The Meaning of Zombie Dreams
Dreaming of Zombies
With an increase of zombies in the mainstream media, it is no wonder dreams of zombies are on the rise.
Zombie stories are everywhere, in most cultures around the world, and found in movies, books, t-shirts, and urban legends. After having a dream of zombies, it is important to identify your influences. Have you watched a zombie movie lately? Do you have a fear of zombies? Are you hearing about zombie-like criminal behavior on the news? Do you believe someone can turn someone else into a zombie through magic, curses, or poisons? Locating the inspiration for the zombie dream will help you ascertain its meaning.
What Do Zombies Mean?
Zombies in general may symbolize the dreamer or aspects of the dreamer.
Are you detached from your life? Is your mind disconnected from your work or daily activities? Are you just going through the motions? Are you in control of your life or have you found you are starting to resemble a machine rather than a human?
Zombies are not attached to their thoughts and feelings. Does this concept relate to your current state of being? Do you feel dead inside?
The Living Dead in Dreams
The concept of the living dead has been around for centuries. What happens to us after death is part of a larger unknown, and what is unknown tends to be a source of fear for people. Fears play out in our dreams and come alive in our subconscious.
When dreaming of zombies, it may be beneficial to consider them as the living dead, a concept which may allow us to understand that although we may fear the end of something (such as our lives, but possibly some other ending), we may also have fear about something not ending when it is supposed to (such as the dead rising, or some other unfinished business). This dream may indicate that the dreamer is attempting to kill off something prematurely. Perhaps the undead symbolize an unresolved issue or a feeling that the dreamer is attempting to avoid and kill off instead of confronting.
It is amazing how robust these unresolved issues can be. They refuse to die. They will haunt us until we finally face them once and for all. On the other hand, this dream may have a positive effect on the dreamer and help them realize that something needs to be put to rest once and for all.
Zombie Attacks in Dreams
Zombie attacks are common in pop culture. Dreaming of one may relate to fears, anxiety, and overwhelming stress. Do you feel threatened or attacked in your waking life? What negative feeling or influence is challenging you?
Since most scenarios of zombies involve zombies being infected by something, this dream can relate to being influenced or damaged by something internally. Are you fearing you will lose control of a situation or yourself? Do you feel others threaten to control your life or take away your personal power?
Dreaming of a Mob of Zombies
A mob of zombies can represent overwhelming feelings of stress. Perhaps this relates to a situation that was ignored and has now gotten out of hand. This can relate to a situation in your waking life or a battle you are experiencing internally.
Mobs can also represent all of the little stressors, fears, and irritants that collectively overwhelm you.
Dreams like this may indicate to the dreamer that they need to take a break, sit down, and allow themselves time to confront uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings and situations in order to find resolution for what is holding them back.