Possession is an altered state of consciousness in which a person is under the influence of imaginary outer nonphysical forces. According to many religious beliefs it is the effect of taking control of the body by the devil or other impure forces. Since the mid-90s trance and possession disorder is considered a disease. For some people dreaming about demonic possession may be the symptom of mental illness, reflection of everyday obsessions, delusions and ideas that make their presence felt also in dreams.

However, if your mental condition is fine, the dream can be perceived as a metaphor for your helplessness, dependence on somebody, low self-esteem or a desire to escape from problems. The fantasy about demonic possession may also come as a result of drug use, strong alcoholic intoxication or under the influence of strong emotions.

Artemidorus explains the dream about demonic possession as an auspicious sign which portends you will have a long and happy life.

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