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      Rape dream focused on the aftermath

      I need an interpretation of this dream I had last night.

      The dream started with me in a classroom late at night. I was a college student and had stayed to catch up on some work. It was really dark, maybe ten to twelve at night. When this teacher not much older than me that I had in one of my classes, came in with a smile on his face. I was surprised and calmly asked with a smile on my face why he was there.
      I can't remember his response, if the dream even had one, or what happened after that, there was just this flash of an image of me being raped by him and then the dream continued after he'd left, all those feelings and the pain afterwards, my legs were so shaky I could barely stand.
      Then the dream cut to me having gotten outside the school building, seeing the orange-y streetlights as I slowly despite the pain staggered my way over to the police station I'm pretty sure. I remember being pretty determined by that since I know how important it is to report this kind of thing and get an forensic exam as quickly as possible after it's happend. But mostly I just remember the devastating mess and numbness I was in after.

      Ps. I was later sitting waiting for something in what seemed like a shelter or something, no panties on, just a long tunic or dress-like shirt or something that covered most parts. Where the teacher, assaulter, came in and started hanging out there. I was with my friend and I got really scared and told him(my friend) immediately when the teacher walked through the door. The guy was sitting on the same couch as me shortly after, with a distance of course, my friend on the other side of the room for some reason. The guy noticed it was me and noticed I wasn't wearing any underwear (don't know why it was focused on that) and kept making these actions or giving these looks
      that made me really uncomfortable like he obviously knew how messed up I was about what he did. I could see my friend getting more angry by the minute from across the room. (At this "shelter" it was morning again, it was bright outside)
      Pps. I'm a virgin.
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      Although in order to provide a more accurate interpretation it would usually be best to have some additional general background information about you (and a description of events just before this very upsetting dream), a few ideas can be tried out to see if they might fit your personal situation in some way.

      For example, the dream starts out at night in a college building.

      The building itself probably symbolizes a certain attitude of mind or set of opinions and beliefs etc. about which you’re apparently not totally aware (e.g. it’s dark, so the lack of “light” represents an absence of enough conscious awareness regarding some issue or problem etc.).

      A particular outlook or habit etc. could be leading you to “isolate” yourself too much in some way (e.g. you stay alone very late at night to catch up on some work). Such viewpoints etc. can be picked up from those around you and from society in general, but they might not be suited to your own personal psychology.

      Whatever this potential behavior or thought-process etc. consists of apparently could leave you very vulnerable to a form of violent psychological “rape” (a young teacher enters and you’re suddenly raped although this is experienced in only a brief flash).

      This possible danger is shown as being equivalent to the terrible trauma of actual rape which more often than not can unfortunately blight the female or male victim’s entire life.

      In the dream, you’re determined to go over to the police station, but it’s possible instead you ended up at a shelter instead.

      In any case, the rapist arrives at the shelter-like place and taunts you about what happened through gestures and looks. Your friend is angry, but strangely enough, he doesn’t quietly leave to inform the police. Apparently you also didn’t attempt to tell the shelter staff that he was there although it seems that this would have been possible.

      This points to the idea that a certain negative psychological “complex” (i.e. the rapist) is tending to interfere with normal “rational” reactions (e.g. neither you nor your friend took any action to get help upon seeing the known rapist arrive).

      One important complex in a woman relates to her “inner man”, and this is called the “animus”. An equivalent complex exists in the unconscious of men.

      The animus in women usually relates to issues surrounding “mind”, the intellect, thinking and beliefs etc., along with such traits as being assertive, focused and target-orientated.

      When the ego has a conscious, ongoing relationship with this figure, it can become a kind of bridge to the deeper levels of the unconscious mind over time.

      For example, this can take the form of spontaneous intuitions, creative thoughts and ideas for projects etc. that are actually suited to the woman herself, and which can therefore further her unique self-development.

      But as analyst Jane Wheelwright describes in “Death of a Woman”:

      “When not consciously related to, the animus causes a woman to be opinionated, argumentative, rigid, controlling, and excessively critical of herself or others”.

      So the danger that your dream might be pointing out could possibly be that, in place of sound judgment and an appropriate feeling response, for instance, you might begin habitually acting according to what the inner animus-complex dictates.

      That’s because as long as one is unconscious of the complexes, one is liable to be driven by them.

      Unfortunately, the result in your situation could apparently be the equivalent of being brutally raped if appropriate actions aren’t taken to modify the effect of this “inner man” on your daily life.

      To help to explore the animus figure further, you might like to read analyst Marion Woodman’s book “The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women”. “Conscious Femininity: Interviews with Marion Woodman” is also very helpful.

      You might also like some books by analyst Barbara Hannah such as “The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women”.

      These books are available on a site like Amazon UK for example.

      Anyway as mentioned, without knowing anything much about you, this way of looking at your upsetting but important dream might not fit your personal circumstances very well, but I hope that these ideas can be helpful in some way.

