|In 1924 Edgar Cayce was asked while
in trance: "What is a
"There are many various kinds of manifestations that come to an animate object, or being; that is in the physical plane of man, which the human family term a DREAM.
"Some are produced by suggestions as reach the consciousness of the physical, through the various forms and manners as these.
"When the physical has laid aside the conscious in that region called sleep, or slumber, when those forces through which the spirit and soul has manifested itself come, and are reenacted before or through or by this soul and spirit force, when such an action is of such a nature as to make or bring back impressions to the conscious mind in the earth or material plane, it is termed a dream.
"This may be enacted by those forces that are taken into the system, and in the action of digestion that takes place under the guidance of subconscious forces, become a part of that force through which the spirit and soul of that entity passed at such time. Such manifestations are termed or called nightmares, or the abnormal manifestations on the physical plane of these forces.
normal force of dreams are enacted those forces that may
be the fore-shadow of condition, with the comparison by
soul and spirit forces of the condition in VARIOUS
SPHERES through which this soul and spirit of the given
entity has passed in its evolution to the present sphere.
In this age, at present, 1923, there is not sufficient
credence given dreams; for the best development of the
human family is to give the greater increase in knowledge
of the subconscious, soul or spirit world. This is a DREAM."
the same 'reading', he was also asked: "How
should dreams be interpreted?"