In a dream about the end of the world, the dreamer is usually a witness to the Apocalypse.
It can be a massive natural disaster, a nuclear blast or the scenario from the Bible… Scary, oppressive death and destruction rule the world. The dreamer gets involved in the whirligig of horrifying events or is just an observer. After waking up, a feeling of fear, but also a relief, remain.
How to interpret a dream about the end of the world?
We can have a dream about the end of the world while we are experiencing traumatic events, such as a divorce, death in the family or a serious disease. It is not a prophetic dream, it rather illustrate the commotion and confusion in our soul, the metaphorical end of the world in our life. To some extent, it is the truth – some stage of our life has finished, maybe we atoned it with tears, the whole worldview has changed. However, we have to remember, that every cloud has a silver lining – the end of one stage means the beginning of a new one. It is good to take some time to deal get over the painful emotions, to adjust to the new situation, maybe even to accept it.
There is also a high probability that this is our tendency to exaggeration what comes up – if we have not experienced anything traumatic recently, we should take a cold look at reality – and surely we will feel better and the dark, apocalyptic thoughts will disappear.
How would Freud interpret a dream about the end of the world?
Dreams about the end of the world, similarly as dreams about natural disasters etc, symbolized for Freud, who was an avid atheist and did not believe in the Doom, the native predilection for aggression and hate.
How would Jung interpret a dream about the end of the world?
Jung, as a deep believer, had a very personal attitude towards dreams about the end of the world, but also about revival, especially when those motives appeared in his dreams. He believed, that such dreams could strengthen faith and that they emphasized – especially when after the end of the world comes redemption – the importance of the matters we dedicate ourselves to.