The Bible, as well as other great books of historical and revealed religion, shows traces of a general and
substantial belief in dreams. Plato, Goethe, Shakespeare and Napoleon assigned to certain dreams prophetic
value. Joseph saw eleven stars of the Zodiac bow to himself, the twelfth star. The famine of Egypt was
revealed by a vision of fat and lean cattle. The parents of Christ were warned of the cruel edict of Herod, and
fled with the Divine Child into Egypt.