Life On The Flip Side 1: Things We See In Dreams
edited: Wednesday, July 03, 2002
By Potato of Terror
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2002
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1. Things we see in dreams, vis-a-vis meaning and/or sanity...
We've all had this one, haven't we, readers? You know, that dream where you are sitting on a giant marrow, wearing a chain mail vest with matching hoisery, weilding a poison-tipped asparagus spear at a giant green floating head. No? Oh dear, perhaps it's only me... in any event, the things which appear to us in dreams, or the situations we find ourselves in, can have different meanings according to the combinations of what occurs or appears. Whether it also means we are sane or suffering from any delusional maladies, is something I will attempt to explore in this article.
To give you a simple example, if you find yourself naked in a dream, it could be a good omen, sometimes meaning that happy times with friends, or even an upturn in fortune, can occur. But if the nakedness is someone else's, the news is either not so good, or you are having a secret crush on that person and only your subconscious knows about it. If that is the case, stop it at once...
2. Manifestations of giant, club-weilding trolls.
Be very afraid if you suffer from this one, whether asleep or sleep-walking. It means you are very, very, very mad indeed. Even more so, if you find yourself speaking to these appiritions. Get help, right away.
3. Flying Dreams.
This one is more common than is commonly thought. The interesting thing about flying dreams, is that if you dream you are flying around your own house or garden, and nothing else unusual is happening, you might not be dreaming - but might actually be having an OBE (Out of Body Experience). This is a thrilling skill, similar to flying, which can be achieved by the use of meditation. It warrants a whole new article, which I may do some time if you are very, very good.
Also if you dream this and it is only a dream, you may be trying to escape from some seemingly-insurmountable problem in your life, especially if someone or something was persuing you at the time. Or it may be that you have been trying out some illegal, recreational substances. If the latter is true of you, please - do NOT try flying while awake. OK?
4. Dreams about Hell.
This is your spirit's way of trying to tell your body to slow down. A major change of lifestyle is required. Break the runestaff and leave those chickens alone.
5. Visions of gibbering goblins riding watermelons and other monsters.
You've heard of the "Demon Drink"? If you suffer from dreams of this nature, it is a warning to ease back on the old grape and the grain. And most importantly, do not tell anyone else you have dreams of this kind, you will scare potential friends away.
6. Dreams about not being able to move, as if a bull elephant is sitting on your chest.
What to do? First, look down and check that no bull elephant is actually sitting on your chest. Ensure that the wardrobe has not fallen across the bed. Then think this thought very hard... "one, two, three... WAKE UP!" Failing this, try to scream.
7. Dreams of a sexual nature.
Keep these to yourself, especially if they are exceptionally weird or laughable. In particular, do not tell any individuals featured in the dream, unless you know them very well.
8. Avoidance of dreams.
How to beat that annoying frustration dream or nightmare? Get very tired before bedtime by walking or dancing, drink hot milk and take a Valerian tablet. Sleep-aid pills usually blot out memories of dreams.
Do not worry, dear reader, dreams are only the seeds of great creative ideas which will later filter into conscious thought, through the astral colonnades of memory. We are but small potatoes in the great field of the cosmos. Enjoy your dreams and visions, for they are part of your deeper self....
Love, joy and tuberescence from
~The Potato of Terror~ x