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Do You Understand the Language of Your Unconscious Mind

Do You Understand the Language of Your Unconscious Mind

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 Do You Understand the Language of Your UnconsciousMind?
The growth of knowledge gained by the human society in this age of information explosion istruly remarkable. What has been achieved in the 20th century alone is more than what wasacquired during the past 5000 years of human civilization. Modern Science claims to havedeciphered the secrets of Nature. This does sound credible, looking at the way science andtechnology have enabled today¶s man to use the hidden resources and powers of Nature tobestow enormous comforts on human life. However, the complexities of life, its deep roots andeternal linkage with Nature yet remain far beyond the reach of human intellect.The ocean of knowledge traversed by modern age largely pertains to matter-based sentientworld. The secrets of the inner world of life are yet to be uncovered. It is amazing that today¶sman, despite knowing so much about the world around him, knows so little about his own self!The more one tries to know the subtle world, the more enigmatic and mysterious it becomes.Let us take the case of human mind alone. What is it? What is it ¶made up of ¶? How does itfunction? How and why it thinks and feels the way it does? All this remains a mystery and aparadox."How the other creatures communicate?", and "How do they express their needs?", etc, hasbeen studied to a large extent. But, it remains to be known how the human mindcommunicates within its silent world? Research on human mind so far is mainly focused on theconscious mind and brain functions. While a lot more is still required to be known on theseaspects, the inner cores of the unconscious mind appear to be unknowable.People¶s conceptions of the unconscious mind are usually based on sheer imagination, illusions,or guesswork. However, it appears to be a common belief that the unconscious mind expressesitself via the language of dreams. But, we have no sound scientific basis to answer what aredreams? What is their genesis and nature? The enormous live examples of momentousguidelines revealed through dreams, which pose Nature¶s challenge before us, the intelligentbeings.The ¶language¶ of the unconscious mind and the world of dreams is as interesting andhypnotizing, as are its complexities and mysteries. A large number of erudite psychologistsopine that as the complications of human life cannot be resolved without experiencing itsmultiple dimensions in the worldly context, the same way, it would be necessary to experiencethe reflections of the unconscious mind before attempting an analysis of dreams. The savantsof yore seem to have a good hold on this rather occult field of knowledge. Study of dreams wasan established discipline of research and practical application in the ancient times. Scripturesmention of many instances when the seers and sages had made trend-setting predictions andgiven guidance based on the analysis of dreams. The rishis had acquired clear visions of thepast, present, and future through the ¶mirror¶ of dreams. Understanding of the language of dreams was also popular in the ancient times as a therapy.The impact of the unconscious mind in unfolding secret knowledge via the medium of dreamshas been accepted in the modern times too. Significant scientific discoveries of this age alsomaterialized through the inspirations, clues, ideas, or implications, received in the dreams:Neils Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of electronic orbits within an atom.This knowledge is the basis of the 20th century developments in Atomic Physics and alsoprovided a breakthrough for making hydrogen bomb. It is amazing to note that Bohr wasrevealed the clue of this momentous theory in a dream, which he saw in 1919. Neils¶s mind wasengrossed in investigating the atomic structures and properties those days when he oncedreamt that he was standing right inside the corona of the Sun surrounded by boiling gases andvapors; and many planets were orbiting around him. He also saw that all these planets andstars were ¶tied¶ by thin threads. They cooled down and congregated at a common center; but
were soon dispersed due to an explosion and then started rotating in different orbits aroundthis center. This dream gave the much ¶sought-for¶ hint to Bohr to visualize the nucleus of anatom and the orbits of its particles moving around this core.Elias Harve of France had designed the first model of a sewing machine. Everything wasworking fine except that he could not think about how to put thread in the needle to facilitatecontinuous stitching by this machine. Despite various trials he could not find any solution formany days. One night he slept while thinking about the problem. When he was fast asleep, hedreamt that he had been surrounded by a group of barbarous tribes. He saw that these hunterswere trying to kill him by the sharp daggers in their hands«. Suddenly he noticed that therewas a fine hole in the dagger¶s sharp tip through which a piece of cloth (a flag) was hanging.The dream ended abruptly here but its memory remained fresh in Harve¶s mind when he wokeup in the morning. The picture of the hole in the dragger¶s tip seen in the dream becameclearer in his mind and sparked off the idea of making a sharp hole at the tip of the needle forthe purpose of threading«. This is how a dream led to a great invention of the modern era.Interestingly, the method of large-scale production of bullets was also ¶learnt¶ through a dream.Until about two centuries ago, lead balls were used in the ¶pull and press¶ type guns. Thesetypes of guns may now be seen in some backward villages, where people use them to scareaway the wild animals. These guns were used in the battlefield those days. Production of thebullets was a tedious task as these were prepared by stretching lead wires or cutting leadsheets and then shaping them round. James Watt found this process too cumbersome andcrude but he had no alternate solutions. His scientific instinct began searching for easiermechanisms. One of these days he dreamt that he had been blown away by stormy winds.Suddenly it started pouring. He was amazed to see (in the dream) that instead of water orsnow this was a rain of tiny balls of lead. It clicked to him in his dream state that this was thealternative improved method of making bullets. He woke up the next moment but the cluesprovided by the dream were not clear to him. He had written at one place«. "I saw the samedream for four nights in a sequel. It forced me to think and decode the message conveyed by it- blow of wind, rains (stream of water) and lead balls«! One idea flashed that all this is anindication of blowing the drops of melted lead in water with the help speedy winds!"The above idea materialized soon thereafter, when James Watt experimented near a waterpond. Unlike today, there were no well-equipped laboratories for scientific experiments in thosetimes. James was looking for a pool of water near a huge tree or wall. He found a pond rightbehind a church. The place was breezy too. He got the permission to climb up the wall. Fromthere he showered the droplets of molten lead into the pond. To his surprise, these droplets of molten lead were getting converted into tiny solid balls in the pond. These were indeed the¶bullets¶ he saw in the dream.Rene Descartes is honored as a great mathematician and philosopher who laid the foundationof several major principles of mathematics and hence of modern science. His invaluablecontributions can be attributed to the three history making dreams, which he saw on the 10thNovember 1619 at around 3 a.m. in the early hours of dawn. Descartes was puzzled those daysby the complexities of his own life. The compulsions and attractions on the personal, social andreligious fronts on the one hand, and the adversities of circumstances on the other, had puthim in a great dilemma and he was unable to decide which way to go? What best to do? Heslept with these questions in mind that night when he saw three dreams in a sequel. The firsttwo offered some practical solutions to his family problems. The third one was indeedenlightening. He was given a clear direction and moral strength in this dream to devote his lifeto the evolution and expansion of mathematical knowledge.Descartes had dedicated his intellectual potentials and acumen for the noble cause vouchsafedto him in the dream. Thereby he had propagated a new line of thought, which was scientificallyexplicable and sound in reasoning. He had also incorporated the deeper elements of knowledgefrom religious philosophy. It is indeed remarkable to note that the basic philosophy of life andprinciples of knowledge, which have influenced the western society since past three hundredyears, were inspired by Descartes¶ unique dream.

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