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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2003, 07:19:48 pm »
Quote (Running_Wolf @ Oct. 25-26 2003, 12:48 pm)
I never dream. Every time I think it's a dream, it turns out to be a vision or something. I still can't understand it.
When I have a dream, it comes true. When I don't dream, it feels strange.

When I have deja vu like I've dreamed something to happen and it does, I usually don't remember the dream until it comes true. Then it's like "Whoa! I dreamed of this!" My 'visions' are usually very fragmented and are usually centered on an object like a fire alarm, but that doesn't necessarily mean there'll be a fire, but that I'll see a fire alarm just as in the dream. Does this sound familiar? Can you remember your visions before they happen? How much of the dream will you remember? Last question: What do your visions center on?

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*gets his dictaphone out again* Well, i finally have a use for my dictaphone again, which is nice

What's a dictaphone? Is it something that speaks written words, or writes spoken words?

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I NEVER have good dreams...i dont even remember the last time i did. Usually all my dreams are about things that could have been good, going wrong..people trying to kill me, people chasing me, people i love hating me...and that kind of stuff.

Are you easily worried? I ask because dreams often take the course that you predict, whether or not that's the way you WANT. It can be difficult to change your expectations, but I have had some success in altering bad dreams. More often, you can concentrate and 'reset' your dream to the beginning and have it end differently. If you're in a pinch, you can always wake yourself up. I've found lucidity to come easily when I'm frightened or excited, so if I couldn't wake up before, I should be able to then. When you're up, going to the bathroom is very important after a bad dream or they'll probably keep coming.

Last night I dreamed that I got a flat tire and didn't have a spare. The nearest house was the Osbourne's, and Ozzy and his wife Sharon let me use their phone and let me stay for a few days. I became lucid at that point and wanted to wake up.

Sometimes my dreams last much longer than I could possibly have been asleep. I can also feel pain, despite that I've always been told that nothing could hurt me in a dream. I've died too, many times in different ways. Needless to say, the movie Groundhog Day holds special meaning to me.
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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2003, 08:39:49 pm »
Well, ever since I started reading HP Lovecraft, I have attempted to do lucid dreaming (If only, in my naivete, to reach the dreamlands XD).  I have had a few successes, but nothing that really lasted... I'm going to keep trying, however.

Oh, and I've had that deja vu thing before as well.  Happened just yesterday, in fact, while I was playing alpha centauri...

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2003, 02:25:46 am »
Ah, lucid dreaming. The one thing that could make it so I did not hate sleep as much if I could master it.

Anyway, I started a kind of dream journal a few months ago. I sat down and recalled all of the dreams I could ever remember having, and I ended up with over about 90 that I could vividly remember. I jotted down short phrases for each one, and I can recall each with almost perfect clarity just by reading those phases, yet I still cannot master lucid dreaming.

I've had lucid dreams before: two I forced myself awake from (sidenote: don't force your eyelids open to wake yourself up if your dreaming, it doesn't feel good), one I was taken out of by my mind, two where I just went with the dream, one I kind of obliterated (seriously, the world kind of shattered and fell apart around me) when I told the other people I was dreaming and they weren't real, and two where I actually altered the dream (in one of them I turned myself into an anthro). All of those were a long time ago though. The last one I had was about 2 years ago.

All those tactics to increase lucid dreaming seem to involve using some level of lucid dreaming. I mean, looking at a clock, looking away, and looking back at it (the symbol method). I can't get myself to do stuff like that in my dreams unless I'm having a lucid dream.




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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2003, 05:54:13 pm »
Had a few Lucid dreams most where pretty good one or two where really hellish all seemed to be very realistic to be in but I was aware it was a dream. What I find intresting is that although you know its a dream at times it still feels very real and you react as such I suppose its like when your scared of a horror film or a white-knuckle ride you know your safe but still the body reacts just makes me wonder how it all sort of connects up the bodys natural instinctive responses the braiins higher capabilitys ow much you can overide the other if it will let you. All intresting . * looks at post* oops drifting off topic hehe sorry. One or two of the dreams seemed to be closely related to things that where going on in my life or around me at the time which was kinda freeky didn't think dreams sort of held that kind of information just random stuff none to sensical things? . Well definatly a fascinating topic
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2003, 10:08:19 pm »
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I found a while ago that if you begin to tell your self a story before you fall asleep you can continue you it as you dream.

