This dream occurred somewhere between 8:40pm and 9:11pm on Tuesday, January 8th 2008.
NOTE: Where ever "these speech marks" occur around a phrase, is due to while I was having the dream it was as if there was some unconnected (to the
dream) part of my brain that was able to see what was happening and give a short - easy to remember description of it.
"Reality" seamlessly blended into this dream. And it had a kind of "rushed but flowing motion" to it, with periods of "piercing clarity" that
were like frozen moments in time, like a three dimensional picture.
After chilling in my lounge room with my Dad and Uncle, I went to bed, and this is where the dream begins...
I was laying awake in bed, attempting to fall asleep. To put myself to sleep I was allowing a new found ability to take place: this ability was being
able to form pictures, (mostly distorted faces, almost artistic in nature), in my minds eye, but without consciously forming them - they just seemed
to emerge. And when I said "new found ability" - I do not know if I actually did it once, which was the night before, or whether that was another
In any case, I was forming these pictures (around 3 or 4 of them) and all of a sudden I had an intense feeling in my brain, at this stage of the dream
it was hard to articulate the intense sensation - but it was only for a split second. It felt as if my Limbic System (illustrated below) was
"super-enhanced" and was "beaming of energy" in all directions, like an expanding sphere from the centre of my brain that was orange in colour.
This is some information for those who don't know about the Limbic System
The limbic system operates by influencing the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system. It is highly interconnected with the nucleus
accumbens, the brain's pleasure centre, which plays a role in sexual arousal and the "high" received from psychedelic drugs.
The limbic system is also tightly connected to the prefrontal cortex. Some scientists contend that this connection is related to the pleasure obtained
from solving problems.
There is circumstantial evidence that the limbic system also provides a custodial function for the maintenance of a healthy conscious state of
Back to the dream...
I snapped myself out of this sensation, as I didn't know what was happening, and at that point in time, didn't want to see how this sensation and
feelings could escalate.
After I snapped out of it, I instantly thought to myself 'Was it this "new found ability" to form pictures in my mind that lead to this "brain
explosion"?' I figured the only way to find out, was to start forming the pictures again, to "test the waters" as they say.
So I did... And instantly as the first picture was formed I "tripped out" again, this time for a more extended period (I can't remember whether I
couldn't OR didn't want to 'snap out of it' this time round).
My heart beat was intense, and it felt and sounded like the beating sound filled my entire room. I had the same "expanding energy sphere" sensation
happening in my brain. My breathing was heavy, and I was rushing about in my room.
I rushed out into the lounge room, where my Dad and Uncle were just sitting there casually in their armchairs. I remember standing inbetween them an
the TV trying to touch my body with my hands - but couldn't - it was if my "aura is too strong" - it felt like when you try to push two magnets
together. This all seemed to happen in slow-motion.
I then tried to articulate and explain my situation to them, but all I can remember saying is; "This is my Primitive Brain, this is my Primitive
Brain." - And all I can remember them saying was a casual "Who is this guy? Is he on drugs?" - And my almost snappy response was - "It's not like
you two have never had an episode before!".
[edit on 5-2-2008 by HUMINT]