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How many of you dream?

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posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 10:10 AM
I am wondering how many of you lucid dream. Also, out of all of you who do dream, how many of you have prophetic dreams?

i.e. de ja vou, a dream that always comes before something big happens, dreams that you know with out a doubt will happen someday.

Please dont post if you are just going to make fun of someone who has dreams. It is hard enough for some to admit that they have dreams that come true in one way or another.


posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 10:46 AM
Although I have, to my knowledge, never had a prophetic dream, I do experience lucid dreams very regularly, usually about 3 or 4 times a week. I basically taught myself how to obtain lucid dreams, but it took a great deal of time and practice before I was able to experience lucid dreaming for any significant length of time.

Now I find I have almost complete dream recall and total control over every aspect of my dreams. This complete control, though intoxicating, can occassionally be somewhat disturbing. Check out Lucid Divinity, which is a short story I wrote based on a real and somewhat unnerving lucid dream I had, to see what I mean.

BTW, for those who wish to learn techniques for lucid dreaming, there is a great thread here with lots of useful tips.

I would certainly like hearing people's accounts of prophetic dreams. What about you, mrsdudara? How often do you lucid dream? Have you had any prophetic dreams yourself?

posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 11:18 AM
I actually, do not dream at all. I personally belive this is because of cannabis use. If I'm clean for a few days in a row, I start dreaming again. I think it's not so much I don't dream, I just can't remember them.

posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 11:21 AM
i have had a dream-vision like that once!

it was scary, in the vision it was words "Water Danager and a picture of the person involved.

basically i told this person involved and they said okay.
they went in the water the next day and had a epileptic fit in the water.
well i was 7 and i was on the beach and they were in the water and i ran to them and i was like 4"2 and i was way out of my depth and i held their head out of the water, while they were fitting and i looked around and i thought call dad but there was so many "dads" on the beach so i shouted out my fathers first name. and he came running with my mother and lucky the person involved is fine.

but that is something which i can never explain or why i got this message. and who was the message from or was it me who sent it. thought i would share this with you!!

oni x x

posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 11:37 AM

Originally posted by Jeremiah25
What about you, mrsdudara? How often do you lucid dream? Have you had any prophetic dreams yourself?

I have had lucid dreams all my life. Though I never learned the term untill the past year or so. That goes for prophetic dreams too. I lost a lot of friends when I was in elementary school because of it. They thought I was a freak. I didnt know that most people didnt dream like that.

oni> very interesting dream thanks for sharing.

cownosecat> you are correct. drugs and alcohol numb the sences. If I am tired of having dreams I open up a wine bottle.

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 12:58 AM
well I used to have dreams and most of them were lucid and the ones the were no lucid were prophetic a few havent happened yet when I did get prophetic dreams it was annying because they were/are things that I can do nothing about like most were just situations like having conversations with friends in a restarunt, annother was watching a movie yea i basicaly watched the movie the hulk before it was made I didden't quite realize it till I watched it in theaters, of the ones that haven't happened yet are an asteroid heading towards earth that will hit I remember watching the news in my dream and everything up to the point of impact their were several attemps to stop it in my dream the only one that was even remotly effective was when they tryed blowing it up with a nuklear missle actualy 2 but the seccond was launched too late and ended up being blown up from the explosion of the first causing the asteroid to split in two big pieces pieces one larger and one smaller with alot of smaller ones the larger of the two pieces hits close to center us alittle to the west coast with the smaller of the big ones hitting in lower europe with the thousands of smaller asteroids(but still big enough to do damage) efectivly bombarding the surface causing wide spread damage 3 hitting the area I'm in one larger one hitting on the mountain side and 2 medium sized ones hitting the norther hill sides I know the strikes happened early in the morning in my area and that it was over cast but their will be a warning not sure how much a week maby more maby less and people wonder why I think an asteroid could hit the earth

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 01:02 AM
lucid dreaming ...always,..................... prophetic no.......but lucid.....dramatic profound as real as real is now,,,,,,lucid dreams that have passed years and years and have built up itslelf ...dram home, neighborhood, city, and beyond

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 02:02 AM
I have had a combination of lucid dreams, night terrors and 'sort of' prophetic dreams all my life. 'Sort of' because I've never been able to help anyone the way Oni xx did. Mine are Joseph and the Amazing Color Dreamcoat like. Not only are they vivid, I have to sit there and figure out what the 7 thin cows are supposed to be about.

Occasionally I have the 'epic' prophetic dreams - which are so frightening, painful, clear and usually accurate - that I spend two weeks afterward in a daze. Earthquakes, floods, mudslides, fires, tsunamis, usually involving many people and occuring the night before or a few days. I walk down the streets, smell things, hear things, my vision 100 sharp and all before the event. In other words it is like watching a film, not a Dali-esque dream. The only good thing about these dreams is that I sometimes die quickly. Other times I die but then I turn into someone else. Othertimes I am the entire multiple awareness of the population and so I just watch helpless in the face of destruction.

