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      Seeing images with eyes closed.What is this thing called?

      I've been lucid dreaming for about a year and this thing happens to me from time to time.. As i lay down trying to fall asleep sometimes an image comes up and it's like i could see through my eyelids.One thing im sure of is that this is not hypnagogic imagery.When they appear , i can clearly see the image right until i move my eyes just a little , if they stay still it becomes extremely vivid and it even starts to move.

      For example , one time , a year ago i was trying to do WILD technique (i never succeeded in it) i was too much awake and suddenly i see the sky through branches of apple trees with red apples hanging on them and as i observed , the branches started to move. Then i just moved my eyes a little and it was gone.There were other times when i could see similar things when trying to sleep at night , being fully conscious i remember doing a reality check and moving just to see if it wasnt sleep paralysis or a dream.Strange thing was , that that time ,even after moving , i could continue watching random , vivid 3D images with my eyes closed..

      Does anyone know anything about this and what it could be?
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      Hypnagogia is the only thing i can think off, you need to remember that u don't have to be in SP to get hypnagogic imagery. I had it even a couple times with my eyes open while trying to sleep. But that's just my opinion, if it isn't that then i have no idea what it could be?
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      Most likely a result of an overactive imagination. Try using that visualization to set your intent to have a lucid dream. Picture yourself falling asleep and entering a dream environment (can be the location you described). Now, visualize yourself performing a reality check and become consciously aware within your dream, and then picture yourself gaining control over your dream.

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      i have no problem having LDs .i'll try to do this while meditating, or tonight before falling asleep and report if this occurs again

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      I think this is hynogogia. Either that or a dream forming and you are mistaking it for really seeing it?
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      This happens to me every night also sometimes in the day when im wide awake. I close my eyes and its mostly black, then if i think of a banana then i can see it in spinning in front of me kinda like a screensaver. If I think of something else i see that instead. I often try to think of nothing and see what comes into view. Most of what i see is constantly changing until i fall asleep. Iv never had a WILD. I have a very good imagination and read crime fiction alot but not sure if thats the cause.

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      Quote Originally Posted by acoyo View Post
      This happens to me every night also sometimes in the day when im wide awake. I close my eyes and its mostly black, then if i think of a banana then i can see it in spinning in front of me kinda like a screensaver. If I think of something else i see that instead. I often try to think of nothing and see what comes into view. Most of what i see is constantly changing until i fall asleep. Iv never had a WILD. I have a very good imagination and read crime fiction alot but not sure if thats the cause.
      Yea, sometimes it happens in the day too..I remember sitting in a car , i didn't want to sleep at all , but i was bored so i lay down and a few seconds later i started seeing a road (a different one than in reality) like i could see through my eyelids , it was very strange and it wasn't a dream for sure..

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      Experiencing hypnogogic imagery around sleep is normal. The key skill is to lock into those images and use them to tease out a WILD or lucid when you enter REM.

      I've had some very odd experiences where I will be in a day dreamy head space. Not realise I've closed my eyes for a second and still see my room. I'll look around for a while before coming to my senses and feeling my eye lids are closed. The interesting part is when my eyes flick open I'm blind for a few seconds, my sight returning like tunnel vision from the centre.

      Obviously the brain has switched to the created inner mind generated view and shut off/suppressed the information from the optic nerve. Its always intrigued me as oracles and other seers are often depicted as blind. Also have a look at articles on Kudda Bux who could read newspapers with closed eyes.
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