Dreams and Déjá Vu Essay

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You walk into the house of a new friend. As you scope it out, you realize something a bit strange… You’ve been there before. But not exactly in person. You think about it a little bit, and you then realize that it was in a dream, a dream that perfectly portrayed with every small detail the exact room you’re now standing in. Sound familiar? This is an experience that is not as rare as most people think. For many, these arbitrary feelings of extreme familiarity, known as déjà vu, come through dreams that some say predict the future. The things that dreams show may not be something at all significant, just a random moment proposed to happen somewhere in the near or far future. There have also been accounts where the dreamer claims they saw a…show more content…
(Funkhouser) The idea of dreams telling the future is still hard to accept for some, but to others it is completely undeniable. Recent surveys have shown that “déjà vu is encountered more often than any of the other so-called mystical or paranormal experiences that have been studied” (Funkhouser). Happenings such as these have only been talked about recently not because they haven’t been around for long, but because society is finally starting to accept the idea that precognition can really exist. In a review of precognition in 1997, Barbara Brennan came to the conclusion that “it appears that there are really far more instances of precognition than is commonly realized. So many, in fact, that the phenomenon may be almost universal. The reason we are largely unaware of this is that most precognition occurs in dreams” (Funkhouser). It is not something that just happens to a select few, it is something that has occurred within all age groups, races and genders for centuries. There have been plenty of almost eerie accounts of dreams suggesting the future. One instance
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