Dream: I am with a small group of people. We are inside and it is nighttime. There are other people in the background. I am working on doing some of the journeys from Nicki Scully’s Power Animal Meditations. I am doing them without the drumming. I do some dancing in place like I have read about in The Reluctant Shaman, and I am doing some floating, and feeling floaty and mildly visiony thinking about the animal meditations. The people I am with tell me I can do it without the drumming, but I think I am just faking the experience. I want to try it with the drums.
Probably not really faking the experiences in waking time. Actually the visions of the animals and situations NS describes come through remarkably clearly. I am surprised each time. Still, I feel I might benefit from using drumming and giving more ceremony to the experience.