What is consciousness and why does it exist? How are we being conscious of our respective existence? How do we become aware of what is happening to us? How do we perceive things around us? How our brain generates a sense of consciousness?
These are some unsolved fundamental problems in Science.
One can define consciousness is the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of self hood, and the executive control system of the mind. We know that our consciousness depends upon the representation of objects/things and events/actions mapped through sensory modalities like touching, smelling, hearing, vision and taste. We become conscious of the objects/things and events/actions that the sensory system records. Our consciousness depends upon these mapped representations of objects and events constructed by our brain.
Such mappings by brain are necessary for consciousness but are these sufficient for consciousness to arise?
From decades researchers are probing brain with sophisticated imaging techniques. These techniques can pick simple changes in neural activity. But still fundamental phenomenon of consciousness remains unclear. Fundamental anatomy of thought is not yet detected. No scientist on earth knows how brain shapes our (human) nature?
However researchers do believe that consciousness (e.g. all mental processes of acquiring and understanding through thought, experience and senses) emerge from interplay of electro-chemical impulses along the brain circuitry.
This is the foundation upon which researchers at the Human Connectome Project, the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle are going to build future understanding of consciousness. They are going to chart the brain’s major circuits. For the first time researchers will prepare brain’s basic wiring diagram. The physical circuitry of the average brain contains about 100 billion specialized cells called neurons linked by 150 trillion or so connections known as synapses. Ultimately, researchers will have to document every microscopic link between every neurons (on the brain's 100 billion neurons) encompassing trillions of links.
This task is far beyond any laboratory's mapping capacity today. But anyhow, we assume that researchers are able to prepare brain’s basic wiring diagram successfully. In the end researchers will only be able to determine critical neural connections and this information will yield clues to the severe and chronic mental disorders like schizophrenia, autism and multiple sclerosis.
But still there are certain questions to be answered;
Will researchers ever be able to unlock the biological mechanisms behind feeling or emotions?
Will they ever be able to unravel how a sense of self-hood is created?
Will Science ever be able to answer all these questions?
Mysteries of consciousness, as well as, working of memory and dreaming process will remain fundamental unsolved problems in Science. While sleeping every day and night each of us on planet Earth is receiving cryptic messages in the form of dreams. “Someone” is always trying to guide us through our dreams.
As Science and scientists are still unable to discover the origins of our dreams, how can they decipher our dreams?
Mysteries of consciousness like working of memory and process of dreaming (a derivative of memory process) are fundamental unsolved problems in Science. While sleeping every day and night each of us on planet Earth is receiving these cryptic messages. “Someone” is always trying to guide us through our dreams. Science and scientists are still unable to accurately decipher our dreams.
Hippocrates believed that pictorial symbolism in dreams is derived from internal sensation.
Freud viewed dream as a picture puzzle of words and images. He postulated that primary input of the dream originated from the individuals day’s residue.
Carl Jung believed that dreams were messages to ourselves that help deal with present and past dilemmas, resolve inner conflicts and perhaps even try to solve most basic mysteries of life.
J. Allan Hobson dismisses Freud’s dream theory. He believes that dreams are a product of random stimuli originating in the brain stem (random neural firings) and integrated by the forebrain.
Sir Francis Crick provides an alternative to Hobson’s Model. He believes that during sleep we unlearn (Reverse-Learning) and unwire pathways for processing information in brain. By such unwiring brain remains adaptive to environmental contingencies.
Today’s researchers are and need to be interested in great mystery of how dreams originate. So far Science has discovered that dreaming brain is a measurable natural phenomenon. Scientists are trying to reveal underlying brain processes generating dreams. Scientific theories surrounding dreams are inadequate and incomplete. At present no single scientifically adequate neurological theory about dreams is available. Therefore we call dreams and their meanings a “Wonderfully Mysterious Phenomenon”.
As science has failed then what to do next!
So the world is much more complicated than can be explained by Science. It is only through the supernatural that we can understand the mystery of dreams and their meanings.
