Dream symbol Prison


deprivation of liberty, imprisoned, swedish curtains, breathing sifted air, crime, justice, arrest, guilt

An arrest or imprisonment occurs for those people who have done a crooked thing. This person is handcuffed, taken to jail to serve his sentence. Depending on the extent of the crime, the judge makes the sentence, according to which the convicted person must expect a shorter or life sentence, in which he should reflect better.

Breathing sifted air as a prisoner in a dream could be a traumatic experience from which one wakes up startled out of the dream. Predominant in all of us is the fear of deprivation of freedom, being locked up in a small room without social contacts against one's will. Assuming that one innocently has to go to the pokey and one finds no way out except to plan an escape or simply lingers in despair over the hopeless situation. All these situations can not only really happen in real life, but also occur in dreams. An escape from a prison can look quite exciting and adventurous, as we know from numerous Hollywood prison movies.

In such a dream there are different roles that can occur: Prisoner, guard, wife, husband, father, mother or child. It may be that dream situations do not make sense at the first moment, but looked through the magnifying glass, the subconscious sends quite clear messages to the surface of consciousness.

General dream interpretation

This dream symbol is one among the dreams that involves a constriction of freedom of movement as a theme. The person experiences his waking life as a mental restriction, which comes out through this dream.

This can be about various circumstances in the dreamer's life situation, such as a burdensome responsibility or a constricting relationship in which one cannot breathe.

A concrete dream interpretation is possible if the exact factual situation of the imprisonment is looked at, both cause and environment, as well as occurring persons play a role. Other important details could show the prison cell, obz. B. windows with view outside or to other prisoners or perhaps even no daylight was present. Views of the prison wall or fencing barbed wire from the cell.

Of course, the cause of the arrest and condemnation is also crucial for the dream interpretation. Important details must be taken into account for a holistic approach.

On the dream level, a prison is often also considered a warning symbol against a pit that the dreamer digs for himself, making everything more difficult for himself. Furthermore, this dream serves as an invitation not to blindly trust all advice from any person.

If a dreamer is innocently in jail, it indicates skepticism or misgivings, from the outside towards him. If the affected dreamer plays however in the dream the role of the visitor in the prison, then this stands for a bad KNOWLEDGE and REPENTANCE. If one is the convict in prison and is visited, it symbolizes that the truth in real life is kept from him for some reason.

If the dreamer escapes from prison to freedom, it indicates the RESOLUTION of his troubles. When he is released from prison in a dream, a new period begins for him in his real life with a new sense of freedom.

If he observes other people coming out of the prison, he will easily overcome his own misfortune.

Psychological dream interpretation

A prison was also called a PRISON in earlier times and according to the psychological interpretation this dream image represents the current FEELINGS of the person concerned. The dreamer restricts himself by not allowing his feelings and thus feels imprisoned. The subconscious sends a warning signal with this dream that everything must be allowed in order to break out of this inner self-built prison.

Guilt or a sense of duty may also be the cause of this perceived limitation.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Spiritually, when the symbol prison appears to the dreamer, it means that he refuses to take RESPONSIBILITY.


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