Some time ago a friend of mine describe an odd type of unpleasent dream. At first he told me it could not be described in words, but after some friendly intergation we have been able to come up with a describtion that loosly describe the phenomena.
The dreamer finds himself in a vast empty darkness. He is not in his body instead he is nothing but his mind. Then an external force comes flying towards his, he does not see, hear, feel, smell or taste this force yet he is absolutly sure it is there. This force comes flying at him with the interval of heavy drums, and from several points surouding him 360 degrees. Every time the force hits the entity that he is a pang of fear trembles trough him.
we have found someone else who had experienced the exact same dream. and besides that we have found one piece of litrature that seems to describe this type of dream: Freedrik van Eeden, a study of dreams. (1913). in this paper van Eeden tries to classify the diffrent types of dreams. one of the types is the pathological dream, wich he describes as “In pathological dreams, however, they may be extremely strange and harassing. The sleeper may have a feeling as if he were a square or a circle, or other sensations of an utterly indescribable character.” but this is the only things he mentions.
has anybody else had this types of dream? does anybody recognise it? does anybody know where to find a better decription of the pathological dream by van Eeden?