What do dreams about death mean?
To dream of seeing any of your people dead, warns you of coming dissolution or sorrow. Disappointments always follow dreams of this nature. To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them. A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one. To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good. A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life. The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us.
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Caroline O' connor @ 2009-04-24 22:43:25
Last night I had a strange dream I was laying on a bed with my boyfriend and I was dying (cant remember what happened before then, why I was dying) the grim reeper flew in and I said to my boyfriend it's time for me to go he gave me a big kiss and then I just seemed to disappear. When I reappeared I was in an alleyway and there was three young children (perhaps 4 years old)on bikes, one of them cycled over and stap me in the leg with a meat cleaver i tried to pull his hand away but he was way to strong, he was cutting my leg deeper and deeper. Woke up after that a little bit scared and wondering what the hell it was all about
Zaitoen @ 2010-09-13 13:45:34
i keep having the same dream. That i am dead but by soul is still around
dani @ 2010-10-06 20:00:17
i had 2 different dreams 1 that my husband had died and the other that mt brother had died??? dont understand.
Makaela @ 2010-11-17 16:38:58
I had a weird reaccuring dream when I was little it was about this person in the ER having surgery and then this black shadow would appear and the person would die and I had this dream over and over again for weeks. I'm still trying to figure out what that dream meant. I don't have it anymore though.
morganviva @ 2010-12-05 17:04:57
I had a dream last night that really shocked me I dreamt that my brother committed suicide and passes away, he has previously tried to kill himself but so have I, my sister who is twin was obviously very upset like me. So we go to where he's buried and he's mummifyed in atiny box i clearly see his form. So my dad and sister decide to un mummify him to say goodbye but whilst I'm outside for some reason there's a drive by. Now I'm very very very confused because obviously I don't want this to happen what does it mean?
Rutt @ 2011-01-04 00:10:50
Last year, i was in my dreams, how my mom killed my dad. thats was so real. And i was shocked when i woke up. I was thinking about it every singel day, if its comes true.. I was shocked like a week or so..
Rich @ 2011-03-10 14:37:18
Last night I dreamt that I died.
It was at the back of my cousins garden in an alley way. I was approached by three Pakistani men in white robes with the rambo style headbands.
They first shot my two dogs and then killed me by shooting me right in the head. I knew what was happening but was unable to react or move.
All of a sudden I saw a very bright white light and that was it.
I woke up terrified and havnt stopped thinking about it today...
stacy @ 2011-04-01 21:16:07
as a kid i used to have dreams where my whole family would die within the same week. every one by a different way. more often than not i would try to save them and it was useless. i couldnt do anything. i moved 6 hours away from home when i was 18 and the dreams stoped for a while. now im in my early 20s and i only dream of my Dad passing away. Its usually by heart attack or car accident and no one is sad about his death but me. it seems so real that i have to call him as soon as i wake up and make sure he is ok. i dont understand why its just my dad now.
Emma @ 2011-04-09 10:36:24
I had a dream about a dead baby it was a little girl and a women iv have never seen before the baby was still warm. My 10 month old son is sick at the moment and the little girl in the dream was about the same age. Is this a sign or something I am freaking out.
hammy @ 2011-05-01 11:44:43
i have recently been plagued by nightmares,in one of my nightmares i walked into a room and looked and saw myself hanging,blood was pouring from my eyes,i also was looking down on myself as the corpse i could feel the ligature around my neck when i woke i was struggling to breath for a while,last night i dreamt that my oldest daughter was dead,this freaked me right out as i woke up shouting and crying ,please can sombody help me ,am i going mad,recently i have just gone through a crown court trial,can this be the underlying problem ,as i am really scared of the outcome,is it the shape of things to come,please can some one explain,maybe i need to go and see a psychiatrist.
Steve @ 2011-06-05 03:20:10
So a girl whome i know has feelings for me, yet I'm not fond of her, yet i have given her intimacy on a couple of occasions. She told me she has had SEVERAL dreams of me dying. I'm scared to know what this means. I read the description above but I'm still confused as to what it could really mean for me or for her. Any suggestions?
... @ 2011-07-11 09:19:11
my worst dream we're at the top of a hill and my brother dearest to me pushes me off then rides down the mountain screaming with me i awoke about 10 feet before hitting the ground. i was hungry when i slept and earlier i was "light headed" possibly from hunger and explains the strange mountain a giant bowl shape with snowy ridges and trenches going down it...
chloe @ 2011-07-23 22:46:07
i keep having various dreams of being killed, in different ways, my most recent dream was that my boyfriend chucked me across the room and then shot me a couple of times
i dont understand why
helen @ 2011-09-22 22:54:59
i had a dream that i came out of the floor & faced my self then strangled my self .