Types of the Dreams
To analyze our dreams, it is important to draw a line between different types of dreams. Our dreams have been grouped into three main categories;
Empty Fantasies originate from within and use input from memories and emotional residues of the day’s experiences.
Inspired Dreams are conceived as a result of physical or psychological problems (stimuli) or from unexplained insinuations (satanic or evil inspirations).
True Dreams or Divine Dreams are prophetic voices of future and is a divine gift to the inspired and insightful.
We can say that Sigmund Freud was able to recognize only Empty Fantasies. Carl Jung realized importance of divine dreams but was unable to link dreams with future. J. Allan Hobson discussed only inspired dreams. And no modern researchers even talks about True Dreams category.
True or Divine Dreams
By analyzing True or Divine Dreams one can learn about deep hidden secrets in cryptic messages. Not all but a certain number of dreams are a kind of disclosure of divine information in which people are informed not only about key future events but even about past events which were not understandable at that time. Throughout the ages there have been many reports of dreams of a visionary nature that provide guidance, comfort or "truth" from what appears to be a divine presence. Visionary dreams of a divine nature can be so striking that they change a person’s life, or the course of history.
Prophetic or divine dreams are linked to major disasters, wars, assassinations, accidents, lottery numbers or even with winning horse race. Such dreams have helped solve crimes. In recent history, Abraham Lincoln was said to have dreamt of his own body laying in a coffin two weeks before he his assassination. British engineer, John Dunne dreamt of the eruption of a volcano in France which came true.
One can say that divine dreams can indeed predict or foretell the future!
Language of the Dreams
Symbols are the language of dreams. Dream symbols generally incorporate a feeling (fear, jealousy, love etc.), a note (grandiose ideas, personality orientation, self-images, numbers), a message (insecurities, hidden plans, conspiracies), a warning (natural calamities, wars, accidents, relationship issues) or something unpredictable from your future. In our dreams we see or experience characters, objects, places, feelings, animals, numbers and colours.
Finding the meanings of a dream!
Dreams symbols transmit insightful and deeper meanings than thousands of words can convey. At the same time, symbols create confusion and leave us wondering “What my dream was”? You look for the meanings of dreams in Online Dream Dictionaries to interpret your dream. Each dream consists of various dream symbols. Each dream symbol carries multiple meanings and explanations. After trying various popular websites you finally find out that these meanings in no way offer even a starting point. In the end you are even more confused and depressed.
Try It Out!
Try out following few simple steps and you will realize that you have acquired the ability to interpret your dreams;
Always remember that each and every dream is not true or divine. It is very important to distinguish True Dream from Empty Fantasy and Inspired Dream to find Meanings of Dreams.
Avoid blindly consulting Dream Dictionaries. Most of the dream interpretation websites are based on physical or psychological perspectives like Freudian, Jungian etc. Some websites offer mythological viewpoint.
As we are trying to decrypt divine messages, it will be appropriate to apply reliable divine or prophetic knowledge to find the meanings of your dreams. That is the only way to interpret a true dream.
Please remember that each and every true dream carries more than one dream symbols. Each dream symbol has multiple dream meanings. Still you are confused with multiple meanings of dream symbols.
Don’t worry! Look closely at the objects, colours, numbers depicted in your dream. All symbols have significant importance.
Just select carefully the possible “Meaning Sets” for each dream symbol. Then make a subset of all meanings sets comprising of common or similar meanings in each set. It will be amazing to discover that intersection set of these “Meaning Sets” is consistently repeating the message hidden in your dream.
In the end, Always remember that an accurate dream interpretations can help dreamer to make important decisions in life relevant to health concerns, relationship issues, career question, security or any life struggle you may be experiencing.
With practice, you can employ your dreams to act as a pivot in designing your survival strategies.
Divinedreams.org website intends to provide simple yet powerful guidelines for understanding your dreams with reference to your waking life context and or your religious inner self.
We do not offer interpretations of your Day Dreams or Hallucinatory Dreams.
Our free "Dream Dictionary" has been translated into English from real divine resources which are universal in nature.