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    Temple of the Dog

    by , 07-29-2014 at 06:07 PM (780 Views)
    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #225: Temple of the Dog

    Itís the middle of the night and our dog keeps escaping out through the house into the neighborhood. Our house contains a labyrinthine series of tunnels that passes through an old stone church, and Iím convinced that the dog is escaping through some back exit of this church.

    I step into the church. Itís mostly dark outside but bright light pours in through a stained glass window to my right. It strikes me as ridiculous to be looking for my dog in an old church thatís somehow bolted onto my house and
    I become lucid.

    I leave the church the way I came in, heading into a dark tunnel. The dream feels wobbly, so rake my hands along the wall to engage my sense of touch. My fingers feel numb and Iím not engaging as much as Iíd like. I start scooting sideways down the hall so I can keep my hands locked on and hopefully get this dream to hold together.

    The hallwayís starting to get really dark now, though, and I decide to head back for the light. I break off from the wall and rub my hands together as I make my way back into the church. The lightís even brighter now.

    I see my dog looking down at me from a previously unseen wooden platform high above. I turn toward the stained glass window, now almost unbearably bright and start moving toward it
    as the dream ends.

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    1. ThreeCat's Avatar
      Hi Canis, did this dream occur early in the night? J/w, as some of the feeling (instability, bright lights or moving around a lot in darkness) of your dream often accompanies lucids I've had in the early part of my sleep cycles. Regardless, congrats on the lucids!
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    2. Xanous's Avatar
      Wow Id love to DILD in a place like that. It sounds very Elder Scrolls-ish to me.
    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      @ThreeCat - Yeah, I know exactly the kind of feeling you mean! It actually happened after my youngest child woke up feeling really sick and we stayed up with him a little while. I went back to bed a little fretful about sleeping but finally managed it. I think I may have been a bit wakeful / on edge, which probably made it a little harder to lose myself in the scenario.

      @Xanous - Actually, yeah, it looked very much like that! The tunnel I was heading down went quite a long way, had several side exits and looked pretty dungeon-like. You just made me realize that I should have just gone for a phase. Worst case, I'm in the void... wouldn't be the first time.
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    4. Xanous's Avatar
      Yeah I was kicking myself for not phasing in my mall dream recently.
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    5. Alysendra's Avatar
      Haha, I love when you become lucid because you just take a good look at the architecture around you and you're like "What the fuck is this?"

      Why did you decide to walk into a dark tunnel? Good you turned it around though, but maybe a little too much it seems haha.

      That shifty dog of yours. >.>
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Why did you decide to walk into a dark tunnel?
      Yeah, for real! I was hoping one of you could tell me just what the hell I was thinking walking back into a dark tunnel! Unfortunately for me, early lucidity isn't always fertile ground for the best decision making!
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    7. Alysendra's Avatar
      Hehe, yeah, at that point it was probably just instinctive. It's understandable. Clearly you're a creature of the night. >:3
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    8. NyxCC's Avatar
      Ha! You've got a thing for temples! Cool entry name!
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    9. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I sure do! I thought of your temple dreams after waking up from this dream and writing down my shorthand notes.

      Thanks! I was wondering whether anyone happened to know what the title referred to. You caught the reference?
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    10. NyxCC's Avatar
      Ahh! One can never get enough temple dreams! Got something ancient from couple of days ago, hope it sees DV light at some point. I'm so behind with journalling...

      The title sounds familiar but no connection. Google came up with a rock band, is that it?
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    11. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Ah cool, I hope so too! I totally understand, it can be hard to stay caught up! The competition makes things particularly demanding and I am having incredible trouble keeping up with everything!

      And yep, you got the band right!
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