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    1. Being Wrong in a “Nights in White Satin” Argument

      by , 11-02-2016 at 05:02 PM
      Morning of November 2, 2016. Wednesday.

      In my dream, I find myself in an unfamiliar room in an unknown setting that has the appearance of an efficiency apartment (though my dream self does not perceive it as unfamiliar). Dennis (older half-brother on my mother’s side, of whom I have not seen in real life since 1994) is present but appears as he did in the 1970s. There is also an unknown and unfamiliar male present of about Dennis’s age, presumed (by my dream self) to be either his visiting friend or flatmate. However, it remains uncertain if my dream is otherwise implying the apartment to be mine.

      Dennis and I enter into an argument when I play “Nights in White Satin” (a song by the Moody Blues) on a cassette player that sits atop a low-set chest of drawers that faces the foot of the bed, though more to the right. Dennis says it is not the original version. I tell him and the other male that they must have only heard later shortened versions. One point made is that Dennis says there are no helicopter sounds in the original version. I tell him that he is wrong. (However, I am thinking of the movie “Apocalypse Now” and the “Ride of the Valkyries” score and somehow confusing it with “Nights in White Satin”, though the similarity between these two recordings is otherwise minimal.)

      I am able to sarcastically, with amusement, vocalize the background motif in inverse (that is, with the staff flipped upside-down so that any sequence of increasingly higher notes go down in pitch and decreasing notes go higher in pitch). I am fully aware of how it would sound as such. The other two look on, seeming annoyed, as I repeat that this is the correct version while implying they may have heard the inverted one. I awake with a sense of joy and an instant recognition of my dream’s meaning.

      Decoding template follows:

      • Dream type and explanation: This dream uses “return flight waking symbolism”, which is created when the physicality of the conscious self identity is ambiguously perceived prior to the RAS (reticular activating system) neural gating that regulates the sleep-wake transition. Consequently, the dream self identity subliminally anticipates falling, rising, sustained flight, or other illusory movement based on the misperception of the vestibular system’s equilibrium dynamics.
      • Dream state induction type: Transmutation of our bed as a subliminal dream state indicator, created as a result of the subliminal memory of being asleep.
      • Dream state indicators: The bed and the song “Nights in White Satin”.
      • Liminal space symbol: The beach (unseen yet implied), which represents the neural space between sleeping and waking. The relationship to the flight symbol is that the helicopters (in the movie) fly towards the beach and over land from the water (water of which symbolizes sleep and the circadian rhythms dynamics of the dream state and the glymphatic system).
      • Preconscious factor: My dream self is already in the emergent consciousness role, which is validated by my subliminal recognition of both dream state indicators. It is otherwise the preconscious that is dominant over the dream self to initiate waking.
      • Interconsciousness factor: The unknown male in the background of whose presence does not otherwise trigger a known dream state component.
      • Liminal space cessation trigger: The line “Just what the truth is, I can’t say anymore” from “Nights in White Satin”. The liminal space cessation trigger is that which begins to break the illusion of the dream state, sometimes symbolized by a jigsaw puzzle or a breaking window.
      • Flight symbol to dream exit point (symbolic waking transition): The (unseen) helicopter as “returning” me to my bed, symbolized in my dream by the unfamiliar bed of the efficiency apartment. (Note that I sit on the foot of the bed, right side, just as I do with my real bed in waking life.) The helicopter rotor system symbolizes kinocilia in the same way as a tornado in the dream state. (However, at a spiritual level, for those who follow the path, it also represents the Merkaba as a tornado also does.)
      • Waking symbolism is typically oriented to the right, which is the location of the cassette player as perceived from the bed.

      Updated 01-24-2018 at 06:16 AM by 1390

    2. A game conjuring a spell

      by , 06-16-2014 at 12:36 PM (4th DJ-Attempt)
      Nap after work:

      .../I'm with my little kid in front of a crossroad where an old woman who's dressed in tattered clothes, sits still. The place is surrounded by rocks, it looks like the entrance to a cavern without roof. I cannot see the sky from here. It's not possible to go through unless the creepy lady stands up. Then, I realize she's a witch and the purpose of the game is that my daughter has to talk to her asking for permission to go through. I ask my kid to speak to her. My girl hardly builds a sentence and asks the creepy woman to please let her pass. The woman reacts and stands up with very tedious movements. My kid notices something is left where the woman sat. It's a toy which reminds me a little Garfield's figure I had long ago. This one, looks like the combination of a serpent and that cartoon character. We get in, then a voice says something about the worse demon from hell. I see a disgusting creature getting downstairs pulled with a chain by a masked man. It's hard to describe, it looks like the combination of a serpent with human arms and legs, and some other bugs. Its head looks like the head of a tapeworm. The voice describes the creature. I think apparently they are trying to build the most terrifying monster from hell. It talks about some glands, when I see some glandular bags fall from its neck. They drop a fluid and the voice says it's some sort of poison. It's more disgusting than terrifying to me. Then there's a sort of religious preacher who asks me to think about the most lovely moment I lived. I have to build an image about it. I don't remember what I thought but he says the image must appear in front of my eyes in order to create the proper spell. I don't remember what I recalled but he says it's good because of the heart beats where pretty intense. Then he asks me to think about the worse moment I lived with my wife and I have to remember all the hate a felt. I remember a discussion we never had and think it's good for the occasion. Then he says the purpose of this spell is to conjure both feelings and turn them into one or something like that. Then I'm standing on a known dreamscape from my grandparents town. It's close to the cemetery. I remember I had a situation where I felt a more intense feeling, when I was editing some videos. But now he asks me to remember a table I had when I left the city of my university. He says this table did love me and is waiting when I come back. He has a table in his hand and unfolds it. I think it would be nice to have my table back because of the drawings I made on it, although perhaps my cousin has already sold it. Then I'm walking to the cemetery when I see a couple of buddies having a beer in a corner at the bottom of some stairs. I notice I have a Coke in my right hand, and it's cap is in my left pocket. I put it back and walk to my pals. Now I have a cassette in my hand. I see it's a Heavy Metal band from the 80's, and I want to show it to one of them. He says something about he likes "Vibrato". I remember I had this tape before and there's a song with that name. I look for it but I cannot find it anywhere. I see the box has sort of magnifying glass attached to it, and I can clearly read the titles of the songs with it. I just have to move the box a little to surf on the titles. Then I find the song "Vibrato" under the live show section. I'm wondering when the magnifying glass will be broken when I start hearing a chorus in Spanish which stands for "Where is the lord of the Holy Hell?"/...

      * Woke up by some people making noises with a trumpet or some...

      .../There was something about my older daughter having a bad or shower on the bed and it was a little bit complicated/...

      Updated 06-16-2014 at 12:47 PM by 18736

      non-lucid , memorable , dream fragment , side notes
    3. Tangled Yellow Tape

      by , 10-23-2013 at 07:21 AM
      Morning of October 23, 2013. Wednesday.

      In a dream that seems somewhat age-angst-relevant (concerned about getting older I suppose, not “old”, just older), I am back in school, but it is not any school I ever went to and my classmates are all unfamiliar. There are about seven or eight students (at least three females and a few males) and my mother (who died years ago) is also there. It almost seems to be a music studio in my home in Cubitis as well as my mother’s last room in Wisconsin at a sister’s house before moving into the Manor. A taller dark-haired female (completely unfamiliar in all ways) who seems to be someone important to me talks with me. Later, just as the school day is an hour from ending, I start to get annoyed for some reason, wondering what I am doing there. My mother asks a different taller dark-haired girl (who has her back to me and looking at a computer, as are most of the others - with about five or six computers in the room, which I never saw growing up in reality) about something in a way that seems to imply she is trying to be a “matchmaker” somehow and mistaking her for the other girl - asking her something about an e-mail address or something, I think. I am rather annoyed and shaking my head and trying to get her attention away from her and make subtle hints about it being the other girl (which really makes no sense at all from my perspective) without anyone knowing the person has (or could have) a connection to me.

      I get more and more annoyed, the most annoyed being from a cassette tape that I had recorded a lot of music on and it (the tape itself) turns into tangled yellow felt inside the cassette case (which makes no sense - I have had brand new “dud” tapes in real life but not like this - I also have had tapes get “eaten” in real life years ago, but it has not been a concern for about fifteen years or so - and why would I try to record on felt anyway - I have worked with felt and wonder why people ever bother to use it - it is extremely fragile and very short-lasting). I get the feeling, that, even though it seems I have two or three years of school left that I am “never going back” (which I say in my dream) and am “done with it all” as well as the seeming two weeks for the particular “class” I am in at the time. It seems rather final and even positive in some ways (but considering it also seems to be at my own house, it makes no sense). After a time, as I am waking, I realize I am not a young teenager, but am fairly “old” and feel quite strange as if I had moved briskly through time. Not really a regret, just wondering what had happened.

