HAGART wrote:And another thing I will add, since it happened last night in a lucid dream. Someone spoke to me and it came from my right, and I looked over and although they were far away (30 feet I would have guessed), just as I looked at them they filled my range of view as if it was taking up the whole 'screen' in a movie. Just for a moment when I focused on them it was like seeing through binoculars for just a moment, then I turned away. Those sorts of things happen in lucid dreams so frequently I never really noticed until now. But they do.
YES, I am going to reply to my own response....
I thought about it more and there is another possibility. Perhaps I didn't 'zoom in', but instead got a strong image in my mind's eye for a brief moment. I get this in regular dreams too. I write in my journal that such and such was happening and then I envision
an image for a brief moment and then am back in the same place again. It's our own imaginative mind's eye they we use when awake, but in a lucid dream it creates an actual vivid image when it happens. So I can be in a dream, get a strong image for a moment and then am back in the same dream space again. It happens very quickly and I never really noticed until now that I think about it.
I've been thinking about this more after watching the movie, Paprika. How can a movie accurately show what a dream looks like? It can't capture the feelings, but just the visuals.
Another thing is how objects can morph into other things. Especially if you look away and then back at it again. (Not always, but it is common). I've never seen a movie accurately depict a lucid dream, but then again it would be too convoluted and disorientating without the feelings that we feel in them. Sometimes we just know things are there even if we can't see them.
Maybe I should have put this in the beginners section, because that's how all this started. I was trying to figure out how to describe a lucid dream to someone who has never experienced it before. But I said it once and I'll say it again, all my regular dreams have these same effects, so visually
they are very similar and sometimes vivid and sometimes vague.