have arrived at the DreamingTree at Looking Glass ... The
Dreaming Tree is now closed.
... A Common Paraversal Gateway (edited extract)
are globally subjective and can be realized in many ways. Dream telling
and dream interpretation can mean different things to different people.
Culture, religion, age and even relationships all play a part in determining
our nightly adventures in dreamland.
But above all, it depends on humanity's understanding of what dreaming
actually is in the first place.
... in the psychological and spiritual melting-pot
Whatever you believe dreams are, the way we determine their effect in
our waking hours could make a difference to how we shape our day. Can
our moods and decisions be influenced by the surreal, non-physical dream-state?
we begin to understand the physical "science" behind dreams,
we may be able to utilize their mysteries and metaphors to enhance our
But recalling dreams can also produce subliminal colourization or redefinition
of their true contents ... and this is usually because dreams are hard
to remember or simply too difficult to put into words. Of course, culture
and religion play a significant part in interpretation - and dreams are
where the psychological and the spiritual are mixed up in the same metaphysical
Both trends can lead us to analyse how the human brain shapes our view
of the physical world - our waking reality. It shows that things we are
unable to comprehend in dreams simply can't be translated into this waking
domain without distorting them into humanized logic. This is how "tangible"
symbolism forms the spiritual foundation of many cultures.
On a broader scale humanizing dreams even acts as a physical way to aid
our perception of them, regardless of religion.
In other words, we try to shape the meaning of dreams into a traditional
perspective, which fits into our waking reality. We can only translate
aspects of a dream that is humanly possible to correlate.
And so, interpretations become fairly predictable - and it's common to
assume that dreams are true-to-life representations of our anxieties,
traits or destinies.
... the hidden side of life..
But what if we look at dreams as an entirely independent "life"
existence, which doesn't really have any correlation with our waking world
at all? The idea that sleep extends our consciousness through the quantum
gateway and into the "paraverse", opens the imagination into
a previously untapped realm of realization.
Instead of trying to determine a dream's meaning, perhaps we should analysis
the experience as if it was a disembodiment of our human life cycle ...
although as equally relevant and essential to our existence as our waking
So let's consider our dream time as a factual happening - an experience
which shapes our perspective. Something similar to journeying to an unknown
planet for example ... awesome and completely fresh ... a "real-time"
physical or even social event.
Our life in dreams may be hidden to the rest of the waking world, but
we are able to reach infinite dreamlands and embark on inconceivable adventures
in the paraversal dimension ... the other universe.
space-time continuum in dreams
In sleep research, the dream-state period can be determined - usually
through observing brain activity and REM (rapid eye movement). But monitoring
our sleep activity shows that a dream's time-frame only lasts for seconds
according to this physical universe, but we wake with memories of a dream
adventure that can cover hours or even days.
This paradox suggests that time and therefore continuity doesn't exist
in the non-physical dreamscape. In quantum physics, the superposition
in space-time geometry means being in two places at the same time ...
perhaps even at different times and in multiple universes. Therefore,
if consciousness can free-flow between the biological vessel (us) and
the sub-quantum plane (the paraverse), we can expect dreams to relay some
conscious awareness back to us during the time we try to recall our dream.
This free flowing consciousness can cover paraversal experiences in many
different periods, time-spans and places. The paraversal flow is unbound
by time and is an indicator of how time and space is only subjective to
a human's perception within the physical world; a second to us can translate
as hours or weeks in other non-time cohesive dimensions - or even within
different scales of our own physical universe.
But to reason why we live through surreal adventures around other bizarre
worlds while we sleep leads us back to the basic principles of human exploration
- through human perception - trying make sense of our dreams in this
snapshots of dream adventures
Conscious shaping of our dreams could perhaps be a futile attempt to explain
the inexplicable - an infinite dreamscape of a non-physical dimension.
Think of dream-recalling as a brief series of snapshots or reference points
- and this will only be the snapshots that make visual sense to us ...
however bizarre. The rest is so incomprehensible that its context can't
be registered clearly enough to cohere to our waking memories. In other
words, the paraversal throughput that causes dreaming is an independent
experience, unlinked to our body's own biological receptiveness (our memory).
Only when we wake does our memory react by conscious signals that something
has just happened while we slept.
What we recall of our dreams translates from our memory in tangible "bites".
This is why many people recall dreams or near death experiences within
similar physical / visual parameters. (This dream research also recognizes
links with near death experiences.)
