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The meaning of Kill in dream | Dream interpretation


Material aspects: To dream of being killed suggests we are under an influence – usually external – which is making us, or an aspect of our personality, ineffective in everyday life. Killing someone in a dream is attempting to be rid of the influence they have over us.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Killing is an extreme answer to a problem.

It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent our perception of the need for an act of violence. In particular this may be against ourselves or a part of our personality that is no longer acceptable.

The impulse may not be correct, though some adjustment needs to be made.

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Dreams of killing someone signify a desire to get rid of an unacceptable aspect of self, extreme -denial, perfectionism, suppressed anger, rage, destruction, fear, defensiveness and an expression of your fight for survival. Consider who is being killed and by who, and this will help you to receive the gift of this dream.

For example, if you dream of killing a male, then you are attempting to kill off your masculine energy; if you are killing a female, then you are attempting to kill your female energy, etc. Also, this dream may denote your desire to eliminate a destructive habit. See Shadow, Integration Dreams and Venting Dreams.

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Example: ‘When inside the house I dream of recur­rently, I am terrified of someone, a man who is trying to find and kill me’ (Barbara T). As a young woman Barbara discov­ered the dead body of her father (he had shot himself) in the house of her dream. Being killed shows Barbara feeling over­whelmed by the feelings about her father—the man. Being killed: an interior or exterior influence which you feel is ‘kill­ing’—undermining, making ineffective, strangling, choking— one’s self confidence or sense of identity. Killing: repressing or stopping some aspect of oneself, as when we kill our love for someone. Killing parents, animals: see family; animals.

Example: ‘Some two weeks before my dear wife died of cancer of the oesophagus, at about three a.m. in the morning, she shot up in bed screaming “No. No! No!” On questioning her she said her mother, who had died in November 1981, was trying to kill her’ (Gerry B). In this unusual dream the wife feels the approach of death, depicted by her mother. As dreams suggest, death is as much a new area of experience as adolescence was, it would have helped the dreamer if she had taken time to develop a more positive relationship with her mother as described in dream processing. See death.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

If you dream that you kill someone, it means that you are facing a serious conflict between your desires and the moral principles that you are forced to follow. This dream also reveals the unconscious attempt to suppress part of your mind you do not accept; so you may be killing some aspect of your nature you dislike. A good example of this is the case of a man who dreams of killing a woman. The real reason is probably that he wants to reject his feminine side at all cost. Such dreams must be analyzed very carefully, as they reveal the need to deepen within ourselves and find some acceptable outlet in order to avoid a violent situation. The dream could also be motivated by a feeling negative toward someone, which leads you to let off steam in a dream.

There will be disputes and you will have to make sacrifices.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Killing almost inevitably symbolizes a violent ending of some sort. Often there is a struggle involved and spiritually it is important in dreams that we are the one who overcomes our opponent.

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See Murder, re persons.

To kill an animal is usually symbolic.

The dreamer wishes to be nil of a difficult situation that appears to be like an animal. See Animals.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

See Murder.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

Spiritually kill with harmful words; see “knife”, “gun”, and “dead”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

The act of killing in a dream need not be negative.

As we grow and change, it often feels like we are “killing off ’ old parts of our life. Alternatively, killing in a dream may mean that one has murdered the incentive or enthusiasm for life. (See also Murder).

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

To dream about killing is not necessarily negative. It often means the dreamer is letting go of old habits and attitudes in order to go on to a new stage of life. However, a dream of being a hitman (a hired killer) is negative - see “Killer”, below.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To dream you kill a man signifies assuredness of business; to dream you kill your father, is a bad sign; to dream you are killed, denotes loss to him who has killed you.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

To kill someone or to be killed represents destroying parts of the self, killing off beliefs, behaviors or energies represented by the victim.

If you are killing a parent, you are getting rid of some of your outmoded parental behavior or the old way of relating to a parent.

If killing a child, you are destroying the child part of yourself or perhaps certain childish behaviors. Note whether killing male or female, old or young, and so on. Whether the aspects of self are useless and no longer needed or valuable and being denied, depends upon the dream context.

If you are being killed and bleeding, you are losing energy or the life force. Your own thoughts, actions or others in your life are taking your energy. See Blood.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


To Kill | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Kill

DEATH / KILLING

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending physical death. Rather, it is a reference to the need to change one’s path in life and allow old attitudes to die. Death usually means that radical change is necessary.

Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:

1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.

It is a transition to something new.

2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).

3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.

4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.

5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.

6. Something is dying inside.

7. A close connection with somebody deceased.

8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).

According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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KILLED

To dream that you are killed (or being chased by a killer) foretells that enemies are working against you.... My Dream Interpretation

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KILLER

To dream of being chased by a killer is symbolic of demonic activity and spiritual enemies, Jn. 10:10 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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KILLER

To see a killer commit murder in your dream, foretells sadness caused by the misdeeds of others.

