Archive for October, 2007

iron roof

October 26, 2007

This is a dream from the mid 1980’s when I lived in Oak Park. The dream occurred several times and evolved and mutated and took several forms. This is just one of them.

I am present in a disembodied form. I am in a dark place. There is a suggestion of a floor or the ground below me. But I do not seem to really notice it. I look up because I am lying on my back. I see the roof is made of large sheets of iron. They have been pop-riveted together. 

I felt that the iron dome was a new development, thought there were no dreams before. Maybe I just did not remember them. I felt that it was a device to keep me in. A jail of sorts. I suspected I could guess the cause and who did it.

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people I know at the bottom of a shaft… escaping.

October 19, 2007

This is part of a long sequence of dreams over the decades about the ruined city, and it is very large, in a wide plane. The rubble is new and some of the buildings are still red hot from a fire. This one is from somewhere around 1990.

I stand on the viewing platform. It is a long pathway, seeming made with wooden decking material for the floor and a metal fence on the side with a polished wooden hand rail. The scene is very dark and mostly black with a little red and yellow where there is heat and fires in the burned city below. The hand rail is a dark rich grained wood. The city stretches across the valley. On the other side are low hills. The valley runs from left to right. There is a small spot of bright light. I fly over, not stopped by the fence. It is a vertical shaft. There are rungs down the shaft. I fly down through the ground parallel to the shaft. At the base of the shaft are about half a dozen people. The control room is fully functional and ablaze with light. The people, good friends of mine, are leaving the room, via a hatch. The last leave just as I get there. I do not know where the hatch leads to. The room itself is about 30 feet across and circular.

ruined control room

October 12, 2007

This is a dream that seems to relate to an ongoing story line. There is a very old part, perhaps stating as early as 1980. Then it stopped for a long time. Though occasionally in dreams I remembered it or just went there to visit. Later, in the early part of the 2000’s it had a second variant.

I stand in a long narrow room. It spans a chasm of some sort. The chasm is not deep. There appears to be a town or a city outside in the chasm. The control room is wrecked. It has been so for quite some time and it is deserted. It looks like the place cracked open. If you think of how a beam cracks when overloaded. That is how this place looks. There is sometimes a hint of being watched form one end. By people who would rather that no one knew about this place.

 The new version.

The place has been rebuilt and it is shiny and new. There have been quite a few renovations. Whoever was watching before now seems hopeful that I will be impressed. I am somewhat and I attempt to let this show. However, my main view seems to be that it is irrelevant. I think it is either the wrong place or that I do not understand or see the purpose.

parting of the crowd

October 5, 2007

This dream occurred occasionally for more than a decade. From the 1990s into the 2000s.

I am in a white stone castle. I stand at the open gate to the the outside world. I want to cross but there is the massive crowd of people heading from right to left. I cannot cross. Then one night after maybe more than 10 years of real time, the dream repeats and the crowd part. There is a path directly across. I start to cross and the dream ends. The last version occurred a few times, but it seems to have stopped occurring.