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The shattering of an astral illusion.

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:23 AM
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This is an account of lucid dream I had recently.

It was late evening and I was leaving a friend's house to go home. I had the feeling that I had left some sort of party. I found it strange that I couldn't remember any details, who was there or what the supposed party was for, especially having just exited the house.

As I was fumbling to press my car's central locking remote whilst holding a number of other things in my hands, a car pulled up blocking my exit from the driveway. They were guests to the party. I was annoyed because I was about to leave, but rather than ask them to move their car, I decided to go back into the party with them. (At least I could find out what this party I supposedly just left, was for, I thought to myself).

Apon entering I recognised familiar faces including a friend of mine and his young son. I thought the occasion must be the child's birthday.
I then made mention to this friend, of my strange lack of memory apon leaving the house a few minutes before. I suspected it could be a dream.

Within seconds, I noticed an exact double of the person I was talking to, sitting on the other side of the room. After the initial surprise I was fully alerted to the fact that I was dreaming and just a little annoyed at being temporarily fooled by this illusion.

Ordinarily, apon becoming lucid in a dream, I would attempt to leave the immediate dream surroundings and attempt to fly or do something I can't do in the physical waking state. However, this time was different. I chose to stay where I was and attempt to show those around me that they were playing a part in a dream.

I addressed both versions of my friend, alternately facing each as I tried to
use their apparent sudden physical duality as evidence of a dream. Both versions had no answer. As I held my gaze at the second version, he slowly disappeared before my eyes. I then turned my attention to the original. I tested him by asking him if he could recall his own home address. He found himself confused and unable to answer.

Suddenly I realised every one in the room including the 'birthday boy' had disappeared except for one other. I then asked my friend to explain this sudden mass dissappearance. Again he was without answer.

Turning to the only other remaining person in the room, I asked if she could recall her home address. She couldn't answer. I then asked her what her father looked like. All she could offer as a reply is, "he likes talking".
She was confused at her lack of memory and appeared unsettled. I noticed a tear fall from her eye.

Then the scene seamlessly faded and I was awake in bed.

I felt there was a sort of 'Truman Show' quality to the dream.
Has anyone else tried to 'wake others up' to the dream, from within a lucid dream?

[edit on 13-4-2006 by point]

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posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 07:16 PM
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Firstly, may I just say, that I thoroughly enjoy reading all of your posts point, you have show such an interesting perspective that I have made it a point (excuse the pun) to routinely check for any new posts that you add. This one is no exception.

I have attempted what you speak of twice before. Once a few weeks ago and the other earlier this morning believe it or not. With the first the other characters in the dream didn't disappear, they just dismissed what I was telling them. To prove it to them I even punch one in the face and allowed them to punch me back. Eventually I took the drastic step of sticking my head in the fire, but unfortunately this woke me up from the dream!

Earlier this morning I saw an old neighbour in my living room and tried telling her that she was part of a dream, but she didn't believe me either. I looked around for something to stab myself with but couldn't find anything, so eventually I decided to throw a projectile through the television and it made a hole in the screen without stopping the broadcast. I think this may have convinced her, but I don't remember following it up, because I was preoccupied with obtaining and OOBE at that stage.



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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Thanks, Glad you found it of interest.

You seem to have somewhat more violent method of getting your message across than I (laughing).
Going the 'Elvis' route on the television,...I can see that that could be an effective method of gaining attention. (I mean no offence to 'the King')

In the dream/astral experience, I knew the addresses of the two people I questioned where as they did not. I didn't think I was really going to get through to them as I began to view them as mere phantoms, actors taking the form of ones I knew in the physical.
I was primarily trying to corner them with my questions and expose them as imposters, but was also trying to make them aware of the dream believing these phantoms/imposters were possibly also being fooled/used at some level. I also wanted to let a possible outside author of the illusion know that the 'jig was up', so to speak.
I knew I had but little time for interrogation as the illusive facade had been breached/exposed and was collapsing around me. I played an active role in its destruction.
Of course there is also the possibility that my awakening to the dream was planed from the outset.



posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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Have you had any more of these experiences in the last few days? I imagine it could lead to some really interesting places, perhaps alternate dimensions, as it has the power to generate situations that are not normally encountered in the astral.



posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 06:35 AM
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No, nothing in the last couple of days. Hopefully I get another chance to shake things up a bit in the astral (and remember my experiences back in this dimension) sometime soon.
Just thinking:
Astral dimension illusions.......Hmmm.......What about physical dimension illusions?...........I'm drifting into Matrix territory here.



posted on Apr, 20 2006 @ 10:20 PM
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Yes I remember seeing the Matrix for the first time and being inspired by the potential of being able to control the reality we are in. I have always been able to do it in dreams to varying extents and this was the first time the idea of doing it in a waking state presented itself.



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