Egyptian (ancient) Dream Beliefs

Dream interpretation links back to the ancient Egyptians with the first written record of dream interpretation around 1350 B.C. – although modern findings see it as much earlier.  This record was the Chester Beatty Papyrus. Chester Beatty papyrus is the oldest dream book in existence. The book portrayed images of what the dreams meant. Egyptians believed a god named Bes was responsible for their dreams.

Dreams were a very important, and indeed, sacred part of the Egyptian culture. The ancient Egyptians saw dreams as of utmost importance and had dream interpreters who were called “Masters of the Secret Things” who were temple priests. The priests were educated and most of their knowledge was taken from the “The Book of the Dead” – a book of Egyptian wisdom. In this system of belief Egyptians said that gods revealed themselves in dreams. They also saw that dreams gave warnings, advice, and prophecies.

Gods, from the point of view of dreams and from the cultural traditions of many other countries, believed gods exist. Even Christianity clearly mentions gods, even though it is denied. In Genesis it says “God said, “Let ‘us’ make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.” As it says, “let US make man.”

The word Elohim is used in the original script of this piece and it means, to quote from The Unknown God by F. J. Mayers, “Elohim” is a plural name, and yet in our bibles it is always treated as a “singular” one, and always used with a singular verb. In this verse, Elohim, in using the phrase “in our image,” etc., treats Its self as a plurality.” So the unknown God – ain soph – in expressing Its self, becomes many. So there are many expressions of God. In one statement it calls this ‘The One in the many’. After all, God is beyond description and so can be a paradox.

When we meet in life things that have no form, like electricity or forces of nature such as gravity, an aspect or level of our mind often produces images or emotions as a way for us to have a sense of them, so we create images of gods to show the powerful natural influences that act upon us.

Gods are said in many ancient cultures to communicate to humans new ideas, ways of making things. We know the mind integrates separate information by forming it into wholes, into a gestalt, and this was most likely one of the ways they arrived at extraordinary perceptions and creativity. (Gestalt = something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or different from the combination of its parts )

For instance, the Norse legend of how the weaving of flax was taught to humans by a goddess, is almost certainly a description of a waking dream experienced by the person who invented weaving. Unable to reason, but having already noticed the separate pieces of information, such as the flax growing, then rotting to reveal its fibres, the person’s unconscious formed a new gestalt, maybe with the help of seeing woven baskets. So the person, while awake, experienced a vivid ‘dream’ or image thought process, in which the new idea is expressed as a goddess showing point by point how to weave flax.

In the dream state we can often access what Carl Jung named the Collective Unconscious.  He saw our awareness like an island in a huge ocean in which there are countless other islands. Above the surface of the water – waking self-awareness – there is a sense of separate existence, with definite boundaries where the shore meets the sea. Beneath the surface however, one island is connected to all other islands. The land stretches away under the waves and rises here and there into other islands. So, it is thought, personal awareness, beneath our everyday consciousness, shades off into a connection with a collective unconscious we all share. Through this connection we may be able to arrive at insights into other people otherwise denied to us.

For instance Edgar Cayce discovered in his adulthood, that he could put himself at will into the state of mind in which he could tap this unconscious reservoir of knowledge. Because he could diagnose people’s illness without examining them, his work was supported by doctors. Investigators of psychology and philosophy also sought him, and he dictated 14 million words while in this state of wider awareness. His findings suggest that we all have this ability to tap the wealth of unconscious information – truly a collective unconscious – but few of us can bring it to waking awareness. His biography, There is a River, and Seer Out of Season, are astonishing and inspiring books to read. See: Edgar Cayce.

The ancient Egyptians understood that in dreams, our eyes are opened. Their word for dream, rswt, is etymologically connected to the root meaning “to be awake”. It was written with a symbol representing an open eye.

