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I’m using a very large hand held magnifying glass to study a patchy white and light ginger colored cat which is sat upright facing me. As I study the feline intently through the lens a small part of me briefly and vaguely notices that the cat’s fur has started to smolder and the skin of its body starts to cook and blister.
At first I don’t notice that the cat is starting to ignite as I’m so engrossed in studying the cat as a ‘thing in itself’. I suddenly snap out of my intense focus and see that the cat is distressed, sweating and its hair is all spiky as if it had received an electric shock.
The poor creature looks quite frazzled I pause momentarily and wonder why the cat is almost on fire, it’s almost as if the magnifying glass is focusing sunlight into an intense beam much like how the Cub Scouts use them to light fires.
It wasn’t my intention at all to hurt the cat and I’m puzzled as to where the sunlight is coming from. Is it coming from over my shoulder perhaps, or is it my head or eyes which like the sun are acting as the powerful light source?
Thoughts: I feel pretty sure that the message of this dream is trying to get at how I’ve been thinking a
lot (too much according to the dream) about the psychological aspect called the anima, particularly the
instinctual side as indicated by the focus of attention on a symbolically feminine animal rather than a
human, as a side note the cat was male. There is perhaps even something going on here similar to
what I have read about in science where the outcome of experiments can change according to the how
they observed, in this case too much intense viewing of the subject actually seems to destroy it. I was
also aware of how I was at first looking at the cat as an inanimate object, specimen or mineral but as I
realized that I was burning the poor creature I seemed to become aware of its living nature. The fact
that my head seemed to be the sun might suggest that I am already enlightened to a certain degree
concerning the subject matter and any further study will be counterproductive. I didn’t mean that last
part about being enlightened to sound conceited or big headed but it was just a hunch based on how the
dream felt to me. I also had another dream last night besides the below ones about being on a train but
the full details of this dream escape me now, although I do know that I seemed to be in a bit of a hurry
at some point, found myself at a station and was also aboard a train near the end of the dream too.
Dream 1: The hunters on the hill – I’m driving a car up a steep hill in the countryside, I have to drive
quite slowly as there seems to be a lot of activity taking place in the centre of the road. Some urchin
like kids casually stroll across the road in front of me forcing me to come to a virtual halt, from over
the brow of the hill I see a large group of people on horseback coming down the hill in my direction.
The horse riders look like they are fox hunters out on a chase although they aren’t wearing traditional
dress, but their large pack of dogs gives them away. One of the dogs comes over to my car and starts
trying to lick my face, just then one of the riders blows into a bugle as if to get the hunt back underway.
For some reason I feel quite resentful of the hunting party, in part for what they are doing but also for
blocking the road and for creating a commotion.
Dream 2: Where pets end up when they’re lost – I’ve been running up a hill in the countryside as if
evading something, not a living thing but something like a thought or a concept. At the top of the hill is
a farmers field beyond which is a forest. I want to head over the field in the direction of the wood so I
start to run across the field and immediately notice some details which stand out. I am barefoot, the
earth of the ploughed furrows is very spongy in fact unpleasantly so, cabbages that were growing in the
field have gone over and started to rot as they weren’t harvested, the field is scattered with disgusting
white grubs and maggots (which I try to leap and hop over). As I bound across the field I’m also made
aware that this field high up on the hill is also the place where pets who have runaway from home or
who have gotten lost find themselves or end up, the place seems a bit like a kind of strange limbo.
Dream 3: Moving to America – My wife has been offered a new job it’s a big promotion into a new high
position, the new role will necessitate a move to America. On the surface the news is positive and
upbeat but when we fly over America in a passenger jet and I look out of the airplane window down on
the vast sprawling city which will be our new home I become full of terrible anxiety. I think to myself
worried and in a panic “I can’t do this” the city is far too big and overwhelming.
Dream 4: Mum’s petrol pump – I’m driving along an unfamiliar road where I see a gas station up ahead
on my right, I can just see that my Mum is here serving fuel at the pumps so I pull in to go and see
her. My Mum tops up my car and we have a very pleasant chat, she seems very motherly and caring
but also independent and not at all clingy. I really enjoy the brief visit to chat with my Mum and to
receive the fuel it leaves me with a very positive happy feeling.
Dream 5: Night time in the city – It’s night time and I find myself driving an old American style car
around some unfamiliar American streets, it looks like it has just been raining as the bright city light are
reflecting back up from the road. I feel lost and confused amongst the huge skyscrapers, I note that I
see lots of bus stops on my journey. When I realize I don’t know where I’m heading I do a u-turn in the
wide street and go back the way came, I do this a number of times as I’m quite lost and don’t really
know which way to go.
