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. This, though burdened
with many business cares, I have honestly endeavored to do.
Through the long hours of many nights I have waited patiently
and passively the automatic movement of my hand to write
the subjective definitions without receiving a word or a single
manifestation of intelligence, and again the mysterious forces
would write as fast as my hand could move over the paper.

I will leave it for my readers to draw their own conclusions
as to whether automatic writing is the work of extraneous spirits,
through the brain and intelligence of the medium, or the result
of auto-suggestive influence upon the subjective personality.

It is argued by the Materialist, with some degree of strength,
that the healthy man does not dream, This is, perhaps, true, in a way,
but the whole man comprises the past, present, and future. The past
and future always embrace more of the conditions that surround him than
the present. The present is only the acute stage, while the chronic stage,
considered from a personal view, is the past and future combined.
Man cannot eliminate entirely these states from himself, for, while they
are past and future to the personal mind, they are ever present
to the higher subjective senses; he is, therefore, never in perfect
health unless these states are in harmony with the present.
The personal self, in a normal state, cannot free itself from the past
or from the anxieties of the future.

The reader should ever keep before his mind the fact that no man
ever had the same dream twice. He may have had very similar dreams,
but some detail will be missing. Nature seems to abhor duplicates.
You could no more find two dreams alike than you could find facsimiles
in two blades of grass. A man cannot live two days exactly alike.
Different influences and passions will possess him. Consequently, no two
dreams can be had under exactly the same influences. Stereotypes are
peculiarly the invention of man and not of God or nature.

Since it is impossible to find a man twice in exactly the same
mental state, it is equally impossible for him to dream the same
dream twice; therefore, it is only possible to approximate
dream interpretation by classing them into families.
This I have attempted to do in a more comprehensive way than
other writers who have preceded me.

All men are acquainted with health and sickness, love and hate,
success and failure. Sickness, hate and failure belong to kindred families,
and often ally their forces in such a way that it is hard to say whether
the dreamer will fail in love, health or some business undertaking.
But at all times a bad symbol is a warning of evil, though that evil may
be minimized or exaggerated, or _vice versa_, according as signs are good.

Thus, if the dream symbol indicates wealth or fortune to the peasant,
his waking life may be gladdened by receiving or seeing a fifty-cent piece,
or finding assuring work, while the same symbol to a wealthy man would
mean many dollars, or a favorable turn in affairs.

It is the same in physical life. A man may hear the sound of a wagon.
He cannot determine by the rattle of the wheels whether it is laden
with laundry, groceries or dry goods. He may judge as to its size
and whether it is bearing a heavy or a light burden. When it
objectifies he will be able to know its full import and not before.
So with dream symbols. We may know they are fraught with evil or good,
as in the case of Pilate's wife, but we cannot tell their full meaning
until their reflections materialize before the objective sense.

Death is more frequently foretold by dream messages or visions,
as explained in another part of this chapter.

During sleep the will is suspended, leaving the mind often a prey
to its own fancy. The slightest attack of an enemy may be foretold
by the unbridled imagination exaggerating the mental picture into
a monstrous shark or snake, when, indeed, a much less portentous
sign was cast from the dream mold.

A woman may see a serpent in waking life and through fright lose reason
or self-control. She imagines it pursues her when in reality it is going
an opposite direction; in a like way dreams may be many times unreal.

The mind loses its reason or will in sleep, but a supersensitive
perception is awakened, and, as it regains consciousness from sleep,
the sound of a knock on the wall may be magnified into a pistol shot.

The sleeping mind is not only supersensitive as to existing external sounds
and light, but it frequently sees hours and days ahead of the waking mind.

Nor is this contradictory to the laws of nature. The ant housed
in the depth of the earth, away from atmospheric changes,
knows of the approach of the harvest, and comes forth to lay
by his store.

In a like manner, the pet squirrel is a better barometer of the local weather
than the Weather Bureau. With unerring foresight, when a wintry frown nowhere
mars the horizon, he is able to apprehend a cold wave twenty-four hours ahead,
and build his house accordingly.

