the rocks. I am glad that I was forewarned (by C.?) that the rock was rotten because I quickly adapt to the succession of slides of large slabs of the cliff side. Each time I take a step, some of the granite falls away. These huge chunks of rock make not a sound as they fall, out of view, to my left. Finally, with relief, I am at the summit, which is a grill-like threshold on to which I level myself with two hands. I thank my benefactress—hostess (C.?) for having prepared me to cope with this hazerdous ascent.
The universal characteristics that this REM sleep dream evinces are intense frequent hallucinations (called hallucinosis in psychology)—in this case the climbing movements are all perilously gripping—and a complete lack of self-reflective awareness. The setting is typically indefinite: it is my house but not really; the characters are vaguely defined—in this case particularly C.; emotions such as fear and elation are strong.
It is as if my brain were activated in a particular, selective way to form hallucinations and emotions that are sensorimotor (coordinating perception and action) in character, causing these elements to be combined in a completely novel but personally meaningful way. This is the 'synthesis' part of the dream process