Last night’s lucid dream was a nightmare. I am wondering about the symbolism. In it I was in a city as if on another planet, the sky was red. All the people wandering around this temple-like place were naked but wearing a variety of masks. Instead of being an observer, like I usually am, I was being kept in a side room by a male who had a mask that made him look like a dog man. It was so scary because I felt complete terror toward this man. Even though he was talking calmly, I had the impression that I needed to leave immediately and I was backing up when someone poked me sharply in the back with a sharp stick. This woke me up abruptly and some of the feeling remained as well as sounds that were disturbing.