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?