DREAM DICTIONARY - Demon :
In practice demons could translate into many words - here is the full list - "mischievous","bad habits", "selfish","racial abuse" ,"inherently evil","unjust", "abusive", "targeted" , "nasty", "violent", "fault", "in the wrong", "out to get you", "grudge", "twisted mind", "sleep paralysis", "prejudice", "malicious", "frightened" and "homophobic". (Try to see how these words are relevant. We will discuss why these words are on the list later).
Now try to see how words in this list feature in your thoughts. Think of the things that you write down in a diary or tell a friend. Its likely that dreams translate into conscious thoughts that you are all too aware of - nowadays not many people believe in the unconscious mind. If any of the thoughts that you have seem to feature words on the list then its likely that the dream could link to that thought - it may even portray that exact thought process. So if you have been feeling that "My son has been picking up some bad habits" then the demon in a dream may portray that feeling exactly. Often one of these key words will feature in just one thought. If key words were to feature in more than one issue then the dream could represent either issue. So you would look for further clues.
WHY ARE THESE KEY WORDS LINKED TO THIS SYMBOL? - "mischievous" (a demon portrays the devil inside a mischievous child)
- "bad habits"
- "selfish" (bad people are selfish)
- "racial abuse" (the act of a really evil person)
- "inherently evil" (devils are evil)
- "unjust" (devils are selfish and do not treat people fairly)
- "abusive" (demons could be a metaphor for any type of abusive behaviour)
- "targeted" (if you feel targeted in some way then you might suspect that whatever you do you cannot stop someone picking on you (even if you are clearly in the wrong - eg you have been picked on by the tax man))
- "nasty" (a demon hints at actions which are nasty and malicious)
- "violent" (we often associate evil with violence) - "at fault" (if we feel we are in the right then we will often believe that the other side is evil and twisted and malicious (all qualities that we associate with the devil))
- "in the wrong" (demons link to issues of right and wrong so someone who is in the wrong is portrayed as a demon)
- "out to get you"
- "grudge" (if someone has a grudge against you then nothing you can do will alter the actions. Their actions are inherently evil so they are portrayed by demons)
- "twisted mind" (good people think clearly and honestly whilst those who are selfish think in twisted and selfish ways)
- "sleep paralysis"
(prejudiced behaviour of any kind maybe linked to devils in dreams) - "malicious"
- "homophobic" (prejudiced behaviour of any kind maybe linked to devils in dreams)
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Were you really frightened the day before the dream in any way?
- Are you the victim of people who pick on you bully you?
- Have you been nasty or abusive to someone else recently?
- What bad habits are you picking up?
- Do you have any children who are picking up some bad new habits?
KEY WORDS : Frightened, racial abuse, malicious, bad habits, picking on someone(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "really frightened "
- "I was just evil to him yesterday"
- "racially ABUSED"
- "my sons are learning some BAD HABITS and I think they are being led astray"
- "being picked on"
- "Why did she do something so terrible to herself?"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream in which the dreamer is accused of being a demon linked to an incident the day before. The dreamers sister turned up and they both believe that the other is at fault for causing serious problems within the family. For convenience we could even translate the demon into the phrase "she is the one in the wrong" and this theme was central in this thought "My sister thinks I am the one in the wrong but she always causes the problems. Its her fault!"
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is accused of being the devil was triggered when the dreamer met someone that she did not like the day before. She left immediately and some might have thought that she was the one in the wrong for leaving. They may have thought her belief that he was out to get her was a complete exaggeration and that she was the one in the wrong. Overall the dream meaning included this theme of "in the wrong" and the dream captured this precise thought process "They will think I am in the wrong and they will all be talking about me but I know he is out to get me". Demons are an excellent symbol for "in the wrong" as they are inherently associated with wrong and evil.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was chased by the devil was linked to her meeting someone she did not like the night before. She left immediately. She believed that he was behind two robberies which had happened to her personally. It is very clear that the devil represented this real fear of someone who was 'out to get her'. The overall dream meaning involved this theme of "out to get her" and captured this exact thought process "I hate being in presence and simply had to leave as I think he is out to get me. I know he would have been saying it was all my fault"
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers ex husband was a demon linked to his abuse. It was symbolic of the demon inside him. We all use phrases like "It's the devil in him that makes him do it" or "he has an evil side to him."
