Monthly Archives: February 2011

23 Feb 2011 Committing Murder and Being on the Run

04:48 am. For many years, I had dreams that I’d robbed a bank and gotten away with it. It wasn’t just me, but me and a couple of cohorts of mine. While in Greece in the fall of 1993, I … Continue reading

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22 Feb 2011 Two Dreams

03:00 am. I just woke from a dream that I was on a business trip in a foreign country. I was with two other men. We were walking somewhere over rough terrain, and we came to a hamlet where we … Continue reading

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17 Feb 2011 A Night Spent Sleeping with Manto

07:30 am. I spent the night in the Iris of Time with my narrator for The Mysteries. I first performed my procedure for entering the Iris, addressing the psychic beings for permission once inside, and then called Manto. I had … Continue reading

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13 Feb 2011 Plotting Using Active Imagination and Taking Characters into a Dream

12:30 am. I woke after only a couple of hours of sleep and decide to work on plotting The Twice-Born. I walk to the Iris of Time, tell the Keeper of the Iris to open it and step through. Always … Continue reading

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12 Feb 2011 Childhood’s End

05:00 am. I’ve been dreaming for quite a while about being in a library. I’ve had dreams about libraries the last few weeks, and tonight’s dream seems to have brought all the others alive again, as if I’d dreamed them … Continue reading

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08 Feb 2011 Creating Fiction Using Active Imagination

When the author through Active Imagination, brings content from his Unconscious into the real world, that content is still not ready for the novel. It still must under go a transformation so that it will be ready for that specific … Continue reading

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07 Feb 2011 Code of Conduct for Using Active Imagination with Fictional Characters

I have been thinking about and researching a Code of Conduct for dealing with my characters, the psychic entities, I meet within an Active Imagination session used in support of and to develop content for a novel. This is Active … Continue reading

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07 Feb 2011 Why Do I Need the Iris of Time?

10:30 pm. Why do I need the Iris of Time? Why not just jump right into an Active Imagination session? My answer is that having a psychic space to look for images or listen for voices isn’t enough preparation to … Continue reading

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06 Feb 2011 Working with Narrator and Characters in Active Imagination and Dreams

9:30 pm. After reading Victor Turner’s The Ritual Process, Structure and Anti-Structure, I understand more fully the value of trying to contact the Collective Unconscious through the Iris of Time, since it constitutes what he might call liminal territory. I’m … Continue reading

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