Bi-Weekly Dream Report – Lucidity, Hypnopompic Dreaming, and Slacking Off

16 Apr

I spontaneously knew I was dreaming as I walked through my grandparents house. My father was in the kitchen and I look at him and ask him if he knows this is a dream. He’s nothing but smiles as he looks at me as if to say “Oh, I know!” I walk past him and into the living room.

In real life, my grandfather had passed away about a week before I had this dream. I know this in the dream and it makes me think of how often I hear about people using lucid dreams to conjure up the memory of someone who had passed on so they could see them once again.

I held this thought in my head but was hesitant to make it happen. I walk into the room where he always sat – almost all my memories of him start with him sitting in this room, in the same chair reading the paper or watching TV – but he did not appear.

I was relieved. I didn’t really have anything to say to him anyway. The whole idea is kind of creepy too.

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I had a strange occurrence where I woke up from a horribly intense dream and for a brief second I could see part of the dream in my bedroom. Obviously this was a hallucination but I have never had this happen before.

I’ve experienced another point where I’m lying there with my eyes closed, asleep but awake to some extent, watching hypnogogic imagery on my eyelids.

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Confession time:
I’ve hardly been writing my dreams down at all for the last 6 weeks.
I’m also terrible at doing reality checks with any consistently whatsoever!

Why oh why do I (not) do this?!


2 Responses to “Bi-Weekly Dream Report – Lucidity, Hypnopompic Dreaming, and Slacking Off”

  1. Bill Perry April 17, 2007 at 5:51 am #

    Awesome example of what dreams can do for us and to us. I’ve been playing with trying to step up my Lucidity skills to the point where I can interact with real life people in the dream state, to get a better understanding of the person.

  2. yellowish haze April 25, 2007 at 7:10 pm #

    Ben wrote:
    I was relieved. I didn’t really have anything to say to him anyway. The whole idea is kind of creepy too.

    Slawek:
    I perfectly know what it feels like to start thinking about ghosts when dreaming consciously. One can get a really creepy sensation. I remember having a lucid dream about me being in some strange house in the kitchen. I eat some random foot I find scattered everywhere to see how it tastes and suddenly I see a large group of people standing behind my back and looking at me as if hypnotized. I carelessly ask them: what are you ghosts or something? They say “yes” in unison. I get so scared that I instantly wake up.

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