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Dreams FAQ Pt.2/4: Nightmares, OOBEs, paranormal issues
Section - 5.3. How can I tell actual paranormal experiences from self-delusion?

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A. If you plan to prove actual  paranormal experiences, most important
is that  you are honest towards yourself.  All efforts to match dreams
against real occurrences are moot if they are reported after the fact,
since then it can't be proven any more that you actually dreamed this,
and are vulnerable to  the argument that  the  recall of the dream  is
just a self-delusion. So the most important thing is to write down all
of your dreams immediately. Make sure that no obvious external sources
of  information have  had influence on  your  dreams (i.e. don't sleep
with  the radio on  if you want  to match  dreams against news items.)
Don't interpret too much into your dreams in the moment you write them
down, log only  what you really remember. When  matching the dream log
against other things use  only  the log, not   anything you think  you
would  remember from that particular dream.  Remember that recall of a
dream gets worse  with the time, not better.  If you  want to document
shared   dream experiences, all    people involved should follow these
strict standards. (Cf. question 7.3.) Refer to the sci.skeptic FAQ for
obvious traps you should not get caught in.


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