Example dream : A dreamers demon dreams were linked to her fathers abusive behaviour. His behaviour was 'demonic'. The dreamer had been getting demon dreams since her father had been emotionally abusive towards her. The "demon" could translate into the word "abusive" and the dreams meaning simply catches this feeling "My father is so abusive." But the "demon" could be associated with other feelings such as "he is out to get me".
Example dream : A demon in a dream was linked to the dreamers husband who was being threatened with deportation. The demon was therefore symbolic of the feeling that someone (the immigration authorities) were out to get him. The mind tends to see the "devil" as someone who is against you. The immigration authorities are seen in this simplistic way as the dreamer believes that they are "out to get him." If they are not with him they are inherently evil. The dream also hints at the power of the devil as a metaphor for the power of the immigration authorities "I cannot fight against something with so much power!" Powerful and faceless bureaucracies are seen as evil.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer faces a demon serpent was linked to the dreamer facing execution in real life the next day. She was facing a demon serpent rather than an executioner because she was being persecuted for her religious beliefs. So the dream was quite literal in that the devil was a symbol for itself and her feelings about religion. Her paranoias were becoming real as she was facing death in the arena. For her the lions in the arena were symbols of the devil. For concenience we could translate the devil in the dream into the phrase "the hardships that I am facing" and the dream caught this feeling "I am facing extreme hardship and torture tomorrow and I am going to need to keep my faith."
Example dream : A demon dream occurred whilst the dreamer was worrying about her sons bad habits. we often use the term 'little devil' to describe mischievous boys. We could even translate the "devil" in the dream into the word "mischievous" and the dreams meaning linked to a way in which the dreamer was using that word "My son has become very mischievous and I fear he is getting in with the wrong crowd." The devil also hints at other phrases like "bad person", "teenage gangs" and "naughty boy."
Example dream : A demon dream symbolised the dreamers recognition that she had acted very selfishly in starting a new relationship. It had been a selfish decision and had messed things up
Example dream : Devils in a dream linked to the dreamer being racially abused. The devil symbolised this racial abuse - behaviour which is inherently evil and unjust. For convenience we could even translate symbolically the "devil" into the words "evil and unjust" and the dreams meaning links to obvious ways in which we might use these words to describe key feelings such as "He is inherently evil and unjust. He is a vile racist!" Devils in this context could also be translated into phrases like "wrong", "evil" and "out to get me."
Example dream : A demon was symbolic of her mothers unbelievably selfish actions. She had just gone on holiday and someone had said that her mother would stay there. This was typical of the dreamers mother who would just up sticks and leave. To move without telling her daughter was an 'evil' act. We could even translate the "demon" symbolically into the word "selfish" and the dreams meaning would link to this obvious way in which the dreamer would use this word such as "She is so selfish. I have worry that she will not come back from her holiday and will stay in Japan." Selfish acts link by association with the devil whilst selfless acts link with "God" and "charity" and "Good."
Example dream : A demon dream seemed to link to the dreamers worries about violent crime near where she lived.
Example dream : Fighting a demon linked to the dreamer struggling with real pain. The demon symbolised this health problem which she knew little about - it was an 'unknown force' causing her pain. So if you know little about something then superstition can fill its place.
Example dream : A demon dream linked to the dreamer working in a dangerous part of town. She felt very frightened by the type of people who lived there.
Example dream : A dream chased by devils linked to the dreamer being racially abused just recently.
Example dream : A demons shouting at me linked to the dreamer really abusing a guy the day before. He realised that he got away with it but that things might not have gone so well. He might have provoked serious retaliation from him.
Example dream : A demon dream linked to the dreamers sons picking up some bad habits. The demons symbolised the demons inside them as they started to mix with the wrong crowd.
Example dream : A demon dream linked to the dreamer holding a massive grudge the day before after getting into a dispute with a friend.
Example dream : A demon dream linked to the dreamers friend having committed suicide. She was trying to understand how his mind came to be so tortured.
Example dream : A demon pushing down on the dreamer dream linked to the dreamer suffering from sleep paralysis. This is a sleep condition where we half wake up - we are partially awake but we also recognise that we are feeling intensely paralysed.
Example dream : A demon dream where the dreamer feels evil people are pressing against him was sleep paralysis. The dream captured the dreamers uncomfortable feelings as he half woke up.
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