The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

One of the most mysterious manuscripts every published is the Voynich manuscript. According to experts, it has been dated to the late 15th century or early 16th century, but no one knows who published the manuscript. The name was derived from the person who purchased the manuscript in the early 1900s, Wilfrid Voynich, but the book currently resides at a library on the Yale University campus. Continue reading

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The Debate around the Value of Dreams

Human beings have been dreaming for as long as they’ve been speaking, perhaps longer. Our conscious minds – or at least, some part of them – operate within a different world from the waking one every time we are in deep sleep. What we bring back from that journey, even if it’s only a vague recollection, can leave us with an array of lingering feelings: wonder, frustration, dread, sadness, joy. Continue reading

Dreams: Messages from the Unconscious

Generally speaking, the time that we all spend dreaming is probably the least-examined portion of normal everyday life. Many people are intrigued by these nightly excursions, but oftentimes go no further in their reflections than to say, “Wow. I had the strangest dream last night!” Some people are of the opinion that dreams are meaningless. Others think that they do indeed mean something, but they’re afraid to know what the message may be. And so dreams remain little more than curiosities to the majority of us.
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