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What Do Dreams about the Shadow Mean?

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Shadow Dream Meaning

Psychological Meaning:
The shadow is the dark side of your nature. It represents everything that you wish not to be. It is also the unused or rejected side of yourself and your emotions. It is your dark side that you refuse to recognize. It is the repressed aspects of the self. Try to bring these hidden feelings into the light of day so that they loosen their hold over you otherwise you are likely to project this ‘other self’
on to other people. Do you accuse others of fault that are, in reality, your own?

Mystical Meaning: Many superstitions say that the shadow is a part of a person’s soul. To tread on it or throw stones at it is unlucky and may cause a person harm. Beware if you dream that this happens to you.

Shadow Dream Meaning


Dream About Ghost Train

My fiancé and I were recently on holiday in Florida and we stopped over at a hotel. After much difficulty getting to sleep I had a disturbing dream. I was on a ghost train and went through lots of large black doors and into different rooms. Suddenly it stopped and I panicked. I awoke to hear my fiancé saying “Oh no what are we going to do it’s stopped!” It took two or three minutes to realize that I was only dreaming. My fiancé couldn’t believe what had happened. We had dreamed the same dream, woke up at exactly the same time, and both still thought that the dream was still happening. Can you explain?

Lynne C

It’s an eerie feeling to wake up and still think you’re dreaming but to both wake from the same dream must be very disconcerting. You communicated with your fiancé in your dream and together tried to resolve a problem that was troubling you both. Telepathic Dreams like this are sometimes called Mutual Dreams. Ghosts ,in dreams, often represent shadowy anxieties that have to be brought into the light of reason.


Dreams About Shadow Attack

I am in prison and have the most terrible experience at night about every three months for the last six years. The last time it happened I was tossing and turning and trying to get to sleep when a strange dark power pulled me off the bed and pushed me against the wall.

My cell mate stood screaming but when I looked at him again he was fast asleep. I don’t know whether these experiences are dreams or something real. The doctor will probably say they are only nightmares but if they are real what can he do?

A worried inmate-H M Prison

Prolonged confinement can create some very disturbing hallucinations. People deprived of all sensory stimuli, under experimental conditions, find it difficult to distinguish between dream and reality. Prison with it’s continual boredom and routine create a similar environment.

You are probably having a lucid dream that is as real as your waking experience. The conditions you describe may also be linked to Narcolepsy and sleep paralysis. Your doctor would be familiar with the problems caused by prison life and should be able to help.

4 comments… add one
  • Rosey May 16, 2019, 4:25 pm

    I once dreamed about a shadow that had a figure of a small child.
    I was in my living room looking at my computer screen, it was blank, nothing but blank. I was staring at it for sometime until i turnt to my right and there i saw that shadow thing coming from under the table. I couldnt move so i was just staring at it as it came closer and closer. When it was infront of me it took out of nowhere a sharp razor, pulled my arm, and cut my wrist.
    I fell on the floor drowning in my own blood.
    Then i woke up, sweating alot and i was unable to breathe properly. And my wrist hurt. the SPOT where that shadow cut through with that razor was hurting.
    (Btw sorry for my crappy english)

  • Katie Jun 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

    I had a dream last night, I’ve had it once before, of a shadow man that kept appearing in dark corners of the house I was in. I don’t know who’s house it was, but every time I saw this shadow man he was closer and closer. In my dream there was a orb of light, it was my orb of light, that someone had to catch before the shadow man got too close to me and takes me. I’ve never let the dream get to the point to where someone catches my orb or the shadow man get too close. I’ve been able to wake myself up. I am very curious about what this dream means. I wake up in a panic and I’m unwilling to fall back asleep. If someone is able to explain to me why I’m having this dream or what it means, that would be great!

  • Emily Feb 13, 2018, 12:22 am

    I dreamt of a friend that didn’t have a shadow and it scared the crap out of me (in the dream) I yelled to her, what happened to your shadow!? Are you ok ? And at that point her shadow ran to her and pretended it was there the whole time. What in the world could this mean?

  • brittany Dec 7, 2017, 1:39 am

    I had this dream last night. I was in the living room watching TV when I started hearing whispers. I look over and I am in a different room but its dark with only one chair. there where shadow people all around me. they were speaking in a weird way like they were talking backwards. they started walking closer and got louder. they then lunged at me at the same time and I woke up.

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