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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

TORTURE : Torture can link to painful situations and extreme pressure being placed upon you that you simply cannot get away from. Yet torture is connected to our understanding of the nature of evil and our need to understand why bad events occur. In another sense torture may be symbolic of a wish to extract some secret piece of information or a wish to keep something secret at all costs.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Has some situation been very tortuous recently?
- Has there been some recent pain or sadness that you have had to deal with?
- Is there some secret that you will never ever reveal?

KEY WORDS : Keeping a secret, abuse, personal sadness, stressed,dreading

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I intend to make him talk"
- "I will never let her know the reason why"
- "He is a pig and never lets stops picking on me"
- "I feel really stressed out by the situation there"
- "I a dreading what will happen tomorrow"
- "I have been thinking a lot about why bad things happen in my life"
- "I have been having to come to terms with such pain and sadness


SEE ALSO : Hiding : Frustration : Chasing : Intruder : Torture
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 Torture in dreams?

Torture may suggest that you are dreading something about to happen. E.g.

"I know that interview tommorrow will be difficult and very invasive. I know it will be for the best though"[Dream Dictionary - Children tortured]

Torture may simply suggest that you feel tortured by events and emotions in your mind. E.g.

"I am in a TV reality show and right now I feel isolated and feel very alone. Yesterday was a terrible day for me"[Dream Dictionary - being tortured]

"I am having trouble from my manager at work. He never lets up on me and takes every opportunity to humiliate me"[Dream Dictionary - shaggy looking man wants to torture me]

"I am been watched by my mother. I got into trouble recently and she will not let go. I am under surveillance all the time"[Dream Dictionary - tortured by a man in my house]

Torture is often used as a means to get someone to talk. It can therefor be loosely associated with a need to keep quiet or a wish to get some information out of someone. E.g.

"My mother has found out that I am friends with a prominent and respected businessman. She does not know that I know him through Poker nights with some dodgy characters. I simply cannot let her find that out. "[Dream Dictionary - tortured by germans]

Torture can link to your own thoughts about evil and badness in general. E.g.

"I had the dreams when I had an evil perspective on life. I was convinced that if some evil trouble was solved in your life then it was replaced by another. I was a child at the time and abused by my parents"[Dream dictionary - torture]

"My friend recently commited suicide. I am having trouble coming to terms with it. I feel guilty for not helping more and spotting the signs"[Dream symbol - Tortured mocking smile]
THE DREAM I was watching some children. They were in a primary school. They had been seperated off and each suspended in a rather tortuous position. The way they were suspended reminded me of the exercises I have to take to help cope with my asthma.I saw the look on the little childrens faces and they looked tortured and scared. But I also seemed to know that they were safe.

THE REALITY The dreamer had been suffering chronic health problems. The very next day he was due to have an important meeting to discuss his health situation. He knew his new social worker was going to be asking some very difficult and invasive questions.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am due to meet my new social worker tomorrow. I know that the questions are going to be very invasive. I am not looking forward to it. But I know its for the best"

DREAM ANALYSIS The dream mind is almost like a diary of the emotions that you felt the day before. So much so that you can easily trace back exact emotions to the day before. This dream is easy to interpret because the emotions that the dreamer felt match up with those in the dream.

The sense of torture in the dream was linked specifically the sense of dread at a very gruelling interview the next day. The children perhaps link to the dreamers fear that his life was being taken over. His health situation had got so bad that his life was being taken over by health workers.

Yet there was also a sense of safety mixed in with these tortured children. A sense that this was for the best.

Finally the dreaer also immediately associated the dream with some breathing exercises he had been taught. He didn't like doing these exercises but knew that his situation would immediately improve if he kept to this exercise regime.

Symbolic Meanings
CHILDREN : "The dreamers life was becoming so bad that people were taking over and making decisions for him(in the same way as children have decisions taken for them). "
SAFE : "The dreamer realised that the help he was getting with his health was invasive and difficult to accept yet he knew it was for the best"
TORTURED : "The sense of real dread over an interview the next day"

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