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As Foreshadows of the Future, Fantasies of the Present, and Fixations of the Past by: Nandlal Vanvari

Dreams are generally viewed as displays of the subconscious and the unconscious, which know everything of the past, the present and the future, and constitute an interrelation between these. This book presents the viewpoints of scientists, psychologists and various religious and cultural traditions on the phenomenon of dreams.



ISBN: 9788124604892
Year Of Publication: 2009
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 216
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Indices
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 500 gm.


This book is a study of the mysterious phenomenon of dreams. Dreams have fascinated mankind for ages. Civilisations over time and varied cultures have attempted to interpret the occurrence and meaning of dreams in different ways. Various theories have been extended from time to time to interpret this phenomenon. Dreams are generally viewed as displays of the subconscious and the unconscious which know everything of the past, the present and the future and constitute an interrelation between these.
The book analyses the states of thought, the sleep cycle and occurrence of dreams, presenting viewpoints of various religious and cultural traditions like the tantric view, that of the Guiana Indians, the Korean tradition, and so on. It discusses the views of scientists and psychologists on dreams, examining the beliefs of each school — the Freud school, Jung school, Hall school among others — in detail. It classifies dreams in different ways and deals with aspects of contemplation, emotions, and feelings in dreams. It also takes up dream healing and numerology, explaining how one can understand the structure of a dream and its significance and use it for achieving something in life. It contains accounts of dreams experienced by famous personalities in history which were closely linked to their real lives.


1. Historic Dreams
2. Views on Dreams
3. Understanding Dreams
Colour of Dreams — Sleep and Dreams — Soul and Dreams — Mind and Dreams — Thoughts and Dreams — Creativity and Dreams — Psychic Attacks and Dreams — Diseases and Dreams — Drugs and Dreams — Races and Dreams — The Dream Applications — The Dreamer
4. Dream Philosophies
Freud School — Jung School — Hall School — Perls School — Rhine School — Buddhist School
5. Dream Types
Anxiety Dreams — Archetypal and Symbolic Dreams — Daydreams — Lucid Dreams — On-demand Dreams — Prodromal Dreams — Re-created Dreams — Visitation Dreams — Astral Travelling Dreams — Implanted Dreams
6. Dream Healing
Orientation by Dreams
7. Dream Numerology
8. Time Table
9. Interpretations
The Dream Work and the Task of Interpretation
Analysis — Exemplifying Dreams — Dream Directory

Meet the Author
Nandlal Vanvari, PhD, has specialized in electronics and communication engineering. He has presented papers in national and international conferences on R&D vis-à-vis electronics industry and has published a number of research papers in journals and works on the subject. Over the years, he has keenly cultivated his interest in spiritual-scientific topics like the occult sciences.