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Are they instructions from the spiritual world or just deep, hidden

wishes that can be used to unlock the secrets of the unconscious mind?

Nobody knows for sure. One theory that is prevalent today is that dreams

result from the physiological "exercise" of the synapses of the brain. There

is no proven fact on why we dream, which is why there are so many

theories on the topic. There is Freud's theory that dreams carry our hidden

desires and Jung's theory that dreams carry meaning, although not always

of desire, and that the dreamer can interpret these dreams. After these

theories, others continued such as the Cayce theory in that dreams are our

bodies means of building up of the mental, spiritual and physical well

being. Finally came the argument between Evans' theory and the Crick and

Mitchinson theory. Evans states that dreaming is our bodies way of storing

the vast array of information gained during the day, whereas Crick and

Mitchinson say that this information is being dumped rather than stored.

Whichever theory is true, we may never know, but from these following

theories we can decide for ourselves what we believe to be true and further

help us into understanding our dreams.

My own personal theory on why we dream is that the subconscious mind

is always working. This results in dreams. The subconscious mind in an

attempt to file away all of the information from the previous day results in

dreams. A dream in my opinion is nothing more than a chemical reaction in

the brain. In laboratory tests, when people were awaked during the RAPID

EYE MOVEMENT (REM) stage of sleep and asked to report what was on

their mind just before awaking, about 90% reported an experience termed

TRUE DREAM. When a true dream is experienced is seems as if it were an

actual event rather than one thought or imagined. True dreams often involve

a series of such experiences woven together in a somewhat



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