Dreams, conscience and behaviour

Humans are mammals and souls too – we are intelligent, emotional, instinctive and we move about. Our thinking and emotions are not well understood, we do not seem to know how our souls work. Our reactions are not always predictable or understandable, behaviour is sometimes hard to fathom. Group behaviour is another matter – how come several people like or dislike an idea?

So reality is all in your mind, differences may present themselves as you experience various circumstances, other people may have difficulty understanding you and you may have trouble understanding why you do things.

Understanding the origin of ideas is another riddle – where do ideas come from, how do some of them become important to you, even an obsession. We often develop ideas into more substantial constructions, and sometimes we build chimeras in our minds.

You hear things, you see things, your intellect leads in a direction, you decide, ideas grow or die.

Dreams also enter it. The old Greeks and Romans had massive action and thinking about dreams – they were important, they could lead to healing and cure, they could save you from death. They  had temples, rites, scholars, healers, oracles using dreams actively to heal, build understanding, move towards gods, find new levels of consciousness. They used incubation rituals to make dreams come to you, to challenge your thinking.

Modern man is interested in dreams too – it is part of modern psychology, and it appears it can be helpful for business helping you make more money.

This is an example of lost knowledge and knowledge that we stopped developing a long time ago. This is a paradox: Dream techniques obviously leads to better understanding of our souls, to know ourselves better. Maybe we could use dreams actively to understand ourselves better, to reach deeper levels of consciousness. Freud and Jung worked on dreams, but it all seems so unsure now. Should we learn to analyze dreams, to make use of what they say to us?

So what are dreams for: Why do we have them and what do they do to us? Will we find it useful to interpret them, to put effort into understanding them and to bare our souls? Are they safety-valves,  or creative machines?

As a rather strange twist is that some people seems to think there is a business side to this as well: if we know and understand peoples dreams we can understand people too, we can make them work better for companies, to be more motivated, to work harder? This seems rather absurd – how do you get hold of peoples dreams so that you can make use of them: Most people never will tell. Inducing certain dreams in many humans could be useful to sway people and to make them more likely to support a set of thoughts.

Inducing the same dream in many people could lead to political results, to better mass communication and eventually control over people.

In the old days about two thousand years ago dreams were for individuals, to achieve healing  and to enter the underworld. Another aspect was to reach your real soul or personality through the unconscious and silence the mind through meditation so that new levels of consciousness could be reached. The soul could thus speak to us and truly awaken our mind.

New thinking is under way now – let us hope it can be free from prejudice, religious hassle and emotional turbulence so that we can know truly what this is all about – and for the individual – your own yourself.

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