Bad dreams?

  • dh__

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    Jul 05, 2009 1:08 PM GMT
    Something bad you ate earlier? deeper spiritual thing connected to the rest of the world? random images your subconscious puts together to make you deal? scary movies?

    what do you think. where do they come from?
  • imperator

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    Jul 05, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    Given how utterly bizarre some of my best-remembered dreams have been... I'm not sure I want to know where they come from. I mean, if I met a three-headed polkadot pink and green lion that spoke backwards out of one mouth, Pentecostal tongues out of another, and riddle-filled English out of the third, I don't think I'd stop and ask it about its breeding or its philosophies. My dreams are full of disturbed shit I don't think I want to understand for fear of what it might reveal about my subconscious.
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    Jul 05, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    Just mental house-cleaning. At least, that's what I always thought.
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    Jul 05, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    usually mine are the result of stress, conscious or more usually subconscious. i dream pretty symbolically- i can usually pick apart their meanings later on and realize what inspired or spurned the dream. when i have a bout of nightmares, they usually point to my being stressed about something that i then have to introspect and figure out what it is- school, family, personal failures, social anxiety, love frustration, etc.
    often, i'm a lucid dreamer, so when i loose control of a dream and feel lost to its disorder, its usually a clear sign that my mind itself is addled up over something. in these cases, i think that nightmares are the mind's way of manifesting/notifying one of mental disturbance.

    sometimes though, i believe they can be the result of OTHER'S negativity, directed maliciously at one, either in the form of a subconscious mental attack/projection of anger/hate, or as a rarer, more formal curse or hex. this problem only really applies to those of us who are 'in' with communities or groups of witches or magicians, but you never know who you're pissing off at work. it can get ugly. similarly, i think unwanted negative spiritual attention can cause nightmares (demons or spirits)- i, personally, can usually tell the difference.... they feel off, and not like the nightmares caused by stress, because they're just sick and twisted and violent, with no real purpose or source. these are the dreams that leave you sweating and disturbed when you wake up- they're very rare, but they're decidedly devoid of meaning when you try to interpret them- they just are. i've found that a basic exorcism or banishment of such forces clears the problem up immediately, even after a lengthy bout of them. most cultures actually held this belief or still do- dream catchers are a great example of one believed way of keeping spirits from tampering with dreams.
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    Jul 05, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    Subconscious thoughts manifesting themselves.

    Although, that stuff about hexes and witchcraft sounds spooky.
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    Jul 05, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    WildPrince saidSubconscious thoughts manifesting themselves.

    Although, that stuff about hexes and witchcraft sounds spooky.


    I once had this conversation with a very wise priestess back when I was still in my First studies...

    I think that maybe the conscious mind (that vessel through which we live reality through) is the guardian of the subconscious, and when we fall asleep we leave our fragile unconscious mind unguarded against energies, such as stress and hate. Only then does the unconscious take control, out of necessity of the other's absence, and we see for ourselves the energies take form, many times in a symbolic sense. We don't know what fear truly looks like, but it find a way of manifesting it in a way where we recognize it as fear. The subconscious is not able to deal with emotions as well as our conscious mind, perhaps that's why the emotions we feel in dreams are much more pronounced(?).

    I don't know, I look forward to the day when our society is advanced to the point where we understand every aspect of our humanity. I would like to know how dreams come about, some of my dreams are very vivid and most of the time I do have some control in them...
  • dh__

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    Jul 05, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    wow that's crazy guys. i mean i was totally with scarabboy and at first thought that it was all something mental, but lately, my dreams have just been freakin me out lol

    now you talk about all this hex/witch stuff and that's a trip. i mean i like a good scary story as much as the next guy and i'm pretty open to anything but i would hope it would be nothing like that lol

    thanks for all the help. I guess i'll just try and analyze the dreams more. see what my mind is trying to tell me. *shrug*
  • Pheo

