What the Bible says about Dreams The bible defines a dream as a vision in the night that comes upon man or women in deep sleep. The dictionary defines dreams as images, thoughts, and emotions passing through the mind while sleeping. In the bible it defines a dream in Job 33:15, "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;”. In this verse a dream is a vision that comes at night. Man receives these dreams in deep sleep. According to the bible a vision happens when man is awake. Some believe we are always dreaming, but we just don’t remember the dream when we wake up. We don’t exactly know what causes dreams. In the bible there is a verse that gives us a reason. In Ecclesiastes 5:3, "For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words." In this verse the Bible says the multitude of business will cause dreams. This multitude could come from an emotional or physical business. Either way it is the cause or your dreams. Even though the body is settling to rest, your mind keeps working. God chose many prophets to carry out his word. He spoke to his prophets in different ways. Some of those ways includes dreams, visions, and speaking in tongues. An example of God speaking to someone in dreams is Joseph. In Genesis 37:5-7, “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."” In this dream god showed Joseph that his brothers would bow down to him. He would soon become in second command to Pharaoh. In this dream god is using Joseph as a prophet. In Mathew 2:13, “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."” This is an example of how god used Josephs dream to relay a warning. Joseph’s dream was used to show him that him and his family needed to leave immediately. God also uses dreams as encouragement. In Judges 7:9-12, During that night the LORD said to Gideon, "Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah, and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp." So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. The Midianites,
Psychology: Dreams and Dreaming
January 13, 1997
Dreams, a nightly gift and a part of the natural process of being alive,
are being rediscovered by our publisher. The meaning and value of your dreams
will vary according to what you and your society decide. Our society is
changing. We used to only value dreams in the context of psychotherapy. There
are also a few assumptions about dreams. One is that you are always the final
authority on what the dream means. Others can offer insight, suggestions…
are dreams and why do we have them are often questions that are easy to ask but difficult to answer. The question of whether dreams have a psychological affect has yet to be determined. These factors haven’t stopped scientists from researching and brainstorming ideas. There are several approaches as to why we dream. One is that, dreams go hand in hand with sleep to help the brain sort through everything it collects throughout the day. Scientists have still not determined the purpose of dreams or their…
The Positive Effects of Dreaming
Why do individuals dream? Are there any benefits to dreaming? The average person spends approximately six years of his or her life dreaming. “Over a seventy-year life span, you’ll devote at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming” (Segell 42). The earliest documented research about dreams came from the works of the Egyptians, followed by the Greeks in the 8th B.C. But studies have shown that dreams do in fact have a positive effect on people’s everyday lives. Only…
see the letter "N" in your dream implies the end of some habit, journey, relationship or condition.
To make or eat nachos in your dream signifies your need for more leisurely pursuits. You need to take some time out.
To dream that someone is nagging you suggests that you need to change your attitudes about your preconceived notions. It is time to make some changes in your life. You need to look at things from a different perspective.
To dream that you are nagging someone…
What is Psychology?
Professor Dominique Bentley
What do your dreams mean? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course attempts to answer these queries and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these parts of the mind develop in children…
Lucid Dreaming and Effects on the Real World
9 March 2015
Dreaming is a common thing for most people to experience while sleeping. All dreaming
is, is a series of images, ideas, emotions, or sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during
certain stages of sleep. Some people can become aware that they are dreaming, and that is called
Lucid Dreaming. While lucid dreaming the dreamer has a chance to control or manipulate the…
There are many perspectives of the psychology of religion; in fact these perspectives have often been criticized and praised by religious adherents. Most psychological research has rightly avoided the question of the existence of a deity. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychology viewed religion as little more than a form of mental illness. Freud utilized three clinical tools that seem to border on the superstitious/spiritual: hypnotism, free association and dream analysis. It is somewhat amusing…
http://esotericonline.net/docs/library/Lucid Dreams/Stephen LaBerge - Lucid Dreaming.pdf
Laberge has created extensive research on lucid dreams; he looked at the lucid dream itself, using a lucid dreaming treatment, the history, and much more. In his book there is research on everything to do with lucid dreams, which is relevant to my paper in many different ways. My paper anticipates using lucid dreaming as a treatment which this book has knowledge on the background and how a lucid dream woks, why you would be able…
Professor Perry Daughtry
Intro to Psychology
Sleep Journal Essay
College students like myself often put off sleep for other activities like studying, doing homework or even just staying up all night with a friend. Our body follows the twenty-four hour cycle of each day and night through a biological clock called the Circadian rhythm. On the weekdays, staying up all night and skipping meals makes it difficult to focus in class. After lunchtime, I become sleepy and…
neurological discord. His contributions to psychology are vast. Freud was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century and his enduring legacy has influenced not only psychology, but art, literature and even the way people bring up their children. Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior.
Freud was probably the smartest guys when it came to psychology in his time. His deep thought out theories…