What Do Dreams about Dead People Mean?

dreams dead relativesMystics claim that the world of our dreams can be a connection to other worlds, inaccessible to our waking consciousness, so it is not a coincidence that since ancient times it was believed that dreams of died people are an important sign that must not be ignored. The dead come to our dreams with a message, advice or warning that should be understood in order to avoid unnecessary troubles and keep ourselves from making mistakes.

Psychologists believe that dreams about relatives or friends who have passed away are just a manifestation of depression or feelings of guilt towards them. However, let’s take a closer look at the mystical point of view and try to understand what messages can be carried by people who are now alive only in our memories and can talk to us only through our dreams.

Modern dream books often do not pay enough attention to many important nuances: what the dead people look like in our dreams – dead in the grave, alive and happy, or they come to life right before our eyes, or maybe we just do not remember in our dream that this person has passed away long ago.

Interpretations of dreams about deceased people

It is commonly assumed that the dream of a dead person (talking to him, listening to his advice, and doing what he tells) is a sign of unexpected news or changes in life. Christian dream interpretation books sometimes explain that we have such kind of dreams when the soul of our deceased relative or friend has not found peace yet, and advise to hold additional ceremonies at the funeral and repose of the deceased (for example, if in the dream the deceased asks for water).

Pagan interpretations of dreams that have come down to us recommend to implicitly obey everything that the dead person asks for, in order to avoid the anger of the gods. And while dreaming dead people may be scary, sometimes it can be a good omen. In case if in your dream a dead person comes back to life, it may mean that something lost will soon return (money, a thing, or even social status).

An English dream book interprets the dream of dead people as a sign of good events in the family, such as a wedding or the birth of a child or anything happy and prosperous. Another dream book says that seeing a dead relative in a dream before the wedding is a warning against the union. This dream indicates the unhappy marriage and warns that the children born in it will be sick and weak.

What about dreams of a deceased relative?

At this point there is no definitive interpretation, and you should always take into account many confounding factors. But most interpretations concerning dead relatives (especially parents) appearing in a dream indicate a warning of trouble. Sometimes the dreams in which a sleeping person communicates with his deceased parents, help find inner peace, confidence, and even affect the success in business and the well-being of the family.

It is also believed that it is impossible to influence the dreams in which we see our dead loved ones. Even if you manage to do it, it is absolutely useless, since it is not us who call them in, it is them who decide to come to us.

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Anna LeMind

Anna is the owner and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about technology, science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics concerning consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.
Anna LeMind

About Anna LeMind

Anna is the owner and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about technology, science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics concerning consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.
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  1. Sorry but this article told me absolutely nothing about what it means if we dream of a dead relative /:

  2. Hi…So I am just going to get right to it. My twin brother passed away when we were two (drowning in the backyard pool). I am 19 now. I have never dreamed of him before, up until now…but it’s not exactly a pleasant dream and I wish it would stop.

    They are always different- but it’s always the same plot- I try to bring him back to life- all in different ways. But it never works, and the dream always ends the same- I view my brother, at the age of 2, face down floating in a body of water.

    It’s a horrible horrible dream. I feel hopeful that it will work and helpless trying to do all the tasks that I have to do to bring him back and all I feel is despair and longing at the end, and then I wake up..

    Any reasons behind this dream??

    • It means that there was nothing you could have done to save him. Dreaming it in different ways showing that it always ends up the saMr because it was suppose to happen that way and to just let it go.

  3. From last two weeks I’m watching dreams of dead peoples. Sometimes in the dreams its me or a person with me who is killing them and sometimes they are already dead and don’t know any of them and have never seen them before. What does these dreams means?

  4. How do I bring my grandma back to life? I will do anything to bring my grandma back to life. I keep dreaming of my grandma. I miss my grandma so much. Please come back to this earth grandma. Prosim. Ja udelam co koliv at se vratis spatky

  5. You defiantly miss your twin, your other half so to say, and you will meet again. But in the meantime you are reliving the experience only because now you can. Its not bad though, so think of it as a divorce which is the same thing (to some) as a death of a loved one.

  6. Short nutshell…
    1 cousin died 12 years ago (about) (electrocuted at home with a welder) (about 14 years old when he died)

    1 cousin died last year or 2 years ago (electrocuted at work installing train cables) (about 30 years old when he died)

    Both cousins on my fathers side. (1st cousin was his sisters and 2nd brothrs child)

    I’m dreaming about them on and of the past 2 months….
    HAPPY DREAMS where we laugh (all i really remember is we were happy)

    I havent seen the 1st cousin from 4 years before his death
    and second cousin about 12 years before his death (we spoke once on the phone in that 12 years and a few times (maybe 10) on facebook)

  7. My cousin passed away last month. I keep dreaming of her. In my first dream she was holding her nephew who is a couple months old. And in my last dream, her heart stopped at the age in which she died then started back up as a lil baby girl in my arms. I’m not sure what’s going on. Please any advice?


