What are dreams?

Dreams

Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Scientists believe that, in addition to humans, certain birds and the majority of mammals also dream.

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Dream Sharing
... Dream sharing is the process of documenting or discussing both night and day dreams with others ... One of the primary purposes of sharing dreams is dream interpretation ... The sharing of dreams dates back at least as far as 4000-3000 BC in permanent form on clay tablets ...
World Of Krynn - The DL Modules - DL10 Dragons of Dreams
... In Dragons of Dreams, the player characters free the elven kingdom of Silvanesti from a plague of magical nightmares ... DL10 Dragons of Dreams was written by Tracy Raye Hickman, with a cover by Clyde Caldwell and interior illustrations by Diana Magnuson, and was published by TSR in 1985 as a 32-page book and ... Heroic Worlds, the player characters in this adventure "encounter lots of dream-generated weirdness" ...
Rough Dreams
... Rough Dreams is an album by Shivaree, released by Odeon Records in 2002 ... Due to disputes with the label, Rough Dreams was not officially released in the United States ...
Wavering Radiant - Theme
... The symbolism that comes up in dreams and the archetypal things that you discover in the process of self dream-analysis are things that have been recurrent throughout history in tons of ... Jung's 1961 work, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, served as a specific source of inspiration for Turner, as he noted on his blog in a post preceding the album's release ... Beyond Jung, he has spoken of how the album is closely related to dreams, and that he had been keeping a dream journal during the album's compositional phase ...

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    The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.
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