Some of the most commonly asked questions on Answers relate back to dreams, dream interpretations, and meaning. Each day, tons of Answers users ask questions about their nightly visions, hoping to peek into their psyche. But where does this practice come from, and, how can you be sure to ask your dream interpretation questions in a way that is both knowledge seeking and, appropriate?
Here are a few tips about this practice, and, a bit of history.
It is believed that interpreting dreams dates back to the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks, and that in some cultures, dreams are closely related to divinity. This means that through dreams you may have a closer tie to your religious affiliation, or, that through dreams, you may receive a message from the gods.
However, modern theorists, like Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and others had a more practical approach to dreams: they believed dreams represented symbols within life, and encouraged patients to keep dream journals.
A combination of the Egyptian, Grecian and modern approach has led to a modern amalgamation, which allows for dream interpreters to create “dream dictionaries,” which are often used to help decipher one’s dreams.
Deciphering your dreams on Answers
When asking about your dreams on Answers, it’s important to keep the Community Guidelines in mind, and, if you’re helping decipher someone’s dream, please be respectful.
To get the best results from the community, please provide as much detail as possible, and be sure you post your question in the appropriate category: dream interpretation.
So, what are your dreams telling you? Tell us in the comments section below!
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