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There are innumerable theories of dream function (Dallett, 1973). All of them are highly speculative and difficult to refute in a definitive way, and they therefore linger despite a lack of evidence for any of them. This situation also provides a fertile terrain for new and unlikely theories based on analogies drawn from each development or discovery in other areas of research. This search for a function seems necessary and sensible to most people, but it rests on the false "adaptationist" assumption that "all the things that have form have function" (Thompson, 2000, p. 1014). In fact, many structures and processes persist even though they have no function, and dreaming may be one of them (Flanagan, 1995; Flanagan, 2000a).
You will discover, as I did, throughout scripture, that all of our dreams are messages from God with a purpose in mind; (to expose negative and positive characteristics), to reveal a mystery about ourselves (hidden agendas, talents, gifts, solutions to a problem, warnings of possible illness, and other things about ourselves which we are unaware of). Dreams also reveal future events, potential danger, as well as healing dreams for both the mind and body.