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joumaamhd
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Definition of oneironaut

Postby joumaamhd » 11 Aug 2013 16:18

Hey guys does anybody know the exact meaning of the word oneironaut? I know, it's "dream explorer", but I didn't get it very well...
As a lucid dreamer, can I consider myself an oneironaut?
Also, i once read that an oneironaut is the one which all his dreams are lucid...
You guys do you have any other ideas?

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deschainXIX
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Re: Definition of oneironaut

Postby deschainXIX » 11 Aug 2013 17:44

Oneiro=dream
Naut=explorer
Dream explorer. Anyone who pursues lucid dreaming or anything to do with it is considered an Oneironaut.
Well said.

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Re: Definition of oneironaut

Postby HAGART » 12 Aug 2013 23:50

You don't even have to be lucid to explore your dreams, as long as you remember them and compare them to one another. However for me, in the past I had lucid dreams on occasion and enjoyed them whenever they happened. I wouldn't call that a oneironaut even though I was lucid. But I would call my self an oneironaut nowdays for one simple reason: I attempt knew things now in my lucid dreams, keep a dream journal (even when non-lucid they are interesting), and I come up with theories why things happen a certain way in dreams or not. (Right or wrong it is now a passion.)

So I guess I turned my dream life, which many take for granted, into a sort of scientific-hobby. Like an amateur astronomer looks at the stars, an amateur oneironaut looks at the mind, from a dream point of view.

MY big question is, HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THAT DANG WORD?!
If we all lucid dreamed this world would be a better place.

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Re: Definition of oneironaut

Postby deschainXIX » 13 Aug 2013 01:19

I agree to the fullest, HAGART. Lol you pronounce it
(oh-nigh-ro-not)
sounds really cool, in my opinion.
Well said.

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Re: Definition of oneironaut

Postby HAGART » 13 Aug 2013 01:38

Thank you!
I don't say it out loud to others and only use that word when I type it.
In my head, I was calling it: "WON-er-NOT"

(And to help me remember the spelling I always remember: 1-IRON-NOT)

But now I see there is an emphasis on the first, "O". Sounds better that way! Thank you!
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