7 years ago
Dream work notes November 2014

Afternoon of November 18, 2014. Tuesday.

General information on what I have learned in my study of 40,000 plus of my own dreams since very early childhood follows here. As most people know, I despise "dream dictionaries" and "interpreters" for the most part, and consider them a virtual criminal act against experiential individual dream work. I have only ever offered insights when I have had similar dreams, but even then, it is unlikely people would accept the obvious. For some reason, people have to put symbolic meaning into everything in a dream. Dreams or at least dream events are often metaphors for the sleep and dreaming process itself, not necessarily related to a life issue, symbol, or "message", and I have always found it baffling how people do not notice it right away. What I understand as common knowledge (for me) is almost completely non-existent to the public and "pop culture" approach to faux dream "interpretation".

The most common forces behind dreaming (other than a dream "displaying" the process of sleeping and waking itself with metaphors, lucid dreaming, dreams "scripted" by environmental ambiance or a lucid venture, a physical need such as needing to go to the bathroom, and more mundane scenario "practice" dreams) is remote viewing mixed with postcognition and precognition. I know this beyond any iota of doubt, and yet mainstream society either does not believe in such truths at all (selective amnesia or "cop-out" mentality) or believes in it "too much"; that is, does not understand that dream precognition (at least in the modern age), first and foremost, is often very trivial and impersonal. For example, I have often dreamed of visually precise (thus discounting coincidence) scenes of movies and comic books before seeing them, even new television commercials (in some cases a television series many years before it was released). What purpose could this possibly serve other than to give me more proof of that aspect of dreaming? However, such events are often relative to the most unusual or most unlikely thing I have not yet seen for that day or week. In other words, this is even more validation it is a real process, perhaps as a vestigial survival mechanism, or maybe more like naturally augmented instinct if one does not accept organic evolution.

As stated often before, people try to "pigeonhole" dreams into one type or "thing" when it is futile and ludicrous to do so, thus we have such nonsense as "dream dictionaries" and "interpreters" (which astoundingly people consult or even believe over their own inner knowledge). Dreams are of a variety of types and occur in a variety of mental realms, both internal and collective, both consensus, and totally free of control by human authority. Knowledge only comes with experience, not reading the endless tomes on dreams that have little feasibility or truth in the present for the individual.

Another thing people do not "get" is the nature of dreams in proportion to life. One's life needs to be in order and security and harmony established before dreams are more meaningful to one's life path. A person who solely seeks "escape" in dreams will not get very far. Dreams should primarily complement real life, not the other way around. In some cases, dreams may provide answers, even direct (non-symbolic) answers, but in other cases, the stresses of real life or beliefs of the individual may prevent this or reverse the intent if a person does not like himself or his present life. I have found that precognition and remote viewing is most often spontaneous, and not a focused "ability" at all (which is why I do not believe in so-called professional "psychics"). This is not a bad thing for me. After all, it is comparable to digestion. Who in the world would spend time in focusing mentally to digest their food? What if it was a natural requirement to concentrate to keep your heart beating? This sort of logic seems lost on many people.

So far, online, I have mostly documented the following dream types in my (thus far) 1,575 entries (tumblr) but often do not go into extensive detail (as it "overloads" most casual readers as it is - thus I often do not include interpretations or more of what I know about the dream including the type, but little by little, I do often add enhancements for more information). It is unlikely I will reach my already established work of well over 40,000, but that is probably moot...(many are recurring or with same or similar themes and I rarely share scripted or more lucid dreams of a sensual nature).

There are of course lucid dreams of different types even though, again and typical of society, people have to "pigeonhole" lucid dreams as one "thing" or experience. Many lucid dreams seem to be internal, some set in the subconscious "realm", whereby there seem to be "guardians" or telepathic links with other dreamers in other types.

What I have found interesting is how some people seem to lucidly dream the "opposite" of what I do; that is, their sexual or sensual dreams are LESS intense than real life where mine are MORE intense (and more "layered" in feelings and intriguingly diverse potential) which follows my many experiences with dreams augmenting various types of perspectives (due to more of the mind being "turned off", thus augmenting the in-dream focus). Not only that, depth perception is enhanced greatly, even in conscious photo projection. People that claim they become lucid and "automatically" wake up are beyond my ability to comprehend. I have rarely experienced this - it is usually the opposite (for example, when I become more lucid, the dream usually lasts much longer than a typical non-lucid dream).

