posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:13 PM
I stumbled across this through a google search looking for other people who has "dreamworld cities or town" that most of their dreams take place in.
I'm glad to hear that other people experience this as well.
I started dream journaling and using lucid dreaming techniques in high school because I would have the most intensely vivid dreams. They weren't
nightmares, emotionally they were pretty even-keeled, but when I would wake up I could remember so much detail from them. At first I never really
noticed if my dreams were taking place in the same specific area until my senior year of high school when all my dreams, for months on end, took place
in a town in Italy that I knew did not exist in the real world. For some background here: I'm not Italian or have ever been to Italy. I simply had a
dream I traveled to Italy and then, apparently, my dreams stayed there for about six months.
I'm almost 30 now and I've kept as close of an eye to my dream city as I can. Now, my dreams don't go there every night but I am pretty regularly
in this same dream city (or was, I'll get to that in a bit). This city started out small but over the course of 12 to 15 years now has grown
incredibly huge. When new neighborhoods emerge I try to visit them as soon as possible to learn my way around and get this: my city has really good
public transit (no one seems to drive ever) and I've made it pretty regularly to central transit stations and studied the whole system map. I've
also noticed that some sections of town were ethnic enclaves with immigrant families from different parts of the country.
Now, earlier this year my dreams started happening in a different city (I took a train too far and ended up in a sister city). This city was grittier,
more crime filled, and while I enjoyed that for a while, I got tired of it. But I couldn't just returned to my old city. Somehow my mind won't let
me occupy more than one at a time. So since I didn't like this new city, I spent a few dreams tearing it down (there was an "occupied zone"
reminiscent of Palestinian camps with huge walls and it took time to tear those down and free those people) and then waited.
For months, my dreams didn't happen in dream cities but real places from my waking life (I don't find those as fun). But now just recently a new
city has emerged! This time around I'm gathering as much info as I can and will wait until the name of the city reveals itself. I've only had time
to explore three different neighborhoods in one distinct "north borough" and they are all very ethnic diverse. There's what's called Cresent
because the roads curve and the neighborhood shaped like a cresent moon, where lots of Gypsies and other spiritual, pagan/occultist people live (side
note: unlike what I've read from others on here, my friends and even family members from real life, also inhabit these places. I helped my college
roommate, for instance, find an apartment in Cresent). Next to Cresent is "The Tracks," it's a big square neighborhood with its own ethnic enclave,
The Bead District, centered inside it. The Tracks and the Bead District are not generally safe. They are economically depressed and have high crime
rates. Right now I live in a walk-up in the tracks but my dream last night alluded to more parts of the city, accessible by train, so as soon as I get
some funds I'm gonna check out other places.
This post is extremely long, my apologizes, just wanted to share. But since I have been dream journaling, lucid dreaming and interpreting for years
now, I have my own theories about this phenomenon that I'll be posting soon.