The Egyptians also developed an advanced practice of conscious dream travel. Trained dreamers operated as seers, remote viewers and telepaths, advising on affairs of state and military strategy and providing a mental communications network between far-flung temples and administrative centers. They practiced shapeshifting, crossing time and space in the dream-bodies of birds and animals. See Archetype of the Shapeshifter

Through conscious dream travel, ancient Egypt’s “frequent flyers” explored the roads of the afterlife and the multidimensional universe. It was understood that true initiation and transformation takes place in a deeper reality accessible through the dream journey beyond the body. A rightful king must be able to travel between the worlds. In fact ancient people said sleep was the little death, for in the dream state and in death we have no physical body, but create images of one in our great  virtual reality. See Dimensions of Human Experience

In early times, in the heb sed festival, conducted in pharaoh’s thirtieth year, the king was required to journey beyond the body, and beyond death, to prove his worthiness to continue on the throne. Led by Anubis, pharaoh descended to the Underworld (the unconscious or dimensions of dreams and bodilessness – Bodyless Bodiless)

He was directed to enter death, “touch the four sides of the land”, become Osiris, and return in new garments – the robe and the spiritual body of transformation. Carol Zaleski, a prominent Harvard theologian, finds near-death experiences in Greek, Roman, Egyp­tian, and Near Eastern myths and legends. It is fascinated to read in her book, Otherworld Journeys, that some cultures see death as a journey whose final goal is the recovery of one’s true nature.

Jeremy Naydler’s Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts makes a convincing case that the palace tombs and pyramid texts of Egypt are about much, much more than funerary arrangements; that the Egyptians traveled beyond the gates of death while very much alive, not only to bring back first-hand knowledge of the afterlife, but to enter into sacred union with the gods and enthrone their power in the body, and so acquire the spiritual and sexual potency to marry the worlds. 

Melvin Morse, M.D., and Paul Perry in their book Closer to the Light, say that deep in a secret chamber a solemn group of men sought guidance from death. They dressed in white robes and chanted softly around a casket that is sealed with wax. One person is carefully counting to mark the time. After about eight minutes, the casket is opened, and the man who nearly suffocated inside is revived by the rush of fresh air. He tells the men around him what he saw. As he passed out from lack of oxygen, he saw a light that became brighter and larger as he sped to­ward it through a tunnel. From that light came a ra­diant person in white who delivered a message of eternal life.

This was the cult of Osiris, a small society of men who were the priests and pharaohs of ancient Egypt, one of the greatest civilizations in human his­tory. This account of how they inspired near death is an actual description of their rites from Egyptologists who have translated their hieroglyphics.

One of the most important Egyptian rituals involved the reenactment by their god-king of the myth of Osi­ris, the god who brought agriculture and civilization to the ancient Egyptians. He was the first king of Egypt who civilized his subjects and then traveled abroad to instruct others in the fine art of civilization. His ene­mies plotted against him. Upon his return to Egypt, he was captured and sealed in a chest. His eventual resurrection was seen as proof of life eternal.

Each new king was supposed to be a direct reincar­nation of Osiris. An important part of the ceremony was to re-enact his entombment. These rituals took place in the depths of the Great Pyramid and were a prerequisite for becoming a god-king. It is my guess that many slaves perished while the Egyptians exper­imented to find exactly how long a person could be sealed in an airtight container and survive.

Because the thought processes of the ancients were very different than occurs today, the ancient Egyptians were convinced that even their thoughts came from the core/central self, and the waking self was only a part of them, and not so important.


A tiny coffin was found, in it was a fetus no older than 18 weeks of gestation.  By looking at how the child was buried, it shows archaeologists that even though the child was not born and did not live the life it was meant to live, the Egyptians still gave the little child an ancient ritual burial. Historians said that this particular burial shows them just how precious Egyptians believed life was, even if the child was never actually born.  The historians added that this gives them new insight into just how the Egyptians dealt with a miscarriage.


