What is a Lucid Dream?
Waking up in a dream. You keep on sleeping, but realize that it
is a dream and the reality you are experiencing is not material.
You can experience a dream like reality, but with the awareness
that it is not real. Or is it? Somewhere beyond our perception
of the physical world?
Trip to Symbolion in a Dream
Just like Kala, one of the main characters, I
have lucid dreams. One night I dreamt of a little boy who took
me on a journey into the ghostly world of “Symbolion”. As if I
had found a “Little Prince” in the adult world to guide me
through virtual reality. Gradually I got to know Jacques, the
Secret Police Chief, Black Eye who oversees order in Symbolion,
telepathic Lena and other persons, each narrating their own
This is how the novel “Symbolion — City without
Stars” was born, where the borders between reality and the
virtual world disappear. How can we tell with certainty which
one is real? Maybe both, and maybe neither.
Holographic Doctor from Star Trek
Another motivation to write “Symbolion” came
quite inadvertently. It was sent to me by the unmistakable
figure of the holographic doctor from Star Trek – the Voyager
I simply fell in love with the edgy doctor who also expresses a
great deal of humility. I wondered what it would be like if all
of us were like this fictitious character and only had
energy-based bodies exposed to energy fluctuations.