Be a Writer’s Best Friend
As you can probably guess, this post from Dream Awareness Network will discuss how dreams have helped
writers with their material; sometimes in great detail; sometimes with
just a suggestion or impression.
a small and delightful little book titled Purple
Fables (Quartet), by Ingo Swann, he shares fantastic dream experiences he had in April
1993 that not only delivered the title of the book he was to write, but the
outline of the quartets that would subsequently be delivered on four
This true story will open your minds to the unlimited
resource available to all of us, if only we accept the possibility and believe
in the validity of our “greater being”. I will share more about Ingo Swann in the future.
Ingo’s own words:
morning in April 1993, I awoke out of a dream with the title Purple Fables spontaneously glowing in
my consciousness. I went to the computer and typed it in, and, internal
“There will be four, a quartet, each of which will be written
on four consecutive days.” There was the
added “instruction” that the draft was not to exceed seventy pages altogether.
title “The Temple of Sanity” appeared, and the images of the boy reading
the newspaper began dumping his tale into my visualizing mind, without any premeditation on my part.
morning the second title appeared, “A Clay–Modeling Lesson,” although
some time ago I’d had a vague idea of this one and had typed out two pages of
its content as an insert in something else I was writing.
On day three
I received “The Fate and Destiny of a Traveling
Clairvoyant”, and on day four, in what amounted to a supreme ecstatic
experience, there followed the “dump” of “Watcher of the Purple River.”
dump because it was like turning on a computer and watching it automatically
print out something of its own. I began
writing as instructed, at about 6:30 in the morning, and by midday each of the
four fables was completed, in four consecutive days.
I spent the fifth and part
of the sixth lightly editing them, but they exist in the script mostly as they
came out.I decided
not to rewrite or intellectually embellish, or even cast them into more
acceptable syntax, although some light editing has taken place for this book.
the sixth day I awoke with the Prelude and the Postlude which took all of ten
minutes to type out, and which I was “told” belonged.”
the forward to the book Ingo expressed that he was dumbfounded, transported,
and thrilled beyond compare at having this experience. I find this somewhat amusing considering some
other experiences that Ingo has written and talked about. More about Ingo’s
adventures will be covered in the article I am writing about the inner senses.
a long time student of research into the subject of Dreams, and having 45 +
years of experiential learning, and journaling of dreams, I have come to expect and accept magical
experiences happening during sleep, when our dream activity is almost
unceasingly communicated to us. Upon awaking, we often carry with us in our
mind, the memory of these magical happenings.
They can be yours as well.
the course of history, there have been documented reports of great literature
being received from the dream state. The number of reports is too great to
ignore this experience, which validates the importance of dreams, not only in
literature, but in all human endeavors within our civilizations.
other significant examples of literary works that came from dreams, to list
just a few, are:
Taylor Coleridge ……………………………….Kubla Khan
- Robert L.
Stevenson …… Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Blake …………. Art Work & Literature
Meyer ………….. Twilight
- Stephen King
Wollstonecraft Godwin…… Frankenstein
- Richard Bach
…..Jonathan Livingston Seagull
- Robert Moss
….. Dream Ways of the Iroquois - Honoring
the Secret Wishes of the Soul
- Jane Roberts
…. Emirs Education In The Proper Use Of
- Jane Roberts …. The After-Death Journal Of An American
Philosopher: The World View Of William James
- Jane Roberts
…. The Oversoul Seven Trilogy
there any stories in your subconscious, waiting to be dumped? There may be.
Only by believing in the validity of your dreams, and opening your mind to new
possibilities will you discover hidden treasures. If
not stories, then maybe songs, art, musical tunes, new ideas, inventions,
directions, paths to follow, revelations, scientific discoveries, communication
from distant loved ones, premonitions of the future, etc.; the basket of dream
information in your subconscious may be unlimited.
Be persistent in your dream
journaling and sharing your dreams with others. This will help you look deeper
into the validity of the night time activity, and its importance.
I will share some general wisdom from the Seth material, on the subject of dreams, in
Seth’s words, as communicated through Jane Roberts.
From Session 653 of The Nature Of Personal Reality by
Jane Roberts: …
attitudes toward sleep, dreams, or any alterations of consciousness are all
colored to some extent by beliefs concerning good and evil in your Western
society. These emerge from the old Puritan work ethic: “The devil finds evil
work for idle hands.”
kind of thinking by itself brings about an overall attitude in which rest is
frowned upon, and dreams are considered suspect. Daydreaming and even mild
alterations of consciousness take on moral connotations. Such ideas are
mirrored in your society in innumerable fashions, and in areas in which values
of good and evil are not apparent. Active sports are considered good, however,
but often contrasted to passive intuitive activities which are then seen as
insist upon a material product of some physically demonstrative kind. In that
context, dreams or daydreams are not viewed as constructive or productive.
people are urged to tackle life aggressively, but in the usage of the term,
this means competitively. It also implies, and of course, promotes, the
direction of individual consciousness in an exterior fashion only. Not only is
consciousness to be focused to the external reality, but within those limits it
is still further harnessed toward certain specific goals. Other inclinations
are frowned upon. Such individuals are trained to consider any alterations of
consciousness, any seemingly “passive” endeavor as dangerous to one degree or
artist will be tolerated only if their work sells well, for example, in which
case it will be thought that the artist is simply trickier than most in
discovering a way of making money.
writer is put up with if books result in either fame or fortune. The poet is
scarcely tolerated, for usually his or her gifts bring neither.
dreamer whatever their age, job or family background is considered most
suspect, for it seems that they don’t even have a craft to excuse their moral
laziness. People with such beliefs will find it most difficult to understand
the creativity of their own being. The work done in dreams, the multitudinous
experience encountered there, will be invisible to them. They will have little
regard or respect for the dreamers or visionaries of the world, and will be the
first to leap upon those in their own generation who display such tendencies.
beneath, the inner self is quite aware of the great thrusting creativity that
occurs in dreams, and realizes that the source of individual energy has nothing
to do with such superficial concepts as the nature of good and evil” ….
End of Seth
my recommendation to each of you is to pay attention to your dreams and take note
of those “crazy” impulses that you
receive during waking hours. The
impulses are urgings from your psyche to pay attention, become aware, and take
action; always to take some action.
word of caution here; limiting beliefs and old voices telling you “you can’t do that”, may try to put a
damper on your natural creativity. Value fulfillment for you may not be to
write a novel, poem, or other form of literature; but your dreams and impulses
may direct you into the areas of your life associated with your personal
purpose and value fulfillment.
Listen and become aware of those messages from
your psyche. The first step toward changing your life is awareness.
October 3, 2016 John
W. Robinson, Dream