Hi Lone Wolf, I try to turn my critical faculties 'off' when I am doing this kind of thing. The mind and soul communicate in funny ways and sometimes a certain image will pop up that may or may not make immediate sense. If I see something which seems incongruous I will either examine it a bit more closely to see if it is some kind of metaphor, or my mind trying to explain something to me that I don't really understand in this life, or else just not worry about it too much. It might be some kind of static, or the meaning may be unclear to me at this time, but if I can't work it out, I just keep 'moving along' with the memory. One time I remembered someone (a man) in old Japan wearing a very fancy bright yellow kimono. At first I thought, that's crazy, I must have seen a picture like that in a book or something, surely men did not wear bright yellow...? So I took a closer look at that detail (rather than begin to doubt myself) Then I realized that the guy had just returned from a very important event and was all 'dressed up' which is why he seemed so over-dressed for the occasion, which was actually an important plot point and the story unfolded more from that... I will use my conscious mind to ask myself questions like 'What happened after that' or 'what was I thinking to get myself into this situation...' to try to get a clearer look at something, but I would never dismiss something because it was 'only' from a book or a movie. Nothing is accident and books and movies are often triggers to remind us of something we have actually experienced, which can be one of the reasons some picture we have seen will stick in our brains.... Trust yourself not to be just 'tricking' yourself. Why would you do that anyway? What would be the point? If you are finding your conscious mind wanting to 'get in on the action' to a high degree it usually means you need to deepen your trance state a bit. Just stop and take a few deep breaths, slow down and then let whatever wants to emerge emerge by itself without censorship.