Could the ancient Egyptians have been more precise than our current civilization?  The pyramids were found to point North, but not just the general direction of North. It points North within five hundredths of a degree to the true magnetic North. That’s more precise than the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

 The Royal Observatory, Greenwich sets the actual clock to GTC (Greenwich Mean Time or Prime Meridian Time.) and is whopping 13 degrees away from true North. It was created in 1675. If they couldn’t get true north just a few hundred years ago, what were the ancients doing? How accurate were the ancients clocks compared to ours.

Strange that these ancient people were so precise yet todays thinkers cannot accept the ancients view that we can exist after death.

See Touching Your Core Self. 

The dream guides of ancient Egypt knew that the dream journey may take the traveller to the stars – specifically to Sothis or Sirius, the “moist land” believed by Egyptian initiates to be the source of higher consciousness, the destination of advanced souls after death, and the home of higher beings who take a close interest in Earth matters.

When we look for ancient sources for all of this, we are challenged to decode fragmentary texts, some collated over many centuries by pious scribes who jumbled together material from different traditions and rival pantheons.  Wallis Budge complained (in Osiris) that “the Egyptian appears never to have relinquished any belief which he once had”. We won’t find what we need on the practice of ancient Egyptian dreaming in the fragmentary “dream books” that survive, any more than we’ll grasp what dreaming can be from the kind of dream dictionary you can buy in drugstores today.

We gaze in wonder at the Egyptian picture-books displaying the soul’s journeys and ordeals after death – and the many different aspects of soul energy that survive death – and quickly realize that to understand the source of such visions, and the accuracy of such maps, we must go into a deeper space. We must go to the Magic Library.

In Hellenistic times – the age of Cleopatra – dream schools flourished in the temples of Serapis, a god who melds the qualities of Osiris and Apis, the divine bull. From the 2nd century BCE we have papyri recording the dream diaries of Ptolemaios, who lived for many years in katoche, or sacred retreat, in the temple of Serapis at Memphis. A short biography of the dreamer has been published by the French scholar Michel Chauveau in his book Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra. Ptolemaios was the son of Macedonian colonists, but like ancient Egyptians he was called to the temple by a dream in which the god appeared to him. He seems to have lived for years as a full-time dreamer, whose dreams guided him not only in his spiritual practice but in handling family and business matters beyond the temple walls.

In this later period, the Egyptian priests who specialized in dreaming were called the Learned Ones of the Magic Library. What marvelous promise is in that phrase! What profound recognition of the magic and wisdom that is available to us through dreaming!

Example: Now I am experiencing going through the burial process of ancient Egypt. It is quite strange because I am both an observer and also the person going through the rite of death. I am seeing and experiencing the mummification process. I am not sure why but the word transubstantiation comes to mind. It is something I feel as the process is going on. As the substances are poured into my body I feel my being is transformed.

As I attempt to describe this I am reminded of what happened earlier with the incredibly fast vibrations that I felt were in some way changing my being. So this is again an experience of transformation. I sense it has a gradual refinement of the substance of my being. It is both a rite of death and a transformation of my being into a spirit, into a spirit being. As I write this I wonder if any of this translates into actual physical life. It is now two days after that journey and I do feel different in some way, but I feel that the process of transformation is still underway and I have to come back to it as a sort of meditation.

During my experience of this rite of death I understood that these rituals, but especially the meaning behind the rituals, have become a part of our unconscious. They are like a stratum, a level deep within us through which certain psychological, even physiological and spiritual growth processes still work. They are patterns that are still very powerful in us and our being used in some way to effect personal or spiritual growth. What I mean is that it might be very difficult for the deeper levels of our being too express or communicate to consciousness what is happening, what changes are occurring in us. Now these ancient rituals and ways of life are ready-made images and have great meaning for us, so are still relevant and powerful to us today.

