Dream meanings Abduction

Abduction Dream Meaning

This dream is all about control -- it suggests that others are setting the pace of your life and controlling you in some way. The feeling of being imprisoned is directly associated with the experience of feeling unloved. Typically, these kinds of dreams can feature aliens or alternatively abducted by a kidnapper. There are many unusual dreams but if the premise of the dream theme is on you or someone being taken against their will then the dream can be unnerving. Especially because if you dream of violence then this can mean a whole range of things spiritually. Our dreams can indicate anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma. Here I help you decipher the dream. 

Being at the mercy of someone or something else, like being abducted, is a sign of things being out of control in your life, work relationships, or in any other way. Your waking life could be dominated by what you perceive as frustration. Your subconscious is reminding you how important it is to focus on your goals and foresee your potential.

What is the general meaning of a dream of abduction?

Spiritually speaking the dream of abduction is about control from others, is important to recognize that you must grow emotionally to overcome your difficulties in the future. In some way, shape, or form you are being taken over and this control is beginning to impact you to the point that it is starting to affect your subconscious mind. This dream means that you are being taken over by a force against your will; therefore, the dream meaning is simply that – it is literal. This dream is common, it featured in the top 100 dreams in the UK and America, and is generally referred to as a nightmare as it generally indicates a crisis point in your life - where you seem to have no resolution. 

What is the spiritual meaning of seeing an abduction in a dream?

Obviously, this dream is disturbing as it awakens the feeling of being exhausted and unable to deal with your events in life. It is clear from this dream you are experiencing an area of your waking life where you are feeling abandoned or abducted by somebody or a situation. Most of the time this dream is connected to a work situation. You need to analyse events that happened in your life recently as you feel that your spirit has been wounded. The message here is to start to look into situations that have resulted in you trying to overcome any conflict that you have experienced.

The most useful change for going forward is that you need to be able to be subjective in regards to your approach to situations with others. If you focus on looking at the practical matters in your waking life this will enable you to understand the background of complex situations, so you can find the best approach. A solution from another will be offered if you ask for help. Maybe you have been feeling that you have worked hard in order to get to where you are in life and that you are enjoying your projects and routine but you know that it is time to move on.

What does it mean to dream of seeing yourself being abducted?

If you are being abducted then this dream generally indicates that you are in control of your circumstances in life and that you currently feel certain situations have become difficult in regard to financial affairs. If you dream of being abducted and the experience was terrifying or unpleasant then this indicates that relationships around you may be causing you difficulty in your waking life. Time to retreat and start to think about what you want going forward. Is that big fast car really something that inspires you or do you want to grow your circle of friends? If you are the victim and you have been kidnapped or robbed then you likely have a problem with authority and being told what to do, so you must think about how people act, their social graces and the things that they need to do in order to work better with you. To summarise this it is time to make changes and for you to get out of the situation that is getting you down and make that change today – without fail!

What does it mean to dream of being abducted then beheaded?

To dream that you have been abducted and then you are beheaded generally indicates that you are going to suffer some minor failure in the near future. If you witness other people being beheaded then an engagement or pleasurable event is likely to be canceled. This is not a positive dream and may also indicate minor misfortune. If you are abducted and find yourself in a dungeon or basement then this dream shows that you're likely to struggle with affairs of the heart.

What does it mean to dream of being abducted then put in a dungeon?

For a woman, if you see a dungeon that is dark then you are likely to lose some honor in connection with your career / or a work situation. To see your children abducted indicates that this is the way you see the world around you, in that a situation is imposed upon you that stretches your comfort zone. You may need to reassess your reasons for being dependent upon a job. If you are being abducted by others (such as your family) then this indicates that you are likely to have to take desperate measures in order to sort out your finances going forward. If your dream involves a ransom then this shows that you have the power within in order to overcome any difficulties.

What does it mean to dream of alien abduction?

