Are Dreams Really Just Random Memories Or Pathways To Other Worlds?

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I dreamed a dream......

Dreaming is something we all do. Every single person round the world dreams when they go to sleep. In fact its a common belief that animals do it too.

And our dreams can be really funny things. Sometimes we wake up laughing or smiling, other times we get up feeling really depressed because we have had a nightmare or maybe just a 'feeling'.

But what are they?

The western world tends to dismiss dreams. We just presume dreaming is a random way of clearing the clutter out of our minds when we sleep. Others believe that our sleeping brain actually works out equations like a super computer.

And lets face it, how many times do we wake up to find that the problem we had the night before has somehow miraculously worked itself out overnight?

There are many cultures round the world that believe dreams are much more than random thoughts. But what if its something more bizarre?

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A dream of flying is prevalent around the whole world!

Mirror mirror......!

Many countries and cultures around the world do have a certain pattern of dreaming. For example, a man who lives in a war torn country will dream of loss, war and pain. It seems that our day to day lives do inflict on our night time dreams.

Religious cultures tend to dream about their Gods and Goddesses. But however much our random thoughts sneak into our dreams, sometimes our mind takes us completely unawares and in a different direction.

In fact, sometimes we become someone else in our dreams. Its common enough to 'look' in a mirror in your dream and see you, but what if the image shows someone else?

Maybe that image is you, but with different hair color, glasses and clothes.

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Reincarnation or something else...?

Of course there is the idea that we have lived before. If it is in fact true then these dreams may just show us our previous existence.

Or, in a mixed up state of mind we will see someone who was dear to us back then, but only in a modern setting, which is confusing.

I do think that some of my dreams must be reincarnation, they are so real and set in the past.

But, how do I know for sure? There are other explanations which need more research.

The study of parallel worlds is in its infancy, but it does go a long way to explain certain things.

Take Deja' Vu for example. We have all had that strange feeling that we have been somewhere before. But we can never remember when or how, and it always leaves us with that weird sense of, 'I am missing something'.

But what if it just means that your double in the other dimension has already visited there? Or maybe even lives there!

Then it makes sense.

“If a coin comes down heads that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed, until that moment the two possibilities were equal.

But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart.”

— Phillip Pulman

Parallel Worlds......

Scientists are coming round more and more to the idea of parallel worlds. Not just other planets that look like ours, but whole dimensions that we cannot see but overlap our world. And if science is to be believed then there are people there who look like us, sound like us and, well are literally, us!

Sounds impossible? Maybe, but what if they are right? Would those other people do and say exactly the same thing as we do? What if they took a right turn and we took a left. A little like the old film Sliding Doors, with Gwyneth Paltrow and John Lynch.

In this scenario, Gwyneth Paltrow's character either catches the train, or she doesn't. Either way the story pans out to make the ending different in each case.

Its a great story, and really makes you think. What if?

So, coming back to dreams. How can they be involved in our twin worlds theory? And what if there is more than one other dimension? Would that make a difference or not?

Serious about Multiverse's?

Live your Dreams.....!

Let me tell you a story. For years I have been dreaming about being on the stage. In this life I have never been particularly interested in being famous, or treading the boards so to speak.

So why is it that in many of my dreams I not only belong to the local amateur dramatic club, but see myself standing on that stage singing and acting?

I got so fed up of dreaming it I actually went and joined in reality! True story!

I know many of you will say, well secretly you yearned for it, but no, not one bit! But my brain kept on and on......

Till I joined, and now I love it.

Does this mean that my other self in her dimension is actually an accomplished actress? Maybe.

In another dream I am visiting or living in a part of the country where there is a large castle near the beach. Each and every road is familiar. I live there, and sometimes I work away, going back by coach.

This dream has been going on for years. Why? Maybe I am living in that place in my alternate reality.

If I am, whats the point? I hear you ask.

Ah, now there's the question!

Maybe I need to find the right place and go visit!

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'Maybe Deja' Vu is just another way to let you know that the 'other you' has already visited that location and left you a sign to follow'

— Nell Rose
Sir Isaac Newton Scientist
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Is Fate just a nudge from the parallel world....?

Maybe you and your parallel self help each other to find the path that you are meant to tread.

And maybe the parallel worlds theory makes sense of Fate. If you think about it, most of us believe fate interferes with our free life.

