The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62458   Message #1011198
Posted By: Peg
02-Sep-03 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Thought a Day: The Hammerskold Paradox
Subject: RE: Thought a Day: The Hammerskold Paradox
welcome back everyone.

BillD; to respond to your earlier comment, in my experience, it is a fact that people can and do share in each other's dream experiences on the astral plane (or where/whatever you wish to call it), not a mere theory or idea. I realize many may think this is not possible and I suppose I did not until I experienced it for myself. (Was it Little Hawk who suggested we believe in things because we have experienced them directly?)

If one believes Jung was correct in positing a collective unconscious, it doesn't seem too far to go to imagine that thought forms and energies generated during the dreaming state can also affect others. We spend a full third of our lives sleeping and a good portion of that dreaming. Without sufficient REM sleep, people can start hallucinating (this has happened to me) and sleep deprivation is one of the quickest routes to death, not merely because of its physical effects but its mental ones; the brain needs this activity or it cannot function properly. I think it well worth exploring the constructive possibilities of dreaming. Some people cannot recall them at all or claim not to dream, but there are various techniques to help develop better recall.