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Originally posted by CX
I thought carpe deum was "seize the day"? Most commonly known from the film "Dead Poets Society"? Could be wrong though.
Either way, maybe you've heard reference to this film, or someone else has said this phrase in conversation? I've had dreams before where a key point of the dream has been the slogan of an advert that i'd read in a magazine.
Many people use latin phrases in day to day conversation, maybe you've just picked up on this and it's stuck.
[edit on 23/7/06 by CX]
Originally posted by RemusUKHope some of you can help me interpret this rather strange experience I had at roughly 3am this morning.
I am a 24 year old male IT Support Specialist currently living Nottingham, UK.
Before you read this, I am in no way religious, in fact I am a fairly strong non-believer (although part of me would like to believe in the idea). I also know no latin whatsoever.
Here goes. I was in a semi dream state in a room looking down on a young girl on a circular bed-type thing. The room was the kind you find in the back of a church, like a chapel. There were 2 women there too wearing uniforms similar to nuns, but I don't think that's what they were. One of them said something along the lines of, 'this will only work if she is one with god'. I then said in my head, 'a virgin, she must be a virgin' (as in virgin mary). The girl began convulsing and chanting 'carpe deum' over and over again. I then started to get a warm feeling all over me. At that point I remember saying in my head (actually, it could have been out loud), 'I feel close to you now' (as in god). The feeling at that moment became a lot more intense, my heart was rapidly beating and i was kind of hyperventilating, like how a woman is told to breathe when giving birth. I then became paralysed, like something was holding me down, or taking over my body. There was a voice playing in my head saying rather elaborate strings of words, none of which i understood, apart from 'carpe deum' over and over again. I was awake and very aware of what was happening. When I started to panic and shout out, nothing happened, so I began to panic more. Suddenly it stopped and i was able to move again.
I was left feeling very odd indeed, kind of tingly sensation, and very freaked out. 'carpe deum' was playing in my head, I didn't have a clue what it meant. I then picked up my phone and googled those words.
That's when I discovered the meaning. 'seize god', 'hold on to god'.
What does this mean? I wasn’t watching anything on TV even remotely related to any of this the night before either. RemusUK
Originally posted by The Parallelogram
did what she said sound like "dee-um" or "day-um"?
the latter is 'day', the former is 'God'; it's an easily confused pronunciation... but the phrase "Carpe diem" is quite popular, and was probably just something your subconscious picked up at some point, whereas "Carpe deum" is not something I've heard before... like, ever.
Originally posted by jumpspace
Welcome to the world of the twilight zone
It's a place between conciousness and sleep.
In this area, things are "slightly different" than normal. If a door is open, you may see it shut, if a bed is normal, you may see it round, you may see you as a girl (innocent, untarnished etc).
I image that it was you who saw you and that the two "nuns" were possibly guides (or whatever they call them).
I have had this happen to me so many times I cannot count.
The reason you tried to shout out - and nothing came out, or move - and you couldn't move - is that your spirit/soul or whatever wasn't "locked back in" to your body.
I also assume that you felt were being suffocated as well and couldn't breathe?