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 your faith descends from heaven
When you find you cannot fly
When you lose the strength to bargain
With the powers of the sky,
When the things they keep demanding
Seem impossible and grand
You can come into the country
Of the powers of the land.
They have drunk from deeper waters
And their holiness is dark.
And to them the light is precious,
So they value every spark.
They are not inclined to question
What you’ve done or where you’ve been-
Though you’ve wandered far from wisdom
You can always come again.
There is gold beneath the mountain
There is treasure in the sea,
There’s a chalice and a fountain
Granting things that cannot be.
There are palaces and temples
In the cities on the plain
Made of bone as smooth as marble
Where the windows run like rain.
There’s a grove of golden peaches,
There are apples, green and red,
There’s a hierophant who teaches
From the gospels of the dead.
There are kings and queens, created
To be gods before the Fall-
Though you wandered there for ages
You could never see it all.
And your anguished hope of heaven,
Once a parched and withered thing,
Will be branches red with berries
In the country of the king.
– from the Book of Onei, Part II: The Lore of Onei
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