I've done that before. I've finished movies too in my dreams. Some of the endings, I remember, were quite good. Almost better than the real endings. ':p'

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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2003, 07:12:06 pm »
I can luccid dream.  I always thought that was one more thing that made me weird.  The problem is i cant change when in the dream.  As in im in a certain setting and i cant change it.  Also my dreams always consist of very personal situations, if u get what i mean.  How can i change those. I can make people appear and dissapear.  i can change the setting a little but if i want to get somewhere i have to think i took a plane or something like that.  And one more question. With the exception of adamina why cant i see peoples faces.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2003, 07:58:24 pm »
I am a lucid dreamer, that is when I shift to my wolf form.  Alhtough due to work and Uni I've not been dreaming because i've jst been so tired, well I say I'ven ot been dreaming I've not been bothered to make the effort to control my dreams, soemtimes it's good to let your mind wonder, which ahppens a lot when Im' a wake, I like the tips htough, it would probably make it even easier thanks '<img'>
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2003, 04:00:15 pm »
i lucid dream all the time. that is why i love to sleep, its the only place i can control. its pretty cool once you are able to do it, i usually turn into a fox or a human with fox ears and tail. thats why i like to sleep and is also why i am lazy.

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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2003, 05:56:29 pm »
Everybody dreams *grin* its part of REM sleep and critical to long term memory. You just dont always remember (rarely remember even).

Whenever i dream (the ones that you're concious of after waking) i'm in more or less full control, always have been. Usually the dreams i remember are nightmares, and usually i can turn em into happy dreams quite easily.
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« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2003, 12:12:57 am »
i usually have nightmares too, but i like them. its like a movie that puts you at the edge of your seat, you don't know what will happen next. i guess most of my dreams are about what i had been doing that day. if i go see a movie, my dream will incorporate that movie, and so on and so forth with other experiences such as videogames.
if you want to dream about something in paticular then here is my advice: before you go to sleep, concentrate on one key thing you want to dream about (e.g. i think about being a fox/human hybrid) and if you spend enough time on that thought, it will be a picture in your memory that your brain will use during the dream state.





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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2003, 12:10:47 pm »
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i usually have nightmares too, but i like them.


I like nightmares as well. I fell they make good conversation pieces. Nightmares are also really cool if you actually die in them. It's fun.

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if you want to dream about something in paticular then here is my advice: before you go to sleep, concentrate on one key thing you want to dream about


I've tried this hundereds of times, and I've only gotten it to work one time. It literally took over an hour of in-depth, constant thought for that one time it worked and I'm not patient enough to spend a full hour concentrating on something just before falling a sleep.
People who can just think about something for an instant before going to bed and then dream about it are SO lucky.

Anyway, when it comes to lucid dreaming, I seriously wish I was able to lucid dream more than once every few years. It makes me very angry.
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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2003, 12:23:02 am »
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I like nightmares as well. I fell they make good conversation pieces. Nightmares are also really cool if you actually die in them. It's fun.

yes, i agree, dying is always fun. its also makes one feel good to be alive, but gosh is dying fun. too bad it can only happen once in real life.

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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2003, 02:30:55 am »
especially if you take peopl with you, no J/K

I did have a dream where I was a suicide bomber once tho, must be too much BBC I guess

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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2003, 02:50:19 pm »
Nightmares?

Only EVER have one and THAT is my nightmare, it reccurs again and again....

I'm standing somewhere, it always starts the same way, the heat in the room sky rockets, until it's unbareable and I KNOW that something is going to happen.  Then I can't breath properly, the heat is too great.  There is never any picture, I'm always looking at pitch blackness, but I know everyone else can see, and then I hear whispering voices, what they're saying is just beyond the edge of hearing, but there are tonns of them.  I try and scream, but it's not possible something is constricting my throat, then I hear the rattling of chains and feel the weight of them on me, dragging me down, and then I finally do scream, I scream as loud as I can and even then it sounds distant and far away.  "NOOOOOOO!""" I don't know why I scream it but I do.  Before I finish screaming however I always get cut off by an incredible pain in my back, I feel my chest (for some reason) and it's all wet and I can fee lthe point of a knife in me, then I all forwards and jump awake.

That is my one nightmare, the worse thing is that I'm usually still awake whem my brain is shutting off the movement and I can't move to shake myself awake and stop falling into it. That's one of the only aspects of my dreams that I have no control over
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« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2003, 08:58:23 pm »
Quote (Vulpes @ Nov. 28 2003, 12:23 am)
Quote (TheIronMaiden @ Nov. 26 2003, 11:10 am)
I like nightmares as well. I fell they make good conversation pieces. Nightmares are also really cool if you actually die in them. It's fun.

yes, i agree, dying is always fun. its also makes one feel good to be alive, but gosh is dying fun. too bad it can only happen once in real life.

