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    Cities in the Astral

    I have been LDing sinse 1988 and have had maybe 2000ish. I am starting this dream journal on 02-19-12. Many of my dreams involve otherwordly concepts, such as dream cities that are real and have many perminent inhabitants. I have interacted with some many times, so if the entries I make seem to refer to strange things like 'the 3 women' or 'the monks' just assume they are reoccuring DCs for before this journal starts.

    1. Crow and the Pigeon-Vulture

      by , 09-05-2017 at 05:52 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      09-04-17 Reality checked by trying to move objects with my mind. Became lucid when I could in fact do it. Went on an adventure. At some point while flying through tree branches a large crow lands on my fore arm. I ask it if it is my Father. I sense the spirit of my departed father in the crow. That was his totem in real life. That is what he intended to inhabit until his wife passes, so they can be the same age next time. It communicates with me on some telepathic level. Another bird has landed on my other arm. It looks unlike any real bird. It looks much like a small vulture, but has the iridescent coloring and feathers of a pigeon. I sense I know this being, but can not tell from where/when.
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    2. 3 LDs

      by , 04-30-2017 at 05:50 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Over the last half of the contest I have had a terrible dry spell compared to normal.

      I succeeded in two WILDs but could not develop them far enough to have story lines. In the first one I simply flew through a void of pastel colors. In the second I summoned images in a shimmering background and changed things such as placing a unicorn horn on a dog's head. I also had a DILD but it did not go far. I had lost a tooth. I was surprised and reached up to check and now was missing many teeth. How did this happen? Inner voice "head butted in Jiu-jitsu." That does not make sense, we are all on the same team, no one would do that. I wonder if this is a dream. Stop and RC. Lets look for distortions in the visual field. I look around and have an image of looking in my mouth and seeing the busted teeth. RC complete! I clearly can not actually look inside my own mouth without a mirror. Ok, stop and stabilize. I look in a mirror and grow my teeth back. I freaking wake up, so it was not successful as a stabilization method. Not really doing enough to promote lucidity and recall.

      Updated 04-30-2017 at 05:54 AM by 12783

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    3. Storm

      by , 04-25-2017 at 05:28 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I am realizing that with recall, it is sort of 'use it or loose it.' I am listening to my taped words from the morning I had this one, and only now am recalling the dream. I do not journal my many lucids most the time, and honestly I need to. How many great adventures will I never remember because I did not journal them? This lucid was very long, very detailed and had interactions with DCs and on awakening I could only remember wisps. Well, here it goes, straight from the voice recording.

