Lost Dog, Mouse on Deer, Dog-Cat-Monkey

I had a dog (don’t own one). White dog, large dog; loved this dog. And I was apparently visiting back in Mexico, because I’d run into an unstable old lover that I had hoped to avoid. She somehow convinced me to leave my dog with some of her friends, someone I didn’t know, and I was suddenly ‘carted off’ to someplace else. I couldn’t get a straight answer out of her about where to find them, and was on my own, kicking myself for even letting myself talk to her in the first place.

In my search for my dog, I came upon some cool people. Artist types, like myself. It didn’t quite feel like San Diego, where I live. And I wasn’t certain exactly where I was in my dream landscape, either. I was kind of lost and still looking for my dog, when I kind of happen into their back yard, thinking their white dog was my white dog, maybe, and the yard itself is beyond landscaped. It’s more like a miniature game reserve. The first vision I see is a large mouse riding a deer, a smallish deer; young. Then I notice two small, reddish monkeys at the base of a tree to my left. And then I see another dog (not mine, darnit), somehow traveling with a cat and one of those monkeys that I saw earlier. All peaceful, calm animals, all really getting on eden-style here. If they were elephants, they could have had their tails and trunks tied and connected, and they were connected like this, somehow. Moving slowly across and then away, and somehow inviting me. In my dream, I said to myself “Ok wow, what’s the meaning of a mouse on a deer and a dog, a cat, and a monkey, I wonder?”.

Inside the house, I befriended the people inside. Cool people, my kind. They seemed to accept me without major misunderstanding. Which is odd for me, because usually, in real life, groups eventually reject me due to one or two people in the group who I somehow polarize through a few misunderstandings in the beginning. This wasn’t happening here, so we all got on swimmingly. They were also sure that they knew the people that may have my dog, which was a plus. Before we had a chance to get to them, the dream itself slid into another, unrelated dream.

Filosofo-farfalla

Un tempo, racconta Chuang-Chou, durante una notte, io fui una farfalla che svolazzava contenta del suo destino. Poi mi svegliai, ed ero Chuang-Chou. Chi sono in realtá?
Una farfalla che sogna di essere Chuang-Chou oppure Chuang-Chou che s’immagina di esser stato una farfalla?

Il tribunale degli animali

Fu un pollo che zampettava tutto storto a bussare, con il becco, alla mia porta. Toc. Toc. Toctoctoc. Apro, so che sto sognando, ma apro. Il pollo spelacchiato, e un po’ bruciaticcio aveva l’aria di essere scampato a qualche disastro, di essersi sfilato dalla padella proprio all’ultimo. Con due occhi fuori dalle orbite, ricolmi di infinità tristezza, mi guardava, poi mi apostrofò: «v-vvi-vie-vieni,gl, gli, aaltri ti a-aspettano».
Il polletto parlava, nei sogni gli animali parlano, parlava tartagliando, forse reduce da qualche lager di polli, sfuggito per miracolo a un massacro industriale.
«Cosa vuoi» gli dissi.
«S-sei atteso. Se-e-i at-teso!».
«Atteso dove?»
Un’altra voce, proveniente da un’altra direzione, quasi un grugnito, mi intimò di sbrigarmi.
«Dai, non c’è tempo. È il tuo turno ora. Sei come gli altri. Sbrigati. Seguici, o ti stacco una mano». Fece il porco perentorio. read more »

from The Cat Inside

Last night I encountered a dream cat with a very long neck and a body like a human fetus, gray and transluscent. I don’t know what it needs or how to provide for it.

William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside

La prima balena/ The first whale

Trascrizione di un sogno raccontatomi:
Massimiliano, un bimbo di due anni e mezzo, ha, per la prima volta, preso coscienza di aver sognato grazie ad una balena di peluche ricevuta in dono. Si é svegliato una mattina dicendo alla sua mamma di aver sognato che la balena gli mangiava il pancino.

Transcript of a dream recounted to me:
Massimiliano, a child of two and a half years old, became first aware of having dreamed, thanks to a stuffed whale that he received as a gift. He woke up one morning by saying to his mother that he dreamed that the whale was eating his tummy.

Mani bagnate/ Wet Hands

Era una situazione confusa, ricordo un cane di piccola taglia che si avvicina per leccarmi le mani.

