The Divine Aspect, or the belief that a specific
or particular "Big" dream comes from a Divine Source, is age-old. There are too many examples to list here
on my site but just perusing through the Bible or Koran, Jung's memoirs, or the myths of the ancients, will give you
a firm idea on just how common and absolutely fantastic these "Big Dreams" can be.
There is no doubt that history making decisions
were based on dreams the night before. The progression of Science can give credit to these Dreams as well.
There are also those who have very disturbing dreams that seem to come straight
from the Divine; Dreams that tell one to do something hideous or destructive. These dreams need to be discussed with
a licensed therapist or spiritual minister.
Not only good but evil have come from dreams such as these; I am hoping to provide
resources or contacts for those who are blessed, or plagued, by these Big Dreams.
Synchronicity can also become a factor in such Dreams. The idea
that there are interconnected acausual incidents in life which make one stand-still in awe and wonder; these incidences can make
the most cynical wonder. Dreams that come the night before, only to be reinacted, for emxaple, by some force
of Nature are awesome. Are they Divine? Synchronicity is defined by Jung in his 8th volume
of Collected Works, in fact a whole volume is dedicated to this phenomenon. Here is an excerpt:
of synchronicity has puzzled me for a long time, ever since the middle twenties, when I was investigation the phenomena of
the collective unconscious and kept on coming across connections which I simply could not explain as chance groupings or 'runs'.
What I found were 'coincidences' which wewe connected so meaningfully that their 'chance' concurrence would represent a degree
of improbability that would have to be expressed by an astronomical figure. By way of example, I shall mention
an incident from my own observation. A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was
given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I
heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane
from outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as if flew in. It was the nearest analogy
to a golden scarab that one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, teh common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata),
which contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt an urge to get into a deark room at this particular moment. I
must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me beofre or since, and that the dream of the patient has remained unique
in my experience."
I have had many run-ins with this phenonmenon; enough to make me take each and
every dream serious.
Here are some resources:
Symbols of Transformation in Dreams. Clift, Jean Dalby & Clift, Wallace
Unconscious Christian: Images of God in Dreams. Hall, James
God, Dreams and Revelation: A Christian Interpretation of Dreams. Kelsey,
Dreaming Beyond Death: A Guide to Pre-Death Dreams and Visions. Bulkeley,
Our Dreaming Mind, Van de Castle