Oneiromancy
Term for divination by dreams, possibly the oldest of the
divinatory systems. Written records exist of dream interpretation
in a papyrus ca. 1250 B.C.E. Prophetic dreams involving the
interpretation of symbolic images and information are also in
biblical history (See Gen. 411–36; Matt. 212, 22).
Psychologists and psychoanalysts claim that dreams include
symbolic hopes and fears, sexual anxieties, and recollections of
past events, as well as possible precognitive images. An attempt
to isolate claimed precognitive factors in dreams was made by
J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) in his book An Experiment With Time
(1927).

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