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      demonic face

      I had a drem last night and became lucid.I decided to look into a mirror in the bathroom.At first my face was normal but then it changed into this hiddeous looking creature with fangs and with the neck ripped open.I was a little scared but continued to look at it.I began to talk and its lips moved in sync with mine which indicated to me that this was my reflection.I thought dreams were able to be controlled by the dreamer? i was wishing for that to happen so why did it? any anwers?

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      I think your reflection would be how you think of yourself. Personally, i don't look in mirrors much so i don't remember looking at myself. As long as you don't have an REALLY low self esteem, you wouldn't see anything scary, i wouldn't think.

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      I don't think its necessarily belief, but I don't think there's any truth to the superstition about not being "supposed" to look into mirrors in dreams.

      I have looked in mirrors in dreams, and I've never gotten a reflection that looks like me. There were a few times I was deformed, and more often than anything else I'm just another person with a completely different appearance. I don't think it has to have anything to do with belief, either though, because I dont remember ever hearing that rumor before now. I think its a lot like when you look down at your hands in dreams, and you have the wrong number of fingers or they seem to melt away. Or when you look at a clock in a dream and the time keeps changing. Its just because there's a level of realism that isn't present in dreams, and perhaps sometimes its also symbolic.

      however, the power of suggestion can be a powerful thing, so if you hear something like that, I think its more likely that it might pop up in a dream of your own.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Vex Kitten View Post
      With me, too, the major difference with my refelctions is my hair.
      Me too, I've looked in the mirror a few times and the only difference was that I had fucking awesome hair, since I just got forced to get a haircut which I hate it was a good moment.
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      On my first lucid I found a mirror because I wanted to try to transform into something. When I found the mirror and saw myself I looked really pretty, my hair was done nicly and I had makeup on. That is really strange because I usually just shove it up and never wear makeup except special occasions. I know for a fine fact that im not pretty and im the opposite of self confident but it was really nice to see it like that.
      Then one time in a non lucid i looked in a mirror at my teeth and they had black bits on them and yellow tips. It was absalutly disgusting and I was well freaked out when I woke up.
      I am going to try again next time I am lucid, hopefully it wont be scary.

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      Quote Originally Posted by miggsy View Post
      I had a drem last night and became lucid.I decided to look into a mirror in the bathroom.At first my face was normal but then it changed into this hiddeous looking creature with fangs and with the neck ripped open.I was a little scared but continued to look at it.I began to talk and its lips moved in sync with mine which indicated to me that this was my reflection.I thought dreams were able to be controlled by the dreamer? i was wishing for that to happen so why did it? any anwers?
      You were wishing for what to happen?

      As far as dream control, what is your idea of dream control?
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      Quote Originally Posted by pixiedust View Post
      a self-fullfilling prophecy, or is there really something to the "don't look at yourself in the mirror in the dream" thing?

      I ask because as I read this forum I've come across quite a few posters who say looking into the mirror in a lucid was scary/disturbing. I've read that people saw their mirror image as deformed, that they looked normal except their eyes turned black (which sounds more than a bit scary to me), and other similar things. What I'm wondering is, is this just happening because people read of other's experiences, and thus have that mindset that "looking in a mirror in my dream might be scary", so when they do - it happens.... or is it at all possible that there really is something (what kind of something? I have no idea, that's why I'm asking) about looking into a mirror in your lucid dream that generates negative experiences. Could we really not be "supposed" to look in a dream mirror? As a realist I want to doubt such a thing, but the experiences on this forum make me wonder.

      How many folks here have looked in a mirror and had nothing scary or strange happen at all?

      As for me personally, I'll be avoiding mirrors in my dreams for the forseeable future.
      Look in mirrors in dreams! It's cool!

      I had a lucid dream where I looked in a mirror, and did an RC with my hands, and my hands only appeared in the mirror, but not in front of my face!

      I had a non-lucid where I looked in the mirror, and I saw some a-holes gave me a military haircut, and I had a lot of grey hair. I was pissed, shouting: WHO DID THIS TO ME?

      I went through a mirror before, and everything was backwards, right was left, left was right, and all words were backwards. I was hoping for something more.

