Becoming a ghost

Becoming a ghost

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Dreaming of becoming a ghost is the sign of your inner voice that needs to receive more attention. It can refer you’re your most inner fears, even feelings of guilt.

This dream draws your attention towards your past, as there may be something you should recognize. Dreaming of becoming a ghost is connected to a special state of mind. From here comes people’s vulnerability when dreaming of ghost attacks. The interpretation of ancient dream books is that ghosts represent a part of our personality that we need to overcome in order to enable our life to function much better. Such manifestations and their multitude are justified by a few theories that appeared even from ancient times. Another theory claims that those that have inferior spirits, people that have committed dreadful acts and died, do not find their peace after death and, before entering a new body to serve their sentence, they try to satisfy their ghost like hunger in other ways. Since they do not have a body, they try to possess one, or even easier, they attack the weaker spirits of people in the most vulnerable moment: in a dream.

Your dream

  • A ghost scares you.
  • You see yourself becoming a ghost.
  • Ghosts haunt your house.
  • Dark color ghosts.
  • Light color ghost.
  • A male ghost.
  • A female ghost.
  • A ghost’s attack.


  • You face your innermost fears.
  • Overcome your strong character.
  • Accept your past and focus in the future.

Detailed dream interpretation

Modern theories place such manifestations in connection to events in the dreamer’s life. For example, negative events and traumas during childhood can have a negative effect on the long run, manifesting through agitated sleep and nightmares during adult life. Criminality, corruption, physical and verbal violence, natural disasters corroborated with human incapability to stop or limit them can create states of inner fussiness, having an effect the ghost dreams. Stress and anxiety at the workplace, unsatisfactory emotional connections with family, friends or life partner are factors that unleash ghost apparitions in dreams. The ghost dreams appear in the life of every individual, and their pathology can be found in their frequency. Whatever the cause, a higher frequency of such states refers to a fragile psychic-emotional state and a quick intervention is necessary in order to cure it.

If you dream of a ghost, this symbolizes temptation in thinking and appreciating people around you, thoughtless actions that can hurt, indifference, lack of compassion, judging, laziness and limited concepts, exacerbated selfishness and pride that does not do you any good, inner struggle with childhood traumas, feeling the lack of affection from parents and loved ones. A ghost in your dream refers to possible indigence, unpleasant events at the workplace, the desire of doing something else in your waking life, discontent in regard to your career, loss, the wish to free yourself from too many responsibilities, to take decisions by yourself in regard to your private life, and the need to adapt to any situation, even the most difficult one.

Dream psychologists believe that ghosts represent our innermost fear. If the ghosts are dark in color, it generally indicates that you are feeling some type of depression. If the ghosts are light in color, this is a happy dream. Ghosts and natural spirits are designed to undermine human beings. If you dream that the ghosts are connected to falling, this demonstrates temptation in the future.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of becoming a ghost

Afraid. Confused. Alone. Controlled. Wild. Haunter. Paralyzed.

By Flo Saul
May 20, 2013