No man’s land; limbo; in between state; the process of going from one thing to another. The corridor, because of its shape directs ones progress along it. So it is both limiting and yet gives opportunity to traverse a building quickly. So if it has this feel in your dream it links more with the expression of your potential or energy. As such it is a channel for the energy of potential to flow through you, into the many departments or ‘rooms’ of you.

The example may refer to the experience of birth – the birth canal. Such a corridor can also depict a sense of not being able to get out of a dissatisfactory situation. It may refer to a direction in life produced by circumstances, or even the female genitals. See: white. Many corridors in a building might suggest the complications and barriers that stand in the way of simple effective action or expression.

In some dreams a corridor has many doors leading off it. These doors are the many facets that you have but maybe have not been explored. So it is worthwhile imagining yourself entering them. See carry the dream forward and last example..

Example: ‘I’m trapped in a long passageway or corridor. I can’t get out. I’m feeling my way along the wall – there is a small light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t get to it. I’m very frightened. I wake up before I get to the end. Then I feel afraid to go back to sleep.’ Margaret.

The above is an example of a typical birth dream, or of someone feeling really trapped. The following is about the dreamers neurosis caused by his mixture of religious fervour and restrained sexual feelings.

Example: There were many closed doors behind which, I knew, were women living as enclosed nuns in the life of prayer. But I felt there was much mental illness contained in what they were experiencing. This recalls another previously unremembered dream in which I wandered a corridor where there were cells of nuns living an enclosed prayer life.

Example: A man dreamt he was in the dim entrance passageway of a house. It was not a welcoming place. When he let himself experience the feelings involved in the dream, he realised the corridor described how he had unconsciously felt about himself. He had held back from sharing himself with other people because he felt dull and uninteresting – like the passage. The positive side of the dream was that although he had not developed a fascinating exterior life, he/the corridor had great depth. This encouraged him to take the risk of allowing more people into his life. The passageway, leading as it did from the front door to the house interior, was an excellent symbol of the part of his own character which connected his own inner feelings and qualities with the people he met.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is my relation with the corridor?

What do I feel about the corridor in the dream?

Is it a known or unknown situation.

Try Talking AsProcessing Dreams or Easy Dream Interpretation


-Michelle 2015-04-14 8:05:36

I have keep having a dream of a mans face on a wooden water mill going around. As his face comes towards me I feel very not at ease and my tummy turn what does this indicate please

Many thanks in advance

    -Anna 2015-04-15 15:50:17

    Michelle – Not knowing anything about you, I have to take a somewhat educated guess at your dream. And so I wonder if this is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics in your head and the same emotions that come with the lyrics. It’s like replaying an argument with a friend in your mind. It’s retracing past mistakes.
    When people do that they over-think or obsess about situations or life events, such as work or relationships.
    Is that what you tend to do?
    Anna 🙂

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