Picture this, you are walking down a country road. Everything is nice and peaceful, all of a sudden, you accidentally trip. But something is off…you haven’t hit the ground. You are falling and falling, everything is going black. You see something while falling, it appears to be the ground, but you’re so disoriented that you’re not sure. Then you reach it…and you wake up. That is what we call a falling dream. I have always found the world of dreams interesting. It’s a place where you can do things you couldn’t do in real life. It’s a place where you can have dreams that are pleasant, or dreams that can be nightmares. Today, I will be telling you about three things about dream interpretation…
History of dreams.
Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C., where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to talk about our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and have strived to understand them.
In some primal societies, members were unable to distinguish between the dream world and the waking world. Or they could simply choose not to make the distinction. They saw that the dream world was not only an extension of reality, but that it was a more powerful world.
In the Greek and Roman eras, dreams were seen in a religious context. They were believed to be direct messages from the gods or from the dead. The people of that time look to their dreams for solutions on what to do or what course of action to take. They believed dreams forewarned and predicted the future. Special shrines were even built where people can go there to sleep in hopes that a message could be passed to them through their dreams. Their belief in the power of a dream was so strong that it even dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help with war strategy.
Common Elements of Dreams
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