People commonly have experiences of visitations by loved ones when they are in a dream state. The reason is that when the body and conscious mind are relaxed, people living in the life after this life can project images and conversations into the person’s open, receptive mind. The experiencer’s preoccupied, guarded conscious awareness is asleep, so the images and conversations provided by the person in the next life register and are remembered. The phenomena are called “dream visitations.”
Edgar Cayce and Dream Visitations
Edgar Cayce, the renowned “sleeping prophet,” described the fact that dream appearances of loved ones are intended to teach the dreamer something valuable about the person’s life.
Dreams, visions, impressions, to the entity in the normal sleeping state are the presentations of the experiences necessary for the development, if the entity would apply them in the physical life. These may be taken as warnings, as advice, as conditions to be met, conditions to be viewed in a way and manner as lessons, as truths, as they are presented in the various ways and manners.[i]
Example Dream Visitation with Proof of the Afterlife Source
The following account of a dream after-death communication came from a patient of a former psychotherapist with a large Chicago area VA hospital, Dr. Allan Botkin, with whom I co-authored the book Induced After-Death Communication: A New Therapy for Grief and Trauma.[ii] It illustrates the striking reality of the communication for the experiencer, and the fact that those communicating with people living in the life after this life often learn things they could not have known.
A Dream Researcher Describes Dreams as Evidence of the Afterlife
Claudia Carlton Lambright wrote the book Just a Dream Away: After-Death Communication through Dreams,[iv] in which she describes dream visitations that are clear, are recalled in vivid detail, and contain messages the visitor would characteristically have given to the dreamer. Lambright described the quality of such a vivid dream experience.
I hope I’m adequately expressing how amazing this dream experience was—it was as if there were a play in progress, and I stepped onto the stage and asked one of the actors to hug me in the middle of the play! My family was going about their day as if nothing was unusual…but, it was a dream, and I was the only one who knew it.
The vivid, natural quality of the dream and the fact that it is recalled in detail after the experience are the characteristics of a dream visitation.
A Dream Visitation Providing Evidence of the Afterlife
The dreams also contain statements the dreamer would not have originated. Lambright describes such a visitation.
Exactly a year after Rusty’s death, he came to me in a very special dream. I dreamed I was at a business meeting. After getting checked in and moving into my hotel room, I went down to the lobby. There were lots of people there but they all seemed to be engaged in conversation, so I stayed in the fringes. Suddenly, I looked slightly to the right and there was Rusty, standing very close to me and smiling. I knew immediately that it was a “visit.” Surprised and elated as usual, I cried, “Rusty, you’re here!” “Yes,” he said, “I felt you really needed me, so I came.” I think he asked me what’s wrong, why was I pulling on him so hard. I told him I missed him and wanted to see him. He said, “Do you need help with the questions? If they ask you what’s the most important thing, tell them ‘kindness,’ because it’s not at all forthcoming.” I hoped I would be able to remember everything he was saying. Then our son was there with us and the three of us were standing close together, holding hands. Then my consciousness faded and I opened my eyes, back in bed.
People’s Afterlife Dreams Are Evidence You Will Never Die
The fact that people have dreams they describe as clear, unmistakable encounters with people whose bodies have died and during the dream they learn things they could not have known or have experiences not characteristic of them is evidence people live on after their bodies die.
[ii] Allan Botkin and R. Craig Hogan, Induced After-Death Communication: A New Therapy for Grief and Trauma. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2005.
[iii] Botkin and Hogan.
[iv] Claudia Carlton Lambright, Just a Dream Away: After-Death Communication through Dreams, Self-published, December 7, 2020.
[v] Claudia Carlton Lambright, Just a Dream Away: After-Death Communication through Dreams, Self-published, December 7, 2020, cited in Dr. Raymond Moody, “Dreams as Communication from the Afterlife,” April 27, 2021. https://lifeafterlife.com/blog/dreams-as-communication-from-the-afterlife/.
[vi] Claudia Carlton Lambright, Just a Dream Away: After-Death Communication through Dreams, Self-published, December 7, 2020, cited in Dr. Raymond Moody, “Dreams as Communication from the Afterlife,” April 27, 2021. https://lifeafterlife.com/blog/dreams-as-communication-from-the-afterlife/.