      Please feel free to comment on, or to ask any questions about, this particular way of looking at your dream.

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      Hi Jojjon12,

      The dream is talking about someone or something you suspect ("really dark" = *your ability to see and understand what you perceive) at the last minute ("late at night" +maybe ten to twelve- + "-at night").... something or someone your familiar... rather, you know... ("-smile on his face-") may have or will take advantage of you in some form; maybe even a loss to you as a result of something ("me being raped-"). being taken advantage of ; even betrayal in some form; and/ or forced upon or against our will.... It is or was sometime in your life you were supposed to learn a lesson from ("-in a classroom"). This person or matter was, also in this process or position ("I had in one of my classes-")...... Dream says you didn't know why this was happening to you ("-why he was there").

      Maybe some reciprocation because you may have liked how things were going from the beginning; but things changed ("there was just this flash").... Okay so this may have been your past and your mind is simply changing the subject referring back to what brought you to the original feeling as it occurs inside.

      Dream talks about what happened after you learned this lesson ("outside the school building") *The building, itself, is yourself. It represents how you have seen yourself in society. In this situation, like, stepping outside and seeing things from a different perspective. Colors represent mood, feeling, and emotion in dreams... the color orange brings out a warm emotion in others... Here are streetlights giving little light to the understanding that you need, as it is dark. Dream talks about you dealing with some things ("-pain afterwards" + "shaky legs").

      Getting control of the situation, here ("-despite the pain" + "staggered my way-"). Police represent authority and here represent control as you are within it, it is within you to control the matter. Dream says you were determined. Dream says you may have filed papers or gotten to the bottom of a situation ("forensic exam").

      Dream goes on to talk about feeling like nothing was or is being done ("waiting for something")... Says you felt protected ("-in what seemed like a shelter") Says you felt practically naked or vulnerable ("-no panties on-") and you have little coverage ("just a long-" + "covered most parts") Is this about insurance? Lol! Dream says that lesson came back ("-teacher, assaulter, came in"). Rather, the idea or matter has returned to mind ("teacher walked through the door.") Dream talks about how uncomfortable this makes you ("I got really scared").

      Dream talks about how you this close things are to going back to this position ("on the same couch" + "-with a distance"). Warning of vulnerability or not being prepared ("i wasn't wearing-"). What others are aware of ("-guy noticed it was me")... being exposed ("wasn't wearing any underwear")..... Talks about how things look or appear ("kept making these actions" + "giving these looks").

      -Know1ders

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      I just think ur mind is attemping to process the idea of 'rape' and how it happens. I think it's interesting how you (postively) muster a smile while this guy proceeds to ignore your positive interaction with his self-absorbed kinda sick needs. Even the assailant in the case of rape is subject to heavy feelings and desires and in the case of rape might not mean unwell at all. I just thought it's a thought-provoking scene how your smile is ignored and not interacted with, while that could have been a much more positive interaction for both. And completely destroys all ur positive smiles and vibes that you emitted. Which is a terrible shame. And I hope you can find the will to remain positive and optimistic despite the possibility of bad experiences possibly lurking. Hopefully not. But I think that is part of this dream. It is you learning how to deal with the possibility of this occuring. And hopefully you might take this as an opportunity to learn cautiousness but not to be caught in fear of negativity. I hope you can remain loving and kind towards all men. Rape is a big thing in this world and in my experience both parties need help. It's the men who need to do the work however, not the woman. But not wearing any nickers might indicate feeling ur vulnerability in that area. I just watched this video on TED in case you are interested; It's of a woman and a man reconciling after having had a drunken experience. https://www.ted.com/talks/thordis_el...pt?language=en

      I thought you might find this interesting in case you want to futher investigate on this topic. But this is my reaction upon reading ur dream. I hope you find it helpful and insightful and if not then read nothing into this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Athanor View Post
      Although in order to provide a more accurate interpretation it would usually be best to have some additional general background information about you (and a description of events just before this very upsetting dream), a few ideas can be tried out to see if they might fit your personal situation in some way.

      For example, the dream starts out at night in a college building.

      The building itself probably symbolizes a certain attitude of mind or set of opinions and beliefs etc. about which you’re apparently not totally aware (e.g. it’s dark, so the lack of “light” represents an absence of enough conscious awareness regarding some issue or problem etc.).

      A particular outlook or habit etc. could be leading you to “isolate” yourself too much in some way (e.g. you stay alone very late at night to catch up on some work). Such viewpoints etc. can be picked up from those around you and from society in general, but they might not be suited to your own personal psychology.

      Whatever this potential behavior or thought-process etc. consists of apparently could leave you very vulnerable to a form of violent psychological “rape” (a young teacher enters and you’re suddenly raped although this is experienced in only a brief flash).

