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           $     the     subtle     rebellion     $           
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           as  a  monkey based  mammal there  is an           
           inherited  veil,  nested  into  our very           
           bodies,  into the  physical structure of           
           our   mind:   the    urge   to   forget.           
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           the  jungle   we  visit  each  night  is           
           cleared  from our  minds  eye  at  every           
           waking hour,  no  doubt to "protect us".           
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           we   don't    want    this   protection!           
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           we want  to listen  to  the  signal, not           
           the    carrier     of    waking    life!           
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           it's   time   to   rebel   against  this           
           predestination of  ours.  it's  time  to           
           soak in the  dreamy  water,  and  what's           
           more,        to        retain        it!           
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                  chipping away the darkness                  
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               we can break through the veil. as              
             always, it begins with a journal. we             
           must write down our nightly projections.           
                                                              
           this will be awkward at first, since it            
              entails breaking sleep - turning on             
            lights in the dark, taking the time to            
                    remember and to write.                    
                                                              
            in order to remember, lie still. don't            
              move. disregard all thoughts of the             
             dream being mundane or meaningless.              
                                                              
             keep chipping away the darkness: what            
              happened? how? how did i get there?             
            what happened before? and before? and             
                            before?                           
                                                              
             sometimes all we get is a feeling, or            
            some lingering spacial awarness of an             
              alien place, or the notion that it              
                       rained just now.                       
                                                              
              write it down. whatever tiny thing.             
                                                              
                                                              
                                                              
                    note on tape recorders                    
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            of course i tried tape recorders. they            
           are much more comfortable as i need not            
             open any eyes, or move very much. but            
            they make studying hard - the dream is            
               inside there, hidden away again.               
                                                              
           we just change one kind of invisibility            
            for another. the purpose of the book is           
                        to »lay bare».