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posted by [personal profile] simont at 07:09pm on 02/04/2014
Maybe I'm not interpreting "reveal" heavily enough.

*nods* I voted 'Do not', without actually disagreeing with what you say here. I think dreams are a warmed-over mishmash of memory and imagination, and hence don't give any information you might not just as plausibly have got from memory and/or imagination while awake.

Occasionally I've had a really good idea in a dream, but not often enough to make me think dreams are an especially good source of cool ideas – it seems much more likely that that was just a good idea that I happened to have while dreaming instead of having it (or a similar thought) some other time. And yes, perhaps just occasionally a dream has made me think 'hmm, I might be a bit stressed' a little before my waking behaviour gave me the same idea, but not enough before (or often enough) to make dreams any kind of Magical Oracle into your Inner Psyche.
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posted by [personal profile] jack at 07:34pm on 02/04/2014
That's about what I was going to say, but I phrased it as "dreams sometimes reveal things about your life". I'm sure there are good examples of not realising how worried you are about something before it came up in a dream. But I think "random mishmash of stuff you already know" is more common.

Or to put it more positively, if something about a dream bothers you, it's worth thinking about what it is. But it's not worth examining every facet of a dream and assuming they all have to reveal something.
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posted by [personal profile] ewx at 09:43pm on 02/04/2014
I'd have to go with (sometimes) reveal or perhaps cause; it's hard to determine which applies.

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