Manipulation or feeling manipulated; feeling powerless against what feels like an external influence – the power of alcohol or drugs for instance. The puppet maybe links with your speech or actions not being wholly your own, but were probably from past programming that we all receive from our parents. It is probably a habit that you have not noticed previously. See Programmed 


If you are working the puppet ask yourself if this is about manipulating others, or is it about taking control of yourself. Perhaps even that you need to feel in command?

If you are the puppet, look up at who is pulling the strings. What do you see and what does it mean?

Watching a puppet show suggest becoming aware of how apparently everyday events are controlled by something or someone behind the scenes. What sense do you have of that?

Rudolph Steiner says there is an action in human life he named Ahriman. It is the power of ignorance, of reason without feeling values, of dry intellectualism, the emphasis of materialism and a science that leads to lack of aim, lack of contact with all life; an education that is full of facts, but without any wisdom or insight, that does not develop the power of intuition. The mass media, and dictatorship, making puppets of men to a regime, a man, a fear, a totalitarianism. The power of spirit alone puts these forces into their place. Only then these act as powers of growth, development of understanding, the energy used to rise up. They are then unveiled as evolutionary powers that were threatening only because we could not use them correctly.

 Example: I am a teacher at a grade school. A man teacher follows me around teasing me to be in a puppet show (hand held puppets that are so heavy you wear part of it). He’s funny and I keep laughing. He won’t let me alone, so I’m laughing and saying no and telling him to go away. Then I reluctantly agree to do it. I play a lady horse. The wire and cardboard on my arm is very heavy. I sashay around and sing and shinny. I’m very funny. The guy is aggressive, sharp-witted and persistent. He likes me but it’s overwhelming.


Useful questions or hints:

Are you manipulating the puppet?

Are you the puppet?

Is it a puppet show you are watching?

See HabitsEasy Dream UnderstandingSettings in Dreams Because Factor


-Fiorela 2017-07-01 9:11:17

I have had multiple dreams, more like nightmares, of a puppet who is able to control people. They become the puppet’s puppet.
It’s something I’ve dreamt as a child and still do now. Does this have any meaning? Or is it just another simple nightmare?

    -Tony Crisp 2017-07-02 9:16:16

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing 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/


    Fiorela – Although the dream suggests the control is in regard to other people, dreams do this to mask the shock of realising it is something influencing you.

    But that is nothing out of the ordinary because we are all only in control of a tiny part of our life. Do you control your heart, or the thousand and one things going on in our body? It is a shock for most people to actually become conscious of how little we control.

    But the issue is so vast that most people do not recognise what their personality is caused and controlled by. See Programmed
    It might be a good idea for you to find out what the puppeteer is that is directing you in some manner. Imagine you are the puppet master by using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

    While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. See Sleep Paralysis
    This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will. As Freud pointed out this inner will has full access to our memories. It can do so many other things that are described else where – See Edgar Cayce and the Cosmic Mind; ESP in Dreams.
    So, we have another powerful will that moves us – your puppet master? This Life Will or motivator has been active for millions of years and we see it working all the time in animals. We are partly split in half because we are often opposed to what our Life Will in us wants. So the only way to express what is good for us is in dreams when our conscious will is largely passive or we are restricted by being tied down.
    Life Will created your body and pre-existed you as a person you know today. It was working in you prior to your ability to speak or know in the way you do now. But of course it has fantastic wisdom and skills, as can be seen in animals.

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