The Book of Onei is an antinomian dream grimoire, providing deceptive yet true information about the art of Oneiromancy or dream magic in the form of poetry, fantasy, and intentionally ambiguous instructions.
1- Seek out darkness and silence.
2- Drift on the river of sleep and daydream.
3- Hear what the voices tell you; see what you see.
4- Record all glimpses of Onei, in daydream or nightdream.
5- Answer all riddles; complete all quests.
As hard at it can be to enter Onei intentionally, it is always possible to walk the Borderlands – the place in your mind between sleep and waking, between Earth and Onei. Spirits, dreams and messages from Onei will find you there.
I’ve lived here on the borders of the night,
Where dark divides from light.
I’ve walked the marches made of fire and snow.
Each night I lock the doors and close my eyes
To watch the rivers rise.
I’ve tasted all those memories- I know.
Though there are things that I can never mend,
If I could choose again
I’d take the path I took so long ago.
– from The Book of Onei, Part 1: The Art of Night Wandering
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