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Hung Hanging

Quite a few dreams show someone, or yourself, hung by the neck. There are many possible things this might indicate. For one thing it definitely links with is death or the possibility of death. Such a death might be the result of self sacrifice, as show in the Tarot card of the hanged man, or it might be as the result of social action – a cause and effect of things done; a punishment because of feelings of guilt.

However, many hangings are due to suicide, and so might in a dream reflect depression, loss of any pleasure in life, a retreat from pain, or feelings of hopelessness or guilt.

Anything that hangs depends upon the thing it is hanging by, or from. So hanging in a dream shows a state of depending for support on one thing, as shown in the dream.

It also shows dependence, fear of falling or lacking support. Or it may be you have found something to hang onto that actually supports you in an otherwise difficult situation. It is then helpful to define what it is in your waking life that is giving such support.  

A person who is hanged: Awful repression of self expression, to the point of feeling dead or depressed. See: Neck.

In some dreams however, there is a different sense of the hanging. It suggests not a death but an almost complete suppression of the life in one. A strangulation of the flow of pleasure and creativity that would otherwise stream through one. In such a case the rope needs to be removed and a new way of relating to oneself developed. See Exploring Dreams Techniques to use and Secrets of Power Dreaming

One can be ‘hung up on guilt’, or things are hung on something. In which case see Plot of the Dream or Processing Dreams 

Useful Questions and Hints:

Do I see someone hanging by the neck or is it me?

Do I often depressed or unable to express myself adequately?

Is there someone or something that gives you support?

If you are dreaming of suicide explore the dream to find answers?

See Techniques for Exploring your DreamsThe power of HabitsAvoid Being Victims



-Dreamer 2017-10-12 17:52:59

I had a dream my neighbor hung himself from my deck outside. I called 911 and after I called, he looked.up from the noose…got down and said it was a joke. When the police arrived they thought the joke was funny. What does this mea


-Raj 2018-01-28 19:36:12

I had a dream that a priest whom i never saw in real but was familiar with him in my dream … I saw him he was teaching me something (talking about something Spiritual )i cannot remember what after i wake up but then he suddenly stopped talking and went towards a Jungle where there was a not so long but deep lake … No matter how i try i just cannot remember what he said before dying but he committed suicide …


    -Tony Crisp 2018-02-01 14:33:41

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Raj – You were dreaming and are in a totally different dimension than the waking world you are used to. So just a couple of things about the world of dreams: 1) Whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear; so all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind. So no one can die in dreams, but obliviously you can ‘dream’ of dying.

    2) All the people, animals, places you see in your dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. To catch up on these differences see

    So the hidden spiritual teacher is actually represents your connection with the whole of life, with collective wisdom, or the collective unconscious, as it relates to your life. You are the product of an egg and a sperm that are the descendants of other cells that began when life on Earth began with single celled creatures, so your seed is in a sense, immortal. But no plant or tree grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So you have a very long history and of course memory.

    This suggests that in fact your personality is only a small part of a huge memory, memory people call the unconscious. That is where the wisdom comes from that your dream images as an invisible voice

    The jungle in dreams indicates that the long memory you gathered from the past ‘seeds’ suggests that you can become aware of your primitive past – the jungle. There you became aware of a deep lake. That is a symbol that indicates that you can explore the very deepest parts of your nature by dying – that is leaving behind your thinking conscious personality and
    You need to clear at least part of your consciousness of preconceived ideas, biases, convictions, rigid emotions, and unconscious habits, and so on, you cannot conceive new realisations from your own inner possibilities, and you cannot give birth to the awareness of that Mystery that you are, to the real you. Basically this is very practical. In trying to remember someone’s name you may fail utterly because you are certain it begins with ‘S’ – when in fact it begins with ‘B’. You will never remember the name until you drop your preconception. It might help to use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/


-Alec 2018-02-08 0:56:40

I had a dream that my father who hung himself years ago had hung himself what does this mean.


-Erik 2018-02-24 14:58:35

I had a dream about seeing an execution by hanging. It first started with me being in court hearing the verdict and all 3 were found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. Then it skipped to where the hanging was taking place a park right across my house over looking a river. The 3 people being hanged were my cousin, twin brother, and mother in law in that order. The strange part was i didnt see no one being hung when my cousin went up i wasnt paying attention im not sure what distracted me but didnt see it, i could just see her body in the back of a wagon of some sort. It was my brothers turn next but he had to take a piss before his hanging, he took a piss by some tree and as he was in my mind i told myself i wish he could have a quick and painless death and as i said that a grenade came out of nowhere between his legs and blew him up. Everyone (family) saw his corpse fly everywhere so we all ran towards the biggest piece we could find of him. It flew a good block away from us when we reached it, it was his torso my other brother got a stick and poked it and a lot of fluids started coming out of it. I actually felt way better than seeing him hung to death because i know it was instant he didnt feel no pain. Most of my family went back to my house i decided to go back to the park to support my gf because her mom was next. As i was walking down the executioner gave them time to talk to each other so her, her mom, and aunt walked to the edge of the river. That is he last thing i remember, can anyone explain any of this, take note i never saw anyone being hung does this make a difference?


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