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Old 04-20-2003, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lucid dreams

I've been working on mastering these in the past few weeks. I can lucid dream maybe 30% of the time. A friend got me interested in http://www.lucidity.com , particulary the FAQ. I also downloaded some e-books on the subject. I find it fascinating stuff.

The first lucid dream I had was I went into a variety store, and it was very important that I stole 2 rolls of paper towel. So i stole them but the owner caught me. I ran out of the store and down the sidewalk. As I turned a corner, it turned into a corner I've passed almost every day while still living with my parents. Its basically at the top of a hill, looking down into my city. You can see the only 2 real tall buildings (14 and 18 floors). I recognized this in the dream, but the sky was a dull orange. I thought to myself in the dream "thats not right, i must be dreaming!". I then became lucid and it was one of the most wonderful feelings Ive ever felt. I woke up soon afterwards, and have had at least 3 more.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think I've ever had a lucid dream, but I rarely recall My dreams when I wake up.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well considering I dont dream at all, it'd be hard to dream lucidly. I wish I could though it sounds cool.... control....... bwahaha
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lucid dreams are great.I've been doing it for years.The best lucid dreams are when you are dreaming of dreaming and also when you can recall another dream in a dream consciously,even though in an unconscious state. It's a real buzz to control your dreams.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been working on lucid dreams, but so far I haven't had much luck. I think the problem is my sleep schedule is very wierd, so I tend not to even remember my dreams. The other night, I think I was close to having a lucid dream, though. I was in a dream, and I remember thinking "This is a dream". Then I woke up. Haven't had a dream since then that I remembered, though. Ah well, I'll get there eventually.
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well considering I dont dream at all, it'd be hard to dream lucidly. I wish I could though it sounds cool.... control....... bwahaha
it is a fact that everyone dreams, you just don't remember them all.

i knew a guy that was obsessed with lucid dreaming. yeah i can see thinking about it right before/after going to sleep, but altering your daily behavior to promote lucid dreams is pushing it.

interesting lucid movie "waking life"
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright, I'm going to be the idiot here and ask the question, what is a lucid dream?
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i've never had a lucid dream either. i think they would freak me out. because i have had dreams that i woke up in the middle of them, and thought they were totally freaking real. to be having a dream that you can control, and be conscious of... that would totally freak me out.
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've had a few, but wasn't able to sustain them very long. It was a great feeling, though... I was working on lucidity before but got swamped with work and kinda forgot about it.

Watch the movie Waking Life if you haven't already... it's greeeeat and it's about lucid dreaming, among other things.
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A lucid dream is a dream where you are aware of the fact that you are dreaming while in the dream. Sometimes you are even able to control your dream around you. A lot of people fly in their dreams. This ability seems to come naturally to some people, while others need to work on it in order to be able to have some control.

ARTelevision had some stuff about this in his journal before, I'm not sure what he's got now. If you're interested, there are some places online that give you some stuff to work on, I don't have the links though. What I've heard though is that if you think about dreaming as you fall asleep, you're more likely to remember your dreams, and if you ask yourself "Is this a dream?" throughout the day, you are more likely to ask that in a dream, and then realize that you are dreaming, and have a lucid dream. There's also something about a reality check, but I don't remember that too well... it's something about looking at your watch, then looking at it again a moment later. If it does something wierd, then it's probably a dream. This is a habit I think you need to get used to doing during your days, so you'll do it without really thinking during your sleep. I think I got most of that stuff just about right... hopefully if I made any mistakes someone who knows more about this than me will correct them...
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Interesting. Never really heard about it. Makes "Abre Sus Ojos"/Vannila Sky make a lot more sense, though now that you mention it. I don't really remember my dreams much, so I doubt I've ever done it.
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ya ive gotten into lucid dreams since last summer. I would have them about once a month, but now that i practice it I do it about 2 or 3 times a week. Pretty cool.

Im also interested in Astral Projections, never been able to accomplish this, and I'm not sure if any of you believe it or not :-/
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lucid Dreaming has been an intrest of mine. I am a creative thinker and the possibilitys of understanding myself better and really have an enviroment where I could explore my thoughts and ideas openly. Iv managaed to become lucid countless times but I find it hard to hold on to the control and stay asleep. I have been working passivily for a year to get better with it but so far I have improved dream recall. Keep a journal next to your bed and when your first awake, record your dream in a log. Over time you will relize that you too, also dream, most every night and as the recall improves you will remebers more and more.
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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then lucid dreams for me it is
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I typically remember my dreams everynight. More if I sleep in. I have had 4 or 5 seperate dreams in one night. I AM an artist and a dreamer. I have never worked on lucid dreaming though (although I HAVE just recently did this one thing I read about recently were right as you go to sleep you think "I will remember my dream, I will know that I am dreaming" over and over. It helps a little I guess)
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Over 50% of my dreams turn into lucid dreams. Almost always do I subsequently use my knowledge to fly. It's a very interesting sensation, to be aware that you are dreaming and have control over what happens to you. It's not always my favorite sensation, though--sometimes I like to surrender control for the night
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Over 50% of my dreams turn into lucid dreams. Almost always do I subsequently use my knowledge to fly. It's a very interesting sensation, to be aware that you are dreaming and have control over what happens to you. It's not always my favorite sensation, though--sometimes I like to surrender control for the night
i've always wanted to fly... maybe i should try this lucid dreaming thing again. i first heard about it before college but forgot about it until now.
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Old 04-20-2003, 11:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't dream.


