Category: Curiosity

Dreams in early Christianity

Initially, Christianity continued honoring dreams and visions as a primary way that God communicated with humans. Dreams and visions literally shaped the birthing and early development of Christianity. Angels, the communicators of God, appeared...

The virtual reality of lucid dreaming

Dreaming is usually a passive activity. Dreams happen automatically. The dreamer does not cause a dream to happen and does not control it. Lucid dreaming is different: It is the awareness that one is...

Dreams in decline

As Christianity spread throughout Europe and the classical world, dreams went further into decline. The great pagan dream temples were converted to Christian churches or were shut. In the thirteenth century St. Thomas Aquinas,...

Science Ventures into Dreamland

Scientific study of dreams began in earnest in 1953 when research ers at the University of Chicago verified that a dream is likely to be in progress during rapid eye movement (REM). This phase...

The Astral World

The Astral World

Where do people go when they dream? Is there a single destination or many destinations? The ancients believed that dream-ing involved literal travel to another place where the rules of time and space are...

The Psychic Side of DreamsThe Psychic Side of Dreams

The Psychic Side of Dreams

One night in August 2001, a man in Iowa has a terrifying night-mare. He dreams that a plane crashes into a tall building some-where and many people die. The dream is so vivid and...