Current Update as of August 16, 2003
Inspired by The Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies
Edited by HENRY REED, Ph.D.
I had to define dreams in two words I would simply put it as "unfulfilled
desires". Desires that are generated in the conscious mind but
are realised only by the subconscious.
what is this world ? Is it friendly? And if so, can it guide us? What
can we learn from it?
brief history of Dreams
A Brief History of Dreams
in 3000-4000 B.C. we find the earliest occurences of dream interpretation
documented in clay tablets. In 350 B.C we find one of the first works
of philosophers (Aristotle
On Dreams) to interpret and define dreams.
In the Greek and Roman era, dreams were extremely significant and often seen as messages from the gods. They were seen in a religious context and in Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. Any individual who would see significant dreams was considered to be blessed. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as highly gifted. Dreams were also seen as prophetic. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice. The sources varied from outside spirits, to deities even the dead. At times dreams have dictated the actions of political and military leaders. We also find evidence in history that shamans continue to and always have used dreams to aid them in healing themselves and entire communities.
In the 19th century Sigmund Freud once again revived the lost legacy of dreams with his works Interpretation of Dreams. He provided the basis for a new era of philosophers to base their theories upon. Carl Gustav Jung with his work Memories, Dreams and Reflections goes on to take dreams to a higher level. Many of his works can be found at http://www.questia.com which is an online library with a large collection of books and journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles and is a great resource for students as well as anyone doing research or just interested in topics that touch on the humanities and social sciences.
Types of Dreams
and Flying Dreams:
Interpretation and other resources:
with colors in always fun, be it oil paints, crayons or acrylic. We
also know that each chakra (energy
center) in the human body is associated with colors. Similarly when
observing an aura kirlan photography has shown the presence of different
colors denoting different psychological and physical attributes within
A list of abstracts from the 20th Annual International Conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams is available online and covers various issues ranging from childrens dreams to separation and sexuality. This is a good resource for further study. By reading this abstracts we can identify with a particular issue that dreams can provide answers for.
It is essential to get answers to the most basic and genuine questions that arise in our minds when we begin to tread on this journey. This link is extremely informative and an easy read for a beginner.
Dreamgate.com has a vast collection of texts covering all possible areas of dream study and various theories and dream work techniques put forth by reknown organisations. It is a wonderful research tool for anyone who wishes to explore dreams in depth.
Quotations on Dreams
who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who
dream only by night.
me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive
but expresses something as best it can.
I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties
of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted
in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will
rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have
surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought
to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned
of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory
are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which
issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal
we see at night are the unhappy relics that we neglected while awake.
The dream is often the revenge of things scorned or the reproach of
is a waking dream.
many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any
danger of their coming true!
truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest
coward like everybody else.
dreams in their development have breath,
can we be sure of what we are seeing?
be, or not to be: that is the question:
dream is a bulwark against the regularity and commonplace character
of life, a free recreation of the fettered phantasy, in which it intermingles
all the images of life and interrupts the constant seriousness of the
adult by the joyful play of the child. Without the dream we should surely
grow old earlier, so that the dream may be considered, if not precisely
as a gift from above, yet as a delightful exercise, a friendly companion
on our pilgrimage to the grave."
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