Sometimes I get the really sad, personal dreams where I suffer, my loved ones suffer or I get killed. Most of the time in these dreams I am not me, but someone else entirely. Either I am that person, related to that person or watching them. No matter, as I can feel all their pain as I am them. Sorry to sound so Borgesian but I don't know how to explain it any better.

I had an awful one last week where these little kids (about 6 or 7 years old) were being held in a warehouse near a port somewhere - I could see the pier, smell the salt air. Their abuser was tall and had weird teeth, like a little pervy overbite and such a horrible laugh I still get goosebumbs thinking about it. I was watching a little girl try to run and you don't want to know what happened to her.

I never get the names of people or dates and other than the descriptions of the people, I don't get locations. In other words, pretty useless 'so called' prophetic dreams for me.

In the last few years I've started to have unpleasant involuntary out of body dreams, where I can actually see myself lying in bed before wandering off - usually to places I don't want to be. As much as I try to wake myself up - I can't. Or worse, I deceive myself and think i've stopped dreaming, then realise after a few seconds I still am. This type of strange, surreal dreaming, is not lucid in the slightest, but I am completely aware of what is going on at all times. I am not someone else, or watching anyone.

In this bizarre dreamstate I have seen a lot of things I can't explain or understand: creatures beyond imagining, death, creation and what I can only call a version of Dante's Hell.

It is often paired with sleep paralysis so I have the feeling I am trapped and controlled by something that I can't break free of. As I mentioned before, I loathe these dreams as I struggle for a long time to get out of them. Time and space is not like our own. These are the types of dreams that make you go mad.

I learned very quickly in my life not to talk to people about my dreams if I didn't want to get strange or annoying looks. I disciplined myself and have kept dream journals for years. This has helped me maintain the semblence of control.

In the reverse fashion of some people, I have had to train myself NOT to have lucid dreams (yes, it is possible). I can almost go for months now without remembering my dreams and I'm quite happy to keep it that way.

[edit on 19-9-2005 by nikelbee]

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 08:07 AM
Nikelbee> I had to go back up to see if I posted your story. Your story is just like mine, in almost every way. I have not had the Dante's Hell thing happen to me and I pray it does not. I also dont die in mine. I am the survivor. Other than that, they are the same. Thank you so much for posting. I was lucky. I had my grandma to talk to and she helped me understand what was going on in my dreams. It runs in my family. I am afraid that there are more people like us who have no one to talk to. That is one of the reasons I started this thread. So we all know who we can talk to, and so others who are going through the same thing can find reassurance that theyare not alone or crazy. Not having someone to tell your dream to is almost as bad as having the dream itself.

Even though I had my grandma to talk to, I had no idea that not everyone has dreams. I was so taken back by posts I saw where people had never had a lucid dream or a prophetic dream. So, no I am curious how many people do.

[edit on 19-9-2005 by mrsdudara]

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 08:45 AM

My grandmother was also a dreamer. She talked to me when I was a little girl and told me that I had dreams for a good reason and that I wasn't crazy. Good thing too as my immediate family didn't know quite what to think or make of me.

It seems to skip a generation every now in then in my family. It completely bypassed my mother, brother and sister for example.

I've read many books and seen specialists, but it's not the same as talking to someone. There is so much we don't know about in the field of dreams.

posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 05:58 AM
I had an intensive lucid dreaming time once when I started to concentrate on my dreams and improved my awarness to them. But I never had prophetic dreams (except for comming events in the dream itself).
One unsuall side effect the incresing in awarness had on the real life too.
One day I was playing a card game with some friends and it happend that I always knew what cards they hold. It was kinda funny. But that was just one evening and the 'ability' went away the next day. Probabily if I had worked who knows what skill were possible.

Originally posted by Jeremiah25
Check out Lucid Divinity, which is a short story I wrote based on a real and somewhat unnerving lucid dream I had, to see what I mean.

Good story liked to read it. Seems to me your dreamworld that you summon has an increased awareness. My 'dreamworlds' never got to that lvl at least not when there was my creation. But very often I traveled in worlds preset from someone else (i guess a teacher) for me to learn something.

posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:31 PM
Well to be honest most of my dreams are mostly prophetic. I have seen them come true. It has been an unreal experience. The main lucid dream I have is multiples of myself getting hurt different ways. I never actually die in any of the dreams. I was qurious if anyone had some insight into this.

My prophetic dreams very. At times I don't even remember them until minutes before they happen. It is not de ja vou as I can recall events that will happen next.

I have a very poor memory, at this point and time I cannot remember a certain time this took place. However, this does happen to me quite frequently. I don't expect people to believe me, but I just decided to share.

posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 07:04 AM
I believe you 100% CM. That is what mine were like back when I was a young teen. My memory stinks too haha. Maybe there is a connection. As I got older, and especailly after I became a parent, they became more intence.

As for the dreams of you getting hurt, but not dieing, I thought of that stage as school. I was learning all kinds of things about people and life. Right up until I actually died in one of them. That was a shadow man thing though. Anyway, I learned all about the meaning of life through those dreams. When I "graduated" from that stage, I started having more indepth dreams, and found that I saw them in a different way, and had more understand on what to say to who or what to do.

posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 12:20 PM
So mrsdudara when i graduate college these dreams of me being hurt will possibly vanish? Thats is good to know. They were really starting to scare me. I am interested to know what kind of dreams you have now, as you said they seemed to intensify as you grew older. Since I am only in college I am very interested to know.

posted on May, 16 2006 @ 09:19 AM
Well, I have been posting my dreams here:

What I see

I dont typically post the ones that are personal.

