Dream About Bear Attack

Bear attacking dream

Bear Attack Dream Meaning and Intepretation

How do we coexist with bears? Bears are strong enough to move several pounds and are strong. It could signal a strong connection in your life. Bears seldom (in real life) attack people. Research shows bears avoid people but in your dream, you could have been injured or even killed by the bear attacking. Many people have contacted me after having a dream about a bear attack.

Therefore, I thought I would write a specific meaning for this dream. If we turn to alchemy the bear is associated with the initial stages of work and indicates the level of mind. A bear attacking in your dream may indicate the need to pay focus on your own instincts, instead of rushing to follow others. The bear is a follower of its own path of wisdom. The bear is related to Diana the goddess and the moon. Bears also hibernate in winter, so this dream can mean when the bear attacks you in particular - that you have to withdraw yourself. 

The bear is about hidden strength, if the bear dies then this is a great dream it means you will get over insurmountable odds. To be chased by a bear than in olden dream books this is about possible business problems and dealing with unpleasant people. Hunting a bear and then it attacks can suggest that you will be respected.

Quick meaning of a bear attack dream

  • Crossing a threshold in life.
  • That you are feeling attacked by another person and want a fresh start.
  • Think about the thresholds that you are crossing and how to start over.
  • That there might be disaster or upheaval in some way and there is a breakdown of trust between yourself and someone else.
  • Someone close could possibly have outdated beliefs.
  • Bears are symbols of connection, existence, happiness, enemies, and avoidance.
  • In psychology, the bear is a dream symbol of a female.

What is the spiritual meaning of a bear attack in a dream? 

Until the 19th-century dreams were byproducts of spiritual connection and it was believed that “attacking” in dreams was about someone attacking you in real life. This is in the context of spirituality rather than the science of course. Let’s take religious beliefs, the world prophets and the will of the gods work in strange ways. Dreams have often been a valued window into our own future. 

Humans have always viewed animals as messengers throughout history. This is true both in real life and in dreams. The tribal society's spiritual leaders, the Shamans for example often used bears symbols in trance, meditation, and dreams. Each animal had its own characteristics and focus. People, sometimes entire tribes, had their own particular power animals or 'totems'. This animal represented the energy of the bear and was used as a mentor, protector, and spiritual idol.

If a bear comes into your dream repeatedly, there are many ways to interpret it. Do you find the bear reminds you of a friend or family member? Did you like a teddy bear when you grew up? (Children often have a favorite animal and will instinctively choose one that will provide them with positive energies.) Is it connected to your birth sign or other important symbols in your life like a group or tv program?

What injuries from the bear attack in the dream did you sustain?

Most grizzly bears often inflict injuries in the months of July, August, and September in real life. Take note of the season in your dream. To dream of the summer months is positive but the attack can indicate that you might find you get to a point where things seem out of control. If there are campers and hikers featured in the dream it can mean that you need to take time to do what you wish in life. We all accept that there is some risk in daily life from toxic people, the bear can also indicate that you need to bring people closer to you. To have a sudden encounter with grizzlies in a dream can signify that you perceive a threat. To be critically injured with head, facial, neck, and body wounds in the dream by the bear can be a clue to how you may encounter a challenging person. I will now go over what type of attack you may have encountered in your dream. For the bear to bite you can mean that some may seem like the villain but they are not that bad. If the bear scratched you with its paws it is about deflecting blame from another. Are you feeling threatened in life?

Bear attacks featured in dreams are associated with many aspects. Dreams about bears attacking can be lifelike and the dream is enigmatic and the aftereffects of supernatural explanations can seem logical. Dreams of running away from the bear after an attack can instill a sense of escaping from a problem. Dreams about a bear attack are powerful mechanisms for generating how we are feeling in life. Freud speaks at length about animals and bears, Freud makes radical claims that dreams represent wish fulfillment so how can dreams of bears attacking satisfy our desires. 

What is your response to a bear attack in a dream?

