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What does a dream about prison symbolize?

Prison Dream Meaning: From 27 Different Sources


Prison

(1) Are you in prison in the dream? This probably means you arc not tree: your behaviour is to some extent compulsive, that is, not under conscious control.

If so, you must integrate the repressed emotion or

instinct that is now overflowing from your unconscious into your observable behaviour,

(2) If someone else is in prison, he or she probably represents some part of you that has been shut up in your unconscious, possibly as a result of some traumatic experience (in childhood?), and which needs to be set free and given suitable employment in your conscious life.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Prison

See imprisoned; wolf under animals; cage, cell; es­cape; holding; trapped.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Prison

Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong.

A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Prison

To dream of being in prison may symbolize not having any hope or joy in life, Ps. 107:10

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Prison

There are consequences for the choices you make, and some of those choices bind you in a particular way. When you break the law, you go to prison. And while you have to engage in criminal activity to find yourself in prison in real life, the idea of being imprisoned by something can easily apply to any number of circumstances where you feel bound to some person, place, or thing in a way that feels severely constricting. In fact, the phrase “like a jail sentence” is often used in casual conversation to refer to anything that obligates a person beyond his or her comfort level. There is a difference between jail and prison that may be significant, especially if the dream was clearly taking place in one or the other. While the two have very similar sensibilities, a jail is where people are taken when they are suspected of committing a crime or when the crime is of low severity. Prison is where convicted criminals of more serious crimes are sent to pay their debt to society.

If this distinction is made clear in your dream, recognize that jail is a more temporary form of bondage. Prison indicates that a more serious matter is being expressed. At the core of the symbolic meaning of prison is what you did to get there.

The inciting incident that ends in jail time is always a choice that may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but has consequences resulting in the removal of freedom and comfort in some area of your life. When this environment plays prominently in a dream, examine your life for where you may be feeling that a decision you made in the past is feeling like something you can’t escape in the present.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Prison

1. Bondage;

2. Captivity

3. Stronghold;

4. Place of confinement;

5. Satan’s kingdom;

6. Place of judgement and punishment;

7. Bound by your own thoughts/words.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

Prison

See buildings Places Metaphors.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

Prison

Any place or state of confinement, i.E.

A mental bondage; see “bound”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

Prison

Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty can be a liability and therefore a trap, and guilt can prevent us from seeing a way forward. When we feel trapped either by duty or guilt we will dream of a prison.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Prison

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often we create a ‘prison’ for ourselves through a sense of duty or guilt and this can often be shown in dreams.

The types of locks and bolts we perceive in our prison may show us how we are imprisoning ourselves.

For example, a lock with a key would suggest that we know how to escape, whereas a bolt shows that we have to make a greater effort.

A barred window would suggest that we are being prevented from using that which is external to us.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Prison

Material aspects: We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level and is translated into the dream image of a prison.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Prison

See Jail / Jailor.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Prison

See Jail.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Prison

This is a dream of contrary. Indicates freedom and happiness.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous

Prison

(Cage) Imprisonment in a dream means benefits, money and comfort. It also could mean the reversal of one’s condition for the worst. Becoming a prisoner in a dream also could mean making unnecessary and wasted efforts to unveil a secret. In general, prison in a dream means difficulties and humiliation.

If one sees a known personality or a government administrator imprisoned or jailed, it could mean the same.

If one sees himself incarcerated in a large prison in a dream, it means that he will stand before a strong person who will delegate an important responsibility to him, and from which he will gain spiritual advancement.lfhe is incarcerated in an unknownjail which is built from plaster in a dream, then it represents his grave. Ifone sees himself locked and tied-up inside a house in a dream, it means a positive advancement in his life.

If in such a place one sees himself being tortured in a dream, it means that his benefits and profits will be greater.

If a woman sees herself imprisoned in a dream, it means that she will marry an important person or an older person.

If in one’s dream the prison is administered by a religious authority, it means that one correctly prescribes to his religion.

If it is a civil prison, then it means adversities, sufferings and distress caused by hypocrisy and by blaming others.

An unknown prison in a dream means the world.

A prison in a dream also represents an ill-natured wife, a difficult cause, silence, or controlling one’s tongue, the perfidy of one’s enemy, accusations, allegations, associating with rich people, one’s grave, suspension of travels because of an illness, losing one’s 342 drive, poverty, or unhappiness. Entering a prison in a dream also means longevity, or reuniting with one’s beloved.

If one chooses to live in a sanctuary away from people in a dream, it means that he will be protected from sin.

If a sick person leaves his prison cell in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.

