Monday, 5 October 2015


I once had an employee who believed that while she was asleep she could leave her body and go off to visit her relatives some hundreds of miles away in Sumatra.

Australian Aborigines believe that people leave their bodies during sleep, and temporarily enter the Dreamtime.

Australian Aborigines believe that in dreams dead relatives communicate their presence. At times the departed relatives may bring healing.

Australian Aborigine Dream Beliefs

Some Indigenous American tribes believe that dreams are a way of visiting one's ancestors.

Alice in Wonderland.

Today, about one-third of hospital patients over the age of 70 have 'hallucinations' which they think are real.

Hallucinations in the Hospital.

One patient I know sees her departed father.

The Sumerians in Mesopotamia (Iraq, Syria, Kuwait) believed that the soul, or part of it, actually visits the places and persons experienced in dreams. 

The Babylonians and Assyrians in Mesopotamia divided dreams into "good," which were sent by the gods, and "bad," sent by demons.

Ancient Egyptians believed that dreams brought messages from the gods.

In Chinese history, some people wrote of part of the soul leaving the body during sleep to travel in a dream realm.

The Indian text Upanishads, says that dreams can be expressions of inner desires, and, can involve the soul leaving the body and being guided until awakened.

The ancient Greeks believed that the Greek god Morpheus sent warnings and prophecies in dreams.

The Greeks borrowed the idea that souls leave the body during sleep.

The Roman philosopher Cicero believed that all dreams are produced by thoughts and conversations a dreamer had during the preceding days.

Jacob's dream of a ladder of angels, 1690, by Michael Willmann. Jacob's dream of a ladder

Most of the dreams in the Bible are in the Book of Genesis.

The ancient Hebrews believed that dreams can be the voice of God.

The Hebrews differentiated between good dreams (from God) and bad dreams (from evil spirits).

St. Augustine and St. Jerome claimed that that they gained useful insights from their dreams.

Martin Luther, however, believed dreams were the work of the Devil.


Some philosophers and scientists believe that the "physical world" may be an illusion.

In the Taoist book Zhuangzi, by Zhuang Zhou, we read:

"Once upon a time, Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting about happily enjoying himself. 

"He did not know that he was Zhou. 

"Suddenly he awoke, and was palpably Zhou. 

"He did not know whether he was Zhou, who had dreamed of being a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhou. 

For the Hindus, Brahman (God) is everything, and is both in the world and not in the world, at the same time.


In the 17th century, Descartes wrote that a mind can exist without a body.

Meditations on First Philosophy.


Freud taught that the content of dreams is the result of unconscious wish fulfillment.

Freud saw dreams as a "road to the unconscious."

Freud argued that important unconscious desires often relate to early childhood memories and experiences.

Freud thought there was a possibility that dreams can be linked to telepathy.

Carl Jung wrote that dreams are messages to the dreamer and that the messages can help the dreamer to solve emotional or religious problems.

Jung wrote that recurring dreams mean that the dreamer is neglecting an issue related to the dream.

Jung believed that memories formed throughout the day also play a role in dreaming.

The unconscious deals with these when the ego is at rest.

Jung wrote that while dreaming we may tune in to the collective unconscious.

Jung also wrote about symbols in dreams.

For example, in your dream your wife might be represented by Britney Spears, or your boss might be represented by Adolf Hitler, or your workplace might be represented by Disneyworld.


Jie Zhang proposes that the function of sleep is to process, encode, and transfer the data from the temporary memory store to the long-term memory store.

Deirdre Barrett describes dreaming as simply "thinking in a different biochemical state" and believes people continue to work on all the usual problems in that state.[71]

From the 1940s to 1985, Calvin S. Hall collected more than 50,000 dream reports at Western Reserve University.

Hall's studies indicated that participants from varying parts of the world demonstrated similarity in their dream content.

Hall found that in dreams different locations and objects continuously blend into each other.

In the Hall study, the most common emotion experienced in dreams was anxiety.



