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The forgotten language

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The forgotten language

Mystery symbols in our dreams
Are night's telegrams with strange themes
To grasp the message
Of what these scenes presage
The ancients knew decoding schemes


Author's note: Our inability and lack of desire to interpret dreams in the "modern age" is partly the result of our reliance on reason and science.  Our predecessors would be shocked at how illiterate we are when it comes to this skill.  Eric Fromm's book with the same title as this poem makes this exact point.  It is unfortunate that modern man can not properly decipher these gems of information from the subconscious.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:58:00 AM
    I believe in decoding our dreams. They hold very important things from our past, to our future, to the struggles we're dealing with in the moment.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:07:00 AM
    hmmm, some say that dreams are meaningless. I think it's about half and half. Some seem significant while others are just a compilation of images from things we saw during the day, like a computer being restored for the next day!! Interesting to see your take on it.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 12:37:00 AM
    The subconscious mind is more powerful than we can imagine. I rarely remember my dreams but I do believe feeding your mind with powerful positive messages makes us act in positive ways that we would never have thought possible. Love the theme here. I must read more about Eric Fromm.

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Excellent...Thanks for posting....