Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On Dreaming: Death

No. Just no.

If you die in a dream, you do not die in real life. It doesn't happen. I've done it myself, everything from plummeting to my death to drowning, even having the dream starting with me dead. I'm clearly still here.

Besides, if someone died in a dream, and then died in real life, how would you know? Though the techniques and technology do exist to determine what someone is dreaming, they are not used on a broad enough scale to determine that people actually do die in their dreams.

I think the more appropriate question is: if you die in real life, while dreaming, what happens then? Does your soul continue dreaming? Do you then die in the dream?

I know that the dream does not affect the waking life, my question is if the reverse is true.