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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook RAPES - dream analysis: Dreams have the ability to freak us out - we worry that they are premonitions of something bad about to happen. Do not worry too much as most dreams simply tell us how we thought the day before - they analyse new moods or thoughts as we assess the previous day at the first opportunity. A dream about rape may have a very straightforward meaning. Sometimes rape can be a symbol for a situation where we have felt emotions associated with rape. During rape the victim feels powerless and humiliated. A rape dream may just be the minds way of saying - "I felt powerless". Our dream study had a very interesting rape dream. The dreamer had just visited her sister in law in real life and had felt the following "I just had to sit there and take it. She seemed to be enjoying her attempts to humiliate me and belittle me." Its quite easy to see the parallels as a rapist inflicts humiliation on his victim in the same way as the sister in law subtly inflicted pain.

Rape will link to many day to day issues. Some meanings have their origin entirely in the dreamers own mind. A girl who is sexually inexperienced will be scared of all men. A first sexual experience will seem at first uncomfortable and may seem as scary as rape. So one rape dream in our studies was simply triggered by her worries about men as she was exploring sexual feelings and thoughts. Try too use the questions listed below to see what has caused your dream about rape. It may have a simple explanation.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you felt sexually used recently?
- Do you feel powerless or humiliated in some way right now?
- Has someone been acting in a sexually inappropriate or intimidating way?
- Are you sexually inexperienced and feel nervous at the thought of sex (even with someone you care about)?
- In what ways did you feel totally sick yesterday?
- Who has been lying to you and taking advantage?

KEY WORDS : Sexually inappropriate, sexually awkward, intimidating, powerless, humiliated, lied , used(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.) :
- "I am a virgin and feel awkward sexually"
- "it was sexually inappropriate"
- "yesterday he acted in a way that was really quite sexually intimidating"
- "he just uses women"
- "I feel really insecure around older men"
- "I feel a lot of anger towards men in general"
- "at the time I loved my ex but now all those special moments seem so degrading"
- "I felt totally humiliated"
- "I feel so powerless and abused"
- "I felt sick"
- "They lied and cheated and took advantage of me"
- "It was the worst thing that could have happened to me"


SEE ALSO : Fighting : Drowning : Knives : Killing : Guns : Intruders : Anger
DREAM STUDIES : Rapes : Guns,fights and knives : Deaths and killings : Rape
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of rapes in dreams?

Rape dreams terrify women because they fear that it maybe a premonition. But rapes are symbols which show just how odd the dream mind is. The mind choose rape as a symbol because during rape you experience particular emotions.

Rape is something that thankfully does not happen to everyone. But some people have been raped and abused in their lives and their dreams will occasionally touch on the issue either directly or indirectly. E.g.

"I was raped by my father continually as a child. I am totally over this now. I suppose the fear of rape is in my mind. I have a young daughter and although I totally trust my fiancé I think I may be haunted by the issue. It never really totally goes away."[Dream Dictionary - Horrified that daughter is in shower with Fiancé dream]

A rape dream maybe will represent some issue in which you felt abused or humiliated. E.g.

"I had a really hard day that day yet it was made worse by my boss who made me feel as if he had made a mistake promoting me. I felt HUMILIATED"[Dream symbol - puppy raped dream]

"I cannot believe that they are making me serve that guy. I told my boss exactly what he did to my niece and still I was made to serve him. He makes me SICK"[Dream Dictionary - rape dream]

"At first it seemed bizarre all that ABUSE I got on that Internet forum but now I realise it was just an initiation thing. They do that to everyone"[Dream symbol - raped dream]

"My sister in law was really annoying me yesterday. She keeps treating my children totally differently. Its just wrong. "[Dream symbol - rape and torture dream]

Rape can link to relationships that mean nothing. It maybe that someone is using you. E.g.

"I know my boyfriend wants to dump me but is just keeping until something better comes along. I am not sure what the point is any more"[Dream dictionary - friend raped ]

Rape dreams may represent ways in which you feel powerless against people who lie and cheat

"I Know exactly how to treat those builders now. They have LIED TO ME AND CHEATED me but I know I need to be strong and stand up to them."[Dream symbol - Gang rape dream]

Rapes and molestations may link to moments when you feel unsafe or uneasy. E.g.

"I really don't want to leave my child in the hands of her father because her new wife hates me and really doesn't like my child(and has said so). How can I trust my child with such a woman."[Dream Dictionary - Child molested dream]

Rapes can also be used in a very general sense to express a feeling that something bad happened to you

"Getting that promotion was the WORST THING that ever happened to me. I got really screwed there."[Dream Dictionary - Raped by ex supervisor whose job I took dream]

Rape may also symbolise vulnerable female sexuality. It may link to a girl with little sexual experience who maybe fears sex. E.g.

"I am still a virgin and feel awkward sexually with men. I feel like I would like to explore sexuality but it does scare me"[Dream dictionary - enjoyable rape dream dream]

But do not expect dreams to keep to certain symbolic meanings. Dreams have to be interpreted. Rape may symbolise sadistic or masochistic sexual fantasies. You just have to be aware of the possibilities. E.g.

