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Ok, so I was a big dork and neglected to write more about dreams for 1.5 months. So a question to the general public: What is the creepiest/most prophetic/most deja vu dream you've ever had?

and for Sherri re lucid dreaming:

I can tell you something about the dream group I had to participate in, so you get an idea of the process used frequently for dream work. We would all gather (there were 6 of us. 5 students and a grad student who was our leader) and then one person would read a dream that they wanted to share. Then we could ask the person questions about the mechanics of the dream (i.e. "what color was the poncho you were wearing?"). After that was over, the dreamer could only listen and the rest of us talked about the dream (usually in the tedious manner of discussing it image by image) and we would talk about what the dream would mean to us if it was our dream. Finally, the dreamer was allowed to make comments about what we said. That was pretty much it... I came out of that class believing more in dream analysis than I did when I started, but I am still kind of a skeptic...

-- Liz S (xyliz@xyliz.dreamhost.com), June 21, 2000


I don't necessarily consider a waste of time. I think it should all be taken with a huge grain of salt, but as long as the interpretation is done mostly for fun and self-discovery there's no problem.

I personally feel that most of my dreams are simply for my own entertainment, though sometimes i understand that my dreams are working out something that is bothering me or occupying my thoughts in my day to day life.

-- Sherry (sherina@masc.ca), June 29, 2000.

I think it is a waste of time to attempt to interperet dreams. They are simply the consequence of having a brain which (thankfully) dosen't shut down when you go to sleep. Unfortunately, many people have brains which appear to shut down when they are awake-hence the popularity of psychics, creationism and Saturday Night Live.

-- Shane Budden (sbudden@ipswich.qld.gov.au), June 28, 2000.

I think that really detailed interpretation is a waste of times, but there are too many conicidences involving dreams to completely ignore them.

-- Liz (liz@xyliz.net), June 28, 2000.

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