But what if our parallel world theory explains it all? If that world gets nearer to ours or maybe lines up with ours, then the singular fact that what we see as fate, means that it just meets up with the other dimensions or universes.

There, what do you think of that? Makes sense eh? Maybe our Fate is only on the true path when all parallel worlds match up with each other!

But what would we dream about then? Good question! Maybe how to fix those little flaws that all of our doubles, and us have!

Lets get back to reincarnation for just one moment. Maybe there is no such thing as reincarnation. Maybe those other worlds that overlap ours are not in time with us. Maybe they are still in the middle ages. Or even far ahead of us in the future. This could be why we dream of lifetimes that belong to 'us' but not us.

It could be that these worlds and lives are going on around us at this moment in time. Only they have never had an Einstein, or an Isaac Newton.

What if George Stephenson had never helped to invent the modern train that we take for granted today?

Just a few people missing from our history in this world would make a totally different landscape over here, so if they are not there in the 'Other Dimension World' then their lives could be very different indeed.

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Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.....

One of the most influential people in our world history has to be Henry the VIII of Britain. If he hadn't divided the Church by divorcing Catherine of Aragon so he could wed Anne Boleyn then our world would be a darker one.

When Henry first came to the throne the country was Catholic. The Pope ruled every aspect of our religion. Not only the way we prayed, but the way Mass was held. And more importantly nobody was allowed to read the Bible other than the Clergy themselves.

In fact most aspects of reading, painting and other 'frivolous' activities was frowned on.

Then along came Henry. He changed our religion, making it much more open. We could attend Church and listen to priests without them speaking Latin, and more to the point we could read, paint and so on. If not for him, we would all still be Catholic. And maybe we would never have known Einstein, Newton and so on!

Scary thought eh?

But that's my point. Maybe other worlds in other dimensions never had an angry ruthless King such as Henry VIII.

'All that we see, or seem, is but a dream within a dream.'

— Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams within a dream...........

Whether we will ever learn about other dimensions or not, there are various things we can do to make the most of them.

1. Take notice of your dreams.

2. Write down any dreams the second you wake, and try to work out what they mean.

3. If your dream keeps on repeating itself it is definitely trying to tell you something. We believe that dreams are a way of sorting out problems. But maybe they are much more important than that. They could be telling you about your 'other selves'!

4. And last but not least, if they keep telling you to learn something new, like my acting dream then go for it! What have you got to lose?

© 2016 Nell Rose

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billybuc 7 months ago from Olympia, WA

Fascinating topic. I wish I remembered dreams but I don't....always felt cheated over that. :)

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Bill, you always make me smile when you turn up first! lol!

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always exploring 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, this is certainly something to think about. To me it is amazing that you dreamed about acting and now you are doing it! I hardly remember my dream's anymore, but rarely the dream returns about me being lost going to work at the hospital, then finding it and the doors are locked. I dreamed this again not long ago. I always thought it was stress, but I've been retired for twelve years. Go figure? Anyhow, I enjoy your articles on the paranormal and dreams. I didn't know that King Henry Vlll changed the religion in England. Amazing!

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Ruby, yes Henry 8 brought in Protestant, or church of England! if you are not Catholic then the other denomination is probably what he started. fascinating eh? lol! thanks for reading, and liking my paranormal hubs, nell

suzettenaples 7 months ago

This is great reading, Nell. I have very vivid dreams and a dream life that I consider just as important and equal to my reality life. I do believe in a parallel world of dreams and experiences. I also dream in series and sequels like tv shows and movies. Maybe I am suppose to be writing tv shows or movies lol! So I am most interested in this subject. I so enjoyed reading this.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi suzette, lol! yes maybe you should! its funny though isn't it? I do believe in parallel worlds because they make sense! thanks as always, nell

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Lady Guinevere 7 months ago from West Virginia

You have hit on many of the same thigns that I believe in to. The one thing that hit me in the head, so to speak, was our dreams take us to pther worlds. The first thing that came to mind was The Chronicals of Narnia. Narnia was another world or planet. I had a dream the other night where I was gong to a wedding of someone. The wedding was in a very hig tower. Everyone was wearing white. The place was packed like sardines and was staduim stle seating. The two got married and the crowd was going down the long winding stars to the outside. When I go out to the are where there was valet parking people dropping off their cars thow back women came up to me. One was of a slender build and the other was a heavier build. Well they said Hi to me and then they asked me why and when did you leave and go to the other continent that I now lived on. I didn't know these two women and I told them that I always lived wehre I was living.

