2. WHICH SCIENCE STUDIES DREAMS? Exploration of the mechanisms of dreaming The influences on dreaming Disorders linked to dreaming
3. WHY DO WE DREAM? Sigmund Freud Dreams were manifestations of our unfulfilled and repressed desiresOthers Dreams are simply a side effect of our brain’s activity in REM sleep Deirdre Barrett (Harvard psychologist) Process the thoughts and problems that trouble us during our waking hours Way to process the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that isn’t possible during our usual reality The likely answer is that your dreams have evolved to fulfill multiple functions There’s still much about sleep and dreams we really don’t know
4. DREAMS IN THE PASTThey have been a topic of study dating as far back as 4000 B.C.During the Roman Era some dreams were submittedto the Roman Senate for analysis and dreaminterpretation. They were thought to be messages from the gods. Dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battles and campaigns
5. THE MEANING OF OUR DREAMSINSIGHT FROM DREAMS We open our minds to different levels of our unconscious. The feeling that accompanies the dream reveals how our soul feels about events, decisions or conditions. The more we learn to recall and understand dreams, the better we understand our deeper motivations, fears, desires and unconscious knowing.
5. THE MEANING OF OUR DREAMS ‘Nothing occurs in our lives that is not first foresthadowed in our dreams’ Edgar Cayce
5. THE MEANING OF OUR DREAMSCorrelation between levels of consciousness and universal truthsConditions in the body that need attentionDynamics in our relationshipsDangers that need to be avoidedNon-physical experiences in other dimensions of life that help usexpand our consciousnessOpportunities that need to be seized
6. INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and contemporary of Edgar Cayces (The collective unconscious) lion • power death • change baby • A new ideaUniversal symbols