Summerlander wrote:In a lucid dream you can fly to the moon like superman.
No you can't. You only think you did. When you are flying or falling in a dream, have you ever thought... am I moving as I see things pass me, or am I staying still and they are moving around me, only creating the illusion of movement? You didn't go anywhere.
Sure felt good though, and sounds like a fun memory.
Committing horrific assaults in a lucid dream is equally an illusion and none of it remains after the dream. The dream was created and destroyed when it began and ended. Nothing is gained or lost and it adds to 0. Well, not quite!
Two things remain: The Feeling and The Memory. Dreams can leave a 'solid' residue on our minds even though the dream was a 'holodeck' illusion. (So some things ARE gained after all. I am typing this as I brainstorm)
I'm glad to say, I never felt pleasure in killing dream characters, (unless I am semi-lucid and skiing down a hill shooting people like a video game... true example). I have killed out of 'self-defense' before too. Even though I just said it's all an illusion it can be quite convincing and dream characters have actually grabbed me and thrown me and even tried poking me in the eye once or twice! They got what they deserved.
I experimented recently a few weeks ago, killing a dream character just for the heck of it. They were just like a rag-doll and I sensed no 'presence' in it, and it didn't talk, so it was more of an 'experiment' to see what would happen if I ripped their head off. (I got the idea on a whim in the dream because I have attempted similar feats on myself, pulling fingers off, bending them back, sticking my hands in my head and once even pulled my own arm off). So why not try it on someone else in the dream?
You might think that's sick. I didn't enjoy it as much as other dreams and don't feel like doing it again. So I know I am a good person. (Yet an evil person would say the same thing!)
This opens a good debatable question about the ethics of lucid dreaming...
(That's it for my rambling. I get a thought in my head and I just keep going!)