      “Red tape” is the idiom that refers to excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules considered redundant or bureaucratic though there may be a subtle association with the “yellow tape” - possibly also a subtle relevance to “yellow pages” and communication. Felt may relate to feeling as in human feeling or feeling healing (though again, I see it as fragile and very short-lasting).
    4. 2nd May 2013 Cassette player, Dreamviews chat, Short lucid

      by , 05-02-2013 at 10:31 AM (Scionox's Journal of Dreams)
      Dream recall from today's naps.

      Dream 1(fragments):

      I was in some kind of old bunker, i was with team and we were chasing some dude. He was activating traps on our way, but we were still following him. There was some talk about bunker's self destruction sequence.
      Later on i was at home, and i was trying to play something on a... cassette player. I got it working and there was some music, but then i accidentally switched it to self destruction sequence track( ). I was trying to stop it, almost broke it, and managed to stop it in the end.

      Dream 2(fragment):

      I was at home and there was stuff happening, then i was watching some movie or series about a dog. Later i was chatting on the dreamviews chat and after that i decided to do a WILD nap, but was not sleepy enough so ended up lying for a while. I got up and for some reason i so wanted to get back into chat that i forgot to take off headphones. I got into chat, but i could not type anything properly, like if i was really drunk or something, and then my messages started appearing from two usernames at same time, one being just "R", other can't recall fully but it started with W. Also chat was using bright red font on black background. I am like 'Wait a second' and i take off headphones, i can still hear binaural beats so i am dreaming. I start walking towards the balcony but dream suddenly destabilizes, i rub hands but it does not works well. I can move but view zooms around instead of myself moving most of time, and when zoomed in it looks like jpeg file zoomed in. I manage to get to the wall and i decide to punch through it. My fist goes in slow motion, but once it hits, wall cracks in half. Then i feel like somebody tries to wake me up and hear dad's voice.
      I woke up and dad apparently indeed woke me up for some reason, i shouted that didn't i said before to not distract me at those times. There's a second of silence and then bam, instantly, without much fading, i wake up properly.
    5. 05/12/11 Several Days of Dreams

      by , 05-13-2011 at 03:13 AM (New Dream Adventures of Raven Knight)
      Note: These dreams have actually happened over the past few days, but I have been too busy to journal them over that time. A couple of them, I'm not sure which night they happened on, and it isn't really that important, so I am just journaling them all together.

      Train of Consequences
      I am outside in the desert near my home, taking a walk. It is surprisingly nice out considering it is approaching summer in the desert, a gentle breeze feels good on my face. I walk down my street to where there is a train track crossing it. It's like it used to be, now there is an overpass for cars to drive over the tracks, but before there was a railroad crossing. I don't notice the fact it is once again a railroad crossing. I wait there and watch a train approaching. I have the definite feeling that train should not get past, there is someone on it who is evil. I remember hearing someone say a penny on a railroad track would make it go off the rails. I put a penny on the tracks, the train barrels over the penny and flattens it. Wow, that was a dumb idea. I get in a car that just happens to be parked there, and the keys are in it, and I drive after the train. I use the frontage road and pass the train, then I drive right off of the next overpass and land on the train. There is a train passing on my left going the other direction. I go to a bright red passenger car, where I throw a grenade of some kind down into it. There is a blast, and a blazing inferno fills the train car but doesn't go any farther.

      Stealing With Class
      I am in a class, I feel it is one of the pointless general education classes at ITT Tech. There are lots of people sitting at the tables, several rows of tables. There is an empty table at the front of the room, and I sit down there. I am waiting for Tigress to come join me, she comes into the class shortly after me. She sits down in the back of the class and starts talking to someone else back there. My paranoia takes over, I am now thinking she must be mad at me about something. That leads to me wondering what I might have done, which leads to me being annoyed because I haven't done anything to make her mad… so why is she avoiding me? She motions to me to come back and sit with her, which dispels all of my paranoid thoughts and now I just feel rather dumb. I pick up my stuff and go to the back table, where I sit beside Tigress. She says she doesn't want to sit in front, we can't sneak a game of paper and pencil Dungeons and Dragons in if we are that close to the instructor. I need a notebook to play D&D, and also to take notes in. I will put notes on the first page and then flip to the notes page if the teacher comes by. I can't find my notebook. I see an abandoned backpack, there is a stack of notebooks there. No one will notice if one is missing… so I take one. I page through it to make sure there aren't any important notes in it, I don't want to steal important information. There is no writing in the notebook, but there is money in a folder in the back. Awesome! I steal paper and I get money!

