Dreams






Look at the cosmos as a pool where the greatest depths are the most inclusive. Look at the cosmos as expanded dimensions of consciousness and existence. As we move closer to the surface,…








The 3,300-year-old Dream Book, via the British Museum: The meaning of dreams is a subject that fascinated the ancient Egyptians. This hieratic papyrus, probably dates to the early reign of Ramesses II…


Via Utne Reader, Jennifer Dumpert explains oneirogens, substances taken for dream enhancement and manipulation: • Mugwort: Promotes lucid dreams, “astral travel,” and visionary dreams. Contains thujone, the most active ingredient in absinthe….



The best late-night console game of all time? Lovely Sweet Dream (LSD) Dream Emulator was released in Japan in 1998 by Playstation. There is no way to win or lose, and no defined tasks  — except to explore one’s subconscious, set to a trip-hop-jazz soundtrack:

There are many strange environments in this world, and one way to travel through them is by foot. Bumping into people, animals, or special objects usually results in a stranger dream. The number of “days” are kept track of. As the player progresses, the pattern on walls and the form of the player may transmute. Occasionally the player may come across a man in a gray trench coat, commonly referred to as the “Gray Man” or the “Shadow Man”. He walks in one direction only. Getting too close to him will make the screen flash, the man will disappear.


A series of simple methods (and a few advanced ones) to take control of your dreams:

The risk here is that you’ll experience sleep paralysis, a completely normal phenomenon that prevents your body from moving during sleep. Except you’ll be awake, which can be somewhat frightening. The extra caveat is that during sleep paralysis the brain can play tricks on you, inducing strong feelings of fear and causing hallucinations of dark and scary figures approaching you.




Created by researchers at MIT and elsewhere with support from the Pentagon’s experimental DARPA unit, the meshworm’s movment appears eerily organic– it slithers along by morphing and contracting portions of its body. Its design enables it to travel silently and to withstand physical trauma undamaged.Imagine waking at night to find one crawling across your floor:


After a nightmare of God drowning your country, would you even risk not building a new Noah’s Ark based on the biblical dimensions? Via CNN:

A Dutchman has built a replica of Noah’s Ark to biblical proportions, following a dream his homeland would be flooded. Johan Huibers, a wealthy businessman, used the ancient measurement of the cubit — the length of a man’s arm from elbow to fingertips — to build the vessel to the dimensions specified in the book of Genesis.

The finished craft…has just been opened to the public on the Merwede River in the Dutch town of Dordrecht. Huibers has filled his ark, which will operate as a “Bible museum,” with life-sized plastic animals and an aviary of live birds to give visitors more to interact with.


If this app works, how long before others start to “program” your dreams in ways you may not want? From CNN: Harvard PhD student Daniel Nadler is trying to bring a really…