Thursday, 29 September 2016

Dream 704

'Kanye's Fatal Accident'
Date: 25 September 2016
Time: 21:00 - 11:00 (Long sleep due to exhaustion - I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak/normal recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: Unknown Exterior Location - Day
The first scene took place outside, but I cannot recall where the scene was - it may have been near the beach. There was something to do with RBA - a task that I was allocated. I was looking at rows of white boxes (or some other square objects) lined up on the ground. These were associated with RBA in some way. I cannot recall actually seeing him in the dream.

I was with other dream characters when I saw Kanye West approach from the left side. He was wearing black leather and his whole chest/stomach (his midsection) was on fire - burning down to the internal organs, so his torso was both burning and hollowed out. I was aware that an accident had happened while Kanye was filming the video for 'Touch the Sky' feat. Lupe Fiasco from the Late Registration (2005) album (note that the producer on this track was Just Blaze!) I knew Kanye was going to die from his injuries.

I saw my former friend EB - he looked older and his hair was slightly longer than usual.

Scene 2: An Unknown Interior - Time Unknown
I had decided to do a second PhD - in English Literature. I wanted to research female confessional poets - Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I was worried about whether I would get funding, but soon found out that I was successful and I would be able to continue with my education. I was really happy about this. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, but I think there are some details I have forgotten. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The task involving RBA was abstract and not based in reality
  • The scene with Kanye West - who was filming a music video which was actually released in 2006

Day Residue: 
  • I had been thinking about my PhD and how I would be able to continue my career in academia

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. Much of my recall of this dream was in partial scenes or fragments. I have forgotten some aspects of this dream but if I recall anything further about this dream, I will record it below.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Dream 703

'Crop Circles'
Date: 23 September 2016
Time: 13:30 - 16:15 (Afternoon Nap - I woke up from this dream due to a text on my phone from my housemate)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: My University Campus, Norwich - Night
I cannot recall where this dream actually started, but I can remember that it was apparent soon afterwards that I was on my university campus, hence why this scene is described as taking place there. In the first part of the dream where was some action or conversation involving my ex-boyfriend, PS - which was stressing me out in the dream. My Mum was also present and either with - or talking about - a male who I knew from my home town/high school, although I cannot recall who it was - I just remember that I thought it was odd and unusual that my Mum was involved with this person as I did not know that she knew him. There was something to do with suitcases or travel - and I think this involved PS. I think he was going somewhere, but I did not want him to leave.

I then found myself outside on the field near the lake. It was night, but light enough for me to see the ground clearly. The whole area of grass was covered with crop circles - some large and some very small. I could see other dream characters on the field, inspecting the crop circles in wonderment. The ground looked very pale yellow, despite it being dark outside. The small crop circles - which were close to me - seemed to be symbolic, depicting something which I could not understand. I wondered if the crop circles were caused by aliens, but then thought that many of them were too small to have been the result of space craft. The small ones were about the size of a car tyre. I was fascinated by the crop circles and confused as to how they got there.

There was some action/mention of the following items (which I cannot specifically recall): washing machines, handbags and a piano. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, but I think there are some details I have forgotten. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • The fact my Mum knew the male from high school (unrecalled, but noted as odd within the actual dream)
  • The crop circles

Day Residue: 
  • The day before this dream I had travelled to Heathrow Airport, London to meet and collect a number of new international students arriving for the start of the new university year
  • On the day before this dream I had been discussing my relationship with PS - with my best friend, LD2
  • On the day of this dream I had been walking across the field - the day before I had done the same, at which time, the groundsman had been cutting the grass in a large motorised lawnmower

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This dream felt really strange - at least the part with the crop circles in Scene 2. When I was dreaming this part, I had the distinct and strong feeling of really believing what I was seeing, despite questioning how this could happen in reality. I knew crop circles were a strange, somewhat unexplained phenomena and that it was highly unlikely - if not impossible - that I would see one (let alone a large number) of these on campus, but when I was inspecting them in the dream it felt like I was really looking at them and questioning what caused them. I have forgotten some aspects of this dream, as I woke up suddenly due to an alert on my phone, but if I recall anything further about this dream, I will record it below.

Dream 702

'Wanna Buy Some Pussy?'
Date: 22 September 2016
Time: 20:00 - 09:30 (I woke up from this dream due to my cleaner ringing the doorbell)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Time Unknown
I was in my Nan's house in Sheringham. There was a conversation between my Nan, my cousin HM (who was her child self) and me. I cannot recall what the conversation was about. 

Scene 2: A Shop, Location Unknown - Time Unknown
I was then in a shop, with members of my family, including my Nan. We were standing beside some shelves in a very busy part of the shop. My Nan said something to me, and I turned to see that there were piles of coffee table books (big, illustrated hardback books) piled behind us on the floor, in a messy display. I looked at the shelves surrounding us and noticed that the items for sale were all very varied and diverse. A small glass jar caught my attention - inside were 3 pieces of raw tuna steak. It was expensive and I showed it to my Nan. I then said in a very loud voice: 'Who wants to buy pussy?' (meaning: pay for sex with a woman). A male dream character - white and middle-aged was standing behind me. He said in an excited voice: 'I do!' to which I replied: 'I was just joking, you can't buy pussy in this shop, it's for books'.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, but I think there are some details I have forgotten. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Sheringham as a dreamscene location
  • My family as dream characters

Dreamsigns: 
  • The weird shop

Day Residue: 
  • The day before this dream I had considered buying tuna for dinner

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. I did not have any strong waking reactions to this dream, although I did find it odd and unusual.

