Tagged: Dream interpretation

Dreams among the early hebrews

The early Hebrews placed a high value on dreams as real experiences of the direct voice of God. The Old Testament, or Torah, contains many examples of dreams and waking visions as primary ways that...

Dreams in Egypt

The Egyptians absorbed some of the Assyrian and Mesopotamian dream practices into their own culture. They considered dreams to be a “revelation of truth.” If a person was given instructions in a dream, he...

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,...