Think about your response to the bear attacking a dream. This is often quite an interesting topic, without actually looking at the symbolism it is important to analyze how you reacted to the bear attack. In essence, there are two types of bear attacks. One is known as defensive and the other is known as predatory. In real life, there are many leaflets and YouTube videos on how to respond to each type of attack. You may have played dead, in order to minimize your injury during a defensive attack alternatively you may fight back using any weapon that you can get your hands on. Bears are notorious for feeding on people's food and garbage and in the worst cases have often killed people in real life. Photo bear attacks normally happen to groups of one or two people as opposed to individuals.

The brown bears on the coast of Alaska are often referred to as grizzly bears. Brown bears and grizzly bears are often used interchangeably. If we look at the grizzly bear they originated from Asia and a large proportion still exists in Russia. Grizzly bears in real life break into cabins where they are searching for food. In your dream, you may have not even reacted to the bear attacking, as the dream of an aggressive bear unfolding in nature may have taken its course. What does the injury in the dream look like?

In analyzing your dream we need to understand how the grizzly bear maulings appear. If a huge dark beast with powerful jaws and protruding fangs rush at you during the dream this can be quite a terrifying moment. The ecology of bear behavior in real life is important to review and you will find I like to cover some interesting facts in all my dream meanings. Spiritually, bears are known to be associated with avoidance. Symbolically dreaming of a bear attacking you is connected to your own subconscious mind mirroring the fact you need to face problems. Running away from a bear attacking you in a dream is again connected to avoidance. In dream psychology terms the bear is a representation of a passive mother figure according to Freud.

Before I go ahead interpreting the dream about bears attacking, it is good to know more about this animal in real life and why this was attacking you in the dream. In North America, there are around 60k grizzly bears and a "bear attack" in real life is somewhat rare. In Alaska, bears are normally brown - which are commonly known as the "brown bear." The bear is not often connected to its color but more about its origin.

During the last ten years, bears have only attacked about 30 people. I remember reading about a Russian television producer who had fed a bear and then the bear kept eating and stealing food. It did not end well and the bear finally attacked him. Feeding a bear in a dream which results in an attack can be a warning not to trust others. When a grizzly bear attacks you in a dream it represents a danger to the symbols I mentioned above: being happy, avoiding problems, and connecting with others. Of course, there is a whole lot more to this meaning which I have easily written in question and answer format below.

I will cover the following dreams below

  • What is the spiritual meaning of a bear attack in a dream?
  • What injuries from the bear attack in the dream did you sustain?
  • What is your response to a bear attack in a dream?
  • What does it mean to dream of being angry at the bear due to the attack?
  • What does it mean to dream of a grizzly bear attacking you?
  • What does it mean to dream of seeing bears attacking others?
  • What does it mean if a bear kills you in a dream?
  • Can bear attack media images of bears affect your dream?
  • What does it mean to see a bear on its hind legs in a dream?
  • What is the symbolic meaning of a brown bear attacking?
  • What does it mean to be attacked by a black bear?
  • What does it denote to dream about an aggressive bear?
  • What does it mean to dream about seeing a defensive bear?
  • What does it imply to dream about seeing a bear attacking in a circus?
  • What does it mean to dream about killing a bear after an attack?
  • What does it denote to dream about fighting a bear?
  • What does it denote to dream about a bear attacking you in your house?
  • What does it mean to dream about a bear talking during an attack?
  • What does it imply to see a bear cub attack?
  • What does it mean to dream about hunting a bear?
  • What does it imply to dream about seeing a bear trap?
  • What does it imply to dream about hugging a bear that is being aggressive?
  • What does it imply to dream about a bear running away?
  • What does it mean to dream about a bear chasing you?
  • What does it denote to dream about escaping from a bear?
  • What does it mean to dream about a dead bear?
  • What does it mean to dream of bear fur?
  • Dreams about a bear attacking a family?
  • What does the bear attack dream mean on our relationships in life?
  • What does it mean to dream of the bear dragging you?
  • What does a dream of a bear bite mean?

What does it mean to dream of being angry at the bear due to the attack?

If you are angry about the bear attack in a dream is a sign to evaluate your level of anger in a dream. A slight irritation in life can translate to an angry outburst in a dream, which could indicate your own frustration. Anger within a dream is a sign that your waking life is causing problems in some way. This dream when you are angry at a bear points to a desire for revenge that you are not aware of but you need to address.

