Dreamworld Trickster

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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:27 AM
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So guys, I had an interesting dream earlier, thought I'd get some insight, especially about one character that seemed to be more than it was.

The setting was, how can I say, originally a vacation. The places were fictional, and my dream likes all my dreams played out with a plot with characters that either my mind generates or facsimiles of people I know when I'm awake.

The dream starts out with the characterization of myself going on vacation to see some distant relatives. A "friend" was travelling with me, though they served more as my conscience that was in my periphery (they were giving me advice but I never really looked at them).

First place we go to is some large house in a valley in a field somewhere. The people living there are normal, nothing too out of ordinary. Then I do some exploring on my own inside this house and I make my way to the attic. The attic from the inside was a different kind of place. Imagine you're on the top floor of some weird cement warehouse, and after jumping around some platforms that serve as the floor, there's a garden in the corner of the end of the attic. It's the kind of garden that nobody has been taking care of.

Then I turned around and there was, essentially what I would call a demon in my path. He looked and talked like a human, but he was something else. I got the impression that the garden belonged to him, and that he has been in this attic for a long time. He was acting as a trickster, trying to bait me into his slick words. I just sorta shrugged him off then left the room.

I then went to another location in the dream, to another house / building. Similar thing happened there, but the trickster was becoming more aggravated because I wasn't falling for his scheme to corrupt me. I then left that place and went to a third place, which was more complex (it was a marina, I believe). Same thing there.

The dream then took a u-turn. It was a lot like a Silent Hill game, where the first half seemed mostly normal and manageable, but then things changed. At the marina, the trickster made it clear that he was going to escalate his corruption. The atmosphere went from normal and greyish to tense and rusty-red hue.

My "friend" was now dictating a schedule that we had to take. I realized that all the people who I had visited in these three places were now targets for the trickster (as he could only corrupt me on my own free will to choose it), and I felt like I needed to help save them all. Basically, these people were still the same characters, but were clearly "off" in what they were doing and saying, since the trickster was sucking up their energy, and refused to believe that anything was wrong when I tried to explain it to them. The only solution seemed to be to bring these people out of these buildings.

Except that my "friend" could not allow it, because they had a watch and kept telling me things like "if we don't leave here in 5 minutes we could not leave the place". So even though I would get close to saving some of them, I had to simply say "I have to go" and then keep going back through the places that I had came from before, except this time they seemed heavily haunted and possessive.

And it kept degrading until the end, where I was back at the garden in the attic where I met the trickster the first time. The trickster was there, again, and much more powerful this time because he basically took over everybody and every place I had been to in the dream. I was the only thing not under his domain, and he wanted it. Well, except for my "friend" who was with me in this cement attic this time. Just as the trickster was about to make his move to take over me, my "friend" basically mocked him and reassured me that it's all good and snapped their fingers the moment my alarm clock started going off, back in the real world.

It was a bizarre dream, I don't have those too often. The two most important elements of the dream were the trickster and my travelling "friend". My "friend" reminded me a lot of myself, if myself was beside me as a separate person, though more of my controlling with the watch / time aspect.

As for the trickster... He / it was not a part of myself that I recognize. I actually felt that it was not even something that my mind generated, as if it was a foreign entity in my dream that was trying to mess with the mental construct that I created. He was also enigmatic, as if he has had a long measure of time and experience playing with people's thoughts, praying on the weak in order to eventually take down the strong.

To picture the trickster, he reminded me a lot of Bob from the show "Twin Peaks" (the astral trickster character from the "Black Lodge") in how he was talking and acting, and in some ways physically also,although his shape was quite dynamic.

I wrote about this dream here because this trickster character seemed quite ominous. You guys ever hear or have experience with such a character?




posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:37 AM
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I have and so has my older brother. There is always a choice to be made, you have to go over of your own free will, thats like in the rules, however it seems that it's ok for him to trick you into agreeing,did the dream seem hyper real? a reply to: Vovin



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:40 AM
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Sometimes he will appear in a dream as a dead loved one and ask for your assistance in crossing back to the land of the living.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:40 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
I have and so has my older brother. There is always a choice to be made, you have to go over of your own free will, thats like in the rules, however it seems that it's ok for him to trick you into agreeing,did the dream seem hyper real? a reply to: Vovin



I would say that it seemed surreal, and because of the trickster's presence in the dream I instinctively had more conscious control over what was happening.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: VovinThat sounds right. This your first encounter?



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: abe fromanAlso. have you ever had a dream and then you wake up one or more times but are still stuck in the dream?



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:46 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: VovinThat sounds right. This your first encounter?



Yeah, although I've encountered other strange things in dreams before.