My dreams are as if I am in another wold most times.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Wow, thats amazing Debra! and that's just my point! there must be more to it must'nt there? it can't just be random dreams! thanks for sharing your dream, nell

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WillStarr 7 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Dreams are great ways to connect with those no longer with us. We are not the least surprised to see them, and it's as if they never left.

The dreams I remember the most are nightmares.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

That's so true Will. Yes I always dream about my loved ones, and its so natural. and yes I hate nightmares too, thanks for reading, nell

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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Nell.....It's getting late and near my beddy-bye time where I can fall into dreamland. I dream nearly every single night. I don't always remember them. Usually just snippets.

When I'm tired, I get silly.....Oh, OK, I'm silly even when I'm not tired....don't be so picky! Anyway, I figure tonight I'll have a nightmare about Henry VIII......Damn Girlfriend, that Henry is an OBESE ugly old Fart, isn't he?? Who the HELL were all those half-blind, half-stupid women who married him?? He had about a dozen wives, didn't that disgusting donkey?? I'll bet it's because the wives kept running away!!!....Nell, Stop laughing!! It's time for bed.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

LOLOLO! Paula, you always make me laugh! time for bed? its only 1.13 am here, so that must 7 over there? and yes Henry was one big fat ugly mama! hell, he at least gave us back our freedom to do stuff, only because he got a divorce though! lol! Don't have nightmares! and thanks for the laugh!

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

Nell, this is far to intriguing for just this quick visit, - clicked from FB. I'll definitely be back!

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

Make that 'far too intriguing'. Sheesh.

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Faith Reaper 7 months ago from southern USA

Hi Nell,

Dreams have always fascinated me. However, I can't remember them for too long, and when I wake up and I think, wow, that was weird, then go back to sleep, I can't remember my dream. Now, my husband can remember every detail of his very long dreams LOL ...

I have thought for years I have stopped dreaming, but here recently I know I have been dreaming as I remember dreaming but just don't recall exactly about what.

There are only two dreams I remember from my entire life ...this is scary, one from my childhood, I was in my neighbor's back yard up on a hill and a huge sumo wresting, with the diaper (forgive me) on and everything was chasing me and, of course, I could only run in slow motion! LOL He never caught me. The worse part was it was a recurring dream.

The other dream I remember is I walked into a completely dark room, except in the middle of the room there was a beam of light beaming down on a big comfy looking blue chair? Now, try to decipher the meanings behind those two dreams LOL.

The parallel worlds stuff has always interested me too.

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

I don't remember every dream, for sure, but occasionally I remember almost complete stories in them. Also there have been two repetitive dreams which were so vivid and real that I started dreaming I wasn't dreaming it but it was really so.

The first was when I was very young. The Anne and Charles Lindbergh baby had been kidnapped. News back then was via radio, paper and ragged, fuzzy animated newsreels as 'short-subjects' before movies at the one little theater in town were the only animations of the news stories. So the graphics were unclear and I've always been a very visual person. I began to dream that the kidnappers were chasing me and I'd run with great effort, flapping my 'wings' till I took off into the sky and out of their reach. Mother assured me I was safe because we didn't have a fortune for them to get in ransom, and besides, they'd quickly return me when they found out what a bother I was. But I didn't believe her. I was sure they would want me, rich or not. haha. That dream and the flying went on for years - so very vividly. I can still picture the scenes, both on the ground and in the air, watching them scurrying on the ground and the tree tops occasionally cutting off the view. The physical sense of flying was so real.

The other repetitive dream was many years later. It began as a large, high-ceilinged glass-sided house, mostly one main room, containing a grand piano. Stairs outside led to sliding glass doors all around three sides. Your room with the beam of light shining down on a big comfy chair is sort of similar to my room with the piano, except my whole room was well-lit, not just the piano. Later on in the dreaming, I ventured to explore further and discovered that there were lower levels with many rooms and apartments, each very nicely furnished and welcoming. That dream repeated for a number of years.

A later dramatic dream was one I wrote a hub about: - Deep In The Forest, about wandering around a forest in India, discovering a sort of mini-carnival in the midst of it. It was vivid colorful and unusual for me.

