Now here’s a spooky phenomenon that shows up in some peoples dreams from time to time, telepathy.
As a dream image symbol it can potentially relate to a highly spiritual or metaphysical message from your subconscious mind. To dream that you have telepathy or are receiving a message telepathically can suggest that you need to pay greater attention to something that people are trying to tell you. As with any symbol of communication e.g. cell phone, computer, or letters telepathy in a dream might suggest the need to connect or communicate with people. It’s also possible that such a dream could be highlighting a higher or alternative level of personal awareness or consciousness.
Depending on your emotions that are attached to this kind of dream image it might also suggest a fear of exposure and vulnerability.
However, there is another level of meaning to some of these dreams that reflects an actual telepathic exchange. If these phenomena were an actual mental exchange between people it would be labeled as being parapsychological (a PSI phenomena) in nature. Several studies have been done exploring the reality of Dream Telepathy but as yet no study showing tantalizing evidence of its actuality has ever been replicated.
Many modern theorists have tried to explain paranormal phenomena i.e. beyond the physical or carnate reality by tying them to little understood phenomena discovered in the field of Quantum Physics. An example of this would be the phenomena of Quantum Entanglement where two quanta separated by great distance (in this case between two minds) somehow become entangled and thus react to each other as though somehow connected. The point presented is that this is somehow proof that at least at the quantum level everything is connected, which isn’t proved by this at all. Some physicists suggest that we may only be looking at the same particle from different perspectives making it look like two different particles are somehow connected and even if they were this may or may not be true for all particles just that it may be possible under certain conditions.
Bottom-line, no such connection between non-physical thoughts has been found to exist though this does not mean that they don’t exist i.e. “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”.
What is needed to prove or disprove the phenomena of Dream Telepathy that is in widespread belief to exist is a well designed and executed study that can be replicated by others.
Another level of dreaming akin to Telepathic Dreaming would be the experience of Shared Dreaming or Mutual Dreaming. Again there are literally thousands of accounts of this phenomenon but no scientific investigations supporting it. We have documented instances of twins sharing dreams or dreams shared between therapist and patient*. However, all of these have been anecdotal in nature and not as yet been scientifically tested.
I myself experienced a dream where I became a white wolf running across a tundra-like terrain and shared this with a friend whom I had been discussing the paranormal in dreams earlier in the day who also claimed that on that same night dreamed of a white wolf hunting for game. Was this coincidence, synchronicity, or a shared dream? I don’t know.
Dream Telepathy and Dream Sharing seem to exist but as yet there’s no scientific support for their existence or theory of how they might exist.
All these phenomena need better research if only to better understand the subjective realities that seem to support them.