Armageddon - A dream

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This was written back in the nineties and was recorded as it was remembered the next morning. There is a sequel that is in a journal that I cannot find. Some of my dreams have had sequels and because I do not have the same journal at my bedside the sequel is in another journal that I am yet to locate. It could possibly be too because it was many months later the sequel occurred. I viewed it as a sequel because it continued where this dream ended.

I have come to realize that the dream related to my waking life and was highly symbolic. I have never viewed it any other way. Least of all as a prediction or interpretation for the end of the world.






The Dream

I was standing at the foot of a lofty mountain. Except for a few clusters of ferns that were scantily clad, the mountain was naked. It had a dirt trail that curved its way up the mountain to the top. The cloudless aqua sky hung quietly above me. The sun seemed preoccupied, but the rays were warm enough. No birds, animals or humans could I see. When I looked away from the mountain, I could see land stretching for miles and miles. Thick thriving forests loomed in the distance. Dashing bubbling brooks peeked timidly through the forest trees. No buildings were visible from where I stood.

I decided it was time to go home and started my ascent up the curvy trail. It was eerily quiet. Halfway up the mountain I heard footsteps behind me. I casually turned around curious to know who was following me. I was mildly surprised at a long line of people trailing behind. I had no idea who they were. They were people of different genders, races and ages. At that moment I realized I was dreaming.

It didn’t seem to bother me that they were following. Although they were complete strangers I felt comfortable in their presence. An inner knowing urged me to continue up the trail without question. No one spoke. All that could be heard was our footsteps.

Finally I reached the top. There at the top of the mountain was a domed structure made of pure glass. It was at least 40 feet high. The sun rays shone on the glass giving prism like reflections. Although this was not my waking life home, in my dream it was my home. It felt like home.

I walked to the door, opened it up and the trail of people followed me in without a whisper. Inside the dome were several different colored sofas’ that were placed around the inner circumference of the dome. People went to their seats as if they were allocated a certain seat. By the time the last person stepped through, all the sofas were full and all the people who did not have a seat were standing near the glass peering outward. How odd I thought. It was as if we were all waiting for something.

I took my place as if I knew where I was to be and stared inquiringly out the glass window. I was amazed at the distance I could see through the glass. It was like seeing one half of the globe. At least that is what it felt like. Everything was still. The trees were still, there were no animals and no humans that I could see. The cities and homes in the far distance were so tiny they were hard to make out except for the roofs that sparkled in the sunlight.

I then noticed the roofs go from sparkling to amber red. My mouth opened involuntarily at the sight. I couldn’t help but look up to the sky. The sun was too close. Way too close. You could see the heat. The sun looked sorrowful. The heat was turning to fire. No! I was thinking, you are too close, way to close. Move back, move back! The sun then began to cry its fire spilling all over one half of the earth. I was stunned. I was shocked. I looked at every one else in the room and they too were shocked. There was nothing we could do. This much we all knew. We just watched, wept and grieved for all those lives that were being destroyed by the tears of the sun. Why oh why I was asking the sun in my mind. I was wailing inside. Immense sadness swept across the entire room. People began hugging for comfort. Still no words were spoken. As I turned bravely toward the Sun, I noticed its tears were diminishing; he was moving away, he was moving back in to position. The sun was crying no more, he was silently still.

One half of the world was ablaze in fires of fury. It looked like it was never going to end. I wondered whether it was our turn next. After what seemed like an eternity, the fires settled and smoldering embers seemed to be all that was left.

No one had yet spoken. The unbridled sorrow permeated the room. I turned to the door leading out of my home. Standing there was a man, with buckets, blankets, food and all the things we were going to need. It was unspoken but we all knew we were to go look for survivors. Why we thought any one could survive what we had witnessed I did not know. Al I knew was that there was going to be survivors. About half of the people in the dome decided to stay, out of fear that it might recur again even though they knew what they had to do. No words were exchanged and no protest came from those of us who chose to go. A kindly gentleman led us back down the trail we came up. The blankets and buckets I carried were lighter than the heaviness in my heart. It was a very tragic day.

We reached the bottom of the mountain and found a trail that lead through our half of the globe. The serenity of the forests shade and abundant beauty betrayed what we had just witnessed and did not appease the sorrow within our hearts. We soldiered on. As we arrived at the fringe of our half of the globe, the sight was utter devastation and destruction. The burning embers stretched endlessly carpeting the whole of the other half of the globe. Yet strangely there were dirt trails we could make out through the embers that were weaved in disarray through the earth.

We followed these trails looking frantically for any sign of life. We came across a mum and her child. The child’s sooty face with rivers of tears running through the soot tore at my heart strings. Yet I was happy they were alive and finding them gave me hope. A couple of people from our crowd stopped to help. The rest of us continued on. We were finding more and more people on our trail. The hope began to lighten our hearts. I stopped to help an elderly gentleman and his wife. To my surprise they were calm. They were not worried for themselves. They wanted to join us to help find more survivors.

