Bi-Weekly Dream Report #3: Calea Z Mockery & Psychedelic Imagery

1 Mar

Perhaps the funniest event to note this time around is that, after conducting my latest Calea Z experiments (taking the dream herb in pills, smoking it, and drinking it as a tea) I dreamt I was at a party where someone offered me Calea Z. pills. They were about 3 or 4 inches long, and I took 2 of them, and so did my brother. He ended up overdosing and going to the hospital whereas I felt nothing but a slight body buzz. Oh Calea Z – your just full of games, even when I take you in my dreams!

Beyond this, I also experienced a lucid dream followed by hypnogogic illusion (I think.)

The dream was short but my degree of control was excellent. I was able to conversate with dream characters who wouldn’t give me what I wanted so I willed it and ta-dah, things and people appeared as I wanted them. Fun stuff.

Then both the lucidity and the dream ended & I’m not sure how to describe what happened next.

I can’t say I was dreaming and yet I wasn’t awake in the sense I am now.

But I was conscious of what I was seeing : the back of my eyelids, and the accompanying blackness of this which was immersed and enveloped by ever-changing shapes and psychedelic patterns.

For what I imagine was a minute, I took in the experience and then I – dammit – slightly changed the position I was lying in. The patterns just faded away into solid blackness and soon after I fell onto an unconscious sleep.

I imagine this experience is a form of hypnogogic dream imagery?

2 Responses to “Bi-Weekly Dream Report #3: Calea Z Mockery & Psychedelic Imagery”

  1. Oneironaught March 10, 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    What you experienced is known as hypnopompic dreaming – flashes, dots, patterns, swirls, psychedelic patterns that occur upon waking up from a dream state. If you can catch these again you can focus on them to induce a wake-initiated lucid dream. These experiments of yours keep getting more interesting. Keep up the good work!

  2. Mad Hatter March 10, 2007 at 6:51 pm #

    Yep, sounds like hypnagogia to me.

    What Oneironaught said is good advice too, I’ve read that is a solid way of inducing a lucid dream. The toughest part is just getting to the hypnagogia.

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