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Old 09-06-2008   #1
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Dream Passage of the Day

He rolls the dice. The clitter-clatter on the tabletop wakes me from a dream. He picks up the dice and rolls them again. Another clitter-clatter across the wood. "Go back to sleep," he tells me, picking up the dice for yet another roll. "I'm just deciding the fate of worlds."
Thomas Wiloch - "The Apocalypse Is a Mirror"

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Re: Dream Passage of the Day

I was thinking of a series of dreams
Where nothing comes up to the top
Everything stays down where it's wounded
And comes to a permanent stop
Wasn't thinking of anything specific
Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
Nothing too very scientific
Just thinking of a series of dreams

Thinking of a series of dreams
Where the time and the tempo fly
And there's no exit in any direction
'Cept the one that you can't see with your eyes
Wasn't making any great connection
Wasn't falling for any intricate scheme
Nothing that would pass inspection
Just thinking of a series of dreams

Dreams where the umbrella is folded
Into the path you are hurled
And the cards are no good that you're holding
Unless they're from another world

In one, numbers were burning
In another, I witnessed a crime
In one, I was running, and in another
All I seemed to be doing was climb
Wasn't looking for any special assistance
Not going to any great extremes
I'd already gone the distance
Just thinking of a series of dreams

-- Bob Dylan, "Series of Dreams"
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Re: Dream Passage of the Day

“I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?”

-- Chuang Tzu

"In my imagination, I have a small apartment in a small town where I live alone and gaze through a window at a wintry landscape." -- TL
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"But suppose I start admitting weird things about Miss L? Suppose I admit that she was somehow just a dream. (Then she must have been my secretary's dream too, for she saw her.) Suppose I even admit that Miss Locher was not a girl but actually a multi-selved thing - part Man, part mannikin - and with your assistance dreamed itself for a time into existence, reproduced itself in human form just as we reproduce ourselves as an infinite variety of images and shapes, all those impersonations of our flesh?"
Thomas Ligotti - "Dream of a Mannikin"

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Re: Dream Passage of the Day

"Dreams make no promises."

Graffiti seen on a wall beneath a suicide in an alley,
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Neal Gaiman

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."

-Nikola Tesla, July of 1934
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"'But how could I have desired this to be? I now wonder, fully sober following my debauch of dreams. Perhaps I am too repentant of my prayer and try to reassure myself by my very inability to give it a rational place in the history of the world. The mere memory of my adventure and my delirium, I expect, will serve to carry me through many of the barren days ahead, though only to abandon me in the end to a pathetic demise of meaningless pain. By then I may have forgotten the god I encountered, along with the one who served him like a slave. Both seem to have disappeared from the vicoli, their temple standing empty and abandoned. And now I am free to imagine that it was not I who came to the vicoli to meet the god, but the god who came to meet me.'"
Thomas Ligotti - "The Prodigy of Dreams"

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Ligotti: Ceremonies for initiating children into the cult of the sinister.
Tibet: Gas stations?
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"Prospero:
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

W.Shakespeare, -The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158

"The spirit of an individual reaches its own absolute through incessant negation."
René Daumal
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"Well - in my dream I was, while walking in a familiar rural region, suddenly attacked by a swarm of swift-darting insects from the sky. They were tiny & streamlined, & seemed able to pierce my cranium & enter my brain as if their substance were not strictly material. No sooner had they entered my head, than my identity & position seemed to become very doubtful. I remembered alien & incredible scenes - crags & pinnacles lit by violet suns, fantastic piles of cyclopean masonry, varicoloured fungous vegetation, half-shapeless forms lumbering across illimitable plains, bizarre tiers of waterfalls, topless stone cylinders scaled by rope ladders like ships' ratlines, labyrinthine corridors & geometrically frescoed rooms, curious gardens with unrecognisable plants, robed amorphous beings speaking in non-vocal pipings - & innumerable incidents of vague nature & indefinite outcome. Just where I was, I could not be certain - but there was a powerful sense of infinite distance, & of complete alienage to the earth & to the human race. Nothing actually happened at any time - & I realised I was dreaming considerably before I actually awaked."

- HP Lovecraft writing to HR Barlow on 11 May 1935

Now don't tell me Lovecraft didn't have lucid dreams.

"In my imagination, I have a small apartment in a small town where I live alone and gaze through a window at a wintry landscape." -- TL
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Re: Dream Passage of the Day

“Parisian Dream” (pub. 1857), by Charles Baudelaire (trans. Edna St. Vincent Millay)

I.

That marvellous landscape of my dream—
Which no eye knows, nor ever will—
At moments, wide awake, I seem
To grasp, and it excites me still.

Sleep, how miraculous you are—
A strange caprice had urged my hand
To banish, as irregular,
All vegetation from that land;

And, proud of what my art had done,
I viewed my painting, knew the great
Intoxicating monotone
Of marble, water, steel and slate.

Staircases and arcades there were
In a long labyrinth, which led
To a vast palace; fountains there
Were gushing gold, and gushing lead.

And many a heavy cataract
Hung like a curtain,—did not fall,
As water does, but hung, compact,
Crystal, on many a metal wall.

Tall nymphs with Titan breasts and knees
Gazed at their images unblurred,
Where groves of colonnades, not trees,
Fringed a deep pool where nothing stirred.

Blue sheets of water, left and right,
Spread between quays of rose and green,
To the world’s end and out of sight,
And still expanded, though unseen.

Enchanted rivers, those—with jade
And jasper were their banks bedecked;
Enormous mirrors, dazzled, made
Dizzy by all they did reflect.

And many a Ganges, taciturn
And heedless, in the vaulted air,
Poured out the treasure of its urn
Into a gulf of diamond there.

As architect, it tempted me
To tame the ocean at its source;
And this I did,—I made the sea
Under a jeweled culvert course.

And every colour, even black,
Became prismatic, polished, bright;
The liquid gave its glory back
Mounted in iridescent light.

There was no moon, there was no sun,—
For why should sun and moon conspire
To light such prodigies?—each one
Blazed with its own essential fire!

A silence like eternity
Prevailed, there was no sound to hear;
These marvels all were for the eye,
And there was nothing for the ear.

II.

I woke; my mind was bright with flame;
I saw the cheap and sordid hole
I live in, and my cares all came
Burrowing back into my soul.

Brutally the twelve strokes of noon
Against my naked ear were hurled;
And a grey sky was drizzling down
Upon this sad, lethargic world.
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It was too long to transcribe and my scanner is malfunctioning, so I thought I could take a picture of those 4 pages. Sorry for bad quality.





-- HP Lovecraft writing to Alfred Galpin on December 11, 1919 (from Letters to Alphred Galpin, Hippocampus Press)


HPL soon afterward wrote the dream into the story "The Statement of Randolph Carter"

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