If you believe in spaceships and alien beings, then a dream of being abducted could be pointing to an event that is likely to have triggered your own feelings and emotions. When we age we grow and evolve spiritually and dreaming of aliens means that you feel you are being forced to do things by another person. Alien abduction dreams are often nightmares and they can portray your own internal conflict in waking life. To read the dream meaning of an alien abduction then please click here. To dream that you are abducted or taken by a force against your will or to abduct others.

Please note: If you dream of being abducted by aliens for the dream interpretation please see the meaning by clicking here. Many dream accounts that I have read often outline Alien abductions, if this is the case, if you did dream of this then it is extremely important to make sure that you wrote every detail down. Some theorists, I cannot remember who, actually thought that we are created by aliens, so this is really the unknown. For the interpretation of a ransom please see the meaning at the bottom of this article.

What does it mean to see others being abducted in a dream?

Understanding the phenomenon of work overload which often occurs in our daily lives can help you in reducing the number of nightmares that you have at night. The traumatic events within the dream are directly associated with relatively normal events in your waking life, the other important factor of this dream is that you need to understand what is reasonably getting you down in life. If you experience any wounding or torture in your dream then this is connected to your ability to face up to difficult consequences in the future. To dream of being with somebody who has committed a crime shows that you are likely to be harassed by people around you in the near future. It is important to try to grow friendships around you in advance.

What does it mean if you abducted someone in the dream?

If you are convicted of a crime (for example kidnapping) then this shows that you are likely to feel oppressed and overpowered by a family member in the future. If you are victimized then this shows that you are likely to find a project at work complex and hard to understand. If you are abducted by burglars or as part of a robbery then this dream indicates that you have dangerous enemies around you who are likely to destroy a significant part of your life in the future. It is important for you to recognize there are people in your life that you need to be wary of... before they are able to do you damage.

What does it mean to dream of being abducted then raped in a dream?

To dream that you are abducted and raped indicates that you are likely to be shocked at the distress of your friends -- difficult times are on the cards from them. If you are a young woman then you are likely to encounter some minor troubles in your love life. If the abductors are arrested then this is a positive omen. If you have some desire to make changes in your waking life then this dream shows that you can do so without fear of failure. To see the police in your dream indicates that you are going to successfully outstrip any rivalry in the future. If your abductors are arrested then this indicates that you are going to participate in some affair that is likely to provide you with a financial benefit.

What does it mean to be taken to a prison in a dream?

If you are taken to a prison in your dream then you need to think about how you approach others in a work/team situation, as you can be quite expressive and you may offend people. To dream that you are abducted and then executed indicates that you are likely to suffer misfortune from the carelessness of others -- this is a typical dream if you have experienced difficulties at work.

What is the general dream interpretation of being abducted?

A dream where you are abducted is a sign that you are feeling manipulated by someone at work or in the home. It often occurs when you are not following a person’s rules or the relationship is strained. It could also imply that you have lost control of an aspect of your life and you are yearning to discover what you really want in life. Being abducted in a dream is often rather rare but it could feel worrying all the same. This dream is all about control. To see yourself being abducted and the whole dream is unpleasant indicates that you could be trapped in your own feelings. It could be the fact that you are allowing your heart to rule your head.

What does it mean to be abducted by someone unknown in a dream?

A dream where a stranger abducts you in your dream can be somewhat frightening! I am sorry you had such a dream, and you feel strongly enough to look up the meaning. This dream is a sign that you have been involved in trying to discover yourself. Maybe in the recent past, you have found things challenging? Such dreams often occur when we are under stress. There could be problems in life which are going to cause more difficulties going forward and issues in your life. It is going to lead to a more complicated challenge in the future and you will need to overcome many things in life to overcome your impending problems. All is not lost! Even though this dream was frightening according to Sigmund Freud such dreams are just a reflection of your fears and worries. If you are the one abducted in this dream by guns or a weapon then it signifies that you are likely to be lured into a trap by sweet words or a false promise from someone you trust. The person is going to use the trusting nature and your gullibility to take advantage of you. To be abducted at gunpoint indicates a problem with others, you may have a minor conflict in the future.