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    Jul 08, 2009 7:47 AM GMT
    Dh... If you don't mind you could e-mail me the dream and I can try to give you an in depth dream interpretation if you're looking for that. I used to do this stuff for a living.
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    Jul 11, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    I just always thought dreams were just mind in idle, but i dunno... but then i have strange dreams. Alot of time nothing really happens, i just feel random emotions. with some sort of visual like fractals. I had a recurring nightmare when i was a kid of some pulsating blob on a rod and just feeling sheer terror(dunno y).
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    Jul 11, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    i have dreams every night... last night i dreamt that i was in the bahamas dressed in a fine tailored suit stealing diamonds. I woke up before i found out why i was stealing the diamonds. Sometimes i had dreams where im having the bed sex ever and just before im cumming i wake up. Dreams take place because we are sometimes too afraid to do things in reality. So we subconsciously manifest what we would love to do while we sleep.
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    Jul 11, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    I had the weirdest dream last night.

    From what I remember....
    With a friend in some basketball court, but playing soccer
    Then with about another 100 people (in the same basketball court) learning how to dance
    Then pouring down rain in some old alley from around 1700's london era and some man comes up and me and my friends and asked if we wanted skittles. I asked if he had any sour skittles. He gave me 2 HUGE bags for free.icon_eek.gif

    I dont get it...
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    Jul 11, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    When I was in the hospital in intensive care in a drug induced coma, I had a dream that I was at a hospital christmas party. (accident was on nov 24th) All through the dream I was thinking "why am I at a hospital christmas party?" That dream is the only memory I have in a seven day period.


    Maybe it was the drugs.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 28, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    I think it can be from experiences, diet, maybe even general health.
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    Jun 28, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    dh__ saidSomething bad you ate earlier? deeper spiritual thing connected to the rest of the world? random images your subconscious puts together to make you deal? scary movies?

    what do you think. where do they come from?


    In C and s American indiginous tribal lore... they are messages, from the spirit world, and theres nothing hexish about that.... that is just a Western way of looking at whatever is traditional spirituality... it is just as "witchcrafty" as Chinese folklore....
  • manpit209

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    Jun 30, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    My bad dreams come from stress or from something disturbing me in my life. Some times it's a subconscious thing that presents itself but from the most part its stress from work or some other form of stress.
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    May 24, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    It could come from anything that could create a negative image or feeling.
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    May 24, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidMy unpleasant dreams usually end up with in an authority figure, my parents, or someone else I look up to yelling at me for doing something that shouldn't be that big of a deal. They usually happen the day night before I have a huge event coming up: job interview, final, audition, vacation, sex, etc...


    anxiety, just try to relax, or maybe you need to have a realization about something personal in regards to the dream.
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    May 26, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    i used to think my nightmares were funny, now when i get them they're terrifying. i don't recommend focusing on them.
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    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM GMT
    rosco87 saidi used to think my nightmares were funny, now when i get them they're terrifying. i don't recommend focusing on them.



    True. What you think about, you bring about. This, and....Energy flows where attention goes.

    Focus on the nice things you have in your life. Better yet, do a quick meditation before bed. icon_biggrin.gif Look at some beautiful images like flowers and natural sceneries. It'll help you have a nice dream!
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    May 29, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    I agree with Cityaznguy.

    Dreams come from the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind receives its information from the conscious mind. I think it's best to change your thinking to higher, uplifting, beautiful thoughts. The news we watch, or movies, or things that happen in everyday life also contribute to what we are feeding the subconscious.

    This is something I have to watch constantly and try to change my thinking when a negative thought crops up. I read something spiritual before retiring in the evenings as well.
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    May 29, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    Like these are good videos to watch before going to bed.







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    May 31, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    Dreams are curious things. For several years I kept journals of all the dreams I could remember. I wanted to see if the were any connections between my dreams and what was going on in my life at the time. After some research, I really didn't find much of anything. Some incidents and dreams seemed to be connected, but I don't know of the connections were anything substantial or just a coincidence. I basically concluded that most dreams are mental rubbish. However, since dreams are personal, only you can make sense of them and determine if they mean anything.
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    May 31, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Almost never