We dream in a higher
frequency of thought and light than our physical experience. Therefore when we
slow down our frequency as we return to our conscious awareness to the physical
mind and body - we often do not have the means to understand what occurred in
Once consciousness enters -
the physical mind - we return to the 'realms of forgetfulness' about who we are
and the nature of a soul's experiences. Our thought processes move too slowly.
Many view the physical as the dreamtime - as a result - as we are no longer
aware. they see reality as a dream.
Some people remember their
dreams while others have little or no recognition.
Dreams help you work out
issues. Emotions can distort memory. We often do not remember dreams because we
do not wish to deal with the issues addressed.
Most people remember what I
call 'wake-up dreams.' As your consciousness returns to the physical mind - it
slows down to a frequency where it become aware of something that is occurring
on the other side that it wishes to remember. You wake up and you remember - if
only for few minutes as your consciousness slowly returns to physical frequency.
It is then you must record your dream information before the events are lost in
Dream Journal - It often
useful to keep a dated journal of your dreams. Keep it by your bed. Write the
notes in the journal as soon as you 'wake up.' You may not understand their
content until later. using a tape recorder is also advisable.
Interpreting Dreams -
Interpretation of dreams often vary. One must know about the dreamer and what is
going on around them if this is a personal dream. If it is a universal dream -
it may be more easily understood. For example - a friend of mine dreamed about
the Twin Towers in Manhattan being engulfed in water and collapsing.
this over and over again but did not understand its full meaning until the
events of 911 occurred several weeks
later. He is a fireman. He saw the water from the hoses. He lost many friends on
Some dreams are exact in
content while others are metaphoric. Most dreams have symbols.
Your mind can only process
the events in the dream based on symbols it understands. If you experience a
dream that is not within the vocabulary of your mind, you will not be able to
process and remember it.
The physical mind has to be
able to make sense of a dream, for you to remember it. It's like a young child
being taught calculus. It has no way of understanding - and therefore processing
or interpreting what it is being shown - so it forgets what it
In dreamtime you
generally receive messages in symbols or archetypes whose meaning you must
later discover. This is not unlike messages received in meditations or other
states of altered consciousness.
Here is an example - You
dream about 'keys.' Keys open locks - doorways. Something new will be shown. You
must then look at the number of keys given - the metal of which they were made -
and anything else given in your dream related to these keys - such as ... who
gave them to you.
Death in a dream does not
necessarily mean a physical death in as much as a transformation - old giving
way to something new and better.
A Dream Dictionary is often
helpful in deciphering symbols as well as searching the internet for the
symbolic meaning of that which has been shown to you.
Asking for Guidance - What
I have discovered about myself is that when I am uncertain about an issue I go
to sleep and ask for guidance.
Sometimes I am shown events
in a dream that I remember and help me focus.
Other times, I don't
remember the dream when I wake up, but I know I have processed the information
and know what the solution is. I often wake up with feelings of closure about
issues. My soul has made the decision that is best for me in third
As far back as memory
serves - humans have always dreamed and in some way were aware of their dreams -
if not able to understand them. In pre-historic times - dreams were recorded on
cave walls where one might find a prone body with an image above it and wavy
lines connecting the 2 images.
Most dreams were linked
with the 'supernatural' - messages sent from gods or ways to heal the person
dreaming as reality has always been about healing and the journey of humanity
back to its creational source.
Every ancient civilization
developed some manner in which to record dreams - often recorded as oral
tradition to be kept by the Record Keepers - Elders - Shaman - of that culture.
If a message came from god - it was prophecy - holy and would one day determine
to journey of the people.
The earliest recorded
dreams are derived from materials dating back approximately 5000 years, in
The Sumerians - the first
cultural group to reside in Mesopotamia - left dream records dating back to 3100
According to these early
writings, deities and royals, such as the 7th century BC scholar-king
Assurbanipal, gave careful attention to dreams.
archive of clay tablets, portions of the story of the legendary king Gilgamesh
were found. In this epic poem - one of the earliest known classical stories -
Gilgamesh reported his recurring dreams to his goddess-mother Ninsun, who made
the first recorded dream interpretation.
