Madness can be translated into feelings of Spiritual Ecstasy, an altered state of consciousness. Being mad in a dream represents the uncontrollable and out of control aspects of extreme emotion. If we are conscious of being at odds with other people, and therefore considered to be mad, we are not integrating fully within society or the group to which we belong. When we are confronted by madness in a dream, we are confronting those parts of ourselves that, within our present situation, have not been integrated internally or properly focused. We are facing an aspect that is out of control and that, under certain circumstances, can be frightening if allowed to ?escape? or take us over. You might like to consult the entry for Emotions for further clarification.