On Prophetic Dreams

Introduction by Dimitri Gutas

Avicenna says: “However, it happens to some people that this imaginative faculty is born in them very strong and dominant, to such a degree that the senses do not control it nor the formal [faculty] resist it, and, because their spirit is very strong, it is such that its access to the senses is not blocked on account of that which the intellect and what is above the intellect understand.”

Original Latin