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      hallucinations upon waking up

      just after waking up i have experienced hallucinations, a few times. once i saw a large black dog standing by my chest of drawers, a few feet away,then it vanished after a few seconds. also i have seen a large spider running along the bedroom wall then vanish. if ever i see a person like this it would scare the hell out of me. i was not under the influence of drink or drugs btw.

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      Its the natural hallucinogens in your body doing the work.


      I one time woke up, and everything I saw was all distance distorted (some things were REALLY close, other things were really far away). It was pretty weird.


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      Yea thats natural, i see geometric shapes everywhere after waking up, they morph and change colors, kinda cool actually, a personal light show lol

      so don't worry, its totally natural

      actually, its natural to hallucinate in waking life, i read somewhere that most human beings have 1-5 hallucinations in their lives, and 1-3 audio hallucinations
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      I have gotten used to the shapes, animals and objects. The people thing I don't think I'll ever get used to!

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      This happened to me last night. I woke up and there was a giant spider slowly moving through the air. I now know what they are so they don't freak me out as much as they used to, but they are still scary at times especially when they are in the form of people.
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      Wow this happened to me too! But only once. I woke up and saw a red biplane about the size of somebody's hand flying around the room and after a second it faded away. It was pretty funny.
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      It's good to hear it's natural. I've experience it also but I always seem to take it to the next level like scream for help or run the hell out of my bed. I once had a spider right in front of my face and that scared the shit out of me. Another time I was convinced there were people on the roof haha I'm just special

      Though, I think it happens because you're body isn't fully awake yet.

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      Though, I think it happens because you're body isn't fully awake yet.
      Absolutely right, it is possible to leave the REM state slowly, and if this is the case then you can experience real life surroundings and unreal dream sights and sounds at the same time.
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      IVE HALLUCINATED an old woman stabbing herself, at the moment i knew i was hallucinating so i just laughed it off

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      This happened to me once. When I was about 15.

      I woke up and then saw a weird giant spider running along the floor and going behind my chest of draws. It was tall, but not very wide, with its legs going down rather out outwards. It freaked me out so much, I ran out the door faster than I've ever ran in my life.

      I figured later that it was a hallucination, because spiders aren't that big. It was larger than my dog, you could have ridden on the back of that thing.
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      Had a pink elephand float around my room for a minute once. It was soo cool. It's just the dream section of the brain not quiet turned off yet.

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      It is a bit of a rush waking up and still have a bit of the dream linger on the edges of sight. I do not think I have seen any real animals, but there have been times where I have seen people. Just this moring I seen a man in a top hat sitting on the edge of my bed by my head watching me, but a few seconds later he walked into my wall and dissapered. And boy was my heart pumping lol and at that point I was fully awake. But the more times it happens the more I accept it and do not freak out and jump to the other side of the bed lol.

      I think it is a normal thing to have these visions still linger a bit after waking when you are waking from a deep sleep or on the edge of WILDing; as I have seen people and things while WILDing as well, but only if I can not fully fall asleep.

      It is when they do not go away that you should be woried lol. Just kidding.

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      Post Hypnagogic Hallucinations

      Sounds like classic hypnagogic hallucinations. Normal, unless you have other symptoms of narcolepsy/cataplexy.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnagogia

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      I woke up from a dream one time and saw a stuffed giraffe biting my toes, and I felt it. I had sleep paralysis, so I could not kick the thing, or the air where I thought it was. I went right back to sleep and had one of my best lucids ever.

      Looking back, I might have just had a false awakening. There is no way to know. But books I have read about lucid dreaming talk about hallucinations you can have right when you wake up. I know people who have done that.
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      I remember once when I was a kid, I woke up and I was being swallowed feet-first by a goose! I could feel it, hear it, and I was sure I was about to die the world's most embarrassing death. The scary thing was that I was six and had no idea what was going on... good times...
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      My wife has called me into the room and asked me if I could see the thing crawling on the wall. She pointed at it and described it to me but there was nothing there. This started a couple of months ago and she has seen this object six or seven times now. Always right after waking up. It doesn't look like a spider or any normal object. It is black and looks like a group of squiggly lines bunched up together. The last time she saw the object it was bigger than all the other times she saw it.

      Does anyone know what causes this?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Whooton View Post
      My wife has called me into the room and asked me if I could see the thing crawling on the wall. She pointed at it and described it to me but there was nothing there. This started a couple of months ago and she has seen this object six or seven times now. Always right after waking up. It doesn't look like a spider or any normal object. It is black and looks like a group of squiggly lines bunched up together. The last time she saw the object it was bigger than all the other times she saw it.

      Does anyone know what causes this?
      Some of the processes of dreaming are still taking place for a moment while the brain is awake. It's a hybrid phase.
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      Happens all the time for exactly the reason UM stated, the brain is still dreaming and creating things. Usually stops very quickly, but in some cases can linger for a minute or two. I once watched a pink elephant balloon float around my bedroom for at least a minute.

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      Technically these would be hypnopompic hallucinations according to western medicine. Hypnagogic hallicinations happen in the onset of sleep and any hallucinations you percieve in regaining consciousness from sleep are called hypnopompic hallucinations. BTW that is pretty much the only difference.

      However, what if we were being visited by spirits or inner/inter dimensional beings?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hijo de la Luna View Post
      However, what if we were being visited by spirits or inner/inter dimensional beings?
      If that stuffed giraffe that bit my toes was an interdimensional being, then reality is a very wacky place.
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      ....I know it kinda reminds me of Men in Black. he he he I might also point out that consciousness does not need form to move or communicate but when those of us on grosser levels of consciousness super imposing upon a giraffe might be helpful. Or think of it as in use of totems or simply dream symbols. When or why would a giraffe bite your toes? What is unique to a giraffe?

      I am just playing devil's advocate here. These are what comes to mind should my toes be bit by a giraffe
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      What is it about black dogs? That's exactly the same as what my dad sees.

      I forgot to add; I also see spiders all the time. Once it was even a crab.
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      during my kundalini awakening i went into states where i could summon up hallucinations and sometimes they just appeared anyway whether i called upon them or not;

      this is common place for people in spiritual awakenings - seeing visions - but i am nor sure why
      maybe the reasons above?

      i thought my experience happened because i was "born again" psycho-physiologically, and your brain goes through a period of being in REM much of the time, just like a baby.

      umm... maybe a little off topic, but i am always so glad to see this discussed, thanks. i often wonder if when other people have this, it is a sign of some spiritual awakening for them, especially if it persists?

      it is way cool... wish i could still do that! now i am more likely just to get HH if i meditate/breathe/attempt this.
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      yes this has happend to me a lot, but the figures are a light blue. once i saw a kid walk into my room in his p-j's but he walked like a bad animation with not enough frames kinda......i also saw a small rocking chair floating, a bunch of squares and a small santa(LOL) but when i wake up it feels like im moving my bed ............wierd.

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      I once woke up and thought my room was full of bats. Another time, woke up and my bed was covered in huge, black ants. I flipped out and ran out of my room and into the kitchen screaming (this was at around 3 a.m.). When my mother demanded to know why I was screaming in the kitchen at 3 a.m., I went back to show her the bed full of ants that... weren't there. Also have woken up to a solid black human figure sitting on the end of my bed, and an old woman screaming in my face (I screamed back at her). I guess that hallucinating as you wake up is actually pretty normal.

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