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Caleb Strange
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Ellen,

Funny you should mention that. I have vaguely wondered about the castle staircase being part of some past life memory, maybe the last thing my fomer eyes saw! In fact, one of the reasons for starting this thread was to see if this sort of experience was widespread enough to use as the basis of a reincarnation routine.

I don't believe in reincarnation myself, but the active imagination exercises have thrown up many intriguing details; including an oft-repeated vision of a pale woman in a green velvet dress.

As for Rhett Butler, it would be nice to think that at least once in my existence, I was as roguish and debonair as Clark Gable. Smile

Frankly my dear...No you see when I say, it doesn't sound right, it doesn't sound right at all.

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I see trees of green, red roses too;
I see them bloom, for me and for you,
and I say to myself,
What a Wonderful World!
Oh yehhhh!

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Here's what I found in a medical journal:

Floaters and Flashes...Floaters are spots, specks and lines that "float: across your field of vision. They are caused by stray cells or strands of tissue that float in the vitreous humor, the gel-like substance that fills the eyeball. If you see flashes of light call your eye doctor."

Well there you have it...

I'm wondering if this applies to magi's that use flash pots? Smile

Caleb, your vision is a bit weird but interesting...as for me I don't really see jumping sheep...doesn't work. I do however have a vague recollection of a quillotine...ah sorry lost my head for a moment. Smile
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A crow in darkness (Yamiyo no karasu in Japanese) is an expression for situation in which nothing can be seen. The phrase is not a joke, but I used it as a joke here.

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I'm scared of the dark so I painted the insides of my eyelids with flouresent yellow paint.

No seriously, I actually get the moorish tiles, sort of a light brown swirling honeycomb.
And why do the big purple splotches always float off to the right and never the left? Smile
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Hideo Kateo, thanks for that explanation—"a crow in darkness" is a beautiful image. I have a couple more questions for you as to its meaning, if you don't mind? In the Japanese does the phrase carry the sense that although nothing may be seen in the situation/darkness, nonetheless something powerful may be poised in it, waiting to be found? Or does the veer more towards the meaning that a situation is absurd/meaningless?

In my culture, we have a similar, though more prosaic phrase, "A black cat in a coal cellar at midnight". This tends to be used more as a joke.

Chrystal, thanks for the flashes and floaters details. I certainly get the floaters when my eyes are open. They look, to me, like little bubbles. As for the guillotine, can't say that I share this experience, but I do have a very strong aversion to the idea of death by decapitation or, in fact, any trauma (e.g. gunshot) to the head. Don't know if other people share this? The thought of it really gives me the heebeegeebies, more so than any other death. And I would imagine that there are a lot more drawn-out and painful ways to go. (Yet another revealing glimpse into the Caleb Strange psyche you could have done without!)

Magicgeorge, another one with the moorish tiles, eh? Yours sound a bit more colourful and ornate than mine. Perhaps we're all frustrated tilers?

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Caleb Strange
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Once upon a time in Warwick Castle I was carrying my young daughter up a very long very narrow stone stairway that leads to the top of a very high tower. Now I was absolutely fine on the way up and I was fine being on the top, but as we descended another staircase I got the most unbearable feeling that I had been there before and something terrible had happened, I felt like I had died there in a previous life. It was one of the most unnerving experiences of my life, very odd.
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I see the retinal afterimage of whatever I was previously looking, staring or screaming at. Smile
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A firing squad.
Chrystal
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Forget the jumping sheep....I now see jumping sheepdogs. Smile
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Uh, Chrystal,

You're eyes are open.
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I see neon lights in movement. It's actually kind of neat!
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Ha! Lastnitesfun! I suspect what you say is true!

Of course I never make mistakes but could be wrong about that!
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I see the inside of my eyelids.
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