His dreams were taken as
prophecy and used to guide actions in the waking world. These attitudes recorded
in the Gilgamesh epic provide a valuable source of information about ancient
ASSYRIA - The Assyrians believed in dreams as omens. For example,
if a person fled in their dreams it indicated all would be
BABYLON - The Babylonians divided dreams into two categories -
Good dreams were sent by the Gods and Bad dreams sent by Demons. Mamu was their
Goddess of Dreams.
Ancient Hebrews believed
dreams were connections with God. However bad dreams were the work of
The biblical figures
Solomon, Jacob, Nebuchadnezzar and Joseph were all visited in their dreams by
God or prophets, who helped guide their decisions.
It was recognized and
accepted that the dreams of kings could influence whole nations and the futures
of their peoples.
The Talmud, which was
written between 200 and 500 AD, includes over two hundred references to dreams.
It states that "dreams which are not understood are like letters which are not
The Hebrews incubated
dreams in order to receive divine revelation.
Atlanteans used dreams
temples and crystals arranged in a specific matrix
to enhance their dreams
thus receiving messages from those of our realms.
Today, many people dream of
a place called Atlantis - merging this reality with their experiences there.
They often view themselves in the final days of Atlantis - before it allegedly
sank into the 'sea of creation' as it is a parallel running
Our dreamtime is spent in
parallel grids of experience.
The fall of Atlantis
mirrors our current experience in which we are shown through dreams - and
meditations - the ending of this reality and the beginning of a Golden Age - the
Alchemy of Consciousness through time and illusion - dreams and projected
Many people see themselves
as priests or priestesses storing or hiding information in crystals as Atlantis
This information would be
found in our 'current' [as in electromagnetic energies] time line - in computer
technology - communication devices using crystals - crystal grids - gemstones
To Dream of Atlantis
... or any lost or alien civilization
is to remember one's
destiny and the geometry of creation.
Originally dreams were
thought to be part of the supernatural world.
Ancient Egyptians had great
temples which they used for initiations and as dream shrines
as they believed that
the Gods showed themselves in dreams.
The Egyptians believed
dreams were based on real events.
The recording of dreams in
Egypt may be traced back to 2000 B.C. were the Egyptians wrote these dreams on
papyrus with dreams symbols. Egyptians were among the early civilizations to
attempt interpretation of their dreams. Egypt was where the process of "dream
incubation" began. When a person was having troubles in their life and wanted
help from their god, they would sleep in a temple, when they would wake the next
morning a priest, which was then called a Master of the Secret Things, would be
consulted for the interpretations of that night's dreams.
They believed there were
three main types of dreams.
- Those that happened as a
result of ritual.
- Dreams that contained
- Dreams where the Gods
were demanding some type of action.
The earliest Greek view of
dreams was that the gods physically visited dreamers, entering through a
keyhole, and exiting the same way after the divine message was
The fifth century BC marks
the first known Greek book on dreams, written by Antiphon, an Athenian
During this century, the
Greeks developed the belief (through contact with other cultures) that souls
left the sleeping body.
Hippocrates (469-399 BC),
the father of medicine and Socrates' contemporary, wrote On Dreams. His theory
was simple: during the day, the soul receives images; during the night, it
produces images. Therefore, we dream.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)
thought that dreams could be indicators of conditions within the body. He did
not believe they were divinely inspired. He hypothesized that external stimuli
are absent during sleep, so dreams are manifestations of a profound awareness of
internal sensations which are expressed as dream imagery.
Galen, a Greek physician
born in 129 AD, emphasized the need to observe dreams carefully for clues to
healing. He was so trusting of dream messages that he carried out operations on
the basis of his dream interpretations.
contemporary, wrote on The Interpretation of Dreams (Oneirocritica). describes
this as the "best source we have for the dream interpretation practices of
antiquity." His theory is extensive, but within the five books he wrote, he
describes two classes of dreams: somnium, which forecasts the future; and
insomnium, which deal with contemporary matters and are affected by the state of
the body and mind. He stated that the dream interpreter should have information
about the dreamer including:
1. Images that are natural,
lawful and customary for the dreamer
2. Circumstances at the
time of the dream
3. Dreamers occupation and
The practice of dream
incubation was at least as important to the Greeks as it was among
Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Chinese.
