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Dream Symbol: Pursued, Chased, Pursuer. Pursuing, Followed, Follow

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Dream meaning: Pursued, Chased, Pursuer. Pursuing, Followed, Follow

Pursued,ChasedPursuit dreams are a fairly common type of anxiety dream. Consider what is pursuing you for clues as to whether it relates to alien aspects of yourself, primary or sexual urges, or perhaps to an inner battle with societal values. Although quite frightening, from Jungian and Gestalt points of view, the pursuer may actually be an unconscious or rejected aspect of yourself that is trying to make contact with, or be recognized by, waking consciousness, and may become more frightening if you resist its efforts. To recognize and attend to it and its purpose.
If you are pursuing someone or something, it may refer to your goals or ambitions; to pursuing the expression of elusive emotions; inner action or development that is taking you forward into the future; or if pursuing an animal to the freer acknowledgement or expression of instinctual urges.

Related dream symbols
Run, Running
Race, Racing

8 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Anonymous // Sep 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I had a dream I was at a workplace and I had to move floors, I was moved to the bottom floor and there was a room on that floor, I got terrified in the room and demanded to move to the top floor, I got my wish, however, four females had exited the room, I had called my nan to say something is coming but then I heard the females talking on the phone. That’s when I forced myself awake. I’m 13, why did I dream this?

  • guy // Aug 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I have had a a recurring dream for years off and on .. I am in a vast space in front of me is light . but still dark due to the huge expanse of emptiness behind me I can hear a huge rock rolling along, I cannot see it, just feel the ground tremble with its massive weight and hear it .. I cannot get away from it and it seems like I have been running away from it forever, it never gets any closer. In my dream I am terrified it will get me .. but resolute that I will stay ahead of it.

  • Matt // May 28, 2012 at 5:59 am

    In my dream I was being chased in some sort of tv broadcast station that had 3 floors, one of which was underground. At first there were 3 people chasing me but I somehow got rid of 2 and only one was chasing. I went through lots of hallways, stairs, and doors and found myself out of the building where I saw some people crowded in a group. I went to talk to them and they asked if I had properly hid the Pursuer when I got out as if they knew of the situation and that I was supposed to do something. I told them that I had just lost them in the building when someone else in the group says that they knocked out their pursuer and hid them in a closet. I woke up from the confusion.

  • Angelica // Feb 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    In my dream, a man came after me trying to shoot me. He gets very close then we wrestle. I am trying to take the gun away. I can see his green eyes. Then the gun goes off and he is dead.

  • Irene // Dec 17, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I dreamt that I and my elder brother were being pursued by a madman. In the dream we were close to the house and immediately after the chase, we rushed into the house and I woke up.

  • Kc // Jul 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I had a very vivid dream where I was running and yelling out a name I have never said or even heard. I was calling out for my son (I don’t have a son). My boyfriend is in the distance and is coming towards me holding blankets, moving fast and something is behind him, I run up to him and take the blankets. I don’t look at them yet, but I knew it was my “son”, Maddie, wrapped in them, I could actually feel his warm body moving a little! I kept running, not out of fear but out of drive, I just knew I couldn’t stop. I was breathing hard, I looked back and my boyfriend is still visible but farther behind me trying to catch up to me. I’m not worried, almost relieved, and I pull back the blanket and see this tiny beautiful face, and I said “oh my sweet maddie! my sweet boy!” start to tear up a bit, and drop the blaket back over him. By this point I woke up, I don’t know what it means, I wasn’t scared, but I felt a rush, a surge of emotion the whole dream and all today, since I woke up.

  • Heather // May 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Dreamt that a poisonous snake was trying to get me. I was in the bathroom and the tub was filled with cloudy yellow water and this medium sized snake came out of the water trying to bite me. I was moving out of the way from it, but then my husband entered the dream and was unknowingly blocking me from getting away.

  • Anne // Feb 15, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I had a dream that I was in the basement with my grandmother and a dog. We were retrieving something. I heard sounds like something falling on leaves. I looked and there was a little boy with green shorts running towards me throwing something. I grabbed my grandmother and told her to come on and hurry. She was in no hurry but we made it into the house. I don’t know what happened to the dog. But I awoke in my bed with my chest extremely tight and I could not breathe. It has shaken me terribly. Any advice as to why or what could have caused this type of dream?

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