An inquest in dreams from a spiritual perspective is an attempt to understand something that is, for the time being, incomprehensible. Emotionally in dreams an inquest may signify the need to study events and feelings so that we understand our own reactions. Sometimes in everyday life we fall short of what we expect of ourselves or others. Dreaming of an inquest a proper inquiry will help us to work out what we must do. It is as though we need someone in authority to sort us out. You might like to consult the entries for Death, Law and Authority Figures in People.