Point of View?

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PerceusJackson1
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Point of View?

Postby PerceusJackson1 » 18 Mar 2017 17:30

Point of View

I would like some insight from users who are experience with lucid dreams. The main question is: What point of view do you see when you are lucidly dreaming?

Is it first person, where you see the dream as if you were in real life?
A lot of videos and articles I have read and watched all say things like "..will pop into a dream!" and "use your senses" etc.

I have not experienced a Full Lucid Dream quite yet. I believe I was semi-lucid because I remember realizing that I was dreaming then shouting CLARITY NOW! CLARITY! CLAAARRRIIITTTYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then I lost full awareness and could not do anything.

Even then, and all my non-lucid dreams, they are usually in third person, where I watch from somewhere. (like a MOVIE!). But then I sometimes have "action/quest/adventure" dreams which are kind of 1st and 3rd mixed. But those are non-lucid.

The concept of Point of View in Lucid Dreams is very confusing to me. If you could possibly help me understand thing further, that would be awesome!

Thanks,
Alex

DreamerMan99
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Re: Point of View?

Postby DreamerMan99 » 18 Mar 2017 21:35

Personally all my dreams have been first person. As in, if I look down I would see similarly to what I saw if I were to look down in real life.
Im not sure what you're seeking clarity on, though. If you personally experience in 3rd person, that's okay.
I don't think screaming CLARITY NOW into your own head is a very effective practice... As a newbie lucid dreamer, I always had trouble maintaining lucidity because I would get too excited and wake up. It's a better practice to become aware in a more relaxed state of mind. Focus, deep breaths, "okay, I'm dreaming, I am in control".

Good luck
Good luck,
Dream on.

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Sean Jacobs
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Re: Point of View?

Postby Sean Jacobs » 18 Mar 2017 21:40

Hi PerceausJackson1/Alex. I have never had a lucid dream in anything but first person perspective (real life perspective). However, I have had many dreams from a 3rd person perspective (like watching a movie, TV or video game). I don't like 3rd person perspective dreams because they limit my ability to become lucid.

If you realized you were dreaming and took action (shouting for increased clarity) then you definitely were lucid, briefly. There are levels of lucidity. I put them on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 = knowing you are lucid but continue to treat the dream like it is reality. 10 = having absolute and complete (godlike) control over the dream. You were around a 2 because you realized and attempted to alter your dream. You just lost lucidity which is very easy to do when you first start lucid dreaming. You just end up back in the mindset that you are in reality, which sucks.

I know more and more people are having 3rd person perspective dreams because of how much time our society watching movies, TV, videos on line, playing video games, etc. This feeds over to your dreams. I'm sure you could get by either using techniques (WILD for example) which would bypass 3rd person perspective by moving directly into a dream state while retaining consciousness. The other option would be to use 3rd party perspective as a dream sign. So when ever you see things in that perspective you would do some kind of reality check.

I hope this helps.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

lucidé
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Re: Point of View?

Postby lucidé » 19 Mar 2017 03:23

Mostly I am in first person perspective. In some rare occasions when I am directing a story, I might switch into 3rd person intentionally and/or even become become the characters in the story.
An example of lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ps_VSPkg (1:46 Is that me or is this me? "Am I still dreaming?") Simpsons example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X1n5Yny3g


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