As we predicted many years ago on Electric
Dreams, the rise of inexpensive telecommunications through the Internet has
lead to more differentiate sub-groups in dreams and dreaming. When the Electric
Dreams community first came online in 1994, there was the Usenet Newsgroup
started by Jack Campin called alt.dreams and that was about it. A few people
were on the Web, but most of us didn't have access to it and the dream related
sites remained few and far between for sometime. A search for the word
"dream" brought up very little in the way of sleep and dreams.
Now let's jump ahead in the 21st Century! One can search the word
"dreamwork" on Alta Vista and get over 8,000 pages. The word
"dream" has over two and a half million references!
Electric Dreams has kept up with all these venues for you and has provided
you with the latest scoop as a updates on older sites and organizations in
dreams and dreaming. And we will continue to do this despite the overwhelming
amounts of material and dreams that are proliferating online. We love dreams and
we love dream sharing online.
This month we have an update on two areas, the Yahoo Dream Clubs and the
Usenet Newsgroups: New Additions.
What is a Usenet Newsgroup? It is an International Bulletin Board.
When USENET became popular among the USA University crowd in the late 1980's,
the idea of the Regional Bulletin Board was expanded nationally (and in some
cases, internationally) and the discussion of dreams could be found in various
Usenet Newsgroup topic boards. As the FAQ reports, Usenet is no longer an
academic controlled network.
Usenet was organized like a real bulletin board, where one could post a note
and others could read and post replies. Group discussions may them develop over
time. Because of the popularity of BBS's, the Usenet bulletin boards were called
"Newsgroups". By the 1990's all but the most wild of the Newsgroups
were accessible via the Internet, and it was clear that dreams needed their own
Newsgroup. "alt.dreams" was formed.
John Herbert reports in his dissertation on dreams and the Internet that the
Newsgroup alt.dreams was originally suggested by Jack Campin as a way to study
contemporary culture. He wanted a snapshot of dreams in the late 20th Century
much in the same way that The Third Reich of Dreams gives a snapshot of the
society in Nazi Germany. But it was soon apparent that the real appeal of
alt.dreams was to share dreams and discussions about their significance and
As predicted, soon a sub-group appeared, alt.dreams.lucid. The lucid group
tended to draw people who were interested in inner journeys and visions and so
it split as well in to another group and alt.dreams.Castaneda.
Now there have been several new additions, though these groups are not yet
carried by many of the major Internet Service Providers, such as AOL. These
groups include: alt.newage.dreamwork, alt.dreams.lucid.entities,
alt.dreams.mythic, alt.dreams.prophetic, alt.dreams.recurring
alt.dreams.sexual, alt.dreams.toltec, alt.dreams.edgar-cayce
For information on these and other Usenet Groups, visit
Yahoo Dream Clubs: Dream Topics for Everyone!
The rise of free community software online (bulletin boards, message centers,
eLists, calendars and so on) has made it possible for anyone with a particular
interest in dreams to develop an interest group. This is just exactly what we
predicted would happen in several early articles on Electric Dreams. Whether you
are interested in dreams and astrology, reoccurring dreams or just plain weird
dreams, there is a club for you! Here are a few from the Yahoo site below:
Don Elletson's Electric Dreams Club
A place where people can talk about there dreams. Please note members will
give their opinions of your dreams or relate their own experiences. Please do
not relate porn stories this club is for serious discussions of dreams.
A Dream Heaven
A Place For Dream Interpetations
Hi all, I would like to encourage everyone to join "A Dream
Heaven"! Have you ever had a strange or crazy dream or even a dream that
came true? If so write about dream on the message board and I will interpet it
for you! If you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me!
HAVE FUN! Jennifer
Crazy Wierd Dreams Club
A place to talk about messed up dreams
Hey guys, I don't know about you, but i have some messed up crazy dreams.
Here is a place to share yours and hear others. Meatball Katagutski
For discussion of dreams and their interpretation
Welcome dreamers! I hope to offer a place for those with an interest in
dreams, and the analysis and interpretation of them - Rella
Dream A Little Dream
A Place To Discuss Dreams...What Do They Mean?
A white rabbit wearing women's underwear...A 2 Ton elephant in a Mini
Skirt...Dreams, ever wonder what they mean? Here is a place to share your
sleeping dreams, no matter how crazy they are. Together we can all try to find
the meaning. Also, be sure to check out the links section for a link back to our
Dream Symbol Dictionary...
A forum for dreams. "As younger thinking dwellers my brothers,sister and
I would grab our cozy blankets,gather in a hermetical circle and storytime would
begin." Recall tips from past 11 years of dream recording. How can we
interpret what might be interpreting us? This is our free moving picture. This
is real ___ !
Dream Interpretation FREE
Tell Me Dreams's Club
I am NOT a professional, but interpreting dreams is a hobby. I would love to
hear yours, and if you want my interpretation, please send via e-mail. And I
will try to get it back to you within a week. Note: Be as narrative and
descriptive as possible. TELLMEDREAMS'S
Dreams and Astrology
Decipher your dreams and learn about Astrology.
This club is for those of you who want to know what your dreams mean and
those of you who want to learn more about your star sign. This is a club for
Self Discovery and hopefully will be used for good purposes. When you learn
about what your dreams and Star Sign mean, you are receiving information that
will help you know what to expect in the near future and make better decisions.
So please join this club and start yourself on the path of Self Discovery.
A place to discuss Thoughts and Dreams
This club will give you a chance to discuss and find interpretations to your
thaughts and dreams. and hear others thaughts and dreams so they to can find the
true meaning in the eyes of the other club members.fill free to discuss anything
and may you find the true meaning to your thaughts or dreams that you may have
been troubeled with and just couldn't find an interpretation for.
The Dreams Club
A place to research, search & talk about dreams.
Welcome to Dreamland. Here you don't need to have a dream alone. You can
share others, you can make them true, talk about the meaning of dreams, what
they are, listen to other people's dreams, research all about dreams and just
have a dreaming fun!
Interpetaions of Dreams
A club to intepet yours and others dreams
I founded this club for all of you out there who have trouble with dreams and
you want to know what they mean.
Study Your Dreams
A club to discuss dream symbols and energy
Dreams have been considered important messengers and guides throughout the
ages. They can provide important advice for us in waking life, and also be great
sources of inspiration for creative projects. This is a place to share and
discuss each other's dreams, and other informational resources concerning
A place to discuss dreams
A place you can talk to mystical (fun) people about dreams and discuss what
they mean. Come enter the Dreamscape...just don't fall into the Void or the
Desert of Dillusions.-----Join us won't you???????
Psychological dream interpretations & theories
This club is dedicated to understanding dreams. Psychological dream
interpretations will predominate and dream theories will also be discussed. Any
questions about dream theories, dreams, or personal experience with dreams are
welcomed. This is not a therapeutic setting, but hopefully this will be a
stimulating and enlightening club!