My Extremely Dodgy "Evidence" of a "Land" Called "Faerie."
And...maybe it isn't really called that. I could just choose to clal it that, and why the heck not?
So here it is. It is so completely dodgy because it has to do with dreams. I used to be very interested in dreaming. I studied, and practiced, techniques to achieve lucidity for a few years. One of the requirements for this was the strict maintenence of a dream journal in order to increase one's capacity to remember dreams. My strict recording brought about some unlooked for info. it seems, to me, that there are at least three kinds of "dreams." I have named them tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3...because I am lame like that.
I shall now report on their seeming properties.
Tier one is completely malleable. mallebale to the utmost extent. They can be shaped in absolutely anyway, as if they were mere constructs of your own mind...which is what I think they are. For lack of better words, they "vibrate" at a lower...frequency I guess. The content of such dreams tends to be things we deal with everyday, what some psychologists might lovingly term, "head trash." it's the stuff proccessed by our mind every day and according to some head doctors, needs to be processed and discarded in dreams.
Tier 2: Not quite as malleable. The surroundings seem to display random resistance to shaping, other "beings" in the dreams simply cnanot be shaped, The dreaming self is completely shapeable, as with tier 1. These "vibrate" a bit higher. In formation is random, not so "mundane." My interpretation is that this may be something like the collective consciousness. In such a place we would be competing with the wills of others resulting in resistence to attempts to shape things. I think I reside still in my head, but may be recieving outer information in these dreams
Tier 3: This "vibrates" the highest. IME, the surroundings greatly resist shaping...and....the self is also a bit less malleable. Malleability is still higher than waking life. i get the impression of something existing independantly from the minds of those which wander it. These dreams seem soaked in what I would term "fae" energy, or whatever. I can feel it sort of all over me when I wake, but it lasts only a split second. It is in these kinds of dreams that I have met up with others and later discovered that we had the same dream. These dreams flow in a way more logical fashion. They do not jump form place to place like tiers 1 and 2 can. Once entered, they are moved through in a more linear progression. By that I simply mean a flow of cause and effect is followed. The content varies. I ahve seen modern technology in these, but I have also noted a higher "population" if you will of things that resemble things that usually show up in faertie stories.
My interpretation of this is that I may not be in my head. (I do not like this notion, I would hate to leave my body so unprotected...and I don't buy into "shielding." ) These maybe...may be....a trip to "faerie."
There are difficulties I have with this though.
1.)As already mentioned, these are dreams.
2.) I have ridden in automobiles, visited bus stations....Would such things be in "faerie?"
3.) Though they tend to have faeish beings running about, there are also regular joes and I ahve never met anything like a Sidhe Lord.
4.) A Faerie Land is not required for my hypothesis.
5.) A Land full of faeish things would bring up huge unaswerable questions given my hypothesis and my paradigm.
6.) Continuing from 5, so it could be that my hypothesis is wrong or incomplete, or it could be that these dreams have totally different explanations.
Conclusion...I have none. I don't feel I have enough evidence to conclude an existence of a place called faerie, or even that I have actually expereinced a separate "place" in tier 3 dreams.