A ghostly double of yourself is a demonic force that has assumed your image within a dream in order to frighten you. Many non-Christians who practice lucid dreaming report meeting their doppelgänger in a dream ... Christian Dream Symbols
Dreams of a gang are about power through affiliation, safety in numbers, and the loss of individuality for the greater good and strength of the gang. Perhaps your dream is revealing that you’ve been engaged in mob mentality and to begin to discern your individuality from the powerful collective consciousness. See Tribe, Crowd or Family.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being a member of a gang suggests a tendency to drift with the tide; to be the leader of a gang indicates stagnation through lack of initiative; to be frightened or threatened by a gang signifies a period of depression—pull up your socks and try some positive action.
To be mugged or beaten by a gang is a warning that you are on the verge of financial embarrassment; put a tight rein on the spending.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
At the heart of it, a gang is an intimate social structure that provides its members with a sense of community and support. Because of the nefarious behavior often associated with a gang, this symbol is more reflective of the shadow and disowned qualities.
The presence of a gang in a dream indicates a need for support around ideas that may feel scary to consider. Such a dream may show up when you are feeling cut off or disenfranchised.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This is an evil dream that denotes bad tidings for the dreamer.
To dream of seeing someone with gangrene foretells sorrow and loss, even a death of a near relative. Sometimes death is not the actual physical kind but rather the ending of a way of life. Search the dream for clues that point in that direction.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of gangrene denote that you’ve been pessimistically projecting into your future. You are purifying and cleansing poison from your body, mind, and spirit so that you can consciously choose thoughts that are in harmony with your well-being. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a gangster symbolize that you’ve been identified with machismo and violence as a tactic for persuasion. Your dream is giving you the message that there is a price you pay for power via fear and intimidation. See Criminal, Victim and Perpetrator.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This passageway in your dream represents a period of transition in your life, and if the surroundings were gay and happy (as for instance a cruise or holiday atmosphere), you can expect the future to be much easier than the past; however, if the general atmosphere was one of worry or distress (as with emigrants), you can expect some difficulties in making the change.
If you walked the gangway, up is, of course, better than down, and if it was a level one you crossed, progress is indicated, but you will first have to cope with some reactivated enmity from the past... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If kidnapping features in your dream, this may suggest the desire to dominate or be dominated by another person.
If you are the victim but don’t feel afraid, this could lend a sexual connotation to your dream.
If you are held hostage in a dream, this could indicate that you feel someone has a hold on you, or that you are subject to some influence that prevents you from doing what you need to do. Hostage-takers often make demands for money, personal recognition and so on. Is there someone in your waking life who is placing unnecessary demands upon you, or making you feel guilty? In some hostage dreams, as in real life, a rapport develops between the victim and the hostage-taker; if this is the case, it could indicate a love-hate relationship in your waking life. Finally, might this kind of dream not also suggest that you are held hostage, not by a person, but by your fears?
See also CHANGE AND CONFLICT; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia