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    The Oneironaut's Odyssey

    An Argonaut of the dream world, the Oneironaut. Every night a journey, every dream an adventure, every moment a treasure.

    1. #241 - Bus fight / Death

      by , 05-14-2016 at 03:35 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream 1 - Bus Fight
      I remember being in the village where I live and I was on the bus with some friends. There was some kind of dickhead who was being a dick to a friend of mine, he wasn't on the bus so my friend got off and started walking to a better place to fight. The bus I was on followed them, the guy driving was a pasty white guy with glasses. We turned up at a grassy every enclosed by trees, my friend (Daniel) is fighting the other guy (who is now Johnny). Dan is a Tae Kwon Do black belt in real life, and Johnny (in my dream at least) was super buff. The bus driver steps out and is now a big black super buff guy now. He knows that a fight is unavoidable, so he smacks the two fighting and gets their attention. He says "kicks allowed only to the neck and below", asserting himself as the judge. Dan immediately launches a low kick to Johnny's knee which cracks. Johnny lets slip a yelp of pain and steps back. He's a big guy and decides he should just charge at Dan. Dan, being the comical guy he is (IRL) scuttles back super quickly while squeeling loudly, poking his tongue out and doing jazz hands. Johnny doesn't want to look 'silly' in the fight so he doesn't chase too much. I can't remember what happens next.

      Dream 2 - Death
      I recall heading out somewhere with some friends, but I hadn't had any lunch yet. The area was suburban with nice green scenery, it reminded me of Dunedin a bit. We were walking up a slope and I figured I'd ditch, I wanted to head home and eat and it looked like we weren't going to eat for a while if I stayed. I headed off back towards the house we came from at a jogging pace.

      I'm back at the house now but we're leaving in a car (me and a friend). He starts reversing but isn't paying attention, he goes too far and I start freaking out because there's a cliff behind us. "Dude, stop! Look out!" I say, he doesn't stop in time, I feel the car lurch as it slides back over the edge. Nonononononononoonononoononononoo.
      The sheer fear and panic that rose in me was enough to jump my heart to my throat, I knew it was over and that I would die. The car slipped over and started plummeting and I could see the ground racing towards me. Right before impact I woke up in a panic, it had felt TOO real.

      That dream was a bit of a reflection of me having just learnt how to drive and also the experience I had during rock climbing 2 days ago.
    2. #217 - Bomb

      by , 03-28-2016 at 04:18 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Last night was crazy.. I passed out on my bed from extreme fatigue at 7:45ish, fully clothed with the lights all on and my cat in the room. I woke up between 12 and 1, slugglish and bleary-eyed. I chucked the cat out, went toilet, un-clothed myself and went back to bed. I think at this point I decided to write out the 'bomb' dream I had. I had a lot more dreams during the night though, A LOT. I got up in the morning at 8:15ish so I had roughly 12 hours of sleep. My head was swimming with a lot of dreams and I didn't really want to recall them all since I still felt tired.

      I was at a house that was supposed to be where my friend is staying, Daniel. The place doesn't actually resemble it, it kind of reminds of his room when we were kids. I was going to stay the night so I set up on the couch in his room. I think the dream transitioned and we were driving somewhere, it was still night time. On the way I have an understanding that we've crossed a bridge heading away from the city centre and we're avoiding the area that has explosive mines. We arrived at a park, and I assume it was a some kind of party thing as there were other people arriving in the background. Another transition happened and I'm about to crash at Daniels place again (though it's a different place this time, probably more similar to my old room before moving to uni). I'm friggin tired (reminiscent of how tired I was before falling asleep to have this dream) and I collapse on his bed, I think he's lying down too. I get up and start setting up the couch so I can go to sleep. I pull a white sheet over the couch pillows and place a blanket and headpillows down too. I lie down and I'm on my laptop, and my friend Daniel is now a guy called Jamie, also on his laptop. For some reason we're both looking at porn on our browser, he comes over and tells me he can't watch porn anymore because his dad is calling him to have a game of Warlords Battlecry 3. He says that he assumed I wouldn't want to join because they're really good and that they'd thrash me, "Nah it'll be fine, I'll just stay in my base building an army or something" I say. I set up to play with them, but the dream setting changes to what part of the battlemap would look like. There's a huge sandy waste that descend into a pit, and we're kind of not really in Jamies room anymore. I think eventually it's obvious that we're outside at night too. Jamie is on the same side of the pit as me, and his dad is on the other side. It's sort of day time now too. Suddenly there's a huge BOOM. I immediately think that it's the mine field, but the sound was way too loud.. It must have been some kind of bomb? Looking towards the city centre there's a huge plume of smoke pluming into the sky, it wavers around a lot (it wasn't very realistic, but I didn't catch on). I spot a bit of black smoke a little closer to us, it's hard to make out though. I then realize that it's a shockwave of black smoke from the bomb that's radiating outwards from the bomb. Oh shit! I grab Jamie by the wrist and drag him with me as I run away. There's a modern block building that looks like it belongs to some company, I head towards it past the pit. I can't see where the dad is but I assume he's ok. The smoke wave is close now, it's gonna get us! I reach the building and yank open the doors as fast as I can just as the wave hits us. I remember thinking as well that just because I grabbed Jamie by the wrist he might think I'm gay, and that I'm not and I felt bad for misleading him or something.
    3. #169 - Driving about

      by , 12-02-2015 at 08:42 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream - Driving about (woke up at 3:00am)
      I'm in my parents house, I think I somehow made the alarm go off and it's wailing loudly... I punch in the code to turn it off but nothing happens. Argh, I must have put the wrong code in. Everyone is waiting outside. Why is the alarm going off anyways?
      I remember there being a Tuatara at some point...
      Later on I'm in the car with my mom, she's driving and we turn into a house to pick some people up. The house looks simultaneously like my neighbours and our house combined. We're waiting for my dad and some other person to hurry up, they should already be ready by now. They must have forgotten we were heading out, there's no lights on in the house at all. It's already 9pm.. Geeze :/. We beep the horn loudly and my mum is impatient now, she's driving in circles in the driveway of the property. I look up at the window of my dads room (it's not his room anymore) and see that the light suddenly turns on. Finally, I think to myself that they now know we're here at least. I tell my mum that they've noticed us. We start talking and discuss her going back to university. She wants to study some ecology papers as she's found that she's interested in that field of study. I tell her that I can help her review her essays if she needs me to.

      Dream experience: 5 (pretty vivid and the dream felt long. I remembered it pretty clearly and I didn't wake up feeling foggy, which usually leads to me forgetting my dreams).
      Dream awareness: 1 (not enough to be aware that I was dreaming, but there was some definite conscious thinking involved)

      I think my cat woke me up from this dream... She jumped on top of my face.
      After I woke up I decided to get up for a while, so I spent 40 minutes researching random stuff and then reading a comic before heading back to sleep.

      I also remember a really strange WILD last night where I seemed to naturally just slip into a dream consciously. But the whole thing felt delirious and uncontrollable, I had visuals at first but they disappeared. The interesting thing was that I was more involved with other sensations like touch and sound (the sound was more like a humming noise).
      lucid , non-lucid , side notes
    4. #139 - compliment / awesome dad

      by , 10-25-2015 at 09:29 PM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)

      My flatmate had a random burst of energy and offered if I wanted to go to the gym with him at 9:30pm. I ended up managing to get into bed around 11:30pm so my sleep wasn't that great. Interestingly though I decided to meditate before going to bed, and for the first time that I can remember, I actually felt myself falling asleep.. I think meditating in bed before I go to sleep might be good for me so I'll trial it again. I also had a whole bunch of WILD visions, where I could see the dream forming. It was pretty cool, it happened several times and each time it would dissipate (probably because of inexperience and because it was too early in the night). I woke up at 3am for a WBTB and decided I'd try meditating again. I did a mindfulness practice on my body, starting from the feet and working my way to the head until I held my whole body in awareness. Unfortunately I became too aware and lay in bed in a sort of borderline-sleep state from 3:30-6:00, bored as f*ck... I managed to recall two dreams (one from earlier in the night and another from 6:30-7:30).

