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Dreams are travel to parallel universes

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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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I am new to ATS but have been researching lucid dreaming and astral projection for a while now and I just wanted to say I have really enjoyed reading everything on this thread. The idea of dreams being an experience of a parallel universe is something I have considered before and this makes for great reading!




posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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You are the universe. Dreams are there for you to realize that it is all a dream. This 'waking' dream is assumed to be real, whatever 'real' means. However, experience is the only reality.
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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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Hello, as a new member I got a bit confused and meaning to add this post to this thread I accidentally put it on another one which was a similar discussion but nevertheless I wished to post this on here as I am very interesting in the parallel universe idea. My apologies for any inconviniences caused!

I just wanted to share an experience I had recentely and see if anybody has any advice for me. I recently read Steven Laberge's Exploring the world of Lucid Dreams. I read a section focusing on sleep paralysis and the following morning I woke and had a drink and then lay back in bed feeling drowsy, I closed my eyes and I was looking at the shapes and colours I could see against the blackness of my eyelids. There was a swirling purple vortex type thing and I was concentrating on travelling down ot when I suddenly heard (and felt) a strong vibrating that felt as though it were inside my head. I then noticed at this time that my body was frozen and I couldn't move. I seemed to be travelling faster down the vortox and the vibrating got louder. I felt very frightened and panicked. After a few more moments I came out of it and awoke feeling very bizarre. My mood afterwards was rather low.
I suppose that merely hearing about sleep paralysis brought this on and I wish I had managed not to become fearful but it was such an odd and new experience for me. Does anybody happen to have any advice they can offer as to how to avoid becoming afraid or panic? Any help would be appreciated.

Back onto the subject of dreams being a journey to a parallel universe I once had a dream about this very thing. It happened around 3 years or so ago but I remember it very well. I was on a plane with a male friend which crashed somewhere which to me looked like India. Afterwards we were suddenly walking around a rather poor looking town and realised we had lost our passports in the crash. We somehow became sepearated in the dream and I became lucid. I realised that I was dreaming but I had no control over anything. I began to irrationally panic as though I was lucid I was worried that I needed to get home to my parents and thought they'd be worried about me. I went into a town area and sat on a bench overlooking a market. I tried slapping myself and pinching myself to wake up and also tried opening my eyes as wide as possible (it felt like it would work at the time!) It didn't work. I sat on a bench worrying, irrationally fearful that I could not wake up and return home. Then an old lady in a colourful flowery dress approached me, she sat down and I can't remember if there was any other conversation other than the following. She said to me 'You need to calm down. There is a you in another universe that is very worried about you' I am sure we may have spoke more but cannot recall. Shortly after this I awoke. It was the strangest thing I have ever experienced (stranger than the paralysis) I still get shivers when I think about it. I just imagined that she perhaps meant that I was experiencing another universe whilst dreaming but the me lying in my bed was worried and believed that I couldn't wake up. I would be most interested if anybody has any thoughts. I just wanted to share my experiences and want to say I am thouroughly enjoying the posts of likeminded people. Thanks, Li



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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Today I dreamt so much and I can remember multiple dreams.
I swear , in the last one, I could read, even if with enourmous strggle, I could read, it was a magazine's text about 2011- 2012 new years day.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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Interesting thread. I've discussed this topic with many people over the years, and I do believe that dreams are non-voluntary travels to the Astral Plane. I have met a relative who died before I was born very clearly and spoke to him. I have met my grandfather who passed away while I was not there. I'm a poet in 2 languages and he actually gave me 2 lines, which I noted down and completed the entire poem the next day (this incident always reminds me of ST Coleridge's Kublakhan). Then I met many spiritual leaders (long dead) in dreams and one of them invited me to a place in remote Himalayas and the interesting bit is that I did NOT know at the time that he was dead. One of my friends told me couple days later that he had passed away 2 years ago.

There are many such strange stories with infinite number of people, so I don't think a true man of science will simply brush it away by saying "this is just a manifestation of your sub conscious mind and nothing else".
Because the experiences I described above can not be explained with this logic. Meeting and speaking to someone whom you've never met, someone who is long dead - I believe you need to have a different level of enlightenment to understand all this :-)



