When a puppet appears in a dream there is perhaps a sense of being able to manipulate circumstances or people around us. A puppet can also represent the more mechanical processes of our being, those activities that go on automatically in the background.
If someone else is working the puppet, we may feel that we are being manipulated. It would be wise to look at how we are co-operating in everyday life in becoming a victim. If the puppet is manipulating us we have become aware that bureaucracy is causing us difficulty. What should be working for us […]
The doll can be a representation of the soul of a particular person who can be helped, or harmed, by sympathetic magic or witchcraft. The puppet, far from being malign, is a doll that is fashioned for a particular purpose. In dreams it serves as a focus of energy.
We tend to learn through play, and for a doll to appear in a dream usually indicates the need to relearn some childhood lessons that we have forgotten. A puppet rather than a poppet can suggest that we are being manipulated.
A doll can depict either how we felt as a child, or a need for comfort. It may also express an undeveloped part of our personality. Consult the entry for puppet for additional information.
One with invisible cords that bind and control others, like a puppet on strings
One who is controlled by others; see “bound”
If you dream of puppets, you are worried about being controlled by outside influences – or repressed fears – which are preventing your progress or enjoyment in life.
At certain stages of development, we can become aware that we are powerless without a spiritually motivating force behind us. We are like puppets in the greater scheme of things.