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Belsebuub. Image republished with permission from Mystical Life Publications, © Mark Pritchard.

British-born author and spiritual teacher Mark Pritchard (Belsebuub) has been exploring spirituality for over 45 years and is considered a leading expert in dreams and out-of-body experiences.

From his extensive experience, Belsebuub has written several popular books and courses on spirituality covering topics related to self-discovery, the process of enlightenment, out-of-body experiences and dreams, and much more.

Belsebuub’s work describes a process of inner transformation that leads a person’s consciousness to reunite with their own divine being and return to the source of creation. Belsebuub writes that this process is found at the root of many of the world’s ancient spiritual teachings and cultures and was practiced in pre-historic times by the oldest religion in humanity, which Belsebuub calls the Religion of the Sun.

Since 1990, Belsebuub has been sharing methods for how to explore and understand dreams and have out-of-body experiences in order to gain spiritual knowledge and communicate with the divine. Belsebuub says this plays an important role in the process of spiritual transformation.

“Sleep is an extremely valuable spiritual asset that you can use to your advantage if you want to and know how to. If you study your dreams you can find information about yourself, and when combined with lucid dreaming and out-of-body experiences, you have excellent tools for self-discovery. If in your daily life you observe and study yourself, see how you act, feel, think, etc., you can also learn about those same things in your dreams. As you change in daily life, then so do dreams change, and self-study in daily life, dream recall, and OBEs become mutually sustaining ways to real and lasting change.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Belsebuub’s Views on Dreams

Belsebuub states that dreams are “the doorway to the other side” and that they offer us a “glimpse of what’s beyond this world and into ourselves.” He says they can be used as a way of receiving guidance from the divine and to gain spiritual knowledge about ourselves and life.

Throughout Belsebuub’s work, he explains that the information we receive in dreams can be used in many different ways and can have very profound effects on our lives.

Using Dreams for Self-Discovery

One of the most important ways to use dreams, according to Belsebuub, is to use them for studying ourselves. He says that dreams can give us a vast amount of information into how our psychology works, showing us things like how we react to events or people, how we treat others, and how negative inner states like anger or fear drive us to act in certain ways.

Belsebuub explains that in dreams our psychology is stripped of the rules and social conventions we normally have in the physical world, giving us a much more raw and accurate view into ourselves. He says that we can then use the information that is highlighted in our dreams to learn about how these negative inner states work within us so that we can overcome them.

This inner study has repercussions within the whole of the psyche, and this includes dreams. Dreams give a great insight as to what’s really going on inside. With dreams, all that’s in the psyche is free to roam. You’re not constrained by what people might think; instead, all of the different desires, impulses, and reactions have free reign to do whatever they want. So if you want to understand yourself, you also need to look at your dreams. ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Using Dreams to Gain Spiritual Knowledge and Teachings

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Princess Nausicaa is pictured helping Odysseus after a spiritual being in a dream guided her to where he would be – By John Flaxman – via Wiki C

Belsebuub says that dreams are also extremely valuable because of the spiritual knowledge and teachings that can be found within them. In the past, ancient cultures and communities have turned to dreams for guidance and used them as a way to communicate with divine beings and receive esoteric knowledge.

These mystical dreams can be quite profound and meaningful, and Belsebuub explains that the place where we go when we dream (the astral plane) is another dimension in which spiritual beings are able to give guidance and teachings to people looking to advance spiritually.

Belsebuub mentions that we can still use dreams to communicate with these divine beings as the people of the past did. You can receive answers to questions or prayers, gain insights into your spiritual development, receive teachings on difficult inner states and how to overcome them, and even be shown how to heal yourself from illnesses.

All kinds of teachings and learning goes on in dreams. If you look into ancient scriptures and mythology you’ll see that they used to be the main avenue of communication between people and the divine. They would refer to dreams for information and guidance from spiritual realms. This is our most ancient form of dream use, which we are fortunately still able to use today. ~ Belsebuub  – The Hidden Side of Dreams

Understanding the Meaning of Dreams, Dream Symbols, and Premonitions

Belsebuub states that the language and meaning of dreams can be very symbolic and is part of a universal language found in the astral plane that can convey a vast amount of information to us if we learn to interpret it.

People from all around the world have had dreams of their teeth falling out, for example, which Belsebuub says can symbolize loss in the physical of some sort, or the loss of a family member. Belsebuub says that dream symbols can give you information about certain aspects of your life or spiritual development, and the more you remember dreams, the more you’ll intuitively know what that dream or symbol is telling you.