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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I have had many of these experiences throughout my life. I keep a "journal" of my dreams or at least try to. Doesn't happen everyday but surely three times a week. I from early age was always able to fly but I guess i had forgotten so not too long ago i say maybe like 8 months ago I decided to teach myself how to fly again in my dreams. It took me around 2-3 months to fly on command. Which is pretty awesome cuz i could also levitate people as well but it takes up much of my "energy". Within these amazingly real dreams, I have noticed certain things. For instance, I have been able to connect the last four years of dreaming. Which is wierd since i thought dreams were random and all but they aren't. Every night we go to sleep we enter this other side which starts out always the same and then progesses into "missions". Another thing that I have realized is that my 'astral" body sometimes jumps/flys/dives into other peoples bodies. It's like if I were taking control of their bodies for a short moment. The funny thing about these moments is that I see the body or person that I am about to jump into but i can't do anythign about and these moments always happen when the person is about to go through a lot of pain. I see their body, jump in, everything goes completely black and then I start vibrating/shacking a lot. After this moment of pitch blackness and vibration is when I am able to see again and floating away from the body and thats when I realize exactly what was happening. Ex: getting teeth pulled out by car mechanic it was for some sort of bad deal, another one is getting branded with the initials KC at a barn with the person's family that is branding me watching me. ive been in peoples past experiences in this "waking reality" like car accidents and events that i was never told about. well thats my experiences



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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I believe that we cannot read or write in parallel universes (dreamland) because there may be some quantum law of all universes where information cannot be transferred from one universe to the other....

For example, in a recent dream I was driving down the street when I noticed a handsome guy, who had also happened to notie me. We were attracted to each other so we decided to pull over and exhnge numbers....

I got a piece of paper and a pen, but for the life of me I could NOT write down my phone number!!!

It was like writing with a left hand when you are righ-handed, or like I was loosing my memory with eah number...

Either way, I never wrote it down, the I 'went off' to another dreamworld....

See, what if I had traveled bak in time (to 1941, for example) and the guy would not have even known what a ell phone was??

What if I had traveled s far into the future that cell phones were ancient history??

PLUS, if I were sucessfu in writing the number, then the guy would have permanent evidence of a 'visitor', and I think that some law makes that impossible....

What say you?



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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I am ashamed to admit I didn't read the other pages, only the OP. I'm itching to write about what happened the other day!

Had an eventful morning, went riding with a friend, she had an accident on her horse, and by the time I got home around noon, I was exhausted. So I lay down for a nap. I had dreams. I woke up, all was normal in my room, I got up, and heard people in the house..... when I stepped out of the room I saw all my kid home (two who are off in college) and tons of friends watching tv. They had made a mess out of the house. This didn't seem possible and as I stood there trying to figure out how they got home, they stared at me and asked what's wrong. Finally I figured it out- I was still dreaming! I didn't actually wake up!

I started trying to wake up, and then finally did..... but I got up and opened my shutters and saw a view that was not the usual one from my bedroom! I saw roofs around me, it looked like I was in a chateau. Shoot, I am still asleep!

I struggled to wake up, and had this happen over and over- thinking I was awake and having some detail make me aware that I was not.

One time, as I was getting up, a boy walked into my room, and I remembered him from another dream days ago (a little boy who had read me a poem he had written), so I knew I was still dreaming. It was very frustrating!

I went off to some other places I had dreamt of in the past, and in one (a restaurant) I started talking to a group of people and explaining to them my plight- how I keep thinking I am awake and finding out I am not. Some suggested that maybe I am in a different reality and having trouble getting back to the previous one?
One suggested maybe I am creating an alternate reality, and it will get harder and harder to get back to the other one?

When I finally did wake up for real, it took me about a half an hour to be sure I was awake! I kept looking around for some weird out of place detail that would give me the heads up that I'd been had again.

I lucid dream from time to time, and started doing it again about a week ago. Funny, when I realized the first night that I was dreaming, the only thing I did was create things to eat! I am usually lactose intolerant, and so created a big bowl of ice cream and throroughly enjoyed it!

Anyway, it was those peoples comments that made me associate this experience with "parallel universes".



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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Throughout my life I have experienced terrible nightmares and sometimes even night terrors...

I certainly hope that they are not real... But they do feel soooooo real.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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I used to have a dream that only came once or twice a year, but it happened over a period 20 years. The strange thing was that I was convinced I was seeing this world through the eyes of an alternative me. I was even getting older each time (the time frame between experiencing the dreams and the actual age of the dream 'me' seemed to be chronologically correct) , and the events made sense as it appeared that each time time I had visited, the basic life experience had changed to reflect the changes of this alternate world, but came complete with all the memories/experiences of the previous dreams/visits.

Oddly enough, the last few dreams were of the last days of humanity, a few barely surviving and being systematically hunted down. I was a guerrilla soldier by then, (every human male was) running and fighting, protecting and scavenging while being hunted.

Unlike normal dreams, I can remember most of these dreams as if they are my own memories.

In the last dream about 10 years ago, I remember being cornered and shot (perhaps killed) by a specialised unit of hunters. I have never had the dream again.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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Originally posted by ButterCookie

Originally posted by Ankona
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That is interesting because for a while I could only see myself third person in my dreams. Like I was watching them


If you can remember clearly, where you actually watching or living it out?

