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Originally posted by gift0fpr0phecy
Originally posted by ldyserenity
You do not know if you are dreaming.
The whole precept of lucid dreaming IS KNOWING WHEN YOU ARE DREAMING!!!! SHEESH!
I agree with you... I think people are confusing the difference between normal dreaming and lucid dreaming.
Normal dreaming is when you can't tell the difference between reality and dreaming, and things are just happening uncontrollably.
Lucid dreaming is when you know you are dreaming, and because of that, you can control your dreams with your mind. You can't even begin to lucid dream unless you know you are dreaming. One way to know you are dreaming is to notice something in your dream that is not possible in reality.
So, I can't even begin to see why anyone would think lucid dreaming is dangerous... If anything, lucid dreaming is therapeutic.
Originally posted by hadriana
Sometimes I think we all need perspective...when we are dreaming it is nice sometimes to know we are dreaming. If we have a nightmare, we can acknowledge it and wake up.
Unfortunately I cannot seem to wake up from the nightmare that is CNN.
There's hundreds of thousands of people without homes and mass flooding in the southern hemisphere. Pakistan has went so crazy with the blasphemy laws that they have guards shooting governors and the whole nation has shifted to fundy right...
And they are running a story about astrology on their homepage as one of the leading stories, in the most prominent position.
Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
reply to post by Shoomoo
So CNN is claiming that lucid dreaming is actually not some pseudo scientific BS. oooooooo beware of dreams they may come true. And now isn't that what being a schizophrenic is not being able to distinguish what's the real world and what is the world that you created in your head? so they are linking lucid dreaming to schizophrenia in a roundabout way. Interesting don't you think?
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
The point is, that when you first start the “lucid dreaming” stuff, you know that dream world is a figment of your imagination that only exist inside your head.
But…… If you stay in that dream world long enough then that dividing line can be blurred. Your little imaginary friends can slowly whittle away at your belief that they are just figments of your imagination. When you become emotionally attached to them, then you can start doubting yourself, as to which world is real and which isn’t. After a few hits of your preferred drug, and some messed up memories, then the world inside your head is the real world, and this world is just one of your nightmares
It doesn’t happen all at once, it takes a long progression to reach the flipping point. I have heard about other people that have had their dream world become their walking reality, so JL isn’t the first that has had that happen to them.