Guide to Interpreting Dream Explanations / Edgar Cayce and The Quest for the Dream Dictionary.



As well as the abilities to see the future in his own precognitive dreams, The multi talented 'American Prophet' Edgar Cayce was able to interpret dreams of others. Cayce was able to tell predict peoples future based on the content of their dreams. Cayce argued that the unconscious mind has access to information that the conscious mind does not.

Carl Jung would certainly agree with Cayce that the unconscious mind was able to relay messages to the conscious mind whilst in a dream state and that images and symbols in the dream could represent things from the dreamers past, present or future. Jung argued that there was a single conscious 'higher mind' which could be what Cayce referred to as the Ashakic record. Jung also responsible for the concept of Synchronicity.

He wrote this short guide on how to see the future in a subconscious state.
  • Keep a notebook beside the bed. Record your dreams as soon as possible after waking.
  • Suggest to yourself every night as you fall asleep, “I will remember my dreams.”
  • If you wake during the night, write down the main symbols, and the entire dream will usually come back in the morning.
  • Practice keen observation in your dreams through self-suggestion prior to sleep.
  • Look for these components in your dreams: the setting, the people, the action, the color, the feeling, and the words.
  • Work on analyzing your dreams every day, otherwise their progression will be difficult to assess.
  • If dreams are illogical, three reasons are possible: (1) Only the fragments of the dream have been recalled.(2)The dream is reflecting something illogical in the dreamer’s life. (3) Mental blocks have erased your recall.
  • If you are unable to decipher an important dream, suggest to yourself, before your next sleep, that the dream repeat itself more clearly.
  • Nightmares, which bring with them an inability to move or cry out, usually indicate the wrong diet. To end the nightmarish dreams change your diet.
  • Dreams that are unchanged through the years indicate the dreamer’s resistance to change.
  • Dreams of ill health can be either literal or symbolic warnings.
  • When a problem confronts you, ask by prayer for guidance to be sent to you through your dreams.
  • Be practical in your interpretations. Always look first for a lesson. What have you refused to face or been ignoring?
  • Observe carefully recurrent dreams, as well as the serially progressive ones. These often illustrate progress or failure.
  • Dreams are the reaction of the inner self to daytime activity and often show the way out of the dilemma. So relate them to current activity, because dreams may be retrospective as well as prospective.
  • Dreams come to guide and help, not to amuse. They direct your attention to errors of omission and commission and offer encouragement for right endeavors. They also give us the opportunity to pray for others and to help them bear their burdens.
  • If you receive an unusual message, reduce it to common terms. See if the symbolism can be of help in interpreting the dream.
  • Look for past-life experiences in your dreams. These manifest themselves not only in color, but in the proper costume and setting of their period. They come to warn you against repeating the same old mistakes; to explain your relationship and reactions to certain people and places; to reduce your confusions; to enable you to better understand life.
  • Do not fear conversation with the so-called “dead” in dreams. If the communication is one-sided, it denotes telepathy. If both participate, it may be an actual encounter of bodiless consciousness.
  • Dreams are primarily about self. Only a few dreams relate to family, friends, and world events.
  • Watch for mental telepathy in dreams.
  • Remember, persistence is necessary to learn any new language, and dream symbols are the forgotten language of the subconscious.
  • Give daily thanks to God the universe for all things and use daily prayer to improve the quality and reception of your dreams.

-Edgar Cayce