Elijah @ 2011-10-14 19:41:16
The past few nights I've had multiple dreams around the same time and waking up at 4:03 in the morning with cold sweats and an unease of feelings and discomfort. The first dream i was in a office and looked around to see a woman in the corner maybe pouring coffee or something of that nature, another man on the opposite side of her also busy with work, i look down at maybe a time sheet or some sort of number sheet with dates and things of that sort, i look back up to see the woman bending over to do a line of cocaine on the counter and turning away to say really right here and as i looked away she became a hunched over kind of black figure and i felt this dark presence behind me, and i couldn't turn around and it was putting pressure on the back of my head as if to say don't dare turn around and as i tried to say stop i heard the sound of a lighter and the sound of someone inhaling getting closer and closer to my ear until the noise became to much for me to take and i woke. The second dream i was looking down to see muddy water up close to a dirt path that i was standing on and i look over to see blood gathering from where i followed with my eyes to an island, my dream cut as though i were in the sky to see two women i don't know one carrying the other for fear of touching the water one dragging a line or rope attached to a boat or raft not sure, they walked towards the island as they walked up i was back to seeing out of my eyes only to look towards where the blood had been coming from which was a dead clown in between a fence and rock his hand up in the air and pointing to a rock where i look to see some words and as i walked over to wipe off the sand that was covering the words i woke up as i was wiping. The third dream i was sitting in a class room or maybe just a room with a lot of chairs some people i never met before sitting around me looking as if to say hurry up and do something, i look down and there's a guitar in my hand, i tried playing something that me and my old bandmates used to play with no success, i say to them ill get it it's just going to take a second, right after that i hear a car crashing outside and the sound of panic in the hall ways and people screaming i look outside to see missiles flying down and crashing over a city into buildings and one that i recognized which was the American bank center in Corpus Christi Texas.. I woke shortly after.. So yea i woke up at 4:03 three nights in a row dunno what it means or even if there's an explanation..But yea I've never woke up from a dream before and felt like i did from those few.
William @ 2011-10-23 12:07:30
my dream was kinda of the sort , I suppose , it started off somewhat joyous , sitting at a table with a few friends who are still alive yet a pastor comes to me and asks to borrow something I was using which was a mini mouse to a laptop I was currently on at the table with friends , he then asked if I could come set it up for him , so i said ok , whence following him we cam to a very big church , upon entering I could hear happy organ music , from then entering two double doors I saw hundreds of people in prayer and happy , the all got up after finishing and walked towards more doors at the front of the church upon this there was a big staircase leading about 50 feet upwards to a velvet-ed flooring , in front of it was a huge cascading waterfall however the water was flowing upwards against the wall, as people turned and faced foward with thier backs against the wall they smiled as it lifted them upward, at this time the pastor placed his hand on my shoulder and said it was my time son as well smiling , however I am really freaked out by this dream as I am in the prime of my life at only 25 years old , great things have happened to me in last month alone , from getting married , becoming hired on at my job , as well as having all my bills in order with many of them dropping in price , so what can this mean , need some help from my fellow dreamers....please kinda freaked out .. literally just had this dream about 20 mins ago...
mochela @ 2011-12-09 11:07:59
I dream about my grand pa dead and that he was telling me all will be ok but he is still alive
Ben @ 2012-01-17 04:38:36
The dream started in a church, I was praying in front of the alter. All of the sudden I grab a gun out of my pocket and pointed to my head and shot myself. I could feel my self getting cold and hardly moving. I then woke up in cold sweat.
Amys @ 2012-01-31 16:04:14
My dream started off with a man (that i don't know) lying on a road. He had a blood gushing out of his lower back. He asked me to help him. He said he was shot by someone he knew. He began to describe how the man killed him. He was returning home from work and when he walked in his friend was with his wife playing cards. He asked what was he doing and they explained to him that they had been having an affair for a while. The guy who was shot turned around in disgust and while he did his friend shot him. He brought me through this event. After, he said that he doesn't know if he is dead yet or if he is still alive. But either way he needed my help. He said his friend was pretending to be his friend. He then handed me a piece of paper with the shooters name. I woke up scared and freaked out. But later that day I typed that name and found out about two or three years ago a man with that name killed his friend...
