Shame On You
Re-Membering the DreamGet a notebook. Use it only for dream recording. Keep it by your bedside, pen at the ready. When you wake up -- whenever you wake up; even the middle of the night -- jot down as much of the dream as you can. Date it.
These images will begin to self-destruct in about ten seconds, Mr. Phelps. Do not dwell on details, just describe what you still see. This is critical. It is as hard waking yourself as it is staying awake when you are dead tired.
Tell someone the dream the next morning (don't just talk to yourself-- there's enough of that going around). More dream scenes will return.
Throughout the day, little pieces of the dream will come back to you. A smell, an incident at work, maybe a song on the radio will trigger another fragment. Scribble them down.
Remembering does not happen by itself. You must petition the dream. Take a moment before you go to sleep... and get set. All systems go? Prepare for liftoff. ``This is your captain speaking, we may experience some turbulence." Remember: you are entering the Underworld.