An interesting dream a guy told me follows. The guy himself is an interesting specimen. ENTJ, IQ approximately 125-130, plays those engineering-type video games for fun, kitchen manager at my pizza place, somewhere between Delta and Beta in SSMV terms. Significant thal admixture but far from 100% pure, fully accredited ubermensch like yours truly.
Paraphrasing from memory: “I took a bunch of DMT and had an extremely vivid vision. I was running through a forest as fast as I could, thinking I needed to get somewhere. It felt like it was taking forever but the actual time was probably more like a 5-20 minutes. When I got out of the forest there was a medieval castle in front of me. I went inside and it was very dark until I got to the other side. There was a torch hanging in a sconce on the wall. This was extremely vivid, I could see charred bits falling away and I felt that I could reach out and burn myself. I took the torch and turned to leave the castle. That’s when the vision ended. I immediately knew afterward with perfect clarity that my job in life is to guide other people in their journeys to greater enlightenment.”
So what’s obviously happening here is the DMT is pulling the trickster/lightbringer archetype out from his unconscious mind, expressing it symbolically with what I now call a “naive literalistic imagination” (described here re: “my ears are burning”), and now he’s emulating this type as his self-identity.
I figure this means the trickster archetype is either A) in his meaty physical brain already, B) implanted by culture, C) something he pulled out of Platonic idea space, or D) something he pulled from somebody else’s mind. Being a degenerate materialist by nature, I favor interpretation A. However, the paranoid Christian in me favors D. The sensible part of me says it’s all of the above, like everything else, and just how requires unpacking. I don’t feel that anymore analysis can be done at this point, with the information I have to hand.