      I had been standing in a crowd when someone approached me and asked if I was dating a women he indicated in the crowd. I vaguely recognized the person indicated and replied that I was not dating that women. He said that someone had lied to him. Around this point I become lucid spontaneously. I am soon hanging out with 3 entities. There are two girls and a man. I think it was my dream guide and two others, but in this case I am not sure like I am sometimes. She often has different faces, but often sticks to a certain look. I assumed it was her. ---recall gap--- I am at the train depot and decide to have fun with physical powers. I run with super speed and turn the ground slick and do power slides across the surface like an ice rink, and other things including dancing and martial arts rolls. The male comes up to me and says we are going to take the ladies some where, and it is time to go. We go to a house where there is a man working on something mechanical. A small crowd is pushing in around him to watch. I am part of the crowd suddenly and try to back away as it is uncomfortably crowded. I see that there is oil all over my boots, so I look around for a rag. --- recall gap--- All four of us go into a building through the back door. We are in what appears to be a shop. We here a car pull up behind the building and we decide we should sneak out the front door. We quietly leave the building ---recall gap--- We are now going into a field where there is a food truck and small crowd. A man tells me about something that just happened to a guy in the crowd. ---recall gap--- I am alone now and wandering around when I come upon my old grade school. I go inside and there is an assembly. I am suddenly lay down on a table watching the assembly. I am shushed by my 4th grade teacher. She comes up and asks me questions about things like, "what ever happened to so and so." I recognize the person she is talking about, but do not have answers for her questions.
      I leave the grade school and finally remember the Dream Views competition. I take off flying. I start ascending and descending while I flew trying to decide what would make it super flight. I summoned sky scrapers, and took of like superman and went from the bottom to the top of a tall building in a fraction of a second. I landed on the top of the building and looked around. It looks like Las Vegas. I decide to control the weather and gather all the clouds in front of me forming a massive storm. I played with making it rain and then pour rain and finally froze the rain so it was now a terrible sleet storm. ---recall gap--- I walk into a building and it is a large store with fish tanks. I know suddenly that this is my father's lab, but he has died and his wife is trying to run the place. I hear an overhead voice that sounds recorded and it is saying sorry for anyone who lost their such and such organism and they will be replacing them. I feel a little discomfort with the subject of dad's wife and decide to leave. I go walking through the building and look at random odd things displayed there. By the exit is a largish idol in kind of a Polynesian style. I had a weird idea and summoned 3 more idols. I wanted to make them animated and under my control. I was able at first to get them talking. I floated them around (mass TK) and imagined them becoming animated and singing. It worked. They all came to life like a Disney movie and as I floated them in front of me they break out in song. It was so cool and very Disney.
      I left through that exit and am outside the building ---recall gap--- I am walking in a vivid nature scene of flowering meadow. I come to a house with a nice deck which I go out on and see a road and a fenced with a park beyond it. There are now people around me and we are talking. My car keys make noise and someone notices and says I must have a Mazda such and such. I said no I have a Dodge Challenger, and that I though it was a very masculine sexy car. Someone starts talking about how time passes there. He said people will come months apart and expect things to have changed. However, things were always the same and no time had passed. He goes on that that heard of deer (now there is one out there) is sometime here sometimes there (points) but it is more or less always the same.
      Someone comes walking up to me. It is the girl from before (DG?) and she wraps her self around me and sensually licks my face (one big long lick, from lips to eye brows) I do think the dream went on but that is last thing I recall.

      Updated 04-25-2017 at 06:00 AM by 12783

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    4. Day 5 ; Low end WILD

      by , 04-22-2017 at 05:14 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      TYried a WILD somewhere near morning. Fairly quickly got to a relaxed state and let parts of my bodily awareness fade. Nice and numb, about 10% of normal conscious awareness hiding in the background. Got to that stae by allowing bodily inputs to fade and not thinking, but paying attention to what ever inputs would still be there. Sleep, dream state: I am in a black void. Not like that was part of a story, or mystical; simply no color, depth, or form existed aside from the object in front of me. I feel as though I am looking down at about a 30 degree slant and someone is kneeling in front of me. The rendering is poor, using simple animation and only giving color to the lines in that animation. There was a subtle static in the visual field that made an electric neon (but subtle) haze around the person. I have no body. I picture him as a dog. He transforms in a dog. I feel an interesting pulse of energy, but as I have no body, I feel the pulse move as a wave through open space. I think that is curious. I know it is a dream as I never lost consciousness. I have not felt this exact sensation tied to a dream control task like changing the guy to a dog. Picture how the woman in I Dream of Genie does the magic by a swift head motion; now picture if you could see the magic (like seeing genies aura or something) come off her each time she bobbed her head. So the wave started somewhere in my center although I am disembodied and traveled out in response to my wish. I can feel the energy as if I have sensory organs experiencing what ever that part of the "space" has happen to it. See, this kind of dream experience is hard enough for me to find words for, that is why I can not journal a lot of my recent dreams. I play with this experience/power. I make different people and dogs flash back and forth, the image changing as I feel the wave of energy hit that part of the visual field. Now I experience a spinning sensation while still having the image in front of me. After perhaps 12 times of changing the graphics back and forth, I experience having legs and the sensation of gravity. I feel the softness of my bed. I loose the dream and come back to about 50% bodily awareness.
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    5. Weird

      by , 04-19-2017 at 04:19 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      04-18-17 Sorry team mates. My dreams have been off the wall weird other world stuff. It is beyond my understanding or ability to translate into a proper dream journal entry. On day three I had at least 5 distinct vivid bizarre and confusing epic dreams, but at only one point could I swear it was traditionally lucid. Day 4 I had at least 7 dreams which were pretty normal aboutr something I had been doing in real life. The most lucid I got was simply realizing I was stuck in a dream loop and telling my mind to stop [email protected]$king around and let me sleep.

