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What do you think? by Spursfan on 6 September 2010 10:33am
Perhaps this is a little 'heavy' for a Monday morning, but we'll see.

I noticed this morning that on AOL Russell Grant, the astrologer, has posted meanings for various dream symbols. I am wondering if dreams could actually be a memory of a past life?

Could it be not that (for example) "being blind in a dream means that you are unable to understand something in awake-time" (I think he said), but that in one of your lives you WERE blind?

Aged about 10 or 11 I had a dream where I had a sequence of 3 or 4 deaths, all gory and all (I think) executions. A couple of years later I recounted them all in an English essay, but the only one I can now recall - and which was the last one - was being buried alive.

Now at the time I didn't know that being buried alive happened sometimes - by accident or on purpose - so where did I get that from?

I have had other dreams that have been extremely lifelike and NOTHING to do with my daily life, films I have seen, etc. For example the one I posted about where I was an outlaw (male I am sure) in the old west, but I won't bore you with it now.

Am I talking rubbish? Quite possibly. Comments please!!!


[Johnny you are BANNED from commenting!!] :P
Re: What do you think? by ev on 6 September 2010 12:17pm
"A 2001 study showed evidence that illogical locations, characters, and dream flow may help the brain strengthen the linking and consolidation of semantic memories. These conditions may occur because, during REM sleep, the flow of information between the hippocampus and neocortex is reduced. Increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol late in sleep (often during REM sleep) cause this decreased communication. One stage of memory consolidation is the linking of distant but related memories. Payne and Nadal hypothesize that these memories are then consolidated into a smooth narrative, similar to a process that happens when memories are created under stress.

Re: What do you think? by suzulu on 6 September 2010 1:38pm
I haven't read all the Wikipedia account, ev, but Anne, I keep an open mind on this. I find it quite fascinating. I remember two dreams when I was a child, one I was in China or some other oriental country. It must have been long ago because of all the costumes and the sounds. I knew it was somewhere I didn't want to be because I felt afraid. I remember waking up and going back to sleep and back to the same dream and it all seemed so real, not mixed up or anything like dreams usually are. The other dream I was in America amongst the cowboys and indians fighting. That could have been due to watching too many westerns!

I still get vivid dreams. Last week I dreamt I was in New York and walking around the streets, unrecognisable buildings. I have never been to New York, by the way.

Scientists don't know everything, even though they do all these tests, studies, etc. So who knows, Anne, maybe sometimes we do dream of past lives, especially children? As I say, I keep an open mind.
Re: What do you think? by suzulu on 6 September 2010 1:42pm
May I add, going back to the cowboy dream, I have always been on the side of the Native Americans!
Re: What do you think? by mrsteabag on 6 September 2010 2:30pm
I've been awake since freakin' 2 am because of a bad dream--that I was in a hurricaine. I no sooner started calming down to go back to sleep when we had a really bad storm go through. :P It's now about 8:30.

Anne, I get dreams periodically about executions. They correlate--for me--with periods of change and transitions.

Mr. Teabag asks me to let him finish his coffee before I share. :)
Re: What do you think? by johnnythemonkey on 6 September 2010 4:04pm
I had a dream I was Martin Luther King.
Re: What do you think? by Spursfan on 6 September 2010 4:14pm
Oi!! You were specifically told that you were BANNED from commenting on this post, Johnny T. Monkey Esq.!!!


Re: What do you think? by TERRY S on 6 September 2010 7:13pm
Sorry, Anne, but I don't believe any of it. Most astrolgers, psychics, mediums, etc are at best fake, and at worst fraudulent. The so-called predictions they make are so vague they could apply to anyone. I have never believed in astrology. As for the dream symbols, that too is rubbish. We need dreams to stop our brain from cracking up (as an insomniac, I know the damage sleep deprvation can do). Our brain is just working like a filing system to put information where it belongs.Dreams are necessary for our brains survival - nothing more than that. Sorry.

JTM - take the hint, will you? Go away!
Re: What do you think? by johnnythemonkey on 6 September 2010 10:45pm
Did someone just say something ? I could hear a voice but couldn't see anyone. Maybe I was dreaming.
Re: What do you think? by kazzzz on 6 September 2010 10:54pm
Well I reckon that dreams are random and meaningless....mostly.
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