Conventional Interpretation

A dream about someone being absent, or of the absence of something one would expect to find, indicates that the unexpected may happen. We may be looking for something which we have already lost. Our feelings about the absence (e.g. fear or anger) may also be important. A child experiences a strong sense of loss when mother is first absent from his perceived environment, and this can cause extreme distress.

Psychological Interpretation

We are in a situation where we may suffer loss or where we may reject something we need. The type of dream where we are in a familiar environment, but a much-loved article or person is missing, suggests we may have a feeling of impermanence.

Spiritual Interpretation

To experience an absence, or sense of nothingness suggests the Void.