"I really like it when guys get turned on and they come at me "[Dream dictionary - drug rape and murder dream]

Rape can link to moments when you feel sexually threatened and intimidated. They may link to some moment when you felt someone may have acted in a sexually inappropriate way? E.g.

"This guy at work keeps intimidating me an asking me out even though he knows I have a boyfriend. He comes up to me from behind and touches me. Its just annoying and he doesn't seem to be able to understand that I am not interested. But I do not want to make a big deal about it as he has a child."[Dream symbol - Rape]

"I feel anger towards men in general. I have had several bad relationships and they have all ended up with me feeling used and cheated."[Dream dictionary - angry at man raping me]

A rape can also symbolise how someone else thinks badly of you and feels that you are capable of the worst. E.g.

"These people hate gay people and think we are capable of anything"[Dream symbol - dreamer is enjoying raping]
DREAM TIP : Rape in dreams need not refer to sexual matters at all. Rape is linked with several emotions which are experienced during sexual abuse such as powerlessness. Such emotions are also felt in other settings. So rape may link to situations of any nature where you feel taken advantage of and used. That may happen when we get a business deal that goes wrong or when we are forced to do something degrading at work.
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.

In my dream, I was walking down a road (densely wooded) and I turned around and saw there was a group of guys behind me. I started to walk faster, so did they. The wind slightly blew up my dress (it was short and casual style) and exposed the lower part of my rear. I overheard one of the men saying to the others about easy access and let's get her. When I turned around, I saw the man who said it was dark-haired, nice looking, in his twenties wearing jeans and a black leather jacket. I also noticed more men than the first time I looked. I was very afraid of being gang raped.

I don't know how I managed to get away from them, but I saw an office building and went inside. It was an Allstate Insurance office (I recently changed my insurance to them). I told the people not to let the men know I came in there and I looked for a place to hide. I told the office workers to call the police. I think I may have tried myself, also. I remember walking into different offices trying to find the best place to hide. I tried hiding under a bed, I realized they would look there and moved on. I decided they would find me, so I needed to find a better place to hide. I believe one or more of them may have come into the office looking for me. A woman from the office left with me. We ran across the parking lot into another building. We ran to the bottom floor. I saw metal railing. We got in the elevator. I wanted to go to the top floor. I pressed the button for the sixteenth floor. As the elevator door was closing, one of the men stuck his hand and body between the doors to keep them from closing. I kept pushing the "close door" button on the panel. We managed to get the doors closed. I felt relieved and felt glad that I pushed the 16th floor as they could not run up the stairs faster than the elevator. Then I woke up.

THE REALITY The dreamer was trying to sell her home. Her house had been flooded twice due to the developers next door. They said they would rectify the problem but continually lied and did nothing. They had to be forced at every possible stage. In order to sell the house the dreamer was dependent on builders sorting out the problem. The dreamer was fearful of rainfall and had been losing sleep over the issue for months.

Dreams about rape can have sexual causes but in many cases rape symbolises abuse in a wider sense. Dreams link to your own real life feelings so rape should really be very easy to spot. In this case the dreamer was experiencing a strong sense of abuse in a situation in her life. She had been troubled by a building site next door for months. She had been trying to sell her house but unable to do so because of drainage problems caused by the builders.

So here we have a situation which can obviously link to the dream. How exactly do the symbols portray and express her emotions?

Well in the early part of the dream she is in fear of gang rape yet in the later stages she runs away and fights them off. So actually this dream symbolises her own changing approach towards these builders. She is realising that its maybe something about how she is acting that maybe is encouraging this. They maybe feel that she is a typical woman who knows nothing and therefor is easily taken advantage of. Yet in the later stages of the dream she escapes them. That symbolises how she has learnt to resist the builders and learnt to stand up to them.

Skyscrapers can be seen in dreams as a kind of gauge to measure something. In this case the higher she goes up the skyscraper the stronger she is resisting and standing up to the builders.

Symbolic Meanings
ACROSS : "a transition to a new emotional feeling - a new mood within you"
BED : "a very personal symbol - the dreamer feels that it is something within her that the builders take advantage of"
ELEVATOR : "the dreamers confidence and self belief in standing up to the builders"
HIDING : "deceiving yourself / running away from the truth"
OFFICE : "the dreamer is organizing the issue in her mind"
OVERHEAR THEM SAY ITS EASY ACCESS : "what you overhear you know to be true. The builders think she is an easy touch"
PARKING LOT : "at a standstill - a need to get things moving"
PEOPLE : "generalisations on how you should behave - in this case how to behave in the building industry to get things done"
POLICE : "the dreamer feels that they are not keeping to their contractual obligations "
RAPE : "a sense of your feelings being violated - being taken advantage of"
TOP FLOOR : "The dreamer realises she has to appear confident and strong in front of the builders"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been trying to sell my home for ages. It is proving impossible. There are contractors in next door and pipes have been burst and the whole area is flooded. They have said they will fix things but they lie and continually cheat. I feel so powerless. I am starting to stand up to them now though.".

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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