The Invisible College

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“The Invisible College” has a long and illustrious history.  It is entirely imaginary, but don’t be confused – that doesn’t at all mean that it isn’t real.  Certain members a few centuries ago did attempt to make it a reality in this world, and one could argue that any esoteric school worth its salt could lay claim to being a material outpost of The College, but for the most part, The Invisible College is just that – invisible.

Any explorer of consciousness or Dreamer will at one time or another (or many, as the case may be) find themselves on one of the college’s many campuses.  There simply isn’t enough available data, even on our rapidly expanding internet, to ascertain which collective areas of the College are most frequently visited by incarnate humans.  Suffice it to say that if you find yourself in a dream sitting in a classroom, or on a field trip, or in a lab, or in any sort of a lesson-based scenario wherein you are learning things beyond the scope of the imagination of the general populace, you’ve accessed the literal portion of the Invisible College.  The metaphorical portion, of course, is life itself.

If one is particularly masochistic, one might wish to pursue all sorts of graduate and honorary degrees from the College.  One might also kick themselves in the pants mentally a number of times after deciding to do so.  A PhD from the Invisible College comes at great cost, and is not earned easily.  That said, if you find yourself in the middle of a particularly difficult degree – congratulations!  You wouldn’t have had it any other way.  The graduation celebration will come eventually… just not quite yet.