Are dreams an alternative reality?

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Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby Maia » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:56 pm

Many, perhaps most of my dreams, are set in places I've dreamt about before. A few are based on places in the real world, but most aren't. There are quite a lot of these different dream settings, but each one is familiar, and each time I'm there I learn something new about it. Surely this is significant in some way, whether or not they represent an alternative reality, or something else. I also, incidentally, tend to dream in cycles. I might gor for a few days with no dreams at all that I remember, followed by a few days of intense ones.
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby surreptitious75 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:17 pm


Dreams are an extension of reality because everything is connected to everything else
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:23 am

No, dreams are a manifestation of subconscious and suppressed, desires and fears.

Dreams are a distortion of reality.
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby kowtaaia » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:10 am

Dreaming is the continuity of thought when the body is asleep and the you and the me is the continuity of the dream when the body is awake.
Where thought arises and where it dissolves,
There you should abide, O my son.
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby Artimas » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:48 am

Dreams are the subconscious mind, the ideas regarding a dream can stem from fear, curiosity or simply the subconscious criticizing the conscious mind. Your subconscious is a fragment of the collective pool of consciousness. It is why ideas come to us and not us to them, it is why you may see other individuals in your dreams and cannot place a name and sometimes can't even place an image of what they look like. Knowledge is not new, it is merely forgotten. Consciousness of which you use to interact with reality is the ego, your identity. Dreams could very well be another instance of yourself and even if they are not, they are still valuable and should be regarded.

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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby Meno_ » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:43 pm

"Consciousness of which you use to interact with reality is the ego, your identity. Dreams could very well be another instance of yourself and even if they are not, they are still valuable and should be regarded.[/quote]"


Their value depends on whether their source is real, imaginary, or symbolic.
And upon that determination rest their value.

In fact, been briefly conversing with Maia about two different kinds of people, one who has never seen, the other who would like to deny that sense.
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby Antithesis » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:15 am

No, this is the alternative reality.
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Re: Are dreams an alternative reality?

Postby kowtaaia » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:49 am

Each one is the continuity of the other.
Where thought arises and where it dissolves,
There you should abide, O my son.
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