Unconscious Waters

The chapter called ‘Bird King’ in Christensen’s Reveries of the Dreamking was clearly inspired to some degree by this passage in Miguel Serrano’s book The Serpent of Paradise:

“It is possible that God is simply an unconscious being who has created the world in His dreams and in His nightmares. Everything comes from those unconscious waters, but no one knows how or why. The ancient Vedic poets could not explain it, and it may be that God cannot explain it either. Perhaps it is then our task to help the Creator awake from His nightmare and to lighten the darkness. If God cannot help us perhaps we can help Him, and in the process recover our lost totality.”