What I have called the Ouroboros is called the electromagnetic spectrum by science, the Wheel of Time
and the Eagle's emanations by Castaneda, the Rainbow Serpent by Australian aborigines, etc.
When I have described it, it's easier to start from the very small and see how things dream larger
communities together which then become new levels of dreaming/consciousness/awareness.
But this direction shows how we are dreamed.
I must emphasize that when we wake up and see the connectedness and our place in it as human beings
specifically, but as the whole spectrum as well - that all these tiny things exist within you - then you
can be a realized dreamer. You can change the unconscious direction of the flow of the river,
the arrow of time. You can dream your DNA and put to use the so-called "junk" DNA. This is how we heal.
By consciously dreaming with the unconscious (below your conscious awareness) autonomic nervous system, a part of which is called the sympathetic nervous system (Exactly! Sympathy. Dreaming) and another part called the enteric nervous system: http://www.psyking.net/id36.htm.
Do you see the relation - the gut, the dan tien, Castaneda's area of the will, sympathy, dreaming...
So, we are being dreamed, and we are also the dreamer, and we are the dream.
Wise Hermes made a point to say "As above so below, as below so above." It is a two way street:
That which is below is like that which is above, that which is above is like that which is below, to do the miracles of one only thing. And as all things have been arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
But until we see the Oneness, the traffic goes mostly one way - we are being dreamt by our genes
and our environment. You can wait for your genes to "adapt", or you can be an adept at dreaming. :)
Castaneda has some applicable teachings:
"When I talk about time, I am not referring to something which is measured by the movement of a clock. Time is the essence of attention; the Eagle's emanations are made out of time; and properly, when one enters into any aspect of the other self, one is becoming acquainted with time.
The wheel of time is like a state of heightened awareness which is part of the other self, as the left side awareness is part of the self of everyday life. It can physically be described as a tunnel of infinite length and width; a tunnel with reflective furrows. Every furrow is infinite, and there are infinite numbers of them. Living creatures are compulsorily made, by the force of life, to gaze into one furrow. To gaze into it means to be trapped by it, to live that furrow.
Will belongs to the wheel of time. It is something like the runner of a vine, or an intangible tentacle which all of us possess. A warrior's final aim is to learn to focus it on the wheel of time in order to make it turn. Warriors who have succeeded in turning the wheel of time can gaze into any furrow and draw from it whatever they desire. To be trapped compulsorily in one furrow of time entails seeing the images of that furrow only as they recede. To be free from the spellbinding force of those grooves means that one can look in either direction, as images recede or as they approach."
Consider also influence and effluence. As sleepers, we are influences by the stars, the fates,
the Matrix, other sleepers... everything! Because we are at the bottom rung of Jacob's ladder - the EM spectrum, and "higher" frequencies rule "lower" ones as a rule. This what Paracelsus
points to when he says "a strong will subdues a weaker will." The strongest force known to
science is called the strong force. It holds the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus
of an atom. The weakest force is gravity which acts on galaxies, planets, holds objects to
the earth. So you can see we are speaking about opposite ends of the spectrum:
The strong subdues the weak. The extremely small dream the large. This is the the rule for unawakened beings, but not the entire truth. When we see the Oneness and can change the direction of the arrow of time, we can dream the gods, the stars, the fates, the Kingdom of Heaven! This relates to Gnostic freedom from heimarmene.