Please look at these documentaries about ancient Egypt, they are full of new information: The Pyramid Code. Or if you cannot receive it there try this US one The Pyramid Code. Also see Winged Pharoah

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-gerardo cabrera 2016-07-12 22:21:11

Well ill keep my dreams short and pretty straight foward and in sequence
dream 1:In this dream im flowing down a river idk why the nile sticks out to me but its a river and i can see the pyramids from it and im holding a triangular object which i now assume is the all seeing eye and all i want to do is destroy it because i feel its the source of all evil and while im trying to get rid/destroy of this all sorts of things are to kill me from humans to wild life..i wake feeling this wasn’t just a dream.
dream 2: This dream starts with me walking to master bathroom in my moms room, i start rinsing my face and quickly realize my eyes are completely blacked out, i start panicking so go to my mom start to try and tell her something wrong with me but i cant because im speaking in a language ive never have heard.
Not a dream 3: Shorty after those dreams i started experiencing sleep paralysis quite frequently but this i will tell you wasn’t a dream, so my great grandma moved in i slept down stairs with her..for several nights i kept hearing thumping sound just as i was just about to sleep i kept happening but i knew i could only hear, so one i opened my eyed saw a dark shadow standing in the kitchen i felt like it was looking at me.. i kept rubbing my eyes to make sure just me, but didn’t go away it stood there and didn’t do anything so went to sleep.. about a week later my great grandma passed away..laughing and saying praise god bravo, bravo it was probably happiest ive ever seen anyone die.
Dream 4: Years had passed between what im about tell you and what happened then…In the time between i mostly had sleep paralysis and obe’s look being able to look myself in my face which was wierd.
So dream 4 starts out with it raining blood lots of blood and Anubis standing tall holding some type of sword or some type of long weapon just beneath a muddy, bloody cliff and out nowhere a young girl in a red rob about in her twenties came running off the cliff right into Anubis sword looking weapon and dies.. she looked scared as if she was running away from something.
My final thoughts:
in the the since these strange occurrences i still get dreams of like of the world ending because our gravity get crazy.. it felt like a another planet got too close to us or something. i still get obe’s and sleep paralysis.. so feel its an on going thing at the moment but i have told everything i deem of importance hopefully u can give me some insight of what you think.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-07-15 9:48:01

    Dear Gerardo – Your first dream may reflect a conflict within you. Your dream sounds like you are okay with allowing the Life flow inside you but not with what this creative process may reveal about your inner life; “the all seeing eye and all I want to do is destroy it because I feel it’s the source of all evil.”
    The “all seeing eye” – the beginning of a break-through to wider awareness – is not the source of all evil, however it could help you look at those things you have judged as evil inside you and so have stopped expressing; “all sorts of things are to kill me from humans to wild life.”
    What you deny expression in your waking life is called “The Shadow” and you meet it in your third “not a dream”.
    The shadow that you see is actually your dream process breaking through in waking life, because there is a need to face it, to look at it.
    The shadow develops in us, according to Jolande Jacobi, because as we grow and absorb our culture, we naturally repress parts of our nature as they are not acceptable to ourselves and/or society. These grow and mature in just the way our conscious personality does, through experience and further information – except the shadow has a life under the surface – in the darkness – like any socially unacceptable organisation, criminal activity or individual. But often it is the functions or instincts in us that date from prehistory, when present day social and sexual restraints did not have survival value, that make up a large part of the shadow.
    Please read and
    Dream two may reflect the difficulty you have with honesty looking at yourself (facing your Shadow) and you may not have understood the importance yet of facing your inner world, rather than running from it. (OBE?)
    One function of dreams is to bring aspects of our thinking and feeling which may be ill defined, toward clarification. Foreign or strange language may therefore illustrate something which is being communicated to us from within, but is still not clear. The unconscious, as in speaking in tongues – glossolalia – and of course in dreams, frequently moves toward clear awareness in stages. The strange language is a half-way house toward focused critical awareness, as is a dream. If we bring focused attention to these, as explained in, the next step, clear verbal expression, can be reached.
    Please also read
    I believe that ( psychological) understanding and a more practical down to earth approach as far as your inner world is concerned, can help you deal with the inner and outer changes you are facing;
    For now it may also serve a purpose to learn to ground yourself more, with or without external help.
    Anna 🙂

-Shayla 2016-07-06 6:27:08

Hello! I dreamed my mother came from out of town to dress me

-Janice 2016-05-15 13:33:07

I had a dream about the word Kemet. Someone in my dream was saying the world to me.

