What Does It Mean When You Dream About Zombies?
Zombie dreams pretty much the same way, saying that zombie attack dreams mean, “You are under tremendous pressure and stress in your waking life. You do not know what is going on and you have trouble to accept the cruel reality.”
Aside from stress, a zombie dream could also mean that you’re feeling a serious lack of control in your life, which definitely makes sense when you consider what zombies do. Something big in your life may be coming to an end, and you’re feeling a little lost and unsure about what the future will bring. Dream Meaning says, “It reflects that you have been forced into a difficult situation where you have to let go of your hopes and dreams in the waking life.”
Dreaming about zombies can be pretty common when you have watched too many zombie related TV shows or movies like The Walking Dead. However, if you dream about zombies without being exposed to zombie images in the waking life. Zombie dreams may have hidden meanings and interpretations.
To see or dream that you are a zombie suggests that you are physically and/or emotionally detached from people and situations that are currently surrounding you. You feel out of touch and dead inside, and deny all of your emotions. You are going on automatic pilot with the motions of daily living.
Dream about a zombie and possible apocalypse:
Normally when we dream of a zombie we often dream of the end of the world (apocalypse) and if you do indeed dream of the end of the world this can indicate a new start in life. The program “the walking dead” in Britain has also sparked an influx of users coming to this page after watching zombie chasing episodes. Zombies can also be referred as a adjectival modifier. We have zombie employees, zombie governments which was discussed in a book by Roger Luckhurt: Zombies: A cultural History. Zombies normally try to control our own mind they normally occur in our sleep when we either:
- Embark on a new beginning
- Are feeling stressed out.
The dream of being chased by zombies is a popular one and more recently I have had a dream of being surrounded by zombies. A zombie in dreams is also known as a fantastical dream according to the dream psychologist Carl Jung. If you are wondering what this dream means I am here to help. Here are some "dream" extracts from an old folklore book by the London Press, 1939:
- Dreams about being chased by zombies = stressed out and worry.
- Dreams about turning into a zombie = unable to control emotions.
- Dreams of protecting your home against zombies = new start.
- Witnessed a zombie apocalypse = new beginning
- Heard of / or had a virus that makes people act like zombies = new chances.
- Tried to fight against a zombie invasion = misunderstanding.
- Attacked zombies = worried about something in life.
- Known someone who turned into a zombie or was bitten by a zombie = lack of understanding.
- Cut off a zombie’s head = poor relationships.
- Killed yourself before you turn into a zombie after being bitten = ill fate.
- Just simply seeing many many zombie's = tough love!
Spiritual meaning of zombies in a dream
Zombie dreams are rather interesting from a biblical and spiritual perspective. They are connected to escape, that we must escape in order to find peace. From a dream psychology point of view the zombie is often connected to how you feel about yourself. Remember that zombies are essentially people that are dead. It can indicate that you are feeling somewhat out of control in your current environment. The walking dead concept has been around since the Egyptian times. This is partly due to the fact that we do not know for certain what happens when we pass on. It is quite natural to fear death and also dream of the dead rising when there is a project or ambition which has not been finished. Psychologically speaking the walking dead in a dream is a symbolization of a problem or the feeling that one cannot achieve a certain goal.
Dreams about zombie attacks:
To encounter a dream but a zombie attack is often connected to our own inner stress. Dreams of this nature often occur when we are feeling vulnerable and feel other people are taking advantage of us.
Dreams about zombie virus:
There are many different movies and films whereby zombies infect the human race with a damaging virus. If you dream about zombies attacking earth and this can indicate that you feel threatened. If you are trying to escape or run away from mobs of zombies and this can indicate that you are looking for something exceptional. This could be in relation to a relationship.
Dreams about a mob of zombies:
I’ve mentioned this briefly in the paragraph above but if you dream of millions of zombies running after you or chasing you and this dream is a symbolic sign of feeling overworked and stressed out. Stress has become so ubiquitous that it is almost part of our everyday language. Stress also provides some sort of biological change - and this can be particularly worrisome. When we sleep our subconscious mind is often taking the time to process areas of life we encounter during the day. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out - then the dream of a mob of zombies is likely to happen. If you watch the episodes of the White Walkers on the Game of Thrones we can see that zombies can be rather frightening. If you are stressed out it is not uncommon to have a dream of the walking dead. Freud believed our dreams are a reflection of what we have seen in the real world.
Dream about turning into a zombie:
If you dream about turning into a zombie this could be associated with the challenges and the emotional load that you are encountering daily life. If you've been watching too much Netflix this dream could just be an association with your stimulating environment. Not so long ago I had a user email me about turning into a zombie this situation resulted in her going to the emergency room in her city hospital (in her dream of course). This particular user dreamed of becoming a zombie over and over again, night after night, which is associated with the fact that she was feeling rather burned out and exhausted in regards to her career. If you take the appearance of a zombie in your dream this could be an example of the adjustment or the lack of capacity to really show your true feelings. To see someone you know turn into a zombie in my view, is connected to how you feel about them. Are they stressing you out? Do you have much contact with them?
Dream about shooting zombies:
To see yourself shooting and trying to destroy a zombie is a positive dream! This can mean in the next year you’re going to achieve all your goals and focus more on yourself. Escaping and shooting the zombies in the dream is a positive omen. If you shoot but cannot kill the zombies then this is associated with you trying to aim for a target but cannot quite achieve it! Think about what you wish to do going forward!
Dream about being surrounded by zombie figures:
Being surrounded by zombies is connected to how you’re feeling in life. Zombies can be a representation of the problems, perhaps you are feeling trapped? It is true to say that almost everybody at some point experiences stresses in their lives. Stress seems to be everywhere nowadays. You may have experienced stress recently due to possible work pressures, financial worries are important and the fact that you just don’t seem to have as much time to yourself. Stress can also come in specific areas such as new baby, new job, new home etc being surrounded by a mob of zombies can indicate that you need to take it easy.
Dreams about hiding from zombies:
To dream about hiding from a zombie is associated with your own negative thoughts. It indicates that you wish to transform maybe create a more healthy lifestyle but you are unable to do that because you were trying to hide from something. What are you hiding from? Unfortunately, the dream itself can be negative in nature, it may take some time to figure out what associations are being carried in your sleep. If you are hiding in a house after being chased by a zombie this indicates that you are about to embark on a transformation.
Dreams about killing zombies:
Death in dreams is generally connected to an inner transformation. Death is quite central to the zombie dream and there are many different associations during the day that can occur in one's subconscious mind. I have touched on the fact that this dream is an anxiety dream. Given that stress itself is normally not in a fixed state but a process of multiple phases it may be that you are undertaking some difficulty which is causing you anxiety.