in the past comprising of emotions, relationships, environments, and past life experiences shapes the way you are today.
In order to cast out the ghost from the psyche the dreamer will need to become a paranormal investigator to locate where the trauma is hiding. These repressed issues might be related to family issues, painful memories, death of loved ones, feelings of love, hate, anger, jealousy or embarrassment. The dreamer will need to become its own paranormal investigator to find and remove theses repressed feelings that need to be cast out of the psyche.
Ghost Dream Symbolism
The ghost in your dream tends to manifest as parts of our past emotions, experiences, addictions, fears and weaknesses that want to get your attention. The only way it will go away is if you pay attention to its needs. Depending where the ghost is located becomes a clue in what area is being haunted in your life.
To dream of a ghost nun represents your fears and anxieties that control you in life. She is known to connect the dreamer to their belief systems, feminine energy that is distorted.
- Basement: Connects to repressed memories or the unconscious part of the dreamer.
- Bathroom: Blocked root chakra; unable to let go or release emotions.
- Bedroom: Bed relates to the unconsciousness, love and intimacy.
- Kitchen: Blocked transformation.
- Attic: Memories stored and forgotten about.
- Dining room: Family structure.
- Closet: You might be hiding something in the closet.
- Building: Relates to ideas, principles, belief systems.
- Possession: If the ghost possesses you, this suggest you have no control over your life
Ghost Dreams: Sleep Paralysis
Sleep paralysis is a state of a temporary inability to move or speak during waking up or falling asleep. During this time you can visually or auditory hallucinate from seconds to minutes. These dreadful episodes generally last less than a couple of minutes.
Carl Jung Shadow Archetype
Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” as the unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself. Basically everything of which a person is not fully conscious. People tend to reject or remain ignorant of the least desirable aspects of one’s personality, the shadow is largely negative. Dreaming of ghosts or shadows could relate to all the negative experiences that was left unattended.
First time telling this dream to anyone so please bear with, I have had this dream probably more than 20 times in the last 6-7 years, its always in the same house, I live there, but its haunted by an unseen poltergeist, I can feel its evil energy and it keeps slamming doors on me, throwing things around and speaking in a language I don’t understand or growling at me, it happens in all rooms of the house, eventually I get angry at it and start shouting at it to reveal itself, stop hiding and come and face me, that… Read more »
I am thinking the door is symbolic for stuff being closed in your life. If the house represents your psyche this seems you want to challenge this issue but it still remains hidden. One major clue would be to go back (how to stop recurring dreams) to that time 6 years ago and see what transpired in your life. The growling might be connected to masculine (dog) unconsciousness.