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#21  Postby Username010011 » Nov 08, 2015 5:04 pm

1)Which theory of the cause of dreams do you believe in? 2) Scientifically which do you think is more likely to be true? I believe dreams is reality being processed in our mind, I dont have a good reason to believe it, it just seems realistic. I absolutely despise Sigmund Frued and his theories, because in his mind everyone is gay...LOL it seems like a joke. No offense if you believe that. So... tell me what you believe. ANSWER IN THIS FORMAT:
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ANSWER TO QUESTION 2
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#22  Postby Blip » Nov 08, 2015 5:19 pm


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Re: Dream Theories

#23  Postby Fallible » Nov 08, 2015 5:46 pm

Username010011 wrote:1)Which theory of the cause of dreams do you believe in? 2) Scientifically which do you think is more likely to be true? I believe dreams is reality being processed in our mind, I dont have a good reason to believe it, it just seems realistic. I absolutely despise Sigmund Frued and his theories, because in his mind everyone is gay...LOL it seems like a joke. No offense if you believe that. So... tell me what you believe. ANSWER IN THIS FORMAT:
ANSWER TO QUESTION 1
ANSWER TO QUESTION 2
ANSWER TO QUESTION 3
Then tell me why you believe that and add on anything else


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#24  Postby laklak » Nov 08, 2015 7:13 pm

1) Don't know
2) Don't know.
3) Where's question 3?
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#25  Postby kennyc » Nov 08, 2015 11:46 pm

Here?
Must be a Freudian slip under the dress.
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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#26  Postby jamest » Nov 09, 2015 1:01 am

Dreams are odd. I've always wondered if science could explain the point of them. I mean, if the conscious person is asleep, allowing the body to rest and repair, then surely having dreams is detrimental to that process? Certainly, dreams can arouse intense fear or other emotions within consciousness sufficient to wake the person up... hence breaking the sleep cycle. Also, these emotions might persist, thus preventing further sleep. Indeed, I suspect that frequent nightmares are probably detrimental to one's health. So, there doesn't seem to be a positive reason to have them. Not unless you're lucky enough to fulfil your fantasies each night. Which I'm not! :(
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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#27  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 09, 2015 1:32 am

I've read that dreams are part of the brain's cataloging process, creating cross-references to optimize storage of the day's events. You don't have dreams because your body/brain wants you to remember dreams, they're a byproduct of a process.
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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#28  Postby igorfrankensteen » Nov 09, 2015 1:54 am

I'm used to seeing much more carefully thought out and supported responses than I'm seeing here so far. How odd.

As long as things are such a mess, I'll toss in some thoughts and observations of my own.

* there's nothing MAGICAL about dreams. That is, you aren't wiser, more insightful, or more honest, nor do you predict the future.

* because dreams are from your own mind, they will reflect you in all ways, including that all the elements in them will be from your own experiences.

* because your dreams are made by you, from you, analysis by other people can only be of a general sort, based on how generally similar you are to others.

* the dreams themselves, are identical to how your waking mind perceives and reacts, and only seem to be so very different, because different sections or aspects of your sensory systems are active or inactive or dominant. The visual elements are drawn from a cross between your memories and your observations, again as when you are awake.

The result, is that just as some of what you think you perceive in waking is filtered, distorted, or otherwise more or less accurate, depending on your mood, your health, how much stress you are under and so forth... so too, your dreams are distorted to varying degrees by the more limited, or at least different, bits of information your mind has to work with.

Just as waking life is made up of powerfully meaningful experiences, as well as dreadfully mundane ones, so too dreams vary in their significance. One of the more obvious kinds of dreams I've had myself, which I at least find quite amusing, are those where my body (or some aspect of it) has "voted" for me to stay asleep and resting, even after the alarm sounds, or some other intrusive noise threatens to awaken.

One I actually had, was where I was having some adventure or other, and having either fun, or at least finding something very interesting to do, when an annoying loud buzzing began. In the dream, a sort of narrator pops into being, and tells me that I needn't attend to the buzzing noise, because it's just a phone ringing, and the call is NOT for me. The buzzing continued, of course, and it occurred to me that phones don't buzz continuously like that, and the "narrator" popped in again, and explained that it really WAS a ringing telephone, but that the phone was known to be defective, and again, I should pay it no heed.

A little while later, in the dream still, I decided that it might just be that it was actually my alarm clock, and that I might now be late to work, since it had been buzzing for so long. So I woke up in an unpleasant panic.

Contrast that with dreams in which I was wrestling with serious matters of intense import to me waking as well. Many of them were merely extensions into my sleeping mind, the same concerns, still unanswered. I didn't get much rest those nights. Some times, some aspect of my waking mind was "got out of the way" enough by my being asleep, that I was able to draw conclusions that I prevented myself from choosing while fully awake.

