posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 08:56 PM
Note: This is a bit beyond me so I just did my best to describe my question and ponderings. This could be very interesting for people who have had
dreams within dreams and who can maybe explain the way conciousness is working in these situations.
My question relates dreaming within a dream and to the point of conciousness within the dreams. Say I go to sleep, then I start dreaming. My
conciousness is now inside that dream, and my body is in the physical realm. But when I dream within a dream, my conciousness is now inside that
second dream, and my body according to that perspective is in the first dream I started.
My question is, what is going on here? Is there still a true first point of conciousness that stays with the first dream? Is a second point of
conciousness created going into the second dream? Because usually when you come out of the dream within a dream, you find yourself back in that dream
body, right where you fell to sleep with it.
How does the perception of time apply here? Our dreams seem to be limited by physical time because our minds are. However, once you dream within a
dream, what is that subject to? Do our dream bodies also answer to time? Does that realm answer to time? I would have to think so, almost
independent of our mind. Otherwise a dream within a dream would take up 0 time, and basically your conciousness related to your physical mind, time
would basically be frozen until you came back to the original dream.
Looking at this, it seems to make dreams more real, as in not all in your head. If it's all in your head, then the dream within a dream would not
answer to time, because the dream itself would be based on nothing, based on no set laws, no set time. If we assume the dream only answers to time
because of our physical mind.