***sigh*** ok I just checked the floor - no slimy gobs of grey matter - guess my brain is still in there - and my mind is remaining open ...
Very interesting link, Ed! Thank you! I hope this thread doens't die too quickly so I can go over it a few more times.
But to answer your question about why I dismissed coincidence so quickly - it's because I've had SO MANY similiar experiences ALL of my life that it's become just foolish for me to write them all off as some kind of coincidence! And I don't think presenting more of them here as some kind of 'evidence' is going to convince anyone - they are NOT 'evidence' in the conventional sense! I don't have any desire to convince anyone of anything anyway! People are more convinced by reasons they have discovered themselves than by anything they are told by someone else. I shared that story only because a few people above seemed genuinely interested in my point of view.
But to quote Ted Andrews from his book 'Psychic Protection' again (a little volume that I've found most helpful - although certainly not the 'last word' in these matters by any means) - in my explorations:
"If something happens once or twice, you are still in the realm of coincidence. When it starts happening more than that, something else is at work".
I'm still in the process of discovering what that "something else" might be regarding my dreams and other experiences. And keeping active tabs on the state of my brain is one of my TOP priorities, believe me!