Under the Bright Dark

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.

Czech postcard from the 1920's

Do not hold on to that which cannot be used to destroy the world.

-The Livik


I was under the dark when the wind came down,

And the stars were drunk, and the ocean cried.

I walked alone. Though I had known

In time, I hadn’t tried.


The world, disordered, spun as fast

As if it meant to break.

I liked it there, and didn’t care

To suffer for its sake.


I’ve lived for years just mesmerized

By lights, like falling stars.

Out here beyond the world, I’ve watched

The angels and their wars.


I said the words that seemed the best

And watched my temples fall.

Those other lives I could have lived

Just don’t exist at all.


– from the Book of Onei, Part II: The Lore of Onei

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