All you need to know about dreams and interpretaions

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For the simplicity reasons dreams can be thought as rain clouds in the sky. Sometimes it may rain due to the clouds. At other times it is quite possible that clouds will not turn into rain depending upon the climatic conditions. Similarly dreams may come out to be true. As strong winds can disperse clouds without causing clouds to rain, similarly some spiritual or metaphorical events can prevent dreams from turning into reality. 

Only by seeing the clouds one cannot predict with precision whether it will rain or not. Only a meteorologist can specifically forecast showers with authenticity. Similarly conceiving a prophetic or realistic dream is not sufficient to be able to predict future happenings. Like every specialized fields, this field also requires aptitude, knowledge of specific set of rules and guides, extraordinary intuition and relevant experience. As in old times man was unable to exactly forecast a rain or weather conditions but today’s technological breakthroughs have enabled mankind to forecast weather with higher degree of accuracy. In the similar fashion it has now become possible to interpret dreams with accuracy by applying data analysis tools to an appropriate database of dreams and their interpretations. 

  1. Language and Dictionary of Dreams

    Generally all dreams comprise of symbolic imagery. Dream images are created from your own inner personal emotional associations with the dream character, object, feeling or sound in your dream. These pictorial metaphors construct a collage of emotionally significant associations which has meaningful relationships to waking life concerns. First of all one should be able to understand the language of metaphors or the language of dreams. Then one has to determine the dreamers associations with dream imagery with reference to the context. Finally develop a link between images and sounds conceived in a dream. You can work with your dream by figuring out what each image means to you. When you do you may get a connection between the dream and waking life. In this fashion dream language will make perfect sense once understood. 
    During the past, many scholars have tried to decipher the dreams and their meanings and have offered diverse elucidations for dreams in the form of “dream dictionaries”. Such dictionaries list common associations. Common dream dictionaries available on internet are often just guesses or the associations of the author based on cultural traditions. Some authors have developed dictionaries on psychological and neuroscientific reasons. Dream dictionaries developed on religious grounds are also available. These are useful for suggesting possible metaphors – but unless there is relevant experience “meaning” derived from dictionary may be wrong or inadequate. Experienced dream interpreters can work out different stories contained within a dreams but dreaming person can only best choose which story best fits to his circumstances.
  2. Dreaming Person’s Personality and Interpreter Personality

    The person who is dreaming is of significant importance towards accurate dream interpretation Dreaming person’s vision, memory, exposure to various situations in life, religion, beliefs habits, education, prosperity, status, virtues, qualities, integrity, boldness, etc. contribute towards perfection of interpretation. Before finalizing an interpretation of person, one should explore various factors of dreaming person’s personality.These may be (profession, last eaten food, last thought while sleeping).
    Similar set of qualities at an advance level is also necessarily required in dream interpreter for useful dream interpretation. 
  3.  Deducing Calendar of Events from Timing Of Dreams

Another important variable is the time at which someone dreams. Sometimes a dream may become true but at the same timing same dream may become untrue. It has been noticed that dreaming timing can significantly affect the interpretation rules. Therefore it becomes necessary to interpret dreams by taking into consideration dreaming timings. Dreams conceived at some particular time may be interpreted as real, but same dream conceived at some other time causes interpretation to turn around.

However the calendar of events seen in dreams cannot be exactly notified or shown in dream. These are usually attributing values to be deduced from dream. Following deductions have been made on the bases of experience;

  • Dreams seen in the first part of the night can become true in a period of five years.
  • Dreams seen during mid night can become true in five months.
  • Dreams seen near dawn can turn into reality within 10 days only.
  • Dreams seen near dawn are nearest to true dreams i.e these are likely to happen in similar way as dreamed and results are seen earlier.
NOTE: For the above timing time can be estimated by interpolation of dreams.
  • Dreams seem during spring season usually come true but after longer periods.
  • Dreams seem during summer season usually come true soon.
  • Dreams seen in autumn and winter usually do not come true.

4.   Dream  Recall and Dream Narration 

 For correct interpretations, dream recall and dream narration to the interpreter has major significance. For accurate results dreams should be narrated with as much accuracy as possible. No parts should be skipped or concealed due to any reason. Dream narration ultimately depends upon dream recall. Dream recall largely depends on dreamer’s interest in recalling dreams and mind-set about dreams. Those people having a positive attitude towards dreams can recall dreams well. People or groups of people taking an active interest in recalling a dream especially on a particular night, or during a period of nights, they are more likely to do so. In a study it was found that there was a significantly higher proportion of dream recall in creative people. Dream recall is greater in those with greater memory capability for visual images. Researchers have related dream recall to certain personality factors [Islamic factors of personality] that closely correlate with dream recall including: tolerance of ambiguity, openness to experience, absorption, creativity, fantasy-proneness and ability to be hypnotized.

Dream recall may also be related to one’s sleeping habits. On the occasions when we recall multiple dreams from the same night, it is often observed that a similar theme runs through each dream segment, but that each segment approaches that theme with a slightly different storyline, or set of characters and outcome. It is learning effect in dream experience. Normally we are able to recall dreams that are closer to our wake up timing. 

One’s faith, attitude and perception towards dreams might prevent dream recall. This factor has also been pointed out in above findings.

Transition in sleep stages as shown in figure 1 may also prevent us from dream recall and this fact is supported by recent research. Normally during sleep there is a movement from stage-1 sleep to stage-4 sleep and between these stages of sleep. If dreamer awakes during such transitions, he will be unable to recall any dream.