Déjà Vu Dreams, for me, it is the feelings of startle and bewilderment that one is experiencing something for a second time while knowing that it is impossible that define what can be called a déjà experience. There are dreams in which one recognizes that one is in the same place or situation again. This is especially true in what is called recurrent dreams. There are dreams in which one returns to a place and situation, and the dream and what one was observing or doing there continue.
I have not yet heard, though, from people who say they have been startled or bewildered (in a dream) by being back in that place or situation again. It is true one can be amazed upon awakening that one has had that dream again, but this is not the same thing as a déjà experience. I hope you find this helpful; feel free to disagree.
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Deja vu is a brain “burp.” We have this cognitive function, which renders sensory impressions recognizable, familiar. A newborn baby does not have that yet; all impressions are unfamiliar since they lack context and meaning. When we find ourselves in novel conditions, this cognitive function we can call the “familiarizer” has to work harder, so we quickly get our bearings. If we happen to experience a strong wave of some emotion, the familiarizer can go into overdrive, flooding us with this inexplicable feeling of overwhelming familiarity while in our rational mind, we know this is not so; the cognitive dissonance that follows we call deja vu.
How is it possible?
Well, we don’t too well understand deja vu, but it is possible in dreams in the same manners in which it is possible in waking life, generally.
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So, if there are organic causes, like seizure activity, that can still happen while you’re asleep. If there is something psychological or neurological or transcendent. But part of normal functioning, that can also go on while you’re dreaming. There are probably a few exceptions—things that being in a dream may prevent, but for the most part, you can have deja vu in dreams.
I have had deja vu in dreams, just as I have it in waking life. I do not know if it is less likely or if parameters get altered. Thus far, I have not seen anything to make me assume that it uniformly would be.
Deja vu is probably one of the most frequently experienced naturally occurring phenomena. I’m sure that we’ve all had such experiences – I have, time without number. There is no definitive or rational explanation available. But, given time that deja vu, like other previously unexplained phenomena, will yield its secret to science eventually. I got drawn to the futuristic theory offered by quantum physics – that of a parallel universe (or even universes). The suggestion is that deja vu is like a spontaneous inter-dimensional crossover. Spontaneous because it happens way out of our control and entirely at random. Exciting possibilities there.