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by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:58
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Facial Recognition of Dream Characters
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Facial Recognition of Dream Characters

Yeah, the problem is that once you take note of the chin, you focus on the chin, forcing your mind to reconstruct everything else. Of course, it might be like clocks and letters changing--once you get used to doing checks and reconstructing the image, your mind will get better at it. But who knows? ...
by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:54
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Regularity of Lucid Dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Regularity of Lucid Dreams

I'm going to take a guess in the dark: you really care about lucid dreaming, and you're approaching the situation very systematically, investing as much time and focus as you can. Does that sound right? I'm the same way. The problem is, when you approach it in that way, putting all your investment i...
by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:47
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Few questions

1) Reality checks are a habit, but you have to resolve to do them. If you fuel the habit, it will persist. Like any habit, if you don't, it will go away. There's no saying how often it will happen, but your goal is to realize you're dreaming every night. Each strategy of lucid dreaming is like makin...
by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:43
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Facial Recognition of Dream Characters
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Facial Recognition of Dream Characters

Yes, I've noticed that. The people I see in dreams generally have faces that change if I pay attention to them; often people I interact with switch between different people, as if I'm just interacting with my generalized other and testing out different personalities in that framework. On the other h...
by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:41
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Do you have to wake up naturally from a lucid dream?
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Do you have to wake up naturally from a lucid dream?

There's no difference, you can wake up any way you would ordinarily wake up; including by waking yourself up, if you know how.
by alppdcjr12
11 Sep 2012 22:40
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: WHY are certain things amiss in a lucid dream?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: WHY are certain things amiss in a lucid dream?

Anything in a dream is being created by you in your brain. That means anything visual that you look at twice has to be created by you--and will probably change when you look at it twice. The part of your brain that makes sense out of the world can't create things visually; it just derives sense from...
by alppdcjr12
10 Sep 2012 23:41
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Lucid dreaming and astral projection
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Lucid dreaming and astral projection

I know that Stephen LaBerge theorizes that astral projection is the same as lucid dreaming, and I personally think most of it probably is. However, I have a certain amount of open mindedness towards the idea that something like an OBE is truly possible through perhaps not literal movement outside of...
by alppdcjr12
10 Sep 2012 23:38
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Is Lucid Dreaming Just The first Step?
Replies: 27
Views: 4645

Re: Is Lucid Dreaming Just The first Step?

I believe that is definitely the case; the practice of Tibetan dream yoga is meant to spread awareness into the mind first but ultimately to develop a mindset that will help people attain spiritual enlightenment. I have read that the Buddhist idea of enlightenment refers to the awakening of the non-...
by alppdcjr12
10 Sep 2012 23:34
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 2863

Re: What is this?

It seems like this has been said, but "a dream within a dream" is really just a dream. You're not going more to sleep, you're just transitioning between dreams, in this case by lying down and closing your eyes. It's no different from the way dreams normally transition, which could be with ...
by alppdcjr12
10 Sep 2012 23:32
Forum: General Lucid Discussion
Topic: Lucid dreaming EVERY night, normal?
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: Lucid dreaming EVERY night, normal?

Most people I know have had lucid dreams in the past but don't have them normally; there are a few who have them regularly. It could totally be considered medically and psychologically "normal" to do so, though.

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