Belsebuub explains that you can also have dream premonitions, where you have a dream about an event or situation that eventually comes true. Some examples of premonitions that are often reported are premonitions about catastrophes to come, or having premonitions about loved ones passing away. There have even been shared premonitions with multiple people having the same (or similar) dreams about an event that will take place.

Belsebuub says that much can be gained by studying our dreams and trying to understand them using our intuition, since it can give us insight into our psychology, spiritual development, future events, decisions we need to make, and people in our lives.

In dreams you can get premonitions, be warned of things you can avoid, get information about situations you’re about to face, events that are going to happen in your life, about people you know, what people are thinking about you, what they’re planning against you, and how to deal with situations. The possibilities are almost limitless, and the more you learn to use them, the more you begin to trust them because they are so accurate and precise, if you can interpret them that is. ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

In the video below, Belsebuub discusses the meaning of dreams:

Belsebuub’s Courses on Dreams and Out-of-Body Experiences

In 2001, Belsebuub wrote an online course on astral travel and dreams. Including a series of weekly downloads and interactive course forums, this course was taken by tens of thousands of people over a ten year period and is considered to be one of the most popular and successful courses on astral travel ever created. The course was also run in-person in cities around the world.

Over a nine-week period, participants would explore various ways to understand their dreams and use them for spiritual growth. Some of the topics covered were:

  • Exploring what dreams are
  • How to remember dreams
  • How to have clearer dreams
  • Understanding and interpreting dream symbols and meanings
  • How to wake up in dreams (lucid dreaming)
  • Benefits of keeping a dream diary
  • Understanding bad dreams and nightmares
  • How to have out-of-body experiences
  • How dreams can be used to gain spiritual knowledge and insight
  • How dreams can be used to gain knowledge about our lives and inner self

People from all around the world learned to explore their dreams and many who took it said they started having inspiring out-of-body and mystical experiences. 67% of people surveyed who participated in the dreams and out-of-body course were able to have an out-of-body experience as a result of taking it.

Like all of Belsebuub’s courses, the course on dreams and OBEs was given completely free of charge. Belsebuub gives his work according to the principle that spirituality should be shared without profit, and has never charged for teaching nor does he receive any royalties from the sale of his books.

Belsebuub’s Books on Dreams and Out-of-Body Experiences

the-astral-codex-belsebuub-300pxBelsebuub has written several books on dreams and out-of-body experiences, with the most recent being The Astral Codex.

Its previous edition, A Course in Astral Travel and Dreams became a best seller on Amazon in its genre.

Using the information in these books, many people have been able to successfully understand their dreams, start having more profound dreams and achieve conscious out-of-body experiences.

In the video below, people share some of their experiences with out-of-body experiences and dreams based on Belsebuub’s The Astral Codex:

Belsebuub’s Interest in Spirituality

Belsebuub had an early interest in spirituality and the esoteric since he was a small child. He had many paranormal and psychic experiences at a young age where he was able to perceive supernatural beings, experience telepathy and remote viewing and would very often have lucid dreams.

The lucid dreams that Belsebuub had as a young child he says were quite clear and he often found himself flying in them.

He says many of these lucid dreams contained premonitions and he was eventually able to use them as a source of guidance, though he didn’t understand at the time where they were coming from.

“So many strange things happened in my dreams, but it was the premonitions that gave me information about my life that could only have come from some other “knowing” source that made me feel that something deeper was behind them. I also felt there were extra forces at play, which seemed to come from more than just “me.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Belsebuub says these early experiences helped inspire him to seek out the spiritual side of life in order to understand it and its meaning.

Later on, Belsebuub continued his search for the spiritual, exploring various spiritual texts, groups, and teachers which eventually led him to exploring out-of-body experiences.

He states that after discovering a modern-day esoteric school and learning about the key practices needed for spiritual transformation, he dedicated himself to those practices and started having many profound mystical and out-of-body experiences. He used what he was learning in his dreams and out-of-body experiences and through the events of daily life to gain spiritual knowledge.

This helped him to embark on a serious spiritual journey where he was able to experience firsthand the process of inner transformation that is found in ancient spiritual texts and cultures, a work he has been doing for over 25 years and that continues to this day.