      I thoroughly believe you should always do the exact thing you are afraid to do in dreams. Doing this will decrease your fears, and increase your powers. Just say, "this is a just a dream."

      (I say "F*** this! This is a dream!" but, that's just me.)
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      I like looking in mirrors in my lucid dreams. I almost always see myself with something "different" about me. One time I saw myself with 1 eye like a cyclops, another with long curly black hair, another with no mouth. It's some cool stuff. No need to be afraid.

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      I came across a mirror on one of my first lucids. 3 mirrors, actually, standing together on a table. I was curious to see what I would look like because of all these rumours, but my reflexion was pretty normal. I then started to morph myself for kicks. Only after I was through with all the morphing and enjoying my handiwork did i see my reflexion start to change on its own and make me look deformed.
      It's was fun.

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      Look in the mirror while tripping on shrooms. Now thats creepy/cool.

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      Yeah if your lucid mirrors can be fun, like making yourself skinner, different colour hair, fangs... options are endless.
      But the non-lucids can be alittle unnerving like watching your teeth falling out.
      Though it can encourage you to focus on detail.
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      I did once in a dream I posted here and saw my sisters face. I quickly morphed it back into mine though.

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      I find that lucid dreaming is a skill. It develops and refines as you continue to dream. When I first looked into a mirror (I was scared too) I saw myself and could identify the figure as me - I had my main features, like the right hair style and body shape. But often your face doesn't quite look as you'd expect. Not to say it will be deformed and disturbing, but I personally don't see those important features like contours of the face or anything like a freckle. I imagine this is because faces are very detailed really, and to remember the exact look and style of a face can be hard.
      I once had a haircut and it took a while before my LDs were "updated" to the new hair type. As I say, the more you look in the mirror the more realistic it gets. In fact, its better in a dream because I loose the frizz to my hair.

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      I have not had any bad experiences looking in mirrors in dreams, though these are non-lucid dreams, as I'm just starting to learn lucid dreaming. In one such dream, my reflection in the mirror looked really great (though not much like the actual me, and not wearing clothes I would ever wear), and in the next, I looked just like myself, but with longer hair. (In the dream, I thought, "That's odd--wasn't my hair quite short just earlier today?" but didn't realize I was dreaming.)

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      Surprising success

      I am a newbie in the field of lucid dreaming but I am very intrigued by the concept. Last Thursday I bought Laberge's EWLD. On Friday it arrived. On Saturday morning I read the first two chapters. On Sat. afternoon I took a nap on my couch. I had a dream that a immense table lamp was rising out of the sea. I said to myself, "that's impossible I must be dreaming" immediately the lamp turned into the disembodied gray head of a large Rottweiler like dog and came towards me menacingly. I awoke.

      On Sunday morning I dreamt I was in an unfamiliar apartment that belonged to me. The living room had wall to ceiling mirrors. I looked in the mirror and saw that I was black. I immediately said to myself, "that's impossible I'm not black, I must be dreaming." Once I realized this everything became extremely lucid. I calmly regarded my surroundings and I said to myself this is amazing. This reality is more real than my waking reality. The dream went on for quite a while.

      So for me the mirror or my reflection in it became a Dreamsign that I was able to use to realize that I was dreaming. A truly positive effect.
      I am really amazed by all this and look forward to working with lucid dreams as much as possible

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      I've had all sorts of weird run-ins with mirrors in my dreams. They are not always frightening, but they are always bizarre or disturbing. There is definitely something about looking at yourself in a mirror while lucid. Something about the extra self awareness of being lucid layered on top of the reflection. Strange stuff.

      This reminds me of a task of the month we did a few years ago:
      http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...ad.php?t=44482

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      I can only remember two dreams with mirrors in them..

      In one of them I was lucid in the blackness of a dream so I tried to summon an angel(Ariel)by vibrating the name and drawing a sigil. Then I felt my wrist being squeezed as if to make me aware that they were there so I said "I know your there can you help me with what I wish to know", and instantly I found myself standing infront of the mirror in my bathroom staring at the reflection of someone else. Which was freaky and gave me a shock. He had a very bright blue aura around his head which was coming out his hollowed eyes which showed little black spots under his eyes. And I could hardly speak because I was in shock but I introduced myself and when I did I spoke with many voices inside me and it was like it echoed which made me feel like the reflection was inside, which made it even more freaky but he sensed that and left soon after.

