Dreamcatcher

Surrealism. Philosophy. Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations, in the omnipotence of dream, in the disinterested play of thought. It tends to ruin once and for all other psychic mechanisms and to substitute itself for them in solving all the principal problems of life.

Antagonist 1

An opposite mountain / Dreamcatcher / Sandman

30 minutes away from the city centre, lays a sleeping giant. A few dare to enter the belly of the beast, because every next step is easier and more desirable than the previous one, however more treacherous. Every other step not only requires more energy to get back into the real world, but also downward steps will also require more energy. The more energy you waste, the more tired you get. The more tired you get, the more time you spend resting. The centre of the giant is the dreamcatcher, where slumber takes you.

Characters:

Dave – selfish but calm and wise. He is looking like his brother’s keeper.

Radu – introspective, young and questioning. He is uncomfortably sensitive.

Stage 1

At this stage, sleep is very light and can easily be disrupted. Mental activity begins to slow down, with brain waves switching to a form called theta-band activity. This wave pattern has been described as a deep, meditative state marking the threshold between consciousness and the “subconscious.” However, intermittent bursts of alpha activity, or quiet wakefulness, often give you the sense that you’re still awake.

In fact, a landmark study performed in the 1960s found that people who wake up at this stage usually don’t realize they’ve been asleep. “Investigators asked subjects aroused out of various stages of sleep whether they considered themselves asleep,” the researchers wrote. “Only about 10 percent of those aroused from stage 1 said that they had been asleep.”

Stage 1

Two brothers are standing on the top edge of the wall. The forces are in equilibrium. They are contemplating what is in front of them.

R: It’s really beautiful, isn’t it?

D: yeah, this pit is massive.

D: i’m thinking we should pass by the store, get some snacks, drinks.

Two brothers return from the store. They get to the top edge of the wall, and without much pause for admiration of the colossal pit, they begin their descent.

Stage 2

Next, eye movement stops and brain waves become slower, with alpha activity shutting down entirely. The brain will begin to produce “sleep spindles” — brief bursts of activity that last for about half a second before dying down. The average adult will spend most of her night in this stage.

Stage 2

Two brothers ascended about 5-10 meters.

R: It’s a strange sensation. I have never seen anything like it from the top and I wanted to kind of stay at that flat point and enjoy the view. But you know, It really insisted we came in. As soon as I took a step forward, I could not stop. I just want to keep going in.

Stage 3 & 4

These stages are very similar — so much so that some consider them to be one and the same. Collectively known as deep or slow-wave sleep, these stages are characterized by extremely slow brain waves called delta waves. Deep sleep sets the stage for some pretty strange phenomena: nightmares, sleepwalking, and somniloquy — or sleep-talking.

Stage 3

Two brothers ascended about 50 meters.

R: Can you hear it still?

D: No I can’t.

R: I stopped listening as soon as we came in. But I think I wasn’t even listening before.

D: Yeh lol, don’t even trip dawg.

R: Speaking of listening, I can’t hear anything.

D: It’s because you are too loud. And everything around you is listening. If you are quiet, then they stop listening and start talking. 

Stage 4

Two brothers ascended about 100 meters.

R: Andy, how long have we been walking?

D: Why does it matter?

Stage 5

Finally, we enter REM sleep, where things start to get even weirder. Our breathing becomes shallow and irregular, and our limb muscles become temporarily paralysed. Our eyes begin to jerk in various directions. This is also the stage where the dreams we actually remember tend to take place.

REM sleep is very important, and the brain will often deploy “safety measures” to ensure it isn’t disrupted. For example, the sound of an alarm clock or phone may be incorporated into the dream and transformed into something else. A similar phenomenon is false awakening, in which the dreamer will dream that she is awake — a “dream within a dream.”

Psychologists and neuroscientists are not sure why the brain goes to such lengths in preserving REM sleep. Sigmund Freud famously claimed that the dreams we now associate with REM allow us to resolve unconscious urges we suppress when we’re awake. A more recent theory holds that these dreams reflect the new memories that are consolidated and integrated into the mind during stage 3 and 4.

A lot of work, without much effort on your part.

Stage 5

Stage five is the point of no return. Two brothers approach the darkness. In the darkness is the first folly. A gate to left space.

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