Do people see God in their dreams? If so, this could contribute to our understanding of how humans view the divine.
Let’s assume we understand the relationship between people’s view of the world when awake and when sleeping. If we then look at how people see God in their dreams, we can map that to a view of God during their waking consciousness.
Personally, I don’t experience the divine during my dreams. But I have some insight during my processes of perception while dreaming. I have an overall sense of what’s happening, but with a relatively vague focus. For instance, I may sense the presence of a group of people, but I don’t see their individual faces in detail. But if I decide to zoom in on them—much like a digital camera zoom—I can then see details. Recently I dreamt I saw a garden, but only vaguely the flower beds—until I zoomed in on them and saw individual petals. During my dreams I do not walk, but rather float. That’s rather convenient, since I can drift over walls and descend the sides of buildings. I also note that I am separate from myself in dreams; my character goes ahead of me, but then I follow it.
Let’s collect information on what people see of God during their dreams, and use our knowledge about the nature of dreams to map that back to equivalent non-dreaming divine experiences.