Humans who dare insult dream-deities directly to those deities’ faces

There are several ways of meriting condemnation (a condemnation more severe and calamitous than would be merited by any maltreatment of mere mortals) by egregiously insulting deities themselves in person, directly to those deities’ faces :

(1) denying to those deities that they exist [this is the sort of insult most commonly advocated in certain mischievous websites on "lucid dreaming"];

(2) denying to those deities that they are capable of inflicting punishment (actually such punishments would be visited upon the insulter after that mortal’s demise; although most such insulters falsely imagine that the punishment would be inflicted immediately, and noticing that no punishment is immediately forthcoming, use that non-immediacy as a basis for further taunts against the deity) [the is the next most commonly advocated sort of insult advocated in those mischievous websites on "lucid dreaming"];

(3) [and this is a particularly grievous category of insult] considering (without adequate evidence, of course) the very deities who generate the dream and arrange that the human witness it, to be vicious and malignant entities.

An instance of this last (and most repraehensible) type is would be the following type of book/website :- Michael Wynn : The Soul Travelers. [2.3] "Dreamscape"


allegation by that book/website

our critique of that allegation


"Occultists tend to get a kick out of the way the average person interprets their dreams, and rightfully so. To the average person, taken-up by the faulty commentary of men like Freud and Jung, a dream is a completely subjective world existing only in the mind of the dreamer (and not even "existing" there!!) . Psychologists suggest that dreams are no more than the subconscious working on a problem, or the subconscious acting about the daily worries and thoughts of the dreamer. They claim that dreams are a fleeting, non-existent universe created solely by the dreamer, and that all the events and characters contained in the dream are simply projections created by the sleeping individual.

{So far, so good.}


... To start, it is a false assumption that the events and characters that occupy one’s dreamscape are entirely their own creation.


Far from being mere projections of the sleeper’s psyche, some dream characters are in fact spirits who have clothed themselves in some form and have entered into your dream. ...

{Actually, no "spirits" can enter one’s dream other than the deities who produce it.}


These beings then "hijack" the dream, and force all of the dream’s events to be centered around the spirit. ...

{Those deities own the dream, for they make it.}


Most people in the dream state do not realize that they’re dreaming, but instead accept the reality of their environment; helplessness is a common feeling amongst dreamers because they feel as though they’re acting out a role in someone else’s movie.

{The mortal human dreamer is a mere guest in the dream; being a polite guest is the mortal dreamer’s proper ro^le.}


Lucid dreaming is the opposite of this. In a lucid dream, the dreamer is aware of the fact that they’re dreaming; instantly, the sleeper is transformed into a god and can resist the efforts of these outside entities.

{The mortal’s becoming aware of dreaming would require a greater subordination to the deity-host.}


Once the dreamer becomes aware, these entities are easily routed and can even come to fear the dreamer.

{They may feign fear, to tempt the mortal to more impoliteness.}


These spirits may attempt to terminate the dream prematurely so that the dreamer does not acquire complete awareness. ...

{Or, they may end to dream to spare the mortal further sin.}


These dream-invading spirits are often engaging in more than just play, for it is said that many spirits vampirically feed from the sleeper’s life-force. ...

{These dream-producing deities have, furthermore, created the mortal’s life-force.}


At night, the vampiric spirits induce feelings of fear and lust in dreams and feed from the extra life-force created."

{Any such fear is godly; any "lust’ is praiseworthy love.}