If a prisoner sees the gates of his jail open, or if there is a hole in the wall, or a ray of light, or if the ceiling of one’s prison disappears and he can see the skies and stars above him, or ifhe can see them through the walls of his cell in a dream, it means that he will escape from jail.

A prison in a dream also represents the safe return of a traveller, or the death of a sick person. Ifone sees himself imprisoned and tide-up by someone in authority in a dream, it represents adversities he wishes for them to be removed. Walking out of such an imprisonment in a dream means relieffrom such adversities Ifone is travelling, it means that he is a heedless, and if he is sick, it means that his sickness is a prolonged one.

It is also said that imprisonment in a dream may mean that one’s prayers are answered and that his difficulties and distress will be removed.

If one sees himself incarcerated in an unknown jail of an unknown location and whose dwellers have uncommon appearance in a dream, such a prison then represents his grave.

If a sick person sees himself walking out of an unknown prison, or out of a tiny house into a large open space in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and fully enjoy his life.

If one sees himself incarcerated in a prison he does not recognize in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman through whom he will prosper and have children.

If one sees himselftied-up inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will profit and witness blessings that will show in his household members.

If one who is experiencing difficulties in his life sees himself tied-up to a chair or to a wall in a dream, it means that his problems and fears will be dispelled.

If one sees himselfbuilding a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man, or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path.

A prison in a dream also represents paralysis, arrogance, self-deception, or incarcerating troublesome people.

If one sees a deceased person in jail in a dream, it means that he is in hell. Ifone sees himself imprisoned in a dream, it also means that he may enter a forbidden place, a house of a prostitution, or a tavern.

(Also see Cage; Imam; Mental hospital)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Prison

If you dream that you are in prison, you are feeling suffocated in a relationship or situation.

If you dream your boyfriend or crush is in prison, it is a signal that this person is deceitful and untrustworthy.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Prison

This is a dream of contrary—see POLICE. It indicates much happiness in your home affairs and success in business.

To dream that someone is put in Prison through your efforts is not a fortunate sign. You are being too venturesome in your money matters, too eager to secure a profit, and it may mean a loss instead 01 a gain.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

Prison

1. Guilt and containment.

2. Confining or trapped situation.

3. Repressed communication, expression, usually emotional.

4. Repressed aspect of personality (someone else imprisoned).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Prison

See Jails

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Prison

Dreams of prison reflect your self imposed restrictions, borders, definitions belief systems and identities. You are venting out feeling suppressed and restrained by your job, relationship, health or finances. Also, this dream represents your awareness of karma, and that you are grappling with issues of punishment, blame, shame, regret, and atonement. This dream could also be giving you the message to recognize that you’ve locked up your talent and -expression and it is time to set yourself free. After all, you are the jail, the jailer, the prisoner, and ultimately the only one that can post bail, declare your innocence, and set yourself free.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

Prison

also see Key and Ijock

1- Prison, in dreams, stands for the traps we create for ourselves. We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level.

Often we crcate a prison for ourselves through a sense of duty or guilt and this can often be shown in dreams.

The types of locks and bolts we perceive in our prison may show us how we are imprisoning ourselves.

For example, a lock with a key would suggest that we know how to escape, whereas a bolt shows that we have to make a greater effort.

A barred window would suggest that we are being prevented from using that which is external to us.

Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty can be a liability and therefore a trap, and guilt can prevent us from seeing a way forward. Often, when we feel trapped either by duty or guilt we will dream of a prison.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Prison

To dream of a prison, is the forerunner of misfortune in every instance, if it encircles your friends, or yourself.

To see any one dismissed from prison, denotes that you will finally overcome misfortune. See Jail.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Prison

See Jail.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Prison

Lack or loss of freedom (real, perceived, or imagined).

Punishment.

Discipline.

A feeling or fear of an authority having too much control over you, or allowing them too much control.

See also: Trapped; Restrained

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Prison

We live in prisons of our own making. See fail, Prisoner and Criminal

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Prison

(see Cage)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Prison

lucky numbers: 07-11-12-14-31-32

barbed wire surrounding a: straying has irredeemable consequences.

being in: are dejected at being forced to account for your actions.

others: self-enslavement is an addiction; success in spite of it.

released on parole: you know the seemy side and are unafraid to report on it.

being released from: reject the current offer on the table.

cell, being in a: your behavior patterns need revision.

breaking out of a: feel restraints are unjustified; your addictions rule the roost.

empty: prefer to be left alone in love disputes.

looking from barred windows: whose scruples are blocking your action?

dining hall: food wil never be sufficient to feed your hunger.

getting out of a: punishment for a short-lived fortune has been enough.

iron gate: need help of several friends to stimulate your creativity.

