Symbolism in Dreams

Symbols and allegories.
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Smaragd wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:10 pm Whether it is about grounding in a deep way, or perhaps learning to find the vivifying water out of the stone in the middle of a desert - building proper tension for the dreams to ignite further, which would correspond to the challenges of recognizing the challenge and something that is meaningful from the day-to-day grayness.
I line with fra Smaragds thoughts: symbols and pictures for the sake of themselves are - without the force that ignites them properly - empty and/or just entertaining. So sometimes (and eventually) less is more.
Polyhymnia wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:45 pm Death and roses! Sounds lovely and symbolic.
This summer I had been obsessed by roses. "There's never too much roses", I said. I wished that my yard would get conquered by roses. In my dream there was a hospital corridor lined with roses, I walked down the corridor. A rose is an universal symbol, depicted in many heralds and spiritual contexts. To me, it is somehow linked to re-established innocence - and aging.

I usually think that dreams of death mean something else than literal death. These dreams that I dreamt lately however made me question wheather this time they'd be foretelling a concrete death. For example: there was a lady who said to me that we'd be seeing soon. I then realized that she was a deceiced acquatance of mine and that I am going to die soon. However, I don't think that the moment of death is (wholly) pre-destined.
Polyhymnia wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:45 pm I had a dream the other night where the frontman of Weezer wanted to date me and when he tried to get it on, I told him I wasn't ready. Not the prettiest or most symbolic dream I ever had, and I woke up sweaty. Does anyone else experience physiological changes like that in their dream state? Waking up with a racing heart? Sweaty? Nervous?
Haaah, I myself have a thing for geeky/nerdy appearances but I understand that isn't all that's required :> I have a tendency to wake up at nights with a racing heart and it literally feels like dying (of course dying, in the end, feels like nothing but you get the point). I believe that my nightly attacks are symptoms of sympatic nervous system dysregulation or something. Sometimes I get orgasms while sleeping.
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Soror O wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:02 am Sometimes I get orgasms while sleeping.
Whoa, sign me up!
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Polyhymnia wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:51 pm
Soror O wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:02 am Sometimes I get orgasms while sleeping.
Whoa, sign me up!
Yep, this feature doesn't bother me either :>

Some time ago I woke up in the middle of the night and a raven flew into my bed (from a portal in the end of my bed). I screamed and tried to push it away and it vanished. It was as clear as any living thing, I sometimes have these clear visions waking up at night.
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Soror O wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:33 pm Some time ago I woke up in the middle of the night and a raven flew into my bed (from a portal in the end of my bed). I screamed and tried to push it away and it vanished. It was as clear as any living thing, I sometimes have these clear visions waking up at night.
It was legitimately stressing me out that I left this thread on a crude note hahahahaha so I'm really glad you updated since I didn't have a chance to.

That sounds really intense! Has the raven come back at all since then? It's so interesting how some dreams are so clear like that and others can barely be remembered at all. It's also interesting how some of the really intense ones can be forgotten only to reappear down the road.
Definitely where dream journals come in handy. I found an old journal I thought I had lost, and it detailed a dream I had while camping in the mountains where William Blake came to me while I thought (in my dream) that I was freezing to death and he explained all these alchemical processes to me in relation to my freezing. So weird!
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Polyhymnia wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:41 pm It was legitimately stressing me out that I left this thread on a crude note hahahahaha so I'm really glad you updated since I didn't have a chance to.
Sorry for the unintented cliffhanger! I didn't experience any crudeness, but I did realize that potential. (I also regard "risky" communication as a sign of certain trust.)
Polyhymnia wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:41 pm That sounds really intense! Has the raven come back at all since then?
He hasn't come back. These instances of nightly visions have occured since I joined the brotherhood. I don't know what to make out of them, yet.
Polyhymnia wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:41 pm It's so interesting how some dreams are so clear like that and others can barely be remembered at all. It's also interesting how some of the really intense ones can be forgotten only to reappear down the road.
Indeed! Some re-occuring dreams also evolve... I used to have re-occuring dream about dying in a failing elevator. One night, the elevator reached my floor and it had a toolkit inside, so that I could fix it. Using the elevator has been smoother since.
Polyhymnia wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:41 pm Definitely where dream journals come in handy. I found an old journal I thought I had lost, and it detailed a dream I had while camping in the mountains where William Blake came to me while I thought (in my dream) that I was freezing to death and he explained all these alchemical processes to me in relation to my freezing. So weird!
Beautiful, thank you for sharing. Sometimes dreamtime realizations have a profound influence on our way of seeing.
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Soror O wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:47 am Sorry for the unintented cliffhanger! I didn't experience any crudeness, but I did realize that potential. (I also regard "risky" communication as a sign of certain trust.)
Hahahahaha no apology needed! I wrote my little quip then got called away, had a good laugh over it and thought, "eh, no biggie, I'll write more thoughts later," then my week was totally derailed and amidst the chaos all I could think was, "I really left that thread on those three thirsty little words."
Soror O wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:47 am
He hasn't come back. These instances of nightly visions have occured since I joined the brotherhood. I don't know what to make out of them, yet.
Very interesting. My dream life since joining the brotherhood has been the most consistently interesting it's ever been in my whole life. It used to drive me crazy trying to find the links, but now I've just resolved myself to probably never knowing and allowing myself to just enjoy them and take them as they come. A part of me is still driven a little crazy though.

That elevator dream and the toolkit is so wild, and an excellent example of that dream evolution. Every now and then I dream of this same little house and this same little hag, but every time it shows up, something new has been added to the house, and the hag always makes sure to let me know something is new. I wonder if we'll ever reach a point in our evolution where dreams make sense. Though given the vapidity of what 90% of the world seems to be interested in these days, I have little faith.
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