So in sleep, man dreams the future by intuitive perception of invisible
signs or influences, while awake he reasons it out by cause and effect.
The former seems to be the law of the spiritual world, while the latter
would appear to be the law of the material world. Man should not depend
alone upon either. Together they proclaim the male and female principle
of existence and should find harmonious consummation.

In this manner only can man hope to achieve that perfect normal
state to which the best thought of the human race is aspiring,
where he can create and control influences instead of being
created and controlled by them, as the majority of us are at
the present day.

God, the highest subjective source of intelligence, may in a
dream leave impressions or presentiments on the mind of man,
the highest objective source of intelligence.

The physical sun sends its light into the dark corners of the earth,
and God, the Spiritual Sun, imparts spiritual light into the passive
and receptive soul.

Man, by hiding in a cave, or closing the windows and doors of his house,
may shut out all physical light; so he may steep his soul in sensual
debauchery until all spiritual light is shut out.

Just as the vital essence of the soil, the mother of nature,
may be extracted by abuse, either from omission or commission,
until neither the light of the sun, nor the moisture of the heavens
will wake the flush of life, so may the spiritual essence
be deadened when the soil of the soul is filled with the aged
and multiplying weeds of ravishing materiality.

The dream mind is often influenced by the waking mind.
When the waking mind dwells upon any subject, the dream mind
is more or less influenced by it, and it often assists the waking
mind in solving difficult problems. The personal future,
embodied in the active states of the universal mind,
may affect the dream mind, producing premonitions of death,
accidents and misfortune.

The objective mind rejoices or laments over the aspects of the past
and present, while the spiritual mind, striving with the personal future,
either laments or rejoices over the prospective conditions.

One is the barometer of the past, while the other is the barometer
of the future.

If we study carefully the spiritual impressions left upon the dream mind,
through the interpretations of this book, we will be able to shape our future
in accordance with spiritual law.

Thus our temporal events will contribute to our spiritual development,
and in turn our spiritual knowledge will contribute to our temporal welfare.
Without this harmonious interaction of the two great forces in man,
the Divine plan of destiny cannot be reached.

This can only be accomplished through the material mind
or reason dominating the animal emotions of the heart.
In this way we would not covet our neighbor's goods, or grow
angry with our brother over trifles.

The house vacated by the sefish{sic} appetites of the world would
be filled with the whispers of spiritual love and wisdom necessary
to the mutual welfare and development of body and soul.

The theory used in this book to interpret dreams is both simple and rational.
By the using of it you will be surprised to find so many of the predictions
fulfilled in your waking life. We deal with both the thought and the dream.
The thought or sign implied in the object dreamed of and the influence
surrounding it are always considered in the interpretation.

Thoughts proceed from the visible mind and dreams from the invisible mind.
The average waking mind receives and retains only a few of the lessons
of life. It is largely filled with idle and incoherent thoughts that
are soon forgotten. The same may be truly said of the dream mind.
Many of our day thoughts are day dreams, just as many of our night dreams
are night thoughts. Our day deeds of evil or good pierce or soothe
the conscience, just as our night symbols of sorrow and joy sadden or please
the objective senses. Our day's thoughts are filled with the warnings
and presence of the inner mind and our night's thoughts are tinctured
and often controlled by our external mind.

Some writer has said: ``Everything that exists upon earth has its
ethereal counterpart.'' Christ said: ``As a man thinketh so is he.''
A Hindu proverb says: ``Man is a creature of reflection; he becomes
that upon which he reflects.'' A modern metaphysicist says:
``Our thoughts are real substance and leave their images upon
our personality, they fill our aura with beauty or ugliness according
to our intents and purposes in life.'' Each evil thought or action
has its pursuing phantom, each smile or kindly deed its guiding angel,
we leave wherever we ignobly stand, a tomb and an epitaph to haunt
us through the furnace of conscience and memory.

Closely following in the wake of our multiplying evil thoughts are armies
of these ghastly spectres pursuing each other with the exact intents
and purposes of the mind that gave them being. If we consider well these
facts we will be forced into thinking our best thoughts at all times.
Thoughts are the subjective and creative force that produces action.
Action is the objective effect of thought; hence the character of our daily
thoughts is making our failure or success of to-morrow.

The impersonal mind deals with all time and things as ever present.
The objective mind is constantly striving to penetrate
the spiritual realm, while the spiritual mind is striving to
enter matter, hence our actions have their subjective counterparts
and their subethereal counterparts. The universal mind,
in harmony with the evolutionary plans and laws of the macrocosms,
materializes through functions of the microcosm, imparting to each,
with its routine of failure and success, its daily objectivity.
The inner or passive dream mind may perceive the subjective types
or antitypes many days before they objectify through the microcosm.
Their meaning is often wrapt in symbols, but sometimes
the actual as it occurs in objective life is conveyed.
Our own thought images which have passed before the objective mind
may be perceived by the clever mind reader, but those antitypes
which are affecting our future, but which have none other
but subjective existence, are rarely ever perceived by any one
except by the power of the higher self or the spirit within.
For this reason we are enjoined by the sages to study self.
With the physical mind we only see physical objects,
with the subjective mind we see only subjective objects.
This was Paul's doctrine and it is the belief of the best
psychic thought of this century. By means of our reason--
an objective process for divining the future--aided by mathematical
and geographical data, we may outline the storm centers and the path
of the rain days before they appear in certain localities.
After eliminating all contingencies arising from clerical
error and counteracting influence, the prognostication is sure
of fulfilment. For centuries ahead the astronomer foretells
the eclipse of the moon and the sun and the arrival of comets.
He does not do this by crossing the borderland dividing the spiritual
from the physical world. In a like manner the subjective
forces operate upon their own planes and know very little
even of their own corporal realm, just as our physical senses
know little, if anything, of the soul or spiritual habitation.
They know that by gross living the sense of conscience may
be dulled, or that by right living it may be strengthened.
In like manner the subjective mind perceives by its own senses
certain invisible types of evil seeking external manifestations
in the microcosm. It knows that these forms of error will work
harm to the objective mind, and that if persisted in they
will pervert all intercourse or interchange of counsel between
the two factions of the man. In this there is no spiritual
perception of physical objects, any more than there is in mundane
life a sense perception of spiritual images and antitypes.
The former only sees the forms that manifest on its plane,
while the latter can note only those common to its sphere.
Each may recognize and feel the violence or good that these
manifestations will do to their respective counterparts,
but we have no reason to believe that normal objective or
subjective states have visional powers beyond their own plane.
The mind of man acting upon the mind of the macrocosm will produce,
according as he thinks or acts, antitypes of good or evil in
the imagination of the world which is reflected upon the spiritual
aura of the microcosm previous to taking on corporal form.
While in this state they may be perceived by subjectivity,
and thus the images seen are impressed on the dream mind
during sleep, or on the passivity of the objective sense.

Evil or righteous acts recently committed will more acutely affect
the present waking mind than those enacted at a more remote period.
In a similar way future disaster or success which is soon to occur
will impress the dream mind more vividly than those which are
to transpire at a later date. But in the lives of all men there
are past incidents which they will never forget, and which
will never cease to fill their hearts with pride or remorse.
So, too, in their distant future there are important events
to transpire which are struggling through tumultuous infinitude
to leave their ghastly or smiling impress upon the dream mind.
If your mental states are passive you will receive the warnings.
There are cases on record which show events have been forecast
years ahead of their occurrence.

We do not claim that this book will prove an interpreter of all dreams,
or that the keys disclosed will open to you all the mysteries of the future,
or even all those surrounding your own personality, but by studying
the definitions and the plane upon which they were written, you will be able,
through the power of your own spirit, to interpret your own dreams.
The combination of dream and dream influences are as infinite as the stars,
or the combination of thought and number. They can only be classed
and considered as such. They cannot be analyzed in detail or as a whole.
In mathematics we have nine digits from which an infinite variety
of combinations may be formed and solved by the deduction of the mind.
Through them we may measure time, space, quality and quantity.

