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    1. “Grimm” Distortions

      by , 08-08-2018 at 07:46 AM
      Morning of August 8, 2018. Wednesday.

      Reading time: 48 sec. Readability score: 66.

      I enter an annoying abstract sequence of thought similar to enigma space when a non-lucid dream is first forming. Silas Weir Mitchell (as on the “Grimm” television series) becomes my preconscious effigy. However, no rendering of a proper dream commences. Instead, I get “stuck” on precursory cycles. (Silas plays a character named Monroe, which is an association of where I lived as a child; North Monroe Street, but I have always wondered why preconscious dynamics lock onto places I no longer live, while typically blending them in infinite ways with everywhere else.)

      Over time, I am aware of a word or words I do not understand, which seem to be German. It sounds like “Stangunghausen.” My mind keeps cycling back to this term and trying to resolve its meaning. I come up with “stage house” a few times. I perceive it as ambiguously relating to the “Grimm” series and something to do with a computer game or perhaps a board game. At times, I also recognize it as a dream metaphor, a stage being autosymbolism for the dream state itself.

      This ambiguous and abstract cycle seemed to last at least an hour. I fully woke about three times and kept sliding back into it.
      Tags: german, grimm
    2. Grimm Neelix

      by , 07-28-2018 at 12:41 PM
      Night of July 27, 2018. Friday.

      Reading time: 1 min 55 sec. Readability score: 66.

      My dream starts out with me becoming aware of watching a series of “Grimm” episodes. I am not focused on specific content, mostly indoor character interactions.

      The episode I am watching is meant to feature the Eisbiber (“ice beaver”) played by Danny Bruno (as Bud). Over time, it is instead Neelix, played by Ethan Phillips, from “Star Trek: Voyager.” Neelix acts much like the Eisbiber character. He even moves, nods, and shakes like an Eisbiber, but his appearance never changes.

      Over time, the images become a “real” studio setting with the actors (rather than the characters they play). I passively watch for a while.

      Eventually, I realize the episode is being filmed in the actor David Giuntoli’s house. Over time, there is no one else around. It seems to be late at night. For a moment, I consider that I may not know how to get out, as the layout would be unknown. I stumble around in the dark in what seems to be a kitchen (though it is mostly like our kitchen in real life).

      Soon, it is light enough to see. David walks out from a room. He is wearing a white bathrobe. I start to explain to him how I was a tourist whom somehow ended up in his house.

      He nods, saying (without any emotion), “Uh-huh. It’s time to go home now.” He turns to go back into his bedroom. I notice two big old spotlights on the floor as I slowly find my way to a doorway. They seem broken.

      As bizarre as dreams such as this might sound to a casual reader or someone with no knowledge (such as those who believe in “interpretation” in the conventional sense), I am almost always able to retrace and decode the reactive representation of the rendering.

      The last part is a typical RAS modulation with a celebrity as the modulatory avatar (in a role as a detective, one of the more common forms). I felt a sense of the interconsciousness in this case, which a full transition requires, depending on the ultradian rhythm curve. It is a typical “return to bed” representation (in this case, projected rather than unified), which occurs at least once in every sleep cycle. (Understand this? It occurs each sleep cycle. I honestly cannot believe people “interpret” bedroom settings or try to find “meaning” in RAS processes. In rare cases when there is actual meaning, such as health-based prescience, it is still literal, albeit an amalgam in most cases. A dream typically takes place while sleeping in a bedroom and while usually undressed. How can people not understand this?)

      The rest is a reactive representation of the waking process. It includes the association with beavers (as in building a dam, which causes water to lower, with water otherwise being the reactive representation of entering sleep). Bud transforms into Neelix as the vestibular system correlation simulacrum. (He travels in space.) The broken spotlights represent that the dream is ending.