others being in a: need to elicit help of several friends.

prisoner, untying a: unexpected events wil transpire.

remaining in: a triumph over a restrictive part of yourself.

trapped in a: a big disgrace wil come to you from enforced restraint.

tunnel, trying to escape through a: your guilt is a journey, go through it.

visiting another in: your deeds have debilitated the friendship.

windows that are barred: others prevent any new action until you revisit your old actions.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

9 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Prisoner

Any type of mental, spiritual, or physical confinement; see “bound”... prisoner dream meaning

Becoming A Slave Or Prisoner

He will soon find himself in a desperate situation by losing his wealth and respect. He will be afflicted with grief and sorrow.... becoming a slave or prisoner dream meaning

Prison Guard

In a dream, a prison guard represents repercussions that could influence the veiling or unveiling of secrets.... prison guard dream meaning

Captive, Prisoner

Many emotions, anxieties, moods or ideas captivate’ us, or act as means of denying free expression to our own talents, sexuality or well being. Fear of illness might stop us going on holiday, thoughts that only the pnvileged can make it in business might stop us developing ideas we have. In this sense we, or areas of our potential, can be imprisoned or made captive. Using dream processing and the allied methods can help to define what is restraining us and find freedom from such restraints. See imprisoned; wolf under ani­mals; cage, cell; escape; holding; trapped. ... captive, prisoner dream meaning

Prison / Being Imprisoned

May symbolize restrictions and dependency in many forms. Usually, it expresses a need for more space and freedom, as in Crowds, Shackles, and Cage. You feel limited (often because of a relationship or situations at work) or awkward. In rare cases, it refers to a “blind spot” or a sore point you’re saddled with.

Freud dreamed in his youth about a prison in the shape of a Box, which to him was the symbol of a uterus.... prison / being imprisoned dream meaning

Prison, Prisoner

Vision: If you dream you are in prison: if you are married, it means you are dissatisfied. You feel locked up in your relationship or removed from real life. Visiting someone in prison means either a very bad conscience or deep regret over past actions.

If you are released from prison: a new phase in your life is beginning. Seeing a prison: somebody is offering you something “uninviting.*

Depth Psychology: Dreams about prison are usually a sign of fear about an emotionally intense relationship. Maybe your personal growth is hindered and you want to do something about it quickly (like “breaking out”)! If you are the one imprisoned, it might be an indication that you have guilt feelings—justified or not.... prison, prisoner dream meaning

Law Court / Prison

A law court in a dream may make you focus on your capacity to make fair judgments in complicated matters concerning work, friends or family members. It may also highlight your feelings of being on trial in waking life, or a sense of guilt about having broken a promise, or a moral or social law. Perhaps you are anxious about being judged by others or feel that there something that you should be punished for.

If you find yourself bundled into prison in your dream, perhaps with the clang of heavy gates swinging shut in your ears, this may be drawing a parallel with your sense of confinement in waking life. So, if you have any kind of dream about prisons or being jailed, ask yourself who or what is restricting your freedom in waking life. Do you feel suffocated emotionally by your partner or parents, or do you feel trapped in a dead-end job? Or has your own shyness locked you into a self-made prison in the waking world?... law court / prison dream meaning

Prison/jail

Universal Landscape: Restrictions and consequences of choices made.

Dreaming Lens: Were you in jail? Was someone else? Were you visiting a jail? Were you in a cell? Why were you imprisoned?

Personal Focus: When you break the law, you go to prison. And while you have to engage in criminal activity to find yourself in jail in real life, the idea of being imprisoned by something can easily apply to any number of circumstances where you feel bound to some person, place, or thing in a way that feels severely constricting. In fact, the phrase “like a jail sentence” is often used in casual conversation to refer to anything that obligates a person beyond their comfort level.

There is a difference between jail and prison, which may be significant, especially if the dream was clearly taking place in one or the other. While they have very similar sensibilities, a jail is where someone is taken when they are suspected of committing a crime or when the crime is of low severity. Prison is where convicted criminals of more serious crimes are sent to pay their debt to society. If this distinction is made clear in your dream, recognize that jail is a more temporary form of bondage. Prison indicates that a more serious matter is being expressed.

At the core of the symbolic meaning of prison is what you did to get there. The inciting incident that ends in jail time is always a choice that may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but has consequences resulting in the removal of freedom and comfort in some area of your life. When this environment plays prominently in a dream, examine your life for where you may be feeling that a decision you made in the past is feeling like something you can’t escape in the present.... prison/jail dream meaning

Prisoners

1. Oppression

2. Captives of satan; Rom. 7:23.... prisoners dream meaning