I really think that we assume we are watching because we are used to 'watching' daydreams/ imagination....


Hey, In my dreams its like a double effect. I am acting In the dream, making the decisions like first person Pov (lucid?). Yet at the same time, it's like my awake mind is watching in third person.... Basically, its like having a dream mind, one that is involved in the dream, and the outside consciousness that watches it all play out.

Anyone else?

I love going to sleep and dreaming. I rarely have nightmares and my dreams are packed full of real emotions. I wake up feeling the emotions that I had in the dream, yet it has nothing to do with this reality. Ya know, It can suck to feel love or be excited about something, only to wake up and look around and be like "#, I'm back here again." lol..



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by deltaalphanovember
I used to have a dream that only came once or twice a year, but it happened over a period 20 years. The strange thing was that I was convinced I was seeing this world through the eyes of an alternative me. I was even getting older each time (the time frame between experiencing the dreams and the actual age of the dream 'me' seemed to be chronologically correct) , and the events made sense as it appeared that each time time I had visited, the basic life experience had changed to reflect the changes of this alternate world, but came complete with all the memories/experiences of the previous dreams/visits.

Oddly enough, the last few dreams were of the last days of humanity, a few barely surviving and being systematically hunted down. I was a guerrilla soldier by then, (every human male was) running and fighting, protecting and scavenging while being hunted.

Unlike normal dreams, I can remember most of these dreams as if they are my own memories.

In the last dream about 10 years ago, I remember being cornered and shot (perhaps killed) by a specialised unit of hunters. I have never had the dream again.



The theory is that once your life in an alternate universe ends, that alternate univers is over for you....just as the theory goes that when you 'die' in this universe, you go to one of those other unverses nd never return here.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by LightWarrior11

Originally posted by ButterCookie

Originally posted by Ankona
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That is interesting because for a while I could only see myself third person in my dreams. Like I was watching them


If you can remember clearly, where you actually watching or living it out?

I really think that we assume we are watching because we are used to 'watching' daydreams/ imagination....


Hey, In my dreams its like a double effect. I am acting In the dream, making the decisions like first person Pov (lucid?). Yet at the same time, it's like my awake mind is watching in third person.... Basically, its like having a dream mind, one that is involved in the dream, and the outside consciousness that watches it all play out.

Anyone else?

I love going to sleep and dreaming. I rarely have nightmares and my dreams are packed full of real emotions. I wake up feeling the emotions that I had in the dream, yet it has nothing to do with this reality. Ya know, It can suck to feel love or be excited about something, only to wake up and look around and be like "#, I'm back here again." lol..


Exactly!!

See, in dreamland, notice how you are not merely 'watching' the events....you are IN the events, just like life right now.

I believe, as stated earlier, that we temporarily experience our alternate lives in these alternate universes during 'dreams'.

And yes!! When you wake, you feel those emotions, even are tired from dreams where you exhaust a lot of energy. Remember how I stated about that brief moment of 'where' and 'when' you are before quickly realizing that you are back here (and in 2011).

I think its real.....



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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I dreamt for months that I was about to meet a girl , young, my friend and pregnant...
I just discovered that my intuition was in some way connected with the feelings of one of my usa pen friends, that just gave birth at 18, through the 9 months, and it was a pretty much secret event for a lot of time but in some way I was perceiving it...I guessed it!!!Its amazing.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Very interesting thread. Last night I tried to lucid dream to see if I can see a mirror or Calendar like someone else mentioned, but I was not successfull. My dream took place in a Hospital and every where I looked I could not find a Calendar or mirror. Even the washroom in the Hospital had no mirrors, which I found very Odd.

I will keep trying to find the mirror and Calendar, I would love to see if it's really me or if I'm time traveling in my dreams.
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posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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Off to dreamland....

I hope that I remember to find a calendar or mirror....

Everybody, see if you are able to read or write. Nite nite



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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That was precisely what I was getting at....I don't believe that what we dream is an imagined state of being. I believe that while our brains are more fully utilized, we are able to breach the gaps of knowledge and communication that we would otherwise (consciously) be unable to do.

To think that even asleep we are only still using less than half of our brains....Imagine what it would mean if we were able to utilize it in its entirety! =)



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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We use the entire brain all the time, the thing about the half is a legend and a hoax...



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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If that was the case, in my alternate reality, I can fly, and have had sex with many famous people!



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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I though I would share this
topdocumentaryfilms.com...
It is a documentary about how the parallel universes could exist and if they do and has very thorough research about the topic. Please watch as it is definitely worth it. There are a few more doc's there that are worth a watch too!



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