PAGE   ON    SNAKE   HANDLING.     
             
                                          
    THE GOAL IS ANYWAY TO BECOME LUCID    
   INSIDE THE DREAM (IF THE DREAM IS A    
   CONTAINER) OR WHILE THE DREAM TAKES    
    PLACE (IF IT IS AN EVENT). THIS IS    
       SOMEHOW TO DO WITH SERPENTS.       
                                          
             
  I KNEW THERE  WOULD BE SNAKES, THEY   
  HAVE THIS PARTICULAR  SHAPE TO THEM,  
    MAKES   THEM  FIT  INTO  CRACKS,    
           INTO         SEAMS.          
                             
  (SINCE REALM-TRAVELNESS IS INVERSELY  
  PROPORTIONAL TO SIZE; LARGER ANIMALS  
      HAVE     TO    STAY     PUT.      
   SNAKES CAN  CHEAT  THIS  BY  BEING   
      ALMOST     ONE-DIMENSIONAL.)      
             
                                          
   EITHERWAY. I DID NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND  
  WHICH ROLE THEY WOULD PLAY, OR EXACTLY  
    WHICH SNAKES THEY WOULD BE - THE    
         NAGAS! THE SNAKE PEOPLE.         
                                          
  YOU WILL WANT THEM TO GUIDE YOU IF YOU  
   CAN. THEY ARE EXCELLENT NIDRA GUIDES,  
    AND MANY WILL TAKE YOU ON PRO BONO    
   (I SUSPECT THEY FIND AMUSEMENT IN OUR  
    ATTEMPTS TO TRAVEL WHERE WE ARE NOT   
 EASY TO BE.) THE PROBLEM IS FINDING ONE. 
                                          
             
  DON'T FRET IF  YOUR MEETING DOES NOT  
  GO WELL  -  TALKING  TO A  SNAKE IS   
   OFTEN A  RECURSIVE MATTER. YOU WILL  
  MEET MANY TIMES AS YOU FALL DEEPER,   
  ONCE  PER  STAGE, THE  SNAKE TAKING   
  VARIOUS FORMS IN SUCCESSION (STREAM,  
   SNAKE, HALF-SNAKE, QUEEN,  STREAM,   
   THUNDER).  YOU  MUST  REPEAT  ALL    
  PLEASANTRIES EACH TIME AS IF  YOU'VE  
  NEVER BEFORE MET (ALTHOUGH THE SNAKE  
   MAY CHOOSE TO ADDRESS YOU AS AN OLD  
  FRIEND,  FOLLOW THEIR LEAD  IF SO).   
             
                                          
  THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH WATER,   
  SOME CLOSE RELATION TO IT. I'VE YET TO  
   UNCOVER WHAT THIS IS. BUT YOU MIGHT    
   HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF FINDING ONE    
       CLOSE TO A RIVER OR LAKE...?       
                                          
  I'VE ALSO HEARD THEM MENTIONED TOGETHER 
   WITH CAVES OR "THE WORLD BENEATH THE   
  WORLD". COINCIDENCE? YOU FIND REGULAR   
    SNAKES IN REGULAR CAVES. OR - COULD   
  THIS BE A REFERENCE TO THE DARK LAKE?   
   THE HOLY WATER IN THE CENTER OF YOUR   
             CHEST. GUARDIANS?