To dream of rape represents negative life experiences that you are powerless to stop or control. Someone or something is effecting your self-esteem, well-being, or ability to do as you please. Feelings of victimization.
Sex in a dream represents the merging of different aspects of yourself to create life experiences. Rape is then a negative experience that you are unable to stop that’s filled with fear, stress, desire for things you can’t have, or other negative emotions.
Rape dreams may occur when are experiencing situations that are very frustrating, humiliating, scary, or leave you feeling powerless.
Examples of real life situations that may encourage dreams of rape may be a loss of a promotion to a less qualified person, an unsupportive spouse, or a problem that never seems to improve. People may also dream of rape if they experience unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
If you see someone raping another person it represents one aspect of your personality forcing itself on another to control your life experience. For example, if a killer raped your mother in a dream it may represent a powerful fear controlling your intuition so that you will never make choices that will help you to face you fear.
If you were actually raped in real life, it may be suggesting that you have unresolved issues with the event.
Example: A woman dreamed of being raped. In waking life she just had a baby and felt like her husband was not doing enough to help her and always had a perfect excuse not to. The rape reflected how powerless she felt to get her husband to help her raise the baby.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a man rape another man in the anus. In waking life he was experiencing enormous stress at work with the constant threat of losing his job. The anal rape reflect how he felt powerless and strewed over by his job.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being raped by strangers. In waking life she was in the hospital getting a hysterectomy. The dream may have reflected her sensitivity about people she didn’t know seeing and touching her private parts.