What Do Dreams about Dead People Mean?

///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.

For further information, check my recent article about dreams of the deceased

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By | 2017-01-13T21:53:22+00:00 November 1st, 2013|Categories: Paranormal, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , |282 Comments


  1. shey August 13, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

    My mama passed recently and I had a dream of her for 5 consecutive days. The first dream I had was very detailed wherein she was asking me to go with her and have dinner. She even offered to have a couple of rounds of beer. I told her I was gonna follow, then I got lost in the way. My other dreams of her all included conversations and laughter but I don’t remember what we’ve talked about. I started a novena and all my dreams of her suddenly stopped. Still keep on thinking of her everyday though.

  2. [email protected] August 18, 2017 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I had a dream of my mother in law. She said she wanted to go to a baseball game, which we did in the past. What threw me off was my father in law still living was in the dream as well. I was shcked.

  3. uppurarse245 August 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I had a dream a about a ghost that was eating chili beans and he farted and dust came out

  4. joel August 28, 2017 at 3:58 am - Reply

    I had a dream that my dad seeking for help. He died almost 2 years ago.

    • juvy jacinto September 11, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      I believe that his asking for prayers. Say a Mass prayer for him.

  5. Patty September 11, 2017 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Yes I just dozed off and my deceased mother and aunt appeared in my dream I kept hearing her talking too me she was laughing and so was my aunt my mother died 4 years ago she came too me smiling and and we hugged each other it wasn’t a bad dream it was a happy one then I woke up. I still miss my mom and my dad he died almost 2 years ago he has not came in my dreams my mom just recently came in this is the second dream so far I have had of her. So I guess this was a good omen. 😊

  6. Virginia M McDowell September 11, 2017 at 1:17 am - Reply

    It is natural that my mother is almost in every dream that I jave.,except the last 3 days ,my dreams were about deceased friends or family members. It is so puzzling to me or more scarey to me realizing that she is not in these dreams. Is there a meaning behind this?

  7. Marissa September 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    A couple weeks. I dreamt my male cousin and as of today I dreamt my husbands male cousin as well.why would I be sreaming them or what could it mean? On my cousins dream I dreamt that we were in a sweet 15 and he was sitting right by me but I was been rude trying to ignore him putting my back tiwards him and hardly talking to him when in real life we were very close……… Then my husbands cousin I met him and talked him a few times only before he passed. But he was nice to me and in my dream we were like in a correctional,and only was inside a basketball court and certain hour they would go by groups and when his group came out he had this look in his face like a serious look and was trying to talk to my husband by signs what could all this mean my cousin passed away about a year in July his cousin in 2012 in this month

  8. Kasandra September 14, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    My mom passed away last month and since then I had only one dream of her and in my dream I was pulling out of her drive way and she poped up in the car window in my dream I was startled because I knew she was dead she didn’t speak to me at all I reached for her hand and she gave it to me I rubbed it as I pulled out the drive way and she smiled at me then I drove off and she watched from her lawn can you tell me what that means

  9. Casey September 18, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I had a dream about my grandmother she passed a month ago. All she said to me is that it was going to be ok and she hugged me. But she didnt happy and healthy. She looked sick but she seemed to be ok. What does this mean?

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What Do Dreams about Dead People Mean?