Dream 701

'Special Cannabis Bar'
Date: 20 September 2016
Time: 23:00 - 09:00 (I woke up from this due to an alarm)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1:  A Bar, Sheringham - Day
I was in my home town of Sheringham. I had been talking to my Stepdad who told me that I needed to go to a bar which was open on a road just off the seafront - so at the bottom of town, towards the beach. I found the bar quite easily - it was in one of the seafront cottages which have flint walls. I went into the bar, which looked quite shabby and as if it had been set up in someone's house. I have created an image of what the layout of the bar looked like. The actual drinks bar was made of a rough light-coloured wood and there were wooden tables and chairs behind a partition wall. Behind the bar, the wall was covered with flyers, posters and art works, which added to the bohemian, laid-back feel. A number of dream characters - mainly young surfer-type men - were sitting on bar stools along the bar. I approached one of the 2 male servers behind the bar and asked him if this was the place to buy cannabis. He said that it was and asked me to wait while he weighed the cannabis. 

I walked behind the partition wall (which had glass at the top, so you could still see through to the other part of the bar). A number of dream characters were sitting on the tables in this section of the room. One of them handed me a small booklet. I looked inside - it was a collection of photographs of a female model, posing on the beach or in the street - in a range of local locations. In each photograph she was dressed and made up as a monster. In the photograph of her on the beach - with some other people - she was dressed in aluminum foil and had zombie makeup on her face. One of the customers in the bar told me that she was a famous society girl who had become well-known for transforming into monsters. 

I collected my cannabis from the server behind the bar and went outside - it was nearly dusk. I started swinging on the gate post, noticing that the front of the bar (behind the wall) was a small garden with little pink flowers. My Stepdad walked past and we had a conversation. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, but I think there are some details I have forgotten. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Sheringham as a dreamscene location

Dreamsigns: 
  • I was able to buy cannabis from a new bar which had opened by the beach in Sheringham

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I watched an episode of Sex and the City - 'The Post-it Always Sticks Twice' (S06E07) where the main characters try to score some cannabis in a dive-bar and find that it's sold from behind the bar

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This dream seemed like there was a significance linked to the bar that I visited - I woke up wanting to go back there.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dream 700

'Avocados & Chinese Golden Showers'
Date: 19 September 2016
Time: 12:00 - 16:20 (Afternoon Nap - I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: My Childhood Home in Pine Grove, Sheringham - Time Unknown
I was in a room (which does not exist in real-life) in my former childhood home. There was a male dream character with me - I think it was my stepbrother, JM. The room was quite dark. I had an avocado and was peeling it with my hands. I was surprised and shocked to find that there were 4 stones in one avocado. I wondered how they all fit. I decided that I wanted to plant the stones to see what kind of plant would grow. I realised I also had some apple seeds also, which I decided to plant at the same time. I remembered a real life memory of one of my ex-boyfriends who planted an avocado stone which grew into a small spiky plant. I wanted to see if the same would happen if I planted my stones. I thought the avocado I had must be special because it had 4 stones.

I went through to the lounge, where my Mum and Stepdad were. Instead of an electric fire, there was an open log fire. My parents were with friends (dream characters, not real life people) watching TV. There was a very obese black male, wearing a red plaid shirt sitting on the coffee table in the centre of the room. I told my Mum that I wanted to plant my 4 avocado stones and she said she would help me find a plant pot. We went through to the kitchen, where the light was brighter. My Mum found an object - I am not sure what it was, but it was made of white china and had a number of very small triangular compartments. My Mum removed whatever was in these compartments and said I could plant the avocado seeds in those. I saw we had some fertiliser and soil in bags in the corner of the room. I said that I did not think the avocados seeds could fit in the compartments of the white china object (they would never fit, this was obvious). My Mum was adamant that they would. She told me that the object belonged to my Stepdad, but I could borrow it to grow my plants. I thought that only the apple seeds could grow. 

Scene 2: Cromer Road, Sheringham - Night
I was walking down Cromer Road in Sheringham at night. I was approached by 2 young Chinese males - one of whom was dressed in very bright blue and yellow winter clothing. I felt apprehensive and threatened by me. He then got his penis out and started to urinate all over me, which caused me a great deal of alarm and distress. Then I saw my Mum a short distance down the road. I ran over to her, telling her I had been attacked by one of the Chinese men. My Mum ran after the males and started to beat the one who had urinated on me. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, but I think there are some details I have forgotten. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character
  • Cromer Road. Sheringham as a dreamscene location - where I feel under threat or attack

Dreamsigns: 
  • The avocado had 4 stones in it
  • I was living in my former childhood home, which looked slightly different from how it did when I lived there in real life
  • The Chinese golden shower

