Wow... great thing somebody finally thought about posting on that matter!
I think I've been to lazy to do so...
As matter on fact I'm actually writing a book that's related to that theme in some ways, so I feel quite concerned about it... but that's all I can
tell you about that unfortunately.
The very fact that we make dreams -whose reason is still a mystery to science and to most of us, but too mysterious for surrealists and Freudian
theorists- might be one of the biggest evidences that we also are in a dream, thus leading us to the idea that death might not exist at all... but
would be only the end of our sleep. Instead of dying, we just wake up from the strange dream that is this life. I found that idea in the ancient
japanese book of the "Bushido" (the Way of the Samurai), but I'm pretty sure that there are some western or middle-eastern philosophers that
elaborated on the concept at some point in history -yet before the surrealists-, but I still have'nt found it. As far as I know, the best way to know
a little more about this is to go read some André Breton and the Surrealist Manisfesto. I know that Descartes gave way the idea that life may be a
dream (if you are because you think that you are, then that means dreams are not less real than reality is, as you are just as much conscious of
existing during REM phase of dreaminbg that you are when awake), but he never really did got further on it... well I have"nt read everything from
him, but it does'nt seems so...
Just as some of us -well I don't know about you but that happens to me frequently- have dreams that are so elaborated that they "dream inside
dreams", that they wake up form dreams, while they are still inside the dream world!!!
Another important evidence is -and it has some relation to Descartes`s paradigm- that there are no ways to prove the VALIDITY of what our senses
perceive, and more precisely of what our perception makes up for us, as well as there are no ways to prove to ourselves that it is more real than what
we perceive during dreams, aside from having the knowledge to wake up from dreams. But does the single knowledge of waking up makes dreams less
realistic? How does it? Well the very fact that we can wake up from dreams INSIDE of dreams could lead us to the evidence that only to awknowledge
waking up from a dream does`nt make things more real; and, well when each of us will die we will have the proof anyway, but I don't think I' reading
to make the jump to prove it...
I also think that there would very well be a conspiracy from some elite group to keep people into the "dreamworld" (that sounds a lot
"Matrix"-like, does'nt it? :lol
. All they would have to do, after all, is to create an elaborated system of control (which could be embodied by
the government, science, religion, the mass media, and corporate authority) whose essential purpose is to blind people from the truth, to just don't
even think of the possibility that this life might be fake. Not really to control their thoughs directly -it would be too much expensive and
complicated to set up a mass control system such as sophisticated, to my opinion-, but to "condition" people into believing in a particular
conception of both their personal existence and "Life" in a more global way. Isn't it what the medias are doing everyday, after all... propaganda?
Of course, here it`s POLITICAL propaganda that they do, but what if this would only be a level of propaganda, that`s hiding an whole deeper and larger
propaganda... about existence itself? And then the justice system and the economy would be there to keep people on the "right track", and to put
aside, temporarly or permanently, the people who don't fit well with the whole pattern, but putting them to jail of lowering their material
conditions. That would be somekind of spiritual war rather than a conspiracy... where the masses would be obviously the losing party..
Anyway, it's very fun to only think about such a philosophical -and yet spiritual- problem. And I guess I'm not done with my theory... still has
some stuff to learn and discover.
If you've got any links to any piece of knowledge about that, I'd be very interested that you post it, or send it to me, just for fun.
I guess that the freemason members of the Really Above Top Secret branch might possibly know of a few things on that matter too!