Three Books of Occult Philosophy
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So, as per my (purely academic) interest in magic, I decided to work through Agrippa's Three Books, because I've heard it's required reading and influential to many later works.
It's fucking agonizing, you guys. Archaic English, run-on sentences, outdated science and misunderstanding of the natural world.
I've tried text-to-speech, I've tried typing it as I read, and I still start fading out as I read.
How can I better appreciate this guy's work? Should I even bother? When skimming I read something about magic rings and I really want to reach that point, but everything is really hard to get through.
Strange recurring dream elements?
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Hey /x/, I just had a really weird dream and I have no idea what it means.
I don't remember much of the specifics but I remember being tested by my old teachers and my being surrounded by my old friends from high school, but none of them wanted to talk to me. I felt like an outsider to people who I used to know.
What's really weird is that I got this feeling like "the dream was over" while it was still going on, like I knew that what happened previously wasn't real but what was happening currently was real.
I remember walking to my house, but it wasn't the route I usually take... all of it was made up (houses, streets, etc). When I finally got to my driveway, I turned around and there were two figures standing behind me. They were both made of wood and two-dimensional, like they resembled clothing mannequins but stranger. I was paralyzed in place and felt afraid to look at them too closely.
When I turned around and noticed them, a loud noise played like it was a jump scare from a video game. I've noticed that many of dreams have ended this way: I think it's over or I don't realize I'm dreaming, and then I'm given a shock with either one or a few unknown figures and then I wake up.
Sometimes it's a low guttural noise, other times it's like a high screeching. What does this mean? None of the websites I visited had any answers and I've realized none of my dreams contain the usual "fear of taking a test you didn't study for," fear of being chased, nudity, etc. At least none that I can remember.
Does this mean anything? Have you guys ever experienced anything like this?