Welcome to John Michell, a best-selling author and world authority on the mysteries of existence. John writes regular weekly articles for my page in the Daily Mirror newspaper. Now those articles can be read on this site. It is a thrill to have John writing for us about unexplained phenomena. I have been an admirer of his work since I was a teenager. I hope you enjoy his thought-provoking work. Jonathan Cainer|
Archive for Thursday
15th May 2003 - Dreaming
of my favourite occupations is dreaming. They say that everyone has
dreams but not everyone remembers them. I remember mine, for a while,
just after waking up. But they soon fade away, because they do not really
belong to the world of consciousness.
Do dreams have a meaning, and can you learn anything from them? Mine
are mostly about strange adventures in a weird sort of world. It is
partly familiar and partly fantastic. I do not seem to learn much from
them. They are just entertainment. But who is writing the script? I
could not possibly have made them up myself.
The ancient view was that, while you are asleep, the soul drifts away
from the body and wanders about in the spirit world. There you meet
dead friends and relatives. You can learn things about yourself, your
health and your future.
Freud believed that dreaming was a descent into the underworld of the
mind. That is where you find your hidden desires and feelings you were
not aware of. Carl Jung had a more spiritual view of the dream-state.
He saw it as an entry into the real world – its soul.
It has always been known that dreams are therapeutic. They enrich your
mind, and that is a way to health. Bad dreams and nightmares come as
warnings – that your thinking is wrong.
If you have a favourite mystery
subject - from spontaneous human combustion to ancient Celtic ritual
sites, write to John, suggesting a theme. And if you have any answers
or theories about the mysteries John will be highlighting, he would
particularly like to hear from you.
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A Rough Guide Special
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Who Wrote Shakespeare?
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