Hall found that sexual dreams occur no more than 10% of the time and are more prevalent in young to mid-teens.

Daydreaming can be useful.

There are numerous examples of composers, novelists and filmmakers, developing new ideas through daydreaming. Similarly, research scientists, mathematicians and physicists have developed new ideas by daydreaming about their subject areas.


  1. Why post Judy Garland over the rainbow and Ashley Tisdale with Mickey Mouse ears? Both of these things are linked to Monarch Programming as you already know. Do you want your readers to dissociate?

  2. Very interesting. I've read Jung....never had anytime for Freud after his infamous remark to Jung on entering America: "We bring a Plague". The kikester scumbag sure did. And we are still paying for it to this day.

  3. A note about tax in a system of publicly owned banks.

    If there is too much money in the economy chasing too few goods the government will tax people to rein the back in some of the money to stop inflation. This doesn't mean that the government is taking your money away as such, it is just ensuring your money keeps it value by stopping inflation. This also keeps your savings safe too, so they will keep their value.

    If the Left could catch on about how money is made and how it works in an economy the Right would be finished. A government could create debt free money to spend on public services, like high quality health care, high quality old age care, free universities which would be an investment into our country's future, publicly run trains and essential services like gas and electricity. The government, which means us, the people, will make the profits on the utilities instead, not the idle mega rich, aka the ruling class, aka the bankers, aka the one percent.

    So we could have low cost public services as well as super low taxes too. The Conservatives would then be finished. The Conservatives would become the high tax party because they would be against public banks and would be trying to protect their buddies (and families) in the private banking sector. And the propaganda would be rife because the mega rich bankers, the ruling class, would fight very hard to keep their free money supply. They will use the whole media that they own and go on and on about the bogeyman of inflation to trick people.

    Because government money made from public banks pays the wages of the public sector, the workers would then spend their money into the wider economy. This is great for private business and so the private sector prospers too. The government money then becomes part of the wages of people who work in the private sector and this gives them the money to pay off the interest on their loans. In this way society doesn't get loaded with excessive debt like it does now, so people retain their spending power and capitalism works so much better.

    This mixture of private and public service is perfect for business, and the talented can peruse their wealth as they have always done, which will supply the superb products and services which we all enjoy. The schism between left and right would be over, and the fat cat ruling class would have to start working for a living instead of poncing off the rest of us.

  4. If one were to accept the concept of "the devil" (which I don't), the Hebrews would qualify as some of his most dedicated acolytes.

    "Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and for my own part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel."
    -- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (1794)

  5. Thomas Paine: Essay On Dream

    Excerpt: absurd it is to place reliance upon dreams, and how much more absurd to make them a foundation for religion; yet the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten by the Holy Ghost, a being never heard of before, stands on the foolish story of an old man's dream. "And behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not thou to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." -- Matt. 1. 20.

    After this we have the childish stories of three or four other dreams: about Joseph going into Egypt; about his coming back again; about this, and about that, and this story of dreams has thrown Europe into a dream for more than a thousand years. All the efforts that nature, reason, and conscience have made to awaken man from it, have been ascribed by priestcraft and superstition to the working of the devil...

    Read the rest:

  6. May as well listen to some music:

    Enigma - Erotic Dreams Bootleg (Full Album 2005) HQ

    Although according to the comments, "Sounds nice, but this is not Enigma..." "that group is not ENIGMA it's PERU"

  7. In the interview 'Carl Jung on Accepting the Darkness of Self and Others' we hear Alan Watts' voice.

    Your take on Mr Watts in 2010:

    A useful Jungian perspective on integrating the Shadow as it appears in dreams (or nightmares) from Sam Woolfe:

    1. Many thanks! I'll make use of the Sam Wolfe article in a future post.

      - Aangirfan.

  8. More Paine:

    "The Christian religion begins with a dream and ends with a murder."

    1. you do know the technology exists to fabricate dreams and visions.