The symbol o and I exist by reason of _no thing_ and _some
thing_ or death and life. The figure one is subject to
illimitable expansion. It is without beginning in the infinite
of number, as God is without beginning in the infinite of being.
As with the vegetable kingdom, the tiny seed or acorn silently
working its magical transformation into a plant or tree,
and directing its destiny with marvelous intelligence
through the torrid and frigid vicissitudes of the seasons;
so is man without beginning in the infinitude of his own
being or microcosm. Man is both a type and antitype.
A type of what pre-existed in the imagination of the world, and an
antitype of a future life yet to manifest itself on another plane
where the incidents of the one will be subjective, as the events
occurring in infancy or in other planes are now subjective.
His dreams, thoughts and actions, and the influences that
produce them and their multiplying combination, cannot be
numbered or reproduced any more than you can number the leaves
of the forest, or find two exactly similar units among them.
Thus the full meaning or interpretation of dreams cannot be fully
demonstrated through mental or even spiritual stereotypes.
But by the intelligent use of this book you will be able to trace
out almost any dream combination and arrive at the true nature
of its portent.

A wise doctor, in preparing medicine for a patient,
considers well his age, temperament and his present condition.
So should the interpreter of dreams ponder well the mental state,
the health, habits and temperament of the dreamer.
These things no one can know so well as the dreamer himself.
He, therefore, with the aid of this book, will be able to interpret
his dreams by the light that is in him.

Man is the microcosm or a miniature world. He has a soul and
mental firmament, bounded by the stellar dust and the milky way,
and filled with the mystery of suns, satellites and stars.
These he can study best by the astronomy of induction and introspection.
He has also a physical plane, diversified by oceans,
lakes, rivers, fertile valleys, waste places and mountains.
All are in cosmic interdependency as they are in the macrocosm.
Here rests the mystery of being--the grandest of subjects!
The student is no less bewildered and awed than the geologist
who gropes blindly through the seams of the earth searching
for links in the infinite chain of knowledge, or the astronomer
sweeping the heavens of the macrocosm in quest of new phenomena.
The two planes are dependent upon each other. It is the smile
or disease of the firmament that blesses or diseases the earth.
It is likewise the impure firmament of the microcosm that diseases
the body and soul. If it reflects the drought of thought or the
various states of evil, deserts will enlarge, forest of infectious,
venomous growth will form the habitation of lust and murder.
Before great moral or physical revolutions or catastrophes occur,
clouds will darken the horizon of the dream mind; storms will gather,
lurid flames of lightning will flash their volatile anger;
the explosive thunder will recklessly carry on its bombardment;
bells will ring, strange knocking will be heard--symbols of a message--
phantom forms will be seen, familiar voices will call and plead
with you, unknown visitors will threaten you, unearthly struggles
with hideous giants and agonies of mind and body will possess you;
malformations of the most hideous type will seize your vision;
shrouded in sheets of a whitish vapor, evanescent specters,
with pallid face and of warning countenance, will cling around you,
and contagion and famine will leave their desolate impress upon
the flower of health and in the field of plenty. Thus all of us
would be nightly warned in our circle or miniature world if we
would develop subjective strength to retain the impressions left
upon our dream mind. But in spite of all reason and conscience--
in spite of the inductive knowledge received through our senses--
we go on from day to day, and step by step, feeding our soul
on the luscious fruit of the outward senses, until the rank
weeds of sefishness{sic} have choked out all other forces.
Thus the soul is filled with thought images that assume the form
of vicious animals, homely visaged fowls, rabid and snarling
cats and dogs, leprous and virile serpents, cankerous lizards,
slimy intestine worms, hairy and malicious insects.
They are generated by greed, envy, jealousy, covetousness, backbiting,
amorous longings and other impure thoughts. With the soul filled
with this conglomeration of virus and filth, why doubt a hell and its
counterpart condition, or expect the day or night to bring happiness?
If evil thoughts will infest the soul with ravenous microbes,
good thoughts and deeds will starve and suppress their activity,
and create a heaven to supplant them. With this grand and eternal
truth in view, man should ever think kindly of those about him,
control his temper in word and action, seek his own, think the best
of thoughts, study to relieve the worthy poor, seek solace in the depth
of being, and let gentleness and meekness characterize his life.
Then will he sow the seeds of a present and future heaven.
His day thoughts and his night thoughts in harmony will point
with unerring forecast to a peaceful end. Spiritual and helpful
warnings will fall upon the dream mind, as gently as dew upon
the flowers and as softly as a mother's kiss upon the lips of love.
When our external lives are guided by the forces within,
sweet are the words and messages from our own spirit;
for those who are truly blessed are those who seek divine love
through the channels of their inner world of consciousness.



