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What do ghosts mean in a dream?

Ghost on Stairway

Dream Question 360:

At the first level of dream interpretation, each ghost could be parts of our mind/psyche/personality. Ghosts are dead people. They are an unseen presence or influence.

It could be a part that is not the same that it once was, i.e., that part of the person is now a “ghost of its (former) Self.” It’s just not the way it used to be. It is not the same as it once was.

That part of the person just is not happening anymore–the spirit may be strong but the necessities to pull it off, the real flesh, are no longer there.

It could represent the person being too ethereal and high spirited focusing on the higher Self. They may not be paying enough attention to day-to-day grounded concerns.

With gifted psychic people it may sometimes represent an eerie spiritual feeling you have inside about another person. In a dream, the question would be why was that certain person picked.

It could involve feeling ignored, that people do not see the real you and act as if you are not there.

It could represent feeling ineffective related to being a ghost of your former self.

It could relate to how a part of you has been influenced by the Spirit of another.

These all have the motif of being historical or past parts of yourself whose spirit lives on. In this sense, it would represent an elemental essence of yourself or another person.

All this is not to say that they do not exist. I believe we are affected by spirits according to what the vibration of our inner selves brings into our agenda.

So I do not see them so much as shadow parts of the self as much as I see them as strong historical parts of the self that endure and continue to influence our lives. They are changed, but the spirit is still powerful.

With intuitive persons, it may represent a secret intuitive self that quickly gathers the spirit of a person or situation.

It sometimes indicates a legend.  For example, during the Civil War one of the great marauders of the south who captured Union generals behind the enemy lines, was known as the Gray Ghost. He could come out of thin air, anytime, anywhere.

Or it could mean someone is lost in the sense of ghosts being lost and unable to find their way. They end up roaming aimlessly on earth. At the first level, it could represent the journey of the Lost Soul trying to find the light.

It can also convey the spirit of an epoch such as the “Ghost of Christmas Past.” Or it could show a stain that a person had to live with such as, “he had to live with the ghost of his father’s failure.”

Another possibility might be that a person could imagine themselves doing something as a ghost if they thought something had a low probability of happening in the sense of “he doesn’t have a ghost of a chance of winning.”

There are more meanings of ghosts than with most symbols in dreams I think because it implies spirituality.

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What do ghosts and horses mean in a dream?

Riding Away the Ghosts of the Past

Dream 322: Riding Stress Away

A woman dreamed that she owned a mansion with a stable that were haunted. She made an agreement with the ghosts that if they left her alone, she would not exorcise them. She thoroughly cleaned and decorated the house.

There were many dead animals in her dream as well. They still had all their body parts with the same colors and fur, but they did not breathe.

For months this was a nightmare, but it eventually transformed into a place she loved to visit in her dreams. Her haunted farm became a place of peace and fulfillment.

Interpretatin

Ghosts are often memories of the past because it is like we can be haunted by memories of the past. It is one of the interpretations that Freud was right on. Of course he was not right on everything, but some things he was stunningly right on. That horses often represent female sexual power was one of them.

In any case, animals usually represent basic instincts or drives. It sounded like her instincts had been deadened. She was comfortable with it because her past was a bit wild.

In any case, it sounded like had dealt with her past. She was now at peace. The farm is a natural place suggesting she was more grounded perhaps than in the past.

The dreamer confirmed this interpretation. She noted that her past was somewhat wild. She had recently come to terms with her past. She did it by contemplating and riding horses on a farm. This dream was a condensation because it was true on both a symbolic and concrete level.

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Dream 271: The Orbs Predict Jobs

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Dream 271: Orbs and Ghosts

A twenty-something woman had the following dream: “The other day I had a dream about ghosts in my room, it opened my bedroom door and opened all my dresser drawers and started throwing out all its contents. Then awhile later in my dream, I was in a cabin like house with my mom and I saw 3 orbs, like silver lights, dancing all around the room. I kept saying “mom look! Mom look!” I didn’t know if she could see them. Then suddenly they were coming at me, and as soon as they were up to my face they turned into bubbles that were thick enough to touch without popping. The other integer thing I remember is having an abundance of jobs coming up in my near future. Just thought it was a pretty cool dream to have.”

Interpretation: Clothes usually represent your defenses. The ghost literally represents your spirit. By throwing the clothes on the floor your spirit is urging you to be less defensive. Orbs and circles are usually representatives of the soul and I would have no problem with seeing them as guides.

Houses or cabins can represent the dreamer because they are frameworks out of which you live. The number three is significant because it is the number of change. Three people in a relationship tends to be unstable, and things are going to change. So the dream is predicting personal change.

It is interesting that I think this dream is partly symbolic and partly predictive. Bubbles are made of water and water is emotion almost always. That they do not burst is a good sign because I think the dream is predicting job opportunities for you in the sense that ” your bubble will not be burst.” The ghosts are probably more defensive spirits or attitudes from the past that need to be thrown out. The orbs are likely to be new possibilities she is facing. The orbs are a good omen.

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