Sunday, March 20, 2016

A to Z Theme Reveal: Dreams


My A to Z Theme Reveal: Dreams

Where to begin? I could blog on this topic alone for a solid year and only scratch the surface. As far back as we have written records, there have been accounts of unusual phenomena occurring in connection with dreams. 

Dream interpretation is something I find fascinating and have studied for decades. Let’s go a bit deeper. What are the sources of dreams? Where do they come from? Within the person? God? An outside source? That bad burrito or double pepperoni extra cheese pizza you ate before going to sleep? 

I’ll be exploring what dreams are, the different types of dreams, and the meaning behind things in our dreams such as colors, people, location etc. It’ll be a lot of fun and I hope you stop by and visit during A to Z. I’m confident you won’t be disappointed! 

To visit your blogging friend Theme reveal, simply Click Here

Very Cool Astronomical Events I know people want to visit a lot of blogs and see the themes their blogging friends have chosen. So I’ll highlight a couple celestial events and leave a link if you want to come back and follow up. 


The Comets Are Coming. The Comets Are Coming I had to say that twice because there are two. 

“This is one for the record books,” says Michael Kelley of the University of Maryland, who’s never heard of two comets approaching close to Earth a day apart ... It’s a fantastic opportunity for professionals to learn more about comets, and if you have a chance to try to find them and see part of history as it happens Reference Link 


Baby Planet Ultrasounds Planets are a lot harder to study than stars, because they do not give off any visible light or radiation on their own 

"This is quite different from the case of star formation, where, in different objects, we have seen stars in different stages of their life cycle. With planets, we haven't been so fortunate, so getting a look at this very early stage in planet formation is extremely valuable." Reference Link


Question: What's your Theme Reveal? Do you find dreams fascinating, or do you pass them off as crazy stuff your brain is thinking as you relinquish control of it while you sleep?

63 comments:

  1. Dreams have always been fascinating Stephen. I will be interested to read what you have to tell us about them. I don't do a theme reveal as my theme is always food related. Although, with everything going on in my life lately, I am not sure I am going to make it.

    Two comets at once? Hope they aren't coming too close. Star formation? Also very interesting.

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    1. Jo, I've tried a number of your recipes and look forward to more.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting topic, Stephen. I don't know much about them, as far as trying to interpret them, etc. I do know I've had dreams related to what may be stressing me out at the time; like currently since we are moving in a week, dreams are related to not being ready for the move, etc. I don't like the nightmares I get sometimes which is interesting because my mom also got similar nightmares. Revealing my theme shortly :)

    betty

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  3. Hi Stephen - Dreams .. that will be interesting for the A-Z ... while keeping us up to date with some cosmic action and happenings ... those comets will be amazing to see ... cheers Hilary

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  4. You've picked a deep topic this year :) I think my dreams are just my brain sorting out the day's events in weird and wacky ways, but I firmly believe one friend definitely had prophetic dreams, even if they were never straightforward. He was a very interesting man before he passed away.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Natasha, the trick is to distinguish between the two. I know most of my dreams are my brain sorting through stuff.

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  5. That will be an interesting and complex theme. (Look, the frog already has a question.)
    Two comets? Wow.

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  6. It'll be interesting to learn more about dreams. I wonder what it means when you can't remember many of them--that's me.

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  7. Dreams fascinate and terrify me. (I get night terrors.)

    My theme's all about the book I'm releasing at the end of the month. :-)

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    1. Misha, I don;t get many night terrors but I have had a few scary dreams over the years.

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  8. I'm frequently looking for dream interpretation when mine get bizarre. Sounds like a cool theme. I often have dogs in my dreams. But last night I had a dream that I went with my cousin Heather and her fiancé to Vegas, but it was super cheesy. It was like the dirt mall in the movie Mallrats. There was a fake Starbucks that served drinks with coffee flavoring instead of actual coffee. It was a dumb dream. And no, we didn't gamble, and they didn't Elvis elope. It felt pointless!

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    1. Jamie, sounds like an outline for a short story where someone accidentally slips over into another dimension.

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  9. I love dreams. They are so entertaining. I have even more strange ones when I stay away from the TV. Last night I dreamed I went to Universal and got these beautiful Harry Potter wands carved in the shape of trees and birds (probably because we are going there next month.) Great idea for a theme.

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  10. I'm looking forward to reading you blog. Don't know how to interpret dreams but could always sense that something good or bad is going to happen upon them. Best regards!

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    1. Zeljka, this is exactly why I journal some of my dreams.

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  11. Well, let me just tell you that halfway through the post I was already bookmarking your blog!
    Can't wait to start reading.

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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  12. I love reading about dreams and their interpretations. Although mine are usually WTF dreams.

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  13. I LOVE the Dream Moods website! I've always loved talking about my dreams with people, even though most don't care.

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    1. Deborah, this will be a lot of fun. The real meat and potatoes will be in the comments.

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  14. A very fascinating theme, Stephen. Looking forward to know what the various dreams mean and reveal.
    Shilpa Garg : Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2016

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  15. Fun. I love learning more about dreams. I dream a lot. Looking forward to your posts. I did not participate in the Great Theme Reveal, but I will be participating in the A to Z challenge once again.