      The lucid part of day 3 was cool, because the dream control was new and interesting. IRL I had seen a show about oceans and how this weird creature could shoot out this branching tongue like thing almost instantly to catch things. I was able to create the same effect but instead like a Spiderman web shooter. I was able to shoot it out and grab hold of a very large object (cabinet/fridge?) and then fling the object out of my way. I guess that is unspecified power and super strength.

      Day 4's only lucid stuff was just knowing I was in a dream loop, but I did not remember I was in a contest, so I did nothing interesting; Ijust calmed my mind into a better state for sleeping.
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    6. Time Control

      by , 04-16-2017 at 10:47 PM (Cities in the Astral)
      04-15-17 DILD My vivid dreams are getting so weird that I can no longer translate much of what is going on into stories that make sense. In this dream many things happened that involved shifting between places and states of existence. My recall has been very very poor on these dreams. I can not put words to them, so I also have to figure out how to recall such things. How do I store them as memory if placing words to them is difficult. One part that I can understand is after my DG (? presumably? a entity for sure) did some kind of adjustment to my head and gave me instant understanding revolving around sequence/time manipulation. I had to focus on adjusting some energy that seemed most like adjusting the focus on a pair of head mounted binoculars. I could focus on tuning this ?thing? and cause the dream to fast forward, rewind or pause. WOW! I am glad I understood at least some of what I was doing for a good part of my night. As far as points for the competition, I honestly can not say. In know way was completing tasks on my mind. I did time control and teleportation for sure.
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    7. Nice Little Kiss.

      by , 02-15-2017 at 03:43 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I had a false awakening in which a couple women were in the next room and my bed was in full view. I get up and go in to see them. It is my D.G. and the other person is no longer there. I have fairly deep feelings for this entity and she is far more understanding than either of my prior guides. She wants me to come with her. We go into the next room and she has a bath running. She is now nude and in fairly high definition. She is not acting provocative; she is just checking the water. I know that my biggest short coming in my dreaming is getting distracted by sexual things. I think she is seeing if I can control myself. I decide that trying to touch her would be the wrong thing, and I know she wants to help me. I get into the bath. She is still standing. She is so beautiful. I want to tell her how I am feeling, but worry anything I say will seem sexual. I timidly say what seems safe, " You look very cute." She seems pleased and amused by my choice of words. She smiles and leans over me bringing her face very close. We share a tiny sweet very brief close mouthed kiss. She sweetly says, "I will see you tomorrow morning." A second after this my alarm goes off.
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    8. Hypnogic Noise

      by , 02-12-2017 at 09:01 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I had a lucid fade and was in a state with no dream and partial (10%) bodily awareness. I started hearing music by the Beastie Boys. It was recreated perfectly! The guitar was so cool and real sounding. The door bell rang. I have been waiting for a package. I decided I had better wake up and get the door. There was no one there. The hypnogogic noise (door bell) was so realistic I honestly believed someone had rang it.
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    9. Jumping a Car

      by , 02-12-2017 at 08:57 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I was lucid for a couple hours. I drifted in hypnogogic stuff between dreams, and even woke lightly a few times. Much of the theme was hanging out with my DG and trying to get close to her physically. Any time I was a bit to 'friendly' the dream would cut short and I would spend a few minutes with no dream. The very best part was near the end. I raced around in my sports car for awhile tearing around corners on a mountain road and such. At some point I decided that I could make the car do Dukes of Hazard jumps over other cars with no ramps. I had a great time racing around and doing awesome sports jumps.
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    10. Video Games

      by , 01-31-2017 at 10:19 PM (Cities in the Astral)
      The last two nights of the competition I became aware of my mind playing video games. I did not have a dream body, but was watching the screen from a video game I had been playing IRL. I was able to control what happened just like I was playing the game. Very fun.
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    11. Asked to Join Astral Clan?

