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Today, many people dream of a place called Atlantis, merging this reality with their experiences there. They often view themselves in the final days of Atlantis, before it allegedly sank into the 'sea of creation' as it is a parallel running grid. Our dreamtime is spent in parallel grids of experience. The fall of Atlantis mirrors our current experience in which we are shown through dreams, and meditations, the ending of this reality and the beginning of a Golden Age, the Alchemy of Consciousness through time and illusion, dreams and projected reality. Many people see themselves as priests or priestesses storing or hiding information in crystals as Atlantis fell. This information would be found in our 'current' [as in electromagnetic energies] time line, in computer technology, communication devices using crystals, crystal grids, gemstones and more. To Dream of Atlantis ... or any lost or alien civilization
is to remember one's destiny and the geometry of creation. Egypt .
Ancient Egyptians had great temples which they used for initiations and as dream shrines .Originally dreams were thought to be part of the supernatural world.
. The recording of dreams in Egypt may be traced back to 2000 B.Dreams where the Gods were demanding some type of action. Egyptians were among the early civilizations to attempt interpretation of their dreams. They believed there were three main types of dreams. they would sleep in a temple.as they believed that the Gods showed themselves in dreams. were the Egyptians wrote these dreams on papyrus with dreams symbols.C. . The King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid was one such place. The Egyptians believed dreams were based on real events. which was then called a Master of the Secret Things. Egypt was where the process of "dream incubation" began.Those that happened as a result of ritual.Dreams that contained warnings. Egyptian Dream Scrying Greece . . would be consulted for the interpretations of that night's dreams. When a person was having troubles in their life and wanted help from their god. when they would wake the next morning a priest.
which deal with . His theory was simple: during the day. but within the five books he wrote. and exiting the same way after the divine message was delivered. wrote On Dreams. The fifth century BC marks the first known Greek book on dreams. during the night. and insomnium. Aristotle (384-322 BC) thought that dreams could be indicators of conditions within the body. we dream. wrote on The Interpretation of Dreams (Oneirocritica). Hippocrates (469-399 BC). his contemporary. He did not believe they were divinely inspired. written by Antiphon. he describes two classes of dreams: somnium. the Greeks developed the belief (through contact with other cultures) that souls left the sleeping body. Therefore. He was so trusting of dream messages that he carried out operations on the basis of his dream interpretations. He hypothesized that external stimuli are absent during sleep. entering through a keyhole. an Athenian statesman. the soul receives images. which forecasts the future. emphasized the need to observe dreams carefully for clues to healing. the father of medicine and Socrates' contemporary. a Greek physician born in 129 AD. it produces images." His theory is extensive. describes this as the "best source we have for the dream interpretation practices of antiquity. Artemidorus.The earliest Greek view of dreams was that the gods physically visited dreamers. Galen. so dreams are manifestations of a profound awareness of internal sensations which are expressed as dream imagery. During this century.
Circumstances at the time of the dream 3. Prophecies would also be given through dreams to those who slept in dream temples or shrines. . Images that are natural. Dreams also aided in their practice of medicine. A shrine to Aesculapius was established at Epidaurus in the fifth century BC. He stated that the dream interpreter should have information about the dreamer including: 1. Almost like initiations of the ancient mystery school teachings. generally being active from the sixth century BC until the third century BC. Sometimes there was an animal sacrifice such as a ram. certain would go to the temple. Incubation The practice of dream incubation was at least as important to the Greeks as it was among Mesopotamians. Night after night they would sleep and sometimes this would go on for weeks or even months until they had the "right" dream. It may still be visited today. Aesculapius was a Greek healer who was believed to be the son of Apollo. its fleece removed and then used as a sleeping mat inside the temple. lawful and customary for the dreamer 2. sleep. and hope to have a dream that assured a return to good health. China Chinese considered the dreamer's soul to be the guiding factor of dream production. The magistrates of the city also used the temple to receive answers to difficult questions. and Chinese. sending sick people to particular temples in those places where the "gods of the body" had their shrines. There are thought to be around 410 Aesculapian sanctuaries near Athens. The most famous for dream pilgrimage was the Aesculapius at Epidaurus. The ailing Greeks would visit these temples. Aesculapius visited sleepers. Dreamers occupation and personality Healing. perform various religious rites. Egyptians. He was linked with cults that began the practice of dream incubation. where they would purify themselves first by making an offering to the Gods.contemporary matters and are affected by the state of the body and mind. miraculously curing them.