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had considered buying avocados
  • On the day of this dream I had been discussing 'off-grid living' and growing your own organic food
  • One of my ex-boyfriends grew an avocado plant once (many years ago) although it obviously never fruited. My Stepbrother once grew an apple tree in his bedroom when we were children
  • I am preparing for International Arrivals week, which involves working with a large number of Chinese students, who I very much enjoy meeting and helping to settle in. A couple of nights ago, I was woken by someone shouting 'Hello!' through my open bedroom window - it was a Chinese male standing in the rain, trying to get someone to let him into my building, for which there is no access to anyone other than my housemate and I. I had also been in a conversation with DL about 2 of my ex-boyfriends who were both Chinese
  • A few days ago, my housemate SC was telling a story about a very drunk student who accidentally peed on a member of university staff

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This dream was quite traumatic because of the golden shower. This is the second dream I have ever had where someone has peed on me in a threatening manner. In real life I am not overly disgusted by urine - it's not the worst body fluid! I wouldn't want someone to pee on me, but it doesn't sicken me as much as it does when it happens in a dream, which is why I am not sure why it is a recurrent dream theme producing anxiety in the dream state. 

Dream 699

'Child Protection'
Date: 17 September 2016
Time: 03:00 - 10:00 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: Unrecalled - Day
I saw LD2 sitting on a bus. I was standing outside the bus and he was sitting by the window seat, staring out.

There was some sellotape being stuck to paper. My Mum had a new job working in child protection with abused children.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream, because I did not record it when I first woke up.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • My Mum had a new job

Day Residue: 
  • I have been spending a lot of time with my friend LD2 recently. We both wanted to do the same job - a bus trip to Heathrow to pick up international students enrolling at the university we work in. I am signed up for this job, but LD2 has to stay on campus to do a different job for International Arrivals week

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. I cannot recall enough about this dream to say whether it was enjoyable or not. If I recall anything else about this dream I will record it below.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dream 698

'My Subconscious Wishes on a Meteorite'
Date: 15 September 2016
Time: 04:00 - 11:00 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: Field at my University, Norwich - Night
There was a party which involved my work colleagues. One of my female colleagues, DBD summonsed me outside to look at the sky, above the lake. I saw that there were a number of planets visible in the sky - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter - but they were huge and brightly coloured - yellows, reds and blues. They were different sizes, some just a little smaller than the moon, others slightly bigger. I wondered why I had not seen news about this weird planetary phenomenon, but I did not recognise it as a dreamsign.

I then saw a number of shooting stars - I 'remembered' there was supposed to be a meteorite shower/some comets in the sky and recalled (in the dream, not real life) reading on the internet that this would be happened. I realised that what we refer to as 'shooting stars' are usually meteors/comets. but it is good luck to wish on a shooting star, in the belief that your dream will come true. I saw 3 or more shooting stars and decided to make a secret wish on them. I will not tell you what I wished for, because superstition  says that you must not break the secret. However, I can confirm that my subconscious dream me wished for exactly what my conscious waking brain would have wished for, which is satisfying, as it shows that I know what I really want.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The planets were huge

Day Residue: 
  • I saw DDB recently in workplace training
  • Yesterday I wrote a Blog post which referred to meteors/comets
  • Recently I have been watching documentaries about space/the universe
  • Last night (the early hours of the morning) I noticed the moon was huge and bright orange-red

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This was a nice dream and I enjoyed the fact I was able to wish upon a shooting star and my subconscious dream self picked the same wish I know my conscious would have chosen.

Recurrent Dream Character 'Elliot'/'Elliott'

On 13 September 2016, I had a dream which involved a dream character called 'Elliott'. This is Dream 696 ('Elliott' - NIGHTMARE). In this dream, I had a 'memory' of an earlier dream involving this dream character. Before I had a chance to research my Dream Journal to find out if I did in fact have an earlier dream about a dream character called Elliott, I had a further dream on 14 September 2016 during an evening nap - Dream 697 ('Elliott's Return') which featured the same dream character Elliott - and again referred to the fact that this dream character had appeared in an earlier dream.

Therefore this post is dedicated to the dream character Elliott. I will reproduce all of the Dream Journal entries involving Elliott below:

Elliot/Elliott Dream #1

'My Daughter' - click HERE to open the original Dream Journal entry
Date: 14 August 2016
Time: 04:00 - 10:45 (I woke up from this dream due to an alarm)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Moderate recall

Scene 1: A Domestic Interior  - Time Unknown
This dream seemed very vivid when I was dreaming it, but because a few hours lapsed between me waking up with a good memory of this dream and then recording it, I have forgotten a lot of the action and detail. 

In the dream I had a baby daughter - I do not recall her name. I was surprised to discover that I had an even better, slimmer body than I had before - i.e. before I had a baby. 


The father of the baby was a white male, but I didn't recognise him - I am not sure who it represented. I was not in a relationship with him in the dream. I was anxious about giving him the baby for the day - the baby was swaddled in a pink blanket and I was talking to my Mum, voicing my concerns about handing the baby over. 


The father of the baby arrived at the house and I had a conversation with him about our daughter, before eventually deciding to trust him with her for the day. I cannot recall what else happened at this stage, but I know that I felt comfortable at the end of the interaction. 


