Transformation; there is now room in the psyche for a new way of life; a need to revise your self-image; the end of one type of inner personification. When we are turly about to die, our dreams contain symbols or images other than those of our death. However, as we age, we may explore death or transition more in our dreams, meeting symbolic figures of death. Dreaming of yourself as dead reflects a wish to get out of a situation or responsibility. Often the dream ego is still alive and watching the funeral. Consider the behavior of those attending the funeral for additional clues of how you behaved and their opinions of you. Each of them is, most likely, another or wished-for, aspect of yourself. Death can also represent an attempy to repress or kill off some aspect of yourself.
Dreaming of someone’s else’s death or funeral may be a message that your feelings about that person are dead; that a significant change or loss is occurring in the relationship; a wish to complete or end or repress that aspect of yourself represented by the other; anxiety; aggression toward other. It;s not uncommon to dream of somone close to you who recently died, although frequently you will dream of him or her as still alive.
Death and rebirth is an archetypal theme, and dreams of thise nature may have to do with initiation or quest; search for the spiritual in your life; growth or change; loss of power or identity;. After the symbolic death, look for symbols of escape or rebirth in the same or later dreams; Fertility or womb symbols, oncluding caves; the season of spring; seeds; new plants; trees; dawn; water; a snake; a bird, especially one resembling the phenix; a pearl. Intensely dramtic or emotional death dreams may occur for the addict or alcholic not yet commited to the recovery process.