My name is Frank Whitfield. I was born in 2060 and I am 27 years old. I am a psychologist who works in Paris, France. I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, where I first heard about Steven Collier, a man who died at the age of 95 in 2048 and lived much of his life in Portsmouth.
In 2017, Collier had published more dreams on the Internet than anyone in the history of the world. Communication to people through published dreams was at an early stage. Although published dream journals had existed for over 20 years on the internet, the concept of one dream-journalist dreaming about another dream-journalist was barely deemed of importance as only a miniscule fraction of people in the world were aware of such a phenomenon.
Nevertheless, Collier became attuned to the concept of dream-journalists dreaming about other dream-journalists and he thought he could use such a concept as the basis for a book. The concept of such a book was, in fact, part of an altogether new art form. Before Collier, no one had ever woven together a series of actual, truthful dreams in the context of a fictional story. Creating art in such a way barely seemed possible, yet by 2017, Collier made such art the focus of his life.
Thus when Collier and another dream-journalist named Mairita both began dreaming of a third internet dream-journalist named 9 Space King, Collier perceived that a story worth telling was in the making, and Collier proceeded to combine Mairita's dreams with his own into a story of dream communication.
Collier's Dream of: 14 July 2015 "An Indictment"
may be as magical as
the dreams themselves
I've written an interpretation of a dream titled "Taking down a monarchy with art" which had recently been published on the Dream Journal website by a dream-journalist whose user name is "9 Space King." Actually, I have written four distinct interpretations of that dream, and I'm trying to decide which one I want to publish.
As I think of the four interpretations, I think of the hallway inside the front door of my Seventeenth Street Home, in Portsmouth, Ohio, and I imagine each interpretation as a mat or a rug which I've thrown down inside the door. Anyone who walks into the house would step onto this rug. I'm trying to decide which rug is best.
I refer to one of the interpretations as "An Indictment."
I have trouble deciding which of these interpretations I want to use. As I wonder how the interpretations will be perceived if I publish them, the name of one particular internet dream-reader seems to flash through my mind as someone who attacks my interpretations when I publish them on-line. Thus, deciding which of the four interpretations to publish is somewhat confusing.
Whether dream interpretation is necessary for dream communication is the first question. The answer is simply, "Yes." For one dreamer to communicate to another dreamer in dreams, it is helpful for the first dreamer to read the dreams of the second dreamer and to interpret what message is being sent to the second dreamer in the second dreamer's dream. Finding messages in dreams is the purpose of interpretation. Although interpretation may be daunting, the rewards of dream interpretation are divine, as well as extremely helpful in determining the character of the dreamer.
Collier's Dream of: 29 December 2015 "Strangers' Dreams"
of the dreams of others is
I'm thinking about the Dream Journal website and about interpreting dreams thereon. I know that some people believe that it's not possible for one person to interpret another person's dreams if the interpreter does not actually know the dreamer, as on the Dream Journal where people usually do not actually know each other. I would counter that argument by saying that an interpreter on the Dream Journal actually does come to know the dreamers who publish their dreams there. One can learn a great deal about people through their dreams alone. It's not as if an interpreter is simply reading one dream ... but many, many dreams through which the dreamer comes to be known by the interpreter.
For example, I reflect that I have determined that some dream journalists on the Dream Journal website clearly have mental problems. I specifically think of Ebb, a new member of the Dream Journal who has openly disclosed that she has a mental disability and that she receives assistance from the government for her disability.
I think of another specific dream publisher, Blue Opossum, who I suspect also receives government assistance for mental illness - although he does not openly disclose it - since I would classify Blue Opossum as "stark, raving mad." I reconsider, however, and moderate such a harsh assessment - I think perhaps Blue Opossum is simply "mentally ill," and not completely insane. I think he lives in a little, run-down house which I rather vividly visualize as a dark and obscure shack with a misty, blue background. The house sits isolated - completely alone, desolate and somber, almost as if sitting in a swamp. He does not have a job. He appears to have been an unproductive member of society for a long, long time. He must receive income from somewhere.
I think of another dream journalist, Immortal Dreams, who also has disclosed that she receives government assistance for being mentally ill. She does indeed appear to be mentally ill - but not morbidly so. Even though she also is unproductive at the moment, she is likeable.
Next I think of Haux, another dream journalist who has disclosed that he sees a psychologist. He is a young man who does, however, have a job and who does seem to contribute to society. I do not think of him as mentally ill. He simply has some mental issues to which he is attending.
Finally, I think of 9 Space King, another dream journalist. He is a boy still in high school. He has also disclosed that he is seeing either a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but I do not think that he is mentally ill nor do I detect any mental issues in him. I think that he simply hails from a family which is affluent enough to pay attention to his mental needs by providing him with a sort of psychological mentor. He is actually fortunate to have someone like that with whom he can talk.
The point is - I reflect - that I do know much about different dream journalists on the Dream Journal simply from having read what they write there. I strongly disagree that a dream interpreter who does not personally know a dreamer cannot interpret the dreamer's dreams. I do agree, however, that the more information which an interpreter has about a dreamer, the more likely it is that the interpretation will be accurate.
Dreaming about someone is just that - a dream. Such dreams do not imply that the dreamer is in actual contact with the dreamed-of person any more than a novelist is in actual contact with the characters in the novel. Actual "dream communication" does not take place in the dream itself. Dream communication only takes place outside the dream, when a dream-reader reads or hears the dream. By 2017, dreamers reading each other's dreams had started to take hold on the Internet.
