posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 01:58 PM
In answer to your question, the more I read about lucid dreaming and out-of-body experiences, the more I believe that ALL DREAMS are shared
experiences; or at least not entirely internal/solitary.
I think they're like channels we 'join'; with different levels of interaction with the others there, who may or may not be experiencing varied
levels of lucidity.
I think that we influence the environment of these channels with imagery from our own subconscious, but that there are sets of rules based on an
unspoken agreement among the dreamers. For instance - I have dreams in which I become lucid and can do almost anything I want. I can fly, but if I try
to attack anyone I'm stopped by some kind of invisible force.
I have dreamed about 'real' locations, but they often have features that I know don't actually exist. I used to think this meant that the whole
thing was merely a dream - coming from my own psyche. But now - I think it's both. It's like sleepwalking. You may see a version of your actual
surroundings, but in this state of consciousness, there might be pinball machines everywhere, etc.
So I'm starting to doubt that any dreams are 100% internal. I think you do 'receive' info during your dreams. The usefulness of the info is
for another thread, but I do think we're connected.