Dylan @ 2012-02-11 11:17:50
I had a dream that I was walking past some sort of mass grave,it was odd,because the way that the decomposing bodies were left,was the same way you'd leave wood if you were trying to naturally season them. I saw my grave,and my rotting feet sticking out-My sister was alive,I asked her what she was doing,she said "Trying to read your inscription-I read mine,It described me perfectly" then I continued walking.
Cierra @ 2012-02-25 08:08:34
I had a dream my boyfriend and my best friend we sleeping over at my house and then all of a sudden he killed my best friend and me
Then when I woke up and ran crying to my friend downstairs bc I live at his house bc I'm soon to be adopted by his family he said that my boyfriend asked to sleep over next week WTF does it mean?!?!?!?! Am I gonna die?????
GiGi @ 2012-03-01 01:27:05
Last night I had a dream my neice was stabbed in front of me after pleading with the attacker to kill me instead. He then stabbed her in the back. The whole time my sister in law and myself knew but we did not tell my brother and then after 2 days she was back.
Sally @ 2012-03-05 19:51:33
If I exactly remember I was dreaming that someone wanted to kill my dad nd burry him in the ground alive I looked and noticed it was my uncle the reason why he killed my dad was because he was laid of from his construction company and he was trying had to find a job and the reason why my uncle wanted to bhrry him underground alive cause he was sleeping with my dad girlfriend. But in my dream I crying like if there was no tomarrow I shed tears of a babie. Then me askin her why would she take my dad life away it cause she happy with my uncle. HONESTLY IN THE REAL WORLD I DISLIKE MY DAD AND HIS GIRLFRIEND I WAS SURPRISED I WAS CRYING IN THE DREAM BUT THEN I WHEN I WOKE UP I STILL CRYING. THIS WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL DREAM TO HAVE ABOUT MY DAD.
Tay @ 2012-03-24 04:57:41
In all my dreams for the past two weeks every single night i have hung myself...
Elsa @ 2012-03-27 19:04:57
I dreamed about i was somewhere dont remember but i turned around and their was this random guy who was pointing at me with a gun right at my forehead and i told him no but then he pulled the trigger i felt the pain it was horrible and he keept shooting i could feel all the shoots going threw me and that pain but in that same dream i woke up like nothing i just wonder what it means.
jeanette @ 2012-06-07 23:19:44
i keep dreaming that i hang myself out of my bedroom window?????
Nicolepenagos123 @ 2012-07-04 20:18:06
I had a dream that I was being pulled from bedroom window only by arms and was screaming with no noise it was like I tried but nothing would come out also I had a friend on my bed and they as well couldn't do anything to help me
I also keep dreaming of my boyfriends friends coming into his house and robbing us then shooting up with a shotgun and I'm always last to die???
Maria @ 2012-07-18 12:06:34
I dreamt my brother as a spirit who came to say goodbye to my mother and I. I still remember what we said. I told him I was sorry and I missed him and I loved him and a few inside jokes. It felt so real it hurt. My brother is still alive! He is in jail though and has been for 7 months. This might be a bit off topic but I thought I should share that.
adele @ 2012-10-25 22:36:34
ihad this dream last night that a vicor came to see me and because i was very down he told me i had to be cremated so i went to the church with him and there was a few ppl there who was getting cremated the vicor put you in a room that was very cold but cosy liying in the coffin he gave me something to drink the next morning i was dazzed when the vicor came in he said it was time he made me cross my arms and put the lid down on the coffin i was wheeled somwere then i felt the heat but in my dream there was alot of comostion then my husband removed the lid and told some1 to do cpr on me but he said its to late she gone he said no do it on her now she hasnt gone yet then he pulls me up out the coffin and we stgart to run and run and run i end up on a island with lots of friends and family happy to see me even a few thats already dead but not my husband i never seen him
Muhammad @ 2012-10-26 06:23:41
i'am 14 years old i dreamed that i was in the bus and i was on the bus door and i saw the girl i love comming so i leted her pass then after when we got to the school it started raining i were afraid that i would get sick but i had to walk under it . then in the half way from the bus station to the school it stoped raining and it was sunny again then i entred the school dor and i saw the girl i love comming again so i wanted to open the door for her again and i did . then i went to the classroom and it started raining again ? then alot of planets mde a circle around the sun and the earth were shaking and i really thought it was the end of the world then i woke up .
thandi @ 2012-11-07 12:31:21
last night i dreamed about me and my husband's first wife making peace and our husband was praying by that time and we ended up hugging each other, then sudently my husband and the first wife left me and go to church when i walk to church i didnt find them, then i was thinking maybe they went to another church.