      by , 01-28-2017 at 06:13 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      01-24-17 DILD I was minorly lucid just messing around enjoying when an ah ha moment happened and I knew I was fully lucid. I could remember the competition clearly and planned on doing many tasks quickly. However, a large window opened up in the side of the room and out there was a mountain and trees. I turned and flew through the portal and every thing blurred and the came back. I was under the influence of gravity, which is a warning sign for me that I have crossed over to as astral realm. There is a crowd of non-DC entities in a field and some gesture for me to come over. I landed by them and they told me they are playing a game and how would I like to help them? Sorry DV friends, the comp moved to a very back burner.
      They are friendly entities that I think I have met many times, but I can not tell most of them apart. They had groups of five and I joined the group to make 5. The goal was to get your team to the top of a mountain first then to reach some goal up there. I do not think I understood the rules, as I am often pretty confused during these meeting, although the entities are much more understanding now. So, in my dorky way of dealing with things ion LDs I start out. I simply lift the other 4 members in a web of mass-TK and the race up the mountain at lightning speed. Before long we have reached an opening and go inside. We are inside what looks like a bunker with something in the middle like a thick column and a wooden door across the room.
      One of the entities say "we need to talk." I ask them how we win the race, and someone says we just go through that door. I hear another team is coming, and am anxious to go through the door, but it is looked. They are all standing around me know. They say, "We have been watching you for awhile. We have decide to ask you to become part of our clan." Hear is the problem. I take this stuff seriously and realize I am about as aware here as a third grader. I told them, "I am nervous to commit to anything I do not understand. I do not know if you are a good clan, if your clan has enemies, and all sorts of issues like that." They told me to look in my hand. I see know we all are holding a large sliver of wood with something written on it. It seemed significant but I do not know why. They seemed irritable but not angry. Another team is in the room now and goes out the door. These guys just keep staring at me. I was suddenly propelled into normal half aware HH stuff.
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    12. Ice Surfing

      by , 01-22-2017 at 05:15 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      01/21/2017 WILD I had a lot of trouble being motivated to do a formal WILD with all the tricks. I tried normal wbtb WILDs and by morning had 3 fails. Wonderful H.I. like being a rainbow energy angel flying through a tunnel. They honestly were H.I. more than a true dream. Final attempt I decided to do all the stuff in my formal routine and finally hit one. I was suddenly standing in a park down town in a city with tall buildings. My goal: Fly out into space and then into a black hole. I took off flying like Superman. Bam, I go from ground to sky scraper top in a flat second. Now my control failed me a bit. Up, up and away, out into space. No, the scenery just keeps adding in taller sky scrapers. Eventually I stop and look around. I am not that high off the ground, perhaps 400'. Time for new tactics. I will teleport out into space and then fly from there. I tell myself that there is a space station up there, and it has a subway restaurant on the promenade. I picture being in front of that subway on the space station. The visuals shift and I am over the antarctic ocean. There are icebergs and huge cartoon penguin. I decide to earn some quick points. I summon a surfboard made of ice. I fly down to it very very fast and hit the board with my feet. I shoot off across the ocean on basically a jet powered ice surfboard. I decide to do some elemental control. I look back knowing a huge wave will be shooting off the wake of the board. There it is, a beautiful spray of sea water. I decide to freeze it. The wave stops moving and turns white. I decide I am not impressed, and focus more on it. It turns into a beautiful ice wave complete with the shine and wet look. Time to teleport out to the Space Station. Visuals blur and reform. I am in front of a subway restaurant in what looks like a very modern shiny city. Cars are going by. I refuse to accept this is not the space station. I know that if I cross the street and look over that guard rail I will see space. I cross the street. Dream becomes unstable and I try to save it. No, I am largely awake now. I have slept too many hours to sleep more.
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    13. Very Nice Date with my Dream Guide

