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Oneiromancy (from the Greek Oneiroi) is a form of divination based upon dreams; it is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future.

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Biblical

Template:Incomplete-list Dreams occur throughout the Bible as omens or messages from God:

Greco-Roman

Dream divination was a common feature of Greek and Roman religion and literature or all genres. Aristotle and Plato discuss dreams in various works. The only surviving Greco-Roman dreambook, the Oneirocritica was written by Artemidorus (2c.). Artemidorus cites a large number of previous authors, all now lost.

Cultural

The indigenous Chontal of the Mexican state of Oaxaca use Calea zacatechichi for for oneiromancy.

Byzantine

From the Byzantine period survive two shorter dreambooks, ascribed to Achmet and the mythical Astrampsychus.

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