Dreamages: A Primer by Timothy Tate

1. Re-Membering Dreams

Get 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.

``Goodbye," said the fox. ``And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
--Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

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.

... Query Series (2)
When I was back in seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with Prayer

You cannot petition the Lord with prayer
--Jim Morrison

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