Lucid Dreaming

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  1. Martin Alonzo

    Martin Alonzo Very Well-Known Member
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    In the last few years I have started to lucid dreams that mean I am aware that I am dreaming. Most of my life I would not even remember my dreams. I think it first started in a dream where I was running away from someone that was out to harm me. I realised that it was a dream I have had many times but this time I was aware so I stopped and turn around and said go ahead and do what you want and nothing happened except I have never had that dream again.

    Another time I was on a very high building and remembered that old saying that if you die in your dreams you will die. Well I jumped off the building and fell to the pavement many many floors down in my mind I could see the street coming closer and closer but when I hit I found myself in another me looking at the body on the ground.

    I find this lucid dreaming fun because I can be interactive in my own dreams.
     
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    @Martin Alonzo I have often wished I could dream about things I want to dream about, but it never happens. One med I took for 15 years, Clonidine for B.P., was said to cause "vivid" dreams; it did! Once, I dreamed I was sleeping! While dreaming this, I awoke from the "dreamed dream", looked over at my wife, and she suddenly sat up, staring at me with brilliantly burning greenish eyes! Suddenly then I awoke, shaking, realized what had happened, looked over at her half expecting that horrible event to occur. Crazy!

    Frank
     
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    This is the first time I've heard of repeated lucid dreaming. From what I know, dreaming in color means you are creative and lucid dreaming, that is you are aware that what you are experiencing is a dream, means you have a good control of yourself particularly your emotions. On a rare occasion, I dreamed that I was running away from someone and when my pursuer was nearing to capture me, I made myself wake up from that dream (but in this instance, I was still dreaming). And I thought to myself that it was good because it was only a dream... not knowing that I'm still in a dream. When I woke up, I could vividly remember that I was dreaming inside a dream.

    By the way, I believe that when you die in your dream, you actually die. But there is no proof to that, no one, absolutely no one can attest to that.
     
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    We don't die in our dreams because we've never experienced death, so it wouldn't be stored in our sub conscience is what I believe.
     
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    We all have this part of our brain where we collect scenes of events and happenings whether they really happen or not and they were all stored in there until we recall them in our dreams in the happening called lucid dreaming.. And just like how our brain process instincts and reflexes, lucid dreams can suddenly snap while we are in a certain phase of our REM sleeping. It can happen that some people has that ability to manage and control these events in our far subconscious minds. some might feel or look at it at somehow weird and unconventional. But time and tests have revealed that lucid dreaming have some benefits not only to our psychological health but can somehow let us discover more of our inner selves and help us improve our wellness.
     
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  7. Christine Neil

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    I have been a occasional lucid dreamer for as long as I can remember. I have even told someone in a dream that I met them in another dream. My most recent one was (well, it seemed to be at the time) a thriller type dream. All the way through I was convinced that if I could just remember it when I woke up it would make a fantastic novel. Sadly, as I did wake up, everything drifted away. All I had left were a few fragments that didn't seem all that interesting. Maybe next time.
     
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    @Christine Neil - Now that's a shame ..........
    As a 'once' entertainer - I've given some great performances in me dreams, in fact - the best I've ever done ! :p
     
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    I seem to remember belting out a song in a dream and I can't sing at all - but then again I can't fly either!
     
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    Ha ha - yes, if only we could master the technique :p
     
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    Something that I remember vividly even now is something that happened afew times when I was about 3. I would lay down for a nap with my grandmother and I didn't think I was asleep at the time because I always remember seeing my grandma sleeping, then this creature would appear by the bed...it told me to climb up and get the key to the door and go outside...I did do this a few times that's been confirmed. And it wasn't til much later that I realized the creature I saw was one that is sometimes depicted as the devil...the goat with the horns one. After 62 years that image is still with me and I still don't know if I was asleep and dreaming it all...which I probably was.

    This is what it looked like almost...except for the beard. I still think about it occasionally because it's the most real dream I've ever had.
    It just popped into my head now that's why I wrote about it. I even remember telling my husband about it. I also don't remember being afraid...it was just like a goat but stood upright, not so mean looking as the pic I posted.

