We have many dreams through the night, whether we remember them or not upon waking in the morning.
They often relate exactly to what we’re going through in our lives, particularly regarding our individual spiritual progress. As such, dreams are a fantastic source of learning for those who can learn to remember and interpret them.
Generally, dreams are a true indication of how we actually think and feel subconsciously in our daily lives. They can also contain premonitions of the future, and personal and inspiring spiritual teachings.
The Pythagoreans would carry out practices in the evening to bring about prophetic dreams. Ancient Hermetic texts indicate that “God communicates … through dreams by night;” likewise Essene texts say when you sleep, “the Heavenly Father’s unknown angels will teach you many things concerning the kingdom of God.” Hindu texts further state that the internal states we experience while awake “reappear in memory during [our] hours of sleep when [we] dream.”
Listed here are texts related to the religion of the sun where references to dream practices can be found (note this is a work in progress and will be expanded as further research is conducted):
- Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One
- Iamblichus: The Life of Pythagoras or On The Pythagorean Life, How Pythagoras Cured by Music. Taken from The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library, compiled and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, p. 72
- Iamblichus: The Life of Pythagoras or On The Pythagorean Life, Music and Poetry. Taken from The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library, compiled and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, p. 84-85
- The Odyssey, Book 6, translated by Samuel Butler
- The Mahabharata, Book 12: Santi Parva: Mokshadharma Parva: Section CCXVI, Section CCXIX, Section CCLXXV (Translation by K.M. Ganguli)
- Poimandres, The Vision of Hermes in The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall
- The Way of Hermes: New Translations of The Corpus Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius by Clement Salaman, Dorine van Oyen, William D. Wharton, and Jean-Pierre Mahe. Book 12, paragraph 19
- The Astral Codex by Belsebuub
- The Awakening of Perception by Belsebuub
- Gazing into the Eternal by Belsebuub
- The Hidden Side of Dreams by Belsebuub
- How to Have Clearer Dreams and Remember Them Better by Belsebuub
- Some Tips to Remember Dreams by Belsebuub
Below are posts on practices, exercises, and techniques for using dreams from ancient sacred texts related to the religion of the sun.