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I find myself in a canoe with my little sister way out on a undulating polygonal hyperreal sea, the
scenery is opaque and jewel like with a glassy inner light.
As the kayak bobs way up and then deep down I see a tiny desert island not far off in the distance,
I endeavor to paddle over towards it in order to make a landing. As I row I see that the bay area
is awash with lots of inorganic orange crystal crabs, I feel quite unafraid and unthreatened as
their angular shells clatter and jostle against the side of the boat like some kind of alien pack
ice as I make my way up onto the beach.
I am made aware that the seemingly artificial or computer generated island is occupied by a giant
King Kong gorilla and his young son and it is my task to capture these two cartoonish beasts.
I have a lasso with which to carry out this task but first I have to practice throwing it as it is
not an easy thing to master, it takes me a while to understand how the lasso works but once I do
learn how to use the lasso I feel filled with a wonderful feeling.
I set out and manage to first capture the adult gorilla by lassoing the immense beast around his
upper arms and body, the task is surprisingly easy and once captured the King Kong submits to my
The smaller chimp like Kong is more fidgety and laughs and mocks me from a distance but I soon
manage to swoop my lasso down onto him and sweep him up towards me and place him also under my
Thoughts: This dream seems to have some links to the bullfighting dream from a night or two ago in fact it’s made me see that dream in a slightly different light, both dreams seem to be a little about trying to tame or control animal instincts.
Dream 1: Snap-on, slide off – (Some background information, I’m currently at home on holiday). Daytime and I have gone into work to help out as I heard my manager and colleagues were struggling, I feel very good in myself particularly as I feel needed, full of confidence and positively assertive. After helping get the situation back under control I get up to leave and go back home but before doing so I hold up my left hand and indicate with my fingers that I’ll be back in 5 days whilst pointing to the telephone as if to suggest I can be contacted if need be. Outside I come upon an unfamiliar scene on a large porch outside a large green wooden Victorian house, I note that there is a rich green privet hedge or bush just outside of the house which has a mallard nestled on top of it. I see a familiar lady near the porch sunbathing on a sun lounger, the lady gets up and takes me off down the grassy hill in front of the property as she wants to show me something. I’m taken to an open outdoor area where I can see a factory used to stand but now all that remains are the concrete foundations and floor and some old abandoned machinery. The lady shows me an old Victorian cast iron furnace something like the engine barrel of a steam locomotive, the furnace appears to have been used to smelt metals, the lady proceeds to give me a little background to its use and history. I’m then shown some tall red cabinets that contain the kinds of tools a car mechanic would use, I recognise that the tools are manufactured by the company ‘Snap-on’. The lady then walks on ahead of me and out of the factory into a pleasant wilderness area. Suddenly the tall red tool cabinets begin to dangerously roll on their small wheels and slide down towards her so I quickly run after them and manage to stop them before they have a chance of bumping into her and causing her any harm.
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Daytime and I find myself stood near a small wooden jetty at the side of a fast flowing river. I am accompanied by a large group of detectives and police officers and I appear to be one of them or at least on their side, we are all standing by as if waiting for a fugitive to return to this place in order to hand himself over to the authorities.
After a while of waiting we see a man pulling a canoe back upstream and making his way up onto the river bank, apparently the man had previously set off down stream with the intention of faking an accident and staging his own death. But it would appear that the man has had second thoughts about fleeing and has chosen to return back to his family in search of redemption.
I watch as the detectives stare at the man with very suspicious scowls and glaring looks of disapproval, I can sense that they are trying to ascertain his real motives for coming back and if he is being sincere and honest. I sense that the detectives are uncertain as to whether or not they should move in and apprehend the man or to leave him be and let him try to redeem himself.
Thoughts: In part this dream may have been influenced by a news story I glimpsed
yesterday but I often think that the subconscious uses such details as inspiration for
it’s own dream stories, some of the details and themes in this dream do feel relevant to
me at a personal level and both the river and the act of travelling upstream is something
that has popped up recently on a couple of occasions.
