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DREAM OF THE DEAD AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE LIVING

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER TOLD HER OF THIS PROBABLY IN THE YEAR 1928

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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DREAM

TO DREAM OF MUDDY WATER IS A SIGN OF SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY.
INFORMANT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED THIS DREAM HIMSELF, BUT SAID A
RELATIVE HAD.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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TO DREAM THAT YOU SHAKE A DEAD PERSON'S HAND, DENOTES THAT YOU WILL
SOON JOIN THAT PERSON IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Submitter comment: THIS OLD PREDICTION WAS HANDED DOWN FROM MY LATE GRANDMOTHER'S
FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
SPEECH -- Gesture

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POLISH SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU GO TO A WAKE, YOU SHOULD TOUCH THE HAND OF THE
DECEASED TO PREVENT HIM FROM HAUNTING YOU IN YOUR DREAMS.

Submitter comment: TOUCHING SOMEONE MAY ALSO BE A WAY OF BIDDING FAREWELL.
THUS, IF YOU BID THE DECEASED FAREWELL, HE WILL KNOW HE IS
NOT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. THE INFORMANT BELIEVES AND
PRACTICES THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-10-1977

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IF IN A DREAM A PERSON SHAKES HANDS WITH OR EMBRACES
A DECEASED LOVED ONE, HE WILL GO TO JOIN THE DEAD SHORTLY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND WHO WAS RAISED IN
VIRGINIA. THE FRIEND HAD SUCH A DREAM BUT DID NOT DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 04-00-1983

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ONCE WHEN I WAS TAKING A MIND CONTROL COURSE I HAD A VISION OF
A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. IT WAS VERY DETAILED. THE GIRL ON THE
MOTORCYCLE WAS WEARING A BLUE HELMET AND WAS HIT BY A CAR. I TOLD
MY INSTRUCTER OF MY VISION AND THE NEXT DAY IN CLASS HE TOLD US
OF AN ACCIDENT ONE OF THE OTHER INSTRUCTERS HAD BEEN IN THE DAY
BEFORE AT THE SAME TIME AS MY VISION. THE ACCIDENT WAS EVEN
WRITTEN UP IN THE NEWSPAPER WITH A PICTURE OF THE SCENE. IN THE
PICTURE WAS A BLUE HELMET.

Where learned: SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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WHEN MY OLDEST DAUGHTER WAS THREE, MY FAMILY AND I WERE TRAVELING
FROM TEXAS TO MICHIGAN. IT WAS LATE AT NIGHT AND I WAS SLEEPING
WITH CATHY BESIDE ME WHEN I HAD A DREAM OF A TRUCK STRIKING OUR
CAR. I WOKE UP SHOUTED A WARNING TO MY HUSBAND AND GRABBED HOLD
OF MY DAUGHTER JUST BEFORE THE CAR WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A SEMI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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Dream

My grandmother died in 1978, and her daughter Jean remembered
that Grandma had promised to send her a sign from beyond the
grave. The next year Jean dreamed she saw her mother, who
told her she wanted to be with her but could not. Jean's
niece and her two daughters had exactly the same dream.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about parents
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 00001983CA

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IF SOMEONE HAS DREAMS ABOUT A DEATH, THERE WILL BE A
WEDDING IN THE FAMILY. BUT, IF THERE IS A DREAM
ABOUT A WEDDING, THERE WILL BE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED THAT THIS WAS A FAMILY BELIEF, THAT
GOES BACK MANY GENERATIONS ACCORDING TO HER MOTHER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about weddings, funerals, and other crucial moments of life

Date learned: 04-18-1965

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THIS WAS TOLD TO SISTER MARY ANOTHONY BARR BY A NEGRO
GRADUATE STUDENT: IF YOU DREAM OF THE DEAD, IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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IF YOU DREAM OF THE DEAD, YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE LIVING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Hear from the living

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WHEN YOU DREAM THAT YOU ARE DEAD, YOU ARE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A DREAM OF DEATH MEANS THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE BORN.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU DREAM OF DEATH, THERE WILL BE A MARRIAGE.
IF YOU DREAM OF MARRIAGE, THERE WILL BE A DEATH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about weddings, funerals, and other crucial moments of life

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT YOUR DEAD MOTHER, SOMEBODY IN YOUR FAMILY
IS ILL.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHENEVER YOU DREAM ABOUT A FUNERAL, ANY BODY'S, SOMETHING WILL
SOON CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT AN OPEN GRAVE, SOMEONE NEAR YOU WILL
DIE SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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DREAM OF COFFIN OR BRINGING THE COFFIN TO THE HOUSE, THIS
MEANS THAT YOU WILL HAVE GOOD FORTUNE.

Submitter comment: IN CHINESE CHARACTERS, THE PRONUNCIATION OF THE WORD COFFIN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A PERSON WHO HAS DIED, IT IS A SIGN OF RAIN.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER PUTS SOME DEGREE OF BELIEF IN THIS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-30-1968

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