Tonight I has a rather intense dream – of which I’ve probably forgotten some of the most interesting parts. Most of its content was rather abstract, and it may not seem very impressive, but the feeling associated with it were unusually intense. I attribute that to the biphasic sleep pattern I’ve fell into yesterday. After being quite tired yesterday I too a long nap at 8 PM, and woke up again at 11 PM. Then I couldn’t fall asleep until 4 AM. But then the following dream hit me:
The dream felt like some kind of computer game. Like a horror adventure more specifically. I was in a big mansion without knowing why I was there. I accepted that fact as part of the setting of the game. It was a generally dark and spooky mansion. Perhaps comparable to the mansion from the movie The Shining, but a bit smaller. After a while I noticed that there was something under the carpet in the main hall. There was a large circular plate on the ground that looked like a portal to a nether region. Hey, I was in a game and curious, so I opened it, after removing some seals.
After opening it a little bit I heard demonic noises, I slowly closed it again and tried to reseal it. Then I went upstairs to look for items that might be useful for fighting demons, and for hiding spots. Instead of hiding spots, I found a passage to an other place. So, I started a journey though portal after portal from weird underground places to astral dimension or hell, or heaven, or whatever those weird places were supposed to be. I’ve met angels and faeries who partially had to flee with me together from the demonic forces that were always a few portals behind us. It was a good game, if only because the dream labelled it abstractly as good game. There were riddles like in any good adventure. The choice of items was less important in the beginning, but it became very important to choose the right items later on.
Those places I travelled through were full of ethereal entities, most of them not moving, often arranged in crystalline patterns. It wasn’t clear whether they were of angelic or demonic nature (hint: after a while I figured out that spikes indicate demonic nature), but if I touched a demonic entity, I had to start the game from the beginning.
The closer I got to the end of the game, the more secure did I feel, because I was often surrounded by many angels. At the end, I finally reached some kind of astral palace where high ranking angels and gods were standing around. Reaching that place apparently concluded the game. Then I felt the information about the game running though my mind. It was an aesthetically highly appealing game that was completely made by a single programmer. Even more impressively, it had the most advanced facial expression analysis AI in the whole world, which is basically only used by the gods in the astral palace, so that they can communicate in an eerily deep way. At that point I was totally awestruck by that creative genius and I broke out in tears of sheer joy, wonder, admiration, and ecstasy. The feelings that went though me at that point belonged to the most intense I’ve experienced in years! It was like I was in a unique magnificent piece of art made by an exceedingly brilliant genius, just for the purpose of blowing the minds of the players.
Then I woke up, slightly clenched in cold sweat – and very happy about my fantasy having produced this unique gem of a dream.
Well, occasionally I have dreams like that. Dreams I treasure very much, because they represent a satisfying departure from the real of the mundane into the realm of the mysterious and unknown. Do you sometimes have dreams like that, too? @sandu might be interested in this.