Any high official visiting a city reported to a temple the first night to receive dream guidance for his mission. The time when a prophetic dream occurred indicated when the event will take place. Judges and government officials were also required to visit dream temples for insight and wisdom.The hun. was thought to leave the body and communicate with the land of the dead. The Sacred Books of Wisdom. were written in India between 1500 and 1000 BC. These temples served a political purpose through the 16th century. or Vedas. . India God spoke to the dreamer. Hindu. They also practiced incubation in dream temples. or spiritual soul.
articulates two perspectives on dreams. Aborigines have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth. however. since "those who take an active role in their dreams are likely to be more active. Australian Dreamtime The Time Before Time.000 years. If the dreamer remains passive and becomes hurt by his own passivity. in their daily lives" The Upanishads. more successful. and therefore. it was considered a bad omen. 65. written between 900 and 500 BC. . the soul might not return to the body quickly enough and the sleeper could die. dreams of violence were thought to lead to success and happiness if the aggression was pro actively handled in the dream. The first maintains that dreams are merely expressions of inner desires.In the Vedas. Dreamtime is Aboriginal Religion and Culture. The second closely resembles the Chinese belief of the soul leaving the body and being guided until awakened. by some estimates. dating back. Van de Castle (1994) states that these dreams might be more indicative of the dreamer's character than prophecy. The Place of Creation The 'Aboriginal Dreamtime' is that part of aboriginal culture which explains the origins and culture of the land and its people. It was also thought that if the sleeper was awakened abruptly. even if the dreamer gets hurt in the process.
and waterholes . riverbeds. As with all other cultures. In the Aboriginal world view. rocks.The Dreamtime contains many parts: It is the story of things that have happened. Only in extraordinary states of consciousness can one be aware of. how the universe came to be. The shape of the land. and its unseen vibrations echo the events that brought that place into creation. event. Everything in the natural world is a symbolic footprint of the metaphysical beings whose actions created our world. every meaningful activity. a seed power deposited in the earth. or life process that occurs at a particular place leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth. how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for humans to function within the cosmos. More About Dreamtime North American Indians . the potency of an earthly location is wedded to the memory of its origin. or attuned to. Wandjina. some of whom were kind hearted. The Aborigines called this potency the "Dreaming" of a place. As with a seed. the inner dreaming of the Earth. as plants leave an image of themselves as seeds. The Australian Aborigines speak of jiva or guruwari. its mountains. it speaks of Earth's Creation by Gods and Goddesses. and this Dreaming constitutes the sacredness of the earth. while others were cruel.
Dream Catchers Spider Woman .
Questions typical of the period were "Are dreams sent by God to a person of superior virtue? Or are they sent by demons to a person who has fallen from grace?" Beginning with the dawn of the Christian era until the time of Sigmund Freud. It is a very serious tool that is much more than a decorative ornament. It was a cave known as St. dreams were not regarded as important.Many Native American tribes believed that dreams revealed the hidden wishes of the soul or the messages from the Spirits above. Japan The Emperor's palace contained a dream hall with an incubation bed. Ireland." dreams fell into disrepute. The Western Post-Classical View During the European Middle Ages. Dream Catchershelp us to remember and work with our dreams. Ireland Another famous dream shrine was located in Lough Derg in Donegal. Priests consulted oracles and shrines for guidance to try and make sense of dreams. When a person was sick. a Priest would interpret the dream and then give advice on healing. People would entomb themselves in tiny cells for up to nine days waiting for a vision of what was waiting for them in hell. Every Roman Legion had a soothsayer to try and make sense of 'nocturnal visions'. Patrick's Purgatory. Modern Times: Dreams in the 20th Century . Japanese Emperors also incubated their dreams at a Shinto Temple at Usa on the southern island of Kyusha. As society became more "structured. Rome The Romans had strong views on dreams. Muslims In Mohammed's sacred book a distinction is made between true dreams from God and false dreams. Later on dream interpretation became associated with astrology. Rituals were used to create good dreams. The opening in the center determines the volume that you are asking to receive and parallels the changes that will occur in your life. dreams were often studied in the context of their relationship to God. Emperor Augustus ruled that anyone who had a dream about the state must proclaim it in the market place. They believed dreams were messages from the Gods. Churches had little appreciation for the use of dream interpretation.