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I like nightmares as well. I fell they make good conversation pieces. Nightmares are also really cool if you actually die in them. It's fun.

yes, i agree, dying is always fun. its also makes one feel good to be alive, but gosh is dying fun. too bad it can only happen once in real life.


Sorry but beg to differ . The last time I had a nightmare it was also a lcuid dream and in no way was dying fun. I was in a deserted street with a gate at the end of it . I felt the urge to go through it so I walked to it . AS I got nearer I noticed a ratanthro character with a spear ( A burmecian for those that know) It said to me stay inside stay safe . But I pushed my way through. Outside the gate the landescape was barren desert. Then suddenly a black cloud with red eyes appeard on the horizon it moved closer until upon me. The rat uy was suddenly there he went to attack it I tried to hold him back but he rushed forward. He was enveloped by it as I watched he was slowly peeled away skin muscle flesh realy not nice, I closed my eyes and when opend them again I was back in the street. I repeated the same action until I reached the gate I saw th eantro again but when he turned round he was already skeletonised red eyes glowwing in its skull it turned to me and screemed " You should have stayed insede you should have stayed safe and it knocked me to the ground and then it brought its spear down on my head I woke up and fell out of bed".
All in all I would rather not die in dreams can't be good for ya sanity.
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« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2003, 11:47:29 pm »
^^^

I see what you're saying. I still thought it was cool when it happened to me though.
The first one was actually a trilogy of dreams where I was hiding in my kindergarden class under a table from a giant red monster with my teacher sitting next to the table. In the third dream she said we should go out to her car because I had been hiding there too long and the monster would find me if I didn't go. I said no that I couldn't leave or the monster would find me. Just then, the monster's leg appeared at the corner of the table I was under, and he looked under the table and saw me. He grabbed me and killed me. Then my dream fast forward to a few hours later where some king was eating soup made from my body.

The other one had a very small degree of lucidity to it. I was running away from Chucky (you know, the killer doll) inside a rundown building. I got to a a spot where the hallway I was in ended, with a window in a small room to the left ans a closed door to the right. Then Chucky said "If I were you, I would choose the door." I started walking for it, but then I somehow knew that the stairs were on fire and I would never make it down them. I grabbed a hammer, smashed the window in the small room to the left, and jumped out. I was on the 50th floor of the building though. At that point, I realized that I was going to experience that horrible falling feeling (I hate falling dreams) so I decided I wasn't going to. I saw one of those street lights where the top part is a horizontal bar which hangs over the street. It was about 35 stories tall (which I think I did on my own with some small degree of lucidity to keep my falling time to a minimum), so when I saw it off a few feet to my right, I moved my falling body over to it. I landed on the horizontal part and split into two pieces (my right side and my left side). The only pain I felt was a slight pinching feeling in my chest and back. Then the dream went to a floating third person perspective with a narrator saying something in the background as I watched the two halves of my body falling to the ground.
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« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2003, 06:49:27 pm »
Never had a nightmare before, though I have lucid dreamt a few times...It's always so much fun. I haven't had any dreams I can remember in a while, but school started again and I have more work than ever...which means late nights...I've been thinking about trying to lucid dream for a while now, but I think I'll start a journal tomorrow morning...
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« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2003, 04:27:51 pm »
I lucid dream, but only when there's activity around me. I know I'm asleep, I can hear what's being said, and I can also smell things too. Like when I was on the bus one time, I fell asleep and some kids started an argument about something. Someone asked "Who started this anyway?" I said he did. "How did you know? You were asleep!" "I still heard you."
That kinda freaked him out, but it was still cool.
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« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2003, 11:24:22 am »
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One interesting thing is that I seem to be remembering noticeably more of my own dreams since finding furry... and happily a good proportion of them are furry dreams. '<img'>

I noticed that too...and I've started waking up with phantom parts after a furry dream.

