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Dreams And Their Meanings | by Horace G. Hutchinson



With many accounts of experiences sent by correspondents and two chapters contributed mainly from the journals of the psychical research society on telepathic and premonitory dreams

TitleDreams And Their Meanings
AuthorHorace G. Hutchinson
PublisherLongmans, Green, And Co.
Year1901
Copyright1901, Longmans, Green, And Co.
AmazonDreams and Their Meanings 1901<
-Chapter I. What Science Has To Say About Them
I ought to explain why I, being a person without any of the scientific attainments that would fit one for the task, take it on me to write of dreams. It occurred to me that there were certain kinds of...
-What Science Has To Say About Them. Part 2
There is a scientific explanation, which it does not matter to give here. Perhaps it may best be understood by the familiar analogy of gout, a complaint that we see produced equally by over-richness o...
-What Science Has To Say About Them. Part 3
More often probably it comes from something in our own body, some worry of the digestive business, some muscle growing cramped after lying long in one position, too much warmth, or too much cold, and ...
-What Science Has To Say About Them. Part 4
The Germans have invented a special name for the phantoms of the doze-world, the hallucinations hypnagogiques of Maury, namely, the Schlummerbilder, generally visual images occasioned, as it is pres...
-What Science Has To Say About Them. Part 5
But if any one desire a fuller and more exhaustive treatment than even Maury gives of the hallucinations hypnagogiques, he had best read M. Baillarger's article De Iinfluence de l'etat intermediate a...
-Chapter II. Their Association With Ideas Of Immortality
When man first came to such power of mind as to be able to look on at his own mental operations and take intelligent cognisance of them, his first dream must have been a very funny experience. He did ...
-Their Association With Ideas Of Immortality. Part 2
In many ways he was very like that boy, just beginning, in the lowest form, in a strange school. We must go back to have another look at that dreaming man with his wife by his side taking notes, to be...
-Their Association With Ideas Of Immortality. Part 3
The interest of their point of view consists quite as much in the fact that they asked themselves the question as in the answer they worked out for it, for it was the first time, so far as Western His...
-Their Association With Ideas Of Immortality. Part 4
The best known record is contained in Herodotus's description of the burial of a Scythian king. We might think that they could have reconciled humanity with good service to the defunct by the fiction ...
-Their Association With Ideas Of Immortality. Part 5
The dream state, therefore, is regarded at once as an evidence and a foretaste of the immortality of the soul when it shall be freed of its clogging terrestrial prison. It is right here to speak of th...
-Chapter III. Divinations From Dreams
Friday night's dream, on Saturday told Is sure to come true, be it never so old. - Nursery Rhyme. The idea that dreams meant something, that they are sent for a particular purpose to warn us against...
-Divinations From Dreams. Part 2
Of dreams of the second class, those sent by the devil or inspired by false prophets, we have, Deuteronomy xiii. 1, 2, 3, where it says: If there arise among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, ...
-Divinations From Dreams. Part 3
Homer says in a comprehensive way that dreams come from Zeus. Seafield says that Homer was aware of the necessity (there seems a touch of unconscious humour about this phrase) of distinguishing be...
-Divinations From Dreams. Part 4
Perceiving that the natural intelligence is in abeyance during sleep, he conceives that the communication is made to the lower, the sensual, soul - as we may perhaps say, directly to the senses. He pe...
-Divinations From Dreams. Part 5
It was partly the man's misfortune, and partly his fault, that his sleep was beset by these demons. After all, who can expect to have converse with the devil and his agents and be held guiltless? This...
-Divinations From Dreams. Part 6
It is worthy of notice, too, that the intimations and premonitions supposed to be given by dreams (it is not too much to speak of them as premonitions, for intimation of a man's spiritual or moral sta...
-Chapter IV. Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams
Part I It is now again necessary, at the beginning of this chapter, that I should make something that is in the nature of what they call in Parliament a personal explanation, not at all because it ...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 2
It all goes to show that the mind has stored up within it recollections of various kinds which the will is not always potent enough to summon into consciousness, but which something (probably some oft...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 3
The most striking instance of the subnormal temperature of the dream emotions, so to call it, is given in the painful class of dream which may be labelled the inadequately clothed dream. In this class...
-Chapter IV. Part II. Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams
The correspondence that I received in response to the invitation set out in Part I. of this chapter seems to contain matter of interest that may be grouped conveniently under several distinct heads; t...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 5
And this very consideration brings us into touch with a remarkable fact of dreams that has been noticed long ago, the extremely moderate calibre of dream wit, dream intellect, dream humour and the men...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 6
As Macario says, Many successful literary and scientific efforts have been inspired by an intellectual dream (what he means by an intellectual dream in such context, goodness knows no doubt, and M...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 7
We have no other evidence of it. Well, that may very well be, but it does not seem to matter much, does not seem to bear on the topic in hand, if the dream is in any case only a reminiscence of a pre...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 8
When we want to get at the real meaning of a word one recognised plan is to look up its etymology. Dream says Seafield is an Anglo - Saxon noun; in Saxon (something quaintly spelt with what looks ...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 9
It would run this volume to quite an impossible length if I were to attempt to give an account of anything like all the interesting dreams and dream facts, apart from those which fall under the headin...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 10
Of course I only hazard this as the merest unconfirmed conjecture, which only claims the merit of being, in my humble opinion, a better explanation than any other that I have yet heard or seen. It is...
