Bloodshed symbolizes the sacrifice. All liquid materials that ancients offered to the dead, spirits, and to the gods (milk, honey, wine) were images or allegories of blood. This was the most precious gift, and was presented in classical cultures through the sacrifice of lamb, pig, and bull. Further, it is a symbol of life. If you dream that you are bleeding out, you may experience physical tiredness or you may feel emotionally drained. On the other hand, it could also indicate a profound change in your personality. In either case, blood can represent a range from passion and love to fury and violence. It is an admonition that you reflect on your actions, as you may be forgetting one of your values. (See red ) In antiquity, one was supposed to drink the blood of sacrificed animals during rituals. It manifested the union of the force and power of man with that of the gods. In this sense, dreaming that you are drinking blood could foretell that you will receive energy and renovated vitality.
What is a dream?
Dream is defined as a series of thoughts in the form of images that occurs in one's mind during sleep. It is a natural process that everybody undergoes in his life. Researches have found that people dream several times a night, each of the dreams lasting about 20 minutes. It is also found that a man spends 6 years of his life in dreaming.
Types of sleep
There are two types of sleep that most of the humans undergo - REM and NREM. REM refers to the Rapid Eye Movement and NREM refers to Non-Rapid Eye Movement. Every individual will alternate these two types of sleep. Non-REM sleep will occur for a short period of time in the first stage of your sleep followed by the REM sleep. Dreams occur during the REM stage, where it lasts for 20 minutes. According to a researcher, J. Allan Hobson, dreams that occur in REM stage are usually forgotten when the individual wakes up. Studies conducted on patients during sleep shows that the frontal lobes in the brain, that are responsible for storing information, are inactive during the REM stage, which is the main cause for forgetting the dreams. Studies also show that this is the stage where you have the most intense dreams.