Programmed dreams

Dr. Clancy McKenzie

Dr. Clancy McKenzie


Programmed dreams aid medical doctor in correcting health problems

by Prof. Clancy D. McKenzie, M.D.

© American Health Association

Programmed dreams offer a breakthrough in medical and psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. I first learned the technique from the Silva training in September, 1969, and I have been using it ever since.

You may have heard about problems being solved or discoveries being made during sleep or during the dream-state. These mostly are sporadic events, in which people just happen to awaken with a bright idea.

The programmed dream is different. It gives us the ability to awaken with that bright idea or solution to a problem, any night, at will.

You do not have to be a yogi and meditate for 50 years in a cave to achieve enlightenment. When you fall asleep you reach just as deep a level of consciousness – but you are unaware of this state and how to use it.

Utilizing the techniques, you will be able to spend one minute prior to going to bed to formulate a question, and one minute when you awaken to retrieve the answer.

There are two techniques I use, and more are taught in the Silva training program. The first technique is to decide to have a dream about a problem, and decide that the interpretation of the dream will reveal the answer. You further must decide to awaken at the very end of the dream, remember it and write it down.

The second technique is to decide the mind will work on a particular problem throughout sleep, and that when you awaken, your first thought will be the answer.

I will focus mainly on examples - so you will begin to grasp the magnitude of what programmed dreams enable us to do. Programmed dreams are very valuable and are well worth the effort to learn.

One of my hospitalized patients, for example, suddenly developed excruciating chest and abdominal pain. The internal medicine specialist thought it might be either a heart attack or a kidney infection – and he suggested transferring her to a medical facility. After persuading him to wait until morning, I told the lady - who was a good dreamer - that she had better have a dream that would tell her exactly what it was, where it was, how she got it, why she got it, and exactly what to do.

She also programmed that I would be able to interpret the dream for her. You can program that you will be able to interpret your own dream – and then you only will have dreams that you will be able to interpret. In this case, she programmed that I would be able to interpret her dream, and oddly enough, I immediately knew the interpretation – even though it was highly complex. It is possible that I understood because that is what she programmed.

In her dream, she and her husband were driving along a winding road where they should not have gone. Then in the dream it began to snow, the snow got deeper and deeper, the car veered off the road and it was covered over with snow. Just beyond where the car went off the road, the road came to a dead end and went into another road at right angles, and then into another road at right angles, and then into another road at right angles leading to the final destination. To me this was an anatomical roadmap of the intestinal tract, with an obstruction at the ileocecal junction. But I didn't tell her this. Instead I asked if she would please draw the roadmap for me. She did, and it even was in correct proportion! The winding road corresponded to the small intestine, the dead-end the cecum. At a right angle to the small intestine was the ascending colon, leading at a right angle to the transverse colon, and then at another right angle the descending colon.

As soon as the car was covered over with snow, her husband said I have to cut off the engine.” The first thing one does for an intestinal obstruction is shut off the fuel supply, the food intake. Then five or ten people came from the city to dig them out. Five or ten in dreams represents the fingers on two hands, and I did not know if this meant laying on of hands or surgery. When they were dug out, she and her husband were OK but the three teenage children were gone. They were the reason for the obstruction. She wanted more of her husband's attention for herself.

Intestinal obstruction is an acute surgical emergency, so I immediately transferred her to a surgical hospital. Before she left I warned her you better have a dream that will get you over this problem - otherwise they will be cutting you open.”

At the surgical hospital the diagnosis was confirmed, based on x-ray findings of fluid levels in the gut, and blood electrolyte studies. Surgery was scheduled, and she took a nap to program another dream.

In this dream she saw a tall dark man, wearing a turban – like from the Punjab section of Northeastern India – and he was massaging her abdomen. When she awakened, the obstruction was gone!

To the non-dream programmer, these two dreams must sound like something out of Alice in Wonderland. But I am only reporting data, and I draw no conclusions about the data.

I further learned that 20 years earlier a surgeon had performed an operation on this lady for intestinal obstruction. I called the surgeon and asked where in the intestinal tract was the obstruction. He answered the distal portion of the ileum.” The ileocecal junction is the distal most part of the ileum.


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