Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

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LucidHarry
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Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby LucidHarry » 12 Jan 2018 07:08

So Where do I begin?
I started lucid dreaming from a young age after having a recurring nightmare. After having control over the nightmare, I never had the nightmare again and from that I was an active lucid dreaming. Of course the lucid dreaming started out as a random occurrence and within them I just flew around, went to cool places and did things I've never done before. Yet after talking to my friends mum, whom is a specialist in child meditation, she gave me advice on how to gain more control over these dreams. After a while of meditating in the shower and before going to bed, I gained enough control over lucid dreaming that I could 'flip on' this lucid dreaming switch in my brain before sleep and would be present in my lucid dream moments after falling asleep. From this I was able to go to an actual library, in my dream, full of my own personal memories and emotions. Each book I opened would lead me to the exact circumstance, that was written on each book, the way in which I remember it. Teleportation to other planets/places would be easy, the creation of objects constructed from my own will in a matter of seconds. Even during my astral projection (walking around my house), I could hear the noises in real life in my dreams. For instance, in my astral projection I would walk down the stairs and would be in the position where the noise is coming from. Soon after waking I would confirm these noises, by asking my family what they said and where they said it. I was roughly 80% accurate to the positioning of the audio and the words that I heard. Due to this occurring multiple times, I was able to have full control over wether I wanted to hear real life noises or not (in astral or other environments). After about 3 years of being a fully experienced lucid dreamer with near 100% consciousness within these lucid dreams, something started to happen. (Keep in mind that I was still a child/teen when I went though this phase, having this seperate reality to real life really distorted myself in the real world). Basically an entity (changed shape/size) that seemed to be an outline or a shadow in the distance could never be erased no matter how much I forced it to go away. The entity seemed to travel closer and closer to me with every lucid dream I had. The last fully lucid dream I had (5 years ago) was an astral projection of my house, the entity had never been able to get in because I would always lock it outside of the house. Yet this time the house seemed darker and more depressing and I felt a dark presence somewhere. After searching around the house for it, I came to the last room (my mums study room), as soon as I opened the door I collapsed with fear. I could feel the creature looking at me, studying me. Even whilst I knew I was in a dream and I was lucid, I was still induced with this paralysing fear. All control of the dream was lost so I decided just to play dead. After the entity picked me up, examined me and placed me down again I jumped up and ran out of the room slamming the door behind me. I ran up my stairs and curled up in my bed and repeated to myself "wake up! wake up!". I could feel the entity spreading through the house, up the stairs and into my bedroom. No matter how much I tried to fly away, teleport or anything else, I wasn't able to. The last thing I heard from this 'thing' (when it was present in my room) was "I have control now". After that I forcibly stopped my lucid dreaming and even started smoking marijuana to stop my dreams all together. I still don't know what this entity is to this day, it has been a black cat, a giant monster and even a tall man with a trench coat and hat.

As of recent I have stopped my marijuana smoking and have found a recurring nightmare (zombies in this particular warehouse with no familiar faces, the warehouse always looks the same and has the same layout). I'll be using this nightmare as a way for me to venture back into my lucid dream world and to finally figure out what that entity was and how it stopped my full control over my dreams.

If you have any questions on my experiences, feel free to message me or ask on here. Keep in mind that during my 6-7 years of lucid dreaming, there would be weeks or months where I would lucid dream every night. So my question for all of you active/experienced lucid dreamers out there, has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been stuck in lucid dreams before? How long for?

24/7/365
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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby 24/7/365 » 12 Jan 2018 21:27

you are not a rare case, you are a raw case, an unresolved and under refined one, of case in point.

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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby Dreaming Life » 12 Jan 2018 23:43

I would say not rare, or at least your story sounds very familiar to me. If any of my dreams get too bad my mind sort of clicks in and takes over, allowing me to fly away or somehow get the better of the bad guy/machine/monster and even predict the future within the dream. I even have recurring dreams where I remember what happens next and decide to do something different this time.

