Why do we have bad dreams and nightmares? Belsebuub on BBC Hereford & Worcester

In this interview the presenter says: “42 percent of people experience a nightmare at least once a month. I was always told it’s the subconscious playing about with you. So if you’re going to have a dream, it’s all about your day’s thoughts that’s coming to the fore – is that right?”

A discussion with Belsebuub on BBC Hereford & Worcester.

By |2018-02-26T10:05:42+00:00April 26th, 2016|astral projection and dreams, media interviews|6 Comments

About the Author:

Mark Pritchard is a practitioner of the native, indigenous Indo-European religion of his ancient ancestors, which is a branch of the ancient Religion of the Sun, and is the founder of the revival of the ancient Religion of the Sun in modern times. He's been teaching since 1990, has been dedicated to spiritual practice for decades, and has had metaphysical experiences since childhood. He has authored a number of books on out-of-body experiences, consciousness, and spiritual awakening, including an earlier edition of The Astral Codex which became a bestseller in its genre, and Gazing into the Eternal which was a finalist in the Best Book Awards 2009 in spirituality. He has appeared on over 70 radio and television programs internationally, and writes with the name Belsebuub, which is the name of his spirit/soul/consciousness.


  1. Roy April 28, 2016 at 1:50 am - Reply

    “42% of people experiencing a nightmare at least once a month”

    That’s quite a high number I must say. That makes me consider all the people that I encounter in a day and that about each second person has a nightmare once a month. Of those people it would be interesting to know who realizes that those experiences relate to their inner world of thoughts and emotions and that they can change their dreams with the proper techniques, like remembering to be aware of yourself and how to bring about spiritual change.

    I enjoyed listening to the interview Mark and thanks the wealth of information available on this website.

  2. Karim April 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    The interviewer asks: Who will want this book?
    I hear so many people being interested in their dreams, but without the proper information and further investigation it kind of remains just that, something that is interesting every now and again.

    I also know of this very big forum websites where people visit who try to have lucid dreams. But it appears to me that this pursued more as an interesting hobby, lucid dreaming as a way to have an ultimate entertainment experience. Trying to achieve getting to do whatever you want.

    Here are some goals, among many examples, someone mentions for their lucid dreams: Baking some chicken, forcing dream people to build me a castle made entirely out of diamonds, get a kitten.

    Of course anyone can do what they like. But approaching lucid dreams and the astral in this way is just steering yourself into a dead-end corner imo. For me the interest and efforts, and thus the experiences, would just die out like that after some time.

    Personally it seems a bit strange to me how people can have an interest and experiences in the astral without recognizing the spiritual influence that is so often there. The two go hand in hand to me. Going to the astral to try have selfish entertainment, in a sort of isolation, seems to me a lack of understanding. Rather it is the connection and influence from the higher forces that sustains the genuine interest in astral and dream explorations and keeps it going.

    • Aleksandr April 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Karim,

      I have also been reflecting on something along similar lines – that is looking at the reality of the dreams that we have. I think that there is a common tendency to want to have happy dreams, lucid dreams, etc., but the tendency to look at the reality of our dreams is nowhere near so strong. Like recording actual day-to-day dreams (mundane, dark, chaotic, etc.) and looking into the reasons behind them. I think this, along with the aim to have profound experiences, is a major part of a more genuine interest in dreams and the astral plane.

  3. Jenny April 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    It is quite shocking to hear of more bad dreams than good dreams in those statistics. I suppose though usually the bad dreams are most jarring too, which perhaps makes them more memorable. Either way, sort of a sad state of affairs when you get to see just how much time we spend in those darker states…

  4. Vadim April 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Dear Belsebuub, thank you again for sharing with us your knowledge! Every one of your talks brings some deep and important insights.

    I am really looking forward to keep learning more from the “dreams world”. It takes quite an effort to make the perception of the astral clear and to understand the meaning of symbols, but if we don’t, the price for a confusion can be so high to pay. Ignorance is definitely not a bliss…

    As you know, there are well known and respected people in this world with good intentions and a high level of intelligence, who wonder why they have horrible dreams at night and these dreams take their peace away. There are places on our planet, which are believed by many to be something deeply spiritual, while in reality they are pretty much some upper levels of infra-dimensions, emanating hypnotizing subconscious influences, which drag people “down”, while making them believe that they go “up”…

  5. john p April 26, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I really hope that these radio talks can inspire people to investigate dreams and astral travel. I’ve never looked back since learning from the Belsebuub teachings.

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