Time reversal effects in dreams seem to occur frequently. In this case, certain scenes are played through and if the outcome of the situation in the dream reality is unfavorable, simply the time is turned back and the scene is re-experienced. In doing so, several different behaviors are played through to see what course they have. As a rule, it appears to be a satisfactory conclusion of the respective situation:
Dream of 7th October 2010:
I am on the way to a friend. I know she’s in a car and is waiting for me. When I arrived, I saw a man with a hooded pullover standing at her car, pulling it out and killing it. I had just arrived too late and could not help her. Suddenly, I decide to turn back the time and organize my previous behaviors so that I arrive in time to warn her. In the next pass I was able to warn her so early and we were able to flee.
Other time-shifting effects also occur repeatedly. Time travel, manipulation of time, calculable and incalculable time shift:
Dream of 17.2.2009
Then two soldiers came. They came to me with a grin, and they embraced each other in a friendly manner.
“Hello, soldier, come with us! We’ll go for a drink!”
It was a strange situation, especially as I had expected the worst.
A few moments later, the two soldiers had already embraced me and together I went to the city center. Completely unhappy we met three more men. They stood in our way. But they were friendly.
I wondered about their strange clothes. They seemed so authentic and dirty.
“These are the three from the other time,” said one of the soldiers.
Then I realized and became much clearer the dream situation. The three men had just made a time trip and hoped for a small sightseeing tour.
“And what do we do with them?” one of the soldiers asked.
“The best way to show them around is the old town. They will perhaps recognize one or the other” I suggested, and we left immediately.
As we walked through the old town, our time-traveling visitors always showed things they knew well from their time and had not changed. They did not seem to like the innovations, like altered buildings or posters on the doors. So they began to ignore these things and concentrated only on what was familiar to them. So we walked for hours through the old town and laughed at their reactions. It was a nice evening.
Somehow I woke up in my bed. It was still dark outside. I thought about how I could handle this dream so much. Then I understood what had happened. From a certain moment I had changed the reality and time and it was not noticeable to me. Likewise, time accelerations are always part of the perception at certain levels of dreams:
Dream of 8 January 2010
I suddenly saw the constant sunrises and sunsets in a timelapse. I looked at it and wondered, why it was passing so fast. On other planets, for example on the outer orbits, a revolution takes place around the sun, which means every year, much longer. I asked myself, how long people would live on such planets if they were ten, twenty or hundreds of times long. I once again became aware of how short the life of a human is on Earth and that perhaps the 80 years of life you have is really not much.
As I watched the Earth from outer space as it drew its continual orbits around the sun and the years just rushed, I suddenly felt the Earth as a being! It was an unbelievably warm and loving feeling that emanated from it and it touched me. How wonderful this planet is… so I felt it now clearly. But only a few seconds later I felt even more, it was as if someone would speak to me or even give me something nonverbal…
Other forms of time manipulation in a variety of ways:
Dream of 15 November 2008:
The next moment I changed the time. I could bend and stretch, speed up and slow down, just as I liked it. A few seconds later the country had changed around us. It seemed as if we were in a far-away past, but then we were in the future and saw the strangest flying objects in the sky. Then our time journey ended and no one could tell anymore which time it was. In the distance we saw a storm raging. Dark clouds, lightnings and violent thunder ripped the silence. Suddenly the sky was torn in two, and a silver-colored, brightly lit gap with a diameter of several kilometers appeared from nowhere, and millions of small, gold-luminous objects streamed out of it.
In summary of these dream experiences with time it can be said that time can be manipulated in many ways:
1. Time Travelling
Here you travel into the past or into the future. Sometimes for minutes, hours or days, but also years and centuries.
2. Time Lapse
The time is turned faster, it is like a form of a fast forward. In a dream, I was able to use this ability to place myself in a place and to move to the past in a timelapse to see if a person or object ever came to this place.
3. Time Stretching
The time is slowed down and thus much more elements of a single scene can be perceived. Things that have usually escaped are suddenly apparent. This can also be used to capture a person more closely in his personality structure.
4. Time Jumps
During time jumps you skip certain sequences, similar to the time-lapse, but skip entire sequences. It is possible to create perceptual breaks, in order not to perceive certain elements.
5. Time Parallels
In the case of time parallels, a certain sequence of perceptions can be perceived several times, which means the same scene is perceived in several variations simultaneously or successively.
6. Time Distortions
These appear when two realities meet with different time sequences. This can occur, for example, when a deceased tries to gain access to the physical reality. Spooky phenomena also fall under it. Stories about spooks, which are reported to appear at night at a certain time a ghost, is an indication. If a haunting ghost appears at midnight and appears for a few minutes, perhaps even every night, then there is no continuous haunting phenomenon since the time distortions do not make a longer stay possible. For this reason, no spooky scenario can last forever.
7. Time Loops
To be in a time loop means that you always perceive a particular situation or sequence. In a dream, a time-lapse becomes very fast. You play through a situation and experience it again and again. Even recurring nightmares can be viewed as a time loop. A time loop does not presuppose that you constantly perpetually perceive a situation, but rather experience it from time to time. It is interesting at this point, if you observe your daily life on time loops, because this is also not free of it. Certain patterns in which you can fall in again or again, or certain scenes, which you have often experienced in life, can be regarded as time loops.
8. Time Acceleration
Here the time accelerates itself and things and beings can be perceived that normally are invisible for our mind and senses.
9. Time Stops
It is also possible to stop or freeze the time. A quite unpleasant feeling, as I can report from my own experience. In this case, the environment and/or people can be frozen to achieve a certain effect or change the scene in a dream, or to choose to wake up in physical reality. In emergency situations you can also stop the time and decide to rewind, in order to perhaps change the scene in retrospect.
I would say these are the most common time manipulations that are possible in a dream. Some of these time manipulation forms are also present in everyday life, which means in the physical reality. For this, however, a very sensitive perception is required in order to discover clues.