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#1 Sat 28th Sep 2013 10:44 am

Sencha
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Date with the Dons

I found myself arriving at Oxford University and was there to undergo a (presumably) grueling interview with a couple of academic dons, before I could get approved to study for a PhD in Philosophy. As I waited in a reception area for the call to come I began to panic as I realized I hadn't even got Degree-level Philosophy, let alone a Masters which would qualify me to study for a doctorate in the subject. I was with a friend who had come along for moral support, and as it happens she does have a Phd, but not in that subject. I then heard some footsteps climbing a stairway from the floor below and as I stood up from the little bench we were sat on and looked behind us, I saw they led down to a corridor which was painted a pleasant shade of green. A man, who I took to be a professor, reached the top of the stairs and then beckoned me to follow him back down again, before leading me along the corridor and into a large room which I took to be his office.

He sat down at a desk alongside a male colleague and as I took a seat opposite I really began to have kittens because I knew it was only a question of time (probably about five seconds) before they busted me and realized I had no place being there. Both men looked like I would imagine stereotypical Oxford boffins to look: old, white, very 'posh' and a little bit oddball. They began talking to me, but instead of the expected grilling of my knowledge around the subject, they were mentioning areas of philosophy, such as various schools of thought, and acknowledging that I knew of them and that I understood what-was-what. This was fine by me and so I just nodded and agreed in the right places as they continued in the same vein. After a while, I noticed that one of the men - the one who'd escorted me from the reception area - looked a lot like an aging John Cleese, and he then proceeded to tell me I'd passed the interview and been approved for PhD study. I felt elated - completely forgetting I was going to be in way over my head.

After this I was in a different scene, although still sitting at a desk, and a young man came rushing up to the other side of the desk and in an excited-yet-anxious manner said 'The war has been going from 1849 up to 2013!'

I then woke up and immediately remembered the name of a John Cleese film: Time. Although when I checked online for some images of Cleese from that film (to see if he looked the same as in the dream) I couldn't find a film with that name, and then I realized the film I was thinking of is named Clockwise. Strange - because I was adamant I had the right name, and also because I'm not sure if I've even seen that film and so it isn't an example of his work which would normally come to mind, as opposed to the likes of Monty Python's Flying Circus, or Faulty Towers.

I looked up wars that either began or were underway in 1849, yet none stood out as being significant - not that any of them would  still be raging in 2013, unless it wasn't a war in the traditional sense, i.e., it instead alluded to a spiritual war... I then calculated the years from 1849 to 2013 and found they add up to 164. 1 + 6 + 4 = 11.

The corridor being green perhaps relates to the green of the heart chakra.

Upon looking up 'PhD' on Wikipedia, I found the following: 'In the context of academic degrees, the term "philosophy" does not refer solely to the field of philosophy, but is used in a broader sense in accordance with its original Greek meaning, which is "love of wisdom".

Thesis: 'The term "thesis" comes from the Greek θέσις, meaning "something put forth", and refers to an intellectual proposition. "Dissertation" comes from the Latin dissertātiō, meaning "path"'.

I wonder is the dream is about higher positive souls descending with 'love' into a fallen realm, and since they temporarily forget their prior 'higher knowledge' (such knowledge possibly relates to certain ancient Greek philosophical understandings of the Cosmos/Us as Cosmos), they are tasked with re-awakening to this knowledge (Gnosis) in order to intellectually figure out/contribute to a 'path' or 'way' which enables the spiritually alive to transcend this realm. (Evolution to Positive 4D?) I think the name of the John Cleese film suggests that in the process of transcending 3D, we learn to break free of linear time and in essence become 'Clockwise' - breaking free of the illusion that this realm is, in the truest sense, alive. 'This parrot is no more!'

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#2 Sat 28th Sep 2013 02:02 pm

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Re: Date with the Dons

Kittens and boffins, oh my!! cool

Sencha wrote:

I looked up wars that either began or were underway in 1849, yet none stood out as being significant - not that any of them would  still be raging in 2013, unless it wasn't a war in the traditional sense, i.e., it alluded to a spiritual war... I then calculated the years from 1849 to 2013 and found they add up to 164. 1 + 6 + 4 = 11.

Yes exactly, it's the spiritual war; obviously no physical war has lasted over a century. I also took this to possibly mean that there was a meaning in the other portions of your dream that could be related to it somehow. Or maybe the guy was just telling you that so you would know you were waging it by being in the physical too.

Sencha wrote:

I wonder is the dream is about higher positive souls, descending with 'love' into a fallen realm and while they temporarily forget their prior 'higher knowledge' (possibly relating to certain ancient Greek philosophical understandings of the Cosmos/Us as Cosmos), they are tasked with re-awakening to such knowledge (Gnosis) in order to intellectually figure out/contribute to a 'path' or 'way' which enables the spiritually alive to transcend this realm. (Evolution to Positive 4D?) I think the name of the John Cleese film suggests that in the process of transcending 3D, we learn to break free of linear time and in essence become 'Clockwise' - breaking free of the illusion that this realm is alive in the truest sense. 'This parrot is no more!'

Yes I think you're on the right track! tummenupp

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#3 Sat 28th Sep 2013 06:39 pm

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Re: Date with the Dons

Yes I agree, the younger guy was probably emphasising the spiritual war factor, and possibly also the insertion of a Positive spiritual insurgance (due to various metaphysical meanings of 11) into a linear section of time.


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#4 Tue 1st Apr 2014 12:43 pm

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Re: Date with the Dons

While walking along the corridors of what appeared to be a high-end university, I noticed amongst the crowds of young students one woman in particular: she had long brown hair, was in her mid-20's and has a distinctly square jaw (the 'determined' look) and although she isn't the type I normally find attractive there was something strangely intriguing about her. At this point I realized I was now in the middle of the huge uni library and that all students there were studying Art History. I wondered what the heck I was doing there seeing as I've never studied the subject and neither can I paint/draw for toffee, but seeing as the woman was in there too (although some distance away) and I knew she was also aware of me, I decided to fake it - I guess to try and impress her. So I sat down at a PC and instead of there being images of artwork or text on the screen, I was looking at a complex technical diagram which consisted of circles, spirals and series of numbers. I also became aware that all other students were studying the same techno-data - and in fact it seemed the data also had an invisible presence which filled the room and that everyone was somehow plugged into it on a mental level - possibly in an interactive sense. Unfortunately, I don't have a specific enough recollection of the data to attempt a drawing of it, but they were definitely golden images on a black background.

I then found myself slowly walking up a very wide set of outwardly-curving stairs (palace style)  - like one step every four or five seconds - and there was an unknown male standing on my right-hand side who watched my every step, and each time I put a foot down I had a an overlay image in my mind's eye whereby a gold circle from the computer display I saw earlier would superimpose over the curved step I was looking down at. At the same time I saw a different set of numbers flash up each time (maybe the numbers from the display) and I can roughly recall that the first three sets were approx six digits long and contained 0's, 1's, 3's and also an 8.

After several more steps I came to a midway leveling of the stairs where there was a little shop (a bit like a school tuck-shop counter, with a hatchway in the wall that you get served through) and behind it was a guy I know who works security at the local supermarket, along with an unknown female. I looked at the counter and saw a load of Yorkie bars (which I used to love) and they were reduced to a ridiculously cheap price for three or four of them, but next to them was a tennis ball sized lump of dark chocolate and I knew it was proper high quality dark - the likes of which is made in Switzerland. The security guy passed it to me and it was really soft, so I broke it open and found there was bread in the middle. I thought about it for a few seconds before deciding the Yorkies were just standard sugar-filled cac and that the healthier dark chocolate was in fact the better choice.

I think that was it.

Library: Dreaming that you are in a library means the search for knowledge and the hunger for ideas. You may be trying to seek out new meanings in life or you need to study and evaluate your situation before taking action. Seeing a library in your dream, symbolizes the knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

Staircase:     Seeing a staircase in your dream, symbolizes change and transformation.

Chocolate: Seeing chocolate in your dream means self-reward. It also means that you may be indulging in too many excesses and need to practice some restraint.

Bread: Dreaming of bread, represents the basic needs of life. Bread may signify the positive qualities and great things you have learned on your journey of life.

Woman: Seeing a woman in your dream, represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or may also represent your mother. Alternatively, it may indicate temptation and guilt.

I've had dreams previously where I felt art/artist was used to represent creativity/creation energies, so the library/'Art' History could maybe be to do with our process of learning/remembering our creative natures, and the stairway shows how with each step upwards we become aware of more of the 'codes' of the various levels of our development.

Seeing as I didn't find the woman attractive, but yet was in a sense drawn to engage with her, then maybe she is the 'dark' temptations which can distract us from the essence of our lives. The security guy (friend) may be a reminder of the need to move on from such unhealthy distractions and to instead focus on the basics - i.e., the healthier issues in life, and as such we are then self-rewarding by securing a positive probable future (continued ascendancy).

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