Carli @ 2012-11-17 01:06:05
I have had two dreams in a row that a close friend of mine (same friend in both dreams) dies in different ways and I always end up waking up crying. Each death is really violent and I see it happening and it's really disturbing
Mandy @ 2012-11-18 17:12:15
My bf dreamt that I went outside of his house and I hung myself.he said in his dream he tried to help me by picking me up and holding me but he couldn't cut the rope and hold me up. He SaI'd he remembered that the neighbours came out and cut the rope. That's really weird dream. He also dreams that I cheat on him. I've had a dream myself where I have cheated on my my bf with a friend of mine who died last year. It freaks me out abit to be honest.
kitty cat @ 2013-03-30 13:51:04
2 gjys came after me and my neice and i killed both of them to save her
bob @ 2013-04-09 15:52:25
In my dream I am laying in a field looking up in 2 the blue sky and there are missiles flying over my head and then they go bang and all I do is just lie there
Kiara @ 2013-04-18 17:36:50
I just had a dream that my boyfriend was being hit with a huge ax by a long time friend he hasn't hung out with for awhile. Was trying to call the police but it kept saying server was down. Then seen a post on Instagram that a friend (comupter geek) who has disappointed us turned off the server for all emergency calls. So no one was able to call the police or help. Woke up and now trying to find answers. Pls help I can't go back to sleep I'm afraid.
Justin @ 2013-04-19 08:05:32
I've always had very vivid dreams, most in color. I've dreamed things happening before they do and even some killings even though i didn't know the person in the slightest. Last night i dreamt i was walking down the stairs with a young man about my age with a black shirt blonde hair and a familiar face. We were just talking then i noticed myself in the mirror. I was shaven and wearing a over sized white shirt like i was acting gangster like when i was young. My face was slightly swollen, then i notice my lip had been slashed open. I started to leave and i immediatly tried to shut the door. The other guy was fighting me to open the door. There was a pressence up stairs that was asking if something was a matter, and i yelled "he's trying to kill me!", the other guy says under a hushed voice that i could hear perfectly, "you said you wouldn't tell". Fearful i open the door behind me go through and shut it fighting again with the guy to keep it shut knowing he's trying to stab me. He gets the door open farther on a stronger pull against me and i see a flash of his arm. I think everything is ok but he stops trying to open the door and i start walking to the car in a garage that is where i feel a cold burning sensation near my chest and stomach. I grab my chest hearing water splashing onto the ground, it was so warm to the touch. I felt as tho i was being drained, realizing slowly that he had stabbed me in the stomach i grasp the shirt to where i think the wound may be tightly hoping to stop the flow of this blood, trying to get to the car to get help, i didn't want to die, but the blood seemed to flow so fast every time i moved and more came out at every heart beat. Everything faded to black and i awoke. I'm quiet scared, i know there may be just a subconscious message all over the dream. But this seemed so real. Like the other deaths of people i had dreamt. Please help.
Tiffany sunshae @ 2013-05-23 10:54:10
I just found out my brother was murdered. After being with family that day, I fell asleep after crying non stop. Suddenly about an hr. Later, something grabbed and shook my right theigh. Woke me straight up. I was to afraid to move, or look. I was angry at myself because I could feel my heart beating. I held my breath because I was that scared. I didnt want to hear myself breathing. What does this means anybody. Was my brother trying to tell me something?? That night I was definetely to afraid to find out.
amanda @ 2013-08-15 08:08:38
i had a dream (5 yrs ago) about someone i was close to dying on a street bike. i couldn't see who the person was but i knew i was close to them. i woke up freaking out and woke my sister up and told her what happened. She told me nobody had passed away. i was still in high school at the time so we got up and got on the bus. Our bus driver then asked us if we knew the kid that had passed away from the school we had went to before. I turned ghost white only to find out my dream had really happened and before i could tell her my dream she told me exactly my dream. He was my best friend and i couldn't function for a while after his death. But i want to kno why i had this dream about him before it happened! .. if i could go back i would tell him how i really felt about him. I love him and miss him sooooo much i just wish i could see his face still.
