Necromancer of the Mind
There's many ways to describe my profession.
Psychomancer (an outdated word I know), psychic, telepath, magician and many other things, but I prefer to describe it outright if someone ever asks.
People who work in the same business, such as I, usually work in reviving memories long forgotten or if they have an extremely wealthy and lucky customer revival of the mind. Of course I believe the idea of reviving the mind is merely giving it the kick-start it needs. But even I, someone with years put in doing that can’t truly describe nor understand how it works which is quite ironic. Now this practice is a respectable and quite interesting thing to do as an outsider yet around the third revival, the intrigue shifts from reversing an inescapable concept such as death to the ideas that make us ourselves. You could say most have the idea become a normality of their work around that time too. Eventually, once you have enough time doing such work, you crave something new.
So I decided to work on reviving dreams. Now I know you must wonder which is easier, reviving a mind or a dream? It is quite difficult to say which would be more difficult since the mind is indeed complex, but the ideas that make up a person/mind are quite solid. Though a mind that is in a more “precarious” state may be a more demanding job.
Dreams on the other hand are slippery to grasp even for someone well-versed in the arts of resurrecting ideas. Sometimes clients come in and ask for you to restore a dream that had impacted them so much. This impact may cause problems as the memories of this dream may contaminate or obfuscate the dream itself, meaning one must work on a more conceptual level in that situation. Now the reason why I emphasize working on a more conceptual level is because of the fact that with the revival of the mind, one wants to awaken any and all memories. This is opposite for dreams since you don’t merely want to implant the client with a false dream created from undead ideas mashed together.
Now the process itself on a personal level varies. Sometimes one may have to transport their mind and mental image into their client’s mind to find the dream then revive said dream. Other times it may be as simple as breathing in life to long dead mental pathways. It’s a very fluid process with some definites but requires one to expect variability.
Well, to end it off I guess I should describe my most impressive or at least most interesting job. My clients this time around wanted me to bring their son back from a never-ending dream he was locked in. Similar to a coma yet according to medical professionals, the boy should have awoken since all tests seemed to indicate he had normal brain function albeit one of a sleeping person’s. He was a mild oddity for them and for I.
So I started the process and saw images of a boy walking around a city with friends. My profession is revival of ideas/dreams not mental invasion, so I quickly surmised that these images I saw were of events that have already taken place in this dream. I brought back a few more parts of this dream that died off. This resulted in a bombardment of images from each of different worlds; some beautiful, others dreary, and one that was so complex it was indescribable. Of course I got to work after getting a better grasp of the situation. What I did was revive parts of this long-running dream that have been dead for a while. Then my job became just reviving long dead parts of the boy’s memories. Memories that were swept up into the dream.
Finally, as he was on the precipice of having his dream finally destroyed and being stable enough to be conscious, he bounced back. As if his mind had planned for this moment, the boy suddenly entered a state where ideas were like those one thinks of when dreaming while sick. Of course I have dealt with dreams becoming ideas that try to smother and consume their host. So I merely resurrected ideas and memories that countered it, which it tried to twist into madness, but then I would restore them to their original form.
Eventually reality won. The boy awoke in a confused daze. Then I recommended my clients/his parents to bring to a therapist if need be and/or a mental masseuse if he still feels dazed or delusions start up.
But I hope I get more interesting cases such as that young man but I guess I ask for too much since my current work is quite mentally titillating even if it’s just a simple dream revival.