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It is daytime and I find myself walking around a large sprawling period municipal building, the large interconnected rooms with high ceilings have all been emptied in order to provide the space for something of antique or collectors fair which is taking place here.
The fair and stalls consist of two sections the first of which is given over to World War II memorabilia. I walk amongst the various stands looking at the objects laid out on the vendors tables, the room is quite busy but quiet with other people browsing around.
I have the strong urge to find a stall which is selling old war medals I know the stall is here somewhere but I just can’t find it. I seem to give up eventually but come across another stall with some interesting objects laid out upon it, I walk over for a closer inspection.
I pick up a small lozenge shaped jewelers eye glass it’s the kind that swivels out from its protective case, interestingly this object has a small pair of wire snips attached to it something like a Swiss army knife, the vibe given off by these snips is one associated with a antique WWII military engineer particularly an electrician.
The small object is very pleasant to hold in the hand sort of chunky and weighty, I decide I’d love to buy it but when I see the price tag displaying its value of $428 I feel disappointed knowing that its out of my reach, I walk away feeling a little saddened.
I walk away from the section selling the World War II regalia and into a slightly smaller salon which is very quiet and empty, I see one long unattended table heavily laden with spiritual books and pamphlets. I go over to the table to investigate the brochures further.
The table belongs to some kind of religious cult which is disseminating its literature from this stall. The brochures look like the old brightly colored horror and Sci-fi comics from the 1950’s, each of the brochures is emblazoned with the name of the cults leader or god called ‘Voltan’ and each has an unmemorable subtitle such as “Voltan says....”.
The brochures and table in general starts to give me the fear this seems like extreme stuff almost madness. I go to walk away but realize that I am completely naked, I feel totally exposed and ashamed so I grab a stack of ‘Voltan’ calendars from the table to hide my privates with and then shuffle out into a corridor where I make a quick exit from the building.
Outside the quiet streets are still infused with the feeling of the previous drama in fact there is a definite link and connection here. I see some large military buildings here which date from the Second World War, they are kind of like barracks and buildings for storing supplies, munitions and hardware the building also seems to be a fire station too the word ‘compound’ seems correct to describe the structure.
A disembodied dream narrator suddenly fills me in explaining that the Italians (in my dream universe) became Allies in the war and for doing this they were rewarded with the military compound I see in front of me. (This almost certainly relates to my own personal symbolism of Italy and what it represents for myself in some way).
I continue walking along the street when I see a long procession of military vehicles driving past me, I see tanks and lots of trucks too but no soldiers marching.
Along the street I pop into a small corner shop which is like a labyrinth inside and something of a pharmacy too, I go over to the counter where I buy a few slices of ham which is handed to me between two sheets of grease proof paper. I wrap this up put it inside my jacket and carry on out of the shop along the street.
The street eventually leads me back to the large municipal building where the military/spiritual fair was taking place only now the building starts to look a lot more like my secondary school, I walk the corridors and eventually come to the front of the building where the reception area is.
To my right I see a line of two checkouts with conveyor belts just like at the supermarket, one of the women comes over to me and stands right in front of me. I recognize her immediately as a girl I had my first crush on at high school and who was something of a childhood sweetheart.
The woman’s face is stunningly vivid and I’m also very lucid looking through the familiar watery eyes that always seems to accompany this heightened state. She is my age now and has a pretty beautiful face so familiar (which is amazing as I haven’t seen her for 20 years in reality). The emotions are very high and the atmosphere intense and real.
The childhood friend is here to help or provide guidance she offers me two options I can either leave the school via the exit just in front of us which she turns to indicate with her hand or I can turn and go back into the deep labyrinth like corridors of the school the way I have just come from.
Although leaving via the exit to go outdoors to the fresh air and light seems achingly desirable I feel impelled to turn around and head back into the school, it’s a tiring, troublesome and burdensome choice but I just know it has to be done.
Before I leave to go back into the school I’m aware of the presence of another female at the checkout as well who I feel I should know, I can sense her and almost feel her with my mind but I cannot perceive her in the visual sense. As I walk back into the school I feel very frustrated at not being able to identify and remember who this other mystery woman is.
Interpretation: The reason I recorded so many lengthy dreams from last night was because I went to
bed at 10pm woke at 6am then went back and slept again until 10am, I decided to record them all as I
thought they were important or interesting in their own way. The principle dream has many recurring
themes for me but the general message from the dream would probably have to be one of my having
to learn certain lessons concerning conflicting areas or areas of conflict in my life and only when I have
successfully learnt these lessons will I be awarded the (symbolic) medal. These areas are most
probably related to my trying to find a spiritual ground or outlook that I feel comfortable with and also
to not let the whole situation of conflicting ideas turn into something of an inner mental war or battle.