      by , 01-21-2017 at 04:18 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      01-20-17 I spent the most pleasant time hanging out with my DG and her friends. Did not worry about the comp at all. It feels good just to be around her. There was no sexy stuff, just the warm comfort of being near someone special. At one point a bunch of us were hanging out in what seemed to be a park. She told me she would be right back. I took this moment to exert a little dream control. I laid back on a picnic table and summoned a pretty female DC (not an entity) and had her give me a massage. I closed my eyes (dream bodies eyes) and just enjoyed the massage. Before long my body had to urinate. I did not want to exit the dream, so I sat up. I was still in the park with the same people. They all said in a fun teasing way, "Dr. H$#% is in the house!" I knew they meant that I had been spacing out and was back with them. I noticed I was naked and summoned a beach towel which I wrapped around my waist. Before long I had no choice but to wake up due to natures call.
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    14. SP Like Scary Lucid.

      by , 01-19-2017 at 05:36 PM (Cities in the Astral)
      01-19-17 I did a WILD and lost contact with my body. I have no idea how or why this happened but suddenly I was trying to keep some dark malevolent force from plunging a knife into me. I felt a dream body, but the visuals were just shifting purple and black. I held the things arm away from me. I was on my back and it over me. I thought to myself, "this is just a lucid dream, relax and ignore this" yet I could not bring myself to stop forcing the implied knife (knife in the dark) away from me. I could hear the thing think malicious thoughts but not understand the words just the intent. Somehow the idea was there that this was the ghost of a bitter old man and I had fallen asleep in the Warm Springs house that we all agreed was haunted. It had never been a fearful type of haunted before. I also IRL was not in that house. I stayed calm and tried to shift my focus, but just ended up waking up.
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    15. Too Rushed to do Much

      by , 01-18-2017 at 09:36 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      WILD from a snooze alarm. My alarm was in my hand (phone) to interrupt my sleep every 9 minutes. The plus side of this trick is I often get lucid, sometimes multiples. The down side is that if I hit one it has to fit into that 9 minutes. I drifted back into sleep. Images formed of my old school field. I was walking around campus. I passed a picnic bench, then I was inside the building. Only on the edge of lucid, so I did a general RC. Does this make sense? No. Do things look normal? Lack of depth, dark, incompletely rendered, so No. I became much more lucid. I flew out through the classroom window. I see people in a front yard near by and decide to interact. I brag to an old school mate that I can jump all the way up on to the high roof top. The DCs are watching. I crotch and spring upward in a powerful jump. I barely go high enough, so I catch the edge above me with my toes. I am basically horizontal now. I pull just using my toes and heave my body around and upright until I can step on to the roof. This has an effect like the movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. The part where he steps from below a level and ends up on top of the level.
      I fly away. I suddenly remember that we are in a comp. I need to stabilize and think. I land on a roof. I walk back and forth waving my arms and exaggerating my body motions. I repeat out loud, "this is a lucid dream." It works. I am pretty lucid and stable. I can't easily remember the cool goals. I take a huge leap to the ground and spider climb to the top of a large power pole. I always think spider climb is one of the goals for some reason. I have a little trouble near the top because the DC of me is now holding a phone in his/my left hand. I go to make this anomaly disappear when I realize what it means. It is a reminder to me that time is short, as I am holding an alarm in that hand in real life.
      Something about opening a chasm? There is a road with cars, so I imagine it tearing open. A very poorly rendered gash int the road forms. The cars are driving through the air above it. Should I solidify it and maybe make cars fall in. Am I supposed to fall in. No. I remember it involved sledding into it or something. Too elaborate with my limited time. I must go for a few quick points. I see DCs on foot near the opening. I intend to make them scatter in fear, like a Godzilla film. I exert my will to no effect. I think as if implanting the thought,"Earthquake! Look! You will fall in." I exert my will again and it works. People go running crazy. To keep with the theme I do an earthquake to meet element manipulation, not understanding that ripping a chasm in the ground already got those points. I make the earth shake and watch the DCs panic.
      The alarm goes off.
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