Real Ghosts That Do Come To You In Your Dreams and Nightmares
Actual vivid colorful dreams of seeing the dead coming to you with a message are often told. Some of these dreams make sense and others don't. Studies of dreams have found that about three quarters of dream content or hat of dealing with ones own emotions and often they are negative.
One definition of "nightmare" is a dream which causes one to wake up in the middle of the sleep cycle and experience a negative emotion, such as fear. This type of event occurs on average once per month. They are not common in children under 5, more common in young children (25% experiencing a nightmare at least once per week), most common in adolescents, and less common in adults (dropping in frequency about one-third from age 25 to 65).
Fearfulness in waking life is correlated with the incidence of nightmares. The actual dreaming of the dead are often too associated with ghost Prophecy or paranormal Dark Ghostly Reflections.
By Chamberlyn Cole
Many people are often searching the internet to find out why the ghost of friends, family and actual people they don't even know appear in their dreams and nightmares. Real ghosts are thought to be able to transcend time and space. Many Paranormal web sites and investigators will tell you that they are believed to also come to us in our dreams. The belief that a real ghosts can get into our minds is actually not a new concept. In the Bible there are constant references to communication between ordinary men and women and God. they also tell of dreams between man and the angels, and between man and his higher self through the medium of dreams. The moral standards of the individual are often so reflected in the vivid clarity and haunting degrees of the quality of what actually occurs, and who appears in your dreams.
A night terror, also known as a sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from slow-wave sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to awaken the person fully, and after the episode the subject normally settles back to sleep without waking. A night terror can rarely be recalled by the subject. They typically occur during non-rapid eye movement sleep.
If someone that you know has recently died, the reality of them that person appearing in your in a dream as a ghost is more then likely. Many call it a letting go process or consider it to be just a dream and not the actual person returning with some urgent message or news from the other side. These types of dreams may carry a slightly different meaning than ancestral visitation dreams. But the fear of these ghosts and the not totally understood manning makes many wonder have they actually seen a real ghost in their dreams.
These types of dreams may symbolize your personal mourning or unprocessed grief over the loss of that person.
They too often can also sometimes symbolize guilty feelings in relation to that person--words left unspoken, not having said goodbye properly, or even guilt over being angry that the person died.
On a more haunted paranormal understanding is that these ghost filled dreams may also be actual ghostly visitations. the said ghost in your dream comes to finish the business that they had should have taken great care of before the person died.
Many real Ghosts are often associated with paranormal activities such as haunting's and haunted places or recent or upcoming events. And a real familiar persons ghost coming to you might mean a factor of trust in their words or image is what you need to believe to make sure you are on the right path.
Dreams are a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as oneirology.
Dreams have a long history, both as a subject of conjecture and as a source of inspiration. Throughout history, people have sought meaning in dreams or divination through dreams. They have been described physiologically as a response to neural processes during sleep, psychologically as reflections of the subconscious, and spiritually as messages from God or predictions of the future. Many cultures have practiced dream incubation, with the intention of cultivating dreams that were prophetic or contained messages from the divine.
Judaism has a traditional ceremony called "hatavat halom" – literally meaning making the dream a good one. Through this rite disturbing dreams can be transformed to give a positive interpretation by a rabbi or a rabbinic court.
Sleep paralysis, when you can't move a muscle and experience hallucinations with dark undertones, is said to be experienced by about half the population at least once. Now researchers at the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, at the University of London say they may have found the neurological basis of the condition. It's just the conscious experience of one part of REM sleep, they say. But does that really explain what is going on?
Haunted Ghostl filled Dreams In the Bible
"When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams." - Numbers 12:6b
Dreams are listed in several different places in the Bible.
Some of the most notable:
Jacob's Ladder - Jacob dreamt of a ladder going from earth to heaven with angels ascending and descending on it.God spoke to him from above, granting him the land of Israel.
Joseph's dreams - Joseph dreamt that his parents and brothers would bow down to him, in two separate dreams. In one, sheaves of grain bowed down to his sheaf. In another, the stars, sun, and moon bowed down to him.
Later while in prison, Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh's baker and cupbearer. The baker was given three days before he was hung, and the cupbearer was given three days before he was restored.
Joseph also interpreted Pharaoh's dream involving cows, and also his second dream involving ears of corn. He correctly predicted 7 plentiful years and 7 lean years for Egypt, and was put in a position of power.
Daniel was given several dreams/visions that are recorded in the apocalyptic style.