      Parking Lot Chase
      I am in a parking lot outside of a mall, I am just leaving the mall and Tigress is there with me. We had been looking around in the mall for a while, but we are done with that and Tigress is going somewhere else to meet with someone else. We are chatting and I find out that she is going to see a movie. I comment to Tigress that she is going to see a movie I also want to see. She makes a comment that really doesn't pertain to what I said, she seems to have ignored what I said. We reach her car, and she gets in and is preparing to leave. I start to tell her I would like to go with her to see the movie, but she starts the car engine in the middle of my sentence. It almost seems like she started the engine deliberately to not hear me ask if I could come along. She says she has to go and says goodbye before driving down the aisle in the parking lot. I am talking louder now, telling her I'd really like to go along, there is no way she could not be hearing me. I chase after the car, calling wait, STOP IGNORING ME!

      Non-lucid Healing
      I am in my bedroom in my own house, I am completely non-lucid, MoSh is in the room with me. We are not doing anything very interesting, we are just chatting about random things. The topic changes onto MoSh having been depressed lately, he thinks he might just have some negative energy, so I tell him I will be glad to heal that for him. I tell him I just need to focus my energy and I can cleanse that negative energy right out of him. I am looking around my room, just glancing at the shelves and such, when I hear a strange voice. I look over at MoSh and ask if he just said something. He says no, he didn't. His shadow is talking to me! The shadow says there is nothing I can do to purge the dark energy from MoSh, so I might as well give up now. I know I can do it if I can just find a specific song, one I remember putting on a cassette tape I compiled myself with songs I find useful in the dream state. I can't find it. MoSh's shadow is mocking me. I open a drawer and pull stuff out, digging through a lot of junk. I find the tape… I keep digging for the walkman. I find the walkman! But where on the tape is the song? I think I remember… it's on side two, it's the third song. I put the tape in the walkman and search through it, forcing myself to ignore the mocking shadow. I find the song and use it to send healing energy through MoSh. Whew, I did that just in time, his shadow is completely normal now and it is no longer talking.

      Dream of the Stars
      I am in a forest, I am looking around to see where I am going. I have no memory of how I got to be there, I also have no idea how to get back. I think this is really strange, so I do a RC… and I find out that I'm dreaming. Well, I'm at least somewhat lucid… I am trying to think of what tasks I have to do, what are my goals? The only thing that comes into mind is the goal to kiss at least three movie stars… well, that's something I guess. I look around the forest, and it seems to be a perfect area to find Viggo Mortensen playing Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. I search for Aragorn, and I soon find him.

      He is looking around, has his sword ready, he seems to be stalking something. It turns out he's stalking a couple of orcs. He kills an orc in front of him, and I nail one trying to sneak up behind him. Aragorn thanks me for my help, but I don't take that as sufficient thanks. I put my arms around Aragorn and kiss him right on the lips, at first he is quite shocked, but he ends up responding. I hear someone speaking in surprise, asking Aragorn who his new friend is. I look and see a couple other people, one of them is Legolas. Orlando Bloom!

      He's my second one… I leave Aragorn and go throw my arms around a surprised Legolas and kiss him right on the lips. He is too surprised to reciprocate, he pushes me away and asks if I am completely mad. I say yes, I am. I need one more… but who? Jack Sparrow would be good… Johnny Depp. My subconscious responds again, Captain Jack Sparrow comes running through the trees. He says there are some really ugly guys chasing after him… it turns out they are orcs. We quickly dispatch the orcs. Jack is really confused as to what is going on. That doesn't seem to matter to him when I kiss him on the lips, though. After I am done with the kiss, he pulls me in for another kiss. He says the only thing to make this better would be some rum.
    6. Obsolete Cassettes, CDs Soon Becoming Scarce

      by , 05-21-1997 at 11:21 AM
      Morning of May 21, 1997. Wednesday.

      There is an unknown music store I go into that does not sell cassette tapes anymore. Cassettes seem to be obsolete, perhaps even for recording. They seem so much out of use that it is possible I am in a futuristic setting.

      At one point, I go over an underground bridge that is a part of the music store. The owner is an unfamiliar black male. There are a lot of different kinds of music.

      One unknown male has found his first CD, it seems. It is one that he had apparently not found or seen anywhere else. Certain other people seem to think the CDs are also to become obsolete. I wander around but do not purchase anything.

      Updated 12-06-2016 at 04:03 PM by 1390