-Niel Venter 2016-03-10 23:05:43

I am writing to you as I think that you would be in a position to give me some guidance. I have been experiencing a sequence of synchronicities which I cannot fathom.
Since 1998 I have been recording and trying to interpret my dreams, and along the way I discovered Carl Jung, among other Jungian analists.
Recently I had a dream wherein I saw the inner front page of an old book, with the name/title ” The Pyramid of Light, with underneath the name of a town, Burgersdorp (Citizens Town) . This is incidentally where I grew up in South Africa in the 60-‘s and 70’s. I researched it on the internet, and it brought me to the Book of the Egyptian Dead, and Sirius.
Soon after, my family and I went on a short trip to Algeciras/Cadiz, from Portugal, where we live. Checking into our AirB’nB, I immediatly noticed pictures and posters of the Pyramids and Faraos on the walls. Later I discovered a hidden bookshelve, in a closet, containing the Egyptian Book of the Dead by Wallace Budge, and also one on the Travels of Ibn Batutta. Back in Pt, I ordered them both. Still in Algeciras, I noticed a restaurant just outside of our Apartment, called Cheops, with the Egyptian Eye as logo.
Fast forward. A few weeks ago a friend of mine mailed me about a dream of her, inwhich we encountered Nile Geese in Holland.
In the evenings, Ias am reading/ploughing through the Egyptian Book of the Dead, I came upon the story told in the pyramid of Farao Pepi , where he was climbing up on a ladder to Heaven.
Funny, in comparrison, when I was a young boy my nickname was Pepi, and one of the first dreams that I can remember in my life is where I was climbing up a ladder to Heaven, but then I am jumping back to earth, landing with a very hard thud on my heels in seasand, before I climb back up to jump down again. I cannot recall anything from what Heaven must have looked like however. Evidently neither the lives between going up and coming down. I can assure you, I do not feel like a past King at all!
I can hardly open a newspaper without reading something about Ancient Egypt, and The Book of the Dead. Last week I went to see an old friend of mine in Milan, and the first thing he took me to was an Exhibition on the Egyptian Book of the Dead! I was bowled over.
I cannot really puzzle out what is happening to me; what should I be looking for, what I am I perhaps missing?  I am stumped. This has become a trend, and I am paying extra attention.
I would be very glad if you can point me in a direction, or give me another perspective.
Best regards
Niel Venter

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-03-15 11:19:16

    Dear Niel – Thank you for sharing your interesting dreams and experiences with us. The direction I would take with your dreams – and please continue to ask for and receive direction from “within and beyond”; – is that it is about opening up and reading your Inner Book of Ancient Knowledge and Wisdom;
    I would see the dream that you had as a child as a symbol of having access to that Knowledge and Wisdom by climbing the levels of awareness towards your Timeless Self, a Self that lives beyond time and space.
    Jumping back to earth I would see as a symbol for the willingness to learn to apply the insights you were able to take with you; a journey toward Self-realisation.
    This idea of journeys of discovery you would share with both the ancient Egyptians and with quantum physics.
    Through conscious dream travel, ancient Egypt’s “frequent flyers” explored the roads of the afterlife and the multidimensional universe. It was understood that true initiation and transformation takes place in a deeper reality accessible through the dream journey beyond the body. A rightful king must be able to travel between the worlds; “I was climbing up a ladder to Heaven, but then I am jumping back to earth, landing with a very hard thud on my heels in sea sand, before I climb back up to jump down again.”
    Quantum physics has begun to show that the roots of our being are not in the atom — the material object that led to our view we are only a body that lives and dies. The new view suggests that the very foundation of our being lives beyond time and space. In fact many lucid dreamers appear to experience or explore this condition. This enables them to witness events away from their sleeping body; and
    Anna 🙂

    -Ella 2018-05-07 10:38:35


    I was just reading an ancient Egypt book to my son (his obsession). And came across your post. Interesting that you spoke of ladders to heaven and pyramids in the same post. In the book I was just reading, when a Pharoah died they believed that Ra made the sun’s ray’s stronger for the Pharoah to walk on to enter the afterlife, and the pyramid acted as steps of a ladder for him to walk up to get to the Sun’s rays.

