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dreamcatcherYesterday I got ahead of myself by very briefly sharing the past week’s dream data from twitter, in an attempt to demonstrate the efficacy of the “fear factory” that is corporate establishment mainstream media.

Let me now back up a bit and try to elucidate what exactly that data is, how it is harvested, how I am interpreting it, and why.

On August 19th, the National Dream Center noticed and published about a significant uptick in dreams related to “Dallas.”  By September 28th, Thomas Duncan launched ebola and Dallas into headlines around the world.  Neither their data sources nor methodology are clear to me, but it is an impressive feat for the NDC to nail Dallas like that.

Curious if trends might be found within social media data, I began collecting dream data from twitter.  After filtering out quite a bit of noise and applying some dime-shop linguistic analysis, the results are interesting and seemingly promising.

As it turns out, an archetype or meme tends to appear in the collective consciousness before it actually manifests in reality.  We are each afforded a glimpse into this deeper subconscious field through our dreams.  When events occur by day that we have experienced in our dreams by night, these dreams are called precognitive dreams.  By analyzing dreams from many people, we can detect changes in the number of dreams about a particular archetype, person, place, or theme, and identify possible probable futures (recall Tom Campbell’s TOE for more on probable futures).

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source: google trends: ‘clown’

For example, there was recently a surge of reported dreams involving clowns that coincided with a jump in search queries sent to Google last week (see right), as well as apparently with sightings of creepy clowns nationwide.

I believe there is value here, and perhaps even some insight into reality to be gained.

In part 2 of this post, I will explain a bit further, and then return to and explore the significance of the massive number of dreams about ebola.  Until then,

Cheers.