posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 04:21 PM
Gonna share a personal testing experience with regards to Lucid dreaming.
One day I go to my parent’s house, my dad wants to show me a book, we go to were he keeps the books in a big sliding door wardrobe. He slides the
door back and starts searching for the book. I see some strange contraption on a shelf it is like the blindfolds they give you on long flights, on the
inside of the blindfold is an electronic contraption and bright blue LED lights.
Anyway the book is about using Lucid dreaming, and the 'goggles' are an aid
to using it, i agree to test it out after gaping and laughing at the ludicrous price tag for a book and blindfold. The book suggests that you can
train yourself to spot when you are dreaming and this allows you to start using your dream time to do more constructive things, it promises
complicated equations are instant and correct while lucid dreaming and problem solving skills are increased greatly.
Now we have all had dreams and their is a moment when you realize you are dreaming but this is usually followed by quickly waking up, sometimes i
realize i am dreaming and do things like fly but these never last long as your mind suddenly realizes that what you are doing shouldn't be
So I follow the books instructions, mental exercises 3 times a day for a month. Now the idea here is to train your mind to associate dreaming with an
item/object and every time you see this object this tells your mind that you are dreaming, the goggles claim to flash a fancy pattern of lights when
they detect you going into REM sleep this apparently facilitates Lucid Dreaming, the goggles also had a button on the front of them (outside), this is
the emergency escape button if something is wrong hit the button and they flash a series of lights guaranteed to wake you up.
For some odd reason I choose a giant double pepperoni pizza as my symbol and as the book’s ‘training regime’ states do a month’s worth of 3
times a day mental exercises, imagining a massive pizza and saying the words ‘I am dreaming, I am dreaming’
So on the first night I go to sleep wearing the goggles, I am having a normal random dream when suddenly I am transported to a cliff top overlooking
the sea its night , dark, and raining. I start to see flashes of lightning over the sea then a huge double pepperoni pizza just appears in mid air
over the sea I start to think I am dreaming, I am dreaming. Instantly I become aware of much more control than usual and time seems to be passing in a
much more real way than normal dream state.
I levitate myself ..up then down then think right a calculation 74 multiplied by 58 ----4292 (correct) then for some strange reason I start to panic I
don’t know why but the weirdness of what was happening really started making me feel un easy this gets worse and worse and the pizza just appears on
my face , I start clawing at it to remove the pizza from my face and am instantly awakened by a set of really bright flashes into my eyes. I had hit
the escape button.
So for me at least it worked if not briefly, the calculation still freaks me out today when I think about it, in fact it unnerved me that much I never
wanted it attempt it again…and never did.
I would love to hear any Lucid dreaming stories you have with personal experiences good or bad…or is Lucid dreaming all hog wash? Personally I think
it works in principal but am unconvinced of the sustainability claimed in the book of all knowing all seeing control.
ATS is a great wealth of varied knowledge and opinions I love it… so you tell me ATS’ers Lucid Dreaming Fact or Fiction? And if the rabbit hole
exists how far down does it go?
Ty all for your time. ....QS
[edit on 22/11/07 by Quantum_Squirrel]