There seems to be more than one ATS member with the idea that people in dreams can ONLY come from faces and people you have seen in real life ...
whether consciously or subconsciously.
I have no idea where they get this mis-informed tripe ... but, it's certainly not from experience!
There are many kinds of dreams; but, I'm only focusing on "common" everyday dreams.
So, for those who have been mis-taught and believe that dream faces and people only come from people we have seen (directly or indirectly -
consciously or subconsciously) tell me where I saw THIS person I just dreamed of.
The eyes were 4X normal size, the eye was surrounded by normal-sized eyes ... roughly 12 across the top and 8 underneathe in a design much like
eyeliner. Last, at the apex where the cheek, nose bridge and tear duct meet was a double-sized normal eye.
Now ... you can google up deformed babies and people all day ... where do you find one that looks like that?
The idea that dreams can ONLY know what we know ... isn't true.
Show me a face like that!
Now, I figure the dream I just had was symbolic!
The main eye - the American public OR the President
The 12 eyes - who knows - only the legislative branch is missing in my analogy.
The 8 eye - 8 Supreme court justices and
The tear duct eye - the Chief Justice.
Sure, my symbology very well may be mis-interpreted. But, you get the jest. It's an abstract symbolic dream.
The point is ... for those who believe dream people can ONLY be people you've met, know, have seen, etc. in waking life ... show me pics of this
person. They'd be so monstrous that there would certainly be a write-up somewhere on this person.
After you show me that, explain why nobody in my dreams look like the person I know whom they "represent" in my dream.
Also, please advise where you got the absurd idea that dreams cannot contain anything new?
If EVERYTHING "envisioned" is something that already exists ... then nothing new could ever be invented.
edit on 8/4/2012 by Trexter Ziam because: typo