Demon

demon dream meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, paralyzed with fear, with a feeling of undefined inner horror, as if the quintessence of evil has materialized next to you? You are not the only one.

Such experiences fill the chronicles of the time, each with a personal touch, but all focusing on a central, defining element: the intuition of a presence that we usually call evil, the demon perceived in the immediate reality. The feeling is so strong and wild that it is unbearable. The dreamer searches for ways to escape, and wakes up in violent spasms, calming down when realizing it was just a dream. The interpretation of ancient dream books is that demons 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. Ancient people claimed such apparitions tried to allure and disturb those with abnormal sexuality. The legends of Mesopotamia depict Lilith, the demon of death and body ailments. Lilith appears in men’s and women’s erotic dreams, burning their souls and loading them with useless passions.

In the Middle Ages, these apparitions were demons named incubus and succubus. Incubus was the male demon that roamed around in women’s dreams, pushing them towards unnatural tendencies from a young age. The succubus was the feminine version of the demon, haunting men’s dreams from a young age, pushing them to have erotic dreams and savage passions. The Algonquin Indians believed that dreaming of a demon is a special state of mind when the soul hangs in between the world of the dead and the world of them alive. From here comes people’s vulnerability when dreaming of demon attacks.

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 demonic 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.

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, in the long run, manifesting through agitated sleep and nightmares during adult life. Criminality, corruption, physical and verbal violence, and natural disasters corroborated with human incapability to stop or limit them can create states of inner fussiness, having as the effect the demonic dreams. Stress and anxiety at the workplace, unsatisfactory emotional connections with family, friends, or life partner are factors that unleash demonic apparitions in dreams. The so-called demonic 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.

What do demon dreams symbolize?

If you dream of a demon, 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, or feeling a lack of affection from parents and loved ones.

A demon in your dream refers to possible indigence, unpleasant events at the workplace, a desire to do something else in your waking life, discontent in regard to your career, loss, a wish to free yourself from too many responsibilities, making 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 demons represent our innermost fear. If the demons are dark in color, it generally indicates that you are feeling some type of depression. If the demons are light in color, this is a happy dream. Demons and natural spirits are designed to undermine human beings. If you dream that the demons are connected to falling, this demonstrates temptation in the future.

To provide you with more clarity, here is a passage from Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1880 from The Brothers Karamazov:

“I sometimes dream of devils. It is night, in my room is the devils everywhere in all corners and under the table, and they open doors, and behind the doors of the crowd them, and they all want to come in and seize me.”

Is the dream about demons bad or good?

Rest assured in most dreams the demon is not something that has normally entered your dream it is more a representation of an area of life, such as undertaking a difficult task or feeling under pressure at work. We all encounter some type of conflict in our daily life. Maybe you are working towards a more peaceful life, whatever your belief or background. We are all born either male or female, into a particular way of life and as we go through our own journey of values, behavior and our inner motives start to form. 

Not surprisingly, therefore we meet and work with other people and we often find we have a different perspective on things. Our backgrounds and life experiences lead us to see things in different ways. We each have our own unique history and characteristics. 

The Demon in a dream could be a sign that you have a different perspective on goals than those around you. Conflicts are all facts of life, they often happen when we are trying to achieve and we can often resolve these types of conflicts without violence. If it is clear that conflict has entered your life, then the dream of a demon could just represent the conflict in your subconscious mind. 

The advice of this dream is to try to make people aware of your problems, promote positive necessary change, raise morale, and develop increasing self-awareness. Sometimes in life, we end up in intensifying conflict, this can come through a divorce or separation with a long-term partner. In its simplest form this dream could be an indication of blockages to your own creative thoughts, relationships, or even actions towards people. More drastically, these conflicts can surface because of the demonizing attitudes of those people around you.

Seeing demons strangling or choking you in a dream can suggest that there are blockages in place, and this could be linked to your own personal goals. Often, when we are feeling oppressed and worried about something we can experience feeling suppressed and conflicts are likely to happen.

How common are dreams of demons?

The first thing you should know about this dream is that you are not alone as many individuals have contacted me about beings that entered the dream world as evil entities. Perhaps you have encountered an unbearable feeling due to the horrific encounter, or this has really shaken you. 

Demons that feature in our dream can be a representation of the feelings of uncleanliness, guilt, aggressiveness, hatred, or a desire for love. In dream psychology, the demon can also be a warning sign, your body is fighting a certain virus or disease.

