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Dream Interpretations

#1  Postby devogue » Jan 08, 2017 8:02 pm

It's a load of nonsense, isn't it?
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#2  Postby The_Piper » Jan 08, 2017 10:01 pm

Yes /thread
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#3  Postby Keep It Real » Jan 08, 2017 10:24 pm

Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. Some of them are garbage, others reveal things about our minds/object relations. It can be difficult to tell between the two types, however.
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#4  Postby Animavore » Jan 08, 2017 11:05 pm

The_Piper wrote:Yes /thread

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Re: Dream Interpretations

#5  Postby Beatsong » Jan 08, 2017 11:15 pm

I don't see how it's nonsense. Dreams are stuff going on in the mind, so "interpreting" what they mean in terms of your wider life and consciousness is no different from taking notice of anything else that happens in your mind and thinking about it. If you have a dream about something that suggests a particular state like loneliness, anxiety etc. and it leads you to examine the functioning of such states within your life at the time - fair enough.

The key thing is that the interpretation must come from the dreamer. If you have a dream about entering a giant dark tunnel and it makes you think about all the unknowns in the new job you're about to start, then that's the meaning that is "right" for you. It's not up to anyone else to tell you it's really about wanting to have sex with your mother because that's what Freud said or whatever.

So if you're referring to lists of predetermined meanings for predetermined symbols that are supposed to apply to everyone whether they like it or not, then yeah - nonsense.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#6  Postby crank » Jan 09, 2017 12:55 am

While working for an office furnishing company as a temp, we were putting in all the office furniture, cubicle walls, etc, for the new Austin American Statesman building, that's Austin's main newspaper. One day, my only job for the whole day was opening boxes with the office chairs in them, box after box after box, for hours and hours. For 2 or 3 nights after, I dreamed of boxes, surrounding me, falling on me, almost drowning in boxes. Not much to interpret there, other than I needed a new job.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#7  Postby VazScep » Jan 09, 2017 6:54 am

On several occasions, when I've spent all day on the same problem, I'll usually dream about it. On waking, I have a confident sense that I cracked the problem, and I just need to recall the details. I've got used to telling myself not to bother, because it's always gibberish.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#8  Postby Fallible » Jan 09, 2017 9:11 am

If you mean dreaming about your teeth falling out is about sex, or dreaming of a black dog means a death in the family, it's probably bollocks. If you mean dreaming about something a lot can probably be matched up with something you consider to be important, then, well, water is wet and cows go moo.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#9  Postby Alan B » Jan 09, 2017 2:48 pm

I dreamt I won the lottery.

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Re: Dream Interpretations

#10  Postby crank » Jan 09, 2017 3:01 pm

I think you were supposed to look at what the numbers were on your ticket, and then play those numbers. Don't you know how these things work?
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#11  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 09, 2017 6:48 pm

Fallible wrote:If you mean dreaming about your teeth falling out is about sex, or dreaming of a black dog means a death in the family, it's probably bollocks. If you mean dreaming about something a lot can probably be matched up with something you consider to be important, then, well, water is wet and cows go moo.

I think when that happens, it's as random as when it doesn't.

I'm in the camp that dreams are nonsense.

Not sure what brainOS is up to with those routines, but I've detected no usable patterns in any of my dreams, ever. As far as I remember, we don't remember most of them. I suspect we remember the really good ones, and the really bad ones, just because of their shock value.

Could be that brainOS is trying out different scenarios based on what it's learned to see how they end, and in so doing, adding to the value of our experiences. If my guess is at all close, and we best remember the really good and the really bad dreams, that may serve to move those actions that led to those dream results into conscious working memory, and may help guide our behavior to favor things that result in successes, and avoid those behaviors that result in failures.

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Re: Dream Interpretations

#12  Postby Fallible » Jan 09, 2017 8:10 pm

I'm sure we're unaware of most of them. It just wouldn't surprise me if something is on your mind a lot, that you dream about it...or that if you are feeling anxious, you have worrying dreams. Seems to be what happens with me. If I'm anxious, I remember dreams which are themselves anxiety-infused. It doesn't have to be a specific subject, but I've often noticed that whatever the subject matter, I'm left with the impression that the whole thing has an uneasy, menacing, worrying undercurrent.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#13  Postby tolman » Jan 11, 2017 1:33 am

VazScep wrote:On several occasions, when I've spent all day on the same problem, I'll usually dream about it. On waking, I have a confident sense that I cracked the problem, and I just need to recall the details. I've got used to telling myself not to bother, because it's always gibberish.

In that kind of situation, I've often found it's when I'm falling asleep that I realise what a potential solution is, and that often isn't nonsense.
Usually, it's because I was so focussed on a particular perspective or approach (and stressed out by not getting a solution) that I didn't step back and look for a different approach.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#14  Postby VazScep » Jan 11, 2017 6:59 am

Those happen to me on the walk home from work. The worst one is when I go "shit, I've just spent all day doing it the hard way when there was a much simpler way to achieve exactly the same thing.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#15  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 11, 2017 1:51 pm

VazScep wrote:Those happen to me on the walk home from work. The worst one is when I go "shit, I've just spent all day doing it the hard way when there was a much simpler way to achieve exactly the same thing.

So, you fall asleep on your way home? You obviously work too hard!
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#16  Postby VazScep » Jan 11, 2017 2:55 pm

That's only happened to me once. I still have the scar on my forehead sustained from walking at a brisk pace into a brick wall.
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Re: Dream Interpretations

#17  Postby Mike_L » Jan 11, 2017 4:31 pm

One, two...

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