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DREAM DICTIONARY - Demon :

People uses phrases like "the demons inside me". Dreams are about your emotions so a demon dream may link to fears that lurk deep inside. They may be a figment of your own imagination. Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a demon dream may simply capture your feeling that "I was really abused" and so demon may translate into the word "abused" as the demon was a metaphor for this abuse.

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"
- "prejudice"
(prejudiced behaviour of any kind maybe linked to devils in dreams) - "malicious"
- "frightened"
- "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 DREAMS

Example 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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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 : Demons in a dream linked to the dreamer being racially abused. The devil symbolised this racial abuse - behaviour which is inherently evil and unjust.
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.
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.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers ex husband was a demon linked to his abuse. It was symbolic of the demon inside him.
Example dream : A dreamers demon dreams were linked to her fathers abusive behaviour. His behaviour was 'demonic'
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.
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