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DREAM Another side of the real world…. Physiologically as a response to neural processes during sleep Psychologically as reflections of the subconscious.

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1 DREAM Another side of the real world…

2 Physiologically as a response to neural processes during sleep Psychologically as reflections of the subconscious Spiritually as messages from God or predictions of the future. Dreams from 3 Points of View :

3 What is DREAM? sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced while sleeping, particularly strongly associated with rapid eye movement sleep. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a normal stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eyes. During REM, the activity of the brain's neurons is quite similar to that during waking hours

4 During a typical lifespan, a human spends a total of about six years dreaming (which is about two hours each night Mark Solms suggests that dreams are generated in the forebrain Solms had access to patients with various brain injuries and began to question patients about their dreams and confirmed that patients with damage to the parietal lobe stopped dreaming

5 Definition of Dream (Psychology) B.S. Goel, Indian psychoanalyst and author of Psychoanalysis and Meditation, said: "All dreams reflect the desire of the jiva (individual consciousness) to merge with Shiva (cosmic consciousness)."

6 Dreams often contain significant information for us Dreams are an important key to self knowledge.

7 Functional Hypotheses of Dream Dreams regulate mood. Dreams allow the repressed parts of the mind to be satisfied through fantasy while keeping the conscious mind from thoughts that would suddenly cause one to awaken from shock. Bad dreams let the brain learn to gain control over emotions resulting from distressing experiences. Dreams may function like psychotherapy, by "making connections in a safe place" and allowing the dreamer to integrate thoughts that may be dissociated during waking life.

8 Dreams may compensate for one-sided attitudes held in waking consciousness. Dreams may communicate something that is not being said outright.

9 Ancient Belief of Dream The earliest cultures considered dreams to be of great importance and treated them with the utmost reverence. Dreams were glimpses of the divine world, possibly messages from gods or supernatural beings.

10 Ancient Egyptians: God communicated through dreams Ancient priests devised spells to bring dreams forth, so that their gods will answer their prayers. Biblical book of Genesis: Pharoah’s precognitive dream of seven fat cows

11 Ancient Greeks Dreams were the gods’ predictions of the future. Aristotle Disagree: -- fragments of recollections of events of the day.

12 Judaism: a traditional ceremony called hatovat chalom – literally meaning making the dream a good one. Through this rite, disturbing dreams can be transformed to give a positive interpretation by a rabbi or a rabbinic court.

13 Hindus: During sleep, we breathe in living energy called “prana”. Prana life force becomes like a holy fire that awakens the spirit and energizes us. According to the Vedas, during sleep it is possible to merge with the Supreme Consciousness. Capable of experiencing the whole of reality, perceiving the outer, inner world and other dimension.

14 What some other people think about DREAM? dreams are also capable of linking to a psychic world that allows precognition and telepathy.

15 Other associated phenomena Dreams of absent-minded transgression Dreaming and the “real world” Déjà vu Dream pre-programming

16 Déjà vu "already seen"; also called paramnesia One theory of déjà vu attributes the feeling of having previously seen or experienced something to having dreamt about a similar situation or place, and forgetting about it until one seems to be mysteriously reminded of the situation or place while awake.

17 Dream pre-programming a hypnotic practice used among some medical and stage hypnotists. allows the hypnotist to control (or let the patient control) their own dreams. They will control things with their mind. Dream pre-programming can also help someone for a test or a big event in life. get a level of confidence.

18 Interpretation of Dream Dreaming of Being Attacked and Chased -- under a lot of stress in the waking world Dreaming of Missing the Bus, Plane, etc -- feel like missing out on something Dreaming of Poor Performance -- feel like you are constantly being tested in your waking world. Dreaming of Natural Disasters -- may arise if you feel that you have personal problems which are raging out of control.

19 Dreaming of Things That Don't Work Properly (Phones, Doorknobs, etc) --might be a signal from your subconscious that a part of your body is not working properly. -- indicate that you are losing touch with something or someone in your waking life. Dreaming of Drowning and Falling --signify that you are feeling very overwhelmed in your current life situation. --might be interpreted as your basic survival instinct trying to take over to rescue your situation.

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