If you are a hired killer in your dream, this means you will be involved in some dishonorable adventure which will damage your reputation.

To dream that you are killed or being chased by a killer, foretells that enemies are working against you.

If you dream that a killer spares your life, you are hopeful that an enemy or rival will stop working against you in real life. Be careful about relying on hopes, however!... My Dream Interpretation

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KILLER WHALE

A killer whale in a dream represents spiritual guidance.

The killer whale is a dangerous animal which in a dream represents a part of your psyche which has great power but which must be followed carefully.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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KILLER WHALE

To see a killer whale in your dream signifies distrust and suspicious motives.... My Dream Interpretation

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KILLER WHALE

There is a shadowy and inflated connection to the depths of awareness that the whale brings.

If the dream presents you with the distinction of a killer whale, you are examining fears that live deep below the surface, but are still available to be visited and explored.

(See Whale.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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KILLER(S)

1. Need to face imminent threat.

2. Fear and/or excitement.

3. Feeling of helplessness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KILLING

To dream of killing a defenseless man, prognosticates sorrow and failure in affairs.

If you kill one in defense, or kill a ferocious beast, it denotes victory and a rise in position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

1. Reinforcing belief that one can defend oneself.

2. Desire to eliminate or minimize certain aspects of personality, in the dreamer or others.

3. Indication of need to control one’s anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KILLING

(Murder; Suicide) Killing in a dream represents a major sin.

If one kills himself, or commits suicide in fear of the consequences of his sins in a dream, it means that he is offering true repentance from his sins, though committing suicide is a major sin that will lead its author to eternal sufferings in hell-fire. Killing a human being in a dream means committing an evil and an atrocious sin. On the other hand, committing an outrageous sin, or a conspicuously objectionable act in a dream may mean killing someone.

If one is killed in a dream, it means longevity and that he will acquire a great wealth from the one who kills him in the dream.

If one kills someone without slaughtering him in a dream, it means that the victim will benefit greatly from his assailant. Slaughtering in a dream means injustice. Killing someone in a dream also means relief from depression, grief, affliction and sorrow. Killing oneself in a dream also means recognition of the value of lost benefits.

If one is murdered in a dream and did not know who killed him, it indicates his failure to fulfill his religious duties.

If one recognizes his murderer in the dream, then it means triumph over one’s enemy. Ifone sees a victim swimming in a pool of blood that is pouring from his jugular veins in the dream, it means that the victim will suffer greatly from the defamation and slander of his assailant. Ifone intentionally commits suicide in a dream, it means that he is a subversive rebel and a disobedient servant of God almighty. Confessing to a murder in a dream means gaining the upper hand. Killing in a dream also could mean that one is missing his prayers, or neglecting them. Killing one’s own son in a dream means receiving money.

If one dies as a martyr in a dream, it also means profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or perhaps that he maybe assassinated, or drown, or die under a collapsed structure.

If the victim in the dream is a witness in court, it means that his testimony will be accepted, or perhaps it could mean that he will enjoy abundance ofblessings in his life.

(Also see Fight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

To see yourself killing someone in a dream may be a result of suppressed anger, fear, or jealousy towards that person, Gen. 4:8 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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KILLING

You or you see someone kill chicken, duck, goose or pig: you’ll have a happy and abundant life • You or you see someone kill sheep: an ominous incident is brewing... Chine Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

If you are killing someone in your dreams, you are probably expressing hostile feelings. Consider this an opportunity to look at your negative feelings and decide what would be the best and the least destructive way to address them.

If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.

To kill a defenseless person; failure in an endeavor.

To kill in defense; Success and advancement.

For more details see also: Blood, Attack, Anger, Shooting... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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KILLING

If you are killing someone in your dreams, you are probably having problems with stress, your temper, and self-control in your waking life.

If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.

If you fight with, and overcome by killing of a wild beast you will see an immediate rise in your fortunes of life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

If the dreamer is killing an enemy, this implies the end of a difficult time in his life attained through his own efforts.

If the dreamer accidentally kills someone, caution in dealing with upcoming situations is called for.

Dreaming of actually being killed is a warning: Something in your life is “killing” your joie de vivre, and the situation should be rectified right away.