-Jeeyah 2015-12-27 15:51:36

My dreams are so deep I need help to interpret them can you help me

-Sherlan 2015-12-11 6:16:06

just had a dream I need interpreted. I dreamt I was walking through the valley of the dead with a female companion I am not sure who she was but I felt like I was a king of some sorts, and I encountered a past king that seemed to know who I was, he tried to cling onto me as I walked but I shook him off and some of his bones broke I escaped the valley a skeleton along with my female companion I looked back to where I just came from and saw that the desert I just escaped from was my house and something was coming after me but before I woke I saw some ancients swords being passed down to some of the ancient warriors to bring us back and I felt like if I to gained one of these swords. What could this mean?

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-12-18 9:59:42

    Dear Sherlan – I can explore your dream “with you” – and what I see is that you become aware what your inner world – your mind – was like; “I looked back to where I just came from and saw that the desert I just escaped from was my house.”
    If you escape in a dream, then you know of some way to emerge from the restrictions of fears, attitudes, ignorance or beliefs that have been holding you back in some way. There is a negative aspect of this however, as sometimes we escape from something to run from difficulties or avoid growing.
    We also often use ‘escape’ ‘to avoid difficult feelings’ and you cannot really escape from yourself or your past; “something was coming after me.”
    Our past is a living thing inside us and influences our every decision through habit patterns, fears, hopes and words we have taken in. It is alive because we are alive, and what we have experienced is part of our living system.
    You might repress it, but then you have blocked out a great lump of your learning – for we learn by everything we experience – pleasure, pain, longings and fears are all ways we learn important lessons, but only if we digest them. See
    I do not get a clear picture of this part of your dream; “I saw some ancients swords being passed down to some of the ancient warriors to bring us back and I felt like if I too gained one of these swords.”
    Who are “us” and “bring us back” to where or what?
    Do you feel this is about returning to an old way of dealing with your inner world of thoughts and feelings? Fighting instead of allowing and releasing?
    Do you feel that your inner world is dead, because although you have met your anima you are not sure who she is?
    In general we can say the woman represents your emotions, your nurturing and caring quality, forgiveness, your sense of what is natural and your connection with nature, its cycles and drives;
    Are you aware that you only mention once how you feel in your dream; “I felt like I was a king of some sorts.” How does that feel? Does it give you a sense of identity? Does it give you a feeling of superiority?
    This part of your dream is not clear; “I encountered a past king that seemed to know who I was, he tried to cling onto me as I walked but I shook him off and some of his bones broke I escaped the valley and skeleton along with my female companion.”
    Did the past king appear to you as a skeleton? Could he be a symbol of your (inner) father?
    Many people do not realise that they have an inner father equally as powerful as an external father. You have taken in millions of bit of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your father, and they are what makes you the person you are. This is true even if your father was never there for you – you still have all the memories of him not being there for you filed under ‘Father’. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner father can appear in dreams because you are still deeply influenced by what you hold within you.
    Did you feel annoyed when you “shook him off”?
    What does it feel like to be a past king with broken bones?
    Is the way you formulate your “request” – “just had a dream I need interpreted” – part of the way you express your “feeling a king of some sorts”? 😉
    Can you imagine expressing your “request” in a different way?
    Anna 🙂

-Ben 2015-11-19 8:50:34

Excuse me, but could you state where you found the information that Bes was responsible for their dreams? Because I have done a lot of research on him, and I haven’t found any apart from on here that would suggest Bes being a god of dreams. He was a war god, a childhood god, a fertility god, and a god of music and dancing, but I don’t think he was a dream god.

