||[Jun. 12th, 2016|10:02 am]
I've been reading a whole lot about alterered states of consciousness and I was thinking "I'll have some of that" so I went to bed and lay on my back with my eyes shut and peered into the darkness and thought, "Bring it on."|
Occasionally there were little lights, and patches of glowing colour- and inchoate shapes moving around- like elements in a cubist painting that had been animated- "with a movement of darkness on darkness." Waves of energy passed through my body- as if something were about to happen- only it never quite did.
After a while I reckoned I needed to get some sleep- so I turned over on my side. After a while I saw something like a window to the left of me- with four panes in it- all dark. Then one of the panes lit up and,went dark again- then another did the same. And the light while it lasted was exceedingly bright- as in a lucid dream- and what I saw through the panes were images of a garden. Once the light show ended my memory of exactly what I'd seen faded and wouldn't come back- but I particularly remember a beech tree hedge- and I think there may have been people on a lawn or patio.
Later- when I was properly asleep- I dreamed my grandfather- who was a wealthy man (by my standards)- had left us his London flat in his will. It was dark and rambling and full of antiques- with lots of cupboards and drawers to rummage through...