posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 10:53 PM
I love this subject:
I've posted many comments on numerous threads about dreams, OOBe's, lucidity, astral states and sleep paralysis and i believe there is a
connection... These are several sides to the same 'thing'...
Luci dreaming is amazing, but sadly the last few times it's happened, the magic seems to have gone, as i think some part of my consciousness or
unconsciousness has realised that the limitations of my dream exist within my imagination and as soon as i try to imagine something.... my
consciousness slips into gear and the dream elements seem to fade until my lucid dream becomes more of an 'ego dream, as opposed to the inifinity
that once existed.
As for Out of body experiences, I believe this is the experience when your nerves become numb to physical contact but heightened to some form of
unconscious sensitivity... I'm not saying that experience ISN'T real, but your 'essence' perceives a change in the way of 'feeling' and I also
believe that you are most sensitive to 'psychic attacks' aswell as 'waves of bliss'.... That's the only way I can explain it.
Also with Sleep Paralysis, that is when things get freaky. Dreams seem to become very tangible, emotions activate and your ears and possibly your
imagination gets super sensitive... I've experienced large black wolves and strange black entities invading my reality. I believe this is a condition
that could be similar to how a schizophrenic may experience his/her hallucinations, but unable to comprehend the change over, whereas myself in
control of my sensibilities i become aware of the change over, but at least I have reference point to the real world and have been able to 'snap' or
more precisely 'twitch' my way out of the paralysis.
Not all experiences of sleep paralysis can be scary either, i've had many a strange night where my mind has floated between lucid dreaming, shocking
sleep paralysis and then almost OOBE....
From my experience, despite the obvious physical elements of nerve reactions, hormones and chemicals, I do believe there is a universe of rich
discovery that lies somewhere between unconsciousness and tangible reality...
A very thin veil, once uncovered allows the mind to consider all possibilites and actions of life, if only we could touch the essence that is the
magic of dreaming.