posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 05:11 PM
You can definitely read in your dreams (as people's accounts here show), but it is one of those functions which your dreaming subconscious has trouble
replicating accurately, and as such is one of the main methods of performing a 'reality check' when seeking lucidity in a dream. It's not uncommon for
the text to contain weird symbols/letters, and if you look away and look back often it will have changed to something completely different. Digital
clocks in dreams are notorious for this too. If you suspect you're in a dream, find some text or a clock, look away then look back, and if it has
changed - voila! A lucid adventure awaits you
The mind is a powerful thing, and it's ability to create a believable dreamworld is phenomenal, but like any imitation of something, is not 100%
perfect. Light switches (and other gadgets etc) are another example; try flicking a switch in a dream and it will often not work at all, or behave
kind of strange.
My most humorous dream text moment was when I was looking through a music magazine and it had an article with photos of bands and a caption under each
photo. There was one of the Rolling Stones, sitting around in a typical 'cool' band like pose, looking all tired and old like they do nowadays in real
life. The caption read 'Bong moths that have been in the stale smoke for too long'.
*edit to say s&f cos I love dreams and always enjoy threads on them
edit on 26/1/2011 by soldier_ant because: s&f