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Originally posted by slank
I am sure in dreams & imagination we push the boundaries & create interesting & odd juxtapositions/connections,
But i am pretty sure we don't create whole fabrications that might reflect an entirely new alien universe of operation.
I don't think it would have any meaning to us. Perhaps it wouldn't even register in our brains.
It is said by many that we cannot dream our own death, but I have had maybe 5 or 6 dreams where I have died, everything from Plane Crash, bus Crash to being Stabbed and squashed in doors!!
... if you can think it then you can dream it meaning that if there is anything we cannot dream about then we also cannot think about it therefore we can never answer this question!
Originally posted by game over man
I starred you OP, for the use of the word forbidden. I like that, in Hawaiian Language forbidden is Kapu (Cah-Poo).
Originally posted by WeShallBeFree
Technically if you can think it then you can dream it meaning that if there is anything we cannot dream about then we also cannot think about it therefore we can never answer this question!
Originally posted by eight bits
So far as I can tell, the idea that we cannot dream our own death is a misunderstanding of a remark by Freud, that the ego cannot trully concieve of its own non-existence.
Obviously, that's not necessarily the same thing as bodily death. Both religion and dream can supply an "afterlife." Also, the remark is tautological: there is nothing to experience in non-existence, so of course you cannot conceive experiencing it, conceive "what it would be like not to exist."
Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
One cannot dream of 2-Dimensional beings.
I say this because existence itself lies in at least 3 spatial dimensions. E.g. Without thickness, no physical existence.
It then follows that one can never imagine or dream of purely 2-Dimensional beings.
Originally posted by AG123
Just a thought, what about having a dream but watching it through somebody elses point of view with the ability to see your self and your actions. Any one ever had any of these ?
You've obviously never read Flatland. You can dream of anything you have a decently well developed archetype for. Reading the novel Flatland will develop those 2D archetypes.
I had several 2D being dreams after reading that book. Just like I have zombie dreams after watching zombie movies.