Belsebuub in the Media discussing Dreams and Out-of-Body Experiences

Belsebuub has been interviewed in over seventy media appearances about dreams and out-of-body experiences as well as other topics on spirituality. He covers a wide range of subjects in these interviews, often answering questions from callers and having discussions with other leading researchers.

Belsebuub explains in some of the interviews the limitations of modern science when it comes to exploring dreams,  near-death and out-of-body experiences and why it’s important to gain firsthand knowledge of these phenomena ourselves.

He goes over the reasons why someone would want to explore dreams and out-of-body experiences, and how it can benefit them in their lives, especially in the context of the process of internal transformation that Belsebuub writes about in his work.

He also explores the meanings of particular dreams such as recurring dreams, nightmares and bad dreams, and lucid dreaming, how dream symbols have been found in cultures all around the world, how dream premonitions can be possible, and much more.

Below is one of these interviews where Belsebuub explains the meaning of dreams.

This blog aims to provide a space for people who have studied Belsebuub’s work on dreams to share their firsthand experiences and the results of their personal explorations using his methods. More information about this site and its editors can be found here.

Quotes by Belsebuub

Below we’ve put together some quotes from Belsebuub’s work on the topic of dreams. If you’d like to submit your favorite Belsebuub quotes on dreams for us to add to this page, please do so via the contact page here.

Dream Guidance

“To get information from dreams you must make efforts. You might just have an interest in awakening, but not make many efforts to do it. Then you won’t get the information in dreams which will allow you to explore deeply.” ~ Belsebuub, Remembering to be Aware of Yourself

“Some in ancient texts were said to be “in the spirit” or “caught up,” and dreams were a common source of spiritual guidance.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“All kinds of teachings and learning goes on in dreams. If you look into ancient scriptures and mythology you’ll see that they used to be the main avenue of communication between people and the divine. They would refer to dreams for information and guidance from spiritual realms. This is our most ancient form of dream use, which we are fortunately still able to use today.” ~ Belsebuub  – The Hidden Side of Dreams

“The astral plane is humanity’s connection to spiritual realms and guidance; we all go there at death as our stay here is just temporary, but we also go there every night with dreams. Spiritual seekers throughout time have understood this connection and used it to get spiritual guidance to help them in their own spiritual journey and bring back knowledge to help people here.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Reflecting on Dreams

“Dreams can teach much more than psychology, as they are a communication vehicle between this dimension and the next. Every time you dream you can potentially get information that will help you to understand something. This is why some ancient peoples valued them so much as a guide.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Remembering Dreams

“Every morning as you wake up, it’s a good idea to lie still and remember your dreams to see what’s happened, because you could be getting teachings and information that you would otherwise miss.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

“The hidden esoteric processes of the psyche have an enormous impact upon the nature of dreams and the ability to remember them. That’s where work has to be done to be able to see and understand dreams, and there’s a lot to learn from understanding them.” ~ Belsebuub – How to Have Clearer Dreams and Remember Them Better

“By remembering dreams we can see lots about ourselves we would otherwise miss, and can recall useful information that may even be spiritual in nature. There are many kinds of symbols that appear in dreams – they may not just be coming from the subconscious, but may be part of humanities shared symbolic language that is prevalent in many religious and esoteric texts, myths and legends of the past. Even the subconscious itself can be learnt from, because in dreams we can see things hidden away in the depths of the mind that wouldn’t normally come out.” ~ Belsebuub – Some Tips to Remember Dreams

“It’s important not to move when you wake up because by moving, the physical and astral bodies become merged, so you become locked into your physical body. Whereas when you just wake up, they often have a looser connection, which makes remembering dreams easier.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“Having regular patterns of sleep and getting enough sleep also helps in remembering dreams.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“It’s useful to look for anything in relation to self-knowledge or esoteric knowledge or anything that can teach you. Some useful things to watch out for include any ego states such as anger or fear, whether you’ve been to any real places, whether you have been flying or lucid, whether there are any symbols (symbols are a form of communication in the astral plane) that you can recognize and intuitively capture the meaning of, whether you had any teachings or even had mystical experiences, or whether the same dream recurs.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

The Importance of Dreams

“Dreams take place not in the mind but in another dimension of existence, one which can open up enormous possibilities.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

“Dreams and OBEs take place in eternity, every night a person enters eternity with sleep, you were in eternity before you were born and you will be there after you die. Everyone was there and comes here temporarily.” ~ Belsebuub – Make the Change You Need Happen, as it Seldom Happens by Itself

