The mind experiences existence through three states of place. These are called the Roads, and the point at which they conjoin in the Crossroads of the Mind. These three roads are respectively: the Waking Road, Sleeping Road, and Dreaming Road. I experience dreams just like everyone else. I remember having them but have difficulty recalling them. I do on occasion use a method of recording the dreams before the recall of the travels of the Dreaming Road become distant. I usually only apply this when I see some significance in the meaning of the events and any symbology therein, or if I believe some message is being given with the Dream Road being the manner of leading me to it.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to delve a bit more into what this aspect of experience has to offer, especially when it comes to magick. I have thus far purposely experimented with working with my dreams in two manners. The first, I recorded everything I could about a normal every day dream and set about using dream divinatory methods I know, via conjure, to see whether I would discover any meaning. The dream had a lot to say, and I do mean a lot. I immediately had to reevaluate a situation in my life and it instantly began to improve. So oneiromancy works, if anyone asks. I may even play in it a bit more.
The second method in which I am aspiring to, is to build myself a Dream Temple, they are akin to Astral Temples but follow slightly different rules. After all, Astral and the Dream Road are not the same place. In order to do this, I must achieve two things. One I must be able to have lucidity, and secondly I must be able to apply control upon the Dream Road so that what happens there is reflected upon Astral. Currently, I am working on step one.
I have been practicing a method of habitual reality reassessment as a catalyst for bringing about lucidity while walking the Dream Road. Twice now, since starting, I have willfully gained consciousness while walking thus. However, as is horribly common when becoming a proficient Dream Witch, I immediately step back upon the Waking Road and find myself starring at my bedroom wall. The issue is a simple one, the mind is not accustomed to maintaining the threshold balance between the two Roads and so you wake up. This is where I am at. There are methods for overcoming this tendency of the mind. First lucidity must be experienced enough that it is not quite so new for the mind. Once this is done, then in the moment of awareness of the Dreaming Road, an immersion exercise can be done. Bam lucidity! And no waking up. Then the Witch can move on to other forms of work.
Have you worked with your dreams? Is it something that interests you? I am interested in your stories, so please feel free to share.
"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."