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  • THE SECRET OF DREAMS

  • by

  • YACKI RAIZIZUN, PH. D.

  • Price, Fifty Cents

  • CONTENTS

  • The Dreamer 5

  • Varieties of Dreams 12

  • How to Evolve the Large Consciousness 37

  • DREAMS

  • Everybody dreams, but there are few who place any importance to the

  • phenomena of sleep. Before we can begin to comprehend or even analyze

  • dreams, whether our dreams are symbolic or otherwise, we must first

  • divert from our mind our materialistic conceptions of what the

  • individual called man really is. The external or physical man, is no

  • more the man than the coat he wears. The physical man is only an

  • instrument of which the real inner man or soul expresses itself in the

  • physical universe. Various materialistic theories have been given in

  • the past, trying to explain the mighty phenomena of dreams, but these

  • theories have always been more or less unsatisfactory. Why? Because

  • the-materialist tries to explain the riddle of human existence without

  • an individual human spirit his explanation will always be

  • unsatisfactory.

  • Dreams afford a separation of soul and body. As soon as the senses

  • become torpid, the inner man withdraws from the outer. There are three

  • different ways which afford this separation. First, natural sleep.

  • Second, induced sleep, such as hypnotism, mesmerism or trance. Third,

  • death. In the above two cases the man has only left his physical body

  • temporarily, whereas in death he has left it forever. In the case of

  • death, the link which unites soul and body, as seen by clairvoyant

  • vision, is broken, but in trance or sleep it is released. The real man

  • is then in the astral world. He now functions in his astral body,

  • which becomes a vehicle for expressing consciousness, just as the

  • physical body is an instrument for expressing consciousness in the

  • waking state.

  • Consciousness is not annihilated when the man is in the Astral world,

  • it is only temporarily suspended. Just the same as in the case of

  • death. The man is fully conscious in the astral regions clothed in the

  • body of the Astral matter. This Astral body is in the physical and

  • extends little beyond it. The Astral world is here and now,

  • interpenetrating the physical, and not in some remote region above the

  • clouds as so many imagine.

  • * * * * *

  • Man is a soul. He has a body. He expresses himself in three worlds.

  • While he functions in the physical body, viz., physical, emotional and

  • mental worlds. Just as the Astral interpenetrates the physical the

  • mental interpenetrates the Astral. The Astral body in which man

  • functions during sleep is the body of emotions and desires and he

  • expresses these desires and emotions in the physical life.

  • * * * * *

  • The Astral body in which man functions during sleep is very subtle

  • matter. It resembles the physical. In fact, it is an exact

  • reproduction of it, but it can only be seen by clairvoyant vision.

  • When a man leaves his body in sleep or death, the spirit must leave

  • the physical body before it will be rested and recuperated to enable

  • it to undergo the strenuous daily toil of physical life.

  • Here is an example. Let a man go to bed say ten o'clock. Let him sleep

  • until six next morning. The ordinary man will awaken feeling refreshed

  • and ready for his daily toil. Let him go to bed at ten, lie awake all

  • night, next morning he will not feel refreshed and during the day he

  • may feel sluggish and sleepy. Let him go to bed and lie awake night

  • after night for a few weeks, what will be the result? He will be a

  • physical wreck. Although he may have the same amount of hours lying in

  • bed, he will not feel recuperated and refreshed unless he has had his

  • natural sleep and this can only come to pass.

  • When the soul or spirit withdraws from the physical body, the physical

  • body is not the man, and as long as our materialistic writers who

  • endeavor to interpret dreams fail to grasp the nature of the inner

  • man, the real self, they will be forever groping in the dark.

  • The first question that naturally arises in the mind of the layman is

  • this: How can a man leave his body in sleep and continue its natural

  • functions such as digestion, circulation of blood, etc.

  • We do not consciously direct the circulation of the blood, or any of

  • the natural bodily functions during our waking state. These things go

  • on whether we will them or not. Although the spirit leaves the body in

  • sleep as previously stated, there is still a magnetic connection with

  • soul and body. This magnetic connection acts on the sympathetic

  • nervous system and the cerebro spinal which controls the functions of

  • the human organism. In sleep the astral man may be in the immediate

  • vicinity of his sleeping recuperating physical body or it may be

  • thousands of miles away in space, the magnetic connection still exists

  • regardless of the distance. No matter what distance the astral man is

  • away from his physical body, he can return to it with the rapidity of

  • thought, as the saying is, for it is the soul that thinks, the brain

  • is only an instrument of the soul.

