In a Grammar of Dreams, David Foulkes in 1978 wrote: "Dreaming must be seen as something more than anomalous perceiving. It is a human conceptual achievement of the first magnitude, & one of the core problems of cognitive psychology. Dreaming needs once again, as it was by Freud, to be recognized as a problem so central to the study of the mind that its resolution can help to reveal the fundamental structures of human thought."
If we suddenly woke up within our sleep, what would it look like? Our normal dream states are often story-based, yet many participants in the innerdance share the indescribability of what our Sleep Unconscious might see, if it tried to describe the experience to our Wake Consciousness.
From what we have explored in White, Red and Orange so far, dimensionalities shift between Content, Context and Code where stories in the linear sense are two dimensional. Contextual connections are three dimensional. Code, to the bewildered mind, lays at the wide expanse of the Tessaract, as it is dramatized in Cristopher Nolan's Interstellar.
Content, Context and Code are useful terms to explore the Theory of Dream.
When people in the innerdance process share, "I fell asleep during the process," they also often relate that the Sleep they mention isn't exactly just a dark place filled with nothing.
Traditionally, Dream is regarded from the Received View, a theory of Dream that posits (as per Descartes and Freud), we live out our repressed narratives in escapist slumber.
Today, scientists and philosophers realize, REM Sleep Stages may not host the same linear interpretive experiences Wake Consciousness live through.
When Caroline shares - "It’s happening at a point when I’m asleep but aware. The energy is full of insight and information I could comprehend. It felt as if I was in dialogue with it mentally and physically and my body felt so alive and awake yet I was asleep and I knew I was asleep." - she is able to retrieve Code from conscious awareness what most people fail to maintain in Wake States, which deal in Context and Content.
Code is the place where all Contexts and Content meet. What we call Sleep is demystified in the current awakening process. In the innerdance, such experiences arise in shifts in the music, as certain playlists awaken stories, while certain sound processes bring about experiences Caroline describes.
One innovative Theory of Dream (proposed by Professor Daniel Dennett) considers that our dreams are pre-loaded narratives encoded in the unconscious. Dennett calls it the Cassette Theory of Dream.
The Cassette Theory explains, when we wake up, we snatch interpretive narratives at the moment of retrieving Content and Contexts from a much larger library of Cassettes, a 4 or 5-dimensional Tessaract of information.
Dreaming as we commonly describe it from the Received View might be regarded a Time of de-Coding, whereby Sleep is a Space for en-Coding.
Those who begin to experience Wakeful REM, move from 3-dimensional definitions of Dream Time, towards the 4th and 5th dimensional Tessaract and Hypercube descriptions of life.
Such is the current Brain that undergoes changes now. The Dream as we know it, mediates Sleep and Wake, respectively, Code and Context as well as Space and Time.
In Freud, the mind's holds an innate capacity to contain the immeasurable amounts of information we hold in unconscious awareness, made conscious in Dream Condensation. In certain Dreams, we perceive the totality of ourselves through representations that embody entire stories and contexts within Symbolic Code.
What would it be like to perceive the world outside of Time? During my time in Kalipay beach, living in solitude on a coconut diet surrounded by nature, I rarely slept, going many days at a time averaging only a few hours of sleep, not needing to undergo homeostatic balance horizontally positioned with my eyes closed. Sleep is not an activity, it is a vibration and a consciousness.
What would the experience of Sleep feel like if it was to happen with our eyes wide open? Sleeping awake is the actual dream if in a world where we spend a third of our lives in a black paradise where the illusion is We Know Nothing.
The Cassette Theory in the innerdance sense has deep repercussions to both a causal and retrocausal universe. For now, Universe becomes just a universality. Second, we are always dreaming, a meta-conscious act of translating the real and the Real. Third, we are assured ... the more we seem to lose our Unconscious Consciousness, so are we gaining a Conscious Unconscious.
When we come to humbly know this, Everything is Known.
It is from the emerging Theories (and Experiences) of Dream that we might listen to Malabou's Brain of History talk, situating us onto a next week's intense understanding of the Deep History of our Music: