The Gold Tree, with initials designed by Austin O Spare

The gold tree. With initials designed by Austin O. Spare and cut in wood by W. Quick. Published 1917 The Gold Tree is a short story written by Sir John Collings Squire, in which he describes in detail an imagined bookshop that appears frequently in his dreams.  It can be viewed and read here: https://archive.org/stream/goldtreewithinit00squiuoft#page/n5/mode/2upContinue reading The Gold Tree, with initials designed by Austin O Spare

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Synesius – A letter to Hypatia: On Dreams

In a letter to Hypatia of Alexandria, of whom he was a student, Synesius of Cyrene wrote that his essay, or as he called it "book" was: "[...] set up as a thank-offering to the imaginative faculties. It contains an inquiry into the whole imaginative soul, and into some other points which have not yet … Continue reading Synesius – A letter to Hypatia: On Dreams

Dreams, Russian Roulette and Revelations

For the past week I’ve been having really vivid dreams, with a peculiar stress on certain words. It’s similar to waking up with a song in your head, except instead of a song, it’s a word. One morning this week it was “Erica”. I know no one named Erica. This morning it was “psychobabble”. Falling … Continue reading Dreams, Russian Roulette and Revelations