    -Tony Crisp 2015-11-19 13:44:48

    Ben – I searched and found the following – “Papyrus 122 in the British Museum, l. 359 ff., says: ‘Take a clean linen bag and write upon it the names given below. Fold it up and make it into a lamp-wick and and set It alight, pouring pure oil over it. The Words to be written are: “Armiuth, Laliamchouch, Arsenophrephren, Phtha, Archentectha,” Then in the evening, when you are going to bed, which you must do without touching food, do thus: Approach the lamp and repeat seven times the formula given below, then extinguish it and lie down to sleep.’ The formula is too long to give, but ends thus: ‘I require, O lords of the Gods, give me the information that I desire’.

    Magic also taught analogous means of getting dreams on unspecified subjects from the popular god of dreams, Bes, whose figure is carved or engraved on numerous pillows on which Egyptian heads reclined. With these formulae we enter imperceptibly the domain of pure and simple superstition and the current practices of Egyptian society. The same British Museum papyrus gives, in L fli ff., the method of drawing ‘on the left hand’ a figure of Bes’ then writing on a piece of cloth, with Ink made of special ingredients a formula of adjuration; this cloth is then wrapped round the hand, and Its end is rolled round the patient’s neck, The god of dreams is summoned to come ‘this very night.’


-Amber 2015-10-03 17:48:22

I am having a dream that I am with Egyptians, maybe someone else but they caputre me and make me stay in this room by myself in this huge vilage until I pay $3000. They have a discussion about it while they are all on horses and tell me if I can get out that day or if I have to stay another, or get out by paying the $3000 and show it to everyone on huge signs. And I don’t know if it matters but my sister gets the money out of her savings account and pays it for me to get out because I am so scared to stay another night by myself. It may sound absolutely crazy but I don’t know what it means.

-Sherlan 2015-09-06 5:28:27

I just had a dream I need interpreted. I dreamt I was walking through the valley of the dead with a female companion I am not sure who she was but I felt like I was a king of some sorts, and I encountered a past king that seemed to know who I was, he tried to cling onto me as I walked but I shook him off and some of his bones broke I escaped the valley a skeleton along with my female companion I looked back to where I just came from and saw that the desert I just escaped from was my house and something was coming after me but before I woke I saw some ancients swords being passed down to some of the ancient warriors to bring us back and I felt like if I to gained one of these swords. What could this mean?

-haziel 2015-06-20 14:01:34

I really want to own an ancient book that interprets dreams and tells what number equivalent to such dream.

-Anna 2015-02-18 15:50:51

dreams are hilarious

    -Tony Crisp 2015-02-19 11:42:36

    Anna from Verona – Yes, obviously you often see the funny side of life, but dreams can also be –

    • An expression of what is happening in the physical body. Some doctors consider dreams to show signs of illness long before they are evident in other ways. Women frequently know they are pregnant very early on through sleep awareness in a dream. See: body; body dreams; Kasatkin_Vasily; consciousness-mind body split.

    • A link between the sleeping mind and what is occurring externally. For instance, a person may be falling out of bed and dream of flying or falling.

    • A way of balancing the physiological and psychological activities in us. When a person is deprived of dreaming in experiments, a breakdown in mind and body quickly occurs. This type of dreaming can often be a safety valve releasing tension and emotion not dealt with in waking life. See: compensation theory; self-regulation dreams and fantasy; science and dreams.

    • An enormously original source of insight and information. Dreams tap our memory, our experience, and scan information held in our unconscious to form new insights from old experience. Dreams often present to us summaries or details of experience we have been unable to access consciously. Sometimes this is as early as life in the womb.

    Are there any limitations to the inventiveness available to us when dreaming? The answer would be a resounding No! for Frederick Greenwood, the London editor of the Pall Mall Gazette. In his 1894 book, Imagination in Dreams and Their Study, he recognised that while dreaming, “we draw on a power of invention which it would puzzle us to equal with our eyes open.”’ He posited that “no conception of the sweep and force of imagination is too wide to be brought to the study of dreaming, and that its possibilities include what is now called miraculous power” Quoted from Our Dreaming Mind by Robert van de Castle. See: creativity and problem solving in dreams.