Anonymous @ 2013-09-01 20:31:06
I had a weird dream last night. I was always very prone to nightmares. I use to get a lot when I was a child which they said is normal for some children. Last night I had a dream that I was going on a trip. I was leaving my house and went back in to get the rest of my things. My friends waited in the car. So I turn around and see this figure standing in front of me. It was a tall dark figure you could not really make it out but as well as the the lite in the house were not on. It was raining outside. So I call my friend and they say "Im outside" and I say "Someone is in the house!" and than they come running in and the figure is gone. However when I leave the house I lock everything. I get a message on my phone with a picture of the very unclear figure. It says "You are going to die" and than I woke up. Is it normal I feel like something is trying to warn me something bad is going to happen?
felix @ 2013-09-07 11:48:57
We were sleeping in bed.. All of a sudden my wife has a meat clever and chops my neck. It took 3chops and i died.
Brad Collins @ 2013-10-09 01:57:30
I keep having a dream that I'm in chair and my head is being cut off with a sharp knife it looks like a cline cut and then I wake up I've had this dream around 5 times a week and it's on going Plz help
Cheyenne @ 2013-10-15 12:39:02
I keep having dreams about school shootings and stsbbings. It usually goes along the lines of im in class and then someone makes a gasping sound and everyone runs to the window and (depending on the dream) I see someone being stabbed/shot multiple times. The whole school goes on lockdown until we catch him, only we don't. I wake up and he still wasn't caught. Should I tell someone?
tiptonic @ 2013-10-24 07:51:04
last night I had a dream that I strangled my 10 month old son and my wife to death please tell me what this means Iit was so real I could feel there pulses and I woke up scared to death at the feeling of murdering them I love them both dearly and would never want to hurt them please tell me what it means
Bea @ 2013-10-31 16:38:58
I hate a nightmare felt so real that tgey shot me point blank what does this mean it scared me
Kim @ 2013-11-13 11:17:58
Try your family photo include your wife and your baby on bed side table , in your wallet . Pray more to ask god help u his path. Also be kind to people in need, help them as you can and do not put too many thing in your mind . And go for yoga. Remember help help people and be kind....start as soon as you can. You will be okay.
Andrea @ 2013-11-15 16:41:55
My daughter and I both dreamt about each other on the same night and at the same time. She dreamt that I was very poorly in hospital and had died but resuscitated, staff weren't looking after me well so she shouted at staff. I dreamt that my daughter had died and I was looking after my grandson. Any ideas why we should dream about each other on the same night and at the same time?
Pamela @ 2013-12-05 04:20:52
I had a dream a bout my boyfriend taken me to some place but i couldn't make out where it was but i didn't see my boyfriend and i was thinking flip sack what is he doing bringing me here i still couldn't make out where is was it was a bit of a blur then out of no where this tall dark haired good looking man was all over me out side the the place i thought he was gay though but he anoughed me by bing to touchy feely with me and id never seen him before in my life then i was in a church and i seen my dead granda and granny sitting to gether my granda winked at me and smiled and my granny was looken down with a grin on her face and then i woke up my granda died when i was four years old and my granny will be dead three years this xmiss what dose this mean
Maureen Baker @ 2013-12-10 11:40:11
I had a dream were a woman id never met told me I would die in 3 weeks what does this mean
Rachel @ 2014-01-10 22:21:10
I had a dream last night that my father was outside on the front porch and he had a heart attack and died there. I seemed to be the only one upset about it, everyone else in the dream, especially my mom, was hardly bothered by it.
leslie @ 2014-02-18 17:43:59
i had the weirdest scariest dream ever my boyfriend just got out of jail and he went to the store with family friend well the family friend comes back but not my boyfriend he then tells me someone came up behide him and cut his throat i was in tears balling
Teresa @ 2014-02-27 12:38:46
I had a dream last night about me and my husband went to court and the kids were with us and the judge called my daughter up to testify and I had my son all I know I was outside he came out the court house and I ask him where is my daughter. He just left...I went to the bathroom she was in a clear bag tied up he had killed her.I woke up in tears but couldn't cry in my dream no matter how hard I tried. What does it means?
dave @ 2014-03-06 13:16:35
I had a dream where we were all having a great time i new every 1 there icept 1 person i was in my mums old pub and it looks very different today but in my dream it was exacly how it usto be i was so happy to be back as miss the place teribly eny way the man i didnt know 1 of my frends murdered him for no reason and no 1 seemed to care i was the only 1 who gave a dam i woke up feeling very disturded by this dream felt very unsey for the rest of the day
Justine @ 2014-03-15 13:14:46
I don't think I should be having dreams like this cause I am young but I am. every dream I am dead then I just see what life will be like without me
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