On Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary, I find two seemingly contradictory texts. On page 291, speaking of chimerical death:
Those who suffer a chimerical death while in the Dreaming are expelled from it, waking up in the Autumn world with no memory of how they got there.
I understand in this that you die in the Dreaming, and wake up on the normal world (autumn world) having lost your fae memories, just as any chimerical death.
But on the Dreaming chapter, something much more dangerous is described (page 300):
The Dreaming makes no distinction between chimerical damage (and death) and physical death. A changeling that suffers either form of death in the Dreaming dies, their soul passing on to a new incarnation (or, in the case of Arcadian sidhe, disappearing for parts unknown). For someone with an anchor in the Autumn world, death means that the physical body falls into a coma and wastes away.
The first sentence says that once you die in the dreaming, that’s it. You’re as dead as if you had mundane bullet in your brains. You go to your next reincarnation. I understand the second sentence as referred to people to people that are not changeling, enchanted, and maybe prodigals that found their way into the Dreaming.
For me it seems that both chapters contradict themselves. Is there an official explanation on this? How did death happen on previous editions?