Afternoon of January 9, 2015. Friday.
These are some notes on lifelong dream work and validated (for me) personal beliefs. I have a tendency to go into my usual long-winded paragraphs rather than shorter notes and simple statements regardless of how my intent starts out.
I began dream work in 1966 (Rose Street) though I "forced" myself to hold onto dream memories from age two onward. I started writing down everything (as well as drawing) because I was fascinated by how dreams "came true" all the time (or were visually correct in something I had not seen yet, such as a television show or new comic book). I mostly kept my dream work a secret (sometimes hiding papers under drawers inside a dresser) because of being utterly embarrassed by erroneous publications about dreams, especially ridiculous "dream dictionaries". Even as a child, I could not believe people were this lacking. I still have clear prenatal memories and still clearly remember several of my vivid lucid dreams from age two (though I do not fully recall all the details of my near-fatal accident as a toddler that scarred my left wrist). I could not care less what other people believe about such things. Whether they are the "original" memories or "memories of memories" means little. They are legitimate. Some people claim it has been "proven" that people cannot remember anything that happened before they were five. Are you kidding me? Again, I cannot believe people are so lacking.
Then again, there are people (and publications, as well as the ever-so ridiculous media) who go on and on about "why" people do not remember their dreams from day to day. Ha. Or how you cannot script or control your dreams. Again, ha. I think if I ever read anything anywhere in commercial print (or what "they" have "proven") that was actually true or even relevant to anything, I would probably faint from shock (or perhaps think I was dreaming).
Precognition and remote viewing (or what commonly seems a hybrid of such) has been continuous since earliest memory, including prenatally. This has been dominant not only in dreams, but in normal day to day consciousness; though often trivial and impersonal to where it has long since stopped being "unusual" (though I have had the unfortunate habit of referring to my experiences as "unusual" simply because of how "normal" people think). This had long ago convinced me of the nature of what I had come to call "universal mind" (first called "non-local" mind). I also now believe it is related to "higher dimensions", that is, realms of abstract, but still viable patterns of the universe as "seen" from different perspectives. Being that my day to day precognitive perspectives are almost always spontaneous and seemingly fairly random (related to what things I will foresee and any implied importance thereof), I do not believe in "psychics".
Are all dreams precognitive or with a facet of remote viewing? I would personally say "yes" to any dream longer than about ten minutes or any non-lucid dream (though I have had precognitive lucid dreams even by willfully altering the dream - although that is a different type of dream state) - though not really lacking with shorter dreams either (as stated before, I do not have the time or interest to note the typical imagery-matches I usually experience other than when it is very unusual in context), though I know that hypnagogia (even during meditation) is also likely to be short-term precognitive in a literal and visual sense (with no possibility of chance due to the precise multifaceted imagery). I finally validated this back in 1991, though that may simply be based on the nature of my consciousness rather than the nature of the dream state (which would explain why so many people claim to not have precognitive dreams all the time from day to day). For example, I would often begin to have hypnagogic vision and when noting the more clearer "pictures" would see it on television or a book shortly after (sometimes within five minutes) - as usual, the more vivid, the less likely or more unusual, and always with something validated as to not having been seen before (such as a new commercial or odd photo from a book I had not opened before).