LucidHarry
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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby LucidHarry » 13 Jan 2018 00:51

Dreaming Life wrote:I would say not rare, or at least your story sounds very familiar to me. If any of my dreams get too bad my mind sort of clicks in and takes over, allowing me to fly away or somehow get the better of the bad guy/machine/monster and even predict the future within the dream. I even have recurring dreams where I remember what happens next and decide to do something different this time.


Thanks for the reply, I have been able to fly away from the antagonists of my dreams many times before, just as many other lucid dreamers have done before. If anything I find it to be a key ingredient of peoples lucid dreams. But I'm more intrigued about this 'locking out' by the antagonist. I've read some other peoples stories of having somewhat of a similar experience with being locked in a dream and not being able to wake up on command. Yet I still cant find others whom have lost control of their dreams whilst still being fully conscious within them. Is there a word for this? Like some sort of a recurring lucid nightmare?

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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby LucidHarry » 13 Jan 2018 00:58

24/7/365 wrote:you are not a rare case, you are a raw case, an unresolved and under refined one, of case in point.


Apologies, rare was an odd way to say it. I've recently have been getting into researching lucid dreaming and I'm eager to find out more. Just curious about this 'locking out' effect with near full consciousness in a lucid dream. I understand that my lucid dreaming is minuscule in comparison to all other lucid dreamers out there and it is unresolved but if I'm looking to get back into lucid dreaming, I would like to find people whom have had a similar antagonist experience. Just to make sure that that I don't fall down the same hole I did last time.

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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby Dreaming Life » 13 Jan 2018 15:33

The only time where I’ve been locked inside a dream is when I’m sick, with a bad flu. In fact it’s becoming a thing, when I’ve got a flu I know I’m going to be locked inside a repeating dream where I’m aware of it and struggling like hell to wake up. One time I had an Egyptian pyramid on top of me and couldn’t move. I’d wake up after what seemed like hours, then when I fell back to sleep again I was right there under the pyramid. It last all night, same dream each time. Probably managed to wake up 4 times after massive amounts of struggling.

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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby LucidSleeper » 23 Jul 2018 21:40

I could feel the creature looking at me, studying me. Even whilst I knew I was in a dream and I was lucid, I was still induced with this paralysing fear. All control of the dream was lost so I decided just to play dead. After the entity picked me up, examined me and placed me down again I jumped up and ran out of the room slamming the door behind me. I ran up my stairs and curled up in my bed and repeated to myself "wake up! wake up!". I could feel the entity spreading through the house, up the stairs and into my bedroom. No matter how much I tried to fly away, teleport or anything else, I wasn't able to. The last thing I heard from this 'thing' (when it was present in my room) was "I have control now". After that I forcibly stopped my lucid dreaming and even started smoking marijuana to stop my dreams all together. I still don't know what this entity is to this day, it has been a black cat, a giant monster and even a tall man with a trench coat and hat.

As of recent I have stopped my marijuana smoking and have found a recurring nightmare (zombies in this particular warehouse with no familiar faces, the warehouse always looks the same and has the same layout). I'll be using this nightmare as a way for me to venture back into my lucid dream world and to finally figure out what that entity was and how it stopped my full control over my dreams.

If you have any questions on my experiences, feel free to message me or ask on here. Keep in mind that during my 6-7 years of lucid dreaming, there would be weeks or months where I would lucid dream every night. So my question for all of you active/experienced lucid dreamers out there, has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been stuck in lucid dreams before? How long for?