I remember a confused situation in which a dog of small size was approaching me and licking my hands

old cat, new cat, tree house

my wife and i decide to take in a street cat, though i very quickly understand that although this cat looks a bit different, the personality is exactly that of the cat that my family had when i was a child.  two scenes followed: in the first we are in front of a house with a fence and it is our house and my mother in law is there and she is trying to teach the cat to come inside the fence door and into the house so that it knows that this is now its house.  the cat finally starts walking to the fence and our neighbors walk by with a big bed that they are moving into their house and distract the cat and she runs inside their yard instead of ours.  in the second scene i am walking behind the house to my tree house and i climb up on three levels of wooden platforms to get to the top enclosed structure.  i start called the cat to join me and she comes up to the tree and at this point it is clearly the same cat from my childhood because i see that she is old, but she tries to jump up anyway even if she is old and she makes it up to the first platform and then after a couple of tries she also makes it to the second and to me and she jumps up into the tree house and cuddles in my arms and i feel exactly the same feeling of cuddling my cat when i was a kid.

cuccioli

Oggi ho sognato quattro cuccioli:
Una pantera
Una tigra bianca
Un Ghiottone
e un’orso bianco che in realtà non ho visto ma è l’unico con cui ho scambiato qualche parola e anche non avendolo visto sapevo che era un’orso polare. In pratica ero in una città per lo più abbandonata a causa di qualcosa di non proprio piacevole, i 3 cuccioli che ho visto erano nel prato di una villa diroccata che era molto vicina al mare.
Ricordo che come li ho visti ho compreso che potevano essere scappati dallo zoo e mi sono avvicinato ad accarezzarli tranquillamente, l’orso polare invece con me ha parlato ma non l’ho visto.
Non so dire quanto fosse lucido il sogno o quanto fosse autonomo, ricordo che per logica ho pensato che se c’erano dei cuccioli dovevano esserci dei genitori e magari non avrebbero avuto piacere a trovarmi la, dacchè ho chiesto all’orso polare polare per scrupolo dove fosse la madre e lui m’ha risposto che adesso non c’era ma sarebbe tornata a momenti, quindi per non essere sbranato da un’orsa ho preferito andare via e continuare a fare quello che stavo facendo

Eagle eyes

Most of the dream I cannot remember, but I remember the eagle flying overhead, at first I thought it was a vulture, then I understood it was an eagle.  Then I became aware of the vision of the eagle, the way it was fixing something below on the ground and I followed the entire line of vision as if it was rendered visible.  When I understood what the eagle set it sights on, at that same moment the eagle dove down and grabbed it with its beak.

Gator

I was riding my bike on new trail and kind of thought that a gator was about to crawl out and eat my wheel, think I was daydreaming.

Nell’acqua/ In the water

Guardo alcuni insetti sull’acqua. Poi sono nell’acqua anch’io, e di colpo mi muovo proprio come loro, quasi fossi anch’io un insetto.

I look at a few insects on the surface of the water. Then I am in the water too, and suddenly I start moving like them, almost like I am one of those.

Ragni

Scendevo le scale di cantina, quando alla mia destra vidi due grossi ragni neri che scappavano via da me, fuggendo sopra un mucchio di legna nella casa di campagna di mia madre.

Al bar

Seduto al banco di un bar bevendo. Insetti enormi apparivano e cominciavano a saltarmi addosso.

 

Formazione a cuneo

Camminavo per la strada da qualche parte e vidi per terra una moltitudine di ragni neri che fuggivano via man mano che avanzavano. Mi fermai a guardare e non appena fui fermo essi si schierarono in ordine di combattimento e vennero verso di me in formazione a cuneo.

Farfalla eccentrica

Passeggiando in un giardino vedo improvvisamente un’enorme farfalla che vola in modo eccentrico; compie un salto mortale e poi giace immobile per terra. Mi avvicino per vedere che cosa le é successo e quella si rialza improvvisamente mordendomi il polpaccio.