Half way across the burnt half of the globe and after finding many more survivors a shadow descended across the land. Oh no I thought, it’s going to happen again. This is it our final destination I thought glumly. I slowly looked in to the darkened sky, only to see the sun travelling to the other half of the globe. I realized then what was about to happen. Inside I screamed at the sun, have some mercy for goodness sake, please don’t do it. He flitted across the sky ignoring my desperate plea and sent his flames across the other half of the globe from where we came. They were not tears this time they were flames of fury. I fell to the ground and wept. I looked helplessly at those who were around me. Some were on their knees sobbing. Others were on their tummies slamming their fists against the earth. The grief and sorrow we felt knew no boundaries. I woke up sobbing.

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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi Lady Summerset. Discerning is indeed hard. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it.


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Lady Summerset 4 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

Greetings Penny! What an awesome dream and great interpretation! For most of us dreamers it can be hard to know whether a dream is prophetic or simply a personal revelation. Bravo! I thoroughly enjoyed!


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

It might be a good thing and mean all is well and your world. It might also mean you listen well. Thank you!


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Nefarious_Misery 5 years ago from on the move

Is it wrong that I'm jelous that I don't have those vivid dreams anymore.

Voted up and awesome.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Wow sounds like a fantastic dream! Thanks for stopping in.


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SamboRambo 5 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

I once dreamed of domed houses or apartments. But they were monolithic, carved out of a mountain and nestled between a few close peaks. The dream brought me peace and wonder, and made me think I was on another world.

Although the structures were carved out of rock, the technology inside was very advanced.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Absolutely relative in my view. It makes sense to me too, in that "same dreams" can often appear differently symbolically in many peoples dreams.

Perhaps our best (or lacking) response is based on our ability to decipher the symbolic meaning and perhaps failing to see the connections that the dream is trying to convey. In both the smaller and the bigger picture.

Food for thought you have stimulated thanks


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Jerami 5 years ago from Houston tx

Thank you, you are too kind

Just thinking out loud here...

As Einstein said, everything is relative! If so?

All Questions and answers would be relative? Yes/no?

The implications there just sent my mind in loops.

Any way ... I believe that some dreams are prophetic on the personal level and some are more universal. Many people having very similar prophetic dreams at the same time even though each person sees slightly different symbolic meanings. The differences shown in all of these dreams apply to how that person will react when these things come into fulfillment. Just an opinion!

The purpose for these insights;

When we are surprised with a question (situation), we often give something other than our best answer (response).

Anyway … enough rambling till I’ve finished my morning coffee.

Just thinking out loud here...

As Einstein said, everything is relative! If so?

All Questions and answers would be relative? Yes/no?

The implications there just sent my mind in loops.

Any way ... I believe that some dreams are prophetic on the personal level and some are more universal. Many people having very similar prophetic dreams at the same time even though each person sees slightly different symbolic meanings. The diferences shown in all of these dreams apply to how that person will react when these things come into fulfillment.

The purpose for these insights?

Is to give us time to rethink how we are going to react to any given situation.

Kinda like knowing an event is goint to happen and being allowed to continplate how to react before it happens.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Your me is great! Stimulating and engaging!

I have no idea whether or not it could be related to mankind? Since we are interconnected in ever complex patterns of energy, that is something worth pondering over. Symbolically anyways. Hopefully not literally!


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Jerami 5 years ago from Houston tx

Bravo, Excelent answer; that just about sums up any questions that I might have had.

And yet I wonder?

Can these things that can be seen as applicable to an individuals perspective also be seen on a larger scale

Could your dream and your interpretation of it be true; not just as it applys in your daily life, but also how it may settle itself down upon the shoulders of mankind?

A smaller picture within the big one?

OOPS; Guess I'm being me again.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

No worries my friend I am not viewing your questions as critical. I understand wanting to explore depths so its all good. I eventually came to a space where I could interpret what the dream was pointing to and the interpretation goes something like this. The mountain represented a hurdle I was choosing not to climb before I reached that place within myself that is home. Looking away from the mountain showed that I was focusing on the physical aspects of life only and negating the inner aspects. The home within was a place within that gives one a view of the bigger picture at play in our physical existence. The trail of people following me, were fragments of aspects of my self that were in sync with my conscious self at the time. The half that stayed were were the fragments that were no longer useful for the path in my physical existence I was about to experience. There was no dead bodies in the after math only survivors. This made sense at the time of interpreting because the suns tears of destruction represented the sadness arising in my physical world and the symbolic depiction of the destruction of the the first part of the globe was pointing to what sorrow was doing to aspects of myself. Gladly there were survivors of this onslaught of sadness. These survivors represented parts of self that survived to continue on to create new patterns as the old patterns were now utterly destroyed due to the sadness. Viewing from the place within gave an aura of safety and a kind of safe view rather than being totally in the process of sadness and its destruction. When the destruction of the other half of the globe occurred, it represented a cycle of anger that follows the sadness that one is enveloped in. It too destroyed many aspects of self not needed both in my physical and inner existence. The power of loss nevertheless was very profound. Especially when that place within that is like home and provides a place to view a bigger picture is destroyed. And it was. The journey that followed both inner and outer however took me to places I would not have imagined. The experience did take that inner home of comfort that I was so use to. But just like our physical life there is always another one. When we move house though it does take some adjusting!!!


