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Did You Dream About Being Hypnotized? Here's What It Means

A image like being hypnotized can be a challenging one to pick a single interpretation of. Because dreams are like reflections of our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation fits every dream about being hypnotized or any other symbol.

Below are 3 possible perspectives on a dream about being hypnotized, taken from very different viewpoints.

Which explanation makes the most sense for your dream?

What does being hypnotized mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about being hypnotized signifies a feeling of loss of control or autonomy in your waking life. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

You may feel manipulated or influenced by others. Conversely, if you dream of hypnotizing someone else, it suggests you desire to control or influence others, or you may be trying to convince someone to agree with your perspective. Both dreams reflect power dynamics in relationships and can indicate a need to reassess these dynamics in your waking life.

Being hypnotized can be a colorful and puzzling dream object to really interpret with certainty. To say without any doubts, I'd want to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's background and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being hypnotized may symbolize a surrender to the unconscious, a capitulation to the id's desires, or a sense of being overwhelmed by external forces.

Some additional thoughts: It could denote a struggle with agency, reflecting a perceived lack of self-determination. Conversely, if one dreams of hypnotizing another, it may represent an unconscious wish to exert influence or control, a manifestation of the ego's desire for dominance. This could also be a projection of the superego's moral authority. Both scenarios are essentially about power dynamics, but they also touch upon deeper issues of autonomy, control, and the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being hypnotized can be a spiritual call to surrender, to let go of the illusion of control and trust in the divine flow of life. It may also indicate a subconscious yearning to be guided or influenced by a higher power. On the other hand, if you dream of hypnotizing someone else, it could symbolize your spiritual desire to guide or influence others, perhaps as a healer or spiritual leader. It may also reflect a need to assert your spiritual wisdom or power. Both dreams, in essence, are about the spiritual dynamics of power and surrender, and can serve as a reminder to balance these aspects in your spiritual journey.

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Which dream analysis works the best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on being hypnotized best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted landscape. Each and every object or action in a dream can reflect many different meanings — or result from multiple forces in our waking lives.

Got a slightly different analysis for dreams about being hypnotized of your own? Add your own thoughts to the comment section down below.

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