Alligator chasing me and my son

 I just had a very vivid dream. It start is somewhat foggy I remember walking down a path with my son  next to a pond. The pond was was to the right of us surrounded by very steep hills with houses on all sides. I remember looking up the hill on our left (opposite of the pond) towards a house seeing hanging tubular cages, some held what looked to be giant peacocks and another cage I saw a alligator. At the moment I saw the alligator, I remember a voice saying something to the effect of it is about time that someone comes and gets these  With that being said the alligator started to move around.and it looked like it slipped out of the cage like it could always have slipped out it was just waiting . And when this happened I told my son to run for a house on top of one of the hills the opposite direction of the alligator  . we ran and yes the alligator was coming after us. we ran up a hill which got steeper and steeper until it was completely vertical then we started climbing trees, at this time the alligator was right on us, straight up even higher we climbed with the alligator right next to us but he was not snapping at us. just following us. Regardless we were both scared. we got to the top of the hill and ran into the house . At this time The person who owned the cage the alligator was in , showed up trying to get control of it, I remember in the house my son going one way and myself another  I ran into a bath room and closed the door and jumped out the windows the alligator got through the door and out the windows effortlessly and we found our self’s  long ramp that lead to the deck of the house . then my son was out side.we jumped over the ramp onto the ground and the alligator ran down the ramp to the ground and at that moment he was at us I threw my son back on ramp to the deck I remember my son being a lot more scared than I. And then with my son on the higher ramp I remember the alligator seeming very friendly and playful not trying to attack me with quality’s of a very cute and loving puppy dog just chasing us .Almost like he was both of ours. (Quality’s of this  are , He was much bigger than most alligators , he moved like lightning up over obstacles with great ease,)

The long way home

I am struggling to get home, being chased by some invisible but threatening force.  I make my way in the blackness of night, taking a long way to get back home.  I know that I need to make it through three tunnels, when I reach the third tunnel I feel relieved, on the other side of the tunnel I enter into the basement of my house.  There are still some narrow maze like paths to take, but I know that I am almost home and I feel the proximity of my grandmother.  When I arrive at the staircase going up toward the house I see my daughter’s bath, still full of water and her toys, and again I feel relieved. I go up the stairs feeling happy that I made it home.  I open the door at the top of the stairs, going out into the garden that I need to cross to get to the door of the house.  Then, just as I think that I made it I am attacked by two vicious dogs.

My Patriotic Giraffe

The time period was set in the 1920s. A cool and foggy morning I marched what was my pet giraffe around an old town I do not recognize. My giraffe was dressed in a sequined red, white and blue patriotic outfit. It was complete with an Uncle Sam style hat. I marched him very proudly, showing off to everyone who was in awe of him.

pappagallini – gatto/ little parrots – cat

Stavo davanti a una gabbia di pappagallini (effettivamente io li ho) e uno di loro, quasi implume, mi guardava e non aveva affatto paura di me e si faceva toccare. Questo mi rendeva molto felice. A un certo punto un gatto nero lo ha preso e io ho dato tante legnate al gatto x liberare l’uccellino dalle sue fauci. Sono riuscita a riprenderlo ma poi mi è caduto di mano e il gatto, trasformatosi in un uomo dai capelli lunghi, l’ha preso di nuovo. Non ricordo altro.

Aggredita dai miei gatti

Rientrando in casa, notavo che i miei 2 gatti erano un po’ strani. E fino a qui, niente di particolare. Poi, però, ho notato anche dei gattini, che reputai essere figli della mia gatta, con la sensazione che fossero sempre stati in casa senza che io me ne fossi mai accorta: quando mi hanno visto, si sono lanciati addosso a me, rabbiosi, mordevano, eppure io non sentivo dolore. Mi sembravano più affamati che altro. Ma più me li toglievo di dosso, più s’inferocivano, non riuscivo a liberarmene, si attaccavano dappertutto. Ogni tanto sembravano calmarsi, per poi ricominciavare a un mio minimo movimento.

Ho avuto a che fare con i lupi

Ho sognato che ero in un bosco con mio marito e ci venivano incontro dei lupi, molto tranquilli apparentemente. Mio marito mi sollevava da terra perché avevo paura; poi, mi lasciava in una casa nel bosco per andare a salvare il nostro bambino. Nel frattempo, un lupo cercava di entrare nella casa dove mi ero rifugiata, ma io lo respingevo con forza.

Insetti dappertutto

Ovunque mi girassi vedevo insetti, tutto quello che avevo attorno era ricoperto da insetti di vario tipo, che non erano particolarmente aggressivi ma erano ovunque.

Agitata, in una casa molto grande

Sogno di essere in una casa nuova molto grande, ci sono tantissimi serpenti, feci di cane, un neonato. Nel sogno sono agitata.

