Encountering persons with supernatural powers, or becoming those persons ourselves, is a common dream image. In the case of occult power dreams, there may be unique elements of personal projection of will power by you upon others or by others against you. Who is the occult personality, you or someone else?
How these powers are projected is important. If they are projected by you onto others, you may feel as though they have an unfair advantage and you want to level the playing field. Another version of this dream is that you may want others to appreciate your influence more. A third option is that you have repressed anger towards another. Still another possibility is that you may want someone to become romantically attracted to you. You may be projecting the power onto a stranger, who is likely a representation of someone else in your life or a representation of a part of yourself.
If another is projecting power on you, it is likely that you believe others are pulling the strings in your life or are plotting against you. If you or another are trying to wield witchlike powers, is the spell successful or thwarted?