posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:23 PM
This is a fascinating thread; I wish I'd looked here earlier. Funny how I haven't been on this forum in ages and suddenly I have a whim to look in
Shadow insects. I've been seeing them since I was three. First terror I ever had was from waking to find a shadow spider right over my face. Yep,
age three. I think my spider phobia came from this one incident. Seen them many times over the last 50 years.
Most of the time, I see them in that space between dreaming and waking, and when I wake up fully, they fade as I'm watching them. Most of the time.
I've seen massive tarantulas three feet across crawling up an unseen thread to retreat behind a curtain, and two-feet across centipedes crawling up a
wall to disappear into a corner of the room. I've seen tiny spiders crawling across my bed. And once, I jumped up out of a nightmare, feeling like
someone was in the house, clearing the house, then coming back to my bed, wide awake, to see a black blob about 3 inches across crawl to the edge of
my bed and disappear over the side.
And always, ALWAYS, the things are trying their best to get away from me.
This is very different behavior from the dreams I have of the things. Usually they're spiders in the dreams, and always they are attacking me. And
it's not uncommon at all to snap suddenly awake from the nightmare to see one of the ugly bugs trying to get away from me.
And much of the time, I wake tingling from the, what I have come to call, shadow dreams.
It's bothered me enough that I did a lot of study on the things. And I actually have a theory based on physics for the things, involving extra
dimensions. When I say based on physics, allow me to add that I work with hard physics every day, in high-strength magnetic fields and high-frequency
radio waves. So I am fairly particular about my science.
I've gone looking into all manner of science, hard and soft, from electromagnetic field theory to jungian psychology. I've dabbled in the occult,
studying to find whether rules of magic applied.
And what I've come up with seems to cover dreams, shadows, physics, psychology, and even magic. I realize it sounds a little much, but I'll give
you the basics and you be the judge.
Basically, everything boils down to dimensions. Even dreamspace is real space, although it is at right angles to what we commonly call space, so
different rules apply. We as creatures are partly the 7 or 8 spatial dimensions, plus the (probably) 2 time dimensions, plus the 2 + 1 dreamspace
dimensions. Our psychological events, thought and dreams, occur within dreamspace. And time seems to pass within dreamspace because it is at right
angles to 7(8) space. Magic also seems to derive in part from dreamspace, as some of magic's rules also apply to dreams and psychology.
I call this my "box corner" theory, as it all seems to work together like the corner of a box, with one side holding 7(8)space, one side holding the
2(?) time dimensions, and one side holding 2 + 1 dreamspace.
Shadows come into our normal reality from dreamspace. They can cross into our 7(8)space, but they reside more in dreamspace. Which is another way of
saying they are more dreamlike than spacelike. This is why they affect us in both areas, and disappear into "nothing" pretty quickly.
That's the raw basics. Take it as you like.
Really great thread. Thanks to everyone for the discussion.