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Do you ever have a dream that you have when your asleep and when u wake up it and u don’t remember? In the article Forgotten Fantasies? Modernity, Reenchantment, and Dream Consciousness by Raymond L. M. lee stats that “dreams are quickly forgotten and attempted recalls are difficult. We may remember some dreams or fragments of some dreams, but it is rare that our memory can provide unproblematic access to the detailed aspect of any singular dream or to the sequential unfolding of several dreams.” (pg288) When I think about this I feel that this is true because when I have dream and when I wake I have problems recalling my drams when I wake in the morning. Later in the article Lewis that “most people tend not to be in the habit of activating that power (to remember dreams). Unless dreams have significant meaning or arouse strong emotions, they have little immediate recall value and become cosigned to the waste bins of our memory.”(Pg289) If you think about this is significantly true it might not be to you but to me it is because all the dreams I remember are dreams that has great meaning or has some personal message connected to it.

In the next part of the article Lewis starts talking about the cultures or dreams consciousness and memory. In this part Lewis talks about historic views of dreams by cultures. Most of these cultures we went over in class like the Babylon, Greece and rome. He talks about how some cultures view dreams as “providing enigmatic but translatable narratives for rational planning and positive living.”(pg290) another culture that used “temples dedicated to deities of healing as well as other powerful gods and goddesses”(pg290). With this I feel like u can take things in dreams and us the it to translate meaning and use for planning and positive living. I also feel like dreams can come from a…...

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