Hey there. Long time, no post! I’ve been busy writing and editing my next book, Daemonic Dreams. I’ve taken a new editor on board, and she pointed out several places where I could expand my original ideas. I had to go back to my original notes! Even so, her advice plus my usual line editor’s keen eyes are truly helping bring Daemonic Dreams together.
By working through the exercises in the book, you can learn to recall your dreams better, plan what you want to dream about in advance, and even control the very fabric of your dreams themselves. More importantly, what your dreams are about need no longer puzzle you, as you’ll have figured out how to interpret them without a dream dictionary. I’ve included rituals involving dream deities from ancient Sumeria, Egypt, and Greece, all in a Daemonolatry context, as well as dream daemons from The Ars Goetia, The Grimorium Verum, and Dukanté Hierarchy. I have also provided nightmare protection and creation rites for those who either suffer from such horrible dreams or wish to terrify their enemies.
Daemonic Dreams is in its final editing stage and should release on the Kindle by April 7, with paperback to quickly follow. I’ll say it then and I’ll say it now: a hundred thanks to those of you who helped get the book to market. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I’ve engaged in dream-work and interpreted dreams for others for over two decades now. After this many years, I tend to rely on instinct experience more than anything else. Still, a friend asked me yesterday what tool I turn to you whenever I feel off balance. Whenever I am unsure or off-kilter, the first thing I do is practice an elemental balancing ritual. If that doesn’t do the trick, I take out a trusty oracle deck to uncover what the matter is. This spread, Dreamspeak, is one of my favorites when something from the night before lingers on my mind.
After shuffling your deck until you feel comfortable, deal 6 cards. They are:
1. The triggering event
2. The dream itself
3. The possible future
4. To what part of my life does the dream refer?
5. What can I learn from this dream
6. How can I act on this dream?
I normally set these out in two rows of three.
This morning, I woke up with a word I couldn’t quite remember on my lips. This bothered me all day, so these were the cards I drew. I used Lenormand here, but you could definitely use Tarot or even runes with the Dreamspeak spread.
Continue reading Dreams – Help Interpret Them with the Dreamspeak Spread
My dreams over the last week have felt soup left in a bowl too long. They congealed into something nearly impenetrable as soon as I woke up. I could only remember snatches of them as the day progressed, a random image here or there.
That didn’t help much, considering the fact my goal was to retrieve a specific symbol for an assignment I was given by fellow clergyman at my temple. I thought I’d seen it several times, but what if I was wrong?
Today I decided to consult the Nine through the Lenormand. I asked them directly, “Have I seen the symbol I am looking for?” While I was shuffling, three cards fell out of the deck at once. In this order, they were: the Lady, the Child, and the Bouquet.
Going on my intuition, I knew the Lady referred to me, and read this as my new reward. Like a flash had gone off in my head, I saw the symbol from my dreams again, this time with more clarity. I’d remembered it correctly after all. Yes! Today’s bowl of soup was piping hot!
I have an important appointment this afternoon. At least I think I do! The cards were unclear on what effect it would have on me in the future. As I’ve mentioned before, some Lenormand cards can be seen as positive while others are negative. In her book The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook, Caitlin Matthews uses slightly different terminology, and describes cards as fortunate, challenging, or neutral. I like framing it that way better. The card I turned up for my end result today, the Ship, is perceived as neutral.
The Ship can symbolize a number of things particularly travel, journeys, voyages, and trips. It can also refer to any vehicle that you would use to go on these trips. On the other hand, the Ship might point to things which are far away, overseas, or simply foreign. It can translate into that which we yearn or long for, or the things which motivates us.
Considering the fact that my question concerned a podcast I’d supposed to be on, I believe the Ship talks about my reaching listeners at a distance. Whether or not it will like what I have to say is another matter.
Unfortunately, additional readings were unclear. I’m left to my own devices on this one. Unfortunately, additional readings looked grim. I pulled the Rod repeatedly, which urged me to seek out more information. I’m glad I did. The podcast would not have been in my best interest.
My time the nine went well. I continued practicing the beginner’s technique assigned by my co-priest the day before yesterday. Yet again I couldn’t remember my dreams in any great detail, though I know that they were rich and eventful. Perhaps these are the types of adventures in my future that the Ship means? If so, sail on!