Mystics 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 dead 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, according to mystics.

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 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 the 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 their 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. Mystics claim that 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 the dreams of the deceased.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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    Himanshu

    I have seen my father who has passed away 20 days ago. He come to the room where me and my brother was pretending to be slept we we were afraid of our fathers coming to us but when he have entered the room he told us that it’s holi today why u r sleeping still n then I wished my father I hugged him tightly I felt that he is not happy… Then I woke up in morning
    Kindly tel me what to do npw

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    Shelly Haynes

    Twice in the last month I have had dreams of killing my own son, wo passed away seven years ago. On both occasions something really good happening to me proceeded (a very nice, expensive meal and the completion of a house renovation). Before I met the man I currently live with (4 years ago), my son would visit me in my dreams – very vividly, with color, conversation, like he was right there. Since I’ve been with this man, I have only slight recollections of dreaming about my son at all, except for these past two dreams. I am not in love, and did not find what I was looking for; but am in a safe, stable environment which is allowing me to create a new life for myself. Any idea what is going on? They are very disturbing.

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    Nancy Hemopo

    I dream of family who have passed ,they do and don’t talk to me,but the people that are present come out very clear, I’ve been like this for nearly a month and it’s very annoying wat am I not understanding,help me please.

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    Glen Hendricks

    I dreamt this morning about a close friend of mine who has passed on months ago I have not seen him In years as I have moved to another country but seen him just weeks before he passed on We spend 2 days drinking and talking with others we both know
    In the dream his hair is freshly cut and he carries a brown leather suitcase He is with a big crown and I am approaching with a big crowd and we are pushing bicycles, I cannot remember if I am pushing a bike but the crowd I am with is scared but I am ensuring them that it is safe. I then have a conversation with my friend but I cannot remember anything about the conversation
    I don’t normally remember my dreams

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      Sandman

      I’ve had a lot of dreams lately of family an friends that have been gone for some time now. They are always younger than when they passed.

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    Marlene Kernahan

    I dream my deceased father of 30 years came to me n I kiss him

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    Debbie Bourne

    I had a dreams about my friend sister and my mom and did not knows her or never met but I know her name is Diane so I asked him and was told that her name was Diane and she passed away my mom also is deceased . I do not knows what is the connection with my mom and his sister.

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    Aditi Srivastava

    I have been seeing my dead mother for the last few days and I’m sure she wants to tell me something. I wanted to tell her I’m sorry and that I couldn’t be with her but I don’t know how to convey my feelings.

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    Anntonyo Yancey

    I had a dream about my deceased baby moms talking about watching over my daughter and she is above me. What does that means?

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    Cess

    I had a dream that my friend who passed away last 2018 is about to give birth.

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    Viviana

    I need help..I have a friend who has the same dream over and over everyday for the pass year of he’s brother who he seen kill himself and that moment he keeps reliving it every night.

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    Alma

    I keep dream about the dead by they not dead. They just as alive as l am. This been going on now for a few weeks. I dream not l got a Lotto ticket that l hit 4 of the number . One of my students took it but once l got home l friends made

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    Rozer

    In my dream, someone informed me that my best friend had passed away and I dont know what I did?? After some time I’m talking with his parents and the surprising thing is, his father passed away a couple of years ago. My friends dad passed away in arms of me and my friend. It was disturbing and has stirred up my heart..

    My friends father was a strong man..He served in the Indian Army for 25 plus years and was a spiritual and god fearing man…

    I lost my dad this year I had a dream a month ago..Where he was trying to wake me up as I was upset…Normally When I’m upset with my mom and dont come downstairs for eating dinner or food…He would come to my room and persuade me to come-down….In another dream I can see that my dad is angry with me….

    I’m devastated and my heart is chaotic at this moment, restless…un-peaceful.

    This year I’ve lost my father in the month of Jan and my wife miscarried in the month of Feb20…We are devastated and to top it all…

    I had this dream in the month of April….today 1st of April…What does this mean???

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    Anshita

    I saw my deceased grandma in my dream last night . She has passed away just 20 days back . She seems so happy and I am aware that she is no more. I told her , what r u doing here ,U died recently. She seems so happy n no pain. She is telling me that she is not in pain anymore. She looks more young n vibrant.. I woke up relieved later. What does that mean.?

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      Genevieve

      I’ve had a smiler dream about my dead aunt. In the dream she looked healthy and happy then woke up feeling at peace. So I believe this means their spirt is at peace and wants to communicate that with you.

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      Dr. Pradeep

      Dear Anshita, i think this this dreams means your grandmaa, now borned in Good family and Happy.

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    Charles Cornell

    I dreamt that I was playing badminton in a school gym I did not recognize. We weren’t really playing the game but just throwing the shuttlecock’s at each other for fun. The problem with the dream is that the two involved have been passed away for many years. I considered them both friends from school days. One committed suicide and the other died of cancer. I have no idea what this could mean, but was very disturbing when I awoke. Do you have any suggestions what this is all about?

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    Lourdes Gonzalez

    I dreamt of my dead husband, sat on my bedside, i spoke to him and said “just stay with me but don’t scare me”. He didn’t say anything.
    What does it mean, seeing him alive, but not talking.

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    Jessica

    Today I had a dream with my mother’s side brother who passed away 4 years ago. He was a bad person who had properties and was part in taking me out to the street from my mom’s house in NYC, and left me homeless.
    He was a bad person with me, so today I had a dream that he was sick and I was buying him a chicken soup.
    I was a little scared and did not go out at all, because I did not want anything happened to me…

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    Ategeka Eddie

    I keep dreaming my mother who passed away in 2016 advising me not to do a bad thing .what could be the problem?

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    J

    I had a dream last night about an good friend of mine who has died few years ago.
    I feel something good is going to happen.i would like my marriage to be restored

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    LINDSEY MORRIS

    I had a dream I ran away from my husband I needed space and alone time to call on my grandad who had passed. (He passed away early last month) I got to the front door of a house. I was naked from the waist down but didnt realise till a car on the road in front of the house pointed it out. I was trying to hide myself with a bag while I was distressed opening the door. I broke down when I was in the house it wasn’t my house or any other house I have been in and it was being renovated. I began shouting for him in desperation to please come and see me. The air grew thick, there was something there. Then I felt a squeeze that was squeezing the life out of me metaphorically speaking. Those were the types of hugs I would get off my grandad when I was little. I was a bit scared at first then I realised it was him. (It was like this vortex of air was squeezing me.) Then I looked behind me and saw him about to step into a big gold mirror on the stair. I ran to him begging him not to go, telling him how much I loved him was he ok. He couldn’t talk just gesture. He was a younger self. There was a thick air pulling him into the mirror. He gestured he loved me too he wouldn’t say if he was ok. He kept implying he had to go. He didn’t look particularly happy it was like he didn’t have long and was on some sort of timer.

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    Karen

    Last night I dreamt about my sister who passed away 5 years ago. In my dream we were in the company of an ex boyfriend of mine. The three of us were laughing and drinking, we were enjoying each other’s company. My dream was very pleasant and left me with a warm feeling. But I don’t understand what it means.

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