“As you change here, you begin to understand the different aspects of your psychology, then what happens in your dreams changes too.  So if you’re less angry here, then you’re less angry in your dreams. And this applies to all the different kinds of emotions there are, all the different harmful traits and so on. As you clean them up here, at the same time you’re cleaning them up in the astral plane, in the dream world – and then you’re eligible for more advanced spiritual teachings, because you have changed. But you do need to work here in order to influence there, and that’s all part of a wider spiritual work.” ~ Belsebuub – An Interview on Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming

“Dreams are the doorway to the other side; they offer a glimpse of what’s beyond this world and into ourselves.” ~ Belsebuub – The Hidden Side of Dreams

“There’s much to be learnt from dreams; remembering them will give you an insight into your psychology and will get you used to the astral realm you’re going to explore. Although much is projected by the mind, they can still occur in real places that you have traveled to in the astral plane from within a dream and you can get much information from their scenes, from the symbols in them, and from any teachings that may have been given.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“Sleep is an extremely valuable spiritual asset that you can use to your advantage if you want to and know how to. If you study your dreams you can find information about yourself, and when combined with lucid dreaming and out-of-body experiences, you have excellent tools for self-discovery. If in your daily life you observe and study yourself, see how you act, feel, think, etc., you can also learn about those same things in your dreams. As you change in daily life, then so do dreams change, and self-study in daily life, dream recall, and OBEs become mutually sustaining ways to real and lasting change.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Dream Premonitions

“So many strange things happened in my dreams, but it was the premonitions that gave me information about my life that could only have come from some other “knowing” source that made me feel that something deeper was behind them. I also felt there were extra forces at play, which seemed to come from more than just “me.”” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“In dreams you can get premonitions, be warned of things you can avoid, get information about situations you’re about to face, events that are going to happen in your life, about people you know, what people are thinking about you, what they’re planning against you, and how to deal with situations. The possibilities are almost limitless, and the more you learn to use them, the more you begin to trust them because they are so accurate and precise, if you can interpret them that is.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“Not all dreams are completely from the subconscious. You can know this if, like many people, you have ever had a premonition, or you have seen actual things in dreams that you didn’t know existed. These indicate there is more to dreams than simple mental projections.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

Dreams as an Insight inside Yourself

“By looking into dreams, the reality of the psyche is laid open. It would be to turn away from reality to avoid acknowledging the experiences of dreams. It’s far better to see what is within, to understand it, and if possible, be free of it.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“Dreams are an insight into our psychology: they are what we are, but stripped of the conventions and norms of psychology and the rules of the physical world, and having no physical body or forms to bring us back to reality. We can therefore learn a great deal about ourselves by studying dreams, from both the meaningful dreams and the ones created by the images and false scenarios projected by the subconscious. In this latter type, you may see yourself doing bizarre, or mundane things, or low things, perhaps being angry, fighting, or stealing. They could just as easily be ordinary things that you do daily, as things that you wouldn’t usually do. In either case, bizarre though they sometimes may be, they are an accurate reflection of what goes on in the psyche, in the conscious and subconscious processes during any day of your life.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“The things that are done during the day naturally become recorded in the subconscious. The subconscious then projects what it has recorded onto the astral plane, which combines with what’s actually there and becomes the scenes that form the dreams. In most cases, they seem real to the dreamer, but they are mostly just the dreamer’s own creation.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“When in dreams, the process of daydreaming that occurred during the day continues. Dreams occur at night because of the daydream of thoughts, images, and emotions of the subconscious (the egos) that take place during the day. Going through the day like that, one is rarely aware of the information of the five senses—of the reality of where you are at any given moment. Therefore, when sleep arrives, there is also a lack of awareness of where one is. What we do here we do there, and what we are here we are there. So if we bring awareness into our lives here, we bring it there as well.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“Dreams occur at night because of the daydream of thoughts, images, and emotions of the subconscious (the egos) that take place during the day. Going through the day like that, one is rarely aware of the information of the five senses—of the reality of where you are at any given moment. Therefore, when sleep arrives, there is also a lack of awareness of where one is.” ~ Belsebuub

