I was re-reading the Having A Reccuring Dream cards, and I have a bunch of questions, mostly concerning What Does the Thunder Said, A Game of Chess, Is Somebody There? and Death by Waters (I haven’t re-read the other one yet.)
What Does The Thunder Say is about Storm, that is for sure. However, I have a hard time understanding some of the symbolism. Why the cliff? Who are the figure wearing robe, who are sometimes human, and sometimes we only see a red light under their hood. Speaking of which, what is that red light under the ground? The Wind seems to sometimes tell people to go North, sometimes say that only fool go North. It once says that it like to be worshiped, but that it send Auster (The roman god of the southern wind) to those it doesn’t like, so that they go North. In fact, one of the dream Is about a fleet of ship going East, until the wind pushes them North, or at least North-East. One las thing, you gain Stormy-Eyed by taking on an aspect of Storm and becoming one of his devotee, while you lose some by acting in a rational manner. That’s most of what I understood. Also, there is a connection between this dream and A Game of Chess, the innocent princess make a cameo and the Beleaguered King seems to be an allied of the wind.
A Game of Chess is also strange. You play as a spy and a commander and you dream of conflict. Who is the One-Eyed Bishop? The Lonely Knight? The Red-Handed Queen seems to be cruel but cunning, while the Beleaguered King is hesitant and prone to inaction. Also, a lot of Spy have to go North for some reasons. Are these factions supposed to represent the White, Red and Black of Parabola? I don’t know, and I’m not sure. Also, The Beleaguered King and the Red-Handed Queen have a cameo in SMEN, in the Carnival at Midnight. They play chess and have a cryptic conversation.
Is Somebody There is about, as was previously mentioned by an old user, your reflection acting strangely (and asking you to not go North) and you becoming more and more subservient to your reflection. I have no idea what it means. Is it saying something about Parabola? In that case, what is it saying?
Finally, I just want to say that all the dream storylines are linked. We can’t get a full understanding of what they mean if we only look at them individually. Also, some dream from different storyline seems to follow each other. For instance, one of the Dream in Death by Water is about a desert, and one of the dream in What the Thunder Said is about a desert suddenly becoming verdant, and I also know that a silver fountain from The Fire Sermon (that I haven’t re-read yet) re-appear in other storylines. Anyway, I’m writing all this because I’m confused, and also because I’m convinced that making sense of these dream will help us make sense of the politic of the Neath.