This may associate with feelings either of losing some sexual power, or of cleaning the penis. But of course it may also be associated with being Jewish, or having being parented by those like Moslems or in hot countries.

As circumcision often takes place at a very early age it can link in ones experience or unconscious with enormously complex fantasies. This is because it is a pre-verbal experience and so one tends to illustrate or view such experiences through fantasy or fairy stories – perhaps mythological themes, as Freud pointed out with the Oedipus complex.

Some times the lost part of the penis is shown as a missing petrol cap, or a ‘dead end’. It may be felt as a broken penis, or there may appear a desire to ‘steal’ someone else’s penis as ones own is broken. There can be shame or a sense of inadequacy around this.

Feelings of helplessness can invade a child around such issues, and also fix a determination not to ‘let anything in’. The results are often experienced as unsuccessful sexual growth, or the inability to find peace and fulfilment in sex. But often such issue are found to have many connections with other infant or childhood events and traumas. See

If you dream of circumcision and you are not circumcised then it has the general meaning as explained above, and of cutting off your sexual feelings and drives.

But in recent times I feel the reason circumcision was used in the past has been revealed, for in Africa it was made necessary to stop the passing on of AIDs. The foreskin is in  fact a natural harborer of bacteria.

Female circumcision is usually about feelings of guilt, shame, or suppression of healthy sexual urges.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Am I facing difficulties or struggles regarding sexual feelings or performance at the moment – and if so what are those struggles about?

Do I repress my sexual feelings, or feel shame about them?

Are there strange fantasies I have about sex and sexual organs – if so what is their underlying theme?

Try looking at Children’s Traumatic Fears – Techniques for Exploring your DreamsBackground


-Salman 2018-02-20 5:02:44

I saw man was being circumcised by another man(doctor or someone). What could this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2018-02-20 12:36:49

    Salman – You have not given enough information for me to understand your dream. Things to remember when writing to us with your dream:

    Write down anything that you think might have triggered the dream or links with it in some way.
    Write down the whole dream; do not leave out parts because you consider them not important.
    Put in any insights you have about people or animals in your dream – it has to be the character of them as they appear in the dream. See Characters and People in Dreams and Being the Person or Thing
    Please let us know your age and gender, and any information about your life, health or anything about you that might relate to your dream.
    Describe any emotions expressed or indicated in the dream.
    The following example of a dream record shows two possibilities of recording the same dream:
    ‘I dreamt that a short slightly glowing bolt had entered into my side, and I knew in that moment I had become pregnant with my child. I turned and told my husband, but as he did not seem to hear I did not repeat it. It seemed only to matter to myself.

    ’If we analyse the feelings in the dream closely, however, the description of the dream might be enlarged as follows: ‘I dreamt that a short, slightly glowing bolt had entered my side. I felt great excitement at this, as if I had long awaited it, and was now fulfilled in my waiting. In the dream I knew that the bolt was something divine that had now entered my being. I also knew in that moment that I had become pregnant with my child, and it would change my life. I told my husband about this, but it was as if he couldn’t hear because I was speaking on a different wavelength or something. Then I realised that this should be kept to myself. That I was to give myself over to the child within, that it would grow strong.’

-Aaron 2015-08-31 19:28:57

Drempt of driving with a guy who I know of but have never spoke to,anyway he was talking about how he had just gotten circumcised. I remember seeing a image of a penis recently circumcised. I asked him if it hurt,he said just a bit. I then later saw in the dream that I had been circumcised and wondered how that happened cause I didn’t recall it having been done. I just examined it.

    -Aaron 2015-08-31 19:34:42

    Also I saw that he had a work shirt on and talked about where he worked and it was a place where I use to work. I just thought of it now,perhaps the dream has something to do with me having no job at the moment? Putting it off for too long?

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