{illust. caption = A DIAGRAM GIVING THE THEORY OF THIS BOOK,
AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MICROCOSM AND THE MACROCOSM.

FRAGMENTARY THOUGHTS FROM DREAM REALMS:}


Man is a little circle or world composed of the infinitesimal atoms thrown
off from the great circle or parent world, and fitting into his place
in the zone of life. If in the revolutions of the great circle he catches
more material he increases his circle to objective or subjective growth:
if he absorbs spiritual or mind atoms as they fall from the great body
of creative source, he enlarges or contracts his own circle according
to the assimilation of the food he receives from the parent.

It is optional with man to obtain spiritual or material manna
as it is disseminated throughout existence. To feed on material
diet alone, contracts and distorts the circle of the man;
but a full comprehension of the needs of the circle, a proper
denial of supply to some of the compounds, together with a tender
care of other parts, will round out the whole into a perfect
physical and mental circle of life.

Dissentious and conflicting results should be avoided in computing
the length and breadth of the compounded circle of man's individual world.
Objective life is one of the smallest compounds in real life.

Dream life is fuller of meaning and teaching of the inner, or God life,
than is the exterior life of man. The mind receives education
from communing with the dream composition in the great circle.
Consult with your whole nature or circle before beginning a serious work;
partial consultations, or material advice only, often brings defeat
of objects sought, when a true home counsel would have brought success
and consequent happiness.

Man should live in his subjective realms and study more his
relation to other compositions or circles; thus fructifying
and making beautiful his own world through intercourse with
others who have worked in the great storehouse of subjectivity,
and who have climbed already from the basement into the light
of spiritual sunshine.

* * * *

A FEW QUESTIONS AND SUBJECTIVE ANSWERS REGARDING DREAMS.


QUESTION.--What is a dream?

ANSWER--A dream is an event transpiring in that world belonging to the mind
when the objective senses have withdrawn into rest or oblivion.

Then the spiritual man is living alone in the future or ahead
of objective life and consequently lives man's future first,
developing conditions in a way that enables waking man to shape
his actions by warnings, so as to make life a perfect existence.

Q.--What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?

A.--A dream to the average or sensual person, bears the same relation to his
objective life that it maintained in the case of the ideal dreamer, but it
means pleasures, sufferings and advancements on a lower or material plane.

Q.--Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?

A.--Just as words fail sometimes to express ideas, so dreams fail
sometimes in their mind pictures to portray coming events.

Q.--If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream
of the past?

A.--When a person dreams of past events, those events are warnings of evil
or good; sometimes they are stamped so indelibly upon the subjective mind
that the least tendency of the waking mind to the past throws these pictures
in relief on the dream consciousness.

Q.--Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?

A.--Because the future of man is usually affected by the present,
so if he mars the present by wilful wrongs, or makes it bright
by right living it will necessarily have influence on his dreams,
as they are forecastings of the future.

Q.--What is an apparition?

A.--It is the subjective mind stored with the wisdom gained from futurity,
and in its strenuous efforts to warn its present habitation--
the corporal body--of dangers just ahead, takes on the shape of a dear
one as the most effective method of imparting this knowledge.

Q.--How does subjectivity deal with time?

A.--There is no past and future to subjectivity.
It is all one living present.

Q.--If that is so, why can't you tell us accurately of our future
as you do of our past?

A.--Because events are like a procession; they pass a few at a time
and cast a shadow on subjective minds, and those which have passed
before the waking mind are felt by other minds also and necessarily
make a more lasting impression on the subjective mind.

* * * *


Q.--To illustrate: A person on retiring or closing his eyes had a face
appear to him, the forehead well formed but the lower parts distorted.
Explain this phenomenon?

A.--A changed state from perfect sleep or waking possessed him.

Now, the man's face was only the expression of his real
thoughts and the state of his business combined.
His thoughts were strong and healthy, but his business fagging,
hence his own spirit is not a perfect likeness of his own soul,
as it takes every atom of earthly composition perfectly normal
to reproduce a perfect spirit picture of the soul or mortal man.
He would have seen a true likeness of himself had conditions
been favorable; thus a man knows when a complete whole is
his portion. Study to make surroundings always harmonious.
Life is only being perfectly carried on when these conditions
are in unison.


HOW TO DEVELOP THE POWER TO DREAM.


Keep the mind clear and as free from material rubbish as is
possible and go to sleep in a negative condition (this will,
of course, have to be cultivated by the subject). A person can,
if he will, completely relax his mind and body to the receptive
mood required for dreams to appear as realities, or true
explanations of future events.

* * * *


To dream you are conversing with a dead relative, and that
relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you
of coming distress unless you follow the advice given.
Disastrous consequences could be averted if minds could grasp
the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.
The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach
more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane.
There is so little congeniality between common or material
natures that persons should depend more largely upon their own
subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure.

* * * *

DREAMS EXAGGERATED.


The will is suspended during sleep, so the dream mind is more a prey
to excitability than the waking mind.

Thus when images appear upon the dream vision they are frequently distorted
into hideous malformations that fill it with fear and excitement.


CONTRARY DREAMS.


The constant dwelling of the mind upon certain things distorts
their shapes upon subjectivity, thus throwing dreams in exactly
opposite channels to the waking reality. Yet the dreamer always
feels a sense of being awake in dreams like these, and on awakening
experiences no recuperation of mind or body after such contrary dreams,
Sleep is not fully sustained while the dreamer is held by material
ideas in the subjective state.

* * * *

WHEN DREAMS ARE LESS PRESCIENT.


The cessation of the organs to perform healthful functions converts
a man into a different person, and dreams while in this state would
have no prophetic meaning, unless to warn the dreamer of this
disorganization of his physical system.

Dreams are symbols used by subjectivity to impress the objective
or material mind with a sense of coming good or evil. Subjectivity is
the spiritual part of man. The soul is that circle of man lying
just outside the gross materiality and partaking largely of it.
All thoughts and desires enter first the soul or material mind
and then cast themselves on the spirit. Frequently the soul becomes
so filled with material or present ideas, that the spiritual symbols
are crowded out, and then it is that dreams seen to be contrary.
Material subjectivity, that is, all thoughts and ideas emanating
from material sources, go to make up this circle; then the mind
catches up the better thoughts of this section and weaves them
into a broader and more comprehensive power, sustaining the owner
in his own judgment.

And still another circle is formed of the finer compound of this,
which is spiritual subjectivity, or the highest element of intelligence
reached by man. [This circle is ``the spiritual man'' and relates
in substance to the spiritual soul of the macrocosm or universe.
It becomes strong or weak as we recognize or fail to recognize
it as a factor of being. The process of spiritual development
is similar to that of the vegetable and animal kingdoms.
The trees on the outer rim of the forest are more capable of resisting
the wind than those more to the center, by reason of their exposure
to storms; the roots have penetrated with double strength far
into the earth, and the branches are braced with toughened bark
and closely knitted ligaments.

The same may be said of the animal kingdom. The mind is developed
by vigorous exercise just as are likewise the muscles of the body.
The more these are cultivated by drawing from their parental affinities
in the macrocosm, the more knowledge or power they take on.
Thus as a man simulates in thought and action an ape, a tiger, a goat,
a snake or a lamb he takes on their characteristics and is swayed by
like influences to enmity, meekness, covetousness and avariciousness.
To illustrate further. If he is cunning he draws on the fox of
the microcosm and becomes, in action and thought, like that animal.
If selfishness survives, the hog principle is aroused from its latent
cells in the microcosm and he is dominated by material appetites.
In a similar way he may perceive the spiritual in himself.
Nature's laws, with all their numberless and intricate ramifications
are simple in their harmony of process and uniformity of purpose
when applied to the physical and ethical developments of man.]