    • A dream image is an expression of a dimension or aspect of your mind or awareness. What this means is that we are not simply one thing. We have various ‘programs’ running at the same time. If you are standing you are using a ‘balance’ program that you learnt with difficulty as a child. At the same time you might be using a language program and also a vision program. A while ago I experienced a serious stroke and lost the ability to speak and write; so I have had to relearn much of that. Without them facets of me were missing. But there are so many subtle things that we might be missing; many of us live very much in their thoughts or emotions, or within the restrictions of a belief system, and dreams can illustrate dimensions that can leave those restrictions behind.

    • A means of compensating for failure or deprivation in everyday life, and as a means of expressing the otherwise unacknowledged aspects of oneself. Such dreams are a move toward wholeness. See: compensation theory.

    • In dreams we may be integrating new experience with what we have already gathered and digested. In this way our abilities, such as social skills, are gradually upgraded. See: computer, computer-dream process as a; Evans, Christopher.

    • Dreams often stand in place of actual experience. So through dreams we may experiment with new experience or practice things we have not yet done externally. For instance many young women dream in detail of giving birth. This function of what might be called ‘imagination’ is tremendously undervalued, but is a foundation upon which human survival is built. See: imagination and dreaming.

    • An means of exercise for the psyche or soul. Just as the body will become sick if not moved and stressed, so the mind and emotions need stimulus and exercise. Dreams fulfil this need.

    • An expression of human super-senses. Humans have an unconscious ability to read body language – so they can assess other humans very quickly. Humans have an unimaginable ability to absorb information, not simply from books, but from everyday events. With it they constantly arrive at new insights and realisations. Humans frequently correctly predict the future – not out of a bizarre ability, but from the information gathered about the present. All these abilities and more show in our dreams. See: esp in dreams.

-Brittany 2014-10-18 15:22:38

im 7 months pregnant and i would like to say these are just pregnancy dreams, but im starting to think thats not the case. ive been having dreams of me and a few people (that i dont even know) find a tomb together and decided to explore it. as we are exploring we come across an Egyptian sign in which for some reason i knew what it said. (i dont know Egyptian so how did i know what it said?!) it said, “DANGER”! so i stopped everyone from walking forward and told them we should go back. i told them i dont know how i know it but we shouldnt continue forward. this guy that was in the group his name is Garrett (again i didnt know him) decided to not listen to me and went forward. the rest of us started heading back and the next thing we know the status in the tomb were coming to life… WHAT DID HE DO?! we all thought… we started running but then the wave of sand came… i dont remember much after that… this a repeated dream ive been having the past few days…. is it trying to tell me something??

-Norie Evans 2014-08-03 21:50:48

Are you able to Interpret a dream or analyze it?

-hannah 2014-01-20 6:06:06

my room mate walked in im not crazy with or with out your help i wil figure this out but notes would be nice i get about four hours of sleep thats all im capple of

-hannah schwartz 2014-01-20 6:03:41

some one please email me back i need help there is more to this then the average link of dreams i am no colldge grad but my instincks to not lie there are some win this world who may not understan the inner ability but i know that there is a reson i no longer have the deja vu no longer rember my dreams i had terrors for some time and thos e are gon e h

    -Tony Crisp 2014-01-22 9:12:18

    Hannah – You seem to have a very thin barrier between your dream/inner self and your waking self. People seldom understand that the part of us that creates all the images, feelings and drama of dreams is also the same thing that people call psychic awareness.

    Some people with thin barriers feel they cannot cope with it and become mad. But there are some ways people have said to make the barrier stronger. One is to take a high dose of the vitamin B range. Another is to slowly learn to take long slow breaths, and keep it up for fifteen minutes a day. To make it work it has to be done for three months. This seems to permanently change your inner self.

    I am sorry I cannot be of more help. But see and and


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