Why Do People Dream

Why do people dream? This question is often pondered by inquisitive minds. Do people dream in similar ways? Why do people dream of adventures one day and experience nightmares the next? There are, and have always been, many different answers to the question - why do people dream?" There are several scientific and mystical theories as to why people dream but the truth is we really don't know for sure. A typical dictionary definition of dreams, which should therefore answer the question why do pople dream, says that dreams are images and ideas that happen involuntarily in the mind of the sleeper. I would add that not all dreams are of an involuntary nature. In fact some dreams can be induced and controlled.

This is something I will return to later in this article! Psycho-analysts are fascinated with dreams. Sigmund Freud asked the question why do people dream and saw dreams, in his psychoanalytic model, as repressed or suppressed desires which people hide from themselves in the waking state. Freud believed that such unexpressed wants were symbolically represented in the dream state in order that a person could express them in a safe way. There are mystical schools of thought that suggest dreams are your entrance to other worlds or links to past lives! Many different ancient cultures have tended to have different views and tackled the question why do people dream in different ways. For instance, Aborigines, have very different views. They believe that the dream state is actually reality and when they are awake they are experiencing an illusion.

Why do people dream is a very difficult question to answer I'm afraid to say. We do know that a dream happens when someone goes into a deep sleep where the brain displays theta brainwaves. Although the conscious mind is non-active the subconscious part of the mind is still very much active and this can be physically observed by the presence of REM - Rapid Eye Movement. So why do people dream? Fundamentally dreams are concepts that get expressed while sleeping. Dreams can show structure or show chaos. Anyone who wants to delve deeper into Freud's view of dreaming can start with a good 'dream meanings' book.

Whatever the answer is to why do people dream you should also be aware of another special type of dream that is voluntary. I am, of course, talking about lucid dreams. There are those who have the skill needed to become conscious in their dreams.

When this happens it is a relatively simple task to control the dream and change it into anything you want. This is a fantasy experience and feels like real life. You can transform anyone, experience anything and go wherever you want and research shows that anyone can learn how to do it! Why do people dream? I trust I have been able to answer the question, why do people dream, a little and peaked your interest for further reading.

For more information on why do people dream and dream meanings go to Why Do People Dream. If you want to know more about lucid dreaming or learn how to do it go to Lucid Dreaming

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