Bi-Weekly Dream Report #2: Dream Signs, Lucid Dreaming, Calea Zacatechichi

10 Feb

Dream Signs

The last weeks I’ve been searching to discover what my dream signs are. By reviewing my dream journals and paying attention to my current nightly dreams, I’ve come up with a thorough description of my personal dream signs.

What are dream signs? Basically this term refers to dream elements that reoccur throughout many of your dreams. This could be a place, certain people, or certain situations that keep occuring in your dreams. By knowing what your dream signs are, you can train yourself to recognize them in the dream, which could then lead to conscious awareness that you’re dreaming and the ability to control what happens next.

I’ve discovered I have some distinct dream signs. Many dreams take place in the towns I grew up in or involve my family who still live in those towns. Evidently many people have taken on subconscious importance & symbolism for me; my dream signs list consist of about a dozen people whom I never see or talk to for years but constantly creep up in my dreams; old friends from Poland and other people I met travelling in 2000 and 2001, my best friends from middle school, ex-roommates, girls I had crushes on as a teenager. All of these people represent loose ends in my life in one way or another; unresolved conflicts, fading and lost friendships, twists and turns towards what could and what did happen.

Lucid Dreaming

This time around I had a much longer lucid dream that then ones I talked about in my last report, where I wrote about having some short lucid dreams via the MILD lucid dream induction technique.

I woke up in the middle of the night (3:36 am to be exact 🙂 and when I fell back asleep and entered the dream, I instantly became aware that what I was experiencing was a dream. I don’t know if it’s a cheesy coincidence or subconscious symbolism but I was standing inside a large doorway at the very moment I realized I was inside a dream.

I remained lucid and in control of the dream for what felt like 2-3 minutes. Then, for no good reason, I lost and the dream continued on with me as a passive participant in strange and completely different settings and characters.

Being that I lost lucidity, I’m at least pleased at how well I remember the entire dream sequence from beginning to end, which, post-lucidity, involved one of the dream signs above – a best friend from middle school.

Dream Recall & Calea Zacatechichi

My capacity for dream recall is very good yet I experienced some hiccups along the way these last two weeks. Paradoxically, it seems due to taking large amounts of Calea Zacatechichi which resulted in… nothing! No crazy dreams, no lucid dreams, and no dream recall or perhaps no dreams to remember.

I’m still compiling my experiences on ingesting Calea Zacatechichi via 3 different methods (smoking, drinking, and pills/capsules); I hope to have it published on the site within the next week. Despite the disappointing results you’ll soon read about, I’ve still not given up on the potential of this dream herb.

One Response to “Bi-Weekly Dream Report #2: Dream Signs, Lucid Dreaming, Calea Zacatechichi”

  1. Mad Hatter February 24, 2007 at 12:10 am #

    I am interested in hearing which method you’re using, as I’ve heard that most people have more vivid dreams. I think the traditional is making a tea out of it and then drinking that and smoking it before bed.

    If it doesn’t work though, I wouldn’t be surprised. I’ve noticed that very few dream aiding substances are 100%. It seems there really aren’t any substitutes for dedicated practice and dream journaling.

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