The Dream Cycle, 2007.24

Nightmare: The Heat Of The Pyre

I was tied to a stake on what looked like a cold winter morning. I couldn't feel the cold, though. Bundles of wood were place at the bottom of the stake around my feet and set on fire. The fire started slowly burning as it lit up and then suddenly jumped up and engulfed me. The reds, yellows, and oranges of the flame were all that I could see for a while, and I could smell the odor of burning clothes, skin, and hair; but I felt no pain. I found it very odd that I could feel the heat of the flames covering me, then I lost my sense of smell.

Looking out through the licking flames I could see the faces of the people watching me, burning me. Their faces were uncaring and contorted, twisted and vague. They watched my death with sickening satisfaction; screaming curses at me every so often but I could not hear them, everything was silent.

Then, I felt my eyes pop and I was greeted by darkness with the silence. There was no sound, no sight, no smell; only sensation. I could feel my skin charring and cracking from the tremendous heat of the pyre. And through it all, I felt heat. Heat everywhere. Into my mouth and my chest, passing through my lungs and into my organs. Burning. My consciousness was on fire, I could still feel those people watching me and their hateful gazes felt like scorching iron brands.

I really wanted to wake up at the beginning of this nightmare, but the nightmare wouldn't let me.


The Dream Cycle, 2007.23

Finding Religion or How To Become An Avenging Angel In One Easy Step

I had a dream last night that I was in a cafe/bookstore combo with a bunch of my friends. We were discussing religion and the existence or absence of God, any God. Suddenly, I announced that I had found God, the Christian version, and began spouting passages from the Bible. I kept saying things like, "I am the sword of God and I shall lay waste to His enemies" and "The righteous fury of divinity burns within my soul and it shall cleanse this world of transgressors". My buddy Karl was one of the guys at this place and his eyes were wide with amazement. He exclaimed his surprise that I had found God. See, I am an Agnostic, a person who sees no proof in the presence or absence of Divinity, so I don't worry about it. My announcement threw everyone for a loop, including myself upon waking.

Mind you, I still haven't found god. :)
I'm Agnostic. :)