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Dream Trek

Personal Clues to Psychic Dreams

Linda Lane Magallón

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 Magallón, Linda Lane (1997 March). DreamTrek - Personal Clues to Psychic Dreams. Column. Electric Dreams 4(3). Retrieved July 19, 2000 from Electric Dreams on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams

How can we tell if a dream is psychic? The only fool-proof way is verification. We take the time to check our dreams against waking life or the dreams of others. In the continuing process of validation, though, we may come to discover inner *cues* that tip us off to further psychic dreams. These cues do not apply to everyone; they are very personal.

Dreamworker Gayle Delaney says she notices an *echo-y* effect. Robert Van de Castle's psychic dreams have *a grabbing, indelible quality.* Another dreamer has dreams *in black and white, with a grainy texture, just like an old time movie.*

The appearance of a particular person might mean that some part of our dream applies to him, but there's no guarantee. Lucid dreamers, especially, know that we have the dreaming ability to create thought forms for our own private use...even thought forms of other people.

I find it more reliable when a strange symbol appears in my dreams or some odd dreamland event occurs that is not the norm for me. Of course, I wouldn't know the difference between a *normal* and *unusual* element unless I recorded lots of dreams and periodically took the time to review them. Then I take the new symbol or event in hand and go on a treasure hunt to find its matching pair. This means talking to people to find out about their dreams and waking life.

People and places have certain feelings associated with them. If you spend time doing visualization exercises, pay attention to the feelings that various images and memories spark. Then when you awake from a dream awash in feelings, you may be able to make a connection, even if the blatant imagery leaves you scratching your head.

Some dreamers do use what the scientists have come to call *tracer elements.* Tracer elements are special recurrent symbols. Nowadays they tend to be the ones that feature equipment which perceives or communicates, such as telephones, television, telescopes and cameras. But they could be any image of personal significance.

One dreamer knows something good is going to happen to her when she hears music in a dream. In the middle of a music dream one night, she was awakened by her crying baby. She was so anxious to see what the music might portend that after the baby had settled down, she reviewed the half-finished dream over and over until she fell to sleep. The dream picked up the music once again and she saw images of a car, the seaside and sand. The next weekend her husband suggested a picnic which, indeed, turned out to be by the seaside.

Dreamworker Will Phillips has spent a long time looking for ways to differentiate between precognitive dreams and *normal* ones. Was it tracer elements? Was it higher levels of vividness or intensity? Sometimes these applied to his psychic dreams, but not always. Will finally came to the conclusion that ALL dreams are potentially psychic. I agree.

But when we take the time and effort to discover specific psychic connections in our lives, we stop hypothesizing about the holographic universe or the collective unconscious. We change second-hand theory into first-hand personal reality. We dream ourselves psychic.

* Barash, M. ôA Hitchhicker's Guide to Dreamland. New Age Journal, Oct. 1983. p. 46.
* Dee, N. The Dreamer's Workbook. NY: Sterling Publishing Co., 1990. p. 165.
* Koch-Sheras, P.R., E.A Hollier & B. Jones. Dream On. Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1983. p. 145.
* Phillips, W. Every Dreamer's Handbook. Totonada Press, 1994. p. 172.
* Thurston, M.A. How to Interpret Your Dreams. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press, 1978. pp. 127-130.