Thursday, 17 March 2016

Dream 586

'Eliminating Potential Witnesses'
Dream date: 16 March 2016

This is Day 17 of my Dream Incubation Experiment. You can read the details and methodology of my latest Dream Incubation Experiment by clicking HERE. I am not sure if this counts as a relevant dream in relation to my Dream Incubation Experiment, as there was a reference to 'eliminating witnesses', and a hit-man task, but no violence actually took place in the dream.

This dream took place early in my sleep. I tried to get an 'early night' by going to bed at 22:00 hours, but I woke from this dream at 02:00 hours.

Scene 1: A Boardroom/Classroom (Location Unknown) - Day
I was in a boardroom - or a classroom - sitting around a long table with a group of dream characters who were all adult students on the same course as me. I am not sure what course this was, but the assignment we had been given was to plan and host a party for a group of very fancy guests. I was with one person who I know from real-life - a female - although I cannot recall who this was. 

In order to assign ourselves specific tasks for the event planning, we had a large, dark blue leather bound manual, with many pages. The manual contained all the tasks which needed to be completed by us students and we had to read through and nominate ourselves for the task we thought we would be best placed to complete. The event would have a 3-course meal and live music and entertainment. There was only one manual, which needed to be passed around each of us. 

I was keen to plan the menu for the dinner (listed in the manual as 'organise the ingredients into delicious meals for the guests'). I nominated myself for this job. One mature male (in his 50s) with a grey beard said: 'No, that's the job I want'. I stood up and walked down the table to where this male dream character was, and said: 'Everyone who has experience of working in a professional kitchen, raise your hand' (in order to see if anyone had more experience than me, having worked in a professional catering environment for 7 years during my teenage and early adult years, and then returning to a job in catering several years ago to earn some extra money). Every single person raised their hand. I asked the mature male dream character, who was the most keen to do this task 'Have you got more experience than me?' to which he replied: 'I am a chef'. I allowed him to take this job, but was not happy that he got to plan the menu. We had to write our name next to our chosen task. I had hold of the manual, and returned to my seat at the top of the table, to write his name (unknown/unrecalled) next to the menu planning task. He came to sit next to me (so I was between my real-life friend and him) and said: 'You can help me, so put your name second'. I was grateful, but knew I still needed to nominate myself for my own task. I laid the manual on the table so my friend and I could see which tasks we wanted. The mature male tried to move the manual towards himself, and I said: 'No, leave it in the middle so X (my unrecalled friend) can see, you don't need to look anymore as you have chosen your task'. He relented. He suggested I nominate myself for 'costumes', but I thought that it was a difficult task, as I would have to get details of all the dress sizes of the guests and then order costumes of my choice for each, which seemed like a lot of work. I started reading through the manual, but it was so long! The pages were the very thin type you get in Bibles. I stopped on one page, which interested me. 

The task I was drawn to, was called 'Swim with Fishes: Eliminating Potential Witnesses' and this entailed 'getting rid' of unwanted persons on the guest list (like a hit man, it seemed). I thought my legal training might come in useful here. In this section of the manual, there was a list of the 'unwanted' guests on the 'hit list' and underneath, a list of possible students in our group who might know them personally - based on living in the same location. I found I could easily read the writing - it seemed to be in normal text, with normal spelling, which is unusual in a dream, as often text is bizarre and does not look as it should. The list started with the name of a female, called 'Shellee [last name beginning with S, which I cannot recall]. Underneath, it suggested that I (my real name appearing in text) might know her (because she came from Sheringham) as well as a few other students in my group, including someone called 'Ghaboni' (note my real-last name starts with 'Ghash'). I thought 'I don't know Shellee', then I realised I did because she was actually a colleague of my Mum's and my Mum had mentioned her (this was a dream memory - my Mum has never mentioned she works with a 'Shellee' in real-life, nor can I recall someone of this name in real-life). I was therefore, not keen to 'eliminate her'. Underneath Shellee's name was a band, called 'Phrob of Phrones' (which in the dream was a play on Game of Thrones). This band apparently would play at The Crown, a local pub in Sheringham, although my name was not noted as someone in my group who might know them. I thought: 'I don't know this band, but they have a stupid name with a stupid, confusing spelling - phonetically it was supposed to be pronounced 'Throb of Thrones' in the dream). I then read the names of the unwanted guests beneath that, many of which lived in posh, wealthy, upper-class areas of London, such as Knightsbridge, Chelsea or Kensington. I felt jealous that many of my peers in my group also seemed to live in these areas, and were named as potential people who knew these guests. I decided that to 'eliminate potential witnesses' would be far too much work: I would have to travel to where they lived, find them and then eliminate (kill) them before the party'. I decided to keep looking through the manual. I was worried I was holding onto it for a long time, due to my indecision over what task to select, but then noticed the girl (female dream character) seated next to 'the chef' (who was seated to my right) had already photocopied the manual and therefore did not require it to be passed to her. I kept looking at it. I then woke up.

