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Example 13 – Dreams of Hell

I had a weird dream last night. I dreamt that someone I know (an old family friend of my parents) had purchased a new house, which was not yet furnished. But the house is apparently possessed by the Devil. I do not remember if the house was already possessed, or the possession occurred post the purchase of the house. In the day time some other people and me (who I know but cannot seem to recall) have been called into the house to analyze the situation. The house is well lit and the setting is daytime. Each time I speak the word Devil or Satan, the lights of the house switch off automatically on their own. Someone else says the words and the same flickering of the lights happen. The discussion happening in the dream is that the Devil can hear us and “he” doesn’t like being talked about or plans made to get rid of it. (he)

Well, I decide in consultation with the people and in my thoughts in the dream to perform an exorcism on the house. I chant some prayers for the house to be cleansed. (These are Hindu prayers, and parts of Psalm 99 from the Bible). Then the details get hazy and I can’t remember. The dream becomes lucid again and I find myself standing with some friends in front of a life-size rectangular mirror which has been kept against the wall, facing us upright on the floor.

The friends pose in front of the mirror just for fun and they tell me to join them. When I stand in front of the mirror, I cast no reflection on it. But my friends do. So I hear myself say that “The devil is doing this to the mirror cos I am fighting to get rid of him.” After that small holes start appearing on the walls all over the house, much like the holes made by the tee of the golf balls. The dream ends then. I woke up and it was 5.30 am.

Throughout the dream, I was not afraid even one bit of trying to challenge the devil or in my entire thought process. Rather my attitude was somewhat cocky or neutral. In my mind it was like ” yeah yeah, let’s see what all you can do”. This is not how I am in real life. I deeply believe in God and the Higher Powers, and there is a certain respect for all forces which lie beyond our general comprehension. This is also includes those which lie outside the parlance of science and maybe are also negative. But this does not imply that I respect Satan. It also does not imply that I would like to abuse or criticize any force or power that is contrary to what I believe in.

 

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The Devil attacked a woman. He was invisible. The woman turned black as he raped her. She didn’t die. At this point I woke and went to the toilet. On returning to bed I continued the dream, particularly wondering what I was in conflict with in the image of the Devil. I found it disturbing and frightening to be confronted by such a powerful opponent. Partly because of the rape, I realised it was repressed sexuality. I then approached the ‘black’ woman with tenderness and this transformed the Devil into available sexual or emotional energy. I tried this again and again. Each time it worked, and I could observe the Devil was my sexual warmth and love that had become negative through restraint.’ Neil V

 

 

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Little red devils entered this boy’s dream:

“I saw many little red devils who began to press me deep into the ground. Deep in the earth I met the king of the devils. He frightened me and in seeking to escape I noticed an elevator on the right.”

That dream left such an impression on the boy that he carried the memory of it into his adult life. Although the dream may have been stimulated by an adult’s careless remark about “the devil in you” or “the devil will get you,” it still was meaningful; for dreams, said Cayce, may be interpreted on more than one level. In the dream, the earth is the boy’s own body, or his own unconscious. This is where he will meet both the king of the devils and his assistants. The boy’s being pressed deeper into the earth by the devils in order to meet the king of the devils symbolizes the pressures and temptations of life that force us to meet ourselves in order to develop latent abilities. The elevator to the right indicates that there is always a way of escape from temptations or devils—and that is the right way; for the only devil we have to fear is ourselves.

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