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For centuries the mystery of dreams have confused and fascinated thousands of people causing a never ending disagreement on how they should be interpreted Some say dreams are an inner look into ones soul while others say they are simply memories the brain replays Our dreams combine verbal visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken nonsensical but often entertaining storyline Lee Ann Obringer How Dreams Work It is believed by several that dreams have the ability to offer spiritual insight foretell the future mentally heal and solve stressful problems but that is contradicted by the belief that dreams only fulfill unconscious desires The curiosity of these nightly fantasies has been around since the beginning of mankind causing an enormous obsession to discover their mystical message Although there are countless theories and beliefs many share the same puzzling interest to understand the genuine reason these vivid sometimes vague images play in ones head each and every night Numerous scientists such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung have desperately studied and researched to find the answer to the intriguing question What do dreams really mean When we dream our central nervous system is going into an active state which it does periodically during our sleep Nobody is quite sure why Patricia Garfield On Dreams and Dreaming Theory after theory has been proposed attempting to explain the purpose of dreams it seems somewhat bewildering that the answer has yet to be found because it is such a universal discussion The earliest signs of dream interpretations come from the Bible A pharaoh had a dream about seven big and little cattle and seven big and little ears of corn Joseph interpreted this dream as a prediction of seven years of prosperity and seven years of famine Josephs interpretation had a huge impact not only on Egypt but also on the future of dream analysis Inserra 11 Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato gained interest in the mystery
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