Lucid Intent? No
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I am on some sort of a geology field trip in Hawaii or some other volcanic region. I am standing on top of a huge flat-topped volcanic mountain which is active. "The Brick" and other geology students who I don't recognize are there and we are all looking off across the broad basaltic lava fields towards the active and molten lava eruptions. There are some people that are much closer to the active parts than we are, but I get the impression that they are with a different school. As we are watching the eruptions, a gigantic ball or plume of fire and gas accumulates just above the surface and then starts to slowly move horizontally, to the right, across the hardened lava fields. This is a very bizarre phenomenon so I reach for my camera to take a video of it. I can only find my old camera, but I start recording with it anyway. As I am following the fiery ball across the horizon, the geologists around me start to walk towards the fireball and block my shot. I am forced to also approach the fireball in order to continue filming it unobstructed. As the fireball continues to move, it is headed toward a boy. I see him leisurely move out of the way, since the fireball was moving so slowly. While trying to evade the fireball on this rough terrain, he trips and falls over, giving the fireball time to reach him. As it does, the hardened lava collapses underneath him and falls into an active lava tube, thrusting the boy into a waist-deep stream of molten magma. Hysteria sets in as the boy is slowly disintegrating into the liquid rock. There is a woman (and maybe a couple other people) nearby who decide to jump into the lava to attempt to save the boy. The woman lands on her feet in the lava next to the boy and uses her upper-body strength to toss what is left of the boy out of the molten rock and to the surface. It is such an extreme tragedy and everyone is streaming and wailing and crying around me. It was absolutely terrible and sad and demented. During this whole scene of suffering and death, I am struggling to continue filming because the horrific nature of what is occurring is difficult to cope with.
I'm a geologist, but I've never been on an active volcano. I recently recalled a game I used to play called "lava lounge"