TIME: 22:00 - 02:00 hours (I woke up from this dream)

Dream Information:
  • None of note

  • One of the tasks was the 'eliminate potential witnesses'

Recurrent Dream Themes:
  • None of note

Potential Day/Dream Residue:
  • The day of this dream, a newly added (and unknown) male on my Facebook contacted me and chatted about law and imprisonment. He then indicated that he was a chef and worked freelance, specialising in molecular gastronomy.  He asked me out for a coffee, and I said 'maybe' but indicated that I lived a long distance away, so it would depend on him being in my local area for work, and me being in the right frame of mind to meet, given I don't like to meet people I simply know 'online' even if they have a number of mutual friends who I do know in real-life. This is the link between the legal references in the dream 'eliminating witnesses' and the catering aspect (menu planning)
  • The day before this dream I had told someone - I cannot remember who - about my experiences in working in professional kitchens and my love of cooking
  • The day of this dream I had seen a name very similar to 'Ghaboni' on my Facebook friends list, and thought than it sounded like a cross between an Iranian and Italian name (many Iranian names start with 'Gha' like my own)
  • The day before this dream I had been reading about my icon, Amy Winehouse (plus I recorded a Youtube video for my Tallulah La Ghash channel while wearing my hair and makeup in an Amy-inspired style). The section I was reading about was her former husband, Blake Fielder-Civil's arrest and conviction (in 2009) for perverting the course of justice. Fielder-Civil and a co-defendant, Brown had caused s. 18 Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with Intent on a pub landlord, King in 2007. Fielder-Civil and Brown, then recruited 2 men to act as a go-between and offer King a substantial sum of money (thought to have been provided by Amy Winehouse, although this was not proven) in order to not give evidence against them in the GBH trial, which would potentially lead to the case being thrown out of court, as the lead witness (the victim) would not be testifying against them. The 'middlemen' then tried to make profits from Fielder-Civil and Brown, by threatening to expose evidence of the witness interference and bribe, which led to Fielder-Civil, Brown and King being charged with perverting the course of justice (King had accepted the money and agreed not to testify in the GBH trial). This was an interesting case of double-duplicity
  • The day before this dream, a friend of a friend had received a note from the police asking him to attend at the police station, but refusing to give him details of what they wanted to interview him about. He asked 'how can I find out who snitched on me?'

Waking Thoughts & Emotions:
This dream was really interesting - not because of the manifest content, which was pretty banal, but the associations I was able to draw from it and the links to my day residue. This was also a dream which may have been linked to my Dream Incubation Experiment, as I had effectively been provided with a 'hit list' of 'witnesses' to 'eliminate' which had the implication I would be hunting them down to kill them. This seems like the actions of a serial killer! However, like all my dreams which have referred to murder or killing, I was reluctant to get involved in the dream- although for reasons of laziness as opposed to morality in this case. It is interesting that the 'unwanted guests' were referred to as 'witnesses' in the manual. 'Sleep with the fishes'  is a phrase which  appears in the classic movie The Godfather (1972). It refers to being killed and the body being disposed of in deep water. This adds a very exciting and significant perspective to this dream.

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