I then saw someone's customised Myspace page - it was very glittery and had a galaxy wallpaper background. The name of the person was 'Elliot' and I recalled - in the dream only, not a real life memory - that 'Elliot' was the name of a character created by DL. I wondered if 'Elliot' meant 'Technology' and decided that it did, because 'Elliot' was the name of the main child character in ET (1982) - although in this movie, Elliot contracts to 'ET' meaning 'extra-terrestrial'. I wondered if the owner of the Myspace page was copying DL in using this name. 


I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • I had a baby daughter
  • I 'remembered' facts about DL which were not true in real life, only the dream

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had been watching Youtube videos on the SomeOrdinaryGamers channel - where Mutahar has a series 'Exploring the Deep Web' where he shows and comments on random websites he has found while surfing the deep/dark web. Many of the sites he referred to had reference to aliens. I saw one which had a galaxy wallpaper. The majority of sites had very bad, outdated designs - which led me to think about how Myspace pages used to be customised

Elliot/Elliott Dream #2


'Elliott' - click HERE to open the original Dream Journal entry
Date: 13 September 2016
Time: 02:00 - 08:40 (I woke up from this dream naturally) 

Type of dream: Normal Dream/Pre-Lucid (questioning dream state)
Dream recall: Normal recall

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior Location  - Day
I was in an interior location - a house, but I am not sure who lived in this house (it may have been me). My Mum and other dream characters - such as DL, who I realised was present a short while into the dream - were around me. We were anticipating a terrible catastrophe - a kind of apocalypse, which was not quite clear in the dream. Basically, I was aware - and I discussed with the other dream characters - that something dramatic was planned to happen - perhaps by the government? It felt like there might be a nuclear war or some danger coming and we had to wait in this house until we were asked to go to the shelter. I wanted to get to the shelter quickly and was packing bags to get ready to leave when we were called for, or picked up, or got the signal to go (I did not know how we were going to be brought to the shelter or where it was). No-one else seemed to care about packing and they were trying to joke, saying I was being over-dramatic. I felt very uneasy and frustrated. 

I then got a telephone call on my mobile phone. It was RBA. I remember leaning on a table while I spoke to him, and the lights being very bright yellow in the room. RBA called me 'Comrade' and told me that I could get to the shelter quicker (so be more safe) if I adopted a person and took him with me. I suddenly saw that I was holding what looked to be a playing card, which had a photograph of Elliott on it. I have made an image (below) to illustrate what Elliott looked like. He had blonde-brown messy hair and big blue eyes. He had a very smug expression on his face. Just seeing Elliott made me angry and scared. I remembered that I had met him in a previous dream and that he had been evil. I said to RBA that I knew Elliott from another dream and I did not want to meet him again, telling him that Elliott was evil and dangerous. RBA said I could not go into the shelter unless I adopted Elliott and protected him, 


I then saw - either on a screen in front of me, or maybe in my mind's eye/imagination - a huge explosion of light, which looked like an atomic bomb blast. I knew that this was a preview of what was going to happen in the apocalypse. I was frantic with the fear of having to meet this awful Elliott again, or risk being killed or harmed in the bomb blast (or whatever catastrophe it might be). I decided that I might be able to sweet talk RBA into changing the rules for me (i.e. letting me go into the shelter without having to adopt Elliott). I said to him (trying to be casual): 'You never told me whether you know who Francis Bacon is' to which he said something along the lines of: 'Why are you so obsessed with knowing if I know who that is...is it someone you're fucking?' I said: 'No' and then called him 'ignorant' because I felt like he was being judgmental and rude. RBA laughed at me and said that as a comrade I was unable to refuse to take Elliott into my care. He said he would send a car.


I came off the phone and told my Mum and DL about what RBA had said and about Elliott. I was really upset and scared, and also panicked because I knew the apocalypse was coming and it would be terrible and kill us all. I was trying to tell them both that Elliott was evil and DL kept saying: 'It's Elliott from Star Wars' (but in the dream Star Wars meant ET (1982) - so I knew which film he meant. I was showing them the paying card which had Elliott's photograph on it (I also noticed that there were decorations drawn around the outside of the photograph, on the white border). My Mum and DL referred to the photograph as a 'party invitation' and did not seem to accept that Elliott was evil, saying I should be pleased to 'go to the party' (in the dream, 'go to the party' was interpreted to mean 'go to the shelter'). DL kept talking about 'Elliott from Star Wars' which annoyed me. I was trying to tell them that I had met Elliott in a previous dream so I knew what he was like. DL said: 'You need to trust RBA about Elliott or you'll die'. I felt trapped in a nightmare. 

Extra Information: 

None of note


Recurrent Dream Themes: 
  • RBA as a dream character
  • 'Elliott' as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • The catastrophic event which was going to happen
  • The conversation and scenario involving 'Elliott'
  • The fact I remembered I'd dreamed of Elliott before, which should have been a sign I was dreaming now 
  • I saw a preview of the apocalypse 
  • Language had a different meaning in the dream

Day Residue:
  • It was recently the anniversary of 9/11 - so references (and conspiracy theories) about this event has been in the media recently A few days before this dream I watched a video which illustrated what happened to Earth when the meteor/comet which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs would have looked like - I then saw a news story online which stated that a meteor/comet was heading towards the Earth (I am not sure of the validity of the article, as I did not click on it) 
  • In recent Dream 689, I dreamed of something which reminded me of a Francis Bacon painting. RBA was a dream character in the dream and I asked him if he knew who Francis Bacon was (I was lucid), to which he replied that he did not. I did not find this surprising because I don't think RBA is interested in art history. I was then filming a Youtube video about this dream and a few other recent dream experiences, and in the video mentioned the fact that my subconscious clearly thought RBA was ignorant about art. I then scrapped the video because I thought that was a bit rude and I wasn't sure if RBA did know who Francis Bacon was. I messaged him to ask him, but he hasn't answered the question yet.