No doubt I dream and don't 'get ahold' of them well enough. And some of them have such fuzzy characteristics when one tries to describe them, though while dreaming, they seemed to have a continuity.

I make no effort to interpret them. It's more like they're just interesting.

I'm hearing lately that there is serious interest in connecting dreams with parallel worlds. What amuses me, though, is that humans assume that ours is the real world and the other is just some sort of reflection or reverberation of this world where our actions have related actions 'there'. Seems rather subjective.

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

Comparing our repetitive and memorable dreams, I can't help but notice certain similarities. As a child, you were running from a Sumo wrestler, with great effort, but escaping, and it recurred again and again. I was running from kidnappers, with great effort, and escaping by taking off flying and it recurred again and again. Then we each had one large room containing a major piece of furniture in the middle. Very amazing, when I think about it.

Oh, I just remembered one odd thing about my kidnapper dream. When I was on the ground running from them, I could only gain any speed at all by running backwards! At the time, it seemed so logical, I thought I should be able to actually run backwards.

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

Oh yikes! Earlier, when got back to reading and replying to your hub, Nell, I just noticed "Hi Nell" on the comment right after mine saying I needed to come back when I could better digest it. And since you, Nell, sometimes call me Nell, I didn't look well enough to see that it was Theresa commenting and addressing YOU, Nell! ! So there I went, replying to her account of her dreams as though they were yours!

I apologize to both of you! Proves I should have been headed off to bed way back then. As it was, I had to go wash my dishes, fold some laundry, and now I still have face and teeth to clean and then when I get upstairs, I still have to put the clean sheets on my bed! And it's already 1:00 AM. What AM I going to do with me? haha.

Wonder if this will prompt any dreams tonight!

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

I hope my realization, explanation and apology for rambling on in response to Theresa's comments to you, Nell, thinking they were your comments addressed to me as the "Nell" in the comment are received. I posted it and it said it was being reviewed for approval, but I haven't seen it here as yet.

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Vellur 7 months ago from Dubai

Another me in a parallel world sounds like fantasy in the reality of our world, but I am always open to new concepts. Maybe there is a parallel world, and a replica of myself is helping me find my way out. I never remember my dreams clearly; I only feel like I had a dream and then it is all blank, so I guess I will never know. A fascinating read!

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Lady Guinevere 7 months ago from West Virginia

I was always fascnated with the dream-world to and have often asked myself and others what is the reality...our dreams or this world...or now you brought up that it may be other worlds as well. I mean that we always "think" that we are going to sleep, and then we "think" that we are waking up. Which is it that we are doing? Then the next bigger thing is when we go out of this life (die) that we "think" is the real one and go to another life after we are finished with this one.... I mentioned all this to my cousin and he told me to watch "The Matrix". It was interesting but I really didn't get it that well.

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Frank Atanacio 7 months ago from Shelton

Nell... this is powerful stuff so fascinating my friend.. awesome share :)

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Nellianna, glad to see you, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Faith, lol! Diaper! yes it certainly looks like that! not sure what that means, maybe in another life you were japanese married to one? thanks for reading, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi again Nellieanna, yes the dreams of flying seem to be all over the world, that's strange in itself isn't it? I do believe in reincarnation, and your india dream seems to confirm that? and yes you are right, maybe we are the reflection! never thought of that! thanks Nellieanna, fascinating stories of your dreams, and great points!

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

lol! I keep scrolling down the page and there you are again! thanks so much, yes it was Faith who had that dream not me, but dreams are fascinating aren't they? I do hope one of these days someone will answer all the questions.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Nellieanna, that's okay, I am just glad you popped by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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emge 7 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Wonderful writeup on dreams. They are are world in themselves. I have had dreams rarely but when I have something does happen.

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MsDora 7 months ago from The Caribbean

The theories of parallel worlds and parallel selves are fascinating. It is easy to input them into the interpretation of dreams. Even, then dreams would still be a mystery. You always leave us with very interesting ideas.

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Nellieanna 7 months ago from TEXAS

Thank you and I continue to follow people's dream experiences here. A fascinating hub subject, Nell!