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    @Christine Neil
    5 posts and 8 likes! Gotta be some kind of record! Come on, belt us out some more, don't be timid. We need some active stimulation from "new blood"!
    Frank
     
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    I woke up this morning, started getting out of bed, and then looked down to see a very large yellow spider on the bed where I had been lying. I started to panic and then I was surprised to find that I was still lying in bed. I had dreamt the spider, but it looked an awful lot like this one. It seemed so real.

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    Ya gotta lay off the limburger cheese and smoked oysters before bed guy!
     
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    Hi,
    I am an experienced Lucid Dreamer, and judging from some of the posts it appears - though I could be wrong - that no-one actually practices it on a regular basis.
    is this correct and if so, is it due to lack of interest or lack of " how to " knowledge ?
     
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    Ah yes, a fellow oneironaut! Welcome to the Seniorsonly club!
    I learned out of necessity in order to break myself out of unwanted dreams but have progressed into much larger levels of experimentation and study.

    As recently as a year ago I proposed, in the form of a paper, a sort of automorphic response to damaged portions of the brain *such as Alzheimer's or prion protein activity* which theorizes that induced lucid dreaming might be a first step toward self healing.
    Pretty much, it's all part of another piece of research involving the true definition and diagram of thought which, at present is in a mathematical form hence the use of automorphism as a viable description.

    To make things a tad easier to understand, my theory is that if we, as individuals, know what to look for and the causation we, through the technique of lucid dreaming, might be able to actually reach in and repair the errancy.
     
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    I agree with you but my reasons are more metaphysical than Scientific.
    I am currently - ( attempting ) to write a book on Lucid Dreaming , part of which is concerned with using it for healing purposes.
    That is what the Shamans of old used it for.
    I am still in the research phase so it is early days yet. I gather you are familiar with the works of LaBerge who coined the term oneironaut ?
     
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    Only slightly. I was given one of his assistants email address a few years ago when I needed more input for some research into the astral "physical" phenomenon. Nothing ever came out of our single email conversation. I believe the references I needed to advance my own studies were interesting albeit too much of a perplexity to give any sound insight.

    I know personally of an instance whereby a subject was under the scrutiny of 3 cameras while "sleeping" but seen by 5 different cameras in a completely different area at the same time. The amount of energy it would take for such a thing to happen was the question at hand which is not within the field of study for most people researching lucid dreaming <astral travel.

    Uh, the next answer would be....no. I am not a candidate slated to appear on " Coast to Coast" nor wish to be. :)
     
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    Coast to Coast?
    Sorry that's lost on me. is that an American TV show or what?
    Nice to hear from you anyway.:)

    p.s. The Camera story sounds interesting. Any more details?
     
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    The show that @Bobby Cole is referring to is a radio program that is carried on many radio stations, all across the United States; but maybe not in other countries, and you might not get it in the UK.
    The program is called "Coast to Coast AM", and it runs during the night hours here. It was started by Art Bell, and the show delves into all kinds of paranormal things like NDE, OBE, Shadow People, cryptoids, Bigfoot, and just about any other kind of paranormal activity, or unexplained mystery, such as the Bermuda Triangle.
    You can find old episodes on Youtube, and the program is now hosted by George Noory, since Art Bell has retired. I am also pretty sure that you can listen to the program on an online radio station, although maybe not when it was on the air live (not sure about this one).
     
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    Hey, thanks for this, Yvonne,
    I will head over to Youtube first.
     
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  22. Billie Lane

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    Here are some recommended works for anyone interested in practicing Lucid dreaming

    Lucid dreaming - Stephen LaBerge P.h.D.
    Exploring Lucid dreaming - Stephen LaBerge & Howard Reingold
    Lucid dreaming - Plain & simple - Robert Waggoner & Caroline McCready
    The Tibetan Yogas of Dream & Sleep - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

    You should be able to order them from Waterstones or Amazon..
     
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    Martin, you sent me to the dictionary to look up lucid. I've never had one of those dreams. I'm always trying to find a job or working and trying to reach some financial goal, or I;m somewhere lost and can't find my way.
     
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