Elliot/Elliott Dream #3

'Elliott's Return' - click HERE to open the original Dream Journal entry
Date: 14 September 2016
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 (Evening Nap - I woke up from this dream due to an alarm) 
Type of dream: Normal dream/Pre-Lucid Dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

Scene 1: An Airport - Day
I'm in an airport - I know it is daytime, because I can see through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. The sky seemed a pale, dusty yellow. The window showed a view of the runway, and I could see one airplane.

My Mum. other members of my family and DL were present in the airport, which seemed to be pretty empty. We had a lot of luggage with us, but I did not know (or recall) where we were supposedly travelling to. I felt left out of something, like I wasn't invited to something about to happen, or I was missing something which everyone else was involved in. There was conversation between my family while I stood beside the window. 


My Mum then said we were waiting for Elliott to arrive. This made me feel weird and I recalled that Elliott was someone I had dreamed about (Dream 696 - and perhaps an earlier dream, as referenced in last night's dream). I said to my Mum: 'I dream about Elliott' to which she said: 'You created him on The Sims'. I then saw an image of Elliott - looking as he did in the earlier dream I had of him, the night before, but as a Sim, so cartoony and animated-looking rather than a real human. I felt relieved that he wasn't a real human-being and did not question that (real life) fact that I had not actually made Elliott in The Sims. My Mum then shattered this relief by saying: 'He's been around since the 1970s', which meant (in the dream) that he was actually alive. My Mum said: 'He's your responsibility now' and I was aware that the apocalypse from the earlier dream (Dream 696) was still going to happen and this was why we were in the airport with bags. 


Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Elliott as a dream character - and events of previous dreams 
  • Feeling disconnected or left out of events

Dreamsigns: 

  • This was a continuation of a dream from the night before - I seemed aware that the events of this dream were related to my earlier dreams (Pre-Lucidity)

Day Residue: 
  • At work I have been assigned to supervise a journey to Heathrow Airport, London next week - to collect new international students and transport them to university
  • I cannot recall what I watched a couple of days ago, but there was a reference in a TV show/video to someone jumping out of a plane without a parachute. A male said he would not jump out of a stationary plane while it was on the runway (for £5 million) if it meant he would be injured - this is a vague memory, but I think I wasn't really paying attention to the video which was playing in the background, hence I cannot recall the specifics
  • I had a dream about 'Elliott' last night - Dream 696, which referenced an earlier dream which also involved this dream character, although I have not yet researched this earlier 'Elliott' dream - this dream seemed like a continuation of last night's dream

Do not take notice of the fact that Elliot's name is spelled differently in these Dream Journal entries - at no point in any of the dreams did I see how to spell the name of this dream character, but when writing up the dreams, I Googled the spelling of the name, and these were the two most popular spellings. 

This is a very interesting dream experience, because the first Elliott dream took place exactly one month prior to the recent dreams. That dream was also called 'My Daughter' (in which I had a baby) whereas, in the later Elliott dreams, I was being told that I would have to adopt the dream character. I also find it strange that in the second (and third) dreams about Elliott, I was certain that he was evil, but there was no indication in the first Elliot dream that he was evil. In fact, he was character allegedly designed by DL, another fact that was not referenced in the later Elliott dreams. In the third dream I was told I had created Elliott. There was also no indication of what Elliot looked like in the first dream, but I saw this clearly in the second and third dreams. 

I wonder if I will have any further Elliot/Elliott dreams?

Dream 697

'Elliott's Return'
Date: 14 September 2016
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 (Evening Nap - I woke up from this dream due to an alarm) 
Type of dream: Normal dream/Pre-Lucid Dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: An Airport - Day
I'm in an airport - I know it is daytime, because I can see through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. The sky seemed a pale, dusty yellow. The window showed a view of the runway, and I could see one airplane.

My Mum. other members of my family and DL were present in the airport, which seemed to be pretty empty. We had a lot of luggage with us, but I did not know (or recall) where we were supposedly travelling to. I felt left out of something, like I wasn't invited to something about to happen, or I was missing something which everyone else was involved in. There was conversation between my family while I stood beside the window. 