What does it mean to see your son or daughter abducted in a dream?

When you dream of a daughter or a son being abducted, is a reflection of your tendency to avoid full dependency on those who care or love you. It could be that you are causing more harm than good to yourself by feeling the problems in life are mounting. There could be issues in a relationship that you are currently in due to your feeling insecure and thus, you are avoiding sharing your true feelings. The image of your little girl or boy in such a dream being abducted could be rather worrying. In our waking life, it means that you clearly miss the security, warmth, and comfort which are normally provided in a stable relationship. Deep down, you are yearning for others to love you yet at the same time; you cannot bring yourself to trust and pull them closer to you. Seeing your daughter or son being abducted and being a witness to it is an indication that, you made a grave mistake in a relationship which was very important and that you would have done anything to maintain it. It is a dream which is a warning that you need to take care of your relationship so that; you get what you are missing in life.

What does it mean to see your daughter abducted by a man in a dream?

These are the types of dreams we wake up in a cold sweat. It is an anxiety dream. Dreaming that your daughter is kidnapped or taken away from you by a man is quite a common dream, from a dream psychologist point of view, these dreams occur because of your anxieties in waking life and the worry of your children getting older if your son or daughter encounters any physical pain during the dream this is generally a reflection of emotional pain waking life. It can mean that you are feeling emotional pain, generally these types of dreams just a reflection of your own pent-up love that you feel for your son or daughter. When our children grow older it is very common to have such a dream.

What does it mean to see your son abducted by a man with a dream?

No one really knows why we dream and to see your son being abducted during the dream state is quite common. Yes, it can be rather worrying - especially if the man is unknown. It generally indicates that you have fear about your son growing up, reaching various points in life, and leaving the nest. Interestingly before I had children I always used to dream that my dog was being kidnapped. My dog, in essence, was my surrogate child. After having children, I would always dream that my children to be abducted wake-up terrified state but this is simply an anxiety dream.

What does it mean to see your son or daughter abducted by women in a dream?

If you happen to see that your child is being kidnapped by a woman in your dream, it alludes to your inability to handle certain problems or issues in your life due to being overwhelmed by many challenges in your life. For another woman to "mother," your child in the dream is a warning sign, that could mean that you are overwhelmed by issues to the extent of neglecting your own needs. The many responsibilities that are upon your life are making it impossible for you to get close to others - especially your immediate family. You need to prioritize your family’s needs otherwise, you will lose them at the expense of your other responsibilities.

What does it mean to dream of being kidnapped and held hostage?

A dream where you see yourself being kidnapped and held hostage is a manifestation of, your inability to take charge of your life and thus, things are not working as they should. You could be indulging in self-destructive habits, or you could have resigned yourself to someone else’s will, and this is causing a lot of harm to your otherwise straightforward life. Try to get a glimpse of the other symbols that are presented in the dream which might pinpoint out what exactly is the cause of all your problems.

What does it mean to dream of being kidnapped and then escaping?

When kidnapped in your dream, it will emit feelings of restrictions, limitation and be trapped. That could be what you are exactly going through, and thus, it is registered in your subconscious, and this has resulted in your dream. Your family and peers could be trying to control your actions or decisions, and it is making you unhappy. Alternatively, such a dream could be implying that you are feeling alienated from your loved ones because there are some disagreements that exist between you and them. They could be trying to force you to be the old you again - yet you are comfortable with the new you while they are struggling to learn how to handle your new outlook. It is a dream which denotes that you need spiritual knowledge and wisdom to survive in your current circumstances. You need to develop self-assurance and evaluate your principles to discover yourself and help others to learn to cope with you.

What does it mean to dream of being a house captive and then escaping?

A dream where you see yourself being under house captivity and then escaping denotes that, you are going through feelings of boredom or weakness in your life, especially at your place of work or regarding your adult responsibilities.

