The Evolution of Wonder: Religious and Neuroscientific Perspectives

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2 Replies to “The Evolution of Wonder: Religious and Neuroscientific Perspectives”

  1. Hello. I am having dreams of different religious symbols and I am required to save these items then place three pigs to the right of them. I am told this without words spoken to or from me. I wake up during these dreams and function normally but when I go back to sleep I pick up where I left off. Then when I have the pigs in a row to the right I hear someone above say ” You have done as I have asked and done well ” then I wake up. Why do I have to save these items? I have always known and acknowledged a Higher Power but there are religions I don’t know about but yet I am protecting with my life.

    1. A dream like this can lead in many directions. Much would depend on the saved items–if there were more details or characteristics describing them, it might be easier to discern possible meanings. Pigs have an ambivalent role in Biblical traditions, that’s a curious element.

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