Knock Knocked

This shows something is trying to get your attention. It might also mean that there is a change, or something new coming into your life. Occasionally links with sex or desire for sex. Some aspect of self, or a realisation is asking to be let into consciousness.

A knock at your door can be an opportunity of any sort, or a demand or even an attack. It might be your core self wanting your attention, so an opening to a wider life. 

You knocking can indicate that you want someone’s attention, or that you need to knock harder if there is no response, for you may miss and opportunity.

As can be seen from the idioms and examples, knock can be used in many ways, and because dream images are created by our collected impressions, language is important in understanding our dream and the many images it uses.

Knocked down by a car: ‘Killing’ or injuring some part of yourself or someone else through misplaced drive or ambition. If it is an aggressive act then it suggests a desire to hurt.

Being run over or a threat of being run over sometimes suggests getting in the way of events, ‘traffic’, that is part of the social or local action. So a small privately owned store could be ‘run over’ or knocked down by a large supermarket opening near it. But it can also mean someone is ‘bulldozing’ or threatening you in some way.

Sometimes it is an animal that is knocked down in our dreams, and this probably indicates that in our ‘drive’ to do something or get somewhere, we have not been aware enough of our basic animal needs, such as food, sleep, sex, or companionship. A similar thing might be said of running over a child – not enough care to deal with our dependent or vulnerable emotional needs. See: Accident.

Knocking: Trying to get attention; wanting to be allowed into someone’s life; sexual act.

Knocking down a building: Something that is passing away or has passed. This can refer to a way of life or a particular personality style. For instance one may be very moral and rigid at one stage of ones life and then a major change happen and one can be more mobile and adaptable. This could be depicted as a building or house that has fallen or been knocked down, or ageing and the process whereby one loses some functioning or sexual attractiveness of the body in ageing.

 Example: “I can remember being dressed as a heroic warrior running through crowds of people or soldiers who were trying to stop me. I pushed or knocked them aside and ran toward what was a huge caldera – the mouth of a volcano. It was hugely deep, and in its depths was a massive glow from volcanic lava. But I knew that this was the core of oneself, so I ran and leapt into the void falling into what I knew or felt sure was the light at the core of my being.”

Example: ‘The priest was going to question and assault my friend in connection with some opinion he had offended the church with. I went to stand near him to give him moral support, and physical help if necessary. I hated seeing anybody degraded. The priest saw my move and sent three thug type men to shoulder me out. They surrounded me to knock me down. I went berserk and knocked them all over the place with kicks and punches.’ John P

Example: And remember that there is always creative action. If you fought the establishment head on you might get knocked down – but a singer can criticise the establishment and be acclaimed.

Example: So if I came in the door cowed by the difficulties of life I was saying to my children – “God it’s hard out there. It knocks me down and I can’t deal with it.” But if I come in buoyant and smiling, then I am saying, “Hey, that was interesting. There is so much to do out there that is fascinating and involving.” I knew that the confidence or lack of it my children had in growing up and entering the adult world depended a great deal on how they saw me come through that door. Because in me they saw reflected what the world might do to them.

Example: ‘I find my way to a door and knock. It is at the end of the cul-de-sac. An old woman of about sixty comes to the door. Although old she is healthy and well preserved. Without a word I grab her in my arms and have sex with her.’ Patrick S.

This is an example of a Freudian view of knocking. The cul-de-sac is the inside of a woman’s legs. The door and knocking is an opening to sexual pleasure, and the old woman is the dreamer’s mother.

 Example: Overprotection is as dangerous as under protection. Children need to be faced with as much as they can bear as fast as they can take it, for hard knocks are bound to come and they must be prepared for them. The answer here does not lie in the extremes of fashion, the patterns set by previous generations, or the actions of impulse. It is to be found in understanding what each age and each child can bear in terms of pain, confusion, and disillusionment, and a gentle but firm insistence that he face it. This is a fine line, but concerned, sensitive parents can find it.

Idioms: don’t knock it; knock against; knock around with; knock flat; knock it off; knock me over with a feather; knock off; knocked off my feet; knock out; knock the wind out of his sails; knock them down, drag them out; knock up;  knock you down a peg; knock you out; knock your socks off; school of hard knocks; the knock against


Useful Questions and Hints:

What the knock answered or felt as a threat?

Was I knocking and did I get attention/

What did I feel in the dream?

See Secrets of Power DreamingQuestionsThe power of Habits


-Marion 2017-11-08 10:26:52


I had a very vivid dream about doors
I am standing in the middle of a square there is a very heavy still door standing on a trolley it keeps falling down I keep putting it back on the trolley
To my left there is a man erecting a gate at the entrance of a yard he then returns to add an extra steel door behind the gate at which point a truck comes and knocks my big steel door flat
There are other wooden doors lying flat in front of the steel door.
I’m intrigued as to what this means

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