What does it mean to dream of a grizzly bear attacking you?

There are two types of bear attacks firstly a defensive attack and secondly a predatory. In many books, one must play “dead” in order to reduce injury from a bear attack - but in the dream world, you may find yourself taking on the grizzly bear. Fighting back is common. Fighting a grizzly bear can indicate you are trying to minimize risks in life. Shooting a bear due to the attack or spraying with cayenne pepper means in dream terms that you can overcome any suffering that will come your way. Attacks in real life often occur due to the bear trying to get garbage and food. If this is the case in your dream you have to think about what garbage you have in your life and remove this.

What does it mean to dream of seeing bears attacking others?

Many people have contacted me about dreams of bears attacking other people. If you see a grizzly bear attacking somebody else in your dream and this can suggest that you are feeling as if you need to get out of difficulties and the only way is to encounter self-discovery and self-fulfillment. Obviously, seeing other people being physically harmed by a bear in a dream can be rather worrying to the point of a nightmare. It often symbolizes your own unconscious psyche. As the bear is threatening, look into your own mind to see what is threatening you and, more importantly, because "somebody else" is being attacked it could be that the threat is external.

What does it mean if a bear kills you in a dream?

A fatal bear attack that causes you injury in a dream can represent how you are feeling in life, that you are worried about oncoming dangers. If you are in a group of people in your dream and encounter a bear attack then this indicates you are looking for ways to minimize risks in life. Bears are mammals and are part of the Ursidae family, in dreams where the bears actually kill you or others can be rather harrowing. A bear is like a dog-like symbol (meaning friendly) with a powerful physical presence that makes them easily recognizable and that is why they are potent symbols in mythology and other cultures.

Can bear attack media images of bears affect your dream?

Yes, there are 8 species of bears, which are found in the Middle East, America, the Arctic, Asia, and Europe. At times, they are exploited, and we often hear stories in the media about bear bile farming, bear-baiting, and bear dancing. The reason I mention this is because if you did hear a story in the media this may be why you had a dream about a bear attacking you. Adult bears are able to run up to 40 miles per hour, which is the same pace that the greyhound runs, so if the bear is chasing you in a dream it can indicate that you feel a sense of being out of control.

What does it mean to see a bear on its hind legs in a dream?

Some people have contacted me after seeing a bear attack upright. Bears are able to walk on their two hind legs for a short while and that is what made them be nicknamed the beasts which can walk like a man. Using this ability, they are able to be exploited for dancing as they do it in a very entertaining way. They are very intelligent with the largest and most complex brains in the world of animals in their class. This is why they are able to cover their tracks to avoid being caught by predators. Seeing a bear walking and attacking you on two legs in a dream can indicate a defensive attack from someone close.

What is the symbolic meaning of a brown bear attacking?

A brown bear attacking you in a dream or seeing this in real life indicates that it is time to face challenges in life without fear, the brown bear is the spirit animal who reminds us that we must fight against injustice. When it comes to spiritual terms the brown bear will provide you with strength, when you feel weak and helpless.

What does it mean to be attacked by a black bear?

Black bears are known to be rarely aggressive in real life. This dream indicates assurance for courage and renewed power. Black spiritually indicates that things will take a turn for the better. It doesn’t matter what you are going through, the black bear spirit will be able to hold firm and make sure that you are grounded until the hard times passes by. This dream is a blessing it means your hardship will be removed. And after the hardship, the bear will not just disappear, it will remain to make sure that, your spirit, mind, and body have fully recovered and that is why it is considered among the ultimate protectors. And once the bravery of the bear takes root inside your heart, it will remain there forever. I have taken this from a more “animal totem” perspective. During times of self-examination, the black bear arrives in our dreams when we need to listen to our hearts.

What does it denote to dream about an aggressive bear?

A dream where you see an aggressive bear could imply that there are rivalry and competition in your waking life. It could also mean that, in the coming days, you are going to be successful. The tricky dream can be confusing. Always see the whole dream about the bear attacking and the symbols within. This will allow you to find the underlying message that will guide you forward. Remember that your dream is coming to you from within your unconscious. Are there any reasons you find the bear to be frightening? You can think back to your childhood or the times you were in trouble.