Dreams also aided in their
practice of medicine, sending sick people to particular temples in those places
where the "gods of the body" had their shrines. The ailing Greeks would visit
these temples, perform various religious rites, sleep, and hope to have a dream
that assured a return to good health. Night after night they would sleep and
sometimes this would go on for weeks or even months until they had the "right"
dream. The most famous for dream pilgrimage was the Aesculapius at
Aesculapius was a Greek
healer who was believed to be the son of Apollo. He was linked with cults that
began the practice of dream incubation. Aesculapius visited sleepers,
miraculously curing them.
A shrine to Aesculapius was
established at Epidaurus in the fifth century BC. It may still be visited
There are thought to be
around 410 Aesculapian sanctuaries near Athens, generally being active from the
sixth century BC until the third century BC.
Prophecies would also be
given through dreams to those who slept in dream temples or
Almost like initiations of
the ancient mystery school teachings - certain would go to the temple - where
they would purify themselves first by making an offering to the Gods. Sometimes
there was an animal sacrifice such as a ram - its fleece removed and then used
as a sleeping mat inside the temple.
The magistrates of the city
also used the temple to receive answers to difficult
Chinese considered the
dreamer's soul to be the guiding factor of dream production.
The hun, or spiritual soul,
was thought to leave the body and communicate with the land of the
They also practiced
incubation in dream temples.
These temples served a
political purpose through the 16th century.
Any high official visiting
a city reported to a temple the first night to receive dream guidance for his
Judges and government
officials were also required to visit dream temples for insight and
God spoke to the
The time when a
prophetic dream occurred indicated when the event will take
The Sacred Books of Wisdom,
or Vedas, were written in India between 1500 and 1000 BC.
In the Vedas, dreams of
violence were thought to lead to success and happiness if the aggression was pro
actively handled in the dream, even if the dreamer gets hurt in the
If the dreamer remains
passive and becomes hurt by his own passivity, however, it was considered a bad
Van de Castle (1994) states
that these dreams might be more indicative of the dreamer's character than
prophecy, since "those who take an active role in their dreams are likely to be
more active, and therefore, more successful, in their daily
The Upanishads, written
between 900 and 500 BC, articulates two perspectives on dreams. The first
maintains that dreams are merely expressions of inner desires. The second
closely resembles the Chinese belief of the soul leaving the body and being
guided until awakened. It was also thought that if the sleeper was awakened
abruptly, the soul might not return to the body quickly enough and the sleeper
The 'Aboriginal Dream time'
is that part of aboriginal culture which explains the origins and culture of the
land and its people.
Aborigines have the longest
continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth - dating back - by
some estimates - 65,000 years. Dream time is Aboriginal Religion and
The Dream time contains
many parts: It is the story of things that have happened, how the universe came
to be, how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for humans to
function within the cosmos.
As with all other cultures
- it speaks of Earth's Creation by Gods and Goddesses - some of whom were kind
hearted - while others were cruel.
The Australian Aborigines
speak of jiva or guruwari, a seed power deposited in the earth. In the
Aboriginal world view, every meaningful activity, event, or life process that
occurs at a particular place leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth,
as plants leave an image of themselves as seeds.
The shape of the land - its
mountains, rocks, riverbeds, and waterholes - and its unseen vibrations echo the
events that brought that place into creation. Everything in the natural world is
a symbolic footprint of the metaphysical beings whose actions created our world.
As with a seed, the potency of an earthly location is wedded to the memory of
The Aborigines called this
potency the "Dreaming" of a place, and this Dreaming constitutes the sacredness
of the earth. Only in extraordinary states of consciousness can one be aware of,
or attuned to, the inner dreaming of the Earth.
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Many Native American tribes
believed that dreams revealed the hidden
wishes of the soul or the messages from
the Spirits above.
Dream Catchers help us to remember and work with our dreams. It is a very
serious tool that is much more than a decorative ornament. The opening in the
center determines the volume that you are asking to receive and parallels the
changes that will occur in your life.
I will be adding more pages
on dreams when I have time to write them. Until then, sleep well, rest, repose,
and be well.
Enchantress Of The Sacred
High Magical Arts