Rarely, a death. But for the most part, dreaming of killing is NOT a harbinger of death - and, of course, the dreamer’s death is never shown. Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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KILLING

If you dreamed of killing someone, whether intentionally or by acci- dent, it signifies a period of severe emotional stress during which you must make a heroic effort to control your temper. To dream of being a wit- ness to a killing por- tends a change which will not be entirely to your liking. A dream of see- ing others kill insects or animals prophesies help from friendly sources, but to dream of killing them yourself predicts that you will overcome your ob- stacles through your own efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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KILLING

(see also Sacrifice)

(1) Murder in a dream may express your hatred or envy towards the person. There is often enmity or rivalry between siblings, or (unconscious) hostility towards a parent or partner. (For Oedipus complex)

(2) Killing a person or animal may symbolize repression / suppression of some aspect of yourself - for example, some instinct or desire. Repressed contents of the unconscious need to be integrated into your conscious life. Alternatively it may represent putting an end to negative self-programming arising out of, for example, irrational guilt-feelings and associated fears. The dream is probably recommending that you should do this. See also Sacrifice.

(3) If the victim is dearly of the opposite sex, he or she or it may symbolize your partner - in which case see (1) above - or your anima / animus. Are you depriving the contrasexual qualities of your personality, not allowing them an equal role in your life? (On anima / animus, see Brothcr / Sistcr, sections (4)~(6))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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KILLING

If you dream about killing a person, an animal or see people or animals being killed, this does not mean you have latent violent tendencies. Instead it can mean the death of thoughts and actions that have been restricting your personal growth. A deliberate act of murder might suggest hostility, with the identity of the victim and murderer assisting with the interpretation. Killing an authority figure typically suggests a desire to escape social or personal constraints.

Killing a parent points to unresolved childhood conflicts, perhaps deep-seated resentments that have not been expressed.

If the parent was of the opposite sex, Freudians might consider it as evidence of the Oedipus complex. A dream of poison—either poisoning someone or being poisoned yourself—may refer to some underhand action we are taking or which is being taken against us. Look for clues in the dream. Who or what is being poisoned? Is someone you know in waking life poisoning your attitude unbeknownst to you? What is the color of the poison? Are you poisoning yourself in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING

Dreams of killing indicate the changes occurring within you, since death in a dream always represents change. The type of change is signified by who or what is killed in the dream. For instance, the dreamer killing a tiger represents changing a habit.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING A CAT

Killing or slaughtering a cat means that a person will over power his enemy or rival.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING A PERSON

This means that the victim will acquire some good from the killer in real life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING A WILD ANIMAL WITH NO PURPOSE OF HUNTING

he will become a recipient of a fortune from some woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING OR EATING AN ANIMAL

Attempting to kill the animal within (our lower brain functions) can cause tension, depression and illness; giving in entirely is no answer either as our higher brain functions need expression also. One of the challenges of maturing and growing is to meet and relate to our ‘animal instincts’, and if possible find ways to express them positively. To dream of eating an animal suggests that you need to draw upon your own inner wisdom and energy, but it can also suggest a desire for sensual pleasure.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING SOMEONE USING A SWORD

This is interpreted as quarrelling with that person and hurting his feelings through tongue-lashing.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING THE ANIMAL

This is symbolic of destroying the energy derived from the instincts.

It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LETHAL (KILLING OR MURDER)

1. A symbol or catalyst for the end of a situation or phase of life, usually for the better.

2. Jealousy of an­other.

3. Jealousy of one aspect of the personality over another. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PARRICIDE (TO KILL PARENTS)

1. Anger at aspects of self represented by parents (e.G., Nurturing mother, overprotective father).

2. Repressed anger at parents or parental figures.

3. Desire for a quiet life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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ROADKILL

If you dream of seeing roadkill, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

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ROADKILL

Finding roadkill in a dream indicates that a violent act has already occurred. An animal killed in this way is reflecting some sense of innocence that has been sacrificed by moving too fast through your life. Consider the animal for additional meaning if it is clear what animal it was.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SERIAL KILLER

Symbolic of a demon tasked with trying to take your life, Jn. 10:10 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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SERIAL KILLER

To dream about a serial killer foretells sadness caused by the misdeeds of others.

If you are the killer in your dream, this means you will be involved in some dishonorable adventure which will damage your reputation.

If you were killed or pursued by the serial killer, this symbolizes enemies who are working against you.

If you dream that the killer spares your life, you are hopeful that an enemy or rival will stop working against you in real life. Be careful about relying on hopes, however!... My Dream Interpretation

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SERIAL KILLER

The serial killer is driven to commit murder over and over again. Consider that in the world of dreams, a death is an act of sacrifice where something that no longer serves you is being released in order to make room for something new.

The element of murder means this transformation is happening because of some measure of choice.

The serial killer that lives inside your psyche is a beneficial archetype that, though it lives in the shadow, is ultimately a part of your long-range growth and expansion. Such an image might be very frightening in a dream, but it must be examined through the lens of the universal principles it is expressing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SKILLET

See “pan”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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SKILLFUL

Revealing who is qualified... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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