This is my first post:
I am speaking on behalf of someone very close to me, I hope that is ok. But this is rather nerve wracking and I have never read of another thing similar.
So what I believe is Astral travel, he calls dreams. But they are extremely lucid dreams, like it feels like he is still awake, and should be. The dream is relatively uncontrolled.
It's kind of hard to explain, but the dreams involve one person, willing to make a personal sacrifice, (of their life or a freedom) to bring good to someone else they care for.
Example: One of the dreams involved a man (he did not know) who told him he had gotten his family into a big debt, and he needed to die so his family could have the insurance money, (my friend) said yes (he cannot control his response, he always says yes). And within a very short period of time, on the news, was a report, a man had fallen while working on construction and died, and his family inherited a large sum of money through life insurance.
Another example is a friend of his' beloved uncle was in a coma and he was almost guaranteed not to come out of it, so before they were about to pull the plug, he dreamed of his friend, whom he asked what she would give to have her uncle back, she said she'd give her right arm, so he went to grab her arm, and woke up immediately and got a call within the next 24 hours saying his friend's uncle had come out of his coma miraculously and out of excitement his friend had fallen down the stairs and broke her right arm.
This has been happening for years, with a wide variation of stories, he is never intoxicated of any kind when they happen and he wakes up cold and sweating.
My theory is something between thaumaturgy and Astral travel/prediction. He's absolutely horrified by what he can accomplish while he's sleeping, and that he cannot control his response to the people's requests.
(Note: He has regular dreams, bizarre and silly ones just like the rest of us, that's what makes these projections so strange)
I look forward to your reply!