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03 May 2006 @ 05:24 pm
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I'm a little disappointed with today's Brezsny:

In the entire history of the world, there has never been a time that neglects dreams more than ours. Every other culture has paid more attention to the information that's available to us while we're sleeping. This ennervating ignorance incurs a personal cost. If you're one of those who rarely recalls your dreams, you're suffering a grievous loss of connection with the wisdom of your unconscious mind. And even if you do stay in touch with your dreams, most of the people around you aren't connected to theirs, and that generates stupendous stupidity. Want to remedy the problem, Gemini? It's a perfect astrological moment to improve your relationship with the realm where you spend one-third of your life. Here are a few resources: the book Living Your Dreams by Gayle Delaney; the book Radical Dreaming: Use Your Dreams to Change Your Life by John Goldhammer; the Lucid Dream Institute (http://www.lucidity.com); dream interpretations by Jonathan Zap (http://snipurl.com/paar).

Not that I fully disagree with his point, just that he's usually more suave and entertaining while making them.
Jennifernoirem on May 4th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
and less "want to be a better person? buy Product X!"
jstcalmesandra on May 4th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Im taking a Cultural Anthropology class right now and last week discussed an ancient culture that used dreaming as a way of retreiving all kinds of things. One thing to come to them thru dreaming is pregnancy. A man had to dream a baby for his wife, send the baby to her in her dreams and that is what impregnated her. Young boys in this culture were encouraged to fast which brings on the onset of dreams, as well as heightening the intensity. It was said that these people could also get in touch with ancestors and dead loved ones through their dreams. In the dreaming process they were also taught how to farm, find food and learned how to hunt.

As far as dreaming any myself...i have yet to figure out what my dreams mean. I posted a dream that i had last week...a really detailed and downright fucking weird dream. I go through periods of time when I remember my dreams and when I dont. Right now im in a stage where I do remember them, and very vividly.

I think Im rambling...sorry!
Noahangelbob on May 4th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
No problem with rambling. I only very rarely remember my dreams. To the extent I've dealt with them at all, it's usually been through hypnotic dreamwork (I took some pretty extensive hypnosis classes, but that's been years ago now).