Dream symbol Back stairs


back door, wicked, mysterious, unknown, way out, sneaky, escape

A back staircase had quite a great importance centuries ago, compared to today. Since in many households, servants and servants were employed, who entered the house via the back stairs or reached their private accommodations.

Usually the back staircase is quite different from the front staircase rather hidden from the eyes of the masses, placed at the rather not so aesthetic and secluded part of the house, where the path leads to the garden and yard. The front door, on the contrary, had to represent the respectable part of the building. The back staircase, mostly plain, thus allows people to enter and leave almost invisibly, which in itself represents something mysterious.

General dream interpretation

In dreams, stairs usually figuratively embody the upward and downward movement in life and thus, in connection, the fluctuating personality traits of everyone. Going up stairs represents a personal success, connected with barriers that should be overcome. Only then can treasures such as happiness and abundance be found.

Going down stairs symbolizes that the dreamer in question has both feet firmly planted on the ground, a "healthy" development for him.

Since the back staircase is located at the so-called back house, this is symbolic of a social decline. From the splendid front house to the back house one is robbed of one's nobility and honor which could mean to take time to look at important aspects of life. What does honor and prestige bring on the surface? Does it make one deeply happy inside? Does it provide benevolent inner peace?

Mostly it is the negative dream meanings that can push you forward a great deal to manifest more expansiveness and freedom in life.

On the other hand, such a back staircase also serves as a secret place of escape, where one can escape unseen. To see oneself fleeing or sneaking away over these stairs in a dream probably means that one wants to avoid one's own responsibility. It is also possible that the dreamer tries to reach his goal by a back exit or a detour, because the direct way is too fatal for him, although it would be a more honest way of access.

Psychological dream interpretation

Also, the back staircase became the place of secret trysts to camouflage perhaps unwanted love affairs of servants or one's own daughter. So it is not surprising that such a dream image underlies the meaning of secret love affairs. Since this, based on social, hierarchical rules, is to be prevented and may not be lived out, the backstairs comes to the helpful use around itself these forbidden feelings to indulge.

It could also sometimes indicate a relationship that is not stable and will undoubtedly not last long in the future.

Since this dream image also stands for a secret aspect, there may also be unexpressed feelings in the background which the person concerned does not allow or feels compelled not to give them any space and only leaves them free space on the back stairs. Intentionally running away from something or someone can also become an issue.

If the dreamer figuratively sneaks past a person in his sleep, this can give information about the current connection to this person.

Spiritual dream interpretation

From a spiritual point of view, this dream image of the back stairs formulates a warning to the dreamer. There is no successful, cunning shortcut on this path. There is nothing one can do or hasten that will spur progress in spiritual development. Any wanton intervention is rarely crowned with success. Everything happens in the right time and maturity.


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