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Group- or hive-minds in dreams. Maybe such dreams are just about social conformity, but as I've experimented with ESP in dreams, I've started to wonder if they're more than that; a personification of the effects of unconscious sharing of information via dreams--Jung's much-derided notion of a collective unconscious. On a subliminal level, we may be a hive mind, more than we realize.

And then there's always the Web...

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THE ANT REPRESENTATIVE: by Wayan; 1996/3/18, a romantic dream of bugs.
I fall in love with a diplomat from a hive mind. Am I luring her into dangerous individuality?
THE BASEBALL KISS: by Wayan; 1983/8/4, a dreamtale on choice.
The Prime Minister of England breaks my nose, so I become a flock of squirrels
to seek revenge. Should I let go?
THE BEE QUEEN: by Wayan; 1997/6/26, a hard-headed dream.
Two time-traveling paleontologists get a gift from their friend the Bee Queen. A gift with six-inch fangs...
THE BEES' ANSWER: by Wayan; 1994/8/2, a diagnostic dream.
A bee-doctor in the city of Propolopolis diagnoses me as having a rare syndrome, Ambition Denied...
CLAY BEHEADER: by Wayan; 1983/7/28, a nightmare offer.
A woman's stalked by a clay monster that eats heads. But it has a proposition for both of us...
CLOUD WAR: by Wayan; 2012/12/22, a dream of eco-apocalypse on the darkest day of the year
Clouds wake up. Maybe they were always aware, but now they're aware of us. And rage against us all.
Oh, humanity'll survive. But easy times are over...
FRIEND-RING: by Wayan; 2017/1/6, a dream of divine intervention--My Little Pony style
I'm a horse chosen by the gods to join a Friend-Ring--a group mind. That's great for
the street crazies I get to help heal. Not so great for me, injected with madness...
MS. TRUST: by Wayan; 1993/11/4, a dream of a guarded angel.
I meet my own mistrust: an angel who can't trust ME! So she turns me into a football-playing ant...
MULTIPLE: by Wayan; 101K, 1992; digital picture-poem on seven dream-selves.
I have all the signs of multiple personality but memory gaps. But YOU all have gaps every night...
THE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY: by Wayan; 1996/11/6, a dream on synergism.
A girl and two snakes are clever but murderous. Yet, apart, they're not mean at all! Not sin--synergy...
MULTIPLEX: by Wayan; 1987/1/9, a dream on multiple dreamselves.
Inside my brain's a fractured legislature--a hive-mind where da beez disagreez...
A VALLEY NEAR HOPE: by Wayan; 115K, 1984/10/17-19, a MAJOR dream, novella-length (20,000 words).
I'm lost in a valley where unicorn-lions love cyborg pirates but fear the giant ants, who adore unicorns but hate cyborgs, who think ants are cute, but dread unicorns... and in the caves under it all lurk the Sculptors with their shellac and tentacles. I push for a peace conference between these sharp corners of my tetrahedral soul, but there's a risk: I may get what I want! Love might happen--transformation might happen.
WHALE BIKES TO HEAVEN: by Wayan; 1974/5/6, a shamanic double-flying dream
A road trip with no road--levitating over the Arctic Sea to meet the Whale Philosopher.
Then it's time for us all to bike to the stars, leave this world behind...

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