Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his blank eyes staring up at me.’ Doyle never moved and the crowd were shouting ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’ He was so upset by the dream Robinson asked Adkins, his trainer and promoter, to call off the fight. Adkins told him ‘Dreams don’t come true.
If they did I’d be a millionaire.* In the eighth round Doyle went down from a left hook to the jaw. He never got up, and died the next day.
The problem is that many such dreams felt to be predictive never come true. Often dreamers want to believe they have precognitive dreams, perhaps to feel they will not be surprised by, and thereby anxious about, the future. When the baby son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped, and before it was known he was murdered, 1,300 people sent ‘precognitive’ dreams concerning his fate in response to newspaper headlines. Only seven of these dreams included the three vital factors—that he was dead, naked and in a ditch.
Out of 8,000 dreams in his Registry for Prophetic Dreams,
Robert Nelson, who was sent dreams pnor to what was predicted, has found only 48 which bear detailed and recognisable connection with later events. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you have your fortune told in a dream, either by astrology, palm reading, tarot or crystal ball, suggests that your current situation feels uncertain and you are in need of guidance. You may also have an important decision to make in waking life but the message of your dream is that there is no easy answer and that hasty decisions should not be made.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of telling, or having your fortune told, it dicates that you are deliberating over some vexed affair, and you should use much caution in giving consent to its consummation.
For a young woman, this portends a choice between two rivals. She will be worried to find out the standing of one in business and social circles.
To dream that she is engaged to a fortune-teller, denotes that she has gone through the forest and picked the proverbial stick. She should be self-reliant, or poverty will attend her marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- There arc several aspects to dreaming about the future. We may be aware within the dream itself that the events will take place in the future of our dream, and in which case they arc usually to do with actions we need to take in waking life. We also may have precognitive dreams, which is when we dream of events before they take place, and then recognise that we already have the informa- lion we ‘knew’ about it.
The theory behind this is that the past, present and future co-exist side by- side as it were, and that it is possible to ‘read’ these records in the dream state. Our experience of them is subjective, although we are in the position of observers.
2- Psychologically, if we are to be in control of our lives, we often need to feel that we must be aware of the future, and dreams can give an insight into how we can or will act in the future. Dreams allow us to play out certain scenarios, to explore possibilities without coming to any harm.
3- Spiritual Manifestation, as in ‘all things must pass’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams that take place in the future are your projections based either on your intuition, desires, hopes, dreams or past experiences. See Precognitive Dreams and Psychic.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When we are aware of dreaming of the future we begin to understand the process of spiritual manifestation – that the past creates the present and the present is the foundation for the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, if we are to be in control of our lives, we often need to feel that we have to be aware of the future, and dreams can give an insight into best courses of possible action. Dreams allow us to play out certain scenarios, to explore possibilities without coming to any harm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: There are several aspects to dreaming about the future. We may be aware within the dream itself that the events will take place in the future and are usually to do with actions we need to take in waking life. We also may have precognitive dreams, which is when we dream of events – sometimes symbolically – before they take place, and then recognize that we already have the information: we ‘knew’ about it.
The past, present and future coexist side by side, as it were, and it is possible to ‘read’ these records in the dream state. Our experience of them is subjective, although we are in the position of observers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any dream that looks into the future or in which you are projected into or see yourself in the future predicts a sudden unexpected change in your life.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A dream based on the future is quite complex. It reflects the dreamer’s hopes and expectations, as well as her fears and doubts. The experience can be either positive or negative.
If the dream is pleasant it signals the dreamer’s agreeability for the direction of her future.
If it is uncomfortable it indicates fear and guilt for the way the dreamer is carrying out her life in the present. Some dreams come to us in the form of prophecies and it seems that they reveal future events to us. Other times, we have the impression that we had already dreamed of an actual event. However, it is hard to tell whether we dreamed of that particular event for sure.
It is advisable not to take these dreams as premonitions because, usually, the unconscious significantly distorts the information.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You may notice that a day or so after your dream an element of it occurs in your waking life. Is this an example of your dreams coming true? Some dream experts believe this is impossible but others believe that your dreaming mind can borrow imagery from your future.
If you do notice glimpses of your future in your dream be sure to consider the symbolic relevance of what was glimpsed. Don’t get carried away and start crediting yourself with being able to foretell the future just make a careful and accurate record of your dreams and include what many believe is a perfectly normal and natural part of the dreaming process into your dream interpretation.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of the future could indicate wish-fulfillment if a scenario you have been daydreaming about played itself out in your dreams.
If your dream of the future involves a disaster, tragedy or accident, this may be anxiety related but it could also be possible that your unconscious has signaled that you need to take extra care to protect your health and safety.
If you dreamed of visiting a clairvoyant, are you eager to know the outcome of a situation in the real world? See also Precognitive dreams entries in ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES and DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia