One of the most annoying things about dreams is that images will vanish unexpectedly. The mind has a great capacity for ?magic?; to dream of things vanishing, and then possibly reappearing, means that we have to work a little harder from a spiritual perspective to understand. Just as a child believes in the world of magic, so the dream state is one that at the time is totally believable. When images vanish in a dream, they will very often become more tangible in the waking state and available for interpretation. There is also the tendency for us to forget various parts of the dream on waking. The reason is that the subject of the dream has not yet fully fixed itself in consciousness. Working with dreams on first waking can help to ?fix? the information our subconscious is attempting to give us.