  9. Any relative, friend or loved one who passes away is reborn within a time frame. Depending on their level of awareness of consciousness the time will vary. Time does not really exist but as society puts it. That person is most likely reborn into the lives of people from their previous birth. (Sometimes you get the feeling that you have known someone forever even though you just met, it is called soul grouping). When you dream of a loved one it means you are communicating with them on another dimension..physical reality is supposed to be 3D (3rd Dimension) but when the physical body dies the consciousness goes to a higher or lower dimension, depending on the way the physical life was lived. Embrace your loved ones in dreams they are most times trying to understand their death in order to be reborn. Have faith in seeing them again because they will be back, for those who have the baby dreams. Through personal experience and research a baby is born to one of the closest persons to the deceased within atleast 2 years after the death.:)

  10. Last few 3 days I’ve had dreams day 1 my uncle wife she was smiling I inbraced her, she sail me she was looking for her daughter & left without saying goodby. 2 my grandson was drowning I jumped in to save him, knowing I couldn’t swim, he was ok. 3 I was flying trying to get away from people that was trying to hurt me, but I few in zig zag to keep them from shooting me. What those these dreams mean?

  11. So I had a dream of this girl I knew in grade school she died after high school sometime we really weren’t friends but I had a dream of her at a party hitting some girl and then turning to me and smiling after this dream I had of another person older woman like in her maybe late eighties anyways she kept telling me I was in trouble and than her husband said when he dies he wants me to put him next to her, but she was up looking right at me making me feel like I did something wrong I don’t know what this means

  12. I had a dream not like anything I’ve had before. I dreamt the Annabel doll was sitting on my chest staring into my eyes all I could see was it’s head and darkness in the background an I felt like it was looking into my soul trying to get in it scared the crap of me. But the thing is the second the dream started I was awake but couldn’t move or open my eyes. It lasted a couple of mins and I was able to finally break free I guess is the word to use. Fir about a couple of mins afterwards every time I tried to close my eyes I saw its face like it was waiting for me. I have never ad a dream like that. Any thoughts. Also I dreamed if a cousin of mine that died abut 13 years ago I wast trying to bring him back or anything it was like he g ad never died. Me and him and three girls were standing outside this old house that the girls lived in and it as haunted by this dead witch and her bull familier I’m sure I spelled that wrong. Anyway two of the girls I knew the third I didn’t. I never saw their faces but I knew who they were. They wanted us to go in and fight off the ghosts and I was ready to do it but my cousin was adamant that we didn’t even set foot in the house I think he was trying to tell me something but I wouldn’t listen and I don’t understand why I wouldn’t. Any thoughts on this as well.

  13. I dream of my best friend from high school Mother, who had passed on last year, her mom was running late, Mrs.Long, I went to go check outside and there was a line out side to get in, so I saw her and told her to come on, another friend who had lost her son last year,I saw here in the line so I told her to follow me into the church, we went to the front because the point was that Mrs Long wanted to sing because someone has passed n her family, which was her daughter Nancy, which is alive and well, anyway Mrs long couldn’t sing because they had already sing, but than they let her sing and she was happy, while My friend Tammy just disappear some where, her son died a terrible death, after all that we came outside and seen some cars had broken windows, than her great granddaughter appeared FeFe, I think it was just a crazy dream, too much going on, too much to tell

  14. OK… I’ve had four different dreams of the deceased well three and a white dog I need a little help. The first one was of my ex was murdered ten years ago and I keep dreaming of him and sometimes my son is in the dream but he is not my sons father we was at the house we we use to live and I was braiding his hair when I was done we left walking and he went the other way.the second dream about was my dear godmother she passed away a few months ago and in that dream I was at the fish market and she pulled up with her husband and I ran out to her and she said u thought I wasn’t coming back and huged me. The third dream was of a old friend she died in a car accident I really didn’t remember the dream but when I woke up I new I dreamed of her.OK now the dog. I have a puppy myself and in the dream I had two dogs and I was leaving and going somewhere I ran back inside for something and looked and saw that the dog was dead and it’s head was gone it was a White dog. Can someone help me idk what is going on.Thanks….

  15. Forgot to add that all these dreams were in the same week and I’ve been dreaming of my ex since he died I really don’t understand

  16. Lately I’ve been dreaming of my grandpa, about 3 times I think, and they’re all the same. He died in January but in the dream he always comes back to life but doesn’t say a word and just smiles and goes about his day like normal. I’m always so happy to see him and I ask him how did this happen and what to tell everybody but he doesn’t say anything he just laughs and smiles like he used to. Could you please interpret the dream a little more for me, it would be so helpful. Thank you :)

  17. My mother passed away 7mths ago today and they day before yesterday was the first time I dreamed of her. In my dream someone said there go your mother I turned and their she was but I couldn’t speak to her or touch her even when I tryed to get closer she would disappear. Then dream felt so real that I woke up crying hurt and thinking my mother was back. What does that mean exactly I really need to know?

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