According to Sigmund Freud, the famous dream psychologist in the 1900s, and other books by other psychotherapists about dreams, a dream depicting a demon could denote that there is a part of you which you are trying to resist to be the best person you can be. The theories available are justified by theories as well as that, during ancient times, the demon’s existed. Historically, it was believed that such dreams could lure people who did not have a normal sexual life.

Were you visited by a real demon?

Demons are supposed to be the lower agents of evil, many of them have different disguises and operate under many different types of names, we do not know for certain if real demons actually exist. However, in the Christian religion demons are believed to be evil and fallen angels. In Christianity, the devil who is known in Satan has a long history of interfering with the affairs of the Bible. 

In ancient folklore, demons are supposed to be interfering with our own affairs in our physical world. Generally bringing destruction to people's lives. As I said previously there is no scientific evidence of Demons, however, there are people that believe they do in fact exist. To dream of demons could make you feel as if you are actually visited by one, and this can be quite a frightening experience. The early church priests believe that thousands of people were also cursed with witchcraft, however, there was no evidence to support the claims.

Dreams of fighting demons

When we sleep and hear demons, singing or fighting is a sign that you are going you need to address conflict straight on. In older dream books, fighting demons indicates that you are going to get wealthier due to unexpected sources of income or favors coming your way. Obviously, I cannot understand how this dream meaning can sit in old dream lore and was probably a superstition. 

Having sex with demons and monster and enjoying it

If you see yourself being molested or raped by demons in your dream, it could be a warning that you are going to face some difficulties about how other people view your actions. Such beastly actions taken on yourself by the monsters and demons who are minions in the satanic realm is an indicator that you are unable to acquire something you need in the physical world this could be: love, wealth, recognition, or fame. Your desire and quest to achieve could be on your mind. The image of the demon in your dream is an indicator of lustful desire. 

Demons in your house

The presence of a demon in your house could be a representation of someone in your family or friends circle, who is making you feel stressed. The room seen in your dream is a pointer to past mistakes and secrets which are causing you to experience negative energies. The negative energies could be what is causing you not to have a good relationship with those around you. It could be that there is something in your waking life that triggered the onset of this negative energy and thus making you feel very vulnerable. In case you pray, use incense to clear the negative energy that sounds you. It could mean that you need to get rid of conflicts in your past life.

Demons chasing you

If you see a large number of demons chasing you in the dream, it means you have undergone some form of emotional and psychological trauma. It could be that you are having issues or problems in your marriage or relationship due to conflict and disagreements. Anger, self-doubt, and other negative emotions are what the demon in your dream projects, and it could be what you have built into your life for several years.  How strong you have bonded with this negative attitude could be tested by the personal demons that will chase you in your life. If while running, maybe someone locks the door to prevent you from going further - such a dream is a reflection of insecurities and rejection. It could be a feeling that none of your relatives are supportive of your marriage and, thus, you need to take charge of your marital issues.

Dreams about demons are a manifestation of our desire for influence and power.  If there is a demon invasion in your dream and then you see them destroy your city or home, it represents your ambitions which are destroying everything that you love and cherish. 

Growing wings 

The growing wings of demons can be associated with property and material wealth. If the wings are black represents your prosperity which might not have been acquired legally or morally sound. Your desire to become influential, rich or famous, has come with consequences. In case you would wish to move on, you will need to part with your past and also your current ambitions.

Injured by demons

Seeing demons intimidating and chasing you could mean that there are several emotional and psychological issues, especially if you are in a romantic relationship. It could be that you are experiencing issues with your spouse or partner, and this could be the reason why you are dealing with such destructive dreams. Self-doubt and multiplying issues are normally the main reason why you are suffering from demon dreams.  

Anger and any other harmful emotions that embody negative feelings could mean the bond with others is somewhat weakened and break in the long run. To be stabbed by a demon is an indicator of your worries, struggling with the very many negative emotions, and you are unable to handle complexity in relationships. 

Talking to a demon in a dream

Unhealthy relationships or the way you are being treated by other people in your social circles could be portrayed in your dream through seeing yourself communicating with a demon. Certain people are subjected to lies or cunningly deceived by people from your social circle. On several occasions, you have tried to test their sincerity. The dream could be confusing and misguided. Demons in the dream have a symbolic meaning as clusters of energies that are negative and have accumulated, and in your dream, your limits of tolerance are being tested and should be able to deal with any situation and with the people around you in general.