and many natural objects such as sun. the demon. Jung thought that dreams could help us grow and heal through use of archetypal symbols. fairy tales. the process of individuation gaining a higher state of consciousness through a broadened state of awareness can occur. God. moon. magic. the hero. but that they are all parts of "one great web of psychological factors.Sigmund Freud gave new life to the lost art of studying dreams in his major work. This enables one to overcome many personal problems. Jung believed that the deeper layer of unconscious. such as spontaneous dream symbols. By learning to observe the patterns within one¹s dreams and learning to consciously interpret symbolic content. Jung estimated that he interpreted over 80. the child. Many of the symbols or images from these dreams will return with each dream. fears and anxieties while realizing full potential. Among the numerous archetypes he documented are those of birth. and religions. "Man never perceives anything fully or comprehends anything completely". death. The unconscious "reenacts" these glimpses of the past. movies and people seen the previous day also play a role in dreaming. Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams). Jung also concluded that dreams are not only relevant to the dreamer's life. Both are to help us comprehend the world around us. are mental images from the collective unconscious which help us to recognize and integrate the parts of ourselves that we have disowned or are apprehensive about. the wise old man. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was interested in Freud's ideas that he visited him in Vienna in 1907. the Earth mother. their correspondence was terminated due to differences in their beliefs. rebirth. and animals. problems. These symbols. . Sometimes referred to as day residue. power. in the form of a dream.000 dreams by the time he retired in his 80s. he surmised that dreams and their universal imagery seemed to follow a pattern among all individuals with whom he worked over time. as seen in religious symbolism." Such things as events. rivers. as well as dreams. these memories leave impressions for the unconscious to deal with when the ego is at rest. In his quest to discover the role of dreaming. there is an unconscious use of symbols. Jung proposed. After 330 letters were exchanged. the trickster. Freud (1949) believed that dreams were "delusions and illusions of a psychosis" and contained mostly hidden wish fulfillment. Through these. stars. is an inborn and universal part of the unconscious identical in all people. written in 1899. whether sleeping or awake. fires. He concluded that symbolic terms are used to represent concepts that we cannot grasp. Jung believed that recurring dreams are proof that dream-manifested issues neglected in a conscious mode will show up repeatedly in dreams to demand attention. There is a conscious use of symbols. Various archetypes are represented within myths. Jung came to believe that dream contents present us with revelations that uncover and help to resolve emotional issues. religious issues and fears. which he calls the collective unconscious.
It is helpful for the dreamer to experience this process with each part of the dream in order to learn about and reassimilate the disowned parts of self. for example. .drugs and effects on dreaming. lucidity during dreams .gender differences in dream content. In this case of a glass house. Much dialogue (between dreamer and dream object) is used in gestalt dream work. the dreamer might surround another member of the group as walls of a house would. He might then act out being the house. as it becomes a mental-block breaker. the dreamer might describe himself as transparent. Other 20th century dream theorists including Adler.depression and effects on REM. .Gestalt therapy. Horney. Rather than interpreting and linking the dreams with past history. developed by Frederick (Fritz) Perls. Hartmann and Piotrowski studied dreams. Heidegger. . . inviting structure for another.the healing properties of dreams. . . For instance. Buhler. Boss.emotions and effect on dreaming . Perls has the dreamer act out all aspects of the dream. and another method of self-discovery. Maslow. is interested in immediate emotional dream work. fragile or easily shattered. The broad range of current dream-related research includes: . might find it useful to be the house and describe himself as such. Erikson. Someone dreaming of a glass house. Greene. Garfield.learning during sleep. A common thread among most is that dreams provide opportunities for intrapersonal and interpersonal growth.non-REM dreaming. .sleep deprivation and effects on dreaming. thus becoming aware of how it feels to be a warm.
We are the Dream Weavers taking flight. ~ Ellie Crystal ~ .
.Your dreams are the doorways to the evolution of consciousness frozen in time.
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