How to make dreamtime work for you

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OUT_OF_Bromcloset_June2011_DreamsOut of the Broomcloset.

My, aren’t you all a busy lot during your waking hours, texting, tweeting, always connected, and always responding to something (sometimes all these things at once, even while being amorous, which should be illegal).  With this constant flow of data, constantly working, its no wonder that you completely shut down when your head finally hits the pillow.  Slackers, that’s what you are; with some preparation, you can make dreamtime work for you!

While the contents of our dreams have been valued across time for the insights they offer, what is under consideration today is a method called incubation, that is to say, creating a set of circumstances whereby various powers might be invited to drop by for a visit in your dreams, to answer questions, impart insights and the like while having your undivided attention (though they may chose to interrupt a dream already queued up for your night-time edification).

First you really ought to decide what sort of force you are hoping to contact. As an easy set of examples, consult the list below, but you may certainly substitute those with which you are more familiar.

Anubis: Frankincense                            Saturday- Saturn Sandarac, Costus

Aphrodite: Nard                                    Thursday-Jupiter  Aloes

Ares: Costus                                          Tuesday-Mars  Opopanax, Pepper, Malabathron

Demeter: Storax                                    Sunday-Sun  Olibanum, Labdanum, Frankincense

Dionysus: Storax                                   Friday-Venus  Spikenard, Costus    

Isis: Rose oil                                          Wednesday-Mercury  Sandarac, Storax

Kronos: Storax                                       Monday-Moon  Sandarac, Storax, Camphor, Myrrh

Helios: Frankincense

Hermes: Cassia

Pan Labdanum                                  

Poseidon: Myrrh                                   

Selene: Myrrh                                       

Zeus: Malabathron                                 

 

In the old days, sanctuaries such as that of Asclepius or Apollo had attached dormitories where devotees could stay the night in hopes of a visitation.  You will have to arrange a space in your own home to set the scene.  (Even if contact is not made, you can consider this time as being spent as a “staycation”, which you, no doubt need anyway).

Change the bed-linens, take a bath, and unplug or turn off all electronic devices.  The only special piece of equipment you will need is an oil lamp.  Up until a few years ago, this would have required some ingenuity on your part, but the ever expanding realm of aromatherapy and designer scents for the home has made it quite simple to acquire one suitable to this purpose.  Instead of the oils provided by the manufacturer, you will be using extra virgin oil, to which you may blend additional essences, such as listed above.

As with other spell-work using a lamp, you may want to braid your own wick, charging it with additional significance.  On a small square of 100% linen or cotton (a handkerchief not used for any other purpose in the past) can be utilized as your writing/drawing surface.  This does not require any great artistic skill; the content may be as personalized as you want.  This should then be sliced into strips and braided, using the wick included in your purchase as a template as regards the length and thickness.  When lit (making sure it’s on a stable surface, far away from anything that might be ignited), off to dreamland you go.

Don’t worry if you don’t meet with much success during your early attempts; you are after all, attempting to utilize your time asleep in a new way, and it will take practice.  These visitations generally occur closer to dawn then during the middle of your sleep cycle.  Keep a pad and pencil close to hand, to record your experiences while still fresh.  Sweet dreams!

 

OUT_OF_Bromcloset_June2011_DreamsOut of the Broomcloset.

My, aren’t you all a busy lot during your waking hours, texting, tweeting, always connected, and always responding to something (sometimes all these things at once, even while being amorous, which should be illegal).  With this constant flow of data, constantly working, its no wonder that you completely shut down when your head finally hits the pillow.  Slackers, that’s what you are; with some preparation, you can make dreamtime work for you!