First and foremost is how we are expected to use dreams - dreams are secondary to the use of God's word. "Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully." - Jeremiah 23:28a God warns against false dreamers and prophets in several places (Deut 13, Jer 23, 29:8, Zech 10:2) and that they will be sent to test faith (Deut 13:3). In addition there are characteristically 4 types of dreams reported in the Bible:
Blessings are bestowed upon Jacob (Gen 28:12), Joseph (Gen 37), the cupbearer (Gen 37), Egypt (Gen 41), King Solomon (1 Kings 3).
Abimelech concerning Abraham's wife (Gen 20:3,6), the baker (Gen 40), Egypt (Gen 41), Gideon's enemies (Judges 7:13), Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 4), and numerous times to Joseph (early father to Jesus) and the Magi in the first two chapters of Matthew.
To Joseph concerning Mary's child, and also to return to Israel from Egypt (Matthew 1 & 2)
The visions of Daniel, and also of John in Revelation.
Job 7:14 also states that God frightens us with dreams so that we will turn from evil.
"For God does speak - now one way, now another - though man may not percieve it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds." - Job 14:15
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions." - Joel 2:28
Clearly God uses dreams to communicate with man. But are all dreams meant as this communication? Ecclesiastes would indicate not - "Much dreaming and many words are meaningless" (Ecc 5:7) and "dreams come when there are many cares" (Ecc 5:3).
There also seems to be a gift of dream interpretation - possessed by both Joseph and Daniel in Scripture. While it is doubtful that such a powerful version of it is bestowed today, if God uses dreams, then he almost certainly uses interpreters as well.
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Other Hypotheses on dreaming
There are many other hypotheses about the function of dreams, including:
* During the night there may be many external stimuli bombarding the senses, but the mind interprets the stimulus and makes it a part of a dream in order to ensure continued sleep.The mind will, however, awaken an individual if they are in danger or if trained to respond to certain sounds, such as a baby crying.
* Dreams allow the repressed parts of the mind to be satisfied through fantasy while keeping the conscious mind from thoughts that would suddenly cause one to awaken from shock.
* Freud suggested that bad dreams let the brain learn to gain control over emotions resulting from distressing experiences.
* Jung suggested that dreams may compensate for one-sided attitudes held in waking consciousness.
* Alfred Adler suggested that dreams are often emotional preparations for solving problems, intoxicating an individual away from common sense toward private logic. The residual dream feelings may either reinforce or inhibit contemplated action.
* Ferenczi proposed that the dream, when told, may communicate something that is not being said outright.
* Dreams regulate mood.
* Hartmannsays dreams may function like psychotherapy, by "making connections in a safe place" and allowing the dreamer to integrate thoughts that may be dissociated during waking life.
* More recent research by psychologist Joe Griffin, following a twelve year review of data from all major sleep laboratories, led to the formulation of the expectation fulfillment theory of dreaming, which suggests that dreaming metaphorically completes patterns of emotional expectation in the autonomic nervous system and lowers stress levels in mammals
That night after the call a black shape will rule your dreams and actually be seen when you awaken. With in hours news of a family member or close friends ...
Real Ghosts in dreams, often represent shadowy anxieties that have to be brought into the light of reason.
The Lost Soul Of A Loved One Or Not
Lost souls or known ghosts or spirits usually appear to family members shortly after their deaths to people close to them. Some often report seeing the dead person standing over the foot of their bed for one last goody bye. They are aware of their deaths and can interact with the living letting them know they have so died. They most often do this to bring messages of comfort to their loved ones, to say that they are well and happy, and not to grieve for them. or that is what many believe. These ghosts appear briefly and usually only once. It is as if they intentionally return with their messages for the express purpose of helping the living cope with their loss.
This type e of strange haunting or paranormal experience commonly involves a one-time visit to someone with whom the apparition had a close emotional ties. Ex Lovers, Husbands, Wives, anyone with an attachment to you could be the apparition. And often those that encounter such ghosts or very unnerved for a feeling of danger or loss, doom or horror is in your mind for a long time. And don't count out even the apparitions of lost or dying pets.
Classic ghosts dreams are dreams that have a more haunting quality than dreams about those who have recently died or those loved ones who come to visit us while we sleep.
These are dreams of the dark black shadow shape, shadow person, or image that comes unbidden and leaves behind a feeling of uneasiness or even fear. And sometimes these dreams can be contagious to others who live in a home with you are to those that you speak to of these matters.
there are also ghosts that do come to warn or give solace as we have noted here but are those that come to us in the night really set on a specific reason to haunt our golden slumbers?