As stated before, there are dream events that are not symbolic other than being metaphors for the dreaming process itself. I am actually amazed that this is not common public knowledge, and yet I have never read about it anywhere - it became so obvious to me during my enhanced experiments in the 1980s that I cannot understand why it has hardly ever been addressed to my knowledge. The most obvious example of this is things disappearing in the dream's environment (meaning the dream is losing cohesion), going up in an elevator (rising in consciousness), breaking glass (dream losing cohesion), water lowering (less subconscious energies in rising consciousness), an object falling (the dream "breaking"), something changing color (going from sleep to wakefulness), crawling through a window or going through a door (changing in-dream awareness or lucidity), flying or hovering or swimming (the dreaming process itself), mowing a lawn (lessening the dream's influence on the sleeping mind), falling (waking up or sometimes entering a more intensely lucid dream which usually includes rolling prior to the falling), mist or fog (the dream itself), going up stairs or being in a tower (rising in consciousness or wakefulness), going down steps (going deeper into the dream or subconscious), and hundreds of others. The problem people have in accepting this is the refusal to not see everything as a "message" or in being symbolic to real life. It is very unfornutae as is most of what is wrongly assumed about dream work and dreaming, which is still the "norm" in today's world.

Dreams are often literal, especially in "practice" scenarios, which are most often seen in recurring dreams or a series of similar dreams in one night that "reset" and repeat. Some recurring dreams are metaphors for changing beliefs or exploring ideas, yet many are literal "what-ifs". This dream type is completely different than other dream types, obviously, and seems to occur in a different "place" in the mind.

Cellular dreams (that usually occur with layered metallic phrases) are fairly rare unless one is ill a lot. There actually does seem to be some sort of internal communication (albeit "primitive") with one's own cells, organs, or tissues. I have learned how to stop toothaches (and other bodily events relating to pain or discomfort, including "dissolving" my own tumor once) without medication (using a certain type of audio), but was once startled by a very loud internal (hypnopompic) audio event during the pain vanishing in one instance years ago, which was "rocky" (barely bordering on human-like), very dominant, and layered, vibrating through my body. I believe this was related to a different part of the mind than dreams typically use.

Hybrid dream types are fairly common (which seem to occur from different functions of the mind subliminally connecting during sleep). For example, even though lucid precognitive dreams where you change the dream's outcome (thus changing the precognitive element) seem impossible or unlikely, I have still experienced that type a few times in my life, which begs the question, "which came first" - life itself or the dream manifestation of it. At any rate, it seems a continuous cycle of foreshadowing vs. self-fulfilling prophecy.

Perhaps one of the most unusual ways I am "different" is how I find sleep paralysis almost always blissful while others apparently find it terrifying at times. Also, my hypnagogic vision has always been intense and vivid (and even used as "portals" to enter the lucid dreaming state), yet some seem to be uncomfortable with lesser and typical hypnagogic visions of faces or hands, which completely baffles me. If you know what it is (usually solely a nonthreatening mental experience), how could it be disturbing? Even more bizarrely, some people attribute natural vivid hypnagogic vision with some sort of "disorder" - which is about as crazy as claiming that there is something wrong with you if your stomach correctly digests food.

There is even more than one type of false awakening - this in itself not having any significant meaning and usually relating to "practicing" a task prior to waking. False awakenings when one is doing dream work, often relate to writing the previous dream out (or even dictating it to someone or telling someone about it) only to "wake" again.

Some dreams are based on a physical need and have no other meaning. For example, needing to go to the bathroom, or sleeping in an uncomfortable position (such as when an arm is going numb or already numb). However, physical pain in a dream does not always relate to where it actually is in the body, if it is there at all (contrary to what some "interpreters" claim).

Other dreams are "scripted" by environmental sounds (or even upcoming unexpected sounds which add precognition even to this dream type). Obviously, if you fall asleep with the television on, words and phrases will sometimes "script" your dream and as such will likely have no "message" or symbolism whatsoever, unless certain things are processed into something quite different than what the audio implies.

Dream work should probably be the dominant force behind individual life - because that and conscious perspective is what makes a person who he or she is, though on a somewhat transient day to day basis. Instead, we have collective faux systems of "interpretation", hostile excommunicating religions, pathetic caste systems, passive mass entertainment, scam artists who use dreams as an unfeasible perpetual system, and on and on. That does not mean the individual needs to tolerate the influence from any of that in his own life's purpose.

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