Mairita's Dream of 26 March 2017 "Private secretary to another dreamer"
Seoul, an office in one of the upper floors of a skyscraper, late evening. I work as a private secretary to a young Chinese guy (Goodwin) who has made his fortune in an unspecified TV show. It's a slack sort of job as mostly I'm just organising his diary and managing his many travels. This evening he comes in saying he fancies some Georgian food and asks me to organise a flight to Batumi asap. I know that his girlfriend (an unspecified leggy model type) is reluctant to travel and book a flight for one without asking questions.
Collier's Dream of: 11 April 2017 "Tocqueville"
dreams contain sundry
for the wise of mind
I'm having a meal with 9 Space King and his family in their home. While 9 Space King's mother prepares the meal, 9 Space King's father and I sit down in the living room and begin talking. He mentions three philosophers. I have read the works of two of the philosophers, but the philosopher on which he concentrates is "Tocqueville," and I know that I have never actually read anything by Tocqueville.
The father talks about something which Tocqueville has said about Christ or Christianity. From what the father says, I deduce that he is a Christian. When he finishes talking, I pull my chair right up in front of him and look him straight in the eye. I want him to know that I do not believe in Christ. I say, "I don't want to offend anybody with my beliefs. I'm not a believer, but I do believe in God."
I then add, "It sounds like you're a believer."
He looks at me sternly and says that he is not a believer in Christ. I'm a bit taken aback by what he has said.
I think it probably seems a little peculiar that I even have any kind of connection with 9 Space King because he is so young and I am so old - I'm even older than 9 Space King's father. I wonder if the father wonders about this relationship. That I would even know 9 Space King seems peculiar to me also, but I know that the basis of our relationship is the dreams which we both publish. The father seems unconcerned that I have this relationship with 9 Space King. That is fine with me.
This house seems to be built on the side of a cliff. I can look out the windows of the living room and see a deep gorge below, and I can see a steep cliff on the other side of the gorge. I can also see a train track which runs along the cliff on the other side. When a train abruptly comes along on the other side of the gorge, I can see the faces of passengers in the passenger compartments of the train as it passes. I think I probably know some of the people on the train, but it passes so quickly that the faces are a blur.
9 Space King is standing right next to me on my right. He leans over in front of me so that the back of his head is in front of mine so I cannot see the train. He is apparently playing some kind of little joke. I actually want people from the train to see me here with 9 Space King and his family because I think people might find it interesting that I am with them in their home. 9 Space King finally raises his head so I can see the train again, but it is moving so fast that I do not see anyone whom I recognize on the train.
Where do dreams come from? Collier only had one answer: All dreams contain benevolent messages from God. I do not see how he can be proven wrong. That his theory is at least a possibility cannot be denied. A character is in a non-lucid dream, therefore, because God placed the character there. Persons, places, and things are set in place like the stage-setting of a play when God creates the dream.
Mairita's Dream of 11 April 2017 "A cult in eerie jungle vault"
awareness of death
brings light to some but only
darkness to others
I'm driving away from a castle constructed of gray stone. I have only traveled a short distance when I discover Mairita lying in the middle of the road. I'm unsure what is wrong with her - she is either injured or ill. It seems that she was earlier in the castle, that she left, and that she may have purposely inflicted this injury upon herself. I recall that I just finished having had a couple dreams about her and I take note that I have begun dreaming about her very quickly.
Some other people with me pick up Mairita and we take her back to the castle where inside we ascend long circular stairs headed toward the top of the castle. On the way up the stairs, I seem to recall that Mairita had previously said that she has a treatment for this affliction which is affecting her.
Not only did Collier believe that God transmits messages in dreams, Collier believed that God tells stories in dreams, and Collier came to suspect that he might be able to compare the stories which he found in his dreams with the stories which he found in another dreamer's dreams. By focusing on one particular person in the dreams of two dreamers, Collier suspected that a completely unique story would emerge. As Collier compared his dreams of 9 Space King with those of Mairita, he began to see the outlines of that story.
Mairita's Dream of 30 April 2017 "9 Space King saves the day"
rise like a phoenix from bleak
I'm standing in the middle of a war-torn, urban area with debris everywhere and no sign of life anywhere. I may be looking at the aftermath of an apocalypse. In the midst of all this destruction, I have somehow established some kind of contact with a woman who seems like Mairita (an internet dream-journalist). Even though I do not actually see her, I have a sense of her being, and I'm able to transmit to her some information which she is able to use to insert code which consists of a long string of letters and numbers into a digital program. When she enters the code, pieces of disabled equipment can be revitalized.
Transmitting the code to her is rather tedious, but I manage to transmit one long string of code. I now know that a whitish-silver, helicopter blade which is lying nearby will be reactivated. Actually there are two similar lines of code (because she already has one line), as well as two helicopter blades which will now be reactivated.
After I have transmitted the code, I realize I could have probably entered the code myself without her help. So I'm unsure whether I will actually need her help to activate some of the equipment which is strewn over the devastated area.
It seems, however, as if I still may need her.
When Collier compared his and Mairita's dreams of 9 Space King, he found himself more impressed by the similarities between his (Collier's) character and Mairita's character, than by any conclusions about 9 Space King's character. Mairita appeared to have similar goals as himself and he wondered whether they might be able to actually communicate in their dreams.
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