Dream symbol Madhouse


mental hospital, crazy, out of line, wandering around, being different, swimming against the current, without orientation

"Ripe for the loony bin" is a term that many people understand and is very common in our vernacular. One has reached a point of strain overload. One's arc is overstretched, or we are going in circles and can't find peace, or one is on the verge of losing one's mind. Inside, an unstoppable carousel of thoughts is running and one wishes for nothing more than to get out of it before one bangs one's head against a wall out of desperation.

In the 19th century the first insane asylum was founded. The Frenchman Philippe Pinel succeeded in having psychiatry recognized as a medical specialty and introduced humane treatment for people who appeared "abnormal".

If an insane asylum appears in your dream, this in no way means that you yourself are ripe for it. You can read for yourself how dream research interprets this dream image as follows.

General dream interpretation

If one plays the role of an inmate of the madhouse in one's dream, it can be generally seen as a warning symbol of negatively polarized times. For these phases it is important to strengthen one's spirit and activate inner reserves of strength.

On the other hand, this dream can also express that the dreamer's way of life is against his nature and is directed against him or harms him. The madhouse in the dream can symbolize that one's way of life will end in a dead end if the dreamer is not open to change or a new orientation.

The doors of the madhouse can close behind you, if you go forward with a joyful spirit, look ahead and do not let yourself be misled by false friends, and do not mourn the thoughts or caused sorrows from the past.

Psychological dream interpretation

Similar approach to the interpretation of this dream symbol is found in psychology and shares the view that the madhouse in the dream leads to an unstable life. It is not necessarily assumed that this dream symbol concerns your own life, but could also mean fellow human beings in your own circle.

Perhaps you yourself are too fickle and unstable in your opinions and drive your social environment into "madness", so to speak, because you are not to be estimated and seem unreliable.This could bring as a burden in your friendship contact and other relationships.

It would holistically benefit the dreamer and all involved to work out more inner consistency through clarity in order to develop reliability and not to wave like a flag in the wind.

If the dreamer is constantly wandering through the corridors of the madhouse, this could be seen as getting "lost" in something in life from which there is no escape at the moment. The dream of the madhouse also represents that an attempt should be made to create clear structures for oneself and the possibility of escaping the inner aberrations that arise from too limited a way of thinking. To stand again with both feet in the life.

Spiritual dream interpretation

For spiritual dream interpretation the dream symbol madhouse expresses one 's own doubt in spirituality.


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