After my dreams reached the point I described above, then I started haveing other things happen. For instance, I was sitting in my living room talking to my husband one afternoon. He had come home for lunch. I was sitting there trying to have a conversation with him, then it was like I started drifting into a daydream of sorts. I started thinking of my brother in law and his twin girls. I keept hearing myself think, car crash. I kept thinking his name and the girls name followed by car crash. I thought it was strange, because the girls should have been in school, and it would have been their mom in the car with them not their dad. Then I started to hear car crash, louder and louder. I saw like a daydream, my brother in law dead and the girls were fine, but distrought over their dad. Then I started hearing call him crash over and over louder and louder. SO I stopped my husband and told him I thought he should call his brother, he said ....ok...Ill call him tonight, because he is probably at work now. The words kept getting louder and louder, so finally, I screamed at him to call him now and threw the phone at him. So, shocked at my behavior, he called him, only to hear him holler less than a min. later. An individual ran a stop light right in front of him. He then told my husband that if he hadnt called him when he had he would have gotten hit. He had to slow down to answer his phone. It was that close. He was in such shock of how close that was that he had to pull over.

So now, on top of my dreams, I have that kind of stuff happen now as well. It took some getting used to, but we are learning to live with it, and I am trying to learn to not blow things off anymore.

posted on May, 16 2006 @ 09:36 AM
I've replied to some older threads about this, but I'll repeat myself because it still happens.

I have "prophetic", psychic, deja vu-esque, whatever you like to call it, dreams almost every night, and have done for quite a few years. The first one I remember clearly was when I was about 8, about something as simple as the classrooms in our school being "swapped around". Since then they have been there on a more or less nightly basis, but nearly always about "simple" things, like dreaming about a celebrity you haven't thought of in years and seeing them on TV unexpectedly the next day, or a certain cup going missing, just little things.

If it was only the one a day, I would be more likely to put it down to coincedence, but it ranges from 2 or 3 to 9 or 10 seperate little things a day, which has always had me wondering.

I try, but usually fail, to remember as many dreams as possible when I wake up, but only dreams that have had a strong effect on me seem to last longer than an hour or two in my memory. With the "psychic" dreams, most of them are remembered when I see whatever it was I dreamed about, which always puts me in the uncomfortable position of saying to my girlfriend "I dreamt that!", knowing that from her perspective I could have said it about anything and she'd only have my word. The occasional time I mention a dream before it "manifests" in the real world is rare but satisfying

As for Lucid Dreaming - I've always been fascinated by it, but as of today I think I can remember only about 9 or 10 "really" lucid dreams, which felt like the best dreams in the world. I don't recall any of them coming from my trying either, they were all just "out of the blue", so to speak.

And that's that! I love dreams

posted on May, 23 2006 @ 08:37 PM
I dream a lot, three or four dreams per night. I have had prophetic dreams, lucid dreams, and very realistic dreams. I remember my dreams very well and I keep a journal of them.

posted on May, 24 2006 @ 02:32 PM
I'd say every other dream is lucid with me and its been that way all my life. I wish there was a way for me to give some of my lucid dreams to others though so they can experience them. I talk to my dad about them all the time and he just looks at me gone out, im sure he thinks im making it all up.

posted on May, 24 2006 @ 10:36 PM
I've had lucid dreams before, that is, dreams that I know I am dreaming. It's quite interesting frankly and the last lucid dream I had was even more interesting! I was in a building like the World Trade Center and I was in a meeting, I was suppose to be like the supervisor or whatever ... and there was this large table with a lot of executives talking to each other ... and all of a sudden, reality just snaps at me and I go, "I'm dreaming!" and then they all turn to look at me, stopping all their conversations, and stare at me. I go, "Who are you people? What are you? Does my dream make you or do you come by yourselves? Speak!" and they just stared at me.

The only "prophetic" dream is the one about the Golden Gate bridge collapsing. (If that's what you want to call it ...)

Check out my signature, I made a thread about it ...

posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:24 AM
I do dream, sometimes I remember them....sometimes I don't. I have visions, I don't know if I would call them prophetic, but they seems to be truthful warnings from God. Some possibly prophetic, ie; Mushroom cloud comes to mind, other things are told to me. I am awake when I have these things.

I saw the future once, although I didn't realize it until it happened ...just as I saw it a week before. It may not seem signifigant to any of you, But I saw one of my red hens lying dead with her head pointing to the South, near the gate in my chicken run. One week later, I found one of my red hens laying dead, head pointing South, by the fence in my chicken run.

May sound really stupid, but that upset me soo much!!! I adore my chickens, they are by far the best hobby I have ever known. I cried for 3 days straight as she was my favorite hen! When I saw the future, I thought I was just being paranoid, because we had had some preditors in the area.

Momma bird w/ her new hatchlings. So adorable!!!

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