Carl Jung wrote of his early dream journals,
"All my works, all my creative activity,
has come from those initial
fantasies and dreams
which began in 1912, almost fifty years ago.
Everything that I accomplished
in later life was already contained in them,
although at first only
in the form of emotions and images."
dreaming of how
horses run at the race track,
had an insight into how
electrons remain in their orbits.
Based on this vivid image from a dream,
Bohr was able to formulate his quantum theory,
a scientific breakthrough for which
he was eventually awarded a Nobel Prize.
Albert Einstein dreamed
that he was sledding
down a steep mountainside,
going faster and faster,
approaching the speed of light,
the stars in his dream
to change their appearance.
Meditating upon that dream,
Einstein eventually worked out
his extraordinary scientific achievement,
the principle of relativity.credit to templeofdreams.com for the above cites -