Here are the 104 received responses, last submissions first. The quotes usually indicate the first moment dreams became important.

Adonis ... mother had a lot of dreams ...

Crysaxed ... knew there was more to a dream then most people would recognize ...

Kelse ... used to spend a lot of time enjoying [..] hypnagogic images and sounds ...

Raj ... childhood dreams were in a word mystical, always strange, haunting scenarios and entities ...

RAA, The Solar Monk ... always knew that my dreams were a "possible" reality ...

BK ... spiritual quest brought me to study dreams more seriously ...

Gwendolyn ... radio talk show re dreams ...

Alfen ... strong dreams as a child and up in my late teens ...

Gaia ... droom [..] dat ik mijn man uit mijn leven zag verdwijnen ...

Kardm ... dreams kept repeating themselves until the dream came true about what I was dreaming ...

Dreamer ... had a lot of 'deja vu' dreams ...

Qabaladream ... when I began psychotherapy ...

Karen ... tried a dream incubation for visiting my grandfather ...

Richard ... months later my life came tumbling down ...

Michael ... [dreams] became a place of refuge ...

Mirjana ... sometimes we shared dreams at the diner table ...

Hampton ... dad was always a big dreamer ...

laTone ... dreamed about a boy who the next day started school with us ...

Liudmila Valls ... the idea that exploring dreams was therapeutic ...

Sexual Peterson ... had sex with Julia Roberts ...

Deedee ... always been interested in my dreams and those of other people ...

Tjitske Wijngaard ... search for balance ...

Ronda ... pay attention to my dreams because I cannot forget them ...

Engelina ... always known they had meaning ...

Pietje ... always dreamed a lot ...

Ashley ... mom was and still is a huge believer ...

Dreamer ... guidance in decision making, knowing my future, and mending my past ...

Shack ... learn more about myself ...

Mai, 20, Germany ... beautiful places (mostly in nature) where I felt perfect harmony ...

Dianne ... began to speak relevantly to my life situations ...

Simon M. ... became very intrigued by the various phenomena generally labeled 'the paranormal' ...

Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ... started writing down my dreams around the age of 10 ...

KStep ... then it really happened in real life ...

Tiger286 ... we see dreams as visions or warnings ...

Merlina ... information in three ways: by means of intuition, dreams and sicknesses ...

Rod ... community (Croatia, Europe) thinks that dreams are interesting ...

Visitor ... [community:] dreams can be everything from manifestation of inner hopes / worries, to sorting of day's events, premonitions, inconsequential mental confusion, etc ...

Nevina ... interested in psychology ...

Karaleen ... Christian Community that taught me that God speaks though dreams ...

Natosha ... realized you can interpret your dreams ...

Pam ... reading a book on near-death experiences ...

Bageera-Ra ... different ways God may have tried to communicate ...

Berthe Bogers ... altijd van mijn dromen gehouden ...

Jay Vinton ... learning more about myself ...

Vicky ... dreams always seemed more real than consensus reality ...

SpiritWalker ... became interested in my dreams in a natural way ...

Angela ... always been interested in dreams ...

Bhakti ... programming that I would remember and write down my dreams every morning would increase my dream recall ...

Josephine ... just felt that they were important ...

Junkets ... study of ancient poetry led to keeping a dream journal ...

HOM ... not learning about my dreams seemed like wasting 9 hours of my life ...

Exp0 ... the moment i noticed dreams as an experience ...

Robert Grillo ... dreams that came true to every detail in the future ...

Laalaa ... dolly I cuddled at night had a red stain on its left leg ...

Astralman ... became interested in OOBE's ...

Sharri Lorraine ... came from a long line of Story Tellers ...

Rastlin ... family always believed that dreams is just another way of communication ...

Aquamarine ... woke up from dreams with very vivid emotions ...

Enderdog ... played seriously with my dreams for as long as I can remember. ...

Dawn ... got involved with meditation groups ...

Eily ... had many dreams that dealt with my personal power ...

David Ben Rance ... accurately predicted a car accident ...

Gloria ... a dream workshop ...

Jade Aurora ... in childhood, i was a powerful lucid dreamer ...

Sage ... remember having "precognitive" dreams of places that I later visited ...

Ophelia5 ... mother [..] taught me how be aware that I was dreaming ...

Art ... all is mental ...

Shmucky_Bard_Boy ... during my childhood I had several lucid experiences ...

Marnie ... catholic school system also said to pray for people I dreamt about ...

Charles Nazareth ... multiple awaking, sleep paralysis and what I then thought to be OBE since I was about seven ...

KJ ... the guy I had brought out from under a deep coma ...

Pat Sweeney ... realized that much of my creative thinking probably occurred in dreams ...

Hobbes ... one particular recurring nightmare would occur to both of us on the same nights ...

Karl Boyken ... always paid attention to my dreams ...

Wynn ... around 8 I would dream of things and later in time (months, days or years) I would do something and realize that this was my exact dream ...

February ... had numerous prophetic dreams and always made my family mad ...

Haunter ... my Grandmother took me under her wing ...

Anne ... became interested in dreams while I was working on my B.S. in Psych ...

Jason ... always had an interest in the paranormal ...

Ace ... strictly harmless entertainment ...

x ... a dream (i knew it was a dream while dreaming) I had to face a THE GREATEST physical fear of mine ...

Darwin ... read everything I could about dreams ...

Cyndi ...horrifying nightmares, night terrors, sleep paralysis and sleepwalking/running incidents ...

Jewely ... would tell my friend about my dreams then she would tell me something that would connect the dreams to her life events ...

Seer ... a book I read got me interested ...

VJ ... family has always been a big believer in dreams ...

Curt ... encountered the Seth books while in college ...

Lauri Jean Crowe ... began a dream journal [..] when my thyroid disorder was discovered and treated ...

Echo ... people there believed in a communication with spirits ...

J.R. Harvey ... first realized this when I solved a math problem I was working on in a dream. It was really exciting, and kept me on a high all day ...

Therese ... it is the unusual symbolic dream that has no connection to anything that interests me ...

Cynthia ... would wake up in the middle of the night with just the right phrasing or image that I needed ...

Martha DiChristi ... during childhood I had a couple very vivid dreams ...

Cedar Rose ... as a child [..] I used to put myself to sleep by constructing my dreams in advance! ...

Christopher Bonn Jonnes ... it always seemed strange to me that more attention was not paid to dreams ...

Clint ... at an early age of about 10 years [..] I did become interested in the occult and astral projection ...

Nickname ... earliest recollection of the importance of dreams came while in pre surgery counseling ...

Valley Reed ... my family took me to see our preacher and he was very supportive of my experience ...

Dreambat ... [dreams] seemed to have access to me in a way that my parents and friends didn't ...

Camille ... real turning point in my interest in dreaming, though, was a "Big Dream" regarding heaven / afterlife / God ...

Siggy ... general interest in psychology and selftherapy ...

Time Red ... always been intrigued about what happened during the many hours of unconsciousness during sleep ...

Stoeffel ... had some very astonishing dreams which disturbed me much and had a deep influence on me ...

Patricia Grace ... started writing poetry in my teens and found dreams to be a great source ...


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