      And then in the other dream with a mirror, I tried to call for Ariel again and found a large mirror in a castle which a small green mexican walking fish looking creature crawled out from(a black hollow mirror)and frilled its head at me as if to attack, when it did that it tured red, so I flew away across the shore and it followed me and turned into a chinese style dragon. Which I just flew away from because it grew so fast and it was huge, so I flew away until I woke myself up. lol, And I dont run from things often in dreams especially when I'm lucid.

      I just got a shock to see a walking fish.
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      I rember looking in the mirror once in my dream, and when I looked, I saw my eyes white, like upside down. Could be coincidence, I saw a lot of creepy stuff that night

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      Quote Originally Posted by Barns View Post
      I wouldn't look into dream mirrors if I were you.

      Once I looked into a mirror and saw a very old man with a top had in my place.

      Then I looked away, and when I looked back his face had practically decayed away, and then he leapt at me through the mirror.

      That was really freaky, and I had to use my waking technique really hard to make him disappear

      I just read this and it spooked me. That would be really really scary.
      I tried to provoke a scary image in the mirror. I had an LD where I was a ghost. I looked into the mirror and kept screaming really loudly (loud noises seem to provoke freaky things in my dream) but nothing happened. I just turned white (like a ghost you see).

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      I have a feeling this thread had something to do with this dream. My mirror phobia has been coming back lately.

      Quote Originally Posted by Robot_Butler View Post
      I was out on the front patio with my father, when I noticed a tan, axe-head shaped UFO flying above us. Startled, I tried to point it out to my father, only to realize he was nowhere to be found. My confusion lasted only a few seconds before I woke from the vision and found myself lying on the ground. I had blacked out, fallen out of my chair, and imagined the entire UFO scenario. The sky was empty except
      for a flock of small, black birds. Something still did not feel right. I felt a pain in the side of my stomach, like a foreign object was lodged there. Was I just abducted and implanted? Did I really just black out?

      Nauseous and dizzy, I made my way to the bathroom. Worried I would black out again, I told my father to come in after me if I wasn't out in two minutes. I sat on the toilet to steady myself, and looked at my reflection in the mirror. I was alone in the bathroom, but could feel some sort of presence next to me. As I turned my head to look, Josh appeared from thin air and let out a nightmarish scream right in my face. I screamed, too, feeling a disorienting dual awareness. Josh started dragging me into the mirror as I felt my real body struggling to scream through the sleep paralysis.

      I recognized the feeling of a dream, and assumed I must have passed out again. I continued to scream, desperately hoping my father would hear my screams, and come into the bathroom to wake me up. Hands shook me awake. I expected to wake on the bathroom floor with my father, but instead found myself safely in bed with my girlfriend.

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      I looked once into the mirror in my dream and one half of my face was my brother's, the other was a mutated version of mine, since I'm into unnatural things it was lovely

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      In one dream it felt like I was high off my ass, on Cannabis , and I looked in the mirror to check my eyes out... They were all off center and fucked up... In the dream, I thought to myself, "Wow, I've never been this high before" hahha
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      I've never had a mirror experience that really scared me. Probably the worst thing that's happened was I was making love to a woman, and then looked up into a mirror and saw that she was some old haggard ghoulish looking thing. I just said, "Do you really have to look like that?" And she became a beautiful brunette. It's a little weird because I'm pretty sure that would scare me in real life.

      Other than that, I often see myself looking like a different person, or I'll have a beard, or my head will be too big. I've even seen a female version of myself. Nothing that I found scary though.

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      I really shouldn't of gone onto this thread just before bed

      I'm terrified about looking in mirrors in dreams, mostly b/c of what I've heard. I don't recall ever actually having a bad experience tho.

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      (I had about a year of lucids where I was IN people.Two separate consciousnesses one body)

      Yes the mirrors can be disturbing in Dreams. I think then we really SEE ourselves, not in the filtered down waking "reality" state of awareness.
      Seeing myself and MY eyes on/in the body of a girl being abducted by what she thought was aliens..disturbing as hell, being I could not save her.



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