Dream symbol Open coffin


farewell, death, eternal rest, corpse, parting, mourning

Taken from the earth and returned to the earth...ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The coffin is the final "bed" in which one lies or is bedded before the body returns to its final resting place. The coffin and the grave are symbolic of finality and also of eternal peace.

Nowadays, being laid out in an open coffin does not generally correspond to the wishes of relatives. But some still celebrate this in the form that friends and family members can see the dead person for the last time through an open coffin and say goodbye.

To dream of a dead person in an open coffin could first of all be a shock experience in the dream, because one is led to assume that a close friend or family member will soon pass away. In the dream, he might be overcome by a certain curiosity to look more closely into the open coffin to see if this person is known to him.

Whom do you find in the coffin? Is it empty or does one lie in it oneself ? Answering these questions provides a good basis for interpretation.

General dream interpretation

The general dream interpretation deals with the question what the dreamer probably wants to bury by the dream motif "open coffin". Perhaps he has already perceived that certain behaviors and thought patterns are causing negative harm to his environment.

The open coffin in the dream announces to the dreaming person a readiness for change.

One should consciously confront this and perhaps it might help to take a look into the open coffin.

For the folk dream interpretation, the symbol "open coffin", means a serious illness. If a familiar face is found in the coffin, it predicts problems and painful experiences , possibly also the death of a loved one.

If one sees oneself lying in a coffin, this promises health and a happy, long life . Therefore, there is no cause for concern if you see someone lying in an open coffin in your dream. Even if everything is not going well at the moment, any stomach ache is unfounded.

Psychological dream interpretation

According to the psychological approach, the dream image of the open coffin, can be an indication that a certain phase of life has finally come to a full conclusion. The coffin in the dream reflects an important turning point in the life of the dreamer. This dream object also gives information about the things one should say goodbye to.

Likewise, an open coffin at the dream level clarifies that it is the death of a part of the personality. Also dead or cold feelings could be meant by it. The image of being in a morgue in front of an open coffin can indicate a warning symbol of ignoring or suppressing unappreciated character traits. All facets of one's being want to be seen so they can dissolve and one can "rest in peace".

Spiritual dream interpretation

From the spiritual dream point of view, the symbol "open coffin" expresses healing experience and resurrection. After a long period of spiritual direction and divine devotion, the dreamer is finally awaiting his long-awaited, redemptive goal.


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