From the Abstract: "Theory of Precognitive Dreams"
With some assistance from Dr. Art Funkhouser who is one of the world leading researchers into Deja Vu and precognitive dream phenomena, I have put
together an abstract which breaks down precognitive dreams into different sub-types starting from lower-order precognitive dreams to higher-order
precognitive dreams. You can see where your own experiences with precognition relate to these categories. If you feel there are more categories
please let me know.
If you are not familiar with what precognitive dreams are, they are future events first observed in a past dream. The paper linked goes into far
greater detail then the categorizations which I am presented for this thread. This paper is public-domain, with no copyright and I am the author.
On the left side of the pictures we have the dream content if remembered, on the right side what future event they relate too.
Lower Order Precognitive Dreams
Déjà Vu Considered to be the most common experience with familiarity to new settings or events, déjà vu is common in most people (
). The question asked is, “Can some déjà vu be linked to precognitive dreams where
amnesia is a factor?”
In this example Phil has Sleep Induced Amnesia and has no recollection of where the memory imprint comes from. When he meets Jane, the familiar
pattern triggers a sense of déjà vu.
Déjà Rêve French for already dreamed, is a type of déjà experience sub - type described by Art Funkhouser Known as déjà rêve (already
dreamt), it is that form of déjà experience in which the person has the impression that he is reliving an experience he has had previously while
asleep (one usually says, in a dream). This explanation for déjà vu is one of the earliest, having been put forward by St. Augustine in the 5th
century (A.C.E. 416) [ 23 ] and offered among other possibilities by Sir Walter Scott (1815) [ 24 ], Funkhouser, [ 20 ] and Dr. Vernon Neppe [ 25 ] .
It can bring about the same sensations associated with Déjà Vu such as the Déjà Vu aura, goose - bumps etc. however the person links the memory
back to something dreamt in the past. Like the above Déjà Vu example, Phil has sleep induced amnesia but when the future event triggers memory when
he meets Jane, it triggers the memory stored from past dream content.
Symbolic Precognitive Dreams Dream symbolism abstracts the precognitive information and generally is not realized up until the actual event. It can be
very difficult to identify it as a type of precognitive dream ; however , certain symbols in the dream can match or greatly exaggerate the future
event when it actualizes. It is here that Phil has enough memory to write a dream journal entry: March 1 st , 2013 “Last night I had this strange
dream : I was at a circus and there was this attractive woman with brown hair.” He has enough memory of Jane that when he meets her he can recognize
her from the symbolic precognitive dream as she is the only relevant symbol to survive when the other content has been distorted by percept ion and
other psychological factors such as awareness in the dream .
Third - Person Precognitive Dream From a third - person vantage point, this type of precognitive dream can take on both symbolic and literal
similarities . However , it does not suggest that the information being observed will occur from a first - person point of view. In this case, Phil
isn't part of the dream's setting or location but rather observes the details from a third - person point - of - view and later sees the image on
the local news.
As Phil has working memory of the dream he enters it in his journal. March 1 st , 2013 “I had this horrible dream of a plane crashing into a
building. It was terrifying.”
The textual representation is easily dismissable as coincidence, what Phil saw as an image matches the same image he sees in the news. If fMRI could
have extracted Phil’s dream from the left frame, and matched the future event, then the arguments become less agreeable against the reality of
Probabilistic Precognitive Dream Probability plays a role when the dream content precedes the future data and events change the future outcome
slightly or even dramatically. Certain choices were made after the dream takes place cause the event to alter in some way . In this case, Jane at the
last minute is deciding over what to wear and the two choices result in a 50% probability that she may wear one or the other outfit. She's decided
not to wear her white dress shirt and jeans and opted to wear a gray vest and gray slacks over a whit e T - shirt. However, at the time Phil had the
dream she had chosen to wear the white dress shirt and jeans.
Phil's Journal Entry, “ I met this woman on some brick road near a restaurant. She was wearing a white shirt and jeans. She said her name was Jane.
Although the dream had striking similarities that Phil remembered ( the road, the restaurant and Jane ), it was the change of clothes that he didn't
remember so he chalked the dream up as being a very strange coincidence. As the last of the lower - order precognitive dreams, this demonstrates how
the different factors of memory, awareness, perception and probability affect the resulting future event compared to what is remembered or written
down in a journal .