Psychic Dreamwalking





Little Girl's Dream

9 to 21


Stuff of Dreams

23 to 36



37 to 57


Shifting Boundaries

59 to 68



69 to 86


Gates of Dream

87 to 103


Riding the Twilight

105 to 117



119 to 137


Lucid Dreams

139 to 147



149 to 158



159 to 165


Flesh & Spirit

167 to 181




Little Girl's Dream

9 to 21

pp. 9-10 the year when the authoress first learned dreamwalking

p. 9

"in the fourth grade. ... The ... Ohio town in which I grew up boasted its own haunted library, and I had personally met the main ghost, a winsome lady in a blue-patterned dress, before I was in kindergarten. ...

p. 10

It was also the year I met Pearl Cantley."

pp. 13-4 how her young occultry-teacheress praeternturally deflected missiles

p. 13

"she closed her eyes and bowed her head a little. I could see her hands balled into little fists at her sides, and she began humming ... . It sounded just like the testing note that played on the TV when all the programs were over ... . The first ball sailed through the air, aimed squarely ... . But ... it veered off suddenly. ... The second ball came at her, aimed decisively ..., and yet this ball, too, veered off suddenly ... . ...

p. 14

Nothing hit her. ... One astounding ball appeared to strike something a foot in front of Pearl's face. If bounced off of this invisible barrier".

p. 16 heartname

"your birthname ... really didn't name a person. A person's real name was something Pearl called a "heartname." ... A person's teacher usually picked out the heartname. ... Pearl's heartname was Jorna." {Short for [Norse] /Jarn-saxa/?}

p. 18 having forgotten betwixt one's incarnations

"dreamwalking ... . Like my heartname, she insisted that I already knew this and had just forgotten it. ... Pearl always seemed to think that I had forgottn more than I'd ever actually learned. In later years such statements would make a great deal more sense."

pp. 18-9 the 2 mental states whence to enter another person's dreams

p. 18

"In dreamwalking, lucid dreaming was important because it ... enabled you to recognize the dreamspace as a real location,

separate from physical reality,

{The material world is not "reality", but maya ('illusion'); whereas the dream-world is (according to shamanry) the true reality.}

that you could then use as a gateway to other people's dreams. ...

p. 19

Once you recognized that dreams could be used as a gateway to travel from one dreamspace to another, all you had to do was ... "walk" into their dreams ... . The mechanism of this "walking" remained ... that you just thought about it and you were there."

pp. 19-21 the authoresses's being initiated/empowered into dreamwalking

p. 19

"I learned that a dreamwalker does not have to be fully asleep. You can enter the borderline state between waking and sleeping and still successfully walk into other people's dreams. Eventually, without losing my awareness of the bus around me {is it easier to be initiated into dreamwalking while traveling in a moving vehicle?}, I saw in my mind's eye a pale figure ... . ... "I see her!" I whispered excitedly. ...

"You're just hovering around her," Pearl complained. ...

p. 20

"How do you know that?" I asked.

"I can see you, silly. Don't just look at where she's sleeping. Go and get into her dream." ...

I willed it, as it had been explained to me, and then there was darkness. The darkness coalesced into a night sky filled with moon. There were stars ... . Moving against the snow ... was a pack of wolves. One of the wolves ... had ... big, luminous green eyes. ... The figure beside her, lavishing her with attention, was Jorna/Pearl. ... She had ... green eyes.

p. 21

... If I looked at my hands, they appeared to be shadows. ...

I seemed like I was made of some weightless substance, dark but transparent."

{"if you wish to experience being in the weightless state, ... you will most likely appear semi-transparent : softly hued glossamer that barely glimmers with the slightest silver." (NS, p. 58)}

By displaying a drawing (of the wolf's face) and a name (that of the dreaming girl, who was another of Jorna's girl-disciplesses), Jorna indicated that the dream-wolf body was that occupied by the dreaming girl in her dream; so that the authoress had indeed successfully entered the dreameress's dream along with her girl-teacheress Jorna.

NS = Marlene' Marie Druhan : Naked Soul. Llewellyn Publ, St Paul (MN), 1998.