      Dream 1 - Compliment
      More of a dream fragment, I was sitting in the lounge in my flat playing guitar and watching TV. No one was supposed to be home so I just decided to start singing. I love to sing but I REALLY suck lol, so I was just enjoying it . Then my flatmate Olly walks past and looks at me a bit surprised. I look up at him from the relaxed position I'm in as I sit on the couch. I don't seem to stop singing, I kind of keep going, trying to finish the verse I'm singing. It takes a few seconds and then he's like "Hey maybe your singing voice isn't as bad as you thought". Damn that felt nice hearing him say that ^_^

      Dream 2 - Awesome dad
      I remember being with my dad and he was driving us away from my university. We were heading to the university that he worked at (he doesn't in RL). It's not as prestigious as my own university, its reputation is that some of the people are a bit dumb . We arrive and enter through a white archway front entrance and rolled into a small courtyard with parking all over the place. There's a narrow road with diagonal parking spaces but they're all filled up, we drive down there anyways hoping to find a space at the end. It feels so vivid it's unbelievable. Like I can remember lots of random details... The sky was bright blue, I remember the clothing that some people wore (kind of artsy looking students, upon looking at them I thought they had some kind of school uniform too). I can remember the main building and how the windows looked (far too hard to explain), and I remember peering outside of the window to my left and spotting some cute looking girls looking my way . I thought to myself that this university would have been cool to go to, the whole place felt alive. I was still in the car with my dad driving down that narrow road looking for a park, but we reached the end and nothing. He then starts backing up the car and just goes so fast, he's looking behind us as he drives and looks so comfortable driving. I think to myself how good at driving he must be, especially since the road was so narrow. It really blew my mind. I notice also how damn long the road seems to be, was it always this long? We've been reversing for ages. I know that the road wasn't this long when we first went down it (low level awareness but I didn't get lucid). We're finally out and he turns the car around. "How come you didn't send me to this university?" I ask
      "Because I worked too damn hard" he replies (or something along those lines). He wanted me to go to a good university, though in RL he had no influence on my choice ^_^.
      I have to go back to my university now, so we both step out of the car. The place around us is quite active, there's a lot of people walking around since it's the middle of the day at a university. I run around the car and give my dad a big hug, "Love you dad!" I say with a profound sense of affection. I felt like my dad was just awesome . I wasn't even the slightest bit embarrassed about all the people that were looking at us. I head to the front entrance of the university by myself so I can catch a taxi home. The end.
    5. #67 - slightly scary but not really (lucid)

      by , 02-25-2015 at 06:32 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Black: Non-dream
      Blue: Non-lucid
      Red: Lucid

      Dream - Desert with ghost woman
      Before become lucid I remember that I was driving to a house in a dusty kind of Australian outbacks scenery... I think I might have been dropping someone off, but I became lucid as I left the place, and somehow I'm no longer in the car (which I don't notice at the time). My reaction is dulled, and my realization to the lucidity is weak at best which is likely why it was quite stable and calm. Some kind of thing approaches me but I can't remember this part at all, I only remember dismissing it from my mind during the dream to get rid of it (hence why I probably can't even remember it, good job me ). I seem to walk around the environment for a little longer until a grey-skinned skeletal woman appeared. (my first impression was an anorexic black woman, but the more I think about the less I feel it looked like that). She kind of floated about, and the whole thing made me uneasy, but since I knew it was a dream I tried to dismiss it. This time it didn't go so well... I was trying to dissolve the spectre but nothing was happening . Progressing to a more panicked state I realize there's a wooden pole in my hand and she's on the opposite side of a fence now, I wack at her over and over but the stick just goes through her. She floats through the fence towards me, and now I try something unthinkably weird... Like I would never do this kind of weird O_O I try to transform her into an actual woman, reforming her image (since this felt so low-level I don't think I really had much going on in terms of thought processes, like there was no filter). I get behind her a get closer, she's got tanned-dark skin now and I try to make her breasts bigger (jesus should I be writing this...) The next thing was to kind of humanize her and turn her on or something, I get quite a bit of success but 10 seconds from starting this whole approach I ended up waking up.