Table of contents:
- Where do “prophetic” dreams come from?
- Conscious, preconscious and unconscious - what's the difference?
- Prediction mechanisms
- Dreams come true … in a dream
- Why do we want to believe that we are seers?
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Dreaming is a special human experience. Sometimes we dream about amazing things. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes scary. Often something completely unreal. And sometimes dreams even come true. How can this be explained?
Where do “prophetic” dreams come from?
Like all dreams: from our own head. And the soothsayer who predicts the future in your dream is yourself. Psychologists even have such jargon: a person “dreamed” something for himself.
A huge amount of information is collected in the brain, like in a storage room. Most of this information is not realized by us. In order to save space on a conscious level, we reliably forget about many of the past. As it turns out - for the time being
Imagine putting things out in your home cupboards. Where do you put what you rarely use? Usually somewhere far away, right? And what you often use, closer, so that it is easier to take the thing in the usual place. Do you know where your wallet is located? And the keys to the apartment?
But keeping all your belongings within reach is unrealistic. And therefore, what will not be needed soon is hidden away in our closets, so much so that we cannot always find it quickly. And it happens that a long-lost or forgotten object suddenly seems to fall under the arm. Or the dog found a sock behind the closet. When did you wear those socks? Or teenage children looked at an album with photographs: "Mom, who are you in the photograph with?"
Conscious, preconscious and unconscious - what's the difference?
Imagine that different knowledge and memories are also stored in our head. Some are in a prominent place so that the essentials in this life are available at any time. This is conscious information
But keeping everything we know within reach is very impractical. We simply could not find what we need among the numerous information in our head. And therefore, what will not be needed soon is hidden away. But you can find it.
You studied at the university, crammed some subject in order to pass the exam. And now you are learning another subject, and that one begins to be forgotten. One day you will start working in your specialty, and you may have to recall something from your knowledge of a subject that you passed and forgot. Or you lived in another area of the city, remembered the names of your neighbors, then moved. And then one day a former neighbor from another entrance is walking down the street, smiling at you. And you start to remember: what is her name? Tense up, remember. Done! Freud called this information "preconscious."
And we “hid something in our head” and forgot a long time ago, where it was hidden and on which shelf it lies. And when we suddenly discover this, we may not even remember that we once had a "thing". We could not attach any importance to this. Or the event was so unpleasant that I wanted to forget it forever. And - that's good luck! - forgotten. (The unpleasant is not necessarily forgotten, but sometimes we are so “lucky”.) However, it remains in our head, but we generally don’t remember such facts. Freud called this "the unconscious."
And suddenly the forgotten arises. Like the thing that suddenly came to hand. We knew about her, although we had not remembered for a long time, did not think that she was whole. Like a forgotten old toy that suddenly fell out of the closet. Likewise, dreams often seek out memories and show them to us.
Of course, it happens that a dream even "predicts" something. How does this happen? On a conscious level, we can forget that a person we know named the date of his return to the city, but we unconsciously continue to remember it. Therefore, in a dream we can see a meeting with him just on the eve of his arrival. And suddenly we remember that the appearance of a friend now would be very helpful.
Sometimes with his sleep a person “speaks” to himself about what he prefers not to think about in reality
For example, a girl does not think about cheating when her man disappears from time to time. Then he smiles at her, and she sees traces of lipstick "not her" color on his teeth. And again he does not think about anything. And then she has a dream - a warning that he has another, and after a while she learns that he is.
It happens that the body already "knows" something that the person has not yet noticed. The body can feel the illness earlier, then it dreams that it is ill. Or maybe unconsciously "used" a suitable image.
Dreams come true … in a dream
By the way, just coincidences are possible. Remember the folk song "On the Murom Path"? The girl breaks up with her beloved for a year. She has a "hard, terrible dream" that he found another. The girl is anxious, afraid of losing him. It could come true or not come true. But the song comes true.
In life, if you dream that something terrible will happen, it does not necessarily happen. We may just dream about our fears
If you dream that a dream is coming true, this is also not necessarily a prediction. We really want this, and in a dream the dream comes true. Perhaps this will happen, or maybe not. In reality, there are no people whose dreams always come true. This is a rare occurrence.
Why do we want to believe that we are seers?
Life often presents surprises, but if it were completely predictable, it would become, you see, more monotonous and boring. And we would be less inventive and creative. And they would lose not only sadness from sudden blows of fate, but also joy from her sudden gifts.
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