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  16. Unique and fun theme. I never remember my dreams, sadly. Or maybe fortunately, who knows?

    Best wishes for an awesome A-Z.
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  17. I have vivid dreams, while my husband remembers nothing of his. I'm going to enjoy reading your a-z

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  18. This looks like a lot of fun. Such great themes this year!

    I am doing Adventure!. Yes the exclamation mark is part of the title. ;)

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side: The A to Z of Adventure!
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  19. I love dreams and dreaming, and I love to read what others think about them. Cool theme! I just recently started a (sporadic) dream journal, so I am looking forward to learning more about the topic :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  20. I've always been interested in the deeper meanings behind our dreams. Yes, I do think some of them are the burritos but too many times you wake up and just feel like someone/thing was trying to tell you something! I'm looking forward to reading your posts! Thanks for stopping by my place today!

    Cheers,
    Jen

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    1. Jen, they say one day we'll be able to record our dreams and play them back. Freaky.

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  21. Two comet a day apart?! That really sounds odd.

    I'll look forward to getting some more info on dreams...always a fascinating topic!

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  22. I look forward to more information on dreams because they do have much deeper meaning that we would like to admit.
    Good luck.
    Shalom,
    Pat

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  23. Mine is all about names - unusual ones and yes, dreams are fascinating stuff that sometimes affect what goes on in the real life.

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    1. J.L., names are fun, especially when it come to naming characters.

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  24. That sounds really cool. I'd love to find out about dreams. I totally think they're crazy stuff but I'm fascinated by them anyway. The recurring themes in mine always make me wonder...

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  25. I have always paid attention to my dreams, studied a bit myself, and look forward to returning in April to learn more.

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  26. I don't usually remember my dreams but I know it's not real if my mom is in them. She's been gone over twenty years now. Sounds like an interesting theme.

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  27. I believe dreams are our sub conscience sending us a message (granted a very twisted message sometimes) and I find them fascinating. Looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on the subject :)
    Debbie

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  28. Dreams... I think it depends on the dream. Some can be prophetic. Some are you working out something your waking mind is working on. I look forward to your posts this April.

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  29. Sounds interesting! I love dream interpretation.

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  30. I think dreams have numerous sources and various functions: Everything from fluff nighttime entertainment to direct messages from God. Great theme choice! Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  31. Dreams are as infinite as their sources are complicated. Cool theme Stephen.

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  32. Wow, I am so excited I came to this blog today. I absolutely am enamored with dream science, analyzing and interpreting, and concepts of dream reality. It's an endless conversation I can easily get lost in. I'm interested to see what you have coming this upcoming month.

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    1. Thanks Jazminn for stopping by and glad you like the topic.

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  33. Very cool. I don't know much about the science of dreams. I find them fascinating and very tellins - sometimes in an eerie way. I look forward to learning more from you in April, Stephen. Have fun with the challenge.

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  34. I definitely believe dreams can foretell the future, and provide a window into past lives. I've experienced xenoglossy multiple times in dreams.

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  35. Hmm, dreams with added comets - fantastic! Have a great time, Stephen!
    Jemima Pett

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  36. Wonderful dream theme. All the best, Stephen!

    Damyanti, AZ cohost 2016

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  37. Dreams are a great theme, Stephen! I look forward to reading your posts!

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  38. My dreams are prophetic and the source for most of my writing. I love dreams, although the nightmares do leave me shaken. I will definitely be back for this topic, I find it fascinating!

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    1. Yolanda, nothing like a good dream to help with inspiration for your writing.

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  39. Dreams - that's a fun theme, Stephen.

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  40. I loved your theme, reminds me I haven't updated my dream journal in a long time.
    Looking forwards to your posts!

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  41. If I remember my dreams, they usually includes running and hiding. I tried looking up the meaning of that, but the interpretation sounded like a horoscope, terribly unspecific. Maybe I'll learn more through your theme!

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    1. Loni, I used to dream a lot that I was slow running.

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  42. I so loved your theme last year so I was excited to see what you'd come up with for this year. I'm not disappointed! Dreams is a fascinating topic and I look forward to all that you have to share with us! I love dreaming. I dream every night and usually have very vivid and colorful dreams. It's like I go to the movies every night when I close my eyes because I almost always have very interesting and intriguing dreams. I do have one recurring dream (or dream element) that keeps popping up and it has been for years. Still trying to figure out what it means and it's been bugging me for at least a decade! Maybe I'll find an answer with your A-Z...
    Great theme Stephen.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Michele, those recurring dreams are frustrating when you don;t know what the heck they mean.

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  43. I've read many books on dreams and I'm always analyzing mine. Fascinating theme.

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  44. Oh this will interesting, I love dream exploration. Personally I try to keep a log of at least the unusual ones

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  45. This will be an interesting theme... maybe I'll figure out what my dreams are telling me. See you next month!

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

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  46. Your Dream topic is one of my favorites. I had a dream blog which is dormant for now, but for a few years I did A to Z with it and took the similar approach as you will be doing during some of those years.

    Have fun with it. I'll try to visit as often as I can.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  47. I’m exploring different types of dreams and their meanings during the #AtoZChallenge at Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

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