Dream 2: Heavenly hands – (The final dream I could recall before waking and an early
morning dream where my aural senses seemed incredibly heightened). Daytime and I find
myself walking alone along Parisian streets, as I walk I look down to my right from an
embankment and onto a slow moving river. I suddenly come under the influence of the most
beautiful heavenly music, it is extremely feint but utterly enticing, I feel that I must
follow it and seek it out its source. I walk and walk following the hypnotic harmony as
it grows more audible and eventually arrive at the centre of Paris which is completely
still, silent, peaceful and serene just as if it were static and frozen in time. I
continue to search out the music and follow the lilting melody up some grand steps, past
some enormous columns and into an sprawling neoclassical opera house. I find myself
walking through a stunningly beautiful and immensely high ceilinged interior, the theatre
just like outside is completely empty and I am alone save for the hauntingly nostalgic
and alluring music echoing and calling out to me through the corridors. I keep walking
through the reverberating passageways until I final step through an entranceway into to
the inner sanctum of the symphony hall proper where I am met by the full force of the
stunning music like a strong breeze on a hot summers day. I glance up to the stage where
way off in the distance I see the source of the angelic music in the form of a lady sat
alone playing at a grand piano, I sidle my way along through the empty chairs in order to
take the best seat in the house with a central view upon the stage. The music is beyond
description in its heavenliness even from within the dream I want to try and hold onto it
and remember it when I waken but I know that this is futile as the song is so complex and
multilayered like flowing water, it is just as if there is an entire orchestra and choral
choir ensconced inside the piano that is being guided by the pianist. The music
eventually rises to a tremendous crescendo and is then suddenly cut when one chord is
struck which rings out perpetually through the silence of the music hall (the chord
ringing out was very reminiscent to how the Beatles song ‘A Day in the Life’ ends). I
feel so moved and shaken by the musical performance that I hurriedly weave my way through
the rows of chairs and make my way up onto the stage as the final chord continues to ring
out, I fall to my knees in front of the glowing and masterly pianist and finally overcome
with emotions burst into a flood of joyous tears. I take the pianists hands in my own and
kiss them gently many times. I feel and seem to instinctively know that I have until the
ringing chord ends to hold the heavenly hands, so I make the very most of the precious
moment and cherish it whilst I can.
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I find myself travelling up a wide dreamy river alone in a canoe river I’m in a very pleasant emerald
green landscape also very dreamy and full of tall weeping willows and lots of other vegetation, the
greens of this Eden like dreamscape are incredibly vivid and startling the setting seems to me to be the
dream equivalent of the nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.
The river is wide and doesn’t seem too deep the water isn’t wild either but remains quite flat but it does
seem to be moving quite quick and with a strong current. I am rowing upstream against this current
and surprisingly I’m actually making progress quite well, this would seem to be down to the fact that
my canoe is shaped like a spear and it cuts through the water with incredible ease.
I continue rowing upstream for what feels like quite a long time as I make progress I note that the river
becomes more and more shallow until the water eventually becomes nothing more than a very low
stream which eventually peters out all together. I have rowed my canoe up into an extremely green
grassy meadow the way in which I made the transition from the water onto the beautiful area was
I step out of the canoe in order to have a look around the green Eden but no sooner have I stepped out
from my spear shaped boat than I’m greeted by a flurry of various vague objects which are being
thrown at me. I look up ahead and see a strange little dwarfish figure dressed in a long black leather
trench coat and an all encompassing white crash helmet or space helmet, this bizarre character looks
I gather that I’m not welcome hence the objects that the dwarf is throwing at me, the objects (strange
and difficult to describe what they were, sort of like large clumps of raw cotton the kind found on the
cotton plant). The objects obviously don’t cause me any bother and merely bounce off me onto the
floor I sense that the little alien dwarf is a little nervous that his cotton attack hasn’t yet deterred me
from venturing forth up into the meadow.
In another dream from this evening I am breaking into a large very posh and exclusive shopping mall
which also just happens to be my place of work. I’m accompanied by a woman who is helping me on
this late night mission to recover some shopping that I left in the mall earlier on the day. We both
manage to recover my bags but just as we are about to sneak back out of the huge building my boss
who appears to be the night watchman for the building comes out from his small office and looks at us
both with an incredulous look of disbelief on his face, he seems to be surprised by the cheek that I and
the woman possess in order to break in like we have done, at first I feel slightly afraid but this soon
passes and I brush off my manager and my dream friend and I head off an continue on our way in
order to make our way out of the mall.
Another dream from this night had me rushing around trying to get my wife to an airport in order for
her to catch a flight, the journey is quite stressful but it seems to be more so for my wife as she is the
one needing to get to the airport, for me I feel quite comfortable as I can only do my best to help
although there is urgency to get to the airport my wife asks to stop at various points on the way so that
she can pop in to have a look around some shops on the way.
A vague dream about living with a man and woman who seem to live a very laid back life as a pair of
swingers, I seem to get drawn into their life and world (this dream had more detail I feel although I
didn’t make good enough notes).
One of my black void dreams, I feel as if I am in outer space things seem to be on an absolutely vast
unimaginable scale I can see some kind of stellar structure in front of me that looks like a clump or
cluster of stars something like a galaxy with the shape of a kidney, this mass of milky stars inflates
rapidly expanding outwards at great speed.