-Classification Of The More Frequent Dreams. Part 11
The dream that a beast or bogey pursues you and that you suffer from a paralysis preventing your escape, as well as the dream that you are drawn irresistibly to a burning fiery furnace or other undesi...
-Part III. A. - Instances of the "Falling" Dream
It is to be noticed that there is, besides the actual falling dream, an experience akin to it that is very common, namely a sensation of falling some three or four feet, while half - awake. It is quit...
-Part III. B. - Instances of the "Flying" Dream
A great many of my correspondents, who have read the essay that I threw out tentatively to attract records of dream experiences, take me to task very strongly for saying that the majority of dreams ar...
-B. - Instances of the "Flying" Dream. Continued
The skylark soars apparently for its pleasure, wild ducks fly in circles round towards roosting time, and rooks and starlings perform evolutions that do not seem to have any special purpose in the air...
-Part III. C. - Instances Of The Dream Of Inadequate Clothing
It is painful to have to record that further correspondence inclines me to suppose that the aggravated form of this dream, in which we appear in public in perfect nudity, is less rare than I had thoug...
-Part III. D. - Instances Of The "Bogey" Dream
The instances of the bogey dream, that correspondents kindly have communicated, are very many, very varied, and very curious. There is a special form of the bogey dream evidently recurring so often th...
-D. - Instances Of The "Bogey" Dream. Continued
Indignation, coupled with a strange childish fear, compels me to shout words of adjuration, remonstrance or threat; but enunciation is difficult in sleep, as the tongue refuses to act (this be it obs...
-Part III. E. - Instances of the Dream of Trivial Inconveniences
From the letters that I have received I am quite sure that I made rather too much of a specialised class of the journey dream - the dream that you are packing and always, by some perversity, put in ...
-E. - Instances of the Dream of Trivial Inconveniences. Continued
One writes to me: The packing up and many similar dreams (which looks as if this again was an instance of the same dreamer suffering different kinds of the dream of trivial inconvenience) I often h...
-Part III. F. - Instances Of The Dream Of Strange And Beautiful Scenery
Some of the accounts that are given under the head of dreams of lovely and generally unknown scenery are very curious. Thus one correspondent, who writes with much lucid suggestiveness, tells me: The...
-Part III. G. - Instances Of The Dream Of Death
So many people tell me that they dream of their own death, and of their existence after death or of death narrowly escaped, that it seems as if dreams that have this tragic subject for their central f...
-Part III. H. - Instances Of The Dream Of Certain Houses Or Places
An interesting class of dreams is that of the dream in which the sleeper finds himself frequently in a certain house or room that is familiar to him in dreams but quite unknown to his waking hours. By...
-Part III. I. - Instances Of The Dream Of Hearing A Distinct Voice
Visual dreams, dreams in which the impressions appear to come in through the eyes, though the eyes of sense are closed, are far more frequent as we have said, than dreams in which most of the impressi...
-Part III. J. - Instances Of The "Story Dream "
In my first tentative essay on the subject of dreams, which elicited so many letters from kindly correspondents, I ventured to remark that it was very rare indeed to dream of any incident in which one...
-Chapter V. Interpretations
For the interpretation of dreams I intend to crib somewhat, with every possible apology for paying him the compliment, from Seafield, and will further crib from Seafield himself a passage to justify m...
-Interpretations. Part 2
There are many other modes of signification in dreams given. Horses of different colours mean different things. It is lucky to dream about a donkey, and so on, to a tedious length. It is perhaps usefu...
-Interpretations. Part 3
3. or Oraculum - a dream sent by the Deity in consequence of sleeping in a certain place, e.g., Apollo's temple. 4. Insomnium - the disconnected, incoherent fancies, incapable of interpretation, of ...
-Interpretations. Part 4
Dead Folks. - To dream of talking with dead folks is a good, auspicious dream, and signifies a boldness of courage and a very clear conscience. Devil. - To dream that one has seen the devil, and that...