Like I said though, it was quite weird how my "friend" that was with me throughout the dream was really a part of myself bringing order to the dream in counterbalance to the trickster's disorder.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:47 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: abe fromanAlso. have you ever had a dream and then you wake up one or more times but are still stuck in the dream?



No.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: Vovin Id, ego,superego?



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:56 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: Vovin Id, ego,superego?



Yeah seems that way. Just never had them separated into different entities before. But like I said, the trickster was something else entirely.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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It definitely feels demonic to me.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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Found this online One widespread figure in world mythology is the trickster, a powerful spirit or divinity who, as the name implies, delights in all sorts of pranks and jokes. Although the trickster is not actually an evil spirit, the impact of the trickster's activity is often unpleasant. In dreams the trickster archetype may emerge as a clown or other figure who mocks our pretensions or throws light on the ways in which we delude ourselves. The same archetype may manifest in less desirable ways, spoiling our dream pleasures and throwing things into a state of anarchy. Because tricksters are shapeshifters, they are also symbols of transformation.

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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:20 AM
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Yes it's a good summary and I'm well aware of trickster mythology, whether is Norse's Loki or local aboriginal stories of the crow.

The problem was that the trickster in my dream definitely had some kind of mythological portrayal, but it doesn't remind me of any of the traditional descriptions that I heard.

Like I said, I found an oddly pristine garden located deep in a place built by man, yet this place was abandoned by man long ago. That's why I was baited by the garden, because it was so unnaturally out of place, and then when I turned to leave is when the trickster appeared.

And just to be clear, by garden I mean more of a well-kept area with exotic plants and grass, not something like a vegetable garden.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:24 AM
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a reply to: Vovin Garden of Eden perhaps?



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:45 AM
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a reply to: Vovin

What was the trickster asking of you exactly?

In the past I had a few episodes of dream/sleep paralysis where some entities kept trying to coax me out of my body. I kept refusing, not sure if it was a good or bad idea to comply. They got impatient and started pulling me out without my consent. I was floating, floating up toward the ceiling while they were trying to assure me it was safe. I got a flash of insight, a voice in my mind that said they were going to boot me out and enter my body; that it would then belong to them and I wouldn't be able to get back in.

I struggled, and kicked and screamed, and prayed then finally broke loose and "fell" back down into my body. I have no doubt there are truly malevolent tricksters out there in the dreamworld.

edit on 6-7-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:50 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: abe fromanAlso. have you ever had a dream and then you wake up one or more times but are still stuck in the dream?



Happens to me quite a lot. Usually it's more lucid where I'm aware that I'm dreaming, and looking for a way out, a way to wake up. I trick myself into thinking I'm awake, and then once I realize I'm still asleep, dreaming, I have to search for a new way out. It's really uncomfortable


Sometimes I'm also blind or losing my vision in dreams. I don't like those ones at all!



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: Vovin

originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: VovinThat sounds right. This your first encounter?



Like I said though, it was quite weird how my "friend" that was with me throughout the dream was really a part of myself bringing order to the dream in counterbalance to the trickster's disorder.


I noticed you mentioned you could feel your friend's presence and hear the voice, but couldn't exactly see your friend. This sounds a lot to me like it may be a 'guardian' or 'protector' of yours--not just in the metaphorical sense--I mean a true-to-life spirit guide. I have had many similar experiences in dreams or OOBEs of these "friends." They're always just out of direct eyesight.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Vovin

What was the trickster asking of you exactly?

In the past I had a few episodes of dream/sleep paralysis where some entities kept trying to coax me out of my body. I kept refusing, not sure if it was a good or bad idea to comply. They got impatient and started pulling me out without my consent. I was floating, floating up toward the ceiling while they were trying to assure me it was safe. I got a flash of insight, a voice in my mind that said they were going to boot me out and enter my body; that it would then belong to them and I wouldn't be able to get back in.

I struggled, and kicked and screamed, and prayed then finally broke loose and "fell" back down into my body. I have no doubt there are truly malevolent tricksters out there in the dreamworld.



Can't remember what the trickster was saying, which to be honest was probably a feature of the dream since I was dismissing all his words as corrupting type of speech. It was the degrading atmosphere and settings that were much more memorable.

And like I said, this was all within a dream and the dream's parameters. Had nothing to do with OOBE, which I don't experience anyway. And I certainly hope many others around here don't either, don't need them to know what I do at night lol



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 04:32 AM
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a reply to: Vovin

I think 'Dreamworld Trickster' would be a good album or band name (if it isnt already)
edit on 6-7-2014 by Tidnabnilims because: Dibs



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: Tidnabnilims
a reply to: Vovin

I think 'Dreamworld Trickster' would be a good album or band name (if it isnt already)


Haha yeah I quickly came up with something catchy. Kinda reminds me of "The Great Sun Jester" by Blue Oyster Cult.





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