Dreamplay -Dreams and Symbols
Dream work is the "Royal Road"to the Unconscious
In the Dream our souls are awake. We live a symbolic life. If we are truly conscious
we know that we are living an Archetypal Life. We are Souls experiencing life through the medium of being "human beings."
Do we really know what Life is? What is Life and what is a dream?
Like in the movie What the #%*& Do We Know?
Are we people dreaming of being butterflies or butterflies dreaming that
we are humans?
Do we even know if we are alive? Everything is relative,related to something else. Sometimes
I think that we live or experience our lives backwards in time. Time is not linear.
Time is a spiral moving up and down,like our DNA.
I believe that we are given all the information we need to figure it out, in our own unique
Each soul's piece of information is valuable experience to the One, the Universe, the Great
Mystery. All the signs and symbols are right out there ,right in front of our noses.Can't see the forest for the trees?
We just need to be able to perceive, to feel, to have some time to reflect. To access our
inner knowing. It is becoming increasingly more difficult in the 21st Century to be able to access private, quiet reflective
time. We are being pushed to move faster,do more, the world is increasingly more and more complicated.
The Glory of God/dess is within us! We already have everything we need inside of us right
now. There is nothing to do but remember who you really are. "You are Allready enlightened." Guru Namgyal Rinpoche used to
repeat to his students.
Feel the signs, the symbols, the messages. Your soul is manifest everywhere around you, in
nature, in inanimate objects, your neighbours, other countries. Your Self is in everything you see and experience. You Self
is in everyone and thing which you encounter, it is everything you perceive of. There is Only One Self. One Source. There
is no actual other.
The Buddhists would say there is no actual Self.
Your Soul is always talking to you. Your Angels are everywhere around you. You are at the
Source, you have always been with the Source,you always will be with Source. You are Source. You have never even left Paradise,
that was just a trick story. You are Light, Love,Harmony. You are perfected Be-Ing. I am that I am.
Freudian slips and other kinds of lingerie:
For example, while I was writing this I intended to write "your Soul's piece of information.
What I originally wrote was your Soul'd piece of Information... Then there was no mistake, no accident.. actually there
was inspiration. What is it called when we exchange items, for value as we do everyday in this world of commerce? The
"profane world."We use the symbols of money, paper money, to exchange value for what it is we want to obtain. When we
conclude a purchase, the exchane of money for something else, that commodity is Sold. It is Soul'd. Even money is a symbol
of Soul. There is no duality reality. When we live in the Archetypal world we see the apparent duality,
and we go beyond it, into Unity, harmony.
There is only one song being played on the station. It is the Song of the Universe. The Yoni
verse. It is sacred poetry. It's a story. Being lived and experienced as it unfolds,as we unfold it, as it unfolds through
us, in this Dreamstory we call "Life." It lives us.
Be aware of Synchronicities
A term coined-there's that money again by C.J. Jung to describe the apparent inter-relatedness
of everything. No such thing as chance or co-incidence. Someone said that co-incidence is God's signature.
911 as a Dream,as Reality TV and as a Symbol
The most obvious, real and undeniable intersection of the Archetypes of the Tarot
into our Daily lives in a most psychic, emotional and physically real way occurred on Sept 1, 2001.
As everyone knows the World Trade Centre was hit by "terrorist" planes causing the Twin Towers
In the Tarot, the 16th Trump or Major Arcana Image is that of the Tower, the Blasted Tower,
crumpling in ruins, as humans jump out of it.
I believe as we are impelled by these unique times to wakeup, that the Synchronicities of
Archetypal Symbols are intruding and manifesting in our Lives in an undeniably REAL dramatic way. Talk about Reality
Seeing Life as a Dream, a disturbing Dream, a Nightmare, a shock to your Psyche is needed
to push one out of one's "normal" sleeping awake state if we so choose to create it that way. We must take responsability
for collectively unconsciously creating each act of atrocity, benevolence etc. as it occurs inthe World. We always have
choice. Free will is the currency of the Universe.
The Tower is ruled or symbolized by the planet Mars,God of War, action,desire, male
sexuality, aggression. There are no bad or Negative Tarot cards. Only lessons and opportunities for Growth. The
smashing of The Tower in the most Positive sense signals or symbolizes the awakening of the Consciousness. The Tower is struck
by Lightning, fire at its' top, traditionally. The spiritual fire through a shock, awakens it. Bingo!
The light goes on. This is the shock of waking up. I was discussing this with a friend of
mine the other day. He had just returned from spending 10 days in New York City. I said, well if the Tower was the sign of
2001, the next Symbol is # 17 The Star, the Symbol of Aquarius, the Human Star, as Vessel and conduit
of the Divine, usually depicted as the Goddess pouring the waters of consciousness from her Starry firmament onto the Earth.
Aquarius symbolizes humanitarian will, as opposed to ego consciousness. Aquarius honours freedom, growth and individuality.
Is this where we are going to next?
But then I said, if we are moving from the Top of the Tree of Life from the Source into
Earth, then we move to the previous Archetype, Tarot Card number 15 - the Devil, illusion, matter,
So we are seeing in the world all the Corporate Greed, the Patriarchal Power-over Archetype-the
scapegoating of others, as bad, as demons, as the Devil. The witch hunts continue but in a new guise. The purpose of the Devil
or material reality is to help us to see our shadows, our own dark side, and ultimately to free us from falling into the Illusion.
What the devil is the Devil?
