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Exploring all aspects of dreams and dreaming.
Exploring all aspects of dreams and dreaming.

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To learn more about the power of dreams and dreaming, go here: http://the-formula.org/dream-basics/ and https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/27

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Dr. Christopher Kerr: Dreams & Visions Of The Dying
https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/topic/620/-/view/post_id/3703

To learn more about the power of dreams and dreaming, go here: http://the-formula.org/dream-basics/ and https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/27

When Loved Ones & Friends Pass From This World To The Next
http://the-formula.org/when-loved-ones-friends-pass-from-this-world-to-the-next/

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Excerpt from the fantastic book "Healing Dreams" by Marc Ian Barasch:

http://nhne-pulse.org/dreams-excerpts-from-healing-dreams-by-marc-ian-barasch-2/

In a book entitled ‘The Third Reich of Dreams’, the German journalist Charlotte Beradt catalogued the dream lives of three hundred of her fellow citizens during the rise of Nazism. She found that while her informants felt constrained to go along with the devastating rending of the Weimar social fabric, their dreams were telling the dark parallel story.

“Beradt heard the first dream that alarmed her in 1933, three days after Hitler seized power. Her acquaintance Herr S., an industrialist, dreamed that propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels visited his factory and had all workers line up in two rows facing each other. Herr S., who employed many Social Democrats who had opposed Hitler’s rise, was forced to stand before them all and raise his arm in the Nazi salute. Goebbels watched him impassively as it ‘took me half an hour to get my arm up, inch by inch.’ Finally when he did manage, ‘Goebbels said coldly ‘I don’t want your salute’ and turned on his heel out the door. There I stood in my own factory arm raised, pilloried right in the midst of my own people. I was only able to keep from collapsing by staring at his clubfoot as he limped out. And so I stood until I woke up.’

“The dream, says Beradt, ‘swept him off his self-made foundations, destroyed his sense of identity and left him disoriented.’ It recurred again and again, each time with humiliating new details — in one, Herr S. found himself struggling to lift his arm until his backbone literally broke. Such nightmares, she began to suspect, were becoming common, yet remained each dreamer’s private hell. The atmosphere was becoming so poisoned, the ground so treacherous, that people were afraid to tell each other their dreams.

“Until she was compelled to leave the country in 1939, Beradt continued to compile her dream history. She quietly asked the people she normally came in contact with to tell her their dreams — dressmakers, neighbors, an aunt, the mailman — without revealing her purpose. She had to write her notes in code, camouflaging them as family anecdotes (Hitler, Goering, and Goebbels became “Unde Hans, Uncle Gusta, and Uncle Gerhard”) and hiding them in the bindings of books scattered throughout her large private library.

“Beradt’s work sheds light on the power of truth that Healing Dreams wield, and how, to society’s tragic loss, that power can be reduced to a voice crying in the wilderness…”

“These dreams remarkably prefigured many of the horrors that were not yet manifest — the subversion of medicine into torture and human experimentation; the elimination of the unfit and racially ‘impure’; the contempt for civil procedure; the breakdown of individual psychological autonomy, allowing evil to run rampant. The uniqueness of these dreams, Beradt noted, is that they were not produced by conflicts in private life or personal psychological wounds but in response to a pubic realm of lies and imminent violence. Before the totalitarian ruthlessness of the Nazis was fully revealed — when, as she wrote, ‘the regime was still treading lightly’ — many already knew the facts in their dreams.

“It struck Beradt that the dreams tended to be unusually straightforward: ‘These dreams adopt forms and guises which are no more complicated than the ones used in caricature or political satire, and the masks they assume are just as transparent as those worn at carnivals…'”

“She was amazed that even seemingly unexceptional people were envisioning the ‘true apparitions of a new order.’ ‘On the basis of wide-spread experience,’ Beradt concluded, ‘one can safely assume that a great number of people were plagued by very similar dreams during the Third Reich.’

“Beradt’s observations raise an intriguing question: Could countervailing forces arising from the psyche have mitigated fascism before it attained its final, distilled virulence? If pre-Nazi Germany had been honeycombed with grassroots dream groups — if people had shared their nightmares, spoken them aloud — would this have acted, in some small way, as an inoculation against totalitarianism, allowing people to draw courage from each others’ inner visions?

“Or what if people had simply believed their own dreams? We often think of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale of the unconscious run rampant, when the civilized ego-structure of a nation is overcome by its unleashed id, and the blind directives of Eros and Thanatos gather the collective force of an avalanche. But might it be more accurate to say its citizens had become deaf to their own unconscious, blind to their own nightmares and mute to the psyche’s expression?

“There is one well-documented nightmare that helped a man dare to throw himself before the onrushing juggernaut. Franz Jaegerstetter was an Austrian who, before World War II broke out, publicly refused Nazi conscription, one of the only such cases for which we have a detailed dossier. During his trial, he testified that his actions were inspired by a powerful dream: ‘I am in a valley, seeing a great train gathering speed as it comes down a mountain, watching in amazement as hundreds and then thousands and finally millions of people jump on. I am debating doing this myself when a booming voice proclaims, ‘This train is going to Hell!’ He knew come what may, he could never get aboard this terrible conveyance carrying such a great part of humanity into the abyss. In 1938, with all the barbarous pomp of Prussian militarism, Jaegerstetter was convicted of treason and publicly beheaded.”

— Chapter 6, The Dream Society, Page 168, 169

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Healing Dreams: Exploring the Dreams That Can Transform Your Life
By Marc Ian Barasch
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1573221678/nhne-20

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To learn more about the power of dreams and dreaming, go here: http://the-formula.org/dream-basics/ and https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/27
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From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh’s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate with sacred beings, gain valuable wisdom and power, heal suffering, and explore new realms of existence. Conversely, the world’s religious and spiritual traditions provide the best source of historical information about the broad patterns of human dream life. Dreaming in the World’s Religions provides an authoritative and engaging one-volume resource for the study of dreaming and religion. It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur’an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, from the Ojibwa vision quest to Australian Aboriginal journeys in the Dreamtime. Bringing his background in psychology to bear, Kelly Bulkeley incorporates an accessible consideration of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology into this fascinating overview. Dreaming in the World’s Religions offers a carefully researched, accessibly written portrait of dreaming as a powerful, unpredictable, often iconoclastic force in human religious life.

To learn more about the power of dreams and dreaming, go here: http://the-formula.org/dream-basics/ and https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/27

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