A significant portion of my mystical practice revolves around my personal work in the world of dreams. I have always been a very vivid dreamer with dreams fantastical and strange. At some point in my life I realized that the dreams that were the strongest and most memorable had a common element among them.
At the beginning or end of the dream I would be traversing a bridge. And in all these dreams, it was the same bridge.
I did some research and made the connection. In some shamanic practices of old the shaman would report crossing a bridge or tunnel or pathway of some kind to access the mystical world. I was doing this, just not consciously.
These dreams always had a message or lesson. I recorded many of them from as early as age 14 or so. Some were short, seeming to last minutes. Some lasted for years in the dream world. When I think of my dreams, these are the ones that still stand out.
Eventually I came up with a means to access this world intentionally. I have explored it, mapped some of its more predictable realms, and learned much.
Along the way, I made contact with my totem animal. I am guided and helped by a large gray wolf. She leads me where I need to go, warns me when I stray into dangerous territory, and speaks to others on my behalf.
This is why I chose the name I did. Mornwolf is a portmanteau of Morning Wolf, as the image I resonate with is a wolf moving at dawn.
I tell you this not in the hope you will read and say “Wow, this guy is awesome!” Instead, I want you to look at your own experiences in life. What calls you to the mystical? How does it present itself in this life? Does anything within this record resonate with you? Most importantly, how can you identify and strengthen those bonds with other realities?
Dream fiercely, my friends.