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Originally posted by zatara
By doing something stressful for the first time and doing it a second time....the second time I will have more control over the situation and will be more relaxed. And that is what happened to me...
IMO it's simply an evolutionary tool that has been mostly lost to us. A tool to play out specific scenarios without consequence.
Lucid dreaming allows us to play out any scenario the dreamer wishes to encounter. You name it. Dreaming is only limited by the seemingly limitless imagination.
Ancient man would most probably have used lucid dreaming to prepare for the upcoming hunt, to prepare for battles, or other extremely important tasks. There is a huge advantage to the animal that has the ability not only to critically think about future events, but whom can also play them out consciously, "physically", visually, and emotionally in a dream state.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
Dreams are as capable of teaching you as a map, a good book, or a professor at a university. Of course dreams are real experiences!
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by zatara
In my dreams I am capable of anything. In real life I am mild mannered human. Here I obey the law, ask politely and help my land lady take out her garbage...
there I tunnel underground by walking and flame demons with hi powered light guns that spew horrendous bolts of searing energy. I fly overhead and visit other planets. I am abducted and discover vast treasure.
If after life is anything like dreams it should be fun.
Are you saying that you are capable of controling your dreams and able to decide what the dream is going to be about?
What will somebody that has never been able to see dream..?
I always slay the dragon and get the girl in my dreams. In real life? Not so much.
When you think back at your own emotional dream(s), would you come to the same conclusion or do you think that a dream will never prepare you for what you will experiance in real life.
But I do not think it is the same world where we arrive when we are dead.
Here's an other one that I find most bizare...where do all those faces come from. I mean,..all those people I have encountered in my dreams and the faces that go with them. Maybe someday I will meet one of these persons in real life?
If dreams are generated with information stored in our subconscious I must have seen them somewhere but never really noticed them. I am speculating now because I am not an expert....any idea what the current understanding among psychiatrist is these days?
The whole situation is not realy that sensational or that I can cause a national security breach by telling you. But I can not go much further into what I exactly dreamed because it has to with what they call security awareness.