What is seen in dreams seems to be very real.
The Bible mentions that “a deep sleep fell upon Adam,” and nowhere is there any reference to his waking up.
He was in a condition to experience nightmares because he was asleep.
If a light is suddenly turned on while someone is dreaming a fearful dream, he may initially interpret the light itself as a part of his own dream and be afraid of it.
However, when he awakens the light is correctly perceived as the release from the dream, which is no longer accorded reality.
This release does not depend on the kind of “knowledge” which is nothing more than illusion.
The knowledge which illuminates rather than obscures, is the knowledge which not only sets you free, but which also shows you clearly that
you are free.