Oneiric Personalism – A Dream of Being a Person

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The Absolute dreams IT is a person: [Marcin Dolecki] (readers of this post could insert their own names).

There is a serious problem with the sentence above: nothing could be said about the Absolute (apart from assuming ITS existence), because the existence of the Absolute enables us to say anything at all, therefore the Absolute cannot be thought of as a complicated living organism, capable of dreaming, so “The Absolute dreams IT is a person”, is merely a metaphor.

This metaphor means to me I am more real than the world around me, my body, and even my thoughts and will.

A Meeting – An Intriguing Lucid Dream

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I dreamed that I was in some house I had never seen before. I met an acquaintance of mine there. After a moment’s conversation, I realized this was but a dream, although the girl seemed to be just as real as in my waking life.

I told her that she was only a dream and that she’d soon disappear. She was astonished to hear that and suggested I touch her to see for myself that she was not a phantom. I tried to explain to her that it would prove nothing. The girl seemed more and more irritated by my words, and I felt really uncomfortable because of the peculiar situation.

Finally, I suggested that I would tell her a word that she did not know, saying that the next time we met, I would ask her about it. She agreed, albeit reluctantly, muttering under her breath that it was unnecessary but, if it would prove the realness of our conversation, we should do it. Unfortunately, I did not manage to tell her the word I planned because I awoke.

[Translated by Paulina Trudzik, the text has been slightly altered.]

Oneiric Personalism – An Ontological Remark


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Oneiric personalism (with its fundamental statement: I dream I am a person) could be regarded as an approach to the following problem:

how to find a reasonable balance between two statements:

1. The whole world – understood as cosmos – is mine, ontologically depends on me (which seems to be awkward);

2. My world – understood as the world of my personal experience – is mine, ontologically depends on me (which seems to be obvious).

When the world is considered to be just a dream,  it`s not a problem to admit that it is a creation of mine – as the world of my experience. So the sentences (1) and (2) could be simultaneously true, being in fact just different forms of one statement.

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