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.

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  1. Marlene Kernahan

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

    1. joseph

      I dream about my sister who died years ago she was 10 I was twelve I see here riding a bike and my mother is yelling at us to come back to her. and feels weird as she died.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. Cess

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.?

    1. 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.

    2. Dr. Pradeep

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Celia

    My brother (half brother) died this ur in february, tragycally. And last week I dreamed that he was alive and super drunk, laying on top of ice and bottles of beer. And that his mother and sister came to get him because he had to go to court. I just cant stop thinking of that dream. And would lime to know what it means

  14. catherine

    hello? am dreaming every day with different people who deceased from our village… what could be the meaning? i am so stressful with this daily dreaming…. kindly help

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