Stuff of Dreams

23 to 36

p. 23 paucity of English-language published literature on dreamwalking {I was first told of dreamwalking some two decades ago (in an insane asylum in C., GA) by an occult practioneress who could speak Langue d'Oc, so there may be Provenzal literature on the topic.}

"A survey of the Internet : ... aside from reference to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, just about every entry on dreamwalking led me back to my own work ... in The Psychic Vampire Codex."

pp. 24-5 Calloway (Fox) & Elkington

p. 24

"Hugh Calloway ... Writing under the pen name Oliver Fox, pulbished a number of articles in the Occult Review and other esoteric journals around the beginning of the twentieth century. ... Callaway dreamed of meeting Elkington at the park. ... [After awaking,] he contacted Elkington, and learned that his friend ... remembered dreaming of the Commons, he also recalled greeting Calloway".

p. 25

"as this little dream rendevzous was, Calloway writes that he was never able to reproduce it." {This may indicate that the dream-deities who enable dreamwalking require an extra-ordinarily earnest dedication to the cause before providing more than a single such episode.}

p. 25 intentional Dreamgate

"all of humanity can pass thorugh the Gates of Dream and enter into the dreamspace. Skilled dreamwalkers do this intentionally".

p. 26 ritual dream-incubation

"the kings of ancient Sumeria would ascend to the tops of their ziggurats and await a sacred dream that revealed the divine will."

"By the time of the ancient Greeks, ... In a practice called "dream incubation," people would travel from all over to famous shrines and temples seeking answers through dream.

{Likewise, dream-incubation is practiced in the shrines of S.ufi saints.}

These ancient dream-seekers would sleep in special dormitories, ... waiting for the gods to appear. ... A god, or a messenger of the gods, was then ... to appear to the dreamer in sleep. If the person was sick, the god would describe a cure for the illness. Others went to dream temples seeking advice on everything from career paths to marriage arrangements."

"the Golden Fleece ... that Jason was charged to recover was a sacred sheepskin believed to be especially potent for this type of divination."

p. 31 greeting, as dead, a dead relative who is alive in one's lucid dream

"It was at this point that my dream became lucid -- I was still dreaming, but I was aware of being in a dream. ... I was lucid enough to know that he was dead.

When I mentioned this politely, he acknowledged this fact with a shrug. ... .

{This sort of acknowledgement by a dream-being is quite inadequate. I have not been satisfied with an acknowledgement from a dream-being until my statement (uttered by me in the dream) "This is a dream" hath been responded to the the dream-person spoken to by at least an uttered "Yes". I was never, however, able to obtain such a response until I had started to called the dream-being "a deity in this dream"; the authoresses having neglected to use this form of address was the reason for her failure to receive any better acknowledgement than a mere shrug.}

... he scolded me gently, pointing out that ... I'd be playing it [a pianoforte] from his side of things."

p. 33 memory of the dream by the dreamer whose dream is walked into by a dreamwalker

"The person on the receiving end of a dreamwalk is almost always asleep. Typically, dreamwalkers interpose themselves into a pre-existing dream ... . ...

The person being dreamwalked to often has a vivid recollection of the experience. Not only is the dream itself vivid, but it sticks with the person upon waking, and it seems to have both greater clarity and a greater "reality" than an ordinary dream. It is not unusual for the dreamwalking experience to be so vivid that it inspires ... lucidity in the person being contacted. ... often the person being dreamwalked to has an even clearer recollection of the experience than the person who initiated the dreamwalk in the first place."




37 to 57

pp. 45, 47, 49-50 instance of immaterial snag (dead tree) in dream-haven {snags (old dead trees) are significant in, e.g., the Bon religion}

p. 45

"I imagined ... an old, dead tree ... . ... .

p. 47

I made a kind of "inner temple of dreams." This was my dream haven, a space removed from the physical world that I -- and others -- could access through visions and dreams. Although it started off as a mental construct ..., it nevertheless had enough intent behind it to be ... real. ... Crafting your own personal dream haven gives you a staging ground that can lead you into the dreamspace. ...

p. 49

Your dream haven should be ... no more than twenty feet in diameter. ... If you have decided on an outdoor landscape, ... there can be a wall of trees ringing it around, defining the space. Alternatively, you can have ... your dream haven ... ringed with mist. ...

