posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:40 PM
Interesting stuff Equinox99! Whenever people say 'I never dream" - I used to be reasonably skeptical about it, since the REM phase in our sleep
occurs in every healthy person, every night. But of course whether our consciousness 'lives' through this REM phase is a different thing.. Your
story makes an awesome bridge between those different views.
I believe dreaming is your imagination running wild, so you must be in a imaginative state before hitting the bed.
I have to admit I'm not too familiar with the scientific implications of sleeping and imaginary states.. but on face value, this sounds very true.
When I was a kid, I used to be awake for quite some time before being able to sleep, so I automatically searched for some kind of internal
'entertainment system' - just actively fantasizing, just like you describe. Whenever you get deep enough into the imaginary world, some part seems
to take over and lead you into the world of dreams..
I think I'll be searching for the scientific experiments on this subject, should be interesting. Maybe some ATS'ers on here who never dream could
try this technique?
Btw, just because I'm curious - how old are you? I always feel like the imaginary world gets more and more distant as we grow older, so I'm
wondering how much effort you put into this.. you know
great story/experiment, keep us updated!