I understand what you mean. Just this morning I dreamt that I was shopping for badger plushies online and one site came up that said "Buy A.C.R.M.S. (my middle school) badger grounds" so I clicked on it. It gave me an adress, so I drove (strange considering I'm only in Middle School  '<img'> ) there and bunches of people were out there, spraying chemicals. I asked them what they were doing, and they said killing badgers. I nearly put them into intensive care, but I just yelled at them and they ran away. Then I drove to my school to complain, and I saw a badger swimming in the creek next to my school. That thing was huge! It had to have been at least four feet long and three feet tall! Then someone's dog started after the badger, and the dream suddenly switched to the perspective of the badger. I attacked the dog, and then the perspective switched back to me. I took the badger home and tamed it, but then I woke up. I was angry that I had to wake up in the middle of the best dream I've had in years, but for some reason, my fingernails and hair felt really long...
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« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2004, 08:07:06 pm »
A first had a lucid dream experience about 3 years ago, before I knew what it was. It was awesome, because towards the begining of my dream, I had already taken on wolf form. I realized I was dreaming at this point, but suprisingly I didnt wake up. Instead I had the power to do anything I pleased...in wolf form of course  '<img'>

That was the first time I actually felt that I have taken the form of Oblivion, and it, so far, has been the last.  ':cry:'

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« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2004, 08:21:11 pm »
I can choose my own dream in a morning. When I wake up and I'm still drowsy I can easily put myself under again if I relax, and as I fall to sleep I can start to imagine the situation I want to dream about and it runs on its own from that point. Good for continuing a dream that got interrupted too.
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« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2004, 11:55:16 pm »
that happens to me whenever i wake up. i always go back to sleep and get and extra 5 minutes of lucid dreaming.
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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2004, 10:34:04 pm »
Yeah! Lucid dreaming is great!

BUt, I can't ALWAYS do it. It requires allot of practice. And, from what I'm finding out from A.R.E. is that mediation really helps if you've done it at some point durring the day, and then go to sleep and night to attempt this kind of thing, that and it also helps to recal dreaming.


Ever have a dream then you wake up and do something, like go to the bath room, then go back to sleep and finish the dream?  

I do that.  '<img'>

That, or have you ever had sucha  pleasent dream that you made yourself redream it over and over again that night? Kinda like a VCR on pause then play again...

Yeah! Gotta love that!  bUt, it only owrks after afew times... I think it's because the brain goes through those 90 min cycles and stuff and sitches the brain activity to other areas of the brain.

or redream a dream and fix the ending or something to the way you like it.

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« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2004, 07:45:04 am »
I wish that I could dream lucidly more often (although I've been having very clear dreams for the past two weeks, up until the weekend started). Whenever I don't, and I see something that terribly perterbs me that day, I usually end up having some horribly disturbing dream. Often times about me screaming at my mother and breaking down into tears, or her screaming at me. Or it'll be about insects, although I usually don't wake from those dreams anymore. o.o; When I end up having lucid dreams, it's usually not what I'd want to dream about, but I'm simply able to physically decide what I want to do, or be able to stop doing something.

The last completely lucid dream that I can remember that's not -incredibly- bizzarre, was that I was in a plane that was hosting the premiere of a movie, and I didn't like it so I wanted to get off the plane via a transporter (like, molecular transporter o.o;), but my mom said NO. ;.; I watched the stuardess seperate the power so that only half of the plane's power was actually running the plane. So I went to turn on the transporter and the plane crashed. And then I pressed the reset button on my dream (85% of the time I'm lucid dreaming, it turns out that I'm playing a game of some sort, or that I can reset things). So I ended up being on the plane, managing to fix the power so I could get out, and then I had to reset it again.  ':p' Anyways, that repeats with just me and four little boys on a plane, and I manage to get to the ground, before the transporter puts me back up on the plane again! O.o;; -.-;

When I was younger, I just used to have quick flashes of dejavu (the earliest I can remember is about 4th grade). Through high school I went from quick flashes, to snaps into reality that I knew what would happen (which lasted about 30 to 45 seconds one time o.o;;;;'<img'>, and now something will just click in my head and I'll remember the dream I had either the night before or days before, and I'll announce who'll show up, unless I manage to say something different. Sometimes I'll even remember the dream that causes the dejavu a few days before it happens. It's kinda creepy. But, it keeps me out of trouble, too. It seems to poke up most when something bad is going to happen. o.o

The earliest furry dream I remember having was that I was a winged puppy, and I was walking around with a horse friend and then another sort of furry, and we were in the old west, and were gonna fight crime. ^_^ That was back when I was about 5 or 6.

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« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2004, 03:05:20 pm »
Aye, I have dreamt lucidly... though I also live the waking dream as well.  I don't expect this to make much sense though there are some who will understand where I am comming from.  It is to those that this post is directed to.... and possibly to those who want to know more.  *shrugs*
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