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How I Was Visited by a Deceased Person in a Dream

How I Was Visited by a Deceased Person in a Dream
Experience submitted by Pavlin Boev

One night I had a vivid dream that took place where I went to school. In my dream, as I passed through the gate to the school grounds, I discovered that the small forest separating the main building from the road had disappeared.

I walked towards the building and saw my classmates coming out, looking pale and upset. I walked in and started crying at the sight of the place. Everything was torn apart. Then me and my classmates were walking inside, the place was dark and hollow, almost like a huge empty cave. I can still remember clearly that dark and grim feeling all around me. I was walking in a sort of line, with my classmates behind and ahead of me.

I woke up from this dream, wondering what its meaning could be, and wrote it down.

A Few Days Later We Heard the News

A few days after that dream, we received the shocking news that our teacher had passed away.

The event took everyone by surprise. He had been on sick leave for a few days prior to that, but all of us thought it was nothing serious. Later on, we learned that no one had thought it was a life-threatening condition, everyone had expected him to be fine in a week or so.

We were sitting in the classroom when our Latin teacher told us the news, and then we were left on our own. Everyone was sad, some classmates were sobbing.

After the class finished we stayed together. We were walking through the school corridors and it did feel dark and grim. The next day when we attended his funeral, we were walking in a sort of line with that heavy feeling just like in my dream.

The Dream Visitation

A few days after the funeral, I had another dream where I was at my grandparents’ house. As I was heading out of the house I became more conscious, but not fully lucid. I opened the door and saw my teacher (who recently passed away) outside. He was wearing his white coat just as usual (it was a veterinary medicine school with laboratories and a farm, so some of our teachers would wear these lab coats). He was glowing with a gentle light, and his face looked peaceful and happy. He smiled.

How I Was Visited by a Deceased Person in a Dream and premonition
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Even though he looked beautiful, I had a sudden thought that I am looking at someone’s spirit, and that made fear arise within. Perhaps having been at the funeral fueled that feeling of a conflict between his death and seeing him now standing in front of me, looking alive. I shook off my fear, and made the effort to study his appearance for a little while. Then I fell back into the dream scenario and that particular experience ended there.

Belsebuub mentioned in a talk once that although usually it is only the personality (the ghost) of the deceased person who visits a friend or a family member after death, sometimes it may actually be their essence. Looking back at it with that in mind, had I been a little more conscious and mindful, perhaps I could have used the opportunity to speak with my teacher in that dream and maybe even help him in some way?


I had developed this attention on dreams and the habit of writing them down through Belsebuub’s course in astral travel and dreams. I believe this training helped me gain some experience, which then allowed me to determine the nature of the experiences I’m sharing.

In the interview below Belsebuub discusses if dreams have a deeper meaning:

I believe the part I shared of the first dream contained a premonition about what was going to materialize, as the feeling and some details in it felt the same as in the actual event. And I believe I was visited by my teacher’s consciousness (essence) or spirit in the latter dream. He felt so full of life and presence, openness and understanding. Whereas in dreams where I have seen the ghost of a deceased family member, it felt empty, like it was in its own world and unable to understand or really see what was happening around it.

Having the information on how to understand my dreams has been a real gift, as it allowed me to look into my dream and out of body experiences and grasp some of the symbolic, yet very personal language that seems to be used in the astral plane. I have come to realize that there is a lot of help and information coming from that plane, like in these dream experiences, but I feel I need to learn to be more open and pay attention for it to be able to really reach me.

  • What an interesting experience. It’s amazing how premonitions come through dreams like that; thanks for putting it up here.

  • Very interesting experience Pavlin. Thanks for sharing. It’s incredible how much we can learn and experience in the astral plane.

  • Hi guys,

    I also wondered a lot why he would come to visit me as we weren’t really close. The only reason I can think of is that I had that interest in looking into my dreams and was working to remember them and be more clear during the day. Perhaps it made me a bit more ‘open’.

    At that time I thought that maybe he was seeking some kind of help, but now I wonder if he was maybe trying to help me in some way.

    • That’s a nice insight – that instead of him seeking help he was trying to help you somehow. Goes to show how useful it can be to write your dreams down, as even years later you can get new understanding of them.

  • That set of events, the whole experience of it, seems quite insightful in experiencing a bit on the nature of death. Very interesting Pavlin.

    I also find it intriguing why he visited you. Do you think it might be because you had a special bond? Or perhaps from over on that side he somehow knew you were exploring the world of dreams and out-of-body experiences and were therefore suitable to visit, to give you a bit of knowledge from the other side in your journey of learning.

    I like that he was smiling. 🙂 Sometimes over there just one smile can potentialy have so much more meaning behind it.

  • How beautiful Pavlin… meeting your teachers “light spirit” or essence sounds amazing. It looks like he must have been a very good person, otherwise so many people would not feel so sad. And maybe his essence (if it was that) met you as it knew you were trying to do the spiritual work. As I understand, the essence is like a small part of the Divine, so I would imagine it has the knowledge and understanding beyond the mundane and temporary world. I can also relate to the crippling fear in these kinds of encounters – great you managed to get past that!

  • Hi Pavlin,
    How surreal it must have been to have that dream beforehand and then getting the news.. How interesting too that you were able to see your teacher thereafter in that dream, with this glow around him.
    It’s what strikes me in so many of these experiences, the presence of the light, of peace, of love that seems to surrounds someone’s soul/essence so to speak, and how different it differs from the energy and feel of a nightmare. How from a dream, it becomes obvious that there exists different planes of existence!
    I hope that premonition and lucid dream thereafter helped you in the grieving process – he seemed to have been an inspiring professor.

  • Were you close to your teacher? It seems quite special that not only were you given a premonition of his demise but that you were also able to visit with him in the astral plane after his death.

    Thank you for sharing this experience. It’s good to know that he seemed happy and peaceful. I guess the essence, free of the concerns of the world, really would be happy and at peace.

  • That’s incredible your teacher’s essence visited you, and that you were able to see the difference between someone’s ghost and their essence through your own experience and start getting your own knowledge about it. It’s nice to see that it can happen, even though it’s rare, to meet someone’s consciousness in dreams/the astral plane, even someone not so close to you like family or friends are. Interesting that he decided to visit you in particular. This experience probably gave you so much and helped you to verify spiritual things for yourself. Thanks Pavlin.

  • Thanks for sharing those experiences Pavlin. It’s sad that your teacher died so unexpectedly, but it’s also nice that you felt you were visited by his essence afterwards. The earlier dream where you approached the eerie school in line with your classmates did indeed seem like a premonition, in the context of the subsequent events.

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