Dream Literature

“Dreams provide the most interesting information for those who take the trouble to understand their symbols. 
 
The results, it is true, have little to do with such worldly concerns as buying and selling. 

But the meaning of life is not exhaustively explained by one’s business, nor is the deep desire of the human heart answered by a bank account.”

Carl Jung

‘Urania’ by Camille Flammarion, 1890

In the book ‘Urania’ published in 1890 by French Astronomer and Author, Camille Flammarion, there is an account of an incident in which two men experience a physical phenomenon that is later understood to connect with another gentleman’s dream. Suggesting that the dreamer was subconsciously influencing the phenomena while in the dream state.

Enjoy this story and your contemplation of the connection between dreams and physical reality.

Sir Robert Bruce, belonging to the illustrious Scotch family of that name, was mate of a vessel. One day, when sailing near Newfoundland, and while busy with his calculations, he thought he saw the captain seated at his desk, but looked at him attentively, and noticed that it was a stranger, whose cold, fixed look surprised him.  He went on deck; the captain noticed his surprise and asked him what it meant.

‘Who is at your desk?” Asked Bruce. 

“No one.”

“Yes, there is someone there.  Is it a stranger; and how did he come there?”

“You are either dreaming or joking.”

“Not at all.  Come down and see for yourself.”

They go down to the cabin, but there is no one at the desk.  The ship is thoroughly searched, but no stranger is found.

“And yet the man I saw was writing on your slate; the writing must be there still,” said he to the captain.

They looked at the slate; it bore these words “Steer to the northwest.”

“This must be your writing, or some one’s else on board the ship.”

“No; I did not write it.”

Everyone was told to write the same sentence, and no handwriting resembled that on the slate.

“Very well,” said the captain; “we will obey these instructions and steer the ship to the northwest; the wind is right, and will admit of our trying the experiment.”

Three hours later, the watch perceived an ice- berg, and near it a vessel from Quebec, headed for Liverpool, dismantled, and covered with people.  They were brought off by boats of Bruce’s vessel.  As one of the men was climbing up the side of the rescuing vessel, Bruce started, and drew back in great agitation.  He recognized the stranger whom he had seen tracing the words on the slate. He reported the strange incident to the captain.

“Will you write ‘ Steer to the northwest ‘ on this slate ?” asked the captain, turning to the new-comer, and offering the side which bore no writing.

The stranger complied with his request, and wrote the desired words.

“Will you acknowledge that to be your ordinary handwriting?” asked the captain, struck with the similarity of the two sentences.

“Of course; how can you doubt it?  You saw me write it yourself.”

As a reply, the captain turned the slate over, and the stranger was amazed to see his own writing on both sides. 

“Did you dream of writing on that slate?” said the Quebec captain to the man who had just been writing.

“No, —at least I have no remembrance of doing so.”

“What was that passenger doing at noon?” Asks the rescuer of his brother captain.

“The passenger was very tired, and had fallen into a sound sleep, as near as I remember, a little before twelve o’clock.  An hour or more later he awoke, and said to me, ‘Captain, we shall be saved this very day; ‘ adding, ‘ I dreamed that I was on board a vessel coming to our relief.’ He described the ship and its rigging, and we were very much surprised, when you headed for us, to recognize the exactness of the description.”

After a while the passenger said, “It is very strange, but somehow this ship seems quite familiar to me, and yet I was never on it before.”

What’s in a Dream by G.H.Miller 1901

“Man is the microcosm or a miniature world. He has a soul and mental firmament, bounded by the stellar dust and the milky way, and filled with the mystery of suns, satellites and stars. These he can study best by the astronomy of induction and introspection. He has also a physical plane, diversified by oceans, lakes, rivers, fertile valleys, waste places and mountains. All are in cosmic interdependency as they are in the macrocosm. Here rests the mystery of being—the grandest of subjects!

The two planes are dependent upon each other. It is the smile or disease of the firmament that blesses or diseases the earth. It is likewise the impure firmament of the microcosm that diseases the body and soul. If it reflects the drought of thought or the various states of evil, deserts will enlarge, forest of infectious, venomous growth will form the habitation of lust and murder. Before great moral or physical revolutions or catastrophes occur, clouds will darken the horizon of the dream mind; storms will gather, lurid flames of lightning will flash their volatile anger; the explosive thunder will recklessly carry on its bombardment; bells will ring, strange knocking will be heard—symbols of a message— phantom forms will be seen, familiar voices will call and plead with you, unknown visitors will threaten you, unearthly struggles with hideous giants and agonies of mind and body will possess you; malformations of the most hideous type will seize your vision; shrouded in sheets of a whitish vapor, evanescent specters, with pallid face and of warning countenance, will cling around you, and contagion and famine will leave their desolate impress upon the flower of health and in the field of plenty.

Thus all of us would be nightly warned in our circle or miniature world if we would develop subjective strength to retain the impressions left upon our dream mind. But in spite of all reason and conscience— in spite of the inductive knowledge received through our senses— we go on from day to day, and step by step, feeding our soul on the luscious fruit of the outward senses, until the rank weeds of sefishness{sic} have choked out all other forces.

Thus the soul is filled with thought images that assume the form of vicious animals, homely visaged fowls, rabid and snarling cats and dogs, leprous and virile serpents, cankerous lizards, slimy intestine worms, hairy and malicious insects. They are generated by greed, envy, jealousy, covetousness, backbiting, amorous longings and other impure thoughts. With the soul filled with this conglomeration of virus and filth, why doubt a hell and its counterpart condition, or expect the day or night to bring happiness?

If evil thoughts will infest the soul with ravenous microbes, good thoughts and deeds will starve and suppress their activity, and create a heaven to supplant them. With this grand and eternal truth in view, man should ever think kindly of those about him, control his temper in word and action, seek his own, think the best of thoughts, study to relieve the worthy poor, seek solace in the depth of being, and let gentleness and meekness characterize his life. Then will he sow the seeds of a present and future heaven. His day thoughts and his night thoughts in harmony will point with unerring forecast to a peaceful end.

Spiritual and helpful warnings will fall upon the dream mind, as gently as dew upon the flowers and as softly as a mother’s kiss upon the lips of love. When our external lives are guided by the forces within, sweet are the words and messages from our own spirit; for those who are truly blessed are those who seek divine love through the channels of their inner world of consciousness.

Man is a little circle or world composed of the infinitesimal atoms thrown off from the great circle or parent world, and fitting into his place in the zone of life. If in the revolutions of the great circle he catches more material he increases his circle to objective or subjective growth: if he absorbs spiritual or mind atoms as they fall from the great body of creative source, he enlarges or contracts his own circle according to the assimilation of the food he receives from the parent.”

The Real Peoples path to dreams.
The Tibetan path to dreams.
Excerpts from the Law of One in reference to dreams.
Excerpts from Hidden Hands in reference to dreams.
Excerpts from The Sasquatch Message to Humanity: Book Three in reference to dreams.