The monotony of your day-to-day activities maybe driving you insane, and thus you feel like you are in captivity. Escaping in this scenario is a sign that, you need a way out of life. The good news is there is a chance which has just presented itself in the form of a change in home or your workplace. You might now experience pleasure in your new job and boredom could be a thing of the past. It could also denote that, you have achieved a new career which is proving to be enjoyable unlike the former.

What does it mean to dream of being kidnapped and beaten?

Dreaming of being kidnapped and then beaten up is a sign of compliance to the point of passivity. Your rights are being infringed, and yet you do nothing to stop it from happening. You need your freedom and that you can achieve through not letting others walk all over you. The dream is occurring because it seems there is a dominant figure in your life who is forcing you to submit to their authority. Alternatively, you could be in love with someone and thus, put up with all their abusive nature to gain acceptance into their lives.

What does it mean to dream of being kidnapped by a stranger?

Being kidnapped by a stranger denotes that, you are reflecting on a lost opportunity to be a part of something important or get something important done for you. You could be feeling that you have been denied something which you have claimed for and which could have made you great, but now, it is a part of your history. Alternatively, it could mean that you tried getting involved in something important or which you thought was important but is not that significant. I am sorry, this dream also means something is likely to go “missing” in life. Now, don’t give up, you might try again some other time when another opportunity shows up, and maybe, you might be lucky then.

New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream

  • You were abducted by hooded villains.
  • You were taken to a locked room or basement.
  • The dream involved you feeling unhappy.
  • If the people that took you or others tried to shoot you - or any type of weapon was used.
  • You feel scared in your dream.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The dream resulted in a positive outcome.
  • You were able to escape this situation in your dream.
  • You become the controlling party
  • Any trouble in your life was overcome.
  • You have understood and gained insight into the situation within your dream.
  • You express emotion within your dream which is positive in nature.
  • You notice in the dream that everybody is peaceful even though you or someone else is abducted.

In your dream you may have

  • Been taken by a force against your will = worry.
  • Not able to escape a person that has taken you away = bad luck.
  • Been kidnapped by another = another person will come to you for advice.
  • Kidnapped by others = need to focus on your own health.
  • If you are involved in any type of abduction = negative times.
  • Witnessed an abduction in your dream = material wealth.
  • That you have control over another human being = Not thinking about yourself.
  • Being abducted by hooded men or as part of another crime– in or out of choice = tough times but you can overcome anything.
  • Any type of weapon was used – or the threat of a weapon = being brave is important.
  • That your children or pet has been abducted by another person = loss of interest in matters of the heart.

Areas of your life the dream may be associated with

  • You may feel it is impossible to leave your current employment as you have worked hard to get where you are.
  • That you are tired of your routine in life.
  • You are starting to reflect on your work situation in order to find improvements in your life.
  • You are searching for a different viewpoint or refraining from a situation to understand what you need to do next.
  • That you are feeling trapped in a situation.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of being abducted

Difficulty. Fear. Acquirement. Scared. Apprehension. Lack of Control. Appropriation. Imprisonment. Anxiety. Loss of money. Concern. Trapped. Unable to move. Scared. Worried. Learning. Participation. Fear of being hurt. Scared of being hurt by a weapon. Difficulty. Lack of communication. Loss of emotion. Unable to understand your course in life. Distressed. Inability to communicate with the attackers. Violation. Hopelessness. Complete desperation. Intrigued. Wounding. Not able to understand what is happening. Loss of spirit. Violated. Abandoned. The exhausted force. Physically hurt. Crisis point in your life. Blurred. Crying. Screaming. Subjective anguish. Unable to face the truth in the situation. Trying to escape.

Sources: Blagrove, M. (1992). Dreams as a Reflection of Our Waking Concerns and Abilities: A Critique of the Problem-Solving Paradigm in Dream Research. Dreaming,2, 200-220, Bokert, E. (1967). The Effects of Thirst and a Related Auditory Stimulus on Dream Reports. Ph.D. Dissertation. New York University.

By Flo Saul
Jun 14, 2012