the ego "flows out" with blood and if the dream life vanishes with the blood, it is a reduction of the ego to the smallest possible dimension; the egoless state is experienced as a preparation for a future mystical death*79.
bloodshot eyes: rage, uncontrolled emotions.
smearing, painting or staining oneself with blood: symbolizes the dreamer's counterproductive activity in waking consciousness; even though the dreamer has rid himself of part of his ego, he boastfully shows off his success and thus actually strengthens his ego.
blood does not flow from a wound despite the considerable extent and pain of the injury. not even the harsh blows of fate can reduce the dreamer's egotism.
the setting where the bleeding takes place: corresponds to the decline of the dreamer's egotistical interest in this sphere.
the dreamer is accompanied by the bleeding of others: a very negative act since the dreamer harms in the name of his desire, and will someday have to bear the consequences of his acts, just as Christ said: "Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny." (Matthew 5:26)
seeing others bleed: if the dreamer did not cause the bleeding, then this is a positive dream and the reduction of the ego's power concerns the traits linked to the personification of the bleeding person.
a person who stops the dreamer's bleeding: strengthens the dreamer's ego; such a person can also be a personification of the dreamer's trait that prevents the suppression of egotism; see Blood.
cold-blooded animals: cold and inhuman aspects of instincts.
drinking: all negative traits linked to the bleeding creature enter a being or creature through the dream blood; the culmination of this dream image can be the transformation of the drinker into the creature whose blood he drank.
bleeding animals: the reduction of the power of instincts is also a reduction of the ego's power over the dreamer.
an insect or other creature sucking the dreamer's blood: beware: imbalance, restlessness and distractibility lead to a future crisis, but the painful experience is almost always followed by a weakening of the ego (loss of blood).
a fish sucking the dreamer's blood: Christian thinking helps reduce the ego's power:
bleeding from teeth or gums: diminishing power of the ego in the realm of sexuality.
bleeding from genitalia (male and female): reduction of the power of sexuality in the dreamer's consciousness.
a bleeding head: diminishing rational components in the dreamer's behavior in favor of emotions and intuition*64.
giving blood: if it is voluntary then it is a response to the dreamer's attempt to weaken the ego in waking consciousness; if it is involuntary than it is a reduction of the ego's power based on external and fateful causes.
aliens taking the dreamer's blood: a spiritual aspect reduces the ego's power.
ritual letting of blood: even though these practices are all but forgotten, they continue to live in humanity's subconscious and can rise at any time in dreams as a memory of inducing other states of consciousness (such dreams usually relate to Central American cultures and therefore can also be a window to past lives; see Past and Future Visions archetype).
as part of a sacrifice (a libation to the gods): the dreamer rids himself of bestiality, including motives for lower acts (animal blood) or part of his ego (own blood) in favor of higher ideals.
blood flowing from a wound changes into a diamond or jewel: one of the most beautiful transformations in which pain and the death of the ego changes into the wonderful experience of immortality.
bleeding from the instep, palm or wrist, from the forehead: see Stigma.
bleeding from the body during dream meditation: in addition to the fact that practicing spiritual exercise in dreams is nine times more effective than the same practice in waking consciousness (according to Tibetan sources); the bleeding underscores the indisputable truth that proper meditation significantly reduces the ego's power; for a spiritual person such a dream is very important on the path to realization*68.