What does it mean to dream about seeing a defensive bear?

When you dream about seeing a defensive bear, it implies that there is something that is making you angry. The dream could also denote possible things that have annoyed you. In life, it is okay to follow your gut instincts. This will help you get closer to the meaning of the defensive bear in your dream. Bear in mind that associations with a lot of people can help you to see where you are stuck.

What does it imply to dream about seeing a bear attacking in a circus?

To dream of encountering a bear in a circus, it means that you are going to meet an honest and quiet person in the coming days and they are going to make you happy. To this day bears are still kept in traveling circuses in order to perform acts. Obviously keeping a wild animal in a difficult and cramped condition including the repetitiveness of travel can often cause the bear in real life to buy cages, sway and also be quite distressed. If you think about it bears are free-roaming in the wild. If you dream of a circus bear then this can indicate that other people are performing for your advantage. The bear attacking in this instance is about a circus of unsettling behavior from another that you might jaw over the coming weeks. 

What does it mean to dream about killing a bear after an attack?

Killing a bear after the attack in your dream could imply that, whatever obstacles that are going to come your way are going to be overcome because you have the strength to do so. The bear who is dead in a dream following an attack is often associated with difficulties in navigating 'the doors of perception in your own life. What do you need to see clearly and understand more? You can make a list of any ideas or techniques that might be helpful in getting through these difficult times. Think about the color brown, wear this color and see how you feel. You can use colors to balance your energy and enrich your life, brown is about grounding. Do you have a friend or person you know who is associated with certain colors? Keep track of the times that the color brown is now present in your dreams. In terms of killing the bear, this is a positive dream, it means you will win, you will overcome and things will get much better in life.

What does it denote to dream about fighting a bear?

Seeing yourself fighting a bear in your dream could imply that, you have self-confidence and you are reflecting on your autonomy to expand your horizons. Alternatively, the dream could imply that you need time alone in order to visualize your own creativity. Fighting with a bear in your dream could imply that, in the coming days, you are going to experience some injustices in the coming days. You will need to be careful because your enemy will be stronger than you.

What does it denote to dream about a bear attacking you in your house?

When you have a dream where you see a bear in your house, it is a sign that there is a female figure who is dominating in your house. Freud believed the bear was a female figure. It could be your aunt, sister, mother or spouse. Dreaming that the bear attacked you in your own home could denote that there is a need to take control of your emotions. Don’t let unimportant people make you angry. The advice that you need is to relax and keep your emotions under control.

What does it mean to dream about a bear talking during an attack?

When you have a dream where you see a bear talking, try and listen to what it is telling you. A bear talking and attacking you, especially if a grizzly bear can denote difficult instances in life. You could get some useful advice which will help you to understand some situations in your life.

What does it imply to see a bear cub attack?

When you have a dream where you see a bear cub attack, it denotes that, in your waking life, you are independent. You are capable of taking care of yourself and living your life. To see a bear attack due to having cubs means you need to take care of yourself. Try to find important clues to the other details of the dream.

What does it mean to dream about hunting a bear?

When you dream about hunting a bear, it means that, in the coming days, you are going to have a lot of success. If the bear was hunting you then this is related to feeling “chased” in life. The goals that you have set yourself will be achieved easily. This is the right time to start on new projects.

What does it imply to dream about seeing a bear trap?

A barrel-shaped bear trap appearing in your dream could mean that, whatever obstacles are going to come your way in the coming days, will be tough and it will not be easy to overcome them. If you drugged the bear then this can indicate a new episode in life. Seeing a bear coming out of a trap in a dream or escaping from your capture indicates foolish relationships.

What does it imply to dream about hugging a bear that is being aggressive?

Hugging a bear in your dream could denote that, even in unpleasant situations, you are able to remain friends with those around you. Remember that your dream is your unconscious speaking to you. Does the message try to release hidden emotions, such as anger, or that you need a hug? You should not 'act out" on messages like this, but instead, take a hard look at your beliefs and yourself. Counseling may be necessary in some cases.

What does it imply to dream about a bear running away?

