posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 09:30 PM
Dreams are our nighttime consciousness activities. Every one here falls asleep and enters this world that we call the Dream.
What do you know about this world? The Dream World? It is very real, just as this moment right now is very real. What is it, that makes both the
dream world, and this world real?
Is it consciousness? Is it you?
What is the dreamer?
It's a question that I challenge you with, as you are essential in the definition of what a dreamer is.
My experience with shared dreams has been very informative. The quality of the experience is hard to convey. It has an intrinsic value that seems
beyond everything we know right now, yet as a dreamer. We seem unnaturally to know.
Shared dreaming started for me with an out-of-body experience. I had met a person in this "Dream World" that we go to when we sleep. And that
person is a very great friend of mine. In the dream, we were on a street near a Burger King, and I approached him.
He recognized me and I told him naturally that it was me. In the "Dream World" he looked around amazed and we flew, as that is a common mode of
transport in a dream. And we ended up on a street near my house at that time.
To make this long dream story short. I called him that morning and both of us described the meeting, both of us remembered clearly some portions of
it. I know it sounds incredible, and trust me it was. It was amazing.
That experience alone showed me that somehow when we are conscious and in a dream state, there is a potential of objectivity beyond our personal
subjectivity we assume the "Dream World" is all about.
What did I learn? In one very key point in the dream, my friend lost what appeared to be consciousness and entered a rather drug like, near mindless
This is kind of a creepy observation, but I need to share it as I have witnessed this phenomena many more times after. This state, let's call it
"Sleeper's Grogg" for a lack of a good laymen term. This state appears to indicate some shift in consciousness and what did my friend experience
at this moment in his dream.
A total fractured and different dream took place. He seemed to have projected or personalized his dream over what appeared as the objective component
of dreaming that we shared.
This "Sleeper's Grogg" is truly a reoccurring theme with other people I would meet when I was in a conscious state during a dream.
I know this is a lot of detail, and I am simplifying some of the concepts of the experience but it is real, and this is very cool information if you
It's part of your world too.
This state fundamentally exists with people who have no waking consciousness present. I am not sure if they are in this spectrum or datastream of
dream reality and in this state because they are projecting another profound thought overlaying the current thought stream.
The fact the communication took place at all demonstrates the phenomenology here. I have asked people questions in this "Dream World" when in this
state and they appear unable to answer due to some shutdown of the logical faculty of their consciousness.
In other shared dreams more traits linking this bizarre state would become apparent. The more conscious they were, the more likely the dream was
shared. The less conscious they were, the less likely the dream was shared.
I'd like to point out the formula here, dreaming consciousness is a key in linking mutual dreaming. At least it's some personal evidence based on
my experiences that makes obvious sense for such a profoundly seemingly irrational experience such as shared dreaming.
Perhaps you have also observed people in this state if you are a lucid or conscious dreamer.
Experiences like these are essential in why I encourage dream literacy. That enough people are struggling with the fact they even have a dream, where
ultimately there are those of us who can struggle with the fact we do have a dream.
It's all about relationships with ourselves at a truly profound level. An understanding of consciousness, sentience and creativity. Knowing ones
self, means to also know the dreamer.
At least, that's my humble opinion, so please share yours.