“Anyone who is interested in understanding their psyche can learn a lot from remembering dreams and studying the different egos that they see in them, as there they act freely without the restraints of the physical world.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“This inner study has repercussions within the whole of the psyche, and this includes dreams. Dreams give a great insight as to what’s really going on inside. With dreams, all that’s in the psyche is free to roam. You’re not constrained by what people might think; instead, all of the different desires, impulses, and reactions have free reign to do whatever they want. So if you want to understand yourself, you also need to look at your dreams.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“In this world it’s easy to be in self-deceit as to what’s going on within. You could say, “I’m not really an angry person,” but if you look into your dreams you can find yourself shouting and arguing. Over there no one can hide, and so dreams become a very valuable source of information.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

“Combined with self-observation is the study of dreams, which can reveal what a person truly is. You may have many ideas about yourself in daily life, but your dreams may show something different. You may for example think that you are kind and peaceful, but in your dreams you may be attacking people, or being angry and aggressive. This is because anger exists in the subconscious, and in dreams we are freed from the constraints of the body, society, and the three-dimensional world, and the subconscious is able to roam freely.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

Dream Clarity

“The less time spent in subconscious states and daydreaming in daily life, the more the psyche increases in its lucidity, and as a consequence, increases the lucidity of dreams, because they are directly related. In other words, the more aware we are in daily life, the more aware we are in dreams.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“The less time spent in subconscious states and daydreaming in daily life, the more the psyche increases in its lucidity.” ~ Belsebuub

“Through the process of enlightenment, consciousness is gradually awakened. That means that you clear the consciousness of those elements (egos) that make up the subconscious. Then you are more aware in daily life and less interferes in your dreams.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“…if in your daily activities you do one thing at a time, and if possible finish it, or finish what you need to do on it before moving on to the next thing, you will create much more order and efficiency in your activities.
This also has an effect upon the quality and type of dreams at night.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“Whoever changes here also changes in their dreams, because a dream is a reflection of what goes on here. The psyche is exactly the same between dreams and here. The difference is that here there is a physical body that brings each one back to reality, whereas over there if a daydream occurs, it becomes an artificial reality and the mind becomes submerged in it. So the more change happens here, the more change happens over there, and overall, one’s spiritual capacity increases.” ~ Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal

Nightmares and Bad Dreams

“Nightmares are another kind of dream; they are different from the usual bad dreams that many people have and I’ll say a bit more about them later. Bad dreams, being chased, falling from heights, violence, and other unpleasant events are usually the result of what’s happening within the psyche during daily life. Many negative states and strong emotions often go unnoticed during the day, but they manifest at night into these scenes.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“…there are often negative experiences in dreams and nightmares; these can be due to the state of the psyche and other more esoteric causes, all of which can be changed.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“A large percentage of the population suffers from having more unpleasant dreams than pleasant ones; they include violence, being chased, trapped, fighting, falling, etc. These go on a sliding scale from bad dreams to horrific nightmares. They are usually more the reflection of the state of the psyche in the lower astral plane where most dreams occur than true nightmares. It’s not surprising that many dreams are of these unpleasant, violent events if we look at some of the negative states that are experienced during daily life. We find anger, stress, fears of all kinds, hatred, and violence occurring everywhere, but what may be more surprising is that these low states can be voluntarily or subconsciously indulged in and even enjoyed. Think how popular amusement park rides are for example, where the overriding emotion is fear.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

“True nightmares have a different kind of feel to them than the milder bad dreams and they tend to be more horrific. They occur when the dreamer goes right into the infra-dimensions instead of the usual lower astral plane. Eating a large meal before sleeping, and more importantly having an upset stomach increases the likelihood of nightmares occurring.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

Symbolic Dreams

“Sometimes dreams themselves can have a symbolic meaning, so it’s worth paying close attention to what you see either in dreams or when consciously in the astral world, because there may be important information, possibly in the form of a symbol, a number, an event, or words. Symbols are used because they are a universal language. Common symbols can be found throughout the great religions and mythologies of the world.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex

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“Dreams and astral experiences often have a symbolic side. If you look at a dream plainly there may be nothing much to it, but when you recall your first intuitive feeling about it when you wake up, you know that it is referring to a certain aspect of your life—it’s giving information about a person, a situation, etc., and you know what it is and what’s going to happen. In this way, you gradually begin to interpret your dreams and astral experiences and the symbols in them. It’s very useful for inner development, because as you gradually remember your dreams more and more, you’ll intuitively know that a particular dream is telling you what aspect in your life you must change, what inner states you urgently need to work upon, which situations are harming you or are harming others, etc.” ~ Belsebuub, The Astral Codex