Three mornings in a row, immediately upon waking, write down a brief description of your most vividly remembered dreams or nightmares.
Use a wooden pencil and paper—no metal, plastic, or electronics.
Focus on the senses. What did you see, hear, and touch? Were there flavors or aromas? At the end of each summary, list the dominant emotions you experienced.
On the fourth morning, reread your dreams or nightmares.
Circle any nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs that occur more than once in the three descriptions.
Tear a sheet of paper into pieces. Write one circled word on each piece of paper. When all the words are written, rearrange the pieces until a resonant meaning emerges.
Tape it together. Hang it on your wall. What has your unconscious told you?
— from the OCCULT WINTER KIT