Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Month: January 2018

Moving Up

Moving Up

The Dream: “I was in an elevator with the owner and a partner of the company I work for. We were going up to the 176th floor, but the building was swaying so much I was scared.” The Analysis: The dreamer’s relationship with the other… Read More

Are You Smarter in Your Sleep?

Are You Smarter in Your Sleep?

The inventor Thomas Edison used to nap while holding a metal ball in his hand, and as he fell asleep and his hand would relax, the sound of the ball hitting the ground would wake him. The artist Salvador Dali used the same trick, but… Read More

Can the Supernatural Communicate to Us through Dreams?

Can the Supernatural Communicate to Us through Dreams?

Before I start, I am here to objectively ponder an idea, to give you a mental exercise, and to start a conversation, not to take sides. No matter how much of a skeptic you may be, I think this question warrants a conversation, because due… Read More

Dreaming to the Extreme

Dreaming to the Extreme

Why do our dreams seem to take situations to the extreme? I never dream about being mildly embarrassed and blushing; it would be a “realizing halfway through my workout that I’m naked and my coworkers are there” type of embarrassed. I never dream that I’m… Read More

Same People New World

Same People New World

I’m going to analyze two dreams in this post, because I find a lot of similarities between them in how our minds sometimes use simple, concrete representations during dreams to express abstract feelings we have about personal relationships. Dream 1: “I had a job in… Read More