Demon

Although the word ‘demon’ originally came from the greek word for ‘deity’, for many hundreds of years it was taken simply to mean spirit. In the modern day it is taken to be an evil spirit, one at odds with god, and has this meaning in dreams.

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Fiend

In a woman’s dream a fiend may manifest as all the unexpressed frustration that she is experiencing. In a man’s dream such a figure will be more overtly aggressive. Also consult the entries for demon, devil and imp.

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Block

In dreams, a block may present itself in many forms. We can experience it as a physical block – that is, something that needs to be climbed over or got round, a mental block – for instance, not being able to speak or hear, or a spiritual block such as the figure of an angel […]

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Vampire

The succubus, a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men, and the incubus (the opposite) preying on a dreamer’s vital energy has traditionally been pictured as a vampire in both men’s and women’s dreams. Such dreams may originally arise from childhood trauma.

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Locusts

Symbolic of many enemies, Jer. 51:14. Also symbolic of a large demon army, Rev. 9:3

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