Dream 1: Cousins in the guttering – I find myself in my Nan’s bedroom I am here with an unidentifiable
woman, we are both getting undressed and about to lie down together on the bed to make love. The
quiet loving moment is disturbed when I see my two male cousins through the net curtains of the
bedroom window prancing about on the windowsill (one storey up). I go over to the window to shoo the
mischievous pair away, after opening the window I realize that they were prancing about in the
guttering of the roof above the window too. I decide to go down outside to tell them off, the older boy
runs off but I manage to catch the younger smaller one and carry him under my right arm. I try to
teach him some manners as I carry him back towards the house, the way I’m holding him is very
specific just as if he were draped over the loop of my right arm.
Dream 2: A razor sharp watch and a forgotten piano – I am traveling on a small private jet to America
with two managers from my place of work I am aware that I am going to be assisting them somehow
(the two men are Italian, this could be relevant as the Italian/Japanese theme of opposites seems to be
a recurring theme for me in my dreams just lately). I sit next to the two men who roll up there sleeves
to show me their very fancy watches. One of the men’s watches is made from matt black rubber with
the bracelet made from pastille shaped discs the watch is a diver’s watch I feel with a white face and
few extra dials, I imagine the watch to be extremely expensive. The other man then shows me his
watch its very large and chunky almost like a divers watch too but even bigger perhaps like a rounded
pebble shaped mountaineers watch, I see that this timepiece has been made by the razor manufacturer
Gillette the strap flows seamlessly into the face of the watch which is quite bare save for an orange
Gillette logo. This second watch is very expensive I feel too, in fact both watches seem quite hopelessly
out of my league. We arrive in America where the men take me to a new apartment that they are
moving into, apparently they needed my help to deliver, unload and carry a large piano into their new
apartment. Once at their new flat I seem to become distracted, lost in my thoughts or oblivious to why
I’m here and end up forgetting to stay and help with the unloading of piano, I simply walk off through
the front door into the streets outside.
Dream 4: Turkish sex and strange plumbing – I find myself walking up a gravel track out in some
countryside the area feels a bit like the sort of places one stops at on long motorway journeys. I’m
walking with a small Turkish man who I used to know and am aware that we have just come from
having sex (??) somewhere in the long grass near to this place, as we walk back I pick up on feelings
about the man that he is very passive almost effeminate. He walks me back to where he has parked his
massive big rig truck, as he climbs aboard I’m ever so slightly taken aback by the contrast between
him and this type of vehicle. The haulage truck is enourmous and most unusually it has a tidy array of
copper piping fitted all over its outer skin, I pause a moment to take in the intriguing sight of the
network of plumbing pipes.
Dream 5: 2nd gear at 100kph – Its night time and I’m traveling along a familiar stretch of motorway
traveling towards a round-a-bout at about 100kph. I decide to change gear but without reducing speed
and instead of going down one gear I put it straight into 2nd, the engine makes an awful whining sound
and labors terribly almost as if it were about to explode. Realizing my error I try to correct the mistake
by changing gear again but the gear stick seems to be stuck and no matter what I do I can’t get it out
of second gear, I am left with no other option than to reduce my speed and slow down.
Dream 6: Boy band covers U2 in the style of Genesis and Madness – I find myself led in the back of a
car which is being driven through a beautiful outback landscape by an unknown driver. I pick up a
music CD case which is by a boy band called “East 17” (why I dreamt of this I have absolutely no clue
as I’ve never listened to their music nor does it interest me in the slightest). The title of the CD explains
that the boy band is covering the songs of another band namely U2 and furthermore in the style of two
other bands namely Genesis and Madness. Even in the dream I’m aware that this cauldron of mish-
mashed music is bound to sound absolutely awful, such a mixture is bound to sound really bad but I
pass it to the mystery driver to put on the music player. I lie back stretched out on the rear seat
looking out through the passenger window up at some beautiful mountains as we drive by leisurely. As
the music plays I realize that it isn’t actually that bad and is actually quite relaxing, daydreamy and
Dream 7: The lemurs of Lima – I find myself in a quiet small village in a high mountainous region
probably in South America (possibly Peru, see the link with the Lemur and Lima below), the area has a
rich Latin, Hispanic, Mexican and Aztec sort of flavor. I see a small stall or vendor selling some fried
kind of hot snack food, I go over to take a closer look at what is going on. I see that the snacks look a
bit familiar and are a kind of batter mix which is dropped into hot oil which is then fried, long sticks a bit
like donuts are scooped out and served in small trays for customers to buy. The large serious
mustachioed gent serving the snacks offers me one to try for free, I taste the twiglet shaped snack and
find it absolutely delicious and very easy to get hooked on. I see that the people here are selling the
snacks for £5 a small tub, at first the price seems a bit high but having tasted the delicious snacks I
know that the price is well worth it. A middle aged woman then comes out to the stall she seems to be
the one in charge here and is ordering everyone around, she is dressed in pretty bright clothes which
make her look a bit like a gypsy. The woman is speaking firmly asking if her delivery is ready,
apparently the snack people are making a huge batch of their snacks for a wedding that is taking place
in a nearby village and the woman needs to load up her delivery van and head off with the huge loads
of snacks if she is to get to the wedding meal on time. The snacks are special in a traditional symbolic
kind of way and will serve as a kind of starter to get the main wedding meal underway. As I watch the
exotic woman drive her colorful little van and trailer over the mountain top down in to the village below
I stroll over to a children’s playground where I see a long row of children’s swings all lined up. I’m
surprised to see lots of white lemurs with brown patches hanging from the swings frame, apparently the
lemurs are here trying to learn or teach themselves how to use the swings properly. I find the
creatures absolutely fascinating almost alien like as I look at them and they look at me quizzically, their
eyes are very bulging and staring but in a childlike kind of way. I reach my hand up to touch them and
one of the lemurs reaches out to me with both its mitts to hold my hand, I am surprised even a bit
startled by its powerful grip but I’m not frightened as the creature is so gentle and loving I know it
wouldn’t try to harm me.