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DDE 7 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I sometimes remember dreams an interesting hub with a brilliant presentation.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Vellur, yes it would be amazing if they found them for certain wouldn't it? thanks for reading, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Debra, yes I often mention the matrix! lol! simple terms, a guy thinks he is in the real world but really he is in a pod being controlled by aliens! as are all humanity! yes dreams could be any of what you said, I think people should look into them more, thanks again, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Frank, thank you so much! glad you liked it, stuff like this makes me want to find out all of it! lol!

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks emge, glad you liked it, they are funny things aren't they?

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi MsDora, thanks for reading, yes I think dreams and parallel worlds are connected, but who knows who or how?

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks again Nellieanna, glad you liked it, and you are welcome! :)

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much DDE, glad you liked it, how is your books coming?

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Lady Guinevere 7 months ago from West Virginia

Thanks for that clarification. Oh wow! I posted this on my FB page and someone sent me an inbox message about Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists. It is on Mother Nature Network.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Wow! thanks Debra! thats' awesome!

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tebo 7 months ago from New Zealand

A good read Nell Rose. I love these topics and I love dreaming. I usually remember dreams and often write them down. Sometimes I don't remember but know I have had a dream. I kind of wonder where I have been. Fascinating stuff.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Tebo, glad you liked it, yes its a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks for reading, nell

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Jewels 7 months ago from Australia

The only dreams I remember are prophetic - they have messages. These are rare and a bit like billybuc, I feel cheated. They are usually in technicolor, so when they happen I take notice.

Astral spaces are a mindfield literally - so diverse and in many cases are so beyond our little minds. Images can be reflections of reality, impressions to ponder and learn from, and in most cases are random experiences that bare no meaning at all to your current reality. But then our reality is so tunnelled by our narrow consciousness, you could ask whether dreams have the intent to broaden it. Wonder is such a positive experience. :)

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Great points Jewels! you are so right, will we ever really know? thanks so much for reading, nell

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kj force 7 months ago from Florida

WOW..that was an awesome article....

I believe in the" gulf of souls " so depending on how many times the soul has returned..Each time there is a % passed on.

Just as in " star children " ( which has proven more prevalent throughout todays world )...

Some people are more sensitive to memory bank also.

Great job on your research.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much kj force, glad you liked it. It is a fascinating subject, and so much more to learn, nell

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Jackie Lynnley 7 months ago from The Beautiful South

Great fun stuff you get into. I don't have weird dreams but I have had weird things happen and a couple of times I have been somewhere and all of a sudden I know it has all happened before and I feel so creepy about it. Been awhile though. Is that the Deja' Vu? Hope we do get answers to all this one day.

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AliciaC 7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

I think the idea of parallel universes is absolutely fascinating. I hope scientists have more to say about them soon. Thanks for another very interesting and thought provoking hub, Nell

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lilyfly 7 months ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Always top notch Rose! When I moved to my new apt. I dreamt there were gemstones in the floorboards! Some people believe witches can visit you in a dream. I had a recurring dream the these Satanists wanted me to join them. Lo and behold, I was living right next door from about 9 Satanists.

I moved, Rose; they made my belly ache...

Love you always, be well, be happy!

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tsmog 7 months ago from Escondido, CA

Awesome Nell and awakening awareness for me just now. Waking less than an hour ago I awoke listening to myself going "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" like I was moaning. I had only a tad of glimpse of reading something. My ending segment of dream was me reading. I saw paragraphs before my eyes, but no page edge or book. Just the letters, sentences, and paragraphs. Go figure . . . and I'll contemplate.

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Jodah 7 months ago from Queensland Australia

This was quite captivating Nell, and much food for thought. I used to keep a notebook next to my bed to record my dreams. I can never recall having a recurring dream, though. I have had a couple of interesting occurrences, however. When I was about 12 I went to visit my grandmother and while walking up the road to the shop one day a boy of similar age approached me and asking what I was doing back in town? He called me Paul and was convinced I was a friend of his who moved away a year ago,

As an adult, I also made the acquaintance of a fellow who told me he was convinced I had a double he knew in a different state. Great hub.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hiya Jackie, great to see you, yes there are so many things going on here with dreams etc, hopefully one of these days they will figure it out, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, I love anything mysterious that I can get my teeth into! lol! and this is just the top of the cake! thanks for reading, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

lol! hiya lily! that was spooky! pity about the gemstones, you did check I hope? thanks as always, nell x

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Interesting stuff tsmog anything else you can remember now? thanks for reading, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Jodah, thats funny you should say that, because I had a double in my town! many years ago a girl named Janice was my double, even down to the clothes and boots! at least I came face to face with her once, spooky! thanks for reading, nell

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ChitrangadaSharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

A fascinating hub and I always enjoy reading such hubs from you.

