To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning. If you see and talkwith your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you.Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you.Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination tocultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that youmay be called on for charity or aid within a short time.To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wronginfluences into your life, which will bring material loss if not correctedby the assumption of your own will force.To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and thatrelative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns youof coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you.Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could graspthe inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approachmore distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane.There is so little congeniality between common or material naturesthat persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for truecontentment and pleasure.[52] Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul ofpersons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream,and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says,for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possiblethat a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his bodyas when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appearsto him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true.Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledgeto good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us.Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that weresick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use,and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things havehappened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens,to good and to bad persons.''The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from externalor excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_that is in man.--AUTHOR.

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