Example: ‘I was in my bedroom, I looked up and saw the top of some long cunains were on fire. I thought “My God, now my sister’s setting fire to the house to hide the evidence” ‘ (Ms A T).
The example illustrates how we may use one emotion or situation to hide what is really important.
Hiding from feeling; avoiding awareness of something we don’t want to see; being protective—hiding how we really feel about someone, or our sexual feelings about someone; not knowing. Hiding from something dangerous, dangerous thing hidden: feeling threatened either by unconscious contents or exterior situation. Hiding a body, object: not facing difficult feelings connected with the body or thing. See dead people dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the dreamer is doing the hiding, there is a part of him that is “hidden,” even from him, that perhaps needs to come to the surface and be looked at.
If the dreamer hides an object from someone else, then he is concealing something that perhaps needs to be revealed.
If the dreamer is searching for someone or something, there is something missing, either an idea or an actual object, that she needs to find and make use of. Other symbols in the dream could reveal exactly what that is. Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Feeling anxious about our situation, and a desire to escape our situation. Alternatively, feeling anxious about our own unacceptable inner promptings; hiding something is a way of not looking at it.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The serial killer is driven to commit murder over and over again. Consider that in the world of dreams, a death is an act of sacrifice where something that no longer serves you is being released in order to make room for something new.
The element of murder means this transformation is happening because of some measure of choice.
The serial killer that lives inside your psyche is a beneficial archetype that, though it lives in the shadow, is ultimately a part of your long-range growth and expansion. Such an image might be very frightening in a dream, but it must be examined through the lens of the universal principles it is expressing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams