Travel the World in 1001 Nights-or-Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Walter Mitty -or- Dream and Fantasy World  

By the time that "Field Notes of a Dream Researcher: 1001 Nights" in the Global Village is completed, we will have traveled around the world. We will have seen and experienced most, if not all dream vision venues on our planet and beyond. This idea is not new in itself, what is new is the synoptic depth psychological scope of the dream vision journey you the reader will partake.

Dream vision is arche-typologically driven by our body-ego's "desires", to know, to feel, to think, to sense, and to be. In the postmodern age of dreaming, the psychological lines between reality and fantasy become blurred. Many live in a "Walter Mitty" like dream and fantasy world. From a popular music perspective the "Eurhythmics" "Sweet Dreams" (watch music video) conveys this "surreal" type of visual and music culture that we have constructed and live in. 

Here is one dream from a professional photographer who provides psychological insight into the postmodern "Eurhythmic" visual art, music and logic of dreaming. 

Larry 40, Photographer, Digital artist 

I am a lucid dreamer who learns a great deal from what is remembered.  I think most of the 'lessons' are the result of deductive reasoning, but I wonder if I'm actually picking up information from outside my sphere of knowledge while dreaming.  Perhaps I've been paying attention to all the information I see day in and day out over the years and processing all those details in my dream states, where I am calm and curious and full of wonder.  I am interested in rewarding my dream world with attention and following some of its clues, perhaps embarking upon a journey inspired by dream events, like perhaps traveling to Venezuela, where my dreams took me last night. 

Mr Hagen's Reply: Dream Seekers of the Heart's Desire's-or- Logical Rules of Dreaming 

"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?" Morpheus in the film "The Matrix

Your profession as a photographer and as a digital artist, seems to be the driving force of your dreams. Visual culture has been in part built by "photojournalists" such as yourself. Your idea and feeling of "wonder" will be discussed in a different dream interpretation in the future. Your dream report talks about the "lessons" learnt in "deductive reasoning" while traveling in your "dream world". Other dreams like "Queen of My Domain" or "Up the Down Staircase" speak of similar learning and understanding. In this postmodern "dream world", people can search, explore and experience "to their heart's desire". 



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