posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 11:12 PM
Despite graduating with a degree in EE and a minor in comp sci., I apparently struggle starting a thread anywhere but here. Perhaps I missed some
critical instructions at some juncture (or am under a requisite number of posts).
Either way my aim here is simple: I simply had a strange dream and was trying to get some feedback on its possible significance. The only reason I
felt compelled to post on something as mundane as a dream is because in it I read a word, in Latin, and, I do not read or speak Latin - I have not had
any courses in it, and while I do speak latin-based languages, the word I encountered is one I am positive I have never read before.
The word was : occidat.
The reason this word concerns me is both because of its context in the dream, and because, upon perusing Vulgate translations of the Bible, I see that
it occurs in several places. I'm increasingly terrified of the possible ominous significance of the word.
Some context in my own life: I've been struggling in my relationship with my abusive father, who wants, yet again "a second chance" for us to
"restart" our relationship, despite his inability to grow past his destructive behavioral tendencies - and at the same time I am struggling with my
own social issues, but of paramount importance my religious faith. I recently made the comment to our church group the prior week "you know if God
wants me to believe in him more fully, rather than having me read the Bible, I'd like some direct communication, you know, if he could just spell it
out for me." Now that the writing appears to be on the 'mental' wall I've been increasingly afraid of the possible message. I can't recall ever
dreaming of a particular word, or ever reading in a dream.
The dream itself was rather loosely strung together. It started in a French castle with all of my family and other people there. In the cellar of this
castle there was a green plant/fungal growth growing - all the way to the top of the cellar. People thought it were innocuous, but actually a child
fell in it and he came out covered in slime, and his behavior deteriorated until he behaved somewhat more like a cannibal / not a human and he began
contaminating others. They all seemed very playful but there was something sinister to them, and so I ran into a closet and hid there. My aunt
sarcastically asked if I were afraid and why I was taking so long changing in there. I replied that I was not afraid, I just wanted to look perfect
that is all. Ultimately I opened the door to the closet and ran down to the ocean where the beach was fomenting with foam. On the shores was a
slightly more crippled looking version of a boy I knew about a decade ago, but who was very influential on me; I have always wondered if he were
possessed by the devil. Here, his soul was more fully disembodied from his original image, and he looked smaller and more sinister - and he
sarcastically asked me if I were "afraid" of his "video game". I don't play video games, to be clear. I told him no, not entirely sure what he
was talking about. But I desperately wanted to believe the increasingly violent behavior of the people in the castle (they seemed to be tearing each
other apart and losing their minds) - was some video game instead of reality, and that hope made me engage in this conversation with this "man"; he
held out a small rectangular DVD case with the word Vol and 5 glowing in bright, unique text - almost like Roman numerals the V was. It glowed on
black velvet. He called it Volcan 5, but it was very clearly spelled Vol - Volcan - not Vul, so this is confusing retrospectively. I placed my hand on
it and was able to watch it, without going back to the castle, by closing my eyes.
It is in the introductory scene that this word appeared. There was a scientist underground somewhere, and she raced through a tunnel to another,
superior scientists' underground office. She said she had obtained a key piece of information, and she held up this cloth that was light and delicate
as spiderweb - pure white - translucent - with the tiniest beads in it. She held this cloth up to an artificial light and the scientist read it for
her, although for the life of me I cannot hear the scientist say the word - I just read it in the light with my own eyes. The word was "occidat" and
the elder scientist woman asked the younger one what she meant by this cloth. She said it held the key to the unraveling of man, and was discovered to
be 3,000 years old and prophetic. The elder scientist dismissed the younger one verbally saying her suggestion was ludicrous, but, there was an edge
of fear in her voice. It was clear to all present she dismissed it because she did not want to believe what it said. The younger scientist implored
that we were running out of time, and at that point the DVD zoomed to the cellar where the fungal/green plant growth was occurring. I pulled away from
the DVD and awoke at that moment, with fear.
I then discussed this dream with my husband. After much searching we found an interesting place this word occurred - in something called the Vulgate
translation of the Bible. Two passages in which it is featured are in Job where it describes that "when plague causes the death of man, he mocks the
innocent" and also another passage, which says "do not let the sun go down on your anger". My husband thinks the dream was somehow saying that I
should remedy things with my father, but the former passage is also ominous.
I've spent a lot of the day in terror of this dream. What do you think it means?