  • Many of our dreams may be attributed to subconscious memory, for when

  • our mind is centered on a certain train of thought these thoughts are

  • apt to filter through into the conscious state in sleep. The

  • subconscious memory cannot be truthfully called a dream, for it is

  • only a memory of something we have previously perceived in reality or

  • imagination. One only has to examine his subconscious dream in the

  • light of reason to eliminate them. Telepathy does explain some of our

  • dreams, for just as it is possible for minds to receive telepathic

  • communications (thought transference) from another in the walking

  • state, it is also possible for the so-called dead to have telepathic

  • communication with the living, for thought is a power, its limitation

  • is unknown.

  • While many of our dreams may be traced to subconscious memory or

  • telepathy and happenings of material affairs of our daily lives,

  • others are undoubtedly the astral happenings of the ego while

  • functioning in the etheric regions. There we meet not only the

  • misnamed dead but also many of those who are still in the physical

  • body, and let me state here that many of our difficult problems of

  • physical life are worked out in sleep.

  • The old axiom, "I will go to sleep on it," has a greater significance

  • than is generally attributed to it, for sleep and dreams have more to

  • do in shaping your lives than you have any idea of. You can go to

  • school in sleep and study anything you are studying in physical life

  • and make marvelous progress. This requires much training, however.

  • Keeping the mind free from evil thoughts is most essential to enable

  • the sincere investigator to enter that larger state of consciousness,

  • for the thoughts of our waking state have a more or less effect on the

  • ego during sleep. Every individual harbors a certain train of thought,

  • whether at business or pleasure this train of thought has a tremendous

  • influence on the ego, in fact it shapes ones destiny.

  • Choose well your thoughts for your choice

  • is brief and yet endless. --Anna Besant in Thought Power

  • Man may be said to live two lives in one, one when he is fully awake

  • and the other when he is sound asleep. These two lives, of course, is

  • the expression of his one existence. The highly developed, spiritual

  • man as he retires into the interior world during sleep, realizes a

  • state of spiritual bliss that is far beyond the stage of ordinary

  • mortals. Man has been in the habit of looking at himself as a mass of

  • flesh and muscle with a slight chance of realizing the Divinity within

  • him. As the earnest soul gradually arouses himself he finds his proper

  • place in the universe, for within him are all the attributes of deity,

  • and when he reaches the end of the long evolutionary journey that is

  • ahead of him he will find himself and know what he is destined to be,

  • a God.

  • VARIETIES OF DREAMS

  • In order to distinguish and classify the different kinds of dreams in

  • which everyone has an experience they may be divided into four

  • variations. Nearly all dreams may be classified under this heading:

  • 1. Physical Stimulus.

  • 2. Subconscious memory.

  • 3. Telepathy.

  • 4. The Actual Astral experience of the Ego or Soul in the Astral

  • region.

  • Physical Stimulus may be the direct cause of impressing certain ideas

  • on the physical brain which may appear to be a reality. The falling of

  • a book, picture or any article in the room may cause the sleeper to

  • dream of firearms; a soldier may dream of a battlefield; a sensitive

  • female may dream it is a burglar; a person who throws the bed clothes

  • off him on a cold night may dream of snow and ice; the continual

  • dropping of water from a faucet in the room of the sleeper has been

  • the direct cause of a friend of mine dreaming of a passenger train;

  • the steady tramping of footsteps overhead may be the cause of dreaming

  • of thunder storms, etc. We must also take into consideration the

  • physical and mental environments of the sleeper.

  • THE SUBCONSCIOUS MEMORY

  • The subconscious memory may be the direct cause of certain dreams.

  • When the mind is centered on certain things, the sleeper goes over his

  • life again and again in phantom fashion. He lives over the experiences

  • of his daily life. Very often the ego enlightens the sleeper of some

  • material thing for his own benefit, which he may use advantageously in

  • his waking state, but as he generally looks at the phenomena of dreams

  • as an hallucination of the brain, he allows many a golden opportunity

  • to slip through his fingers because the materialist's brain cannot

  • grasp things of the spirit.