I have dreams regularly but never remember them at all when I wake up. And I think it may be good for my mental health, otherwise it may take my whole day to figure out their interpretation.

Thanks for such an interesting read!

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

lol! you got a good point there Chitrangada! thanks so much for reading, nell

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Michael-Milec 7 months ago

Very interesting Hub. Dreams are real, dreaming is part of our innermost, deep-inside subconscious or conscious existence. We might say " I think that is true..." only to confirm that ...'as a man thinks in his heart so is he'... depending on the "other side'' sources, many dreams caused meaningful impact in " our '' lives when correctly interpreted. Without mentioning details, I've been part of some...

Thanks for sharing.

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annart 7 months ago from SW England

A fascinating subject. When I was in my late teens/early 20s I could hold on to a dream and make myself dream it the next night but only if it was something I felt passionate about. I think our minds play tricks on us, or they explore ideas and possibilities whilst we're not asking them to concentrate on a myriad of things whilst we're awake.

The 'déjà vu' thing is another matter though and much more difficult to try to explain. I've had that feeling many times and I know I've never been to those places before. I suppose I could have seen pictures or photos of some but many times it's unexplainable.

I've also had, as did my father and his mother, some 'out of body' experiences, looking down on myself. If that's possible, then anything is!

You've started an interesting thought process; I'll probably dream about this tonight! Sharing.


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aviannovice 7 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Definitely something to take into consideration. There is so much yet to be unraveled, and we really know very little about the human mind.

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Michael, sounds fascinating! and thanks for reading, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Thanks Ann, yes I have experienced the out of body thing too, its pretty spooky! but I am sure science will explain everything one day, even the other world scenario, thanks again, nell

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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi Deb, thanks for reading, yes hopefully science will one day explain it all, nell

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lawrence01 7 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


Fascinating hub. The idea of more than the dimensions we see in our universe was actually proposed nearly seven hundred years ago by a Jewish Rabbi studying Genesis chapter 1!

If you don't think that's true then Google 'Mahmonodes' and see what comes up!

Some of what you talk of here is Quantum physics that explores the possibility that matter literally pops in and out of our dimensions all the time, but disappears as soon as it comes because once the particles collide they annhilate each other!

As for 'alternate worlds' Stephen Weinberg says they're 'possible but a stretch' in credulity (he has asked Richard Dawkins to stop using his name to give an air of respectability to the idea as he doesn't think it so)

I think sometimes dreams are God trying to talk to us.


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Nell Rose 7 months ago from England Author

Hi lawrence, yes I read about the particles, I was watching Jim Al Kalili the other night on TV, and he was talking about the vacuum in Space and how even without them bumping into each other they would just jump in or out of our reality! fascinating eh? so we must have at least another dimension, but yes you may be right too, maybe God is trying to talk to us, all possibilities are, well, possible! thanks for reading, nell

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Mel Carriere 6 months ago from San Diego California

Famous psychologist Carl Jung proposes a collective consciousness, or a genetic memory, that could explain why people all over the world dream in the same symbols. He claimed that this is not mysticism, but a natural phenomenon. The new string theory seems to support the idea that entities from other dimensions could be crossing over to our world as well, and perhaps visiting our dreams. Interesting to speculate upon. I have had "dreams within dreams" on a couple of occasions, and not because I saw Inception, a film I thought was tedious and made me drowsy. Interesting things to think about. Great hub!

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Thanks Mel, I am sure one of these days scientists will figure it out, I do believe science is behind it somewhere, thanks so much for reading, nell

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annart 6 months ago from SW England

Just a quick revisit to read others' comments; it's interesting to read so many comments about flying. I've done the flying thing but in a particular way - my daughter told me that she flies and mentioned the same particular way. The strange thing is that I've never told her my method of flying in my dreams!

The moving slowly to escape is supposed to indicate the fear of being caught, the insecurity of it, and flying is the hope and freedom of being able to escape, or so I read once. It's all so fascinating!


