In the 1960s, my mother was enrolled in a course entitled “Cambridge Dance and Wild Medicine”, but for some reason we never discovered (did the government intervene and refuse to allow such a course? Did they not feed the participants after dancing?), the course was cancelled before completion.
So we were hosting a reunion of women who had been part of “The Cambridge Dance and Wild Medicine Debacle” in our seaside hotel. But on the first day of the reunion, something exploded in the kitchen and foul play was suspected so we had to evacuate.
It was suspected by the plain clothes policemen who visited after the explosion that the culprit would try again, so we moved our cats to friends in town, and the police installed cameras to catch anybody who came back.
But while we were in town, a giant balloon thing flew over the town towards our hotel and we were fully expecting it to destroy the hotel… when I woke up.
The first thing I did when I woke up was to check if Cambridge had ever run any courses in Wild Medicine. They don’t appear to have done. The only parts of this that are real are the facts that we live near the sea side and have a cat.
Edit: I received this very perceptive interpretation:
“I think the themes of this dream is having creative passions that have gone unfulfilled. The tone of the dream carries a sense of frustration and regret. Do you feel as though you are barred from following your true life passions? I think the idea of a failed course from Cambridge on dance and wild medicine reflects a feeling of disillusionment with either the education system – it has failed you in some way. It’s implied that the course failed because they didn’t feed the participants and later on, it was the kitchen (source of food) that was targeted. It seems part of what kept the participants from succeeding was a lack of practicality – there was no food on the table, which could imply money constraints which often hold people back from pursuing their passions. Moving the cats to town, plain clothes police officers and security cameras all suggest a move towards a city environment – possibly taking you further away from the wild medicine you need? The balloon makes me think someone is bursting your bubble.. It’s one of several symbols of sabotage throughout this dream. In general, it sounds like you might feel constrained to follow your passions and wish that you could have learned a way to do this and to be successful. You are either facing real obstacles in life that are preventing you or else your doubts are holding you back.”
Comment: the only thing wrong with this amazingly accurate interpretation is that I’m stuck in the countryside and would rather be in the city.