The Devil as a concept was created by the Catholic Church as a power over maneouvre,
it was a control mechanism to disempower women, Wiccans, pagans, midwives, herbalists, wise women. The Church accused
the ancient worshippers of the Earth Religion who were/are Goddess worshippers as being in league with the devil. They were
right in one sense, they did worship the Devil but in pagan terms the Devil is the ancient God Pan-the masculine creative
principle,the Goddesses consort. The Church went against this powerful creative masculine archetype because it- the Church- embodied
the Masculine Destructive power. There is negative evil energy that exists. The ones who called themselves "Holy" and accused
others of being "Devil worshippers" were in fact the ones worshipping the Devil. Lucifer's name
means "Light Bringer." We interpret the Devil as being Dark, evil. Lucifer's archetypal task was to seperate out from
God, through pride or arrogance. Someone had to do take on that task. For it is the underlying nature of this reality to experience
duality in order to get back home.
And on the journey, as we are now experiencing The Devil and are shifting down the Tree of
Life we then come to Tarot Trump # 14 called Temperance traditionally and in the Thoth Tarot,
which I use, it is called Art. It is very complex card, it means Alchemy or "the Great Work." and it is
the symbol of the Astrology sign of Sagittarius. The Art card is a very in-depth symbol. It is the card of Alchemy,or transformation
inits essence. The changing by breaking down, and coagulating matter-lead symbolically into Gold. The Alchemist were, and
still are apparently transmuting lead into actual Gold. But it is mainly a psychological matter. By the way, the ATomic Symbol
for Gold is AU.
The homeopaths call Gold - Aum. Which is the sacred Sound. The origin of everything, Gold.
Aum =Gold. Literally. The Egyptians new this. Our ancient ancestors were more clearly and telepathically
in touch with everything on the Earth.
Take the symbols literally.
Hollywood is the biggest symbol maker of all. It is both prescient, and propagandist
at the same time. Devout Muslims were forbidden to see movies. I discovered this in Algeria many years ago. They believed
that you don't mimic God,you don't capture and replicate God's images, you don't manipulate that. You are playing God, by
mimicking God's work. The Jews have a similar belief about images, as do most "primitive" or Indiginous peoples. Hollywood
manipulates andfeeds us images, prophetic images.
Working with Dreams: How To
A Dream Journal
Keeping a dream journal is absolutely fundamental and necessary if you
want to work with and access knowledge about your own Psyche, and health. Some people like to use tape recorders with voice
activations beside their beds, so if even half asleep, they can speak their dreams and have them aped for later reference.
If you intend to pay attention to your dreams, to your own Unconscious, it is just like any other relationship. Your
dreams, the Archetypal figures, the memories, the storehouse of your Soul will open up to you, revealing all the jewels you
could ever want in your life. Dreams can give you information from many levels-physical, emotional,psychic, and prophetic.
Give your dream a Title.
Watch the symbols. Be aware of repetitive symbols. Dreams often speak in puns. No one can
really interpret a dream, for you. I beleive that you can,and with help get to the "felt sense" of what a dream is about on
your own.Ask yourself, what's this all about? And wait for your body, an emotion to arise and make associations from there.
My Dream Journal-Examples:
Oct 3 2007
I fall asleep
for a bit while putting my daughter Leah to bed. I am tired. I dream I am in a room, a small room. I am thinking that I have
to leave the country and to get back on the 8th. I am actually going to do so on those dates. I pick up a light moving counter
clockwize around the room. I see myself, the portrait of my Uncle Louis and another one of Percy Faith, my ancestors hanging
on the walls behind me. Everything is black and white like old photographs. The light spins round and round. I wake up dizzy
and feeling very strange. I have also been dreaming that I am watching TV lately in my dreams which is a marker of lucid dreaming
May 2007 I dream I am having to pick up hundreds of silver balls,which are spilling out all over the place
ranging in size from tiny to about 1 inch in diameter. Upon waking the dream reminds me of Psyche's task of having to sort
through very tiny things.
Then I dream about a beautiful cream coloured silk wedding dress covered in large pearls.
Makes me notice a pattern of round, silver or pearly spheres are showing up in my dream motifs.
The next night I dream
I am wearing a double strand of pearls. My Mother asks me why I am wearing it. She actually does have a double strand of beautiful
pearls herself. I am surprised that I am wearing it. It is not hers but mine.
Pearls are the symbol of wisdom, of the
Feminine, used as a meditation symbol for the 3rd eye.
I feel good to be stringing together these pearls in my dreams.
I dream I am in a supermarket, everything is in chaos, things are melting all over the floor.
The supermarket is full of garbage and there is no food on the shelves. People look very sad and discouraged.
Reflections on Supermarket Dream:
I believe that this is a prophetic dream, or one possible future. Timing with dreams is the
most difficult to ascertain as time is an ever present shift of possibilities created out of the minutae of our every thought
multiplied by quintillions of choices.
I predict that there will be serious food shortages in 2007 due to the New World Order's
takeover of oil and gas resources and the public's lack of knowledge about how much resources there are available. Unless
some incredible new technology comes whizzing down the information highway and enough people wake up fast... Also the weather
due to HAARP and all the pollution already and Gaia's consciousness may prove to be the wake up call.
Nov. 5 2004
I look at my own vagina. I enter it's sacred Space. It is abright blood red and I enter its'
cavernous space with ribbed vaults like a Gothic Church.
Reflections on Vagina Dream:
I enter my own womb space. I am in the Holy of Holilies. I am at the Centre Void of my own
Feminine existence. I am at Home.