This entry and all others from 1996-97 are part of my dream project which extended from August 1996-97. I kept track of my dreams for an entire year by recording them to audiocassette and illustrating what parts I could in composition books. I ended up with over 70 ninety-minute cassettes and four composition books detailing my dreams.
The written transcription is from a much later date than 1996-97 but is almost word-for-word, with some slight corrections and omissions. This typed transcription is not 100% faithful to the original verbal account, as it allows for slight modifications, additions, omissions, and corrections. There are new separations between paragraphs and dreams are separated into different entries at approximately the right places. In addition, segments of dreams MAY be transposed/moved/added to other sections as I see fit. Aside from these modifications, these dreams are detailed exactly as I had them over six years ago.
If they were not the same dream, this may have then shifted out of "The Science Of Music."
Dad came to me with a bunch of papers on the subject of Freemasonry and I was looking through them. The first page had a drawing; I think there was a person in it, but then it was like a collage of different things, and in the upper left-hand corner you could just barely see what appeared to be a stylized hand. It looked like it had a golden thumbcap on it or something. Dad said, "Do you know what that is?"
I knew it was something called the Hand of Glory and it was some kind of Masonic thing because I'd read about it in one of my Time-Life books. I haven't actually read about something like this, but I have read about Freemasonry, and there really is something called the Hand of Glory, but they're not related. I thought I'd impress Dad, by knowing this thing that was supposed to be secret, so I said, "That's the Hand of Glory."
In another part of the drawing there was something that looked kind of like a cross between a candleholder, a little cup, and a hurricane lantern. It changed several times while I was looking at it, but it was supposed to be some kind of cup-slash-lamp, and Dad said, "Do you know what that is?" I didn't quite know but I'd read about it, so I said something; it was like some kind of cup, only it looked like a lamp, and he explained the significance behind it. I don't remember what it was. And I started looking through the rest of the papers. There were all these things about Freemasonry; a couple of them were like interviews, but some of them I had read already, for some reason; I thought they might be in one of my books, but then it was because I'd had them copied elsewhere from a copy Dad had made me, and he'd copied them again and given them to me. I went to the computer and it was like the Internet, kind of, and there was a lot of Masonic stuff on that, too. I looked through it.
If they were not the same dream, this may have then shifted into "Ozzylympics." It may also have tied in to the dream "We've Got Mail!"
* "Hand Of Glory."Hand of glory: amputated & preserved hand of a hanged man--enabled user to burglarize houses. (Magical Arts, pg. 92.) One used for candleholder (pg. 104), can unlock doors; candles placed in this hand burn invisible & cast anyone looking at them into a trance (pg. 104) (Could this be subconscious?) (Cosmic Connections, pg. 63). Gold thumbcap? (more detailed than this)
* Cup/candleholder/lamp. Hollow, blue container; changed shape, got bigger like a cup or lamp? not sure about shape/color; possibly blue, metallic, but ornate