Many emotions, anxieties, moods or ideas captivate’ us, or act as means of denying free expression to our own talents, sexuality or well being. Fear of illness might stop us going on holiday, thoughts that only the pnvileged can make it in business might stop us developing ideas we have. In this sense we, or areas of our potential, can be imprisoned or made captive. Using dream processing and the allied methods can help to define what is restraining us and find freedom from such restraints. See imprisoned; wolf under animals; cage, cell; escape; holding; trapped.
We are often imprisoned by a state of mind, by a fear, or by ignorarce. In attempting to develop a relationship, we may be trapped by feelings of dependence upon what our parents want us to do.
If we fear failure, we will not meet the challenge of the new, and so can be imprisoned by the fear. Such feelings as being an outsider, unwanted, resentful, can also imprison us in particular situations. See escape, trapped.
1- Being imprisoned in a dream usually means that we are trapped by circumstances, often those we have created through our own fear or ignorance. We feel that other people are creating circumstances around us which will not allow us to move forward. We will often need to negotiate our freedom.
2- When we experience imprisonment in a dream, we are usually becoming conscious of old attitudes and beliefs which arc imprisoning us.
3- Spiritual imprisonment can suggest that we are too introverted or self-involved. We need to ‘open ourselves up’ to new influences. We may need assistance in doing this - and have to look to an outside influence lo release us.
Imprisonment can suggest that we are spiritually too introverted or self-involved. We need to ‘open ourselves up’ to new influences. We may need assistance in doing this – and have to look to an outside influence to release us.
Material aspects: Being or feeling imprisoned in a dream often means that we are trapped by circumstances, often those we have created through our own fear or ignorance. We feel that other people are creating circumstances around us which will not allow us to move forward. We will often need to negotiate our freedom.
(Cage) Imprisonment in a dream means benefits, money and comfort. It also could mean the reversal of one’s condition for the worst. Becoming a prisoner in a dream also could mean making unnecessary and wasted efforts to unveil a secret. In general, prison in a dream means difficulties and humiliation.
If one sees a known personality or a government administrator imprisoned or jailed, it could mean the same.
If one sees himself incarcerated in a large prison in a dream, it means that he will stand before a strong person who will delegate an important responsibility to him, and from which he will gain spiritual advancement.lfhe is incarcerated in an unknownjail which is built from plaster in a dream, then it represents his grave. Ifone sees himself locked and tied-up inside a house in a dream, it means a positive advancement in his life.
If in such a place one sees himself being tortured in a dream, it means that his benefits and profits will be greater.
If a woman sees herself imprisoned in a dream, it means that she will marry an important person or an older person.
If in one’s dream the prison is administered by a religious authority, it means that one correctly prescribes to his religion.
If it is a civil prison, then it means adversities, sufferings and distress caused by hypocrisy and by blaming others.
An unknown prison in a dream means the world.
A prison in a dream also represents an ill-natured wife, a difficult cause, silence, or controlling one’s tongue, the perfidy of one’s enemy, accusations, allegations, associating with rich people, one’s grave, suspension of travels because of an illness, losing one’s 342 drive, poverty, or unhappiness. Entering a prison in a dream also means longevity, or reuniting with one’s beloved.
If one chooses to live in a sanctuary away from people in a dream, it means that he will be protected from sin.
If a sick person leaves his prison cell in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.
If a prisoner sees the gates of his jail open, or if there is a hole in the wall, or a ray of light, or if the ceiling of one’s prison disappears and he can see the skies and stars above him, or ifhe can see them through the walls of his cell in a dream, it means that he will escape from jail.
A prison in a dream also represents the safe return of a traveller, or the death of a sick person. Ifone sees himself imprisoned and tide-up by someone in authority in a dream, it represents adversities he wishes for them to be removed. Walking out of such an imprisonment in a dream means relieffrom such adversities Ifone is travelling, it means that he is a heedless, and if he is sick, it means that his sickness is a prolonged one. It is also said that imprisonment in a dream may mean that one’s prayers are answered and that his difficulties and distress will be removed.
If one sees himself incarcerated in an unknown jail of an unknown location and whose dwellers have uncommon appearance in a dream, such a prison then represents his grave.
If a sick person sees himself walking out of an unknown prison, or out of a tiny house into a large open space in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and fully enjoy his life.
If one sees himself incarcerated in a prison he does not recognize in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman through whom he will prosper and have children.
If one sees himselftied-up inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will profit and witness blessings that will show in his household members.
If one who is experiencing difficulties in his life sees himself tied-up to a chair or to a wall in a dream, it means that his problems and fears will be dispelled.
If one sees himselfbuilding a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man, or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path.
A prison in a dream also represents paralysis, arrogance, self-deception, or incarcerating troublesome people.
If one sees a deceased person in jail in a dream, it means that he is in hell. Ifone sees himself imprisoned in a dream, it also means that he may enter a forbidden place, a house of a prostitution, or a tavern. (Also see Cage; Imam; Mental hospital)
1- Prison, in dreams, stands for the traps we create for ourselves. We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level.
Often we crcate a prison for ourselves through a sense of duty or guilt and this can often be shown in dreams.
The types of locks and bolts we perceive in our prison may show us how we are imprisoning ourselves.
For example, a lock with a key would suggest that we know how to escape, whereas a bolt shows that we have to make a greater effort.
A barred window would suggest that we are being prevented from using that which is external to us.
Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty can be a liability and therefore a trap, and guilt can prevent us from seeing a way forward. Often, when we feel trapped either by duty or guilt we will dream of a prison.
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong.
A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.
This is a dream of contrary—see POLICE. It indicates much happiness in your home affairs and success in business.
To dream that someone is put in Prison through your efforts is not a fortunate sign. You are being too venturesome in your money matters, too eager to secure a profit, and it may mean a loss instead 01 a gain.
Dreams of prison reflect your self imposed restrictions, borders, definitions belief systems and identities. You are venting out feeling suppressed and restrained by your job, relationship, health or finances. Also, this dream represents your awareness of karma, and that you are grappling with issues of punishment, blame, shame, regret, and atonement. This dream could also be giving you the message to recognize that you’ve locked up your talent and -expression and it is time to set yourself free. After all, you are the jail, the jailer, the prisoner, and ultimately the only one that can post bail, declare your innocence, and set yourself free.
Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty can be a liability and therefore a trap, and guilt can prevent us from seeing a way forward. When we feel trapped either by duty or guilt we will dream of a prison.
Material aspects: We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level and is translated into the dream image of a prison.
May symbolize restrictions and dependency in many forms. Usually, it expresses a need for more space and freedom, as in Crowds, Shackles, and Cage. You feel limited (often because of a relationship or situations at work) or awkward. In rare cases, it refers to a “blind spot” or a sore point you’re saddled with.
Freud dreamed in his youth about a prison in the shape of a Box, which to him was the symbol of a uterus.
Vision: If you dream you are in prison: if you are married, it means you are dissatisfied. You feel locked up in your relationship or removed from real life. Visiting someone in prison means either a very bad conscience or deep regret over past actions.
If you are released from prison: a new phase in your life is beginning. Seeing a prison: somebody is offering you something “uninviting.*
Depth Psychology: Dreams about prison are usually a sign of fear about an emotionally intense relationship. Maybe your personal growth is hindered and you want to do something about it quickly (like “breaking out”)! If you are the one imprisoned, it might be an indication that you have guilt feelings—justified or not.
See Prison. Strong guilt feelings, to the point of feeling unconscious restriction. But by recognizing this feeling of apprehension and imprisonment in the dream, you can change it. Often this dream image is about recognizing that it is not necessary to punish yourself.