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Jerami 5 years ago from Houston tx

Great expression of your dream.

There is much to be seen below the surface. I think?

The home is described as a safe Haven. And you are leading many people to it.

This home is decorated with only seating arrangements. What's that all about? Kinda like a fancy bus station, with no kitchen or bathrooms?

You didn’t mention any fatalities ? Were there any in the dream?

I wonder? Am I reading more into this than I should? Those people that didn’t go back down the mountain? And those that did? They found many survivors! What happens to the survivors?

What can be done for them except to be lead back up the mountain?

Does he mountain itself, represents something other than just a tall pile of rocks and dirt?

I’m not being critical, just wanting to explore the depths.

I say again Great read.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi all, wow thanks for the feedback. Awesome!


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

This reminded me of a dream I once had of 'Day of Judgement' or Armageddon, only difference was, I was calm and peaceful through it, almost as if I was meant to only observe. As if it were a glimpse of the future and in the dream I was aware of this fact.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is mesmerizing. The dying of nature is the death of our souls. Without it, we cannot survive, in more ways than one. Thank you for sharing this extraordinary work, Penny.


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Beautiful. Radiant. Riveting. I pray you will find your other journal, for the next part. I, too, have several journals, notebooks, and folders of paper with my writings. Now I have them in a box all in one place.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Yes denoting ones strength despite what is occurring. You nailed that one Pieter. Thank you for stopping in.


PieterTheProphet 5 years ago

The search for survivors made the greatest impression on me. I often find that I am a stronger person in my dreams than in my waking life. That search for survivors felt like that kind of strength.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

No worries big brother. Took me a couple of weeks to figure it out. Thanks for stopping in again!


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Big Brother 5 years ago from Earth

I try to understand your dream... but propably I need new dictionary... for English language.

Great Dream at all...


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

I like the way you phrased that. If dream life is reality, I was in deep trouble at the time. My waking life if it was a dream was not as bad. Now if my waking life was symbolic for my dreaming life then it depicted better things to come because it wasn't as bad. So either way the temporal nature of both has shown all things shall come to pass. We always have that to look forward to if things aren't so good in life no matter which one we are dwelling in for the moment.


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Castlepaloma 5 years ago from Saskatchewan, Canada

Deep, Dark and interesting.

Life is upon a dream.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Minnetonka, yes my dreams was sad more than anything else The natural disasters are becoming a lot more regular. Mother nature in her effort to balance herself is taking lives in the process. When will we wake up and realize even she will only take so much abuse.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Penny, I am in awe of your vivid dream and your ability to write it out in such a way that makes your readers feel they are there. What a scary and sad dream-Sounds like the end of the world. I've been having some really scary dreams like that lately and I wonder if it's because there have been so many natural disasters in the world. Hurricanes, floods, huge snow storms etc...


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

It certainly was spooky! maybe it was just a coincidence, but I am not so sure!


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Wow a dome too? After deep analysis and some weeks later I might add. What fit was that the dome seemed to represent the multifaceted views I have of my world and everything in it. Your dream seems connected to an actual event. Wow!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Wow! that was some dream! I must admit to a shiver when we got to the dome part. I had a dream that I was working outside, and there were glass domes all around me. from the front of the domes were moving paths where people were sitting on them, the people looked kind of like neanderthals, but more modern, and in front of me was what I believed to be America, and it was rubble. people were trying to find other people and I was dressed in a white coat like a doctor or scientist. I remember finding a teddy bear, hidden behind a seat and a wardrobe was in front of me in the rubble. it was so real, this was about ten years ago, but I still remember it, when 9/11 happened and they said they found a teddy bear amongst the rubble, my blood ran cold. but I have no idea about the domes, or what they signified, interesting dream, thanks nell


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Haha, Freud would have had a wonderful time trying to analyze this dream I wonder what conscious desire he would have formulated. Thanks for your kind comments. Always a pleasure to see you stop by!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...wow that was some dream ..... even better yet .... wow this is some kind of writing ........it may ever send Freud back to his shrink ....... but me ......I'm here to continue on with you ...and read some more .....

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