For example, in the dream haven I ... created ..., the first thing I

p. 50

really pictured was the old dead tree. ... The rest of that dream haven followed logically ... . The more I worked with it, the more solid it became. Eventually, it ... was a real landscape that I could walk to whenever I closed my eyes."

pp. 51-3 crafting & using a personal dreamgate

p. 51

"What would a gate that opens up onto the realm of dreams look like? Is it an ancient doorway, inscribed with runes that glow when you invoke its powers?

Is it a tear in space that hangs in the air, shifting and shimering?

{There is a "multiple personalities" painteress who painteth scenes of a door hovering in the air.}

Perhaps it is a well, and ... By diving in, you can travel ... . ...

{Wells in dreams are used by contemporary Aztec sorceresses (and sorcerers) to enter into in order to arrive in that region of the dream-world wherein cures for patients' troubles are to be found.}

Remember that this is a gate that ... leads into the ... space of dreams -- it is also a gate that verges on ... the realm of mythic gods. ... .

p. 52

... your dream gate ... is your portal into the dreamspace. When dreamwalking, you can pass through this portal to other people's dreams or you can draw them through the portal to you. [Magically pulling other persons in by means of a magical link is described on p. 113 infra.] ... This is the threshold that leads you from one space to the next, and your desire is the key to where it leads.

My dream gate is a huge portal, edged in ivory and horn. Stretched between the pillars of ivory and horn is a surface of swirling mist. My dream gate stands alone in a remote clearing in my dream haven ... . When I focus on someone, the mist clears and I can see them standing on the other side of the gate ..., and when I feel that connection strongly enough, I reach out to that person, either

p. 53

walking through the dream gate to join them on the other side or taking their hand and pulling them across into my space."

pp. 53, 55 crafting an eidolon {N.B. This "eidolon" (idol) is similar to the "immortal embryo" generated in Taoist internal alchemy as a spare-replacement body (an immaterial one) to be lived by the alchemist after death of the material one}

p. 53

" a person's eidolon ... could also sometimes fly forth in dreams. ... When dreamwalking, we naturally present an image of ourselves. ... However, it is possible to put some thought into how we appear in the dreamspace. ... The primary benefit in crafting your eidolon is that you have a much more solid presence in the dreamspace. ... .

p. 55

... imagine that there is a mirror in the space you have crafted. Make this a full-length mirror, so that you can see yourself from head to toe."



Shifting Boundaries of Dream

59 to 68

p. 59 the so-called "subconscious"

"The subconscious mind is like a stranger inside of you who's running the show."

{Although there is actually no such thing as an overall "subconscious mind", there are nevertheless many minor possessing-spirits (which are, whether permanent or temporary residents, like unto strangers) which direct the behaviour of a possessed person's body.}

p. 60 concentrate on another person

"The active participant in a dreamwalking session can choose a target who is neither aware of the activity nor consenting to it. ...

Rather than sending a part of the self out to explore this or other worlds, the dreamwalker focuses on a person and travels inward, through dreams."

{Concentrating one's intent on another person in order to arrive (out of one's material body) into the praesence of that person is known in astral projection as "indenting on" a person.} {It is dubious whether dreaming is actually any matter of traveling "inward"; certainly there is no sensation of this.}

p. 60 mental imagery as transmitted telepathically from a dreamwalker to a waking person

"There have been cases where a dreamwalker has successfully made contact with an individual in the waking world ... . When the person on the other end of a dreamwalk is awake, the interaction that ensues typically takes the form of

a daydream or vision, phenomena that seem to ultimately occupy the same psychic realm as ordinary dreams."

{same general realm, but different location : located between the waking world and the region of true dreams}

p. 68 shamanic dream-landscape

The realm of dreams "is a landscape touched upon by the shamanic dreamtime ..., and it is a landscape that starts in the core of each person's mind."

{Actually, no traditional shaman anywhere on earth would allege that that the dream's landscape "starts in ... each person's mind". Instead, shamanry worldwide is unified in insisting that the dream-worlds are prae-existent divine worlds.}


Michelle Belanger : Psychic Dreamwalking : explorations at the edge of self. Weiser Bks, San Francisco & Newburyport (MA), 2006.