Dream Possible Harbinger Of Death

As some of you will know (if you are regular visitor) I have been having some crazy dreams of late, so much so I have opened a Dream Diary to keep track of if and when those particular dreams come back to haunt me.

Dreams, are they just a figment of our imagination? Could they be a fore-runner of events to come? Or are there just a brain exercise keeping our brain amused while our body repairs its self while we sleep.

What has got me interested in being told (not spoken with) that dreams are no more than the first question (a figment of our imagination). Others will tell you there is a lot more to dreaming than writing it off as a figment of our imagination.

The Grim Reaper often regarded as the harbinger of death
The Grim Reaper

Could a dream be a harbinger of death

It’s not such a far-out question as some of us may think. What do I know about death (not a lot)? However, what does intrigue me is how those amongst us who have died come back after being resuscitated and comment on being drawn toward a bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Others speak of meeting a loved one/ones telling them it was not their time to die, and they promptly return to the land of the living. While non-believers are aware of nothing but darkness.

Religion over the century’s has certainly been seen as a way to worship God. Whatever your religion they all speak of a supreme being with an endless capacity for forgiveness. Is that what we experience when we die prematurely a kind of stepping stone to the other side through our dreams.

Maybe at the point of death the part of our brain that gives us our dreams, while asleep, is also the harbinger of our death. Perhaps our head (brain) knows before we do that death is imminent and prepares us for the journey by lapsing us into a dream-like state by releasing a chemical.

This particular chemical is only released at the appointed hour of our death causing us to experience some form of hallucinatory (false belief or impression) experience brought about by the release of the chemical.

Our brain with the release of the chemical gives us what we would in our hearts like to see or believe in. Making the transition between life and death easier to accept.

If you believe in your heart of hearts of a possible meeting with loved ones that died before your own death, then the brain does just that.

If your belief is of no life after death then you get exactly what you would expect nothing/blackness.

These scenarios could be applied to any and all, whatever your beliefs. Once the brain has accomplished this final task it then shuts its-self down bringing the final curtain to our life here on Earth to an end (brain dead) nothingness/darkness.

So those of us who firmly believe there is no life after death may well be correct. … Only a dream … Our last dream brought about by a unique chemical and the appointed hour of our death.

Image courtesy of Bandrat at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Attended state schools (St Peters & Paul's) Spent my last 4 years attending St Cuthbert Secondary. Driver and warehouse manager 25 years plus. Spent 16+ years attending Newcastle Uni and North Tyneside College. (Humanistic approaches in Counselling). Qualified some years ago. Don’t have many dislikes apart from people who try to be something they’re not (conveniently forget where their roots are), and I do not suffer fools easily so they tell me, or people that over talk others. I eat and drink to live, love all kinds of music, places of interest, photography, Singing, computing, reading for pleasure (mostly supernatural/horror, James Herbert / Stephen King), and swimming.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *