Killing Dream Characters

What have you learned from your dream characters? What do they say, what do they represent, what motivates them, why do they exist?
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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby Lys » 04 May 2013 09:57

I had a dream last night when I dreamd of a zombie apocalypse. One of the persons who annoy me in school was infected. I knew that I was dreaming, therefore I know he was no threat to me. I jumpkicked him several times and then pushed a stick into his neck until he died. It felt weird, I felt cold. Maybe because I knew that I had to do that.

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby taniaaust1 » 04 May 2013 11:44

I dont know if there is truely any right or wrong with this, I myself thou wouldnt do it unless one was after me (and even then would be looking for otherways to get rid of the DC).

The truth of the matter is that we can dream this anyway when we are non lucid and it can be a way to get rid of lives stress and tension esp bottled emotions. What's better.. exploding at times in real life (thou of cause not killing people) or letting it out in a far worst kind of way in a dream?

It "may" still be symbolising in a manner getting rid of unwanted things in our lifes even if we are lucid, I dont know. (killing isnt representing a suppression of anything but rather is a permanent ending for something).

I do thou think it could desensitize people after a while if they were doing this commonly in dreams (just like violent video games do).
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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby Summerlander » 04 May 2013 12:51

For me it's just the occasional fun. I also find other interesting uses for dream characters. Socialising and seeking information from them are examples. They can be great mediators between the waking self and the subconscious mind.

Killing them is just recreational. It's for a different reason. If, however, one is being chased by a scary figure in an ordinary dream and lucidity suddenly hits, then it is advisable to turn around and face the fear. Aggression, in this case, is probably not the best policy. I'd be curious to know what the character represents, I'd question it calmly and amicably in order to get to the bottom of any psychological troubles I might have or in the least as an attempt to understand my own psychology. Using lucid dreaming to "know thyself", even if occasionally and besides recreation, is wise.

I'd say try to be moderate in your uses of lucid dreaming as well as occasionally being extravagant for the sake of exploring uncharted territory.

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby mia » 04 May 2013 16:24

Zombie apocalypse :)
A lot of young kids seem quite taken with this notion I've noticed. Is it from some sort of video game or movie?
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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby Guitar48300 » 04 May 2013 18:22

mia wrote:Zombie apocalypse :)
A lot of young kids seem quite taken with this notion I've noticed. Is it from sort of video game or movie?

Zombies are pretty much the most popular video game enemies in all of gaming. I'm not really into any zombie games with the exception of Prototype, but that's because in that game you're a shapeshifting super mutant.
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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby Lys » 05 May 2013 16:09

I dream alot about zombies. Maybe because they are such a non abstract enemy. I fear death, sickness and the end of the world. I think I try to make it easy to understand by concretize it into sick, undead creatures. I realise now that I wasn't fully concious then. If I had been, I had understood that I had no need of killing him. I understood that it was a dream enough to understand that he wouldn't harm me, but not enough to understand that he was just a figure created by my mind, therefore, he couldn't suffer. I have been quite pissed of at this guy several times, but I wouldn't kill him in real life. I don't know why I did it in a dream.

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby Falandor » 03 Jul 2013 23:21

I think it's really situational as a kid I had been having recurring nightmares about a wolf type monster killing me I went lucid without knowing what that was at the time and put myslef into a scene where I was fighting and killing them and in that I belittled them and haven't had a nightmare since I don't think that was wring but going around and killing innocent dream characters is a waste of your lucid dream you could be doing many better things

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby DreamerMan99 » 05 Jul 2013 04:07

I dont really understand the reasoning against "killing" a DC. In real life? No. Killing anything (except for mosquitos) is just wrong. In a dream, does killing change anything? When you have a dream about murder, war, home invasion, or an apocalypse are you more likely to kill someone? No. I personally play violent video games and have violent dreams and i am in no way desensitized. Reason why? It isn't real. In real life, when someone dies, they are gone. In a video game, or a dream, no pain is felt, no one actually dies. You hit X and come back. And if violent video games is what made you kill, it wasnt the video game. It was your f***ed up insane brain.

Another thing people have been saying is that you are like killing emotions. DCs are simply a projection from a dream, just like your surroundings. If yoy break or change something in a dream are you suppressing an emotion, too?

And if you dont think its ok to kill DCs, how do you feel about sexual encounters? Is that wrong do because your degrading DCs and more likely to randomly grab a woman/man off the street and have random sex with them? No. Reason why? Again, it isn't real.

Our society has guidelines in the real world. We cant go running around killing everything and f***ing everything that walks (Eminem reference) because we are not wild animals. In a dream, these guidelines evaporate. No one cares, and anything is possible.

Dream Characters are far as i know just imaginary parts your brain creates, and momenterily live for one night. Honestly, ive had some pretty wacky dreams, and im perfectly sane (as far as im concerned :D )

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby fistania » 19 Jul 2013 18:41

It "may" still be symbolising in a manner getting rid of unwanted things in our lifes even if we are lucid, I dont know. (killing isnt representing a suppression of anything but rather is a permanent ending for something).

i agree with taniaaust1,

i don't really know, probably depends on what you're killing?
i once had an LD where i purposely project one of my addiction, then i kind of shot her. she didn't die, alive and kicking, no blood, just became bald and her accessories tumbles. it didn't really worked for a long time, but i had some moment of relieve.

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Re: Killing Dream Characters

Postby AceOfSpades » 31 Jul 2013 04:05

I was in a Fright Night style lucid, nothing much but killing evil vampires. Which I had no problem doing without regret, but when I tried to save an innocent vamp, whatever turned her took control of her and tried to kill me. I broke her neck. Unlike the others I was pretty shocked and remorseful. It actually felt like I killed someone. Just talking about it now makes me feel like I am gonna puke.

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