sorry i havent replied to your post. i just now figured out here was a second page of posts. stupid me.
are you thinking of schizophrenia? that has been ruled out. i understand your position and i get why you want the testing done but im not sure what testing should be done. my psychiatrist said that since im stable these "apparitions" he called them should be diffused if it were a cause of my illnesses. what sort of testing were you suggesting?
I still suspect Schizophrenia or similar complication.
Several years back, prior to my big snap, I went through three days of psychological/psychiatric evaluation and testing that basically reveals everything from actual aptitude and analytical ability to how key mental health issues seem to affect me, schizophrenia being one of the areas tested because I have "visions" and to use their term "hallucinations" that are both, visual and audible (even tactile and olfactory in my case). Part of their "explanation" was connected to past drug use (there was a time when a drop of my blood was probably enough to make the average person go into an acid trip, I did so much of the stuff). To my mind this was simply the easy cop-out taken by said medical team; rather than investigate the claims deeper they took the easy out. I prefer looking at such things from every possible position in order to rule out assumptions of this kind.
I know I have Mental Health issues as well as issues that have come about as the result of physical trauma to the brain (at least 6 major concussions between 3 and 15). But the other thing that is known when it comes to my life and environment, is a near fanatical view on things religious & spiritual when it comes to family tradition. I was singled out by certain relatives simply because I was the first nephew, grand-child (all the way back to great-great grandchild to the daughter of a Cherokee shaman). I had a grandfather that corresponded with well known occult masters and who frequented Spiritualist churches and was even known for his work in the arena of Voodoo and other modes of "dark" magick. Long story short, I was surrounded by some peculiar "nut cases" when it comes to how most skeptics would view things. I was likewise initiated into a good number of learning trends tied to the Appalachian Mountain Magick way of life (a.k.a. Hoodoo).
Trust me, all these things effect you on the psychological level; especially when you no longer live in the more rural side of life with parents that don't understand "society" and in fact "fear" most everything to do with it. Again, another factor that influenced me and my kid brother, bringing about both, spiritually oriented "gifts" as well as neurotic tendencies. My own experiences and discoveries are why I've been so blunt in my encouragement for you to get the testing done and keep current with such things; schizophrenia can mask itself for years as a delusion and then just jump out and say "hi there". This is why so many sensitives are forced to live outside of society in that "they exist in two worlds
" as the Native American used to say. AS TO YOUR DREAM . . .
There is an old axiom that basically states that when "tongues" are spoken either the speaker of the language or someone for whom the message is for, will know the meaning when it is heard. I'm a bit more practical in my thinking (and no nearly as patient as the old timers were) and believe it wise to search for a phonics program that can take the words as you understand them and apply them to known languages in order to see if sense can be made of it. This will probably mean working with a linguist or two that know about different languages & dialects and too, if the material deals with lots of symbolism you will need someone familiar with that identified culture and the "religious" perspectives given to said symbols. It is time consuming but how you will be able to translate the message and start understanding what is being shared. Sometimes you must take action in order to find answers and sometimes, especially when it comes to issues of Past Lives and spiritually based messengers, it's the journey towards getting answers that's important, not the message itself. . . don't ask me why it works that way, I only know that the Gods have a strange sense of humor at times.
Given the Asian-like influences there are two cultures to look at when it comes to ancient beliefs and general social attitudes; that of sea faring Japan and early Peru . . . the Polynesian islands between Nipan and Peru in that they were heavily influenced by trade, when it comes to the two culture sources (the Inca/Mayan elements of Peru into Central America that had a strong fishing and sea trade practice (as has been recently realized) and vice versa, that coming from the orient and South-East.)
It is highly likely that a past-life connection will be found, possibly relating to a specific task that was not fulfilled -- a wrong that must be put right or even the delivery of a particular thing to a specific person or persons.
Hope I've not confused you too much.