Lucy Gillis – The Manubric Manoeuvre in Lucid Dreaming


I am standing with 5 or 6 people. We are dressed in dark, loose-fitting clothes, hiking boots, and wear some sort of backpack on our backs. Some of us have other gear (unsure what kind, electronic equipment?) as well. We are about to go on a ‘mission,‘ an exploratory expedition.


Before us is a large square platform, made of one huge, white tile. We all step up onto it from one side, and in the next instant (without walking across it) we step off of it on the other side – into a parallel world (a parallel or ‘probable‘ reality).


As I step off the tile/platform, a low level of lucidity dawns as I become aware that I‘ve stepped into a probable reality, through the dream state. For a moment, my awareness splits in two, and I have simultaneous dual awareness of both worlds. I can see in the second world that not all of us made it here. I can also see into the first world two people and their gear still standing on the tile; for some reason, they were not able to travel to the second world. I then effortlessly merge my dual awareness to one focus and continue forward in the probable world. We walk away from the tile, through a somewhat barren landscape, like the bottom of a canyon.


Soon we are in a vehicle, about the size of a large van, that is open on the top: there are two levels, the one below enclosed. I am on the top level with 2 others. The area that we are driving through looks similar to where my mother was born (though I don‘t make that connection until I wake). I see an orange van approaching. It looks like something out of the 1960‘s. When it gets closer, and just passes us, I see my mother‘ inside, sitting next to the hippie-like driver.


Excited, I wave and somehow get both vehicles to stop. My mother gets out of her van, and I hop down from my vehicle. As I run over to her I see that she is about 20 years younger than I am, is vibrant and smiling brightly. I give her a big hug and tell her that I‘m from a probable reality. She continues to smile at me and I feel quite impressed that my announcement doesn‘t seem to surprise her. (She is deceased in my waking reality.)


When I woke, the term ‘Manubric Maneuver’ was loud and repetitious in my mind and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get back to sleep until I finally scribbled the phrase down – it felt like something or someone was very insistent that I make a note of it, to be sure to remember it. Strangely, it also felt strongly that in some reality, some guy named ‘Manubric’ or connected to the name ‘Manubric,’ had developed a way for people to travel (consciously) to other parallel realities (whether in dream or physical bodies, I‘m not sure.)


Later in the day I Googled the word ‘Manubric’ and discovered a company in Quebec by that name that is in the business of manufacturing, selling and installing decorative brick walls. Perhaps in some parallel world, ‘Manubric’ is the name of a company that manufactures, sells, and installs reality changing tiles??!