There are two different schools of thought on the (for lack of a better term) paranormal. On the one side, you have the "superstitious" association with so-called psychic ability as well as belief in "luck" (as well as "sin") or the irresponsible belief in "accidents" in a cause and effect universe (and typical "psychic" scam artists or "fortune tellers") as well as the belief that precognition can somehow be non-spontaneous (or beneficially "controlled" somehow - one might as well attempt to control how their stomach digests food during the process), and on the other hand, it is the seemingly natural foreshadowing (from the viewpoint of one's own path only) of possible event horizons from even many years away - yet which ties in with hybrids of all manner of unexplainable perspectives from remote viewing to telepathy and shared dreaming. To ignore such truths from a personal perspective in dream work is, as always, completely irresponsible and dishonest. This, in turn, separates legitimate dream workers from such as a scam artist agenda-based "dream" journalist on one other site (though I have kept my promise to myself thus far of never looking back at any of his "work" even though he has remained oddly obsessed with my family and dream work success, as well as, for some bizarre reason, trying to "debunk" my life as well as my twenty-year-plus marriage - in other words, a pitiful lunatic I no longer have time to even think about). The main difference seems to be the idea (held by some) that even an intelligent person cannot perceive anything ahead in their life's path (even by a few minutes), even though many aspects of society have been in play (and of precise nuances) for hundreds of years (including the embedded intelligent fractal "code" in the English language itself). This is what has at least partially explained pop culture synchronicity regarding my own experiences of thousands of unexplainable events - or how someone can have hundreds of fairly precise precognitive experiences about fictional scenarios not yet seen on television, which in the long run, has nothing at all to do with a person's own immediate environmental experiences - thus proving that at least some aspects of remote viewing and precognition are either vestigial or "reserved" for future species (at this point, both ideas seem equally viable). However, I do know beyond any doubt that there is something far more intelligent than humanity at work in the patterns, especially as humanity itself has completely failed to even come close to explaining anything I have ever experienced. Believe me when I say how much this has taught me about average human consciousness and the nature of so-called human intelligence.
Many people label what is actually remote viewing (or knowledge of what is already "in play" so to speak but thus far completely unseen and unknown by the person in conscious reality) as "precognition". I do this myself all the time, simply because of how the casual reader may think - but both seem a day to day primary "function" of universal mind or the supraconscious. My dream's uncannily correct rendering of the Nancy comic strip for example (April 27, 1974), I had not yet seen that day is actually remote viewing (as the comic strip already existed), though precognitive in the sense I had not yet seen it in reality and the fact it was correct in what I would see a short time after my dream. It would be ludicrous and irresponsible for me to declare numerous levels of correct layered detail (even the exact nature of the "more dishes - less dishes" gag) as coincidence. Not only that, I have had to update that entry with additional unexplainable nuances, which seems to suggest something at work that humanity has not even begun to understand yet, almost as if it is done on purpose (from an unknown source) to "test" me.
Since earliest memory, I have personally validated (from my perspective) that nearly all dreams (especially longer ones that go from scenario to scenario) are composites of past, present and (potential) future (or consciously unknown event horizons) at one level (and when I say this I am including everything one sees including television, television commercials, movies, and ideas from books; even comic books), as well as having layers of precise and literal remote viewing. They are sometimes also a combination of "rehearsals", metaphors for the dream state or waking from the dream state itself (such as going up in an elevator is a metaphor for waking from that dream), wishful thinking or fantasy, somehow linked to the mind or previously unshared experiences of a partner (always validated later), dreams rendered via the "Tetris effect" as well as residual concerns carried into sleep, being overly tired (whereby bugs sometimes become a main feature), environmentally scripted dreams (especially when the dreamer has fallen asleep with a television or radio on, possibly one of the most problematic scenarios regarding dream work), cellular functions (which creates more abstract dreams), and many other diverse functions, as well as lucid dreaming and "breakthrough" dreams which seem to miraculously reveal previously unknown aspects of the soul and its implied destiny. People tend to confuse literal dreaming with symbolic or metaphorical (symbolic dreams are not exactly the same as metaphoric associations). Although I have heavily documented all types of my own dreams, I would certainly agree that not all have any significance (even any short-term significance), especially since my own full vindication in 1994, though I have learned much since then. It is too bad there are no entirely honest (or accurate) commercial publications about dream work.
Although I love and respect the incredible legend-like nature of my life (even more-so after I finally resolved the last "missing pieces") and all I have come to learn, I also am "realistic" enough to know that it could not possibly be what it looks like. Then again, perhaps I am still in the womb; unborn.