Psychic faculties in dreams

(The picture above shows the enormous brain activity of a patient considered to be in a vegetative state)

I have a very different view of what psychic faculties are than many other theorists. Psychic faculties or impressions are often sensed as a voice talking to you, a visionary experience or as some people call them hallucinations; or as unbidden fantasy or emotional outbursts; sometimes they are simply knowing something without any imagery or sound; in some cases they express as spontaneous speaking – glossolalia or speaking in tongues – all are understandable in an everyday way if we take time to see how we all have these experiences. Yes, I mean you. You say you do not have visions or hear voices speaking to you – nonsense, but let me explain.

In life and sleep we have two powerful actions working in us. The first is our waking experience based on having a body, its limitations, vulnerabilities and a particular gender. Our second is the power that gave us life and continues to express as dreams, in our breathing and heartbeat – our life. This I have given the description as the Life Will.

While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we sleep our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. See Sleep Paralysis

This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will. As Freud pointed out this inner will has full access to our memories. It can do so many other things that are described else where – See Edgar Cayce and the Cosmic MindESP in Dreams.

In dreams we constantly create realistic images that appear outside us and as different people who speak to us, or as animals which we react to in various ways – surely they are hallucinations or visions? But you will probably say that hallucinations occur when you are awake and are often judged as symptoms of a sick mind as are voices speaking to you.

An important fact about dreaming is that all the signals for movement while we dream are sent by the sleeping brain to the muscles but are blocked by a part of the brain called the pons. This stops actually moving around, speaking, experiences in their movement the felt emotions. See Life’s Little Secrets

 But this block can be bypassed by having a passive attitude while awake (See Keyboard Condition). This allows for a little recognised phenomenon which, while awake and in a passive state, allows the dream process to break through as spontaneous movement, sound and emotion, exactly as with dreams. In the past, and still in the present, this spontaneous movements and speech are all things that happen when this dream process breaks through into consciousness. Things like Seitai, Pentecostalism, and Reichian therapy, where spontaneous movement is practiced by thousands of people.

But when this spontaneous movement breaks through to consciousness many people are frightened of it and rush to the doctor to sedate it. We are so trained to be in control that we cannot allow our dream process to break through in spontaneous movement or speech – and of course if it happens and we haven’t realised that it is a normal function we will rush to the doctor or psychologist, who themselves known nothing of dream phenomena, and will diagnose you as having a serious mental disorder.

Spontaneous speech is one function of dreams which aims to bring aspects of our thinking and feeling which may be ill defined and unconscious, 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, the next step, clear verbal expression, can be reached. See How it Flows

 If you read the link you will see why many so called experts know nothing about conscious lucid dreaming and the stages the process of dreaming go the through. Below is a quote showing how mistaken a professor can be.

 According to Dr. William T. Samarin, professor of anthropology and linguistics at the University of Toronto, glossolalia consists of strings of meaningless syllables made up of sounds taken from those familiar to the speaker and put together more or less haphazardly…. Glossolalia is language-like because the speaker unconsciously wants it to be language-like. Yet in spite of superficial similarities, glossolalia fundamentally is not language (Nickell, 108). When spoken by schizophrenics, glossolalia is recognized as gibberish.

Obviously those who are in unusual states of consciousness which are called schizophrenics are usually drugged and have been pushed into a situation without any understanding of it – apart from being told that they have a serious mental condition but are in stage 3 of what Van Rhijn defines as a levels of consciousness which are normal ways that the deeply unconscious bodily and organic functions pass through in the way to normal awareness. When something moves from the gestural to the next stage of expression it becomes a dream or a symbol, which although it may not be understood, is now entering the arena of awareness. It is still a part of the move toward consciousness. This is sometimes called the mythic level, and is something we see working in producing religious thinking or myth creation. It still remains at the symbolic level. Many people exist in this level never having developed beyond it. It takes understanding and often courage to take the steps from the mythic or symbolical level to real insight and understanding. I have found my way from what the professor calls gibberish into allowing my unconscious content to explain things about me that are healing or meaningful. For more information of how these things can be understood see The Waking Lucid Dream

I see all psychic phenomena as arising from the dream process breaking through or being allowed through while awake or in a semi awake state. I have experience speaking in tongues, hearing voices, seeing visions and they were all normal everyday experiences – because I understood them and worked with them.

See You Are a Dual BeingOur Reaction to meeting the Huge that we AreWe are all victimsA Look at EnlightenmentEileen Garrett –  hallucinationsaltered states of consciousness.

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