Zombies! What It Means to Dream about Zombies

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One of the primary ways zombies are used in dreams is to symbolize mindlessness. Being surrounded by zombies in a dream can symbolize the feeling of being surrounded by stupidity. Your world is full of the walking dead. People are driven by the most primitive of instincts. Your opinion of people and society are very low. It’s an easy connection to make, bearing in mind that the comparison with zombies is an exaggeration.

Extend the idea to situations where a person can’t think of what to say or freezes with panic. A blank expression on someone’s face is comparable in an exaggerated way to a zombie’s blank expression.

Extend the idea further to situations where you are bored out of your mind. Conversations are tedious. Silence is deafening.

A zombie can symbolize something that won’t die, such as a bad habit or negative attachment. It can symbolize a change that isn’t completed.

Zombies are awesome symbols for feeling sluggish and lifeless. Energy level is low. You have no inspiration. “The walking dead.”

Zombie often goes hand in hand with “apocalypse.” That’s a conversation for another time.

A zombie is dead but still alive, and that association can be used to describe a situation such as hoping to get back together with an ex. The relationship is dead but your hope for it is alive.

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RadOwl

I'm the author of "Dreams 1-2-3: Remember, Interpret, and Live Your Dreams," and "The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Sign and Meanings." At reddit.com I'm known as RadOwl. I began studying dreams in the early 1990s and delved into all major schools of thought, especially the writings of Carl Jung.

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4 Responses

  1. Michele says:

    That’s pretty impressive. I’m over the hard feelings but I have seen that other side of her lol. And I am going a totally different direction. You’re really amazing. My Grandmother use to help me figure these out she was so good at dream interpretation I get some of it then get stumped. So thank you. If you ever need a tarot reading let me know I come from a long line of gifted readers. :D

    • RadOwl says:

      Thank you for the offer. I have had a few tarot readings that helped me sort out situations in my life and provide direction and insight.

  2. Michele says:

    I had this dream and I saw my ex mother in law turn into a zombie like Evil Dead type and lunged at me but it was in this futuristic building where there were armed guards all in black and my 16 year old daughter was with me. We were standing in a line and the ex mother in law was in another line with two small children and I was thinking wow she’s so old then she looked at me called me a whore said I ruined her family and went all Evil Dead zombie lunging at me with claws and teeth out. The armed guards grabbed her and took her outside and shot her. Thing is I wasn’t scared at all and stood my ground. Was curious what the rest meant I do feel your zombie interpretation is spot on though. Thank you in advance if you get the chance to answer.

    • RadOwl says:

      That’s a helluva twist on zombie symbolism! I wonder if the dream is saying that you see another side of your ex mother in law that’s nasty or you have hard feelings toward her. Another way of looking at it is, you know her bark is worse than her bite. That’s why you react without fear even though the image of her is fearsome. Although the dream imagery is violent and gruesome, there are two good signs in it. One, you appear to be going different directions in life (you are in different lines), and two, she’s no longer part of your life.

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