posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 05:54 PM
I want to start a discussion on what possible effects that drugs may have on lucid dreaming.
Not too long ago, I had dental surgery done to get my wisdom teeth removed. During my recovery, my dental surgeon prescribed percocets for me to kill
The first night of my recovery, I took the normal dosage of the painkiller to take the edge off of the pain I was feeling. A few hours later, I went
to sleep, and had one of the most remarkable lucid dreaming experiences of my life.
I remember, during the first part of the dream, that I was standing in a field, but it was surrounded by walls, though there was no ceiling. For some
reason, I immediately realized that I was dreaming (something that rarely happens under normal circumstances.)
It was at this point that I began to have a bit of fun. I remember walking over to a metal barrel in the field, and standing a few feet from it. By
lifting my hand, I was able to "will" the barrel to move wherever I wanted it to (sort of like The Force in the Star Wars films.)
Just as I was starting to have a lot of fun, I woke up. Or so I thought. I was in my bedroom, but it was different. (Note: I was sleeping in a
recliner at the time, as my dentist had recommended that I keep my head elevated.) I remember hearing a deep breathing coming from my right, and when
I glanced at the television, there was a news program on, but it had a little news ticker on the bottom that was in a language that I couldn't even
begin to comprehend. I could not move my head, but out of the corner of my eye, I could just barely make out the image of my best friend sitting in
the chair next to me. (Note: I was completely alone when I had fallen asleep, so I was now quite sure this was part of my dream.) She just seemed to
be sitting there, staring at me and the television at the same time.
The thought of trying to speak to her crossed my mind, but I couldn't move much, let alone my mouth. It was at this point where I slipped from what I
will now refer to as the "transition" dream into another full-on lucid dream. This time, I couldn't quite understand where I was, but I was still
in control. I was able to manifest a woman in front of me, who I began to kiss. I can still remember the touch of her lips as though it had really
happened. (This was a very powerful dream, it seems.)
My fun was yet again interrupted, however, as I (quite strangely) slipped back into the transition dream again. I glanced at the TV, and sure enough,
the strange news program was still on. And, my friend was still sitting in the chair next to me. I could also hear the breathing again, and I
recognized that it was actually my own.
I wasn't in the transition dream long before I went into another lucid experience. This time, I was inside of some sort of purple vortex. I remember
making myself float around, but not much else.
From this point on, everything else is a blur. I remember waking up, and being amazed at the strong lucid dreaming experience I had just gone
Now that my story is finished, I would like to ask the members of this board some questions:
1. Is it normal for drugs to have such a profound effect on dreaming?
2. Have any of you ever had a similar experience when it comes to drugs having an effect on your dreams?