Death in Dreams

C: Hey! I’m Cecilia!

A: And I’m Amelia! This is 1800Dreamzz!

C: And that’s Dreamzz with two zz.

A: Yeahhhh All right so some quick business: 1) Everyone, here is another gentle but forceful reminder to vote! Do your mail-ins before October 21. 2) Cecilia… IT’S OCTOBER!!!!

C: Yay! It’s super funny because we’ve been working on fall stuff since August, and we’ve been posting scary episodes and doing spooky stuff since mid-September, and I can’t believe October is here!

A: You’ve decorated and painted, and I carved a pumpkin!

C: And you’re taking us on a cemetery walk this week!

A: You know it! I love a good cemetery. We’re chatting about our fave Halloween/fall books on October 14 with Barby the Book Fairy, and we’ve also got a pumpkin bake along with Halloween trivia on October 21.

C: And we’re hosting a Halloween party on October 31! Remember, these events are all free, virtual, and spooky! Just head to our Facebook page.

A: Yes, and if you can’t make a live event, we will have videos available on our page that you can access whenever. We’ve also got some spooky podcast episodes for the season as well! We’ve covered shadow selves and being chased in a dream - which, both of those were indeed scary, but also super deep and introspective!

C: They were!! Yeah we’ve got witches and magic, haunted houses, and nightmares and night terrors coming up, so be sure to listen in! Today, we are talking about death!

A: Just straight up death.

C: Straight up death. In dreams that is! Have you dreamt about death, Amelia.

A: Yes! Unfortunately I have a lot of active shooter dreams and I think that has a lot to do with the time we live in. One time I was actually shot and died! But earlier this year, I dreamt that my parents were killed by a friend of mine while they slept in my childhood bedroom. How about you, Cecilia?

C: *riff riff* Okay before we jump in, I want to be clear that we will not really be talking about the death of someone in a dream who has actually died in real life - this kind of dream is often you processing that death. And if you dream of seeing the deceased person in a dream, we have an episode on that!

A: And this is not an episode of fortune telling, or foretelling the death of someone.

C: No oneiromancy here! So let’s jump on in and ask the first big question: who is dying in the dream? When you, the dreamer, die in the dream, it is very symbolic of a part of you dying, the end of a cycle or the end of bad habits, all in real life.

A: This sounds like the Ten of Swords card in tarot!