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    Chariots in the Sky

    by , 12-17-2013 at 11:35 PM (784 Views)
    This dream is from the morning of 12/15/2013.

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #176: Chariots in the Sky

    I have a false awakening in a fancy hotel room. My kids E and R are running around as I sleepily come to my senses. Wife gets out of bed first and I think that I should get up to help her with the kiddos. But I somehow “jump” to being on my feet and I realize that this is the start of a lucid dream.

    I head for the window, phase out, and find myself clinging to a steeply slanted rooftop under a dark, cloudy sky. Everywhere I look are other rooftops just like this one, very steep and dotted with lit windows. The texture on the roof shifts oddly, jumping from one repeated pattern to another.

    I leap to another roof. There’s nothing but dark void below. Each building is about 50 feet apart and floats freely through the sky. I make a couple of more leaps, and as I look around I note that there are flying chariots with large passenger cars flying through the sky. These flying chariots feel like my ticket to a less hostile scene, so I leap onto one.

    As I crash onto the floor of the passenger car, the DCs on board look at me with surprise and shuffle away before returning to normal. Most of them are dressed in a mix of medieval and classical Greek garb.

    I’m willing the chariot to encounter something handy for me as it flies through the sky, particularly something I could use for Task of the Year. I’m mainly looking for the Great Pyramid or the Colosseum. We fly past lots of cool-looking buildings (including the Temple of Zeus and a series of huge medieval castles) but they’re not quite the ones I’m looking for. I’m contemplating just jumping for one and exploring when we pull up close to an arena that looks like a shorter version of the Colosseum!

    I glide off of the chariot toward the Colosseum when I see an attractive but angry-looking woman in her early 30s dragging a red-haired teenager off of the chariot by his collar. She’s dressed in what looks like a Roman toga and she’s giving the kid an earful: “Do you know how shameful it is to have a knight running around in an enemy chariot?”

    I don’t know what she’s talking about, because the kid looks way too young and (frankly) wimpy to be a “knight” of any kind. It also seems like she’s a little young to be his mom. The kid’s cowering and whimpering as she drags him along. I turn back toward the Colosseum and move only a bit further before
    the end of the dream.
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    Comments

    1. bemistaken's Avatar
      CL,
      You always have the coolest dreams!
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks, bemistaken! I'm just getting back from vacation but I think I saw an LD from you in my feed... can't wait to check it out!
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    3. Highlander's Avatar
      Excellent LD Canis. So near as well to the Colosseum...
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    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks, Highlander! I'm starting to accept that I may not be getting all the Tasks of the Year done, but I'm going to fight like crazy for my favorites until the ball drops in New York.
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    5. fogelbise's Avatar
      This sounds like another visual I would have loved to see! Was that 4 LDs in one night? Either way, one night or multiple, that is awesome!!! Any supplements help for this series of LDs? I have never tried any but feeling a little temptation to.
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks, it was a pretty striking scene! The imagery was convincing enough that I felt highly motivated to stay up on the rooftop level.

      Yes, I had a number of things going for me here to get 4 lucids in one night! First of all, I took a galantamine + choline stack at WBTB. Pre-bed I also took some 5-HTP in order to suppress early REM.

      In addition to that, I was coming off of several nights of only 5-6 hours of sleep and was in for significant REM rebound. I got plenty of sleep that night (nearly 9 hours, unheard of for me!), and I was on vacation and had spent much of the day exposed to novel stimuli.

      And this was my first WBTB in several days. So I had everything blowing in the right direction!

      If you ever do get interested in supps, don't hesitate to ask any questions should they arise.
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    7. Highlander's Avatar
      Thanks, Highlander! I'm starting to accept that I may not be getting all the Tasks of the Year done, but I'm going to fight like crazy for my favorites until the ball drops in New York.
      Good luck!
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    8. NyxCC's Avatar
      Fantastic dream! I guess this is one of those dreams where you go crazy with happiness from seeing all these amazing historical places, items, and people. I probably would have paid a visit to the temple of Zeus, Greek architecture is great and who knows what kinds of secrets the temple holds?

      And flying chariots - no, I can't take it anymore, need to go to bed as soon as possible!
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    9. fogelbise's Avatar
      If you ever do get interested in supps, don't hesitate to ask any questions should they arise.
      Thank you, will do! By the way, reading your 4 LDs gave me a lot of inspiration and paid off last night!!
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    10. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      @Nyx - Yeah, can you imagine how cool it would be to visit a dream version of the Temple of Zeus? I think that in retrospect I'd have gone for that as well. It's very hard for me to always make clear decisions on what to experience in dreams. There's a certain fogginess to my thinking sometimes where I alternate between getting totally caught up in the dream and ruthlessly focused on goals to the detriment of everything else.

      Hope you had a flying chariot dream of your own -- I'll check out your DJ to see!

      @fogelbise - Cool!! I'll definitely check it out, man! That's awesome to hear!
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    11. NyxCC's Avatar
      There's a certain fogginess to my thinking sometimes where I alternate between getting totally caught up in the dream and ruthlessly focused on goals to the detriment of everything else.
      Oh, that's understandable, especially with unlimited things to see and do!

      Hope you had a flying chariot dream of your own -- I'll check out your DJ to see!
      Not yet, but I am looking forward to anything my subcon will come up to positively surprise me. Still got a couple of entries to update, hopefully will post them the coming week. The holiday season is taking its toll already, people wanting to see you, unhealthy food...
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    12. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Understood, same deal here! I keep weakly justifying all of this culinary excess with "maybe it'll effect dreaming somehow", but come on, who am I fooling? Excited to check out those entries whenever you get time for them! In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc.!
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    13. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thank you! Same to you, have great holidays! Also careful with those tasty supps.
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    14. Highlander's Avatar
      New Year = New tasks!

      Happy New Year BTW!
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