When you have a dream where you see a bear running away, it means that you are fond of running away from your problems. Take the dream as a warning and try facing your problems and getting solutions to them. What if you discover other symbols, characters, or objects in the dream? Do you have to try and play the role? There are no rules, so don't try to do it if you feel too scared. It can be helpful to take a look at both the negative and the positive aspects of why you are running from the bear. 

What does it mean to dream about a bear chasing you?

Of course, dreams of a bear attack may result in you trying to remove yourself from the situation. To dream about a bear chasing you, you are trying to avoid problems that are currently in your life. After having such a dream, you will need to face the problems and try to tackle them. If the grizzly was coming towards you at speed it could indicate that you feel attacked by others.

What does it denote to dream about escaping from a bear?

So, what was the outcome of your dream? Dreaming that you are escaping from a bear is positive. It indicates that you are going to have a romantic encounter so lucky you! If you suffered any bear-inflicted injuries then adventures are on the cards.

What does it mean to dream about a dead bear?

A dream where you see a dead bear in your dream after seeing an attack is an indicator that, you are in control of your life, spiritually this dream indicates that you own your own territory in life.

What does it mean to dream of bear fur?

The fur of the bear is often in dreams thick and provides a buffer to the attack, especially against firearms. The fur is associated with installation and in dreams spiritually this means that you are protected in waking life. The muscle of a bear, especially polar bears (who are known to swim considerably well) is about moving forward and making life better.

Did you know that the bear shaggy fur is in two layers with one having short fur while the other one has long fur? The main objective of the short fur is to obviously keep the bear warm while the long fur is to prevent water from being able to penetrate to the shorter fur and the skin. Bears also hold a distinctive smell and that is why they normally roll into anything to hide their smell and avoid being hunted by their predators. Among the bears, the polar bears are the largest. When they are on all four, they are at an average of 3.5 to 5 feet, and while on their hind legs, they can be as big as 10 feet. Their length is between 7.25 to 8 feet with males weighing between 775 to 1200 lbs and females weighing between 330 to 650 lbs.

In conclusion, a bear attack in a dream can be worrying but can represent avoiding a situation in real life. If you managed to repeal the bear this is a positive dream. As long as there are humans they are bears. Many people have found ways to combat the problem of bear attacks but they still present themselves in our dreams. Assigning meaning to dreams is important. In ancient times visual images of bears attacking in dreams represent processing and memory.

Dreams about a bear attacking a family?

Dreams are often connected to our long hours of exploring film or TV shows and these often influence our dreams and are difficult to verify if the dream is connected to this or about how you are feeling in life. When a bear attacks in the dream world this is about your own recess of the inner psyche. When one person in real life is attacked by a bear there is a focus on a lot of blood, there is tremendous courage of victims after such an attack and some people do as much as they can to survive. During a bear attack in life - the human survival instinct is extraordinary. John Mariotte was attacked and mauled by a grizzly bear while camping in moose head. He tried to play dead but that did not work. If you dream that your family is attacked and you play dead it can mean that someone will attack you in life. Who is attacking you?

What does the bear attack dream mean on our relationships in life?

Would it not be a great superpower to read people’s minds. It is so difficult to know when and why people do certain things and behave in certain ways. The bear attack could be related to an ex-partner. How do you know that she or he is thinking about you every day? People can think about others multiple times a day. If someone is constantly thinking about you then a dream of attack such as this is likely. 

What does it mean to dream of the bear dragging you?

If you are experiencing dragging by a bear this is related to the justified actions of another. You may encounter an overreaction but there is normally probable aggressive behavior from a relationship around you. I know it can sometimes be tempting but don't blame others for our own actions. We choose how we navigate relationships and learn our lessons. Maybe you feel you have been drafted through a hedge backward? If you dream of a bear dragging someone else in the dream you can indicate that you will have a difficult relationship to overcome. There will always be people alive who challenge us the dragging action in a dream of a bear to be that you feel that you will be challenged.

What does a dream of a bear bite mean?

Dreaming that the bear bite you means that you will have knowledge that you should be given someone else. The bite indicates that you may be attacked verbally by someone. Beware of business associates. If you dream of being bitten repeatedly this can indicate a bitter enemy. If you killed the bear after being bitten means that you may gain victory over your enemies. 

By Flo Saul
Jun 4, 2018