Hi! I'm new to the forum as well, and I am a lifelong lucid dreamer, with no training or "formal" techniques. I naturally have similar dream control "tools" that you have described. I can wake myself from my dreams, I sometimes become "stuck" in my dream despite my conscious mind's awareness that I am dreaming, and much more. I often have lucid dreams involving a dark entity. That is what caught my eye about your post. These dreams are different than my vivid nightmares. Although I accept there are explainations for this sensation, I do not FEEL like I am fighting the physical manifestation of my fears and insecurities or what have you. I FEEL a very real dark, Evil presence, and although I quickly become lucid, there is no escaping the force I am faced with. The entity is a black humanoid vibrating force of Evil and it does not FEEL like a part of me...it feels like I am being attacked while I am vulnerable in my sleep, by something extremely powerful, that has burrowed into my resting mind. It feels like this entity knows I am lucid, which makes the fight between us all the more important: I am facing Evil. I am awake in my REM sleep. Instead of trying to wake myself, or transport to a different "dream location", (which is useless, because this thing can find you no matter where you go in your head)...I fight back. I panic at first, but I stand my ground. I yell with my soul, and call to the people who I love who have died. I don't know what I believe in terms of life after death, or God and the Devil, but in that moment, calling out to them fills me with a ball of vibrating white light that I can project from my chest at the entity, and I "win". Another time, a similar dark force slipped into my sleeping mind and stood at an inhuman angle over my sleeping body. I yelled, "My Light is more powerful than your DARKNESS!", while I saw and felt myself project that same force, and defeat it. We are different people on this forum with different beliefs, experiences, and so on. I am just sharing my similar experiences and how I have overcome these "forces" while lucid dreaming. From what you've said in your post, the fear you have fed this malevolent force, to the point where you have shielded yourself from it, doesn't mean it has any less control over you. The fear is like fuel, even IF the dark entity in your dreams IS just a dark part of yourself, and nothing more than a creation of your mind or subconscious or whatever it may be--the energy you exert to avoid it, and the (completely understandable) fear that you have of it...I believe keeps it around. I believe that you are stronger than this thing, and I believe that you can decide not to run, and stand your ground.

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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby shanevf » 10 Aug 2018 14:54

I'm new to this and I've tried dreaming in the past but it never worked until last night when I guess I had a lucid nightmare and out of nowhere I said to myself I'm done with this to the entity and awoke myself immediately feeling like I slept for half a day even though it was only 4 hours . Is this weird lol I tried reading up on it but I haven't found anything explaining it other than people saying you normally cant do that unless you put yourself to sleep in the dream itself where as I just said I'm done and awoke

Oakey
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Re: Am I A Rare Case of Experienced Lucid Dreamer???

Postby Oakey » 21 Aug 2018 04:58

Hi There,

Firstly let me say your not alone. From a very early age I suffered terrible nightmares waking in cold sweats from full colour intimidating presence in my dreams. Eventually it got so bad my parents lost patience with me. One night before bed the upstairs light had broken in the bathroom. I would not go upstairs to the toilet and my parents refused to take me. I was so petrified I actually hallucinated a sleek black panther prowl past the top of the stairs. I knew it wasn't real but it was as if it was there.

I think but that time I was just exhausted of being scared and constantly tired. I ran up the stairs just looking straight ahead breathing deeply. It worked. It didn't stop the fear but it gave me confidence that nothing was going to happen to me. The feeling I had while running past the landing at top of stairs was sort of resignation, if something happens then so be it.

Over a few weeks I tackled my major nightmare with that feeling whilst falling asleep. My reaccurring worst nightmare was indistinct shouting and ominous dark shape as I dropped asleep. By taking that breathing and resignation whilst falling asleeping I think it was the first I sort of repeated to myself the same thing as I slipped into sleep. Once I was asleep initially I had a conversation with myself as a way of taking the dream in a different direction. I still had that butterfly feeling but it wasn't outright fear. Eventually the conversation was just my own internal dialogue.

That's when I realised it was a playground. But being a child first few dreams involved beating my nightmares up in various guises. After that it was more like deciding what to have for lunch. Flying, talking to friends etc. It was great for a while but sort of gets boring as settle in on the fav dreams and they get a little repetitive. Interestingly whenever I fell asleep in a room I was often aware of what was going on audioally around my with recall of conversations. My parents just thought I want really asleep.

Hope this helps

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