Coping: Can Dreams Tell the Future (Sky Flashes/Chicago)

Back in about March, I “spun off” my work on the site to a fine fellow (Chris McCleary) who (packing a couple of Master’s degrees) picked up the project and has moved it ahead and into exciting new territory – all in efforts to give us humans a bit more visibility on “the future” so we can be better prepared for it when it arrives.

I’m pleased to report this morning that Chris McCleary’s Project August is now out with a profile of what the coming month of August may look like.

Project August Report #5 is here. 

It’s long – at least one cup worth, and possibly two if you take it step-at-a-time and work out your own interpretations of what’s being said in the dreams themselves.  Those can be found in the site’s DreamBase over here…. a link to the 20 most recent dreams people contributing to the project have posted.

There are a couple of points that I would make on interpretation of my own (not official, by any means) but certainly something to think about.

Chris does a fine job of running down the “Otherlies” and there’s also a section about “Sly Flashes” which is taken as possibly indicating something like EMP taking place.

When I read that, something else went off in my head:  Is is possible (as last summer sky watching season comes along) that people on the ground may be able to see “sky flashes” of the Earthlings (our) space-defense system repelling (otherlies)?

And that gets me back to the problem common between investing and  future-forecasting:  The future continues to be a kind of (to borrow from Michael Crichton’s concept laid out in the novel Timeline) bubble-up event of dueling future-potentials which at the last minute coalesce into one alternative, or the other.

The future is ugly, that way:  Dreams tend to get it spectacularly right on occasion and when they do (as they have several times for me personally) they  are not to be ignored. An example of this was my “Serious, Personal, WoWW “ in March of this year.

The problem with really nailing the future is difficult because so many people who claim to work in the field get very proprietary about it.  What’s obvious is that “the future” belongs to all humans.  

Thus, the “problem-solving” – which comes down to evolving a system not unlike differential diagnosis in medicine – gets thrown under the bus.

What comes into view, however, is something quite graceful from the Universe’s standpoint:  The possibility that no ONE way of looking at future will ever achieve more than occasional “hits” above chance.

Instead, the  way futuring seems to work (except in the case of personal, compelling dreams, which are a specialty unto themselves) it’s an aggregation of effort.

Thus, when the National Dream Center Project August report comes out,  one can marry it up with a different “doctor’s take” on future (as in Grady’s work on the word frequency analysis up at and perhaps improve on what Project August gives us.

That said, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Chicago be looking for an EMP or “flashes in sky” and by extension a large-scale power outage between now and September.  And let’s toss in people fleeing an urban area.

It’s a fine thing to be associated (even if vaguely) with such fine work.  With Project August results giving a look at what’s ahead, the project (that will land in Grady’s inbox this morning) will be to set up a data run and look for language references to “…in August” or simply the word August itself.

Thus, we may be able to evolve even more clarity on what next month will bring.  If the word frequencies referencing August and UFOs are growing, for example, then the “flashes in sky” in dream work may mean action above the Kármán line.  (That’s the boundary between international borders and where space begins.)

Although the odds of it are very low, we have to wonder if some great truth about the Otherlies that Chris writes about might be about to pop.  And, if it does, where, exactly?

But the hint from the word frequency analysis in Grady’s Sunday Scans kept coming up with the language that gets us wondering what plans the Saudis have for the nuclear weapons that they’re lined up to receive from Pakistan?

As you can see (faced with the mountains of data that we are) it would be nice to have another approach to plugin in order to yield from closer “triangulation” on the future than what we have now.

Obviously, we can’t use Google Trends yet, since it’s word/search frequency and we haven’t studied the relationship between word use versus word searches. 

That may prove fertile ground, however:  There may be something to be learned from observing when “word use” increases in news stories, on the one hand, and then crosses a threshold to where it becomes a topic of a search.  In other words, as people cross that action threshold, that may be a tool for triangulation.

Just as the basic word us in dreams may trigger postulations during sleep.

We’ll continue plugging away at this, but the data clearly argues a strong case that there is not one best way to get to the future.  It argues convincingly that only an open-source effort among researchers (including tool-sharing which we’re doing with the Nostracodeus web-scanning code) is the approach with the highest probability of success.

It’s possible the future can be known but the work is slow because of the analogy to radio receiver design.  The future is an extremely weak signal and each of the approaches to hearing future clearly is like the use of highly directional antennas.

But just as triangulation is used in defense electronics, multiple vectors seems like the most reasonable design course in futuring as well.

And there’s always another vector to be explored.  My latest (whack job) idea is to apply numerology go news content.  (I can tell, Grady won’t answer the phone today, lol.)

What if we could take some of the well-established (to the Chinese, anyway) concepts of how words can be broken down into numbers and then apply that to news content and then see if there’s a correlation between numerical groupings and future events?

Say, for example, a news story reduces down (its trivial processing, just time consuming) down to the number “3”.  Over time, we might discover, for example, that a “3” numerological rating indicates a story that’s “still growing” or maybe a “8” means a story with no carrying power, one that is fading fast?

Well, that’s just one of a bazillion ideas in this whole area of “inventing how to read future more accurately” but in the meantime, my hat is off to both Chris McCleary and Grady for their fine ongoing work on the boundaries of future.

And if we see “first use” of EMP devices in August, try not to look too surprised. People don’t invent things like chemical agents and nukes in order to not use them.  They are designed to be used, not to sit on a shelf somewhere to get dusty and just to be talked about.

We’ve been talking about use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations for (this is an amazing number) 69-years now, since the first time it was done.

At some point, that streak’s likely to end. 

In the meantime, we all have to eat, and that shakes us back into the cold reality of what day it is: Monday.  And are people really going to be fleeing Chicago next month?

Your assignment for tomorrow morning’s discussion, read Chris’s Project August Report 5 and send in your best/intuitive expectations.  You see, that’s another avenue of research:  When people who haven’t been deeply involved in “seeing future” read the summary…what do they think?

And is there any correlation between what “resonates” and what “arrives?”  We’ll know the answer to that one, soon enough.  But as Grady notes in the Sunday Nostracodeus run:

The General tone of the language we’re finding has become ‘darker’ over that past few months.  It does not bode well for mankind. 

More tomorrow… Write when you break-even, or…