  • All the knowledge and rubbish of our past lives is stored up in the

  • subconscious mind where it remains in minute form. Memory is only the

  • awakening of the sub-conscious mind, a long and forgotten incident,

  • that has made a deep impression on the mind, is apt to filter through

  • into the conscious state in dreams. In time of illness or when one's

  • vitality is low, the dream picture of the past is apt to play a very

  • prominent part in one's sleep. Childhood and long-forgotten scenes

  • come up frequently and appear as real and genuine as if they had only

  • happened the previous day. They frequently give the dreamer joy or

  • sorrow, according to the stages he passed through.

  • Even action of past lives may come up into the subconscious. Dreams of

  • running around nude without any feeling of shame may be the memory of

  • a previous existence. Falling from a high cliff or trees. Being chased

  • around by some wild animals may be attributed to a primitive past.

  • Dreaming of primitive people, places and things, only takes the

  • dreamer a step nearer the stone age, from whence he came. Instead of

  • looking at these subconscious dreams with horror and dread as some

  • people do they should study them and shape their lives accordingly.

  • TELEPATHIC DREAMS OR THOUGH TRANSFERENCE.

  • Telepathy is a known and established fact. The connection between

  • minds without material means of any kind, has often been demonstrated

  • by the very simple method of one person acting as a sender, while the

  • other acts as a receiver. The sender thinks of a certain subject

  • selected before-hand. He may write it down on slate or paper. This

  • often helps him to keep his mind concentrated on the subject he wishes

  • to send to the receiver. The receiver places himself in as receptive a

  • position as possible, and Keeping his mind calm, the impression he

  • receives he makes note of. After a few experiences he may find the

  • message to be correct, word for word. This is telepathy.

  • In sleep there is often telepathic conditions between minds who are in

  • close sympathy with each other, such as man and wife, mother and

  • children, or people whose business brings them close together, may

  • exchange thoughts during sleep. For instance, in one case a mother

  • received the thought of her boy, who was away from home, telling of

  • his sickness. A few days later she received a letter verifying her

  • dream. A salesman dreams of a friend telling him of his company doing

  • a big business in a neighboring town. Upon his friend's return his

  • dream was found to be correct.

  • A lady in San Francisco (whose husband was in Australia) for three

  • successive nights, dreamed of his returning to America. She did not

  • expect him until early in the fall of the year. She was dreaming of

  • him in the spring. On the fourth morning after her dream she received

  • a letter telling her about his unexpected return. These are so-called

  • telepathic dreams, usually from minds of living people, although

  • telepathic connection from minds of disincarnate beings is possible.

  • THE ACTUAL ASTRAL EXPERIENCE OF THE EGO DURING SLEEP IN THE ASTRAL

  • WORLD.

  • The actual Astral experience in which the ego sees distant sights,

  • sights and visions which he knows do not actually exist upon the

  • physical plane, such as communicating with the dead, recovery of lost

  • and stolen property; having premonitions of a certain thing which

  • actually happens, such as approaching danger or death.

  • Above are but a few of the actual astral experiences of the ego which

  • it endeavors to impress on the physical brain. Sometimes it impresses

  • them by symbols, for symbols are the true language of the soul, and to

  • know how to interpret the meaning of the symbols of your dreams is of

  • the utmost importance to the beginner. A symbolic dream, which is an

  • actual astral experience, can only be interpreted by the dreamer

  • himself, for no one lives your life but yourself. The first impression

  • you receive intuitively, of a dream you see symbolically, is usually

  • correct. The reason the layman does not interpret his dreams

  • correctly, by following his intuition, is because he generally has

  • some material idea of his own concerning dreams.

  • Here is a dream that may be said to be an actual experience of the

  • ego. Taken from the Chicago American, July 17, 1920:

  • Dreams sons drowned; found bodies in river, Burlington, Vt.

  • The dream was responsible for the finding of the bodies of

  • George Raymond, Jr., 14 years, son of George Raymond, and

  • his uncle, Winford Raymond, in the Lamoille river at

  • Fletcher. According to Winford's father, the vision of the

  • boy's mother appeared before him in a dream and directed him

  • to look for the boys in the river. They had been absent from

  • home since Sunday. The dream was so vivid that the father

  • wakened and at 2 o'clock went to the river bank, where he

  • found the boys' clothing. At daybreak the bodies were

  • recovered.

  • Here is a dream of the so-called dead who, many believe, exist in a

  • state of dreamless sleep or annihilation, appearing in a vision, and

  • so impressing on the astral brain of the sleeper where the boy's

  • bodies were, that he actually brought the vision or astral experience