From time to time I'm interested in dream interpretation.
Readers who have the patience to bear with me through this unusually long post will find a detailed interpretation of yesterday's dream that expounds on meanings that may not be apparent on the surface of things.
One note: although it's true I am a Parabola editor, a "parabolic" interpretation, in this case, means an interpretation that works, more or less, as a parable.
The Dream: Jan 23, 2014
The inference seems to be that I am forever drawn back downwards towards lower instinct and impulses, even though I like to think of myself as on an ascending journey towards a higher level. Not only that, the circumstances are attractive—the very mystery that surrounds me as I rise up the hill, with its attendant airs of ancient civilizations and treasures to be unearthed, all of which seem to be an essential part of the search—are in fact distractions that can impede my progress or even drag me back down.