To embark on a project of writing about dreams proves most difficult. Our dreams are so personal, filled with abstract states, emotions, and imaging. It is like writing a report on channel surfing, where the remote control is flipping with random speed. Then you must record what you saw, and interpret what the scenes meant to you, not to mention what they might mean to others. Yet this is not an attempt to group individual dream experiences into one category. I however hope to shed some light on this nocturnal phenomenon.
Within this Website you will find many sources quoted on the subject of dreams from Psychologists, to Myths and Legends. I also write from a personal perspective. My goal is too present a well rounded and educated source for anyone seeking dream info. I also hope this will be a source of enlightenment for those who suffer from "Old Hag", a little known "Sleep Disorder." However this is not a "dream dictionary". I do speak on the subject of interpretation, but I do not hope to tell you what your dreams mean.
We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep. Researchers agree that we dream each night, and when deprived of our dream state the human body and mind begin to break down. For those who swear no dreaming occurs I offer you this quote, "Psychological tests suggest that people who tend to avoid facing anxieties in daily life, may show a reluctance too remembering their dreams". We may not all believe in a higher power, religion, spirituality, or even have ethics, yet like it or not we all dream. We all share this magical experience, what a wonderful thing to have in common.
"No amount of skepticism and criticism has yet enabled me to regard dreams as
negligible occurrences. Often enough they appear senseless, but it is obviously
we who lack the sense and ingenuity to read the enigmatic message from the
nocturnal realm of the psyche. Seeing that at least half our psychic existence is
passed in that realm, and that consciousness acts upon our nightly life just
as much as the unconscious overshadows our daily life, it would seem all the more
incumbent on medical psychology to sharpen its senses by a systematic
study of dreams. Nobody doubts the importance of conscious experience; why
then should we doubt the significance of unconscious happenings? They also are
part of our life, and sometimes more truly a part of it for weal or woe than
any happenings of the day" Dr. Carl Jung