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In the Bible, the interpretation of dreams is a spiritual gift, a gift that attends to Providence, the divine prudence that everything rules, that is to say, the salvific design of God. Cases of interpretation of dreams like Joseph with the Pharaoh of Egypt, Genesis 41:14-49; Daniel and the King of Babylon in the Book of Daniel 5: 10-30; the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation this cases are what are known as "to be in the spirit" or "raptures of the spirit", Revelation 1: 9.
The interpretation of dreams is a gift that God gives to the pious, that is to say to the devout people, as an infusion of the spirit as it happens with the gifts of wisdom and knowledge. Saint Augustine clarifies us: "In Piety is the wisdom" Book V, Chapter V, Book Confessions. The Piety is the beginning of everything in the spirituality. This is why the Bible condemns lucrative activity related to necromancy, and spiritism in general:

"Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them", Leviticus 19:31

Clarified this, let's see from the point of view of the psychology the difficulties of divination, the analysis of dreams in the following story as an example: "my nephew calls me for his birthday on Saturday, I come to the party, my nephew told me that he started with a lot of enthusiasm to practice martial arts in a gym near his house. After the party, I return home and the next day I had a strong discussion with my neighbor for the soccer game that was played the same day, the next night I have a dream in which I wake up worried: I see myself practicing martial arts in the gym my nephew goes to ". Question: what is the meaning of the dream? Possibility Number 1: I have to prepare myself for a physical fight with my neighbor, my life is in danger. Possibility Number 2: I have health problems, I am overweight and practicing martial arts is extremely beneficial for the body. Possibility Number 3: I have to spend more time with my nephew because his brother is sick and he is very depressed. Which of the three interpretations is correct? Each interpretation leads me to a different decision.
In these cases, the only technique recommended is the analysis of dreams for long periods of time, that is, the analysis of dreams in series and looking for a common or logical meaning of the series.
There is a technique known as "lucid dreams" but also in these cases we must apply the analysis in series, keeping in mind that dreams are an activity of the unconscious part of the soul.
The relationship between what we see in dreams and its meaning in games of chance as it appears in some books is not correct, that is called magical thinking.
The Bible is clear in the teaching: "No one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again", John 3: 3; to perceive what comes from other planes of existance is fundamentally a grace, an infusion of the spirit.

The spirituality consists in living the spiritual gifts, the blessed life. The gifts are magnificences and excellences of the divine, they are the maximum virtues of man. The concept of spirit appears for the first time in the Bible, Book of Genesis about the creation; and more precisely in the Gospels of Jesus. In the Gospels there is no mention of the soul, it is only the Apostle Paul in his letter that mentions the triple division of man in: body, soul and spirit. Spirituality is summarized in a teaching of Christ: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect," Matthew 5:48.
The greek philosophy, with Aristotle and Plato, study the moral, or to say the "soul." The studies of Greek philosophy focus on the study of an intermediate state between good and evil. The virtues of the soul are not gifts, for example justice is a central virtue of the soul, but justice is not a perfection, a gift, because equity completes justice. The gifts are complete, that is, they can not be superated or improved, for example: mercy, perseverance, peace, concord are perfect gifts or virtues.
The understanding of spirituality requires the progressive thinking, the development of the thought from the simple to the complex. Only when we understand the divine substance, the spirit, is when we understand the phenomenon of progressivity, the gifts are progressive, thence the affirmation in the epistle to the Ephesians:

"Be renewed in the spirit of your mind", Ephesians 4:23

Receiving a new spirit is the result of the growth, of the improvement, of man. The nature of the egg is the chicken, the nature of the worm is the butterfly, the nature of man is conformity to God. This conformity requires a new birth. All the parables of Jesus about the spirit refer to progressivity, improvement, growth.
Spirituality is edifying, expansive, progressive, evolutionary, benevolent, just; reject the error and the falsehood. God grants immortality, eternal life, wisdom to those who seek excellence within and outside of themselves (Letter to Romans 2: 7, Book of Wisdom 8:17), to those who seek the correct and the best. Those who do so receive the new birth, the birth of the spirit: "what is born of the flesh is flesh and what is born of the spirit is spirit", John 3: 6 to conclude: "Nobody can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again ", John 3: 3

Resuscitate in the Scholastic Metaphysics is to revive with an incorruptible body, that is to say, Thomas Aquinas speaks about the perfect Immortality, the Immortality with Immutability: "because every change is like a death", Summa Theologiae Q 50 A5. About the incorruptible life Thomas tells us that it is proper of God and the angels. That's why Jesus says:


"I am the resurrection and the life", John 11:25


Jesus personifies the perfections of God, Jesus is "son of man", in theology death is the fruit of the sin. By this in a proper sense only Jesus resurrect again: John 20, Luke 24, Mark 16, Matthew 28.
The "lazarus resurrection" in Luke 11 is a simple "metaphor" of the gospel, "Lazarus" revived, not resurrected. The resurrection as grace is framed in the theological aspect of the Kingdom of God, together with the affirmations of the "I am".
In scholastic metaphysics the resurrection of Jesus is the pre-announcement of the resolution of the problem of evil. With the resurrection of Jesus, hope emerges in an eschatological sense: "Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled, where there is knowledge it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears", 1 Corinthians 13:8.
With the arrival of the apocalypse, error ceases its dominion over the world and the resurrection of the saints arises: "this is the first resurrection" Revelation 20: 6. In the Summa Theologiae it is affirm: "to the saints is promised equality with the angels" Q 62.
Resurrection as grace responds to the order and increase of the perfection of the universe, that is, to the action of the divine Providence in the history of man.

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