Dream about dancing with a demon

A dream of dancing with a demon is a sign that you have powers over others.  If at work, you could get a promotion or acquire a higher social status and that is what is making you behave the way you are by ruling over others.  On a positive bite, it means that a lot of luck is on your side regarding business and social endeavors.

Demon possession in dreams

Negative thoughts and energies are normally represented as demons in the dream world. They normally come from your dark energy, inside you, or from external sources. If you dream of being possessed by demons it could be a suggestion that you are your enemy in real life. The demon side of you, that is, the dark side of you could be dragging you to the extent of making you be pulled to your limit and thus, bringing out the darker version of you. On the other hand, the dream could be symbolic of your need to turn to influential figures or authorities for support and help which you require at the moment.

Dream about being loyal to a demon

Change in your workplace can present dreams of being loyal to a demon.  It could be that there are changes in the management or leadership regarding the boss and this could make you experience certain changes in a business environment. Because you were anticipating it, it won’t come as a surprise.

The influx of demons pursuing you

Such a dream where many demons are pursuing you could denote that, you may have recently experienced emotional and psychological issues. Personal issues or marriage disagreements could be brewing problems in your life which you are trying to run away from. It could also mean that you are the one impacting negative energies on those around you. Short temper, self-doubt, and other habits or tendencies which are destructive in your life are represented by the demons in your dream.

Demons attacking you

If you are attacked by demons, this is a symbolic dream that represents the threats that surround you including negative emotions which might be threatening to transform you into a pessimistic and cynical version of yourself. 

Demon human being

Your self-wishes and self-centeredness are what this dream is all about.  It is a dream which brings out your inner top secrets and characteristics that you are hiding from others.  You have them locked deep inside you and fight quietly about them.  It is a dream which could be linked to the authorities of all sorts in your life who normally like torturing or make you feel bad. If the human being is someone you know who turns into a demon during the dream it could represent anger and conflict in your relationship.

Demons around you and making it impossible for you to move

A dream where you are surrounded by demons which results in making it impossible for your body to move is a sign that there is mental dichotomy bothering you in reality.  There are likely two opposing ways of dealing or thinking with such a situation with the scenario, in this case, being your irrational desires and thoughts could be conflicting.  If the demon in your sleep is running and laughing around your bedroom, then the dream is related to finances or money.  There is a need for a  middle ground in such a scenario and thus, need to decide to have a move forward.

Dream about a demon choking you

If you find yourself being choked by a demon, then it could indicate past betrayal in a relationship, it could also indicate a conflict with a family member or loved one. Someone might have deceived you.  It is important to make sure that you are careful with your actions and take caution when around people you don’t trust. If you are suspicious of anything or anyone, then you should avoid it by all means. The choking action in a dream is like a wake-up call to define your goals.

Dream about feeding a demon

A dream where you see yourself feeding a demon in your dream, it means that negative energies are surrounding you. You could soon die through an accident or natural disaster. If it is other people who are feeding demons, it could mean that they will die. It is not a pleasant dream to have and thus, considered a nightmare.

Every dream has varied meanings depending on how it appears in your vision. Take the meaning that is close to your specific encounter and ignore the rest.

Dream meaning of a demon summary

For the shadow side of the paranormal to enter your dreams in the form of a demon can be rather concerning. There is a need for you to become informed about demonic dreams when you encounter one. Dealing with demons in your sleep can cause the sleeper psychological destruction, worry, chaos, and overshadow our day. Often, dreams of demons are about people’s demonizing attitudes around you.

If we turn to myth, folklore, and religion there are forces of both good and evil,  there are gods, goddesses, and also demons whose job is to tear things down through disaster, death, ruin, and disease. Obviously, this is all part of our cycle of life. We all experience death and rebirth. As human beings, we sometimes dream of a demon when we are about to embark on our own internal transformations.

In your dream, you may have

  • Had a demon scares you.
  • Had demons haunt your house.
  • Seen dark or lightly colored demons.
  • Seen a male or female demon.
  • Encountered a demon’s attack.
  • Seen falling demons.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You face your innermost fears.
  • You are able to overcome your strong character.
  • You can accept your past and focus in the future.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a demon

Afraid. Confused. Alone. Controlled. Wild. Haunted. Paralyzed.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012