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Gog and Magog

Posted on 2011.11.24 at 10:09
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I don't have black & white dreams often, and I'm unsure if this dream would qualify as such, for while it was entirely in gray tone, it was truly just desaturated. Desaturated because of the overcast sky. The mighty expanse of enormous sky, entirely overcast, and foreboding.

Two separate dreams last night, independent of each other - both found me traveling down a gray divided highway under that gray sky, in wonder of the powerful weather system we seemed to be driving toward. In one dream, Mr. Witwicky was driving. I believe we were in Flordia, or at least somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico. That's when we saw it. A huge, dark gray vertical wall of tornado connecting the clouds and the horizon like a stovepipe hat, and suddenly too close for comfort. Mr. Witwicky slammon the brakes, maneuvered the vehicle into a controlled slide, crossed the median of the divided highway and starting heading the opposite direction we'd been traveling, away from the storm.

We sought refuge at an old 50s era Air Force Base, built onto the highway like a Rest Stop; like the massive King Fahd Causeway between Saudi and Bahrain. And yet suddenly that was where we were supposed to have been. Conducting business with another company. They had a presentation for us, and we were surrounded by many people we knew. The day continued to be gray and overcast, but the immediate threat was gone. I had visualized the storm being contained by the fence in my backyard at the Texas house. We were safe.

The second dream was uncanny in it similarity to the first - again, traveling at great speed down a divided highway only to have my direction reversed by a tornado. This time I contained the storm inside a smaller area, much higher walled wooden fence in the backyard of the Kansas house. I was ready to destroy this storm once and for all, so with an upraised knife, and much trepidation, I approached the 10-foot gate containing this swirling, snarling wrecker of havoc and swung it open! Inside was my wife! And I felt as relieved as Abraham when the angel of the Lord stayed his hand from sacrificing his firstborn son.

Afterward my wife and I rode our motorcycles out on a lush, but gray winding deserted two-lane road on which towering vertical blank billboards stood facing only direction - the fascia used as a deterrent to scale the 10-times taller than usual telephone poles on which they were attached. This did not stop my wife of course, who, with near-superhuman power, leaped to the bottom rung and climbed to the top. In doing so she ripped her shirt above the left breast and it opened like a scar and became a fixation for me.

The clouds continued to roll in and I was reminded of the end time in the book of Revelations.

In dreams, any kind of highway represents a symbolic journey in real life; this may be related to your career, your private or your social life. Your actions on this journey will be significant; everything that occurs will be significant for your dream interpretation.

To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, you may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life. Do you need to add romance or color to your life?

The sky often represents the mind or your thoughts. Gray clouds denote despondence.

Dreams of tornadoes are often symbolic of ongoing verbal arguments, fighting and emotional tension occurring in a relationship. overall, the presence of tornadoes in dream land suggests that you are an extremely emotional person and that either you (or those around you) are prone to emotional outbursts. Alternatively, you may feel as if you are being swept along by forces beyond your control - perhaps someone's passion. [Or as a fear/phobia: aversion to fanaticism.]

To see a fence in your dream signified an obstacle or barrier that may be standing in your path. If the house that feature in your dream was you actual home and some aspect of it was highlighted, you need to decide whether your dream was literal or whether is relates to some aspect of yourself.


pcofwildthings at 2011-11-24 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
I love hearing about people's dreams. I sure have my share of weird ones. I rarely dream in black and white. I thought dreaming in color was the norm, then found out it was not.

Dude, welcome to my nightmare: Tornado dreams. They're not a nightmare, really, but they are a recurrent subject when I'm feeling stressed, and even sometimes when I don't think I am. For me, they mean internal turbulence, usually when I'm trying to make sense of something but my thoughts just keep circulating. I'm usually feeling two things in these dreams: (1) that I am in awe of the weather pattern and would like to just watch it unfold, and (2) needing to seek shelter; where that shelter is varies.

Interesting to approach the storm with knife upheld. I should try that sometime, face the fear and fury, though humbly equipped, instead of running for cover. I'd like a really, really big knife though, please. Maybe some kind of magical staff.