What we are in fact doing is attempting to correlate a universe of inexplicable
environs into something recallable and therefore something metaphorical
- all to try and make sense of it from a human's limited perspective.
could well be that everything we invent in our imagination ... the stuff
of fairytales to every other paranormal entity are descriptions and metaphors
for scientifically real variables across the quantum dimension. Perhaps
some of us who see the world from a paraversal view can experience just
a flavour of this otherwise invisible universe - when awake ... while
most of us just capture brief elements while sleeping, which we (our memory
receptors) then attempt to translate into a vaguely understandable dream
scenario so we can recall it.
dreams fuel our personality?
If they do, then a total sleep inhibiting drug developed in the first
decade of the 21st century is deemed to turn the people that use it into
zombies. Since dreams are the most essential part of sleep, we risk irreversible
physiological damage by removing them from our life-cycle. Whatever claims
drug developers say regarding safety, sleep deprivation over very long
periods will no doubt lead to a fundamental change of human personality.
Dreams can fuel our physical consciousness with unique, colourful paraversal
experiences, and eliminating our dream-life from our physical life risks
turning even more of the human race into nothing more than soulless drones.
as self-healing therapy
Sleep, and therefore dreams are an essential ingredient to maintaining
a naturally balanced, self-healing life. This is because what we experience
within the dream-state is the counterbalance needed to maintain a healthy
psychological outlook in our waking hours.
may seem illogical for those who suffer from frequent nightmares or repetitious
dreams that give vivid reminders of emotional turmoil. In those times,
dreams can feel that they are causing more anxiety than alleviating it.
But because we are able to assemble familiar imagery and scenarios in
a dreamstate - whether subliminally or not - unsettling dreams should
be regarded only as an "event induced" predisposition. This
is because we bring all manifestations and metaphors - whether happy or
unpleasant - into a dreamscape from our physical, waking world. Here they
become integral to the way we recall the imagery in a dream.
Therefore it is conceivable that you can use your dreams to take control
of your emotions and to actively repel those negative manifestations.
If you can do this then you will be making effective progress in dealing
with the trauma or anxieties in your everyday life.
dreams of all kinds may be turned (or tuned) to your advantage and therefore
fuel your harmonically balanced well-being. Dream apparition and metaphor
control is a method that is part of the same paraversal (or dreambeat)
philosophy; normalizing will power with natural harmonic alignment - and
because it originates from the paraversal flow itself, you can utilize
its power during dreaming.
Some already find this easy to do in dreams, whereby you may be able to
"refresh" your dreamscape by consciously*
switching scenarios. However, in nightmare situations we normally wake
up when the going gets too much to cope with. This is where the physical
and mental state of our body is also reacting to daytime anxieties - and
why it's important to establish a harmonic exercise that works in both
your waking life and your dream-life - literally so that you'll sleep
With this in mind, the more you embrace your dreams (however disturbing
they may seem) and understand that it is your waking memory recall that
dictates your anxiety - you'll find that the negative imagery can be quelled
to represent a more controllable and peaceful dreamscape memory. When
you awake your memory based recollection will be more resolved and therefore
far less traumatic.
In practising willpower normalization, you can learn how to alleviate
and cope with emotional disruption and anxiety - from not just within
your dreams but also in your waking life as well. This is why exploring
the psychological connotations of "sleep reality" is vital to
our mental and even our physical alignment.
The parversal concept relates to a flow of (sub)consciousness on
a quantum based level between a physical vessel (you) and the non-physical
With the paraversal concept of "sleep reality" in mind, what
is more interesting about dreaming are the aspects of the adventures you
can't describe. What does the blur and nonsense of surrealism actually
surmount to? During recollection, our memory tries hard to shape the dream
experience into something tangible... but interestingly, dreams fade fast.
The surreal essence of a dream appears not to have a cohesive place in
the waking world, and so it disappears for most humans very soon after
a sleep period. This is because memory - as a biological, brain-structured
host - is only able to equate limited paraversal recollection. Whereas
a "paraversal" journey through dreaming - being outside the
limitations of the physical vessel - may reach infinitely further towards
recap. Although dream outlines can be based on memory - such as people,
places and activities - the space your paraversal consciousness is in
when dreaming is a non-physical universe. The recognizable elements in
dreams are the manifestation of memory alignment in the traditional, physical
sense - But other events, entities and experiences you encounter in a
dream-state may be un-quantifiable, unrecognizable and therefore impossible
Since around 80% of the known universe contains an unknown and unseen
mass there is always the possibility - on the quantum level - that we
are able to interact indefinitely with such a universe through a dream-state.
Dreamland may not be as "unreal" as we may think ...
extract from "The
Paraversal View" - by John O'Donnell ©