i love sleeping and i love dreaming cause idk i just cant wait to see what will happen. but the thing that gets to me is in most of my dreams i talk
to people that i have never seen before. or when i have a really good dream with a girl i dont know who she is .. im guessing they are dead and they
are just contacting me.. idk anyone have a idea?
Huhuh, that's always stumped the experts; you can shrug and go about yer bidness, start reading theorists like Carl Jung, as Enigma outlines, or, you
can see what the sleep scientists do to explore those aspects of dreaming..
There's the Content Analysis model,
there's the Activation-Synthesis model,
there's Mitcheson's "dreaming-as-UN-learning" model,
then again, you could learn Lucid dreaming and produce any person you want to meet, model,
or you could let the left side of your brain go on cruise control and assign some type of mystical significance to those who populate your dreams.
Personally, I think such an approach is an intellectual cop-out and automatically and for the rest of your life, you get used to assigning all such
mentation to "other entities"...and take no responsibility for your own actions, let alone, your own -dreams-
Here's an excellent and full bibliography of dream theory, produced by the
good people at Electric Dreams and one of the hardest working Dream-dude on the Net, Richard Wilerson, in which you will find the entire spectrum of
theories and dreamwurk. It would be hard -not- to learn something by starting there....and if you begin, even casually, now, at this time in your
life, you could be the master of your dreams in just a few years, and you wouldn't need to ask "how come......" because you'll have answered this
query for yourself.
Doing something as simple as starting a dream diary can be an excellent first step...and we all know what Confuscius said about that "first step",
Heres the link:
On a related note, one of the many dream-oriented sleep studies I took part in years ago had to do with the "temporal regressiveness" of dream
After a year and a half, countless hours hunched over an EEG and doing awakenings on the volunteers (Freshmen...ha!), it was found that the time
orientation of dream content, and the people who populate them, changes through the REM sequence, such that a direct correlation was found between
that and body temperature.
The first REM or two usually involves a relatively contemporary setting, populated by individuals or composites of individuals, you are dealing with
here and now.
As the body temp drops, and you sequence into REMs 3 and 4, all those aspects travel backwards in time, as you integrate or re-live, situations very
similar to problems you face in the here and now.
Then, the last REM of the night, as the body temp bebounds in anticipation of the coming awakening, the dream content merges aspects of all previous
REMs and people, and has a tendency to intellectually and emotionally prepare you for those things that you will be dealing with in the next 24 to 72
Pretty cool, huh?
Anyway, bubbabak says: INVESTIGATE and EDUCATE! yourself when you come upon questions such as you devise, above; and that link I provided will go a
long way to doing just that, should you care to pursue such a course.
Cheers and happy dreaming!