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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Thanks Ann, yes when I fly I sort of push the air up with my hands and go up! lol! strange isn't it?

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kittythedreamer 6 months ago from the Ether

Nell - Dreams are all of this and more. I've been a dreamer (hence my writing alias) for as long as I can remember. I believe we get to re-live memories from past lives, plus visit other dimensions and worlds too. Whenever I fly in my dreams, I know I am crossing the hedge to another the spirit world or possibly to a parallel world. Great hub!

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

that's a great way of looking at it kitty! and yes you are totally right! thanks so much for reading, nell

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phoenix2327 6 months ago from United Kingdom

Such fascinating food for thought. This is the kind of thing that keeps my imagination going for weeks on end. I'm heading over now to see how your debut went. ;)

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Billrrrr 6 months ago from Cape Cod

This is an article of much substance about something ethereal. You gave me some new ideas and affirmed some things that I often think about. I call the dream and the half awake states part of the process of 'recreational sleeping'. As I go to sleep I think of what I want to dream about and most of the time it works. The interesting thing is that often the dreams are so vivid that when I wake up I am not sure if I am awake or if the waking state is actually the dream state. Great work Nell as usual.

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much pheonix, glad you liked it, nell

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Thanks Bill, it really does get the brain going doesn't it? are we just dreaming or is there really another world out there?

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Sneha Sunny 6 months ago from India

Such an interesting hub! Great work! :)

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Thanks sneha, glad you liked it, nell

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bravewarrior 6 months ago from Central Florida

Dreams have always fascinated me. I try to analyze my dreams, especially when several people (all dead except for one or two) take part in them at the same time. Usually I think those dreams are my way of mourning or remembering good times with these people.

I've also had recurring dreams that stop once the dream comes true - or at least the location of the dream becomes reality in my life. I suppose those dreams could be attributed to parallel universes. It just a bit of time to catch up to the "other" one.

Really interesting stuff, Nell.

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Nell Rose 6 months ago from England Author

Hi Shauna thanks for reading, yes I totally agree with you, I do think its parallel universes, nell

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ReviewsfromSandy 5 months ago from Wisconsin

I have analyze my dreams as well. Some of my dreams are very vivid and it had seem to be some out of body experiences.

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Nell Rose 5 months ago from England Author

Thats fascinating Sandy! Dreams are strange things aren't they? thanks for reading, nell

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Happylovejoy 5 months ago from Singapore

Interesting topic..I never really had many recurrent dreams though - perhaps just dreams of going for exams but not being fully prepared for it (wonder if it could be a result of my traumatic school days?). Even though I believe in the existence of God, I don't deny that there could be other possibilities such as a world of another dimension..the universe is simply too big and too complex for there to be only us in existence...

I hope though that my last dream was really just a random dream and not something happening elsewhere because I just dreamt that someone was murdered!

Thanks for the article..enjoyed reading it..

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Nell Rose 5 months ago from England Author

ouch! Happylovejoy! not a good dream to have! hope it wasn't true! thanks for reading, nell

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Gordon Hamilton 4 months ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, Nell. Hope you are well :) This is a subject which I find fascinating, as I do most aspects of science. Funnily enough, I have started remembering "weird" dreams over the past year or so where I went many years without ever waking to remember dreams. There is a guy called Ian Wallace who is a guest of Steve Wright in the Afternoon roughly once a month on Radio 2. You should look him up and try to listen to him on the wireless. He takes calls from listeners and interprets their dreams for them in incredibly logical ways. It's a good listen!

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Nell Rose 4 months ago from England Author

Hi Gordon, sounds fascinating! I will take a listen. Its good to hear from you, I did wonder what you had been up to work wise etc, hope its all going well, nell :)

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word55 4 months ago from Chicago

Dreams are only entertainment or nightmares while sleeping.

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Nell Rose 4 months ago from England Author

Thanks words, but no they are much more than that. I have had precognition dreams all my life about world events. thanks for reading, nell

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hazeltos 4 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

Nell, this is a fascinating hub. I have often wonder if some of our dreams do reflect a life that we had lived before. The feeling of having seen or been somewhere strengthens that belief that we don't live life once.

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Nell Rose 4 months ago from England Author

Thanks hazel, yes I agree, I do think we have ours or others memories, and reincarnation makes the most sense, thanks so much for reading, nell

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