Lincolns Dreams by Connie WillisFor Jeff Johnston, a young historical researcher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid, intense nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms-two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both. Suspenseful, moving, and highly compelling, Lincolns Dreams is a novel of rare imaginative power.
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War Dream Meaning
Often this will be a picture of one of two things: a battle between aspects of yourself that dispute, or an image of some aggressiveness that you pursue too much or too little of in your waking life. This conflict has probably been around almost as long as there is something that has been called civilization — if not even longer. That is different parts of your personality that dispute, which is something you should be able to know about in your waking life if you dream about it. At the same time that you dream about war or a fight, can also be a picture of you being angry at someone without having expressed it. You can, for example dream that you scold a colleague — he might have made you angry the previous day but you have bitten it in you. Therefore, it is not certain that the above mentioned interpretations are relevant to you. I had a dream..
Dream about war in general
Dreams about war are not uncommon. We dream about war usually when we are under stress or when we feel like there is a heavy burden on your shoulders.
Are you having dreams about being chased? In your nightmares, do you run to a hiding spot, hoping not to get caught? Does the experience leave you feeling terrified? One of the most common types of dreams involve scenarios where a person is being chased. Sometimes, you know who is pursuing you. Other times, only thier presence can be sensed. In the aftermath of such dreams, many people report feeling profound fear.
Wars represent armed conflicts between two or more states, informal groups or societies. Their main characteristics are destruction, high mortality and aggression. Wars are considered by some a universal aspect of the human nature and by others a result of special socio-cultural and ecological circumstances. Earliest records of war date back 14, years ago. Wars become a global phenomenon with the development of the first states and have been present until these days. One of their main characteristics is the casualties and the destruction they leave behind. Because of that, just the thought of a war fills most people with fear and disgust.
Wars are always destructive and terrifying. They leave people broken and traumatized for years to come. Nothing good ever arises from war and history has always been a blinking reminder of that fact. People die , loved one get separated , houses are destroyed , and the fear lingers around in the minds of people for the rest of their lives. Either in reality or in dreams, wars mean one thing and that is damage. To dream of war means conflict. It suggests trouble , imbalance, anxiety.