My Mum then said we were waiting for Elliott to arrive. This made me feel weird and I recalled that Elliott was someone I had dreamed about (Dream 696 - and perhaps an earlier dream, as referenced in last night's dream). I said to my Mum: 'I dream about Elliott' to which she said: 'You created him on The Sims'. I then saw an image of Elliott - looking as he did in the earlier dream I had of him, the night before, but as a Sim, so cartoony and animated-looking rather than a real human. I felt relieved that he wasn't a real human-being and did not question that (real life) fact that I had not actually made Elliott in The Sims. My Mum then shattered this relief by saying: 'He's been around since the 1970s', which meant (in the dream) that he was actually alive. My Mum said: 'He's your responsibility now' and I was aware that the apocalypse from the earlier dream (Dream 696) was still going to happen and this was why we were in the airport with bags. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Elliott as a dream character - and events of previous dreams 
  • Feeling disconnected or left out of events

Dreamsigns: 
  • This was a continuation of a dream from the night before - I seemed aware that the events of this dream were related to my earlier dreams (Pre-Lucidity)

Day Residue: 
  • At work I have been assigned to supervise a journey to Heathrow Airport, London next week - to collect new international students and transport them to university
  • I cannot recall what I watched a couple of days ago, but there was a reference in a TV show/video to someone jumping out of a plane without a parachute. A male said he would not jump out of a stationary plane while it was on the runway (for £5 million) if it meant he would be injured - this is a vague memory, but I think I wasn't really paying attention to the video which was playing in the background, hence I cannot recall the specifics
  • I had a dream about 'Elliott' last night - Dream 696, which referenced an earlier dream which also involved this dream character, although I have not yet researched this earlier 'Elliott' dream - this dream seemed like a continuation of last night's dream

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. However, this was an incredibly interesting dream in itself because it was a continuation of my dream from the previous evening and involved the 'Elliott' dream character again. I was going to research my previous Dream Journal entries to find any earlier references to a dream character named Elliott, which would be the subject of a later post. I still have not done this, but I will research and write up that post after I have finished recording this current dream. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Dream 696 (NIGHTMARE)

'Elliott'
Date: 13 September 2016
Time: 02:00 - 08:40 (I woke up from this dream naturally) 
Type of dream: Normal Dream/Pre-Lucid (questioning dream state)
Dream recall: Normal recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior Location  - Day

I was in an interior location - a house, but I am not sure who lived in this house (it may have been me). My Mum and other dream characters - such as DL, who I realised was present a short while into the dream - were around me. We were anticipating a terrible catastrophe - a kind of apocalypse, which was not quite clear in the dream. Basically, I was aware - and I discussed with the other dream characters - that something dramatic was planned to happen - perhaps by the government? It felt like there might be a nuclear war or some danger coming and we had to wait in this house until we were asked to go to the shelter. I wanted to get to the shelter quickly and was packing bags to get ready to leave when we were called for, or picked up, or got the signal to go (I did not know how we were going to be brought to the shelter or where it was). No-one else seemed to care about packing and they were trying to joke, saying I was being over-dramatic. I felt very uneasy and frustrated. 

I then got a telephone call on my mobile phone. It was RBA. I remember leaning on a table while I spoke to him, and the lights being very bright yellow in the room. RBA called me 'Comrade' and told me that I could get to the shelter quicker (so be more safe) if I adopted a person and took him with me. I suddenly saw that I was holding what looked to be a playing card, which had a photograph of Elliott on it. I have made an image (below) to illustrate what Elliott looked like. He had blonde-brown messy hair and big blue eyes. He had a very smug expression on his face. Just seeing Elliott made me angry and scared. I remembered that I had met him in a previous dream and that he had been evil. I said to RBA that I knew Elliott from another dream and I did not want to meet him again, telling him that Elliott was evil and dangerous. RBA said I could not go into the shelter unless I adopted Elliott and protected him, 


I then saw - either on a screen in front of me, or maybe in my mind's eye/imagination - a huge explosion of light, which looked like an atomic bomb blast. I knew that this was a preview of what was going to happen in the apocalypse. I was frantic with the fear of having to meet this awful Elliott again, or risk being killed or harmed in the bomb blast (or whatever catastrophe it might be). I decided that I might be able to sweet talk RBA into changing the rules for me (i.e. letting me go into the shelter without having to adopt Elliott). I said to him (trying to be casual): 'You never told me whether you know who Francis Bacon is' to which he said something along the lines of: 'Why are you so obsessed with knowing if I know who that is...is it someone you're fucking?' I said: 'No' and then called him 'ignorant' because I felt like he was being judgmental and rude. RBA laughed at me and said that as a comrade I was unable to refuse to take Elliott into my care. He said he would send a car.


I came off the phone and told my Mum and DL about what RBA had said and about Elliott. I was really upset and scared, and also panicked because I knew the apocalypse was coming and it would be terrible and kill us all. I was trying to tell them both that Elliott was evil and DL kept saying: 'It's Elliott from Star Wars' (but in the dream Star Wars meant ET (1982) - so I knew which film he meant. I was showing them the paying card which had Elliott's photograph on it (I also noticed that there were decorations drawn around the outside of the photograph, on the white border). My Mum and DL referred to the photograph as a 'party invitation' and did not seem to accept that Elliott was evil, saying I should be pleased to 'go to the party' (in the dream, 'go to the party' was interpreted to mean 'go to the shelter'). DL kept talking about 'Elliott from Star Wars' which annoyed me. I was trying to tell them that I had met Elliott in a previous dream so I knew what he was like. DL said: 'You need to trust RBA about Elliott or you'll die'. I felt trapped in a nightmare. 

Extra Information: 

None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 
  • RBA as a dream character
  • 'Elliott' as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • The catastrophic event which was going to happen
  • The conversation and scenario involving 'Elliott'
  • The fact I remembered I'd dreamed of Elliott before, which should have been a sign I was dreaming now 
  • I saw a preview of the apocalypse 
  • Language had a different meaning in the dream

Day Residue:
  • It was recently the anniversary of 9/11 - so references (and conspiracy theories) about this event has been in the media recently A few days before this dream I watched a video which illustrated what happened to Earth when the meteor/comet which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs would have looked like - I then saw a news story online which stated that a meteor/comet was heading towards the Earth (I am not sure of the validity of the article, as I did not click on it) 
  • In recent Dream 689, I dreamed of something which reminded me of a Francis Bacon painting. RBA was a dream character in the dream and I asked him if he knew who Francis Bacon was (I was lucid), to which he replied that he did not. I did not find this surprising because I don't think RBA is interested in art history. I was then filming a Youtube video about this dream and a few other recent dream experiences, and in the video mentioned the fact that my subconscious clearly thought RBA was ignorant about art. I then scrapped the video because I thought that was a bit rude and I wasn't sure if RBA did know who Francis Bacon was. I messaged him to ask him, but he hasn't answered the question yet 

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. It was a very interesting dream however, not only because we were awaiting some kind of apocalypse at the start, which was pretty scary, hence this dream being quite nightmarish for me. I also notice that this was a pre-lucid dream in that I seemed to be approaching awareness of the fact I was dreaming, in my reference to a previous dream where I met Elliott and the fact I knew I had messaged RBA about a dream I had experienced recently in which he was a dream character. I felt incredibly terrified when I became aware I would meet Elliott again, and am sure that I must have dreamed about a dream character in a previous dream before, although this is only a vague memory. I have not researched this fact by going back through my Dream Journal yet, as I wanted to record this dream in full and then check my previous dreams to see if I did meet a dream character called Elliott before and how I described him. Because I have no strong memories (or certainty that I am remembering things correctly, or simply relying on a vivid dream idea) I cannot say for sure that Elliott was 'evil' in the previous dream. It will be very interesting to find out, so I will post on that separately. 


Monday, 12 September 2016

Dream 695 (NIGHTMARE & LUCID DREAM)

'Rape & Murder'
Date: 11 September 2016
Time: 00:30 - 08:15 (I woke up from this dream naturally) 
Type of dream: Normal Dream/Lucid Dream
Dream recall: Strong recall

Induction technique: None - spontaneous DILD (Dream-Initiated Lucid Dream)

Reality checks: None required
Level of lucidity: Fully-Lucid 
Approximate time spend lucid: 3 minutes
Clarity: Weak
Control: Fair
Additional techniques: None
Extra information: None of note

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: An Exterior Location (Sheringham?) - Night
I was outside, although I am not sure where because it was so dark and there were no street lights in the area. I thought I might be in Sheringham, based on the later events where I was able to see some of my surroundings, but given dream scene locations can change and transform suddenly, this is not certain. I was about to be raped, but I could not see the rapist. I was on the ground (concrete) and I think it was raining or maybe I was near the sea, because there was wetness on the ground. I could not get up because the rapist was either crouching or standing over me. Part of what made this dream scene so terrifying (it was experienced as a nightmare) was the fact that I could not see my attacker and the rape felt like it would be inevitable and I could not escape.

Scene 2: Common Lane, Sheringham - Night
Somehow, I managed to get away from the rapist, because I found myself running up Common Lane, towards Woodland Rise, which is where my Nan's house is in Sheringham (where I live when not at university). It was still night. Something made me turn around and I saw that at the bottom of the road (where it meets Cromer Road), 2 men behind me, following me. I realised that one of these men was the rapist from before and I was even more scared. I froze on the spot. I could not see the faces of the people behind me. They shouted something to me, but I could not hear what they said. It sounded aggressive. I then realised that I had to fight, because I could not run - everything was slowed down and I was standing in the middle of the road, helpless. I didn't have any weapons on me. I then suddenly became lucid. I decided to try and use lucid dream control to fight the men behind me, so I raised my hand and visualised a gun. No gun appeared, but as I willed myself to be able to fight my attackers, I realised I could shoot bullets from the tips of my fingers. I aimed and I saw a flash of gun fire and one of the men at the end of the road screamed and fell to the ground. I then aimed and shot the second man, I lost lucidity and returned to a normal dream.

I have forgotten some action/events, which I did recall when I first woke up from this dream.

Scene 3: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Time Unknown
I was then in my Nan's house, sitting on the sofa. There was a weird feeling of disconnection - like I did not belong there or was not wanted. I found a canvas and some paints in the living-room and started painting an abstract painting of many colours, which was a collection of different shapes, mainly in red, orange, yellow, green and blue. The painting felt significant. I had some conversation with my Nan - which seemed hostile on her part. She was angry with me for some reason, which I cannot recall.

My cousin HM entered the room and sat in the corner, by the window. She told me that her Nan had died, and I knew she meant her paternal grandmother, as we share a maternal grandmother - and she was alive and well. I asked HM if she meant her 'Nanny J', to which she said: 'No, my great grandmother'. 

Scene 4: My University Shop, Norwich - Time Unknown
I was looking at the chilled meat/seafood cabinet and saw a huge bag of prawns for a low price. I was undecided whether or not I wanted to buy the prawns.

At some point in this dream - I am not sure when - I looked at my Facebook and saw that I had 61 new notifications. I wondered why there were so many and whether this was an error. I think I may have used Facebook to talk to RBA in this dream, or maybe I spoke to him in person or on the phone.

I cannot recall what else happened in this dream. I know I have forgotten some aspects of this dream. There was more of this dream after I found out HM's paternal great grandmother had died. 

Extra Information: 

None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 
  • HM as a dream character
  • RBA as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • The events of the rape and the chase

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream (very shortly before I fell asleep), I had been watching the artist Tracey Emin on Who Do You Think You Are? a British genealogy documentary series, where she traced her great grandparents 
  • On the day of this dream I had bought some tom yum flavoured prawn noodles and had been looking for fresh prawns in my university shop, but there had been none available. The next day (today - 12/9/2016) I was in the shop and saw a bag of prawns in the exact location they had appeared in my dream (the shop had restocked that morning)
  • RBA sent me a Facebook message while I was in bed, trying to fall asleep.

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This dream was quite lengthy and the first part was a terrifying nightmare, which led me to become lucid. I feel that my lucid dream control is improving, even though I do not experience many lucid dreams. I know I have forgotten many interesting aspects and details of this dream (the non-lucid parts), but I may recall more of this dream periodically as is often true of situations where I have recalled a dream well immediately upon waking and then forgotten some of it as the day progresses. If I do recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Dream 694

'Prison, Pancakes & Domestic Abuse'
Date: 11 September 2016
Time: 16:00 - 19:30 (Afternoon Nap - I woke up from this dream naturally) 
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Normal recall

This dream is part of my Dream Incubation Experiment - Eminem / Marshall Mathers III Dream - click HERE (post will open in a new window) to see the details of this Dream Incubation Experiment, including the methodology and results of previous Dream Incubation Experiments.

Scene 1: A Prison Interior - Day
I was in an interior which looked like a prison - there were a number of 'cages' for cells, which were in rows in a large dark room. These cells/cages had metal bars, so you could see right into them. I was in a cell in the centre of room, so I could see into each and every cell adjoining mine, and all the way through into those beyond. The other cells were occupied by my work colleagues. Each cell had a flap with a wooden shelf. The flap was about the size of a large letterbox/catflap and could be lifted to pass items to and from each cell - such as food. 

I had a conversation with my friend/colleague NB. 

I then made some chocolate-flavoured pancakes, with whipped cream. I am not sure what I made them from, as I did not see any ingredients or a stove/source of heat - the plate of pancakes just appeared on the small wooden shelf. 

I then started to having a conversation with RBA via Facebook Messenger - I had my mobile phone with me in my cell. RBA said he wanted me to make him strawberry pancakes, so I agreed that I would do this. I cannot recall what else we discussed. I started making the strawberry pancakes - the pancake batter was very bright pink, but there were no 'real' strawberries in it. I knew the pancakes would taste like strawberry Angel Delight. I was aware that someone else - maybe a colleague - had already made the same pancakes and been praised for them by my boss for doing such a good job. Someone (in another cell) was trying to provoke me, saying I wouldn't be able to make the pancakes well enough.

There was more conversation with my colleagues, and some form of disagreement (unrecalled) which led me to feel left out and annoyed. 

I looked into the cell next to mine and saw a young adult female (a dream character, but in the dream she was a 'new colleague'). My boss, DT was hugging her, and looking over her shoulder at me (frowning at me, as if he was angry with me), he said: 'She's been domestically abused!' Other colleagues managed to get out of their cells and joined my boss in the abused female's cell, all hugging her and giving her sympathy and attention. Someone (unrecalled) told me that the female had lied about the domestic abuse to gain sympathy and was a fake. I felt vindicated, as I had thought there was something odd and disingenuous about her when I first saw her. I looked at her again. She had very thin, straight black hair which was shoulder-length and her makeup (eyeliner/mascara) was smeared under her eyes and on her cheeks like she had been crying. My boss DT was still hugging her and looking at me with an angry expression, My colleagues who had joined them in the cell were all talking to her. I then became aware that everyone - other than me - was allowed out of their cells, but I was locked in permanently. I decided to occupy myself with continuing to make strawberry pancakes. 

I cannot recall what else happened in this dream. I know I have forgotten some aspects of this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • RBA as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • I was in a weird room full of prison cells occupied by my work colleagues

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream (very shortly before I took this nap) I was at a work training session (led by my boss DT) where I met new team members. Part of the training was discussing dispute resolution and communal living
  • During the work training session I was messaging RBA on Facebook
  • At the work training session (during the break) I was talking to NB about a former female colleague who was annoying to work with and 'fake'

Waking Reactions: 
This dream did not reference my Dream Incubation Experiment or Eminem. This dream seems semi-traumatic, because I was locked in a prison cell, but this was not a nightmare or a particularly negative dream. I know I have forgotten some of the details, but I may recall more of this dream periodically as is often true of situations where I have recalled a dream well immediately upon waking and then forgotten some of it as the day progresses. If I do recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.