This morning I woke up from my last dream of the night with just a fragmented memory of a conversation — someone had referred a friend to me for dreamwork because the friend had a psychic dream and didn’t know what to do about it.
I decided to not spend too much time this morning trying to remember the rest of the details of the dream. Instead, I am using my energy on writing a blog post on the topic. Dream journaling takes time and energy in the morning, and I’ve learned that sometimes it’s better to use that energy on creative pursuits. (Tracking my high and low energy periods has shown me that 8 – 11 am is my peak window for creation and production… a blog post for another day.)
If you’ve read the About page, you already know that seeking to understand my psychic dreams is how I got started with dream research, and eventually with dreamwork. It’s the topic I’ve spent the most time reading about, learning about, thinking about, and talking about when it comes to dreams. As it happens, there isn’t actually that much to read on the topic of psychic dreams, at least not academic or scientific literature. Psychic dreams and precognition, in general, are not studied very often, for various reasons, mostly related to funding.
I found my way to the minimal scientific research there is on precognition by recalling a book my father had loaned me some years before written by physicist and parapsychologist Russell Targ. In the book, Targ discusses his work on remote viewing. Doing an internet deep dive in 2016 on Targ eventually led me to discovering Dr. Dean Radin’s work with The Institute for Noetic Sciences.
At the time, Radin was on the media circuit promoting his latest book Real Magic and I was able to interview him for The Times of Israel. Soon after, I learned about the work of his colleague Dr. Julia Mossbridge who researches precognition, time, and unconditional love. I read her book The Premonition Code, and interviewed her for The Times of Israel, as well. (Accidentally or on purpose, my experience as a freelance journalist has come in handy over the years I’ve been researching dreams, memory, and time. Both published articles mentioned above can be found here.)
Reading both their books helped me feel more certain that precognition is “real” and valid, but neither offered me the kind of answers I was seeking specifically related to my psychic dream experiences. What were psychic dreams? How did they happen? How reliable were they? What should I do after information I accessed in a dream seemed to then play out in waking life? Were all psychic dreams prophetic? Were they warnings? Should I listen?
At the most recent conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, I had the chance to meet physicist Dale Graff, another leading psi researcher, who gave a presentation on precognition and remote viewing. Graff offers workshops on psychic dreams, and while I’ve never attended one myself, I consider him a top researcher in this field and would recommend his work if you’re seriously interested in pursuing psychic dreamwork. Graff has been studying psychic dreams a lot longer than I have and he is someone I hope to learn more from.
In recent years, I have discovered more “literature” on psychic dreams in mystical texts, particularly in Kabbalistic texts, than I have in modern scientific papers. This is likely due to the fact that while prophetic dreams have been considered sacred by many cultures for millennia, precognition is considered parapsychological and still very taboo in the modern scientific community.
Combining what I can learn from outside sources with my own personal experience, as well as the anecdotal experiences of others, I now have some solid theories on what psychic dreams “are” and how they enable us to access information from “the future” inside our dream space. As a result, my seeking mind has quieted a bit; by which I mean I am still on a quest for understanding, but I’ve come to realize there is already great potential for using what I already know to help myself and others.
I mention all this so you can do your own research, if you like. Alternatively (or in addition to), you may need a partner or a guide to help you on your quest. This was missing for me for all the years I pursued answers. Part of why I do what I do as a dreamworker is to be available to others in a way I wish was available to me when I was first questioning what I understood about time, dreams, memory, and the nature of reality.
I have learned it’s so healing and strengthening to feel listened to, heard, and believed. Offering this to others is my main purpose.
I work one-on-one with individuals who are interested in understanding better their dreams, dreaming life, and how ongoing explorations of nightly dreams can be healing. Part of what I provide in my one-on-one work is active listening. I am that other person to bounce strange questions off of, that other person who is just as excited as you are about the possibility of having had a psychic dream. I am that person who can possibly help you understand if the psychic dream is simply “future memory,” the future version of “day residue” Freud wrote about, or if the psychic dream carries an intuitive hit for you to give attention to.
I’d like to be clear about this: I don’t know any more about your psychic dreams than you do. You are the person most responsible for your dreams, and the one most likely to understand their meaning and usefulness. However, I have found for myself that interacting with another interested and engaged person, someone who is mindful of their own tendency for projection and therefore careful with their feedback, can be very helpful and supportive, especially in regards to psychic dreams and psychic experiences.
In the years since I first started paying attention to my psychic dreams, I’ve discovered and developed other ways of “feeling into the future.” This has been a wonderful side benefit of engaging with my dreams. Synchronicity in waking life, in particular, has become a way for me of tapping into that same field of information I am able to tap into in my dreams.
I haven’t won the lottery with any of my psychic dreams, though I do believe it’s possible (more likely with remote viewing which is more predictable and measurable in that kind of way.) For me, psychic dreams, while maybe “about” the future, serve me better these days in helping me have better outcomes in the present. They sometimes offer me unexpected alternatives for hard-to-solve problems. They show me how the hidden sides of the people I interact with in waking life. They show me, too, the hidden sides of myself, the sides I have yet to realize.
Psychic dreams are yet another fascinating feature of the vast mystery of consciousness. Lately, I find myself less concerned with or by my own psychic dreams, though I still track them, and I’m still awed by them. I love when they begin to arise for others. I love hearing about others’ possibly psychic dreams. I love that more people are wondering if they are psychic dreamers, too.
Check back here for future content on the topic or on Patreon where I share my latest research. I’m also working on a recommended reading list — specifically geared toward precognitive dreaming– that I will share here, including books, articles, and web sites.