CHEESE DREAMS: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ASTRAL ADVENTURE – Hour Twenty-Three (2021)

CHEESE DREAMS: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ASTRAL ADVENTURE

 

like all aspects of magick, psychology and unconscious mind

operating always (if not within your awareness then without it)

 

(whether or not you agree to consciously recognize their power

or their profound effects) so for the most mundane the solution

is simply to dream, and cheese can help even the most stoic

find new illuminating truth within their nightly visions

 

the whole thing is really very simple like writing or anything else

start with your favorites and expand your taste from there daily

with dinner, that part is of particular importance for dreaming

(though more general consumption of cheeses of course

can’t hurt even in the form of comedy since our darkest fears

require always the sacrifice of our solemnity in the form of a sacred giggle)

 

at first there may be a field or a forest (if you’re lucky it will be known to you

a space you feel comfortable in the dark and the wood where you are safe)

 

there may be lights along the treeline and deep into the mossy valley.

follow them. don’t wonder or worry about it too much. after all, 

you’re only dreaming. some people call them faeries, the lights that is

but ultimately calling them anything but friendly is a common mistake

(which is of course why I’m warning you in advance)

if you manage to be polite they’ll show you the river

if you fuck up before you get there I’m not sure how to help either

all fair warnings in advance. but didn’t you say you were itching

for a glorious adventure?

 

the river can take you anywhere you’ve been and anywhere you’ll ever go

stadiums, glass malls, towers and renaissance towns

fields, forests, circuses and glittering cities

find another river to get back again

ask the lights if you get lost

it really is that simple

 

(oh, one last thing. If the cities are falling apart, repair them.
If you see an airplane, don’t get on it. your world is mutable,

requiring your presence to exist. just trust me on that one)

(and I almost forgot! this is the most important, so don’t forget,

if you see the dark obsidian stone citadel on a barren mountain,

if the sky is dark and cracking apart from an electrical storm,
go back the way you came and RUN. sure, The War is a lie

always has been, always will be, but we die regardless. I mean

probably not you, right, but just to be safe. it’s only a dream after all.)

One thought on “CHEESE DREAMS: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ASTRAL ADVENTURE – Hour Twenty-Three (2021)

  1. I love everything about this prose/poem. It is so creative and out of the box! Just love, love, love it! The apostrophe form and the parenthetical asides work so well!

    My favorite lines: “cheese can help even the most stoic
    find new illuminating truth within their nightly visions”
    and
    “if you manage to be polite they’ll show you the river
    if you fuck up before you get there I’m not sure how to help either
    all fair warnings in advance.”
    I literally laughed out loud when I read these! Thank you so much for this poem. This gives me a whole new perspective on cheese! LOL!

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