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.
When the sun and the moon still gave no warmth, and maneating giants still roamed the earth.
There is a book in Onei that contains all knowledge, including the knowledge of first things. If you are given access to the Book it can be a blessing or a curse.
I opened up the Book to find the place
That spoke of ancient things. My hands were cold,
My lips were purple. And the lamp was old –
It guttered angrily and cast off smoke
That stained my fingers black. I found the page
And what it said was this – “There was an age
In which the sun and moon, though dimly white,
Gave off no heat. Like lifeless rocks they hung
Above a world where primal darkness clung
And in that darkness, there were moving things
Like giant, hungry shadows. In the deep
That ancient chaos still remains asleep.”
– from the Book of Onei, Part II: The Lore of Onei
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