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I've been seemingly going into the same "dreamworld" in almost every dream that I can remember. What I mean by "the same "dreamworld"" is this: it's the same place everytime. It's a city. Just a city. Not some futuristic or otherworldly city, just a city. A metropolitan area that I seem to be familiar with in the dream. It reminds me (after waking) of an area near Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Sometimes I'm outside trying to find a bus stop, other times I'm walking, trying to find my bearings so I might get to some location in the city. The area I seem to always find myslf near also has a freeway interchange of some sort. Other times it seems somehow apocalyptic. Sometimes I find myself in the basement of a building, trying to find a safe hiding place frome something. The basement is full of old junk and rubble , and there are passageways of some sort in the walls where I try to hide.
Originally posted by Dock9
Had to go and 'look busy' for a while, all the time wanting to return to this thread. Grabbing the opportunity now and have speed read all the posts since I had to leave
* 'ordinary'/pleasant locations
* certain atmosphere which you savour in the days, months, years since the last 'locations specific' dreams ?
* feeling akin to longing and homesickness for the specific locations and atmosphere characteristic of these location-specific dreams
* 'people' encountered in some of the location-specific dreams
* the atmosphere or 'feeling' so characteristic of these location-specific dreams (?) I know that's a big part of the phenomenon for me
* the location-specific dreams do not fade anywhere near as fast as do 'ordinary' dreams -- in some cases can still be remembered a decade or more later and are more akin to memorable real-life events than dreams
Originally posted by OneisOne
I can not believe I am about to post this on ATS, but... wow.... here goes......
I have had dreams about a city for the atleast the last 15 years. The city I dream about is huge and has a curious mix of old (best I can describe is maybe a small English village) to very modern almost futuristic. I can give directions to almost any place in that city. Hospital buildings, shops, malls, offices, restaurants. I can navigate the city streets and know the motorway/highway system inside and out. I have dreamed of being in the city both on foot and in a vehicle. I even know the housing suburbs and the interior of many of the homes. My dreams are so varied. From trying to make it to an appointment, to shopping in the mall, to running from monsters, to setting in traffic and walking down the street to eat at a restaurant.
I have also had dreams with the same feel about other areas, mostly an entertainment type place. Almost like a mix between a large amusement park and Las Vegas. Gambling and roller coaster type rides. I can see perfectly clear in my mind the approach to this area and many of the buildings/rides. Sometimes I even think I could draw a map to get there from the city, but it is like something that I can't translate visually.
Once many years ago when I was working for a radio station I attended an "after work" promotion that the radio station put on at a local bar. It was one of those, women come out after work for discounted drinks and free stuff sort of things. I was new to radio back then and went to see how that type of promotion worked. As part of the "geared toward women" theme, they had a palm reader setup and she was doing mini-readings for $5. I was in a new job and figured what the heck. She went thru my reading and at the end I just asked, can you tell me about the city? I did not give any details or even mention dreaming, just that question. She replied that the city was where my past lives and my future lives were coming together. That my dreams of the city was me trying to resolve my path. The city was just me trying to use what I did know with what I would know to get me though this life.
I don't know if that helps, but I'm glad I'm not the only one that says.... "I dreamed about the city last night". Thanks for your thread, now I don't feel so alone!
Originally posted by mr-lizard
I've been to a town a few times in my dreams.
No idea if it's a real place or not - but there's nothing unusual about it, feels like a kind of coastal holiday resort town, its got a railway, a beach and a grey ornamental fountain.
If i come here in my dreams, i get a feeling of familiarity.
Can't really remember much more to be honest.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Originally posted by Arken
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
Hmmm... Are we in the same city, every night?
reply to post by Arken
It seems to be the case. Somehow. What about the mall? Have you been to a mall in this place?
edit on 10/24/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by Dock9
I keep running across posts like yours mentioning "malls". There is a mall in this place in my dreams. I've been inside it, outside it. It has more than one floor with crazy stairs and.or escalators. Also... there is some kind of office.cafeteria area in a sub-level with hallways and walk-though areas. I wish I could describe it better.edit on 10/24/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: reply
Wow! The crazy synchronicities with these dreamscapes, Mall World in particular, are astounding. Please read this post:
That whole post of mine describes what you briefly described here, would love to read any comment(s) you may have! Thank you!