Dream 8: Deep sex – In a vague fresh white bedroom setting I am knelt naked and upright behind a
woman who lays naked in front of me on all fours with her rear raised right towards me and with her
head near to the soft floor resting on her forearms, the view is quite spectacular and very arousing. I
embrace the woman to have sex the feeling is incredibly powerful, intense and very sexual almost a
feeling of diving, plunging or being sucked into a crushingly powerful black hole. The sensation isn’t at
all painful quite the contrary and utterly ecstatic almost as if I’m disintegrating blissfully. (This was a
very sexual dream, I woke momentarily afterwards because I thought I’d had a wet dream but I hadn’t
so I fell back to sleep).
Dream 10: Builders surprise arrival – It is early morning and I find myself in the bedroom of an
unfamiliar house which although unrecognizable belongs to me. I’m getting dressed for work I pick up a
violet colored shirt I go to put it on but realize that it’s dirty and been worn recently, I could wear it
once more but realize that wouldn’t be such a good thing so instead I pick up afresh clean white shirt
and wear this instead. Looking out of the window I see lots of builders vans, cement trucks and delivery
vans unloading building supplies outside of the house. When I realize that the supplies are for me I
panic realizing that I’m going to work in a moment and nobody will be here to coordinate things, my
wife says that I’ll simply have to take a day off work (implying I fake a day of sickness). I realize it’s
the only thing I can do and go down to organize the builders and delivery men. The men start to bring
all of the building supplies up into the house some of which consist of weird faux wooden paneling the
kind that is used to line walls to give a period look. My wife goes to touch the paneling and immediately
breaks it with her fingers, the material is egg shell thin and I tell her that she has to be careful when
handling it. I touch the panels very gently without breaking them and the builder who is carrying them
says with a smile to me that these panels need the touch of a gentleman, he adds that I’m a gent
(because I didn’t break it). As I organize the rest of the comings and goings on (particularly the
delivery of the wet cement) I notice that my wife has decided to walk around the house stark naked, it
doesn’t bother me so much but I’m a bit surprised even shocked that she should do this in front of all of
Dream 11: The pug cat – I find myself in a very fancy expensive department store I’m up on one of the
very most upper floors of the tall building in a department which sells house furnishings such as
bedding, rugs, ornaments etc. I go over to a point of display something like a shelf near to the ground
where I see some black rolled up shaggy rugs, I’m interested so I reach down to touch the unusual
fabric. Just as I run my hands through the thick wooly dreadlocked pile of the mat it suddenly twists
around and comes to life! I see a cute little face with bulging eyes looking up at me with a doe eyed
expression, the creature looks like a cross between a pug dog and a big fluffy Persian cat. I rub the
creature’s tummy still surprised and wondering what it is doing living here in the department store. The
cat like creature is very yielding and submissive to my hand letting me caress and stroke it as much as
I please, it seems to gain great pleasure from being massaged like this.
Dream 12: Thin waist wide hips – Another dream similar to Dream 8 where I am in a vague fresh airy
bedroom resting behind a naked woman who is in the same position as the previous dream. I place my
hands around the woman’s waist which is very small and which is emphasized further by her very wide
hips, again the view is spectacular and very stimulating. We are about to have sex but I am far too
excited and come almost immediately before even having penetrated the woman, I end up making an
embarrassing mess all over the rear of the woman’s body. (Again like the previously similar episode I
woke after this dream thinking I’d had a wet dream but I was surprised to find I hadn’t).