Now, upon waking, those "clever" insights didn't always stand up to the fully conscious minds scrutiny, so again, no magic. No extra-deep wisdom.

As an outside observer of what you've written about yourself, all I can see are these sorts of extensions of your waking personality, being reflected with some slight distortions in your dreams. I agree that as you are so agitated about everything, and suffer so much nearly spontaneous hostility to everyone around you, that seeing a specialist of some kind would be the wisest course. The last thing you need, is ill-fitted magical dream interpretations confusing things for you even more.
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Recurrent Dreams?

#29  Postby Username010011 » Nov 13, 2015 6:15 am

Hi there, I mostly post on this for help and not really for fun as a lot of you might know but what I need help with is a problem I have been having. Before I tell you the rest of it, I need to say that I had HOCD for the past 2 months but I dont know why this is happening as I have been feeling a lot better lately and barely have HOCD. So here it goes. I keep having recurrent dreams mostly of a sexual nature and a lot of the time involving homosexuality. I have learnt to ignore it and pass it off as things I thought about during my day life but this one is slightly different. I dreamt I was doing something I havent done in a long time, which is acting like a girl on a chat site(dont judge). I might've thought of why I did it as a passing thought today or yesterday, but could I remember something from that long ago that lasted for no more than a few secs? I believe in Calvins cognitive dream theory but his theory doesnt really explain random dreams that people have. This is the only site I feel like I can get help on as its mostly full of nice people (as far as I can tell). I keep having recurrent dreams like that and I never had recurrent dreams before my HOCD and didnt even have them after (until now). Its not always the same dream most of them are different but still manage to stay on the same topic which is homosexuality. I almost NEVER had gay sex dreams or gay dreams before my HOCD and at absolute max had 6-8 in my entire life but im guessing 2-4 or 5. I know a lot of you will say "I have a lot of random dreams they dont mean anything" but mine arent random at all, and I dont see any reason to have the dream I had today because I didnt think of that for any longer than a few seconds. Please dont take the mick to you it might seem like a joke but its much more than that to me
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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#30  Postby BlackBart » Nov 13, 2015 7:16 am

How about acknowledging the advice the you've already been given in this matter instead of parrotting the same thing in a new thread? For example here:
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... l#p2329157
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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#31  Postby Fallible » Nov 13, 2015 9:33 am

Stop fucking making new threads on this forum on the same topic and demanding people 'READ' or 'GIVE DIRECT ANSWERS'.

YOU CANNOT GET HELP ON AN INTERNET FORUM. ALL YOU'RE DOING IS FEEDING YOUR OBSESSION. GO AND SEE A PROFESSIONAL.
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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#32  Postby Thommo » Nov 13, 2015 9:34 am

*READ*


Nope.
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#33  Postby Sendraks » Nov 13, 2015 11:27 am

Thommo wrote:
*READ*


Nope.


You read that bit though didn't ya?
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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#34  Postby Thommo » Nov 13, 2015 11:54 am

Sendraks wrote:
Thommo wrote:
*READ*


Nope.


You read that bit though didn't ya?


Yeah, I read the thread title and followed it in, then saw the mess of an OP and stopped.

I think that makes me a bad person. Oh well.
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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#35  Postby kennyc » Nov 13, 2015 2:50 pm

BlackBart wrote:How about acknowledging the advice the you've already been given in this matter instead of parrotting the same thing in a new thread? For example here:
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... l#p2329157


This

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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#36  Postby laklak » Nov 13, 2015 4:05 pm

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Re: Recurrent Dreams?

#37  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 13, 2015 4:20 pm

I had a dream last night where the girl I was fondling changed into a bloke with a big penis in my face. I pushed him away with my mind as I don't find that kind of thing appealing and the girl came back. I'd suggest that if you enjoy homosexual encounters in your dreams then you may have leanings toward homosexual tendencies in real life.

ETA: please read my next post - I might well have jumped the gun.
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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#38  Postby Sendraks » Nov 13, 2015 4:29 pm

I'm not a psychiatrist or any sort of mental health professional, but in my expert opinion I think your dreams are trying to tell you that either

a) you have a craving for hot juicy sausages, which you should sate by getting yourself to the local supermarket or butchers and buying the biggest, juiciest, sausages you can find

or

b) GO AND SEE A FRIKKIN DOCTOR AND GET SOME HELP!
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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#39  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 13, 2015 4:30 pm


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No less than six days ago, you were advised to stop creating multiple threads on the same topic. Now, I am awarding you a warning for it. We're not interested in spam all over our forum. You have a topic in which to discuss dreams. Here it is.

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Re: Dream Interpretations/meanings

#40  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 13, 2015 4:42 pm

Perhaps your HOCD relates to the fact you worry about homosexuality, and don't find it very repulsive (neither do I) and so you fixate...because of your concern. Maybe you're not gay or bi.
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