      This possible danger is shown as being equivalent to the terrible trauma of actual rape which more often than not can unfortunately blight the female or male victim’s entire life.

      In the dream, you’re determined to go over to the police station, but it’s possible instead you ended up at a shelter instead.

      In any case, the rapist arrives at the shelter-like place and taunts you about what happened through gestures and looks. Your friend is angry, but strangely enough, he doesn’t quietly leave to inform the police. Apparently you also didn’t attempt to tell the shelter staff that he was there although it seems that this would have been possible.

      This points to the idea that a certain negative psychological “complex” (i.e. the rapist) is tending to interfere with normal “rational” reactions (e.g. neither you nor your friend took any action to get help upon seeing the known rapist arrive).

      One important complex in a woman relates to her “inner man”, and this is called the “animus”. An equivalent complex exists in the unconscious of men.

      The animus in women usually relates to issues surrounding “mind”, the intellect, thinking and beliefs etc., along with such traits as being assertive, focused and target-orientated.

      When the ego has a conscious, ongoing relationship with this figure, it can become a kind of bridge to the deeper levels of the unconscious mind over time.

      For example, this can take the form of spontaneous intuitions, creative thoughts and ideas for projects etc. that are actually suited to the woman herself, and which can therefore further her unique self-development.

      But as analyst Jane Wheelwright describes in “Death of a Woman”:

      “When not consciously related to, the animus causes a woman to be opinionated, argumentative, rigid, controlling, and excessively critical of herself or others”.

      So the danger that your dream might be pointing out could possibly be that, in place of sound judgment and an appropriate feeling response, for instance, you might begin habitually acting according to what the inner animus-complex dictates.

      That’s because as long as one is unconscious of the complexes, one is liable to be driven by them.

      Unfortunately, the result in your situation could apparently be the equivalent of being brutally raped if appropriate actions aren’t taken to modify the effect of this “inner man” on your daily life.

      To help to explore the animus figure further, you might like to read analyst Marion Woodman’s book “The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women”. “Conscious Femininity: Interviews with Marion Woodman” is also very helpful.

      You might also like some books by analyst Barbara Hannah such as “The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women”.

      These books are available on a site like Amazon UK for example.

      Anyway as mentioned, without knowing anything much about you, this way of looking at your upsetting but important dream might not fit your personal circumstances very well, but I hope that these ideas can be helpful in some way.

      Please feel free to comment on, or to ask any questions about, this particular way of looking at your dream.
      I was thinking nothing could have happened to provoke anything of this meaning for the past couple months, but thinking at it more the more I read of your response made me think there might have been something, the way I handled it might have actually been a lot like it was portrayed in the dream. It was a couple months ago but might just have built up until I had that dream.
      Thanks for your response, it was very helpful.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Adreamer2 View Post
      Maybe some reciprocation because you may have liked how things were going from the beginning; but things changed ("there was just this flash").... Okay so this may have been your past and your mind is simply changing the subject referring back to what brought you to the original feeling as it occurs inside.

      Dream talks about what happened after you learned this lesson ("outside the school building") *The building, itself, is yourself. It represents how you have seen yourself in society. In this situation, like, stepping outside and seeing things from a different perspective. Colors represent mood, feeling, and emotion in dreams... the color orange brings out a warm emotion in others... Here are streetlights giving little light to the understanding that you need, as it is dark. Dream talks about you dealing with some things ("-pain afterwards" + "shaky legs").

      Getting control of the situation, here ("-despite the pain" + "staggered my way-"). Police represent authority and here represent control as you are within it, it is within you to control the matter. Dream says you were determined. Dream says you may have filed papers or gotten to the bottom of a situation ("forensic exam").

      Dream goes on to talk about feeling like nothing was or is being done ("waiting for something")... Says you felt protected ("-in what seemed like a shelter") Says you felt practically naked or vulnerable ("-no panties on-") and you have little coverage ("just a long-" + "covered most parts") Is this about insurance? Lol! Dream says that lesson came back ("-teacher, assaulter, came in"). Rather, the idea or matter has returned to mind ("teacher walked through the door.") Dream talks about how uncomfortable this makes you ("I got really scared").

      Dream talks about how you this close things are to going back to this position ("on the same couch" + "-with a distance"). Warning of vulnerability or not being prepared ("i wasn't wearing-"). What others are aware of ("-guy noticed it was me")... being exposed ("wasn't wearing any underwear")..... Talks about how things look or appear ("kept making these actions" + "giving these looks").

      -Know1ders
      Thanks, this kind of helped too, along with Athanor's response.
      Something did change, and I liked it better the way it was. I did take actions trying to solve it and I felt more safe? or whatever after I did. But it is a long time just waiting now for others to fix the problem, "authority" so to speak, and whenever the problem pops up reminding me it's still there having not been resolved yet, I do feel uncomfortable.

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