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?