Because I've been paying close attention to dreams since I was a boy, every now and then I think it's time for me to write my own book about dreams. But each time that happens I immediately think of psychologist Robert Van de Castle's monumental book, Our Dreaming Mind and I change my mind. For … Continue reading Dreams | Psychologist Robert Van de Castle and Our Dreaming Mind
Paranormal World | Dreams entering reality
Few people talk about this - the strange interaction you sometimes see between dreams and the real world. To show you what I mean, I'll give you a simple example of my own. A few years ago I had a series of dreams, night after night for about a week, in which I dreamt dead … Continue reading Paranormal World | Dreams entering reality
Dreams | What do they mean?
That question sounds simple and straightforward, but it isn't. Some dreams are meaningful, some aren't. I'm convinced that there are dreams where the mind is just 'doodling' with images and events, with no intention at all. Other dreams hint at meanings, but finding them is harder than solving a Rubic's Cube. Some defy any explanation, … Continue reading Dreams | What do they mean?
Paranormal World | Is there an After-life?
The psychologist J. B. Rhine, famous for his decades of ESP research, once called the 'after-life' the Mount Everest of paranormal phenomena, a hill he would not attempt to climb. Probably for the same reason, I've avoided writing about it here. But now I'm going to face up to it. One problem is that the … Continue reading Paranormal World | Is there an After-life?
Alternative World |New perspectives on autism, shyness, literature and history, psychology and science, life, the universe and everything
Yes, this is the new title of this site. Though I'm still fond of 'Shy Highway', the title I've used since 2007, my interests obviously are too far-ranging. Since I was a boy entering school, my view of the world around me has been different from that of anyone I've met. That wasn't always positive. … Continue reading Alternative World |New perspectives on autism, shyness, literature and history, psychology and science, life, the universe and everything
Paranormal World |Dreams and Telepathy
Though disbelievers still like to claim that there is no evidence for telepathy, there is a mountain of evidence for it. The desire to reject it seems to arise from the view of some people that it's an unwelcome remnant from our superstitious prehistoric past. We need, they say, to escape that past, not re-connect … Continue reading Paranormal World |Dreams and Telepathy
Dreams | Robert L. Van de Castle – Our Dreaming Mind |all you wanted to know about dreams and more
Because I've been studying dreams since I was a boy, every now and then I think it's time for me to write my own book about dreams. But each time that happens I immediately think of psychologist Robert L. Van de Castle’s monumental book, Our Dreaming Mind and I discard the thought. It’s a book … Continue reading Dreams | Robert L. Van de Castle – Our Dreaming Mind |all you wanted to know about dreams and more
Dreams |Should you interpret them?
In my book The Shyness Guide, and in previous posts here, I've said that I think you should think twice before trying to 'interpret' your dreams. I have long believed that most interpretations are either wrong or simply inadequate, only catching a minor part of what a dream is about. In this, I thought I … Continue reading Dreams |Should you interpret them?
Dreams | Are they real?
Dreams are real while they last; can one say more of life?