Attaccata da uno stormo di corvi

Ho sognato di essere attaccata da uno stormo di corvi neri che mi succhiavano il sangue dalle mani e dalle braccia. Io inizialmente cercavo di difendermi, poi ho iniziato a perdere le forze e mi sono arresa.

aquile-pesci/ eagles-fish

Mi trovo in un paesaggio circondato da monti. Alcuni uccelli nel cielo. Due aquile, enormi, con un’apertura alare di 30-50 metri, volteggiano in una sorta di rito d’amore, e riesco persino a sentire il fruscio prodotto dal battito delle loro formidabili ali. Lo spettacolo mette soggezione. Lí accanto, c’é una peschiera con pesci di colore scuro. D’improvviso, mi rendo conto che alla mia sinistra, quasi nascosto in una grotta appena al di sotto della linea costiera, c’é un pesce enorme, nero, che guarda verso il mare aperto. Un uomo che in qualche modo ha legami col posto dice che é, o non é, un pesce pericoloso. Al risvegli, avevo un pó di paura: il pesce era pericoloso. Puó darsi che le aquile lo prendano.

da Animali del Sogno, James Hillman

chased by animals in the jungle

First I was in this hallway. I was fantasysing about a swimming pool. One of those indoor swimming pools in which they have all these tropical plants, trees, etc. Then I was in one. I was alone even though the place was pretty big. I was standing in front of a really deep pool. However I saw this snake-a like creature swimming at the bottom. It was gigantic, in my dream I remember knowing it was 150 meters. It was white with strange colored stripes covering it. I was really, really afraid of falling in the water and being in the same water with it. Then there was a shark, swimming close to me. It suddenly came out of the water after me. I found a place which was ‘raised’ so that it couldn’t get to me. The shark then made this sound and all of these other animals started showing up like snakes and even some weird people. The shark dissapeared and I ran. The area became some sort of jungle now, no longer a pool even though there was still water.

I sat down when I finally shoke them off. It was near a pool again. However this pool like went deeper. First step I wasn’t covered in the water, next step the water was higher. Then all of these people showed up they were coming out of these small caves. They ran after me and I ran into the pool however as it became deeper and deeper, even though I could still breathe, I was a lot slower. The cave people didn’t seem to lose speed though and they got me. I felt trapped in my own fantasy, and I wanted to know how I could get out but I couldn’t.

Pairs of birds

I was on vacation in Maui (I went there last summer). Right outside is the ocean, and the waves are getting really big (this happens a lot in my dreams). In the house there is a fireplace. Birds kept coming down into the house through the chimney, and they would always fall right into my face. The weird thing was, there was never just one bird at a time, they always came in pairs, two birds that were fighting each other. I was worried that they would scratch me up with their claws. One time, I was standing there and two pairs of birds came down at the same time and flew right into my face. I remember their feathers were really soft. I realized that the damper in the fireplace was open, so I closed it. This didn’t stop the birds from coming in, they broke right through it.

Cat Coughs Up Treasure Maps

First, I see a white man naked from the waste down running away from a water hose. Then I see a black man sitting in a chair laughing at the other man. His genitalia resembles a bee hive.

Then I’m walking down a sidewalk and hear a splash and look behind me. I see two feet wearing tennis shoes sticking up out of a water hole. I dive into the small pool, which to an onlooker resembles a mud puddle. I pull out a young female and just as suddenly, she starts to pull me underneath too.

The scene changes again and I see a cat given two big cylinder capsules to swallow. Then the cat coughs up the insides of the capsules. Someone, who I cannot see (just the hands) takes the coughed up balls and unfolds them. Now they resemble small maps–but to what I can’t remember, but its some sort of hidden treasure or place.

Then I see evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins giving a lecture about the outrage of using animals in such a cruel way, to get rewards for selfish gain.

Cows eating cows

I was at a party for me and I was getting gifts. My daughters and my uncle and friends were there. We were on a farm but it wasn’t my uncles farm. Anywho we took this one path to get there in the woods. At this time there wasn’t any animals around. read more »

Wolf and snake

In the dream, I’m struggling with someone else, physical type wrestling but I don’t know who that person is – just someone. During the struggle I’m trying to keep away from a snake who’s just watching and waiting for the time to strike. I know it’s wanting to strike cause I see it’s teeth very clearly. So it finally strikes but instead of hitting me it bites the advesary – here’s the creepy part – it actually bites so close to me that I can still feel it’s teeth penetrate the advesary’s skin and flesh! Once that threat has subsided – I’m faced with a wolf who won’t let me pass on. He takes little painful bites at me but more like to say ‘you’re not getting away’. Not biting to eat me. It’s a very big Animal and I recall it bearing it’s weight against me to prevent my progress. It seemed to be keeping me from moving and would be hostile if provoked or if I insisted on progressing.