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh The great American Necromancer calls these ghosts "Death Tellers or Doom Speaker Apparitions." Though the encounter usually seems to last less then a minute or two, They are only to be a type of farewell. Though sometimes important and useful information is relayed to the Person who experiences them. but the encounter is very short in duration. Though dying is the most common reason they appear, other impending doom or even financial gloom to a person even a life-threatening or emotional situation warrant these particular ghost to come to you. Some ghost are even just foretellers of things to come nothing more. Also see: "NEW SPIRIT AND REAL GHOST PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE"
There is also in Marshall, Texas the ghost of the White Lady that is a harbinger of death. The Crying White Lady Ghost will lead you to the newly dead in Marshall, Texas." Also see: Marshall, Texas: The Ghost Crying White Lady, And The Real "Woman in White. And that of the ghost of who many call Motorcycle Mike. Mike's ghost is said to show up at peoples home when a loved one is killed in a bike or car accident. This wayward rough and tough ghosts usually shows up dressed in a white T- Shirt stained with his own blood from a head injury asking for your dire help. He will tell you he was in accident while on his bike with a car or vehicle. When you turn too call for help he is gone. With in a hour or so news of a tragic death is made known to you. And usually a motorcycle or bike is always part of what happened those that you know who died.
From the 1940s to 1985, Calvin S. Hall collected more than 50,000 dream reports at Western Reserve University. In 1966 Hall and Van De Castle published The Content Analysis of Dreams in which they outlined a coding system to study 1,000 dream reports from college students. It was found that people all over the world dream of mostly the same things. Hall's complete dream reports became publicly available in the mid-1990s by Hall's protégé William Domhoff, allowing further different analysis.
Personal experiences from the last day or week are frequently incorporated into dreams.
The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Other emotions include pain, abandonment, fear, joy, etc. Negative emotions are much more common than positive ones.
Dreams with Sexual themes
The Hall data analysis shows that sexual dreams occur no more than 10 percent of the time and are more prevalent in young to mid teens. Another study showed that 8% of men's and women's dreams have sexual content. In some cases, sexual dreams may result in orgasm or nocturnal emission. These are commonly known as wet dreams.
While the content of most dreams is dreamt only once, many people experience recurring dreams—that is, the same dream narrative is experienced over different occasions of sleep. Up to 70% of females and 65% of males report recurrent dreams.
Dream Common themes
Content-analysis studies have identified common reported themes in dreams. These include: situations relating to school (adolescents), being chased or attacked, running slowly in place, falling, arriving too late, a person alive in reality dead in the dream , a person who is dead in real life alive in the dream, teeth falling out, flying, future events such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. (with different scenarios), Past events in your life (with different scenarios) embarrassing moments, falling in love with random people, failing an examination, not being able to move or focus vision, car accidents, being accused of a crime you didn't commit, suddenly finding yourself naked, going to the toilet, losing your car, not knowing where you are and many more.
Dreams in Colour vs. black and white
Twelve percent of people dream only in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media
Good News From The Dead
Some Ghost come to us in our dreams only just to spread joy and happiness. Not all ghost come to warn of danger and mayhem to enter your life. They can also come to foretell of great joy and many good things to come. From the birth of a child or an answer to your prayers. In Marshall tells Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, we have often been told since childhood of the ghost of "Happy Sallie". Ms. Sallie as many call her is a the ghost of an older woman always seen with a big toothless smile on her face. So many say in Marshall that she presses her face against the windows of homes and even cars on rainy gloomy stormy nights. When you encounter her in a dream your life is in store for some wonderful changes for the better.
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Lucid dreaming is the conscious perception of one's state while dreaming. In this state a person usually has control over characters and the environment of the dream as well as the dreamer's own actions within the dream.The occurrence of lucid dreaming has been scientifically verified.
The recall of dreams is extremely unreliable, though it is a skill that can be trained. Dreams can usually be recalled if a person is awakened while dreaming. Women tend to have more frequent dream recall than men. Dreams that are difficult to recall may be characterized by relatively little affect, and factors such as salience, arousal, and interference play a role in dream recall. Often, a dream may be recalled upon viewing or hearing a random trigger or stimulus. A dream journal can be used to assist dream recall, for psychotherapy or entertainment purposes. For some people, vague images or sensations from the previous night's dreams are sometimes spontaneously experienced in falling asleep. However they are usually too slight and fleeting to allow dream recall.
In 1906 the famous German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin published a monograph entitled Über Sprachstörungen im Traume (on language disturbances in dreams). In his psychiatry textbook Kraepelin used the short cut Traumsprache to denote language disturbances occurring in dreams. Traumsprache is probably best translated as dream speech (because the literal translation of 'dream language' would easily be confounded with the language of dreams, which refers to the visual means of representing thought in dreams).
Three types of dream speech were considered by Kraepelin: disorders of word-selection (also called paraphasias), disorders of discourse (e.g. agrammatisms) and thought disorders. The most frequent occurring form of dream speech is a neologism.
Kraepelin studied dream speech, because it provided him with clues to the analoguous language disturbances of schizophrenic patients.
