Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lovecrafty Lovecraftiness

You can blame that post title entirely on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

So I'm trawling the intranets this morning over my Sunday coffee and as is wont to happen I end up following a Lovecraft trail. If you're a fan, here are some interesting links.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Random Curiosity 17.04.2010

Susan Greenfield, from an interview about the nature of consciousness, commenting on the possibility of life after death.

Conversations On Consciousness: What The Best Minds Think About The Brain, Free Will and What It Means To Be Human

Susan J. Blackmore

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random Curiosity - 15.04.2010

stuff I come across while researching...
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Literature, technology and magical thinking, 1880-1920 By Pamela Thurschwell p.1

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dream Environments

I've thought about this often, but not nearly given it enough thought. And if that sentence trips you up, sorry; I just got out of bed 20 minutes ago.

I can remember, perhaps going back between 10 and 12 years (things get hazy after a while, and some of these might go back further. It's very likely), places I have revisited in dreams but that are not representations of places that I have been to in real life. They're, as far as I'm concerned, true "dreamscapes". Some of these are whole towns, and whenever I find myself in them I can remember, from having been there before, streets, shops, houses, etc.

Of course, I'm fascinated by the potential function behind all of this. What is my subconscious trying to represent to me in these dream realities? What makes it all the more intriguing is that i have found myself thinking of these places when awake, and for moments having my brain process them as real places before realising 'You silly sod - that's not a real place.' At least, not in this reality, right?

Anyone else have similar experiences? I'd love to hear more.