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Dream Trek

Flying Wires And Other Mysteries

Linda Lane Magallón

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 Magallón, Linda Lane (1999 February). Dream Trek: Flying Wires And Other Mysteries. Column. Electric Dreams 6(2). Retrieved on July 11, 2000 on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams

I once awoke from a dream of an oil rig platform. The skyline of the buildings on the platform was eerily familiar. I just knew I had seen it the day before. So I walked around the house, looking for a clue. I finally found it out in the garage: it was the electric table saw. The outline of the machine was exactly the same as the platform.

Now, one could argue that I took a memory clip of the table saw and transmorphed it into the oil platform. I prefer to think that my astral body was cavorting around on the table saw during the night. (Interesting enough, to do this, my dream self would have had to shrink to a smaller size, like Alice in Wonderland did.) Perhaps because it was during dark of night, perhaps psychic sensing is not as vivid and coherent as physical eyes, my dreaming self could only "see" the outline and not all the identifying details.

In either case, memory clip or astral trip, my dream psyche was acting like a child with a coloring book. She took the outline as is, and filled in the blanks. She "colored" the structure with ideas from her own imagination. This dream-creating process is quite similar to how remote viewing is reported to work. The "best" RVers are considered to be those that fill in the blanks closest to the literal picture. Dreaming selves are much more artistic.

When dreams are compared with original stimulus in telepathic experiments, the items that "come through" the best are the simple elements and outlines. That is, it's far easier to pick up via psychic means: general theme, primary colors, shape and form than say, whole sentences, pictorial detail or identifying object. It's the strong edges that tend to get perceived, rather than the subtleties. Because this is demonstrable in terms of physical objects, I highly suspect that the same process is operable in terms of non-physical "objects."

Dreams don't use physical eyes. They use psychic sensing. Thus, they not only have the ability to tune into the physical world, they can also perceive on the inner planes: what's been called astral, ethereal, etc. In general, this level has been perceived by psychics in terms of light, mist and color. For those folks (like lucid dreamers and dream incubators) who focus attention for extended periods of time, I believe that the mist can coalesce and form structure. This may or may not include the infamous astral chord. The astraland ethereal levels respond to thought and tend to create what we anticipate beforehand.

However, underneath the variegated imagery, there does seem to be consensus. It's as if we all produce different computer programs on the Star Trek Enterprise holodeck, but the gridwork underneath is similar for all of us. Our gridwork is the physical body and brain as well as the bodies of the non-physical level.

I created this theory as a result of viewing my own dreams and hundreds of dreams dreamt in groups. I think few folks actually perceive the grid system as is; most are entranced by the holodeck program which overlays the grid like the white paint on Tom Sawyer's fence. But sometimes the fence peeks through. One of those instances, is, I believe, the case of the wires that have been found in so many flying dreams. They might be seen singly, in multiples or as part of a mesh.

The typical dream goes like this: I am flying; I encounter wires; I try to fly underneath them. Sometimes the dreamer gets caught in the wires; sometimes the wires form an insurmountable barrier. Some dreamers climb the wires; others walk the wires like a tightrope.

Another variation is wider than the wires. It's the window or mirror. Trying to go through glass, dreamers can get stuck, half in-half out or wrapped up in the material. I'm not the first to hypothesize that this sort of experience is the dream equivalent of astral separation.

Besides similar form, the common bond seems to be kinesthetic. We may not all see the same details, but the visual outline plus tactile sensations can alert us to the fact that, underneath the covers, we are having the same sort of dreaming experience.


(Fly-By-Night Club)