Intellectual enquiry that lacks feeling and sympathy. But it can also show a deep self analysis that might be painful, a sort of tearing oneself apart to discover why or what is happening. This can happen in relationships where people tear themselves apart because of the pain they feel. They are attempting to either find the cause of the pain or trying to understand it.

The dissected body is frequently seen in myths and is particularly related to death and rebirth, to suffering and new beginnings.

Example: I was walking along a road and recognised a house. I had known a man who had lived there. He had killed his wife and I had disposed of her body. The body, cut and broken into many pieces, was buried in the front garden. I realised I felt guilty about my part in the murder, and had purposely pushed the memory of it out of my awareness to avoid feeling guilt and fear of the body being found.

Andrew, whose dream this was, when he explored it met feelings about how he had messed up the opportunities for love in his life through living out his hurts and angers with his wife. He had thereby killed the love between them and had tried to bury his awareness of this.

Example:  I had a dream in which I was walking along on the flat roof of a university building, and in my right hand I was carrying the head of a man stripped of flesh, and in my left hand a bag containing the dissected body of that man.  As I looked from the roof I saw a man draw up in a car park below and I threw the head to fall near him.  He picked it up thinking it was plastic, but then dropped it in horror.

As I explored the dream I felt the depth of it.  The man was myself.  I had torn myself apart trying to deal with the constant pain.  I had even put before other people the awful situation I was in, and they had pulled back.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What is being dissected and what does that suggest is being enquired into or torn apart?

Am I being over logical about the way I am looking at myself or my situation?

Am I arriving at any understanding or insight through the dissection?

See Avoid Being Victims – – Life’s Little SecretsSecrets of Power Dreaming



-Joseph 2018-03-12 4:44:30

I have a bad memory so my dream is in bits and pieces (pun not intended) so this is what I re her I was held by two “things” and they had a stereotypical kitchen knife you know like the one that giant one that cuts vegetables and they stabbed me one holding me the other stabbing and they were laughing splitting me down the middle so yeah I’m confused

    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-13 9:53:56

    – It is important that you read https://dreamhawk.com/forums/index.php?topic=529.msg1472#msg1472
    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practicing 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/


    Joseph – The two things in dreams represent to parts of your own nature – for 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.

    That is because a modern view of the personality says that our mind is made up of many modules which are quite distinct. These modules, such as the sexual drive and the ability to speak, usually function in a way which is reasonably integrated. But many areas of dissimilarity are evident if we closely observe the workings of our own responses to life experiences. Because we each hold certain ideas about ourselves – our self image – things we do which do not express this self image may shock or even frighten us. Actions arising from a module of oneself which does not express our accepted self image, may give rise not only to fear, but also a sense of evil, or being possessed by evil.

    Perhaps you can use https://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation/ to help you to recognise what aspects of yourself as splitting you in two.

-Maia 2017-02-20 13:49:10

my dream was that someone asked me to be dissected for his research. He used to have one, which is already bedridden and I was curious about the this and that of dissection while keeping the patient alive.

While I was half agreeing, the ‘old’ dissectee was complaining about pains and the troubles associated with the guy’s dissection plans. As if he was trying to warn me. Guys, by dissection I men like in the morgue, wherein you are opened by the torso. but this guy, aside from the usual Y-cut, he would also resew you and cut you again in a straight pattern from the fork of the Y to your torso again or from the base of your throat and down.

it was scary. but the scarier part was that when I went down to talk to him about the plan (as I was still in hesitation) I found him eating raw meat. As of this moment, I am not sure if it was human or not, but I remember myself running away from him in fear.

can someone tell me the meaning of this dream, please?

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