-Chapter VI. Telepathic And Dual Personality
But God has a few of us whom He whispers in the ear; The rest may reason and welcome. - Browning Introduction [For more reasons than one I could not deem myself capable of dealing adequately with d...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 2
We give an instance of this kind of dream which appears to us to be only thoroughly accounted for by the theory of dual personality. The lady who was the dreamer lives in Kensington and had an office ...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 3
Phebe L. Griffing (Associate S.P.R.). As related above, my daughter - in - law asked me, the morning after her dream, if I knew of a place called Pontegardo. I did not know of such a place until m...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 4
(Signed) L. de Bourbel. 1 certify above account to be true in every particular. (Signed) B. H. We now come to the class of dream which we have catalogued as dual personality . Some of thes...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 5
Now the fact that the foregoing is an accurate statement of a dream experienced by me is not a matter for marvel. Taken alone, there is nothing remarkable in the time at which this vision blackened m...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 6
Rose B. Hamilton. St. Paul, 20th February, 1892. Gentlemen, Having read the foregoing letters of Mrs. Macdonald and Miss Rose B. Hamilton, and being familiar with the facts and incidents the...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 7
J. B. Surgey. Mr. Bass has since been interviewed by Mr. Barkworth who writes:- 18thApril, 1890. William Bass confirmed his previous evidence to me this day. About the time when the incident ...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 8
I thought my eyes opened, and that the top of the cabin had become transparent, and I could see two dark figures floating in the air about the funnel. They appeared to be in earnest converse, pointing...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 9
1 Vol. viii., part xxii. of Proceedings S. P. R. A. M. Bickford - Smith. We received a substantially similar account from Mrs. Bickford - Smith's brother - in - law, Mr. H. A. Smith, who was a wit...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 10
There were two copper-beech trees, one just on the lawn near the house, the other a little further back, above the embankment made in laying off the lawn, but spreading a little over it. In the early...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 11
If the above is ever put in type, please tell me where I can get a copy. John E. Gale. Justice of the Peace Analogous to the above are three cases published in the Proceedings of the American S....
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 12
About five years ago I lived with my four children, one boy and three girls, on a farm in Massachusetts. This only son, at the age of about fourteen years, lost his life in an accident about six mont...
-Telepathic And Dual Personality. Part 13
When I returned home in the afternoon, as I did early for the purpose of dressing, and proceeded to shave, I took up a piece of paper from my dressing table to wipe my razor, and you may imagine my su...
-Chapter VII. Premonitory Dreams
The beginning of things evades us; their end Evades us also. We see only the middle. - Indian Poet. We come now to a class of dream that has been ignored, evaded, sneered at, disbelieved in, and, fi...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 2
One night I dreamt that 1 making a call on some matter of business, I was shown into a fine great drawing-room and asked to wait Accordingly, I went over to the fireplace in the usual English way, pr...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 3
In order to clear up the first point, I went on the following day (1st April, about 6.30) to see Signa Linda Bigoni and asked her to tell me all about the visit at which she had been present. She rep...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 4
Thinking I should be better able to throw off the impression of my dream if I told it, I mentioned it to my family, and my husband recommended a short walk. In consequence, and quite contrary to my c...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 5
Here your dream fails, for instead of an unsympathetic crowd helping me, I was released by half-a-dozen friends, including the master, and about as many ladies; 3rd tableau - all their loose horses pu...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 6
We dined one evening with the German Consul - General, the Russian Consul being also present among others. After dinner my husband went to examine one of the trophies of East African arms, with which...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 7
HyTHE VlCARAGE, Southampton, 16th April, 1889. Dear Mr. Fryer, On referring to the only notes I have, I find that I cannot fix the exact date of the occurrence of which you want particulars. It ...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 8
N. COBURN. Upper Melbourne, Quebec, 4th September 1893. Richard Hodgson, LL.D., Dear Sir, My wife, to whom I related my dream before the drowning took place, died a few months after I wrot...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 9
We give below some account of the events, as related in the Times. From the Times, 30th March, 1889 (Saturday):- A Channel Packet Missing. Up to twelve o'clock last night the mail and passenger s...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 10
He answered there on the spot to my question why he had not told me the strange dream when I mentioned snakes as we clambered up the peak or when we were speaking with the boys, that he had not though...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 11
There is no doubt that but for the dream the bridge would have fallen, as there was no reason whatever to attract my attention specially to the bridge. Though small, the bridge was an important one, a...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 12
Then as we closed in upon the snake and delivered our first stones, my brother, catching sight of the tail, said, 'That is strange! I will tell you something remarkable about that snake in a moment.' ...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 13
The date as inscribed on the tablet was 9th Jun But as June is seldom, if ever, abbreviated as Jun., he was somewhat inclined to think that it might be 9th January. Many years elapsed after the dre...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 14
I then ordered the guns to be loaded, made sail, and made a tack towards the boats. On my coming up with them, found that my mate had taken the captain and his men out of the boat and taken them into ...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 15
A man's own death has occasionally been prophesied to him in a dream, but we may gather that this is not so frequent as the premonition of another's death. I will cite two cases of the former, which ...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 16
He said it gave him a sort of shock which awoke him, and he still felt a painful shock, he could not say why, when he awoke and remembered it And yet he was half-amused at feeling it a shock or remem...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 17
1 remember well how unnaturally calm 1 was, and this calm, or apparent insensibility, remained throughout his short illness and when I heard of his death. Mother used often to remark how strange it a...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 18
He had a few friends to lunch with him, including my stepfather, and said that he had seen all that he wished to see in life and could now die happy at any moment. His guests left him in the greatest ...
-Premonitory Dreams. Part 19
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