Dream logic is your personal logic. All the metaphors that show up in dreams, they are in your dream world because they govern your waking attention habits. For dream space, it does have forms and geography, but they aren’t dictated by what most people would see as the obvious. This is the same reason your brain won’t let you see everything. It has to “keep up with the real”. The real is just your belief pattern.
Dreams form memories in the brain as easily and tangibly as physical experience does. You can’t convince yourself your dreams are meaningless and have meaning in your waking experience.
“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.” Anais Nin (French born American Author of novels and short stories, 1903-1977)
“When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?” Rene Descartes (French Mathematician, Philosopher and Scientist, 1596-1650)
We are talking about dreams. Not dream interpretation, though I can touch on that some also, but about dreams and the dreaming state. Anyone care to share what they understand to be the state of being we call dreaming? I think in some form or another, we don’t leave the dream state. Excellent, and yes. You are right. I’ve heard of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. So when the brain activity shows up in the eyes like that? It’s a good start, thank you. Have you ever noticed peoples eyes have a habitual movement pattern even while they are awake? I’ve… Seek More
Are you awake now friends? I think I’m awake. I tend to think silly thoughts so my dreams come back as silly. Dreams are meant to be cryptic? Sometimes they seem so off the wall. They are as cryptic as your own thinking is. That’s kind of scary considering there are some odd images in dreams. Yes, and odd beliefs while awake. Everyone’s brain is not on the same channel at the same time while they are awake. While we sleep, our brains all fall into the same state of brain function. Our brains all fall into a frequency of… Seek More
How do you experience keeping secrets from yourself or the wider “conscious”, if I may call it that? Freud spoke of the irrationality of a part of the mind he called the ID. Well… Rationality is a joke, but that’s beside my point. There is a domain of human experience that goes on all the time, impulses and instincts, spontaneous flashes of fantasy that we rapidly dismiss because supposedly they aren’t real. Are you referring to the archetypes according to Carl Gustav Jung? Yes, and the perfect forms of Plato as well. Jung was on to something. On a more… Seek More
About this “not real” nonsense. Shall we explore reality? The only thing you or anyone else knows, or can know of reality, is the personal or the interpersonal. But even the interpersonal will have your personal adaptation inevitably, and does it do any good to label anything “unreal”? What action does it let you take? What decisions does it make any easier? The decisions that limit you. Yes, and those are usually an expediency only. If they have even that to speak for their worth. I’ve often wondered why people will argue so much with another just because they don’t… Seek More
An example of dreams opening us up for what the world is saying: I was on holiday with my best friend who I trusted completely. When one night I dreamed that she was communicating behind my back with an ex-lover, and I became so angry in the dream that during the next day I was acting rather cold towards her. It kept lingering, but after a while it came out that the ex had feelings for her, and that they clicked. So the anger within the dream became justified, so to speak. It always is, but the individual is still… Seek More
The dream world has as much reality as the waking world. What gets tricky is seeing the connections or “roads” that connect the dream world to ours, of which there are three. Dreams are more than just symbolic stories about your day or state of being. They are a collection of images and symbols of a very many forms, capable of encompassing ideas with much more depth than any word, number, or picture based symbolism. Most people miss their divinatory dreams, but they are there anyway. To compare dreams to the tarot, there is a set of symbols in your… Seek More
Ever notice you don’t choose the patterns in your dreams, but you can pretty much always recognize them? Somehow, the structure always seems familiar? They don’t reflect your thinking any more than your waking vision reflects how you think, or any less. As your thinking does determine how you pay attention to and notice things, the dream patterns are a reflection of the world, and are “read” by the mind because it insists on finished pictures. You may in your waking world have a vague sense that some sort of upheaval is going to happen in your personal life. Your… Seek More
There are three basic styles of oneiromancy, just as there are three different fields of dream. There is the theurgic, where through contemplation of divinity and adoration of the presences of the God/Goddess, your dreams begin to take on the nature of that divine wisdom. Then there is the hermetic, which is through an immersion in language and meaning and philosophy, your dreams begin to manifest more and more clarity in their symbolism. Even potentially developing a lot of the “universal” archetypes. And the path of the hermit, the tendency for “mad” men and women to manifest profound visions while… Seek More