Quietly consider the composition of your dreams over a very long period of time. 10 years or so ago I dreamed of a visitor from the Land of the Dead. He came to my house and my house was in
There is of course a third
This painting by artist Lawrence Quigley of a baby suggests dual nature boy(or girl?)/deity or daemon - in Japanese folklore all children are gods under the age of six.
So there are five things. History yields to dream. Art yields to dream. To put these together in a lifetime you have to learn to be quiet.
I love this artist. Lawrence Quigley (no relation) shows great strength in paint and subtlety in the qualities of his lines. Artists have the ability to record their own archaeology over a lifetime – if they are good artists, like Quigley, and find their way to the stream, their art will reflect the times as well. This picture could bring a psychic portrait of the artist’s life at this period of his life’s work – the Monkey is rich and fully formed and doing what monkeys do best – clowning around. If you dream of a monkey the Trickster God has found you and will lead you on a journey. He comes at the beginning of a journey and then when you are on the trail, he disappears into the forest and something else finds you. But like this Monkey, he is at the beginning of a parade. The man on the back wagon is only a chattering head. He is undeveloped. 30 years hence he will be fully developed if this life is lead fully and the Monkey will be gone (or dead or mad or imprisoned or stomped on as
A few more thoughts on dreams: A. You cannot harvest dreams. You cannot say “when I retire I’m going to concentrate on understanding my dreams.” Your dreams won’t come. Dreams call you to a path – if you are good (Integrity) the path will be a path to God. Dreams harvest people – when a dream calls you, that is the time to go to it. B. You cannot pay someone to explain your dreams to you. Here in the mountains of