This book is a study of the mysterious phenomenon of dreams. Dreams have
fascinated mankind for ages. Civilizations over time and varied cultures
have attempted to interpret the occurrence and meaning of dreams in
different ways. Various theories have been extended from time to time to
interpret this phenomenon. Dreams are generally viewed as displays of the
subconscious and the unconscious which know everything of the past, the
present and the future and constitute an interrelation between these.
The book analyses the states of thought, the sleep cycle an occurrence of
dreams, presenting view points of various religious and cultural traditions
like the tantric view, that of the Guiana Indians, the Korean tradition,
and so on. It discusses the views of scientists and psychologists on
dreams, examining the beliefs of each school- the Freud school, Jung
school, Hall school among others – in detail. It classifies dreams in
different ways and deals with aspects of contemplation, emotions, and
feelings in dreams. It also takes up dream healing an numerology,
explaining how one can understand the structure of a dream and its
significance and use it for achieving something in life. It contains
accounts of dreams experienced by famous personalities in history which
were closely linked to their real lives.
Nandlal Vanvari, PhD, has specialized in electronics and
communication engineering. He has presented papers in national and
international conferences on R&D vis-à-vis electronics industry and has
published a number of research papers in journals and works on the subject.
He is listed in the directory of “Experts in Renewable Energy” brought out
b the department of science and Technology, Government of India. Over the
years, he has keenly cultivated his interest in spiritual-scientific topics
like the occult sciences.
Throughout history, human beings have sought to understand the meaning of
dreams. The ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, and Aryans believed
dreams possessed oracular power. In the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bible, and
Koran, there are many examples – the Ramayana has depicted a dream by a
female demon about setting the whole Lanka on fire by a big monkey
(Hanuman), and Sati Sulochana dreaming about the end of her husband
Meghnada. Mahabharata tells that God told Vasudeva in dream to get up and
take away Krishna who is born, immediately to save him from the wrath of
his cruel maternal uncle Kansa, and another story about the dream of queen
Gandhari manipulating the bodies of her hundred sons, who subsequently died
in the Kurukshetra was. The Bible has given the example that Joseph’s
elucidation of Pharaoh’s dream averted seven years of famine. Most of the
Koran was handed over to Prophet Muhammad in a dream
Dreams have been mystic experiences for evolved souls. For some of them,
dreams provided an alternative personality, such as prophetic speech,
automatic writing, or the mediumistic trance.
Some shaggy scientific-minded cave dwellers began the study of the omens
prophecies and warnings contained in dreams which have since been woven
into the very fabric of life, until they have become a part of art,
literature, and religion as well as science. Thereafter during the past
century, scientists offered conflicting psychological and neuroscientific
explanation: that dreams are a conglomerate of psychic formations in the
psychic field of vision.
This book has been written to quench the curiosity, less of academic or
historic nature and more of understanding, and application interests in
I present the text as a “tiny tot” in the field of dreams, who has picked
up the pebbles from the playground of peers and principals of schools of
dreams, and also from the seashore of Cosmic – Consciousness.
Dreams have fascinated mankind for ages and in spite of advances in
psychological studies, the truth behind the mess of jumbled images which
flood the mind when we sleep has not been adequately brought to light.
The ancient Egyptians believed dreams possessed oracular power. Other
cultures have interpreted dreams as inspirational, curative, or alternative
reality, Yet other views are:
Although dreams might at times have psychological contents, they were
Dreams are the means by which brain rids itself of unnecessary information.
Every important occurrence in our lives is foreshadowed in our dreams.
Dreams area series of images and/or thoughts passing through the mind in
Everybody dreams; even a child of 8 months dreams; a low intelligence
person dreams as much as a person with high intelligence; and a person who
is blind since birth also dreams.
An unenlightened person is dreaming constantly, even when he is awake. She
does not know this because her/his sensory functions are extroverted. The
moment you cut-off your awareness from the sensory functions of sight,
smell, sound, taste and touch, and relax, you begin to witness the dreams.
The mind of a human being is dreaming all the time, consciously as well as
unconsciously. The dreams during siesta and night-sleep are only a small
part of this totality – a subject of the present text.
In this usual state of dreaming, the content and expression of dreams are
related to the spontaneous build-up and release of psychic tension from the
subconscious as well as the awakening and expression of the unconscious.
A normal person may not rely on dreams fully, whereas a person with
developed consciousness, accepts dreams as “conscious facts,” and carries
them from present to future by his/her “free will.”
Dreams are displays of your subconscious and unconscious, which know
everything of the past, the present and the future, and also constitute an
interrelation between the future, the now, and the past of human
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