In the dream I saw a vengeful angel looking down upon me. I asked her, “What is more real, mind or matter?”
“A silly question,” the angel said. “Why do humans ponder such questions?”
“I don’t know.”
“Matter is real. Mind is real. There is nothing to this question at all.”
“You don’t have to get angry about it.”
“One simply cannot posit that mind and matter are not real. Both are quite clearly real. It is a trite philosophical question that enrages me. It cannot be possible to have a discussion on this subject. In addition, one thing cannot be more or less real than another thing. All things are of equal real-ness.”
“What if I asked which is more real, brain tissue or consciousness?”
“My answer still stands, wandering human. Both are real. Begone.”
“What about consciousness and the soul?”
“That is more of a religious question than a philosophy question.”
“You know you’re a goddess, right?”
The snicking sword was the last sound I heard.
Image source: A screenshot of Melania, the Goddess of Rot, from Elden Ring.