Dreamscapes Episode 57: Split Decision

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt “You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” – Freewill, Rush “A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.” – Rita Mae Brown Author Mike Oppenheim: mikeyopp.com

Dreamscapes Episode 48: Nkwe Kgogo

Humankind suffers few Fears more inhibiting than the possibility we will fail to achieve our own Potential. This aversion is so strong that many prefer to dwell in bland mediocrity rather than risk the crushing emotional pain of defeat. When such terror grips our heart, the Spirit of Leopard may offer Guidance, inspiring the courage needed to stalk and capture our own unique majesty.

Dreamscapes Episode 47: The Skeptic Metaphysician

This week's dream comes to us courtesy of Will at The Skeptic Metaphysician podcast and his lovely wife/co-host, Karen. Join us as we attempt to solve the mystery of this reoccurring dream and the cause for such a specific repeating formula. Be sure to visit Will's podcast for my interview on WED the 19th! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1713040/8531232 https://www.facebook.com/SkepticMetaphysician

Dreamscapes Episode 41: Local Optima

The human brain is an amazing, self-programming, biological machine, constantly problem-solving, even in sleep; developing functional Routines to sort Objects by Class, applying these Methods to known Parameters, and parsing Global Optima to write new Arguments for undefined Variables. As social animals, we can even Crowd-Source novel Algorithmic builds unimaginable in isolation.

Dreamscapes Episode 39: Use Your Noodle

Few life experiences generate more frustration than being cheated out of a win well-deserved by right of superior skill and diligent effort; to have powers beyond our control put their callous or cruel thumb on the scale and deliver bitter defeat at the threshold of sweet victory. ~ Leah and Sandy's episode for this dream at Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/leah-hartgens/episodes/Your-Noodles-Cant-Stop-Me-eq54c3 Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 37: Life and Death Struggle

Depression is a Liar. It is the worst kind of Con Artist, seeking to steal our Life itself by trickery. To effect this fraud, it insists we believe our suffering is so intense and infinite that we are helpless to resist. In truth, it shills this sham to demoralize us because it is impotent, all Shadow without substance, and it cannot withstand any real determination to find the Light of Hope in the darkness. Thanks for Listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 36: Change of Pace

Sometimes we may only see the best path forward by looking back upon where we have already been using the mirror of self-reflection. Though many will close their eyes against the light of this truth and simply run away, a brave few will have the courage to stand so exposed and therein find inspiration to sprint towards their chosen future. Caution: OBJECTS ARE LARGER THAN THEY APPEAR... and such images more important than we may ever know. Thanks for Listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 35: Game Changer

Since before the times of Homer's Iliad, or even the Epic of Gilgamesh, all manner of media have served as source material for dream imagery, from storytelling around stone-age campfires to modern film and video games. We are all upon the Hero's Journey in this Game called Life, and visions representing this waking struggle may come to us as mythic Quests in our dream-worlds, where we find ourselves braving Dark Forests and slaying Monsters, determined to confront unknown dangers. Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 34: Paradigm Shift

From the Heliocentric Revolution of Copernicus to the Awakening of Neo in The Matrix, everyone knows the experience of having their Third Eye suddenly opened to a new way of seeing the world, but not everyone knows this phenomenon has a name. On a personal level, it is often a shocking jolt that leaves us speechless and confused, changing the fundamental underlying assumptions by which we understand who we are or what is happening around us, and allows for new choices never before considered. Sergio Halabi had this experience in a dream, and his awakening revealed the path that brought him here to share this dream with us. https://www.instagram.com/paradigm.shift.experience/ Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 32: Serena’s Dream Diary

The Journey of a Thousand Miles may begin with a Single Step, but every Intrepid Explorer will need more than mere Bravery and Determination to blaze the Path Less-travelled. Though a New Day dawns upon reaching the Far Horizon, we must also be prepared to tread lightly and proceed with caution, for the Night is Dark and full of Terrors. Big thanks to Serena, fellow content creator, for taking us along with her on this journey into her dreams. Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 29: Driving Ambition

Being human grants dreadful self-awareness that we strut and fret our finite hour upon the stage, but also that we have the author's power to write the script and take on the roles of our choosing, informed by watching the countless variety of mortal dramas enacted by those around us. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts." - William Shakespeare, Bard of Avon Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 25: Tsunami

A powerful and devastating force of nature, the tsunami is an icon of inexorable doom. At times, the external duress visited upon us by the demands of living in relationship with the ones we love can also feel like a towering and inescapable fate, threatening to wash away individuality. When the wave crashes, will you sink or swim? Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 19: Going Nowhere

This one is a bit of a professional and technological malfunction. I don't know if the connection issues threw me off my game or whether this dream was simply too difficult for my approach. Either way I had fun talking to John and trying my best to make sense of some very interesting dream imagery. If you can tolerate the audio troubles, I hope you enjoy watching me fail =) Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 13: Professor Educandi te Ipsum

On a mission to connect with an elusive and capricious lawbreaker, and under the watchful eye of a clandestine bureau, Bernard searches the landscape, from a literal desert to a deserted city, and finally to a bustling town on a foreign shore just in time to witness signs of an imminent invasion that threatens the peaceful routine of it's hapless residents. Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 11: King of the Hill

This one is an extremely personal and meaningful interview for our Dreamer. I struggled with whether or not to upload this interpretation session at all, and meditated on my ethical obligation under the onus of my profession. The deciding factor was Adam himself, being not only determined that he wanted this discussion posted, but confident that our talk would offer insight and comfort to others dealing with similar, complicated family dynamics. I salute you, Adam the Brave, Roller of Logs, Architect of Healthy Boundaries, and King of the Hill! Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin

Dreamscapes Episode 9: Dragonslayer

Tonight's dream features the daring and determined Dutchess in a desperate dust-up, fearful and faltering but fighting fiercely to subdue a sinister stalking serpent of significant size! Will she win and what will she learn? Tune in to find out... Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin (P.S. - Solved yet another audio problem only AFTER realizing my voice records exclusively to the LEFT stereo track. Next video will be better with properly balanced output, lol.)

Dreamscapes Episode Ate: The Prince Who Stole My Dream

In a world ("GET TO DA CHOPPA!") where one man fails to pay attention (*Michael Bay explosions*) while his cat walks over the keyboard ("COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE!") and kills his recording ("GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER!")... coming this Fall (*car chase over driving techno*) from the director of Augury, Bibliomancy and Chaos, and the sound technician responsible for butchering Dreamscapes Episode 1 (*tense dramatic crescendo to sudden silence*)... This is my very first, and hopefully LAST, Lost Episode. Enjoy! Thanks for listening! ~ Benjamin