Many ask, how can you tell with a night time experience, whether it is just a dream, an astral experience or when is it a genuine nocturnal spiritual event. ?
Speaking generally, when you wake and you feel you have been watching a film, that is usually a dream, which on various levels can be the mind just clearing and sorting, all the psychology schools are in disagreement on meanings, but for us perhaps the Jungian is the most sympathetic .
However when you awaken with powerful emotion still raw in your mind for some time after, this is as a rule an inner plane experience.
This for many years was called “astral travelling” then fashionably became an “O.B.E” or out of body experience, and recently this developed into “remote viewing”
This morning one of the strangest events to occur in many years of dream-watching, shook me up considerably.
By watching the passing inner landscape you get a feel for what dreams represent, these have always been good omens for what has happened, and for what may happen in the future.
The cultivation and practise of remembering and studying dreams is known technically as “total recall” and is of the most ancient of the psychic practises, and is mentioned many times in the bible, this science is known as “Oneiromancy”
The ancient Egyptians were masters at deciphering the nocturnal signposts experienced in our dreams, the biblical tale of the pharaoh and the 7 lean years and 7 years of plenty, is particularly good example if used with the biblical numerological codes.
Incidentally both the Muslim and Hindu religions see the number 7 as a sacred one.
Certain numbers appear again and again in the bible, such as the number 40.
Number 7 appears more times than expected because of its spiritual context.
So if a number seems valid in a dream it usually has a numerological meaning too.
It is good policy to also ask what colours were seen as these too have meaning. The Luscher colour test can be a useful temporary guide in further analysing the signposts.
A good tip is to keep a dream book, so immediately on waking write down the events of the night, while it is still fresh in the mind.
You can buy dream books with ready made dream meanings, but avoid these as each person will have their own individual meaning.
What I mean here is that a friend keeps spiders as pets and is not repulsed by them as most people are, and a medium friend of mine is utterly terrified of them, so how can they both when dreaming of a spider have the same meaning ?
To explain, the keeper of spiders would subconsciously view them as perhaps curious and strange animals, whereas most people find them distinctly unpleasant.
Never underestimate the significance or importance of dreaming.
Another example is the common colour blue in a dream, it could represent the sky or the sea, totally different interpretations, sky is air and up, sea is Water and down.
Rasputin’s colleague, the occultist Ouspensky said, “ that the subconscious is like an iceberg, nine times as big as the conscious or waking mind, therefore it is nine times more important, and nine times as real, therefore the real lives are led in the dream state and our conscious waking hours are when we are really asleep”
Hitler used this as a party slogan “with Germany awake” for release from the grip of the international financiers, and his National Socialism or “natzism” ideas,
Came to him in a dream.
The intelligence community know the value of sleep deprivation, and at Guantanamo Bay these techniques were used to blur the narrow divides with reality and illusion.
Prolonged deprivation results in “wake time dreaming” so necessary are dream experiences.
However, my own dream experience saw me at a battle field hospital, which both observation and feeling told me was the first world war, I remembered talking to several of the badly maimed men, and I realised that the familiarity I had, meant I knew these men, so my visit was not a single occurrence.
The shock and realisation, that I was a regular visitor to this awful place, was only overridden by the “gnosis” or inner knowing that the smell of the primitive anaesthetic, and gangrenous tissue, mingled with the aroma of explosive powder, sweaty uniforms and stale urine, and of course the dreaded mustard gas, remained with me the rest of the day.
Emotionally, it struck home, that I had to do all I could, this was as much a learning experience for me as the poor men, and what of the other poor men that were brainwashed on the other side to do likewise to these folk?
It is often said in intelligence training that ”the first casualty in war is truth”
No man without government “psy-ops” or psychological operations involving the telling of lies, would wish to kill another human being.
Some years ago Winston Churchill at his constituency in Woodford Green, Essex told me that in peacetime violent psychopaths, brawlers and killers were a menace, but come a war and the country was glad of them.
Kierkegaard said, ”I know truth only when it becomes life in me”
And I had the inner knowing or “gnosis” that this dream was very real, and true at a deep level, a truth so real I could taste it.
It is well known that sceptics who are unable to consider the possibility of any other view than theirs, are the most difficult to assist after death.
It is my considered belief that these men in their place of suffering, were in fact dead soldiers, and on the other side of life, held in the grip of pain and torment for ninety years by their scepticism, of course they not realising that they were dead, in their minds eye were still in the hospital having their wounds tended.
It has occurred to me many times, that the politicians who make, and then sit out these wars in places like Whitehall, have no idea of the suffering involved.
We have all heard of the medieval house with the ghost still walking the corridors 500 years later, but to see a full battle field hospital, some way behind the main lines, and hearing the gun bangs, the hollow eyed exhausted stretcher bearers running in with the remains of young men, sometimes conscious, often not, in a state of pain and anguish, left me with the strongest of desires to help, and herein I think lies the answer.
Most healers while in the sleep state will be at their work, the late healer Harry Edwards recognised the importance of this phenomenon, and once told me the sleep state is where the basis of healing trade craft is learnt.
Could it be that I was there, as possibly were many others solely to assist the wounded both physically and spiritually, ? we have all seen at rescue circles the sudden transformation, as the realisation hits home that in seeing and following the light, suffering diminishes, as at last contentment enters the soul.
I believe that myself along with others, would enter the battle field hospital, at night to minister to the dying and wounded, the cries of the men are alive in my heart to this day, so for me it was a real experience on some deep level.
Perhaps it is merciful that we do not as a rule, remember our dreams, our ancestral memories can contain much that may trouble us, and also much of value that would give us great joy.
“we are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our whole life is rounded with a sleep”-Shakespeare-
What say you ? T. Stokes
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