Dream Management

One core of my political philosophy is this: A sense that the game of politics is played by manipulating people to get trapped into their own projections, pitting them in a war with their own shadows. A war they are certain to lose, the harder they try. This strategy exploits a fundamental tendency of human…

It’s Always You

The Beloved is in the Blood. -some Sufi or other It may be that you have appeared to me in more dreams than any other person, aside from my dead father. It hadn’t happened in some years, and I thought that time was past, till it happened again this morning. This ‘you’ doesn’t always look…

Fear of Flying

Dreamed last night that I was either in Wings with Paul McCartney, or else I was Paul McCartney during the Wings years. The music part of the dream is mostly lost to me now, and I have the sense that it wasn’t that long, anyway. My recollection gets more clear as we were headed off…

Alchemical Dreaming

Dreamed last night that I was in what we might reasonably call a wonderful relationship, but the whole time I had this feeling that something was wrong with it. It wasn’t till the end that I realized that the thing wrong was that I was asleep. It was one of those rare instances where I…

I Dream of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

Dreamed of informing a young friend of the essential message of the Beatles while sitting in a restaurant. A man listening from the next table turned, and in a skeptical tone of voice, asked me to repeat my central assertion. “The essential message of the Beatles,” I repeated, “was the ultimate insufficiency of the material…

Three Dreams

March 31, 2014 Dreamed of a brilliant idea for a television show that would feature me playing games of basketball against teams of kindergarten students. Somehow this all seemed funny, especially because i’d conceived of the perfect name for the show. Waking in the middle of the night with this name in my head, after…

Repeal & Replace the Articles of Confederation

Had a dream in which I realized I was not about to receive a great deal of money. I was walking in a building, heading for a bathroom, I think, when it struck me that I had been living inside an illusory notion that a million dollars was headed my way. As you might imagine,…

I’m Psychedelically Gifted

In my dream this morning someone had invented a drug for marketing purposes that allowed the user to create realities for their audience to inhabit. It was more than virtual reality in that those dosed with the drug passionately leapt into these ideational spaces, completely enamored of the premises and their identities within them. I…

The Sermon of the Cell

Dreamed I was incarnated in some sort of game where I had to figure something out. This game was just like real life. I was out walking Earthbear, except he was wearing a sweater. For some reason, I had to kill someone in this game in order to extract their heart, as this might yield…

Disinterested Survivor

Dreamed I was on a Survivor-type dating show, except we were all dressed as Vedic deities. I was Hanuman. A few of the people were discussing the nature of disinterested action, and coming upon them I declared (authoritatively, as you might imagine) that the essence of disinterested action lay in not trying to be disinterested….

Imagine Jesus Christ Needed His Laptop Fixed

Dreamed of demonstrating my telekinetic abilities for a friend by levitating my laptop. As it floated past her, she reflexively reached out for it, as if to save it from dropping. This gesture communicated a sense of doubt to my pre-conscious mind and, spell broken, the laptop crashed down and broke into pieces. Fortunately, we…

I Dream of Noam Chomsky as a Common Man

Dreamed Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker were in my band, though neither played an instrument or sang. Noam made sense to me, but I couldn’t understand why Pinker was there. What’s more, the two didn’t like each other. But, I was thrilled to be in a band with Chomsky, and he gave me a really…