Possibilities for inner improvements or expansions rest with material man.
If he entertains gross desires to the exclusion of spiritual germs,
he will dwarf and degrade higher aspirations, and thus deprive subjective
spirituality of her rightful possessions.

* * * *


Nature, in compounding the materials for the creation of the deaf man,
inadvertently dropped the ingredient sound, hence making an imperfect being;
and sound, being thus foreign to his nature, he can only be approached
by signs even in dreams. Subjectivity uses nature's forces,
while a normal person uses dreams to work on his waking consciousness.
As it is impossible to use with effect a factor which a man does not
naturally possess, a deaf man rarely ever dreams of sound, or a blind
man of light.

* * * *

TWO DREAMS ARE NEVER THE SAME, NOR ARE TWO FLOWERS EVER ALIKE.


Whatever symbol is used to impress the dreamer is the one
which is likely to warn him more definitely than any other.
No two persons being ever in the same state at the same time,
the same symbols would hardly convey identical impressions;
neither will the same dream be as effective in all cases
of business or love with the same dreamer.

A person's dream perception wavers, much as it does in waking hours.
You fail to find the same fragrance in the rose at all times,
though the same influences seemingly surround you; and thus it is
that different dreams must be used for different persons to convey
the same meaning.

Creation, confident of her power to perfect her designs,
does not resort to that monotony in her work, which might result
were the perception of man, or the petals and fragrance of flowers
cast from one stereotyped mold of intelligence, beauty or sweetness.
This variety of scheme runs through all creation.
You think you have identical dreams, but there is always
some variation, even if it be something dreamed immediately over.
Nature is no sluggard and is forever changing her compounds,
so that there is bound to be change in the details even of dreams.
This change would not materially affect the approach of happiness
or sorrow in different people, and hence the same dreams are
reliable for all.

Persons of the same or similar temperament will be more deeply
impressed by a certain dream than would people their opposite;
and though the dream cannot be the same in detail yet it is
apparently the same, just as two like flowers are called roses,
though they are not identical.

If a young woman twenty-five and a girl of fifteen should each have a dream
of marriage, the same definition would apply to each, just the same
as if they would each approach a flower and smell of it differently.
Different influences will possess them unconsciously, though the outward
appearance be the same.

A young woman of a certain age is warned in a dream of trouble
likely to befall her, while another of similar age and
threatened trouble is warned also, but in different symbols,
which she fails to grasp and bring back to waking existence,
and she thus believes she has had no warning dream.

There are those in the world who lack subjective strength,
material or spiritual, and hence they fail to receive dreams,
however symbolic, because there is no power within them
to retain these impressions.

There are many reasons for this loss, utter material gross-ness, want
of memory, physical weakness uncoupled from extreme nervousness,
and total lack of faith in any warning or revelation purporting
or coming from the dream consciousness.

To dream at night and the following day have the thing dreamed of
actually take place, or come before your notice, is not allegorical.
It is the higher or spiritual sense living or grasping the immediate
future ahead of the physical mind. The spiritual body is
always first to come into contact with the approaching future;
it is present with it, while still future to the physical body.
There is no reason why man should not grasp coming events earlier,
only he does not cultivate inner sight as he does his outer senses.
The allegorical is used because man weakens his spiritual force
by catering to the material senses.

He clings to the pleasures and woes of the material world
to the exclusion of spirituality.



WHAT'S IN A DREAM.


A.


``_When he was set down on the Judgment seat, his wife sent
unto him, saying, `Have thou nothing to do with that just man;
for I have suffered many things this day in a dream, because of him_.'
''--Matthew xxvii, 19.


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Dream dictionary entry taken from 10,000 Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller. Psychologist World provides these definitions as a courtesy and is not responsible for, or for any consequences resulting from the use of, Miller's archaic dream interpretations.

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