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Offlineskystone
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Is this lucid dreaming?
    #3532241 - 12/22/04 05:00 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Last night I had a very strange dream.
I was surrounded by this cityscape in some kind of pink sunset,
and I walked on the street looking around (it feld like physical walking and being in a physical environment), thinking how
realistic can these images be that my mind creates, I knew I was dreaming and I was thinking how wonderfull and realistic the environment was. I was standing there creating the cityscape and was aware of it.

Then there was a little story which seemed to be coming from not my own creativity but rather like a normal dream, It was involving
some Japanese woman and some of her relatives. I can't remember what was it all about, but after it was done she took me over some bridge,
on to the other side of some river that was flowing through the middle of the city.
On the other side of the river my control of the environment returned
and I was thinking-out the landscape once again. It was like I was making the story AND the scenery.
i endered this building, creating the stairs in my mind to the top,
and then I thought how great would it be if i could make a bridge
between different buildings, and there it was.

I was building the scnery as If I was in some 3d program.

I forgot the dream a few hours after I woke up, but I remembered it vividly later.

I was watching TV today, and was trying to remember some of the dream, and there it hit me, some powerfull feeling of "oh my god",
and I realized something, a clear vision hit me in the head
and an image from this dream came to me back and I remembered
how detailed and real the dream was, the feeling was as powerfull
as a memory you had about a room after you left it.
The feeling lasted for a second or two and it faded. Now I can't remember this feeling,how it really felt, so I can't really describe it better than I did. It was frightening and revealing at the same time.

Was that dream what you call a lucid dream?

And did anyone ever experience this second thing I described,
a strong flashback into a dream, remembering something very important from a dream for just one second and the next second you can't remember what it was that you remembered, but the shock remains.


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: skystone]
    #3532473 - 12/22/04 06:16 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I find it strange that you have to ask. At first i would've said that if you have to ask that means that it wasn't a lucid dream, but then since you said that you realized you were dreaming PLUS you were creating your environment, then it definitely was a lucid dream.

When I wake up from a lucid dream it takes me a couple seconds to remember that i just had a lucid dream, its kinda weird coming back to reality. And i heard that its possible to have had a lucid dream without even knowing it because you didn't try to remember what your dream was.

And ya, i definitely know what you're talkin about when you say that you get a sudden flashback of the dream you had and the emotions come with it, and within a second or two the dream fades away but the emotions stay.


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: exclusive58]
    #3535730 - 12/23/04 01:59 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

What u did, might be a full on astral projection.


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: DaFilosafa]
    #3535790 - 12/23/04 02:20 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

lucid dream definition goes limp in some ways, some say if you can't look at your hands and start taking control it's not lucid, however,
In my opinion
you had a great one since,
you had a full body presence and excitement while finding yourself in some adventure in which things unfolded miraculously.
afterwards, you reconnected during your relaxed absorption while watching tv.
fantastic.
If I were you I would study the position you were in and all things leading up to the reccollection including the tv program commercials etc., as that is a real treasure, i.e. when you can bring it back during waking time during walking time.

after all does it need to be labelled? I can tell it was a good one.


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3535831 - 12/23/04 02:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

ive only ben able to achieve lucid dreaming twice in my life, through meditation and so forth, ive only been able to achieve astral projection once n my life(sober), those two things are the most fascinating and impacting experiences of my life

be glad


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: incubaby_421]
    #3536001 - 12/23/04 03:22 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

arent surprizes great? How do people feel when they get something unexpected?

same shit


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3537107 - 12/23/04 09:17 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I thought the definition of lucid dream wasn't something that needed to be discussed, lucid dreaming is simply realizing you're dreaming, nothing more, nothing less right?


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: exclusive58]
    #3538066 - 12/24/04 03:34 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

-I knew I was dreaming and I was thinking how wonderfull and realistic the environment was. I was standing there creating the cityscape and was aware of it.

lucid dream


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: butterflydawn]
    #3539261 - 12/24/04 02:32 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

knowing youre dreaming and being able to control your dream ae two very very very different things....


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: incubaby_421]
    #3539409 - 12/24/04 03:11 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I had a dream recently where I started telling everyone I met in the dream that I knew I was dreaming. They knew the jig was up and couldn't fool me any longer so they didn't do anything except just fade away.


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Re: Is this lucid dreaming? [Re: Pali_Gap]
    #3540099 - 12/24/04 07:55 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Thank's for all your answers people.

The reason I asked was it a lucid dream or not was because I wasn't really clear on the definition of a lucid dream, but since you have confirmed that definition, then I am certain it was just that.

Someone mentioned that I should examine where and how I experienced the flashback.
Well, I was watching Star trek: Voyager on TV, and the episode was about a creature attacking them in a collective dream, and this
was what really triggered this stange and powerfull quasi-dejavu
experience that lasted for a second or two. It was like sudden realization of something that I forgot the next second but the feeling was still there.

Anyway, the feelings from the dream still remained in my memory,
It was a wonderfull feeling of freedom and that unresistable urge for adventure. If I could create environments, I could make anything from
my deepest visions I ever had. And since I have a vivid imagination
by nature it felt like being in paradise, sort of my personal paradise: to visualize things and make them real.

Anyway,my previous experiences were just kind of staying in the dream and knowing I am dreaming and hoping I wond be waked up because I wanted to see how it would finish, now I supose that these were not rea lucid dreaming since I didn't really control anything.

But this real control factor happened to me just twice in my life that I can remember, and they were very recent. One was the one I mentioned here, and the other one was a few days before that, but It
wasn't nearly as "real" and strong as the latest one.
This time it just felt like something new, something I have not experienced before, It was like your first 20 meter bycicle ride,
a new form of "doing". It was just great.


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Edited by skystone (12/24/04 08:03 PM)


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