Interesting the latter part of your dream. You rescue your wife from the path of potential destruction. Next, you're traveling together, the blank billboards have some significance here. Unmarked territory? Then she displays strength, focus, and power that surprises and amazes you, but in doing so, she is not completely unscathed. There is a rent (thinking about where on the body this appears), but it does not appear to be a mortal wound, and your reaction. Fascinating.
ehowton at 2011-11-26 01:25 (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! I love dreams and the ideas behind them. I have such intricate, vivid dreams and recurring dreams, and dreams I remember having when I was in kindergarten; which is why I write them all down - I can usually recall everything about the past dreams I've recorded here once I start re-reading them and its like setting down with a fantastic book you've read many times before.

But not everyone feels that way.

I've lost more than one friend (and actually had one lady stop reading my blog altogether) because of the recording of these dreams. Ah well, I'm not in it for the fame.

I love trying to determine their source - many times its easy and I just write them down because they're entertaining. But other dreams, such as this one, simply baffle me! Yet the imagery is so strong and repetitive that I know my subconscious is battling to work it out.

Your suggestions/ideas no matter how crazy or even personal are most welcome here. Its why I post them publicly!

Thanks again!
pcofwildthings at 2011-11-26 04:34 (UTC) (Link)
Good to know. I have a lot of ideas about others' dreams, while my own seem puzzling. For example, I've been trying to figure out why in the past couple years I've frequently dreamed about large cats and other predatory animals (mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves). Usually they're right inside my house, acting like they own the place. Most times, I tried to get out of the house or avoid the areas they occupied. In one dream, I even took a boat to an island where I thought there would be refuge, but there were still lions everywhere I went, even the damn grocery store. Not in attack mode, just there lounging, watching me, standing sentinel. One even came up to nudge my hand. I had the feeling that unless I remained calm in their presence, or at least the appearance of calm on the outside, they'd not harm me. I wondered if there was some Jungian meaning, getting to know the "animus" as Jung calls it, typically in midlife, and becoming comfortable with that. These dreams do seem to occur less often now.
ehowton at 2011-11-26 17:41 (UTC) (Link)
I have never found a better companion to dreams (and NOT for lack of trying) than the utterly fascinating The Element Encyclopdia of 20,000 Dreams which my wife picked up at some yokel-local library because she thought it "looked interesting." We re-checked it out as many times as they would let me before I had to give it back. Then we found it on sale for $9 at a bookstore! It has been my constant companion ever since.

So please, now allow me the honor of what it has to say about your dream!

There is a section dedicated to Big Cats, but they break-out definitions based on which cat you see. They list: Jaguar, leopard, lion/lioness, lynx, panther & tiger. As you have mentioned specifically seeing lions and mountain lions (panther) we'll start with those.

[Lion/Lioness] Generally a positive symbol that suggests physical strength and success in waking life. If can also suggest self-assertion or the need for it to be expressed in waking life because of the lion's roar. (Though the book does later give us Jung's masculinity interpretation - contrasexually - as an identity to your "soul image).

[Panther] A Christian symbol, representing power to protect against evil. It also suggests anger and fierceness.

[Bear] Often represents the mother figure in dreams and depending on the dream, this image can be caring or uncaring, or possessive and all devouring. The bear is largely a solitary animal that prefers to live and survive alone,. This, and its human way of standing may be major reasons for bears appearing in dreams. We can therefore link the bear with feelings about living alone or surviving by one;s own strength. Because of the bear's ability to hibernate, it can also represent our ability to recreate ourselves after a period of rest and reflection.

[Wolves] (A link to my own where its defined).

pcofwildthings at 2011-11-26 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting, indeed. Thanks for that. Interestingly, the panthers were seated on pedestals, live sentinels as it were, before an awesome glass house. But I was suspicious of them and diverted from entering this house, which was supposedly where I lived.

After repeatedly dreaming about the lions, I ultimately came to the conclusion I was going to have to learn to live with them, because they didn't seem to be going anywhere I wasn't, but their presence still rattled me. Strange that one would come so close as to nudge my hand.

The bear was in my childhood home, sort of poking its nose along minding its business, but I got the feeling that it might become aggressive at the slightest provocation. Again, the urge to flee and put distance between me and the bear, let the bear do its thing, I didn't care. That was a transitional period of motherhood for me (adult child having left home, me finding my way again without having to be in mom mode).
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