Epic dreams are believed to also send messages through their story line. Those messages should be taken seriously. An event that might not have happened yet could be seen in an epic dream, also making it a prophetic dream. There have been instances where people found themselves talking to an ancestor, or created a genuine connection with one. There is no research behind why they happen, but people who have woken up from an epic dream felt completely different when waking from an epic dream versus other dreams (Klein
Understand Your Dreams by Using Jung’s “Active Imagination” is an article that was written by Dale M. Kushner and explores Jung’s ideas on “Active Imagination.” C.G. Jung understood that dreams are messages from the unconscious like Freud, but had an opposing view on the meaning of our dreams. Kushner utilizes Jung’s ideas as an example to support her thesis, which states that our dreams are hidden from our minds in the day-world and as we dream those hidden messages manifest in living color. Kushner expands her thesis by incorporating examples from the earliest written stories that include dreams. Some of these examples are the Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer’s Odyssey, and the Old Testament.
Dreams are series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. When a person is dreaming they believe that is their reality. Lucid dreaming usually occurs during REM sleep. During lucid dreaming, a dreamer may be able to have some form of control over the dream characters, storyline, and environment. Therefore, the movie Inception is a very accurate portrayal of the idea of lucid dreaming.
Have you ever had a day-dream? A day-dream is a pleasant wish that is might be unlikely to be fulfilled and sometimes most people experience it at least once in their lives. Some have them more often than others and usually are unreal musings. Anyone having a day-dream might fantasy about the achievement of wishes or hopes. Consequently these people frequently tend to immerse in their day-dreams and escape from reality, which can affect their personality.
This quotes defends my opinion as it is a solidifying fact that myths are functions that teach people how to live under the circumstances that they are in. If people can relate to the myths they can solve anything that is a mystery to them. Not everyone has to comply with religion as I do to find answers as I do but there are many different ways as myths come in different forms in our society. More importantly is what humans get out of these myths, the answer gives satisfaction to those who are lost. Those who choose to seek answers from myths get what they are looking for whether they are enjoying life or doing what they like.
Dreams are just conceptions of our mind for longing for more out of our selves. The problem of trying to process or make these dreams happen is the fact that we feel that these dreams will become burden upon not just our body, but our mind as well. For many this may be true, but in the case of George Smalls, this is not the case. George’s Dream or main goal is to be able to care of Lennie. This one dream has influenced most of his choices and has actual become a part of him.
I have even day dreamed multiple of times. When we day dream the "body is always fixed at a particular point in space time, your mind is always free to ramble in lands of make believe" (Gottschall XIV). I don't really know why our mind choses do certain things, but that is what makes us and the dreaming experience so special. It happens for a reason out of our control and it is totally unique. I agree with Gottschall that Neverland is an extraordinary place and it should stay that
In the book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote,Dreams and fantasies played a really important role in this novel. The reason for this is because they were helping the people,act and feel a way that they couldn't before. The dreams to them were like a push back into the real world and sometimes it helped them feel like as if they were invincible.But throughout all of the dreams and fantasies there is a repeated emphasis on dreams in this novel. There are actual dreams and then "dreams" that can be seen as goals or aspiration as well.The dreams where a push to help them get back into the real world and it actually helped them reach goals that they have always wanted too. While the “dreams” were more like you having a angel and the devil on your
Scientists have developed many theories about the purpose behind dreaming. So many, however, that scientists and the scientific community are greatly divided on what theory is more likely to one day be fact. With the current inability to even narrow down the theories, let alone prove one, scientists continue to argue their points about these theories. A popular theory on why dreams occur is the Psychoanalytic Theory of Dreams developed by Sigmund Freud. Freud 's theory states that dreams are a representation of thoughts, wants, and needs (Cherry).