Dream-fauns aren't all Classical, though. At least half these dreams feature female fauns, not males; and both sexes seem taller and more graceful than "goat-legs" suggests (close to 2m (7') in a couple of dreams); often they sport longer tails for better balance up on those stiltlike legs, too. All in all, dream-fauns seem to be a biological what-if experiment: could digitigrade legs (where the anatomical equivalent of the heel never touches down) support a bipedal creature, or is it too wobbly, is a plantigrade foot (human, heel-down) necessary? Of course dreams of such creatures may have other meanings, but many of mine do play with this idea of balance, of reaching higher precisely because one has an animal foundation!
Still, taken as a group, there's a basic sexiness and lack of inhibition that the ancient Mediterranean people would have recognized as, uh, pardon the adjective, satyrical.
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|AMBIVALENT? NO! (YES!): by Wayan; 1990/1/3. Digital panorama of dreamselves over a lifetime.
A chronological orgy of my self-images from childhood on: horses, geeks, girls, satyrs, boys, monsters...
CAUTION: CARTOON SEX
|ANSWERING JUNG: by Wayan; 2005/7/5, a dream parodying one of Jung's key dreams
After reading Jung's dreams, I have an anti-Jungian dream of sexy nightmare-statues
waiting to come alive, like the tree I draw and bring to life...
CAUTION: NUDE STATUES
|CAMERA STRIKE: by Wayan, 1996/10/19, a dream within a dream with a point.
I dream I'm a lemur-girl in an emotional maze.
I wake to find I'm really a satyr cartoonist.
Funny, we have a lot in common! I wake to find...
CAUTION: PHALLIC SATYRE
|A CENTAUR SPLITS: by Wayan; 1988/1/12, a Gestalt dream.
A centaur divorces, into a unicorn and an unfinished faun-girl, who argue "Forward!" "Not ready!"...
CAUTION: TRANSPARENT BREASTS
|FAUNS: by Wayan; 1994/9/9 dream prompted 5 dream-portraits.
A group of coolly shameless fauns started teaching me outrageousness in my dreams...
CAUTION: FAUNS LACK INCEST TABOOS
|FOUR-ARMED SINGER: by Wayan; 1996/5/16; a dream of baring your soul .
In our mutant future, a lovely horse-tailed four-armed girl sings her heart out--as clubgoers ignore her...
CAUTION: NUDE CABARET
|THE NESS MAN, or, HOW TO HEAL: by Wayan; 1994/4/13, a mytho-musical dream.
Mythic creatures round a woodland pool want to heal a businessman. Do too many cooks spoil the soup?
|RING OF WHITE WATER: by Wayan; 1983/1/30, an epic astral dream.
I'm a raft guide on a circular river that may just be reincarnation. A girl in my
tour group jumps ship: she dreads the white water of rocky relationships ahead...
CAUTION: METAPHYSICS, SEX, WEAK SOULS...
|SATYR: by Wayan; 1999/4/1, a frustrating wish-fulfillment dream (yes, both).
I'm a faun, the oracle for a Greek village. But my predecessor set up rituals I want to change...
CAUTION: SEX, PAGANISM, SELF-SATYRE
|SAVANNAD: by Wayan; before 1998/8/11; digital sketch of recurring dream figure.
A sexy meadow-spirit of my California drygrass hills...
|STILL DWARFED: by Wayan; 1991? Digital portrait of dream-selves, body-images.
When I start feeling worthless, I paint myself. But which me?
CAUTION: NUDITY, PAGANISM
|THE SWEET WALL: by Wayan; 2011/5/8, a charming but mysterious dream vignette
A lonely little girl plays on a swing in her yard. A shy young faun or satyr
who has a crush on her conjures up a strange gift: a translucent wall of candy...
|TEMENOS: by Wayan; 1997/6/17, a psychic dream.
I'm at a Robert Bly camp for men only. But I'm no man--not even human--some faun or satyr-like species...
CAUTION: THIS 'TEMENOS' IS A SACRED PHALLIC IMAGE
|TWO PLANES: by Wayan, 1994/9/6, a multistaged psychic dream.
An assassination plot using two planes triggers an invasion of our kingdom. Flee? Fight?
I'm a peaceful hobbit who'd rather be playing Frisbee with the dryads...
|UNICORN ORGY: by Wayan; sculpture group based on 1995/4/22 dream, finished 2004/3/30; 1' tall.
A sculpted orgy of unicorns, dryads, and werewolf-satyrs designed to stand sideways on your wall...
|WARIA: by Wayan; 640 x 450, 1989, digital image based on a 1987/3/23 dream.
My life was a sex disaster. I felt ugly and sick. Then I dreamed I found a counselor
who really helped. But my parents warned me against her. Why? They explained:
|WE MEET IN DREAMS: by Katie Hofgard; 2005?, a dream-portrait
I only meet my wolf-soulmate in recurrent dreams...
CAUTION: SEXY CREATURES
|A WRITER'S MUSE: by Wayan, 1996/12/7, a dreamfable on creativity.
A writer's found in his office mating with an ash-covered creature! But could she be his muse?
CAUTION: NUDITY OR NOT? SEX OR NOT? NO ONE QUITE KNOWS...
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