A nightmare is a dream which causes a strong unpleasant emotional response from the sleeper, typically fear or horror, being in situations of extreme danger, or the sensations of pain, bad events, falling, drowning, being raped, becoming disabled, losing loved ones, unpleasant creatures or beings, getting attacked, getting eaten, squashed, diseased, burned, becoming frozen, murdered, or facing death. Such dreams can be related to physical causes such as a high fever, turned faced down on a pillow during sleep, or psychological ones such as psychological trauma or stress in the sleeper's life, or can have no apparent cause. If a person has experienced a psychologically traumatic situation in life—for example, a person who may have been captured and tortured—the experience may come back to haunt them in their nightmares. Sleepers may waken in a state of distress and be unable to get back to sleep for some time. Eating before bed, which triggers an increase in the body's metabolism and brain activity, is another potential stimulus for nightmares.
Occasional nightmares are commonplace, but recurrent nightmares can interfere with sleep and may cause people to seek medical help. A recently proposed treatment consists of imagery rehearsal or dream incubation. This technique was first described in Deirdre Barrett's book, Trauma and Dreams with cases of people suffering recurring nightmares of war, childhood abuse, adult rapes and natural disasters "incubating" or practicing imagery of a different outcome to the dream which involved mastering the threat. Two research studies have now shown this to be effective for both spontaneous, ideosyncratic nightmares and on nightmares in acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nightmare was the original term for the state later known as waking dream (cf. Mary Shelley and Frankenstein's Genesis), and more currently as sleep paralysis, associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The original definition was codified by Dr Johnson in his A Dictionary of the English Language. Such nightmares were widely considered to be the work of demons and more specifically incubi, which were thought to sit on the chests of sleepers. In Old English the name for these beings was mare or mære (from a proto-Germanic *marōn, cf. Old Norse mara), hence comes the mare part in nightmare. The word might be etymologically cognate to Hellenic /Marōn/ (in the Odyssey) and Sanskrit /Māra/ (supernatural antagonist of the Buddha).
Folk belief in Newfoundland, South Carolina and Georgia describe the negative figure of the Hag who leaves her physical body at night, and sits on the chest of her victim. The victim usually wakes with a feeling of terror, has difficulty breathing because of a perceived heavy invisible weight on his or her chest, and is unable to move i.e., experiences sleep paralysis. This nightmare experience is described as being "hag-ridden" in the Gullah lore. The "Old Hag" was a nightmare spirit in British and also Anglophone North American folklore.
Various forms of magic and spiritual possession were also advanced as causes. In nineteenth century Europe, the vagaries of diet were thought to be responsible. For example, in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge attributes the ghost he sees to "... an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato..." In a similar vein, the Household Cyclopedia (1881) offers the following advice about nightmares:
"Great attention is to be paid to regularity and choice of diet. Intemperance of every kind is hurtful, but nothing is more productive of this disease than drinking bad wine. Of eatables those which are most prejudicial are all fat and greasy meats and pastry... Moderate exercise contributes in a superior degree to promote the digestion of food and prevent flatulence; those, however, who are necessarily confined to a sedentary occupation, should particularly avoid applying themselves to study or bodily labor immediately after eating... Going to bed before the usual hour is a frequent cause of night-mare, as it either occasions the patient to sleep too long or to lie long awake in the night. Passing a whole night or part of a night without rest likewise gives birth to the disease, as it occasions the patient, on the succeeding night, to sleep too soundly. Indulging in sleep too late in the morning, is an almost certain method to bring on the paroxysm, and the more frequently it returns, the greater strength it acquires; the propensity to sleep at this time is almost irresistible.
Night terrors are distinct from nightmares in several key ways. First, the subject is not fully asleep when the night terror occurs. Unlike nightmares, which are frequently dreams of a frightening nature, night terrors are not recalled dreams. Usually there is no situation or event (scary or otherwise) that is dreamed, but rather the emotion of fear itself is felt. Often, this is coupled with tension and apprehension without any distinct sounds or visual imagery, although sometimes a vague object of fear is identified by the sufferer. These emotions, generally without a focusing event or scenario, increase emotions in a cumulative effect. The night terrors can often be recalled by children as they get older. In some cases, the triggering emotion remains over time until they can nearly fully recall what it is that caused their hysteria. An example of this emotional trigger could be having to perform an impossible task (counting stars, counting the texture of dried paint, etc...) or an image of some sort such as the folds of a human brain. The lack of a dream itself leaves those awakened from a night terror in a state of disorientation much more severe than that caused by a normal nightmare. This can include a short period of amnesia during which the subjects may be unable to recall their names, locations, ages, or any other identifying features of themselves.