The Senoi are a primitive tribe in Malaysia with an amazing culture of dream interpretation.
These people believe that the events of the dream are directly related to the spirit world. Therefore, they build their lives, guided solely by the interpretation of dreams.
Dreams tell the Senoi the near future, what fate awaits a single person, what to expect from the upcoming hunt.
Senoi morning starts with breakfast. The younger ones tell the older ones the dreams they had at night.
After breakfast, the men get together with the elders of the tribe, discussing how to build the life of the tribe, based on the last dreams they have seen.
Children of the tribe from an early age learn the interpretation of dreams and lucid dreams.
The Senoi believe: if in a dream you offended a friend, you must repay him by telling the dream and apologizing for your behavior.
Falling or flying in a dream is a transition to the world of spirits. Where did you fly or where did you fall? This question is asked by older senoi to children who have had such dreams.
Sex in a dream must necessarily end in an orgasm. You need to tell such a dream to your partner and ask him for a keepsake. Then the union will be inviolable.
Sexual intercourse with relatives in a dream does not frighten the Senoi, they know that these are masked dream spirits.
If you are attacked in a dream, you cannot fight alone. It is necessary to wait for friends, because they will not leave even in a dream.
The Senoi have been taught the culture of dream interpretation since childhood. Terrible dreams that torment children, elders teach them to love and respect, because huge resources and lessons are hidden in them.
Parents and other adults in the tribe are not shy about talking to their children about their spiritual experiences. Any dream a child can tell an adult.
This teaches important things: that your spiritual experience is accepted by the adult world, it will not be discounted.
Senoi is an example of how dreams are a spiritual practice, akin to meditation or yoga.