The Caesar Stones

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.

 

The eyeless hermit waits in the desert and tends the Caesar Stones. You may appeal to them for guidance.

 

I’ve walked across this desert now for days.

The eyeless hermit waits beside the lake

Without a drop to soothe a pilgrim’s ache.

 

The young girl asks me if I want to speak,

And I approach him, though my tongue feels thick.

He has no words. His teeth just hiss and click.

 

The Caesar Stones reveal themselves. A voice

Calls out across the salt flats: “Find me here.”

The hermit laughs. The maiden starts in fear.

 

– from the Book of Onei, Part III: The Powers of Onei

 

Image by Henry Fuseli
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2 thoughts on “The Caesar Stones

  1. Oracular standing stones of some sort. I have no idea why they were called that, but that’s what they were called in the dream this poem is based on.

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