Some dream researchers believe that birth dreams lead us back to life in the womb and the traumas associated with our own experience of birth. The psychoanalyst Nandor Fodor has written extensively about the subject of birth dreams, and gives the example of a woman who was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and who, in adult life, frequently dreamt of being strangled. She also gives an example of a person who received a head injury during birth, and in adult life frequently dreamt of being scalped. For example, dream attempts to escape from a tunnel, especially if small and dark, may refer either to memories of birth or to strategies you need to develop to reach inner resources. Seeing or going into a hole in your dreams may refer to a place, such as the womb, into which you might fall to feel protected.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Burrow; Hole; Underground passage) In a dream, a tunnel represents trickery and deception. Ifone sees himselfdigging a tunnel or a hole for someone else in a dream, it means tricking and deceiving him.
If one enters the tunnel that he dug in the dream, it means that he will fall in his own trap. Ifone enters a tunnel or a burrow and cannot see light at the end of it, or if a traveller digs a hole, enters it and can longer see the skies or the stars above him in the dream, it means that thieves will rob him from his luggage, or that he will be highjacked, or stopped by a band of highway robbers.
If one sees himself taking an ablution or a bath inside the tunnel or in the hole in a dream, it means that he will arrest the robbers and recover his property. Ifone enters a tunnel and takes a bath inside it in a dream, it means that he will pay his debts, or repent for his sins, or ifhe is incarcerated, it means that he will be released. Ifone digs a tunnel and draws water from it or discovers a hole filled with still water inside it in a dream, it means that he earns his livelihood from trickery and deception.
(Also see Piercing a hole)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
When interpreting this dream, consider all of the details and the quality of your experience. Did you see a light at the end of the tunnel, or were you trapped in a tunnel unable to determine your location? The tunnel could represent a variety of things.
If it was not an unpleasant experience, it may symbolize a transitional period and a passage into new levels of understanding or ways of living. Freud thought that any tunnel-like object represented the vagina.
A tunnel in a dream may also be a symbol representing the archetype of the feminine.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Pathways you have created into your unconscious; ways you have evolved to deal with innermost feelings and memories; vagina or being in the womb; strategies developed to reach our inner resources and bring them to the surface. See last example in death and rebirth under archetypes; second example in penis under body; corridor; examples in dark; enclosed, end; swimming. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of going through a lighted tunnel denotes that you will successfully negotiate your way through one or more difficult times—possibly business dealings or domestic problems—while going through a dark tunnel means you will have a really hard time along the way.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A dark tunnel may represent a dark passage in life where you may have to confront your fears.
A tunnel may be related to a birth memory or to some passage of rebirth. Also, a tunnel may signify a symbolic death in which you usually find the proverbial light at the end.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Driving through a tunnel: don’t be afraid, things are not as bad as you thought—the “end of the tunnel” is in sight.
Depth Psychology: The dream might be a memory of your own birth. It may also mean that you want to explore you unconscious so that you can understand yourself better. Are you afraid of uncertainty, of the future?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a tunnel, then you are exploring and moving through the deeper regions of your psyche, bringing awareness to your unconscious thought patterns, beliefs, and patterns..
If you are moving through a challenging time, as in a dark night of the soul, then this dream is giving you the message that the darkest hour is before the dawn. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: Finding ourselves in any kind of a tunnel in dreams suggests some kind of constriction in our everyday lives. We may need to focus on an end result to the exclusion of everything else. Going backwards into a tunnel suggest we may have to review the past for answers while working ‘blind’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream about being in a tunnel usually means you will solve a problem and enter a new stage of your life. This dream can also represent the dreamer’s sexual feelings towards someone.... My Dream Interpretation
An obstacle dream if you were struggling to get through it, in which case the meaning depends on the outcome of the action. Otherwise, it represents a change, a risk, or an op- portunity which is causing you some mental conflict; talk it over with a trusted friend or adviser before you commit yourself.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A tunnel incarnates your interior world. For this reason, if you dream of a tunnel in which there is only darkness, it means that you should pay attention to your feelings to get out. Your existential distress is keeping you from seeing the light. If, in the end, you are able to glimpse a flash of clarity, it indicates that you will overcome the obstructions on the way through your strength of will. Your conscience is amplifying your range of action. (See LIGHT, BLACK, and BRIDGE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are making a transition through lower levels of consciousness.
A tunnel allows for movement underground and safe passage underneath a body of water or other above-ground landscape. Being inside of a tunnel connects to a transition into new territory in your life.
The part of this transition represented by the tunnel itself is the most difficult part, often characterized by a sense of loss and lack of direction. Very often when you are inside a tunnel that is symbolic of a transition, you may not know where you are coming from and, even more frightening, where you are going to wind up.
The thing most often looked for while in a tunnel is the light at the end, so there can be a sense of hope in uncertainty.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A tunnel represents transition from one set of conditions to another.
The “light at the end of the tunnel” may represent relief from old conditions. With or without the presence of a train, this symbol can also have the Freudian sexual interpretation of tunnel-as-vagina.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams of tunnel vision are giving you the message to focus on the accomplishment of the task at hand. Alternatively, this dream could also be giving you the message that you have become rigid and stubborn, and that perhaps you should look on the bright side and broaden your perspective.... Strangest Dream Explanations