The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:|
visions preserved but little information, and many of the scattered
points I here set down were gleaned from my study of old legends
and other cases rather than from my own dreaming.
For in time,
of course, my reading and research caught up with and passed the
dreams in many phases, so that certain dream-fragments were explained
in advance and formed verifications of what I had learned. This
consolingly established my belief that similar reading and research,
accomplished by my secondary self, had formed the source of the
whole terrible fabric of pseudomemories.
The period of my dreams,
Shadow out of Time