Sleep is not only a time of rest for our body, but also a window into the world of the subconscious mind. During sleep, when the nervous system is completely relaxed, our mind starts working at full capacity. Sometimes dreams amaze with their realism, making us wonder whether a person can exist in parallel dimensions. Dreams are of particular interest, which in the smallest detail convey upcoming events.
Some dreams contain warnings about insignificant events in life, which, however, are of great value to many people. But there are also special dreams that have been called prophetic dreams. They convey not only warnings, but also precise details of future events. How does this happen? Can a person see into the future?
History is filled with examples of prophetic dreams that have left their mark on science and culture. One of the most famous examples is the dream of the scientist-chemist D.I. Mendeleev. Searching for a logical sequence for the periodic system of elements, Mendeleev could not find a solution. But after three sleepless days of hard work, he fell asleep and saw in his dream a table, which he immediately drew upon awakening. It turned out that only one place in the table needed correction. Many explain this phenomenon by the work of the subconscious mind, but how then to explain the accuracy and foresight about unknown elements?
Another example is a dream of the poet Mikhail Lermontov. During a dream, he saw a man who prompted him to the correct solution to a math problem. Upon awakening, Lermontov drew a portrait of this stranger, who turned out to be John Neper, the inventor of logarithms, who lived two centuries before the poet.
Also known is the case of a dream President Lincoln had about the funeral of a man from the White House. When Lincoln inquired who it was, he was told that they were burying an assassinated president. Ten days later, Lincoln was indeed shot and killed.
But not only famous personalities can see prophetic dreams. They often concern the fates of loved ones. Julia Simson dreamed that her daughter sailed to her on a ship, but the dream also showed a woman sinking ship and going to the bottom of the daughter. The next day came news of the Titanic sinking, and Julia’s daughter was among the dead.
These examples are only a small part of the many prophetic dreams that occur in people’s lives. They can happen rarely – only 1-2 times in a lifetime, but leave a deep trace in the memory. A new theory of the origin of prophetic dreams links them to the ability of a person to change the time frame in the dream state. This allows us to look into the past or the future, to receive information that our consciousness cannot perceive in the usual state.
Prophetic dreams remain a mystery to science. Many researchers and experts are trying to find an explanation for this phenomenon. However, so far there is no consensus. Some believe that this is a manifestation of human superpowers, others see it as the work of the subconscious or a connection with the collective unconscious. However, regardless of the explanation, prophetic dreams continue to amaze and inspire us with their mystery.