My brain shuts down when I sleep.
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:13 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I've only had a couple of lucid dreams, but my weirdest dream experience was when i dreamt i couldn't sleep - i woke up really tired!
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have had one. Nothing major happened, but the fact that I knew I was dreaming was a charge in and of itself.
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Old 07-08-2003, 07:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I seem to become semi-lucid, or something, but usually either the dream fades, or I just don't really realize fully. Needless to say, I've never had a 'real' lucid dream. But I'm working at it, and one of these nights.......
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I occassionaly realize in a dream that it's just a dream. That's about it for my lucid dreaming.
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Old 07-09-2003, 12:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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My dreams are usually lucid. I've had quite a few nightmares turned adrenaline-filled "normal" dreams.

Quite a few nights, I've woken up sounding like Neo;
"Woah".

It's a great feeling. Even the darkest dreams I've had, have always had something interesting in them.
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Old 07-09-2003, 02:35 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I had a good one a long time ago, wish I could do that more often! I suddenly realized I was dreaming while in the middle of a nightmare. This unknown, robed "bogey man?" approached me (upstairs in a house) and instead of trying to run, I had no fear. I was able to jump in the air, and stay up like I was in water or on the moon. Was going to elbow smash the man but they were gone when I landed.
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I've had one lucid dream so far....well actually 2 but then second one was kind of hazy. I found this great website about them, it's alot more helpful than lucidity.com; http://www.ld4all.com (be sure to chek out the forum)
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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almost all of my dreams that i remember have been fairly lucid. It doesn't work by just thinking "this is a dream"... infact it helps if you try not to think about it that way. One time I dreamt I was in a library and realized I was dreaming and thought I could do anything, so I shouted and the librarian shushed me.

The best way I've found to take control is to really believe something will happen, and not try to will anything to happen. When I fly, I jump and my trust in my ability to fly carries me off the ground, rather than knowing I'm dreaming.
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Old 07-11-2003, 03:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I've had one lucid dream and have been trying ever since. Bought 'Lucid Dreaming in 30 days' which is a step by step book. I'm only on step 4 though. I recall my dreams really well, thanks to my dream journal I started (that's pretty much step 1)...

But damnit, I gotta get into this.
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Old 10-04-2003, 10:06 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I also downloaded some e-books on the subject. I find it fascinating stuff.
Can I ask where you downloaded these? I'm considering writing a paper on this for college but I'm having trouble finding information.
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Old 10-04-2003, 11:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I occasionally have complete control over a dream - flying, causing people to appear or disappear, communicate without speaking, teleport, whatever. Its so much fun.
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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i used to try to do it a lot in highschool and early college. once in highschool, i had one that was, what i expect, many believe is a religious vision. i was frustrated with my asthma and fell asleep to a prayer, ending with me whispering "breathe on me, G-d." i fell asleep and began a lucid dream. there was the sound of beautiful music though the notes escaped me the next day, and felt a gentle breeze as i fell, without clothes, slowly downward through a massive black pit towards a center of white, with flickers surrounding it of what i imagined were angels. i began being pulled off course, and paniced when i realized i was not in control. i flailed my arms and attemed to scream, but the scream was dreamlike and though everything felt real to the touch. another, blueish light appeared, like a sun, and i was drawn to it. i suddenly stopped, pressed against this huge blueish light and could no longer see the white flickering path. i continued to scream and finally resolved to repeat over and over again, "it's a dream" until i woke up in a sweat. i woke up staring at the blue light of my ionizing air filter next to my bed, covered in sweat.

i didn't like lucid dreams much after that.

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Old 10-06-2003, 08:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The only lucid dreams of mine that I can recall are when I'm having a reoccurring dream. I've had a couple and when I realize that it's a dream I've had before, I realize that again it's the dream.
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Old 10-17-2003, 11:47 AM   #32 (permalink)
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i do the opposite, my dreams come to me. i dream weird things that end up in my bed and ill wake up (but not remember) and freak out and do whatever is necessary to fix the problem. several times that includes throwing my boyfriend out of my bed.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:11 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I can become aware that I am dreaming, and control it very very slightly but if I go too far It wakes me up. I can do it about once a month.

It's weird to wake up like that..
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Old 10-27-2003, 07:17 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I've had many lucid dreams in the past, usually they're the only ones I remember. The most vivid one that I can recall happened the night before the first day of school when I was in fifth grade. I was playing on the playground during recess when suddenly I realized that all my classmates had left and I was going to be in trouble for skipping class. Suddenly my own voice boomed from the sky and said, "This is only a dream!" Next thing I knew, I was in the classroom and my teacher didn't notice that I had been gone.

I've also had a lot of deja vu in my dreams. I'll meet a long lost friend and not remember where I knew them from or I'll go someplace significant and then wake up and not know why it was significant. Does anyone know if these are necessarily related topics in the dreamworld?
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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