Beneath the darkness that veils our conscious during periods of sleep, there resides untapped creative potential. As stated by Dr. J. Allan Hobson, when we dream we enter “…our most creative conscious state, one in which the chaotic, spontaneous recombination of cognitive elements produces novel configurations of information: new ideas.”
Within this chaotic and spontaneous world of reverie we experience the ultimate freedom of experimentation. Not bound by the natural laws of the waking world, we find ourselves venturing into uncharted territories previously thought to be unfathomable. This limitless well of inspiration remains unpredictable, unfettered by our slumbering cognitive powers.
The barrier between coma and lucidity can be breached through documentation and observation of nocturnal visions. By recording our dreams, we begin to recognize patterns in our subconscious. Our minds establish relationships between the dreamscape and reality. We breathe tangibility into the ephemeral.
On average we experience five dreams a night. “In Noctem” represents one night of dreaming, with excerpts selected from my dream journal. The five dreams form a narrative. Impuissance degenerates to failure, destruction and decay. In the end, the dreamer gains power through lucid dreaming and overcomes the nightmarish world. It is the journey of self-mastery gained through self-identification and finding harmony in entropy.