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    Lucid Exploration

    by , 11-22-2012 at 04:27 PM (569 Views)
    Night of 11/17/12

    I am wandering around the dream world, just exploring and playing around with my dream powers. At one point, I am giving some DCs a tour of my dream map.

    As I am walking, I look up in the sky and notice several missiles headed straight for us. I immediately flee from their path in great leaping bounds. After they've been detonated, one of my "crew members" tells me they were set off by a traitor.

    I instantly call out the traitor and he begins chasing me and my informant. I run, thrilled to have some excitement. We are on the roof of a building; my informant tells me she cannot jump to the next roof. "It's too far!" she cries.

    "No it's not," I tell her. "Just jump! You'll make it." I grab her hand and drag her along with me as I jump to the next building, making sure she lands safely on her feet.

    Looking over my shoulder, I note that the traitor is in hot persuit. Okay, running time is over. "Stand back," I tell my companion as I draw a sword from thin air.

    The traitor quickly approaches with a sword of his own. He is an excellent fighter, but I can see every move he is going to make and easily parry his attacks. Finally, I kick him off balance and hold him to the ground, keeping him in place as the rest of my crew comes to take him away.
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    Updated 11-23-2012 at 01:55 AM by 47876

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    1. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Cool dream! Just thinking about movie action scenes makes my heart pound but for some reason I rarely have these sorts of cool chase / fight scenes in my LDs. Good fun, and impressive restraint not skewering the turncoat.

      I was intrigued by your mention of a dream map. Is this a map to a persistent dreamworld that you experience? This is a concept that really interests me, although I have no persistent dreamworld of my own. (My house, site of many a false awakening, doesn't count IMO.)
    2. LolaTheLoner's Avatar
      The map is as persistent as it can be in the dream world, so there are some discrepancies of course. For a while I've been pretty interested in dream cartography, so I pay really close attention in my lucids to where certain locations are in relation to others that I know about. Sadly I have not yet physically drawn out this map (I don't have paper big enough, and the one time I tried on MS Paint, the huge file nearly crashed my computer). So it's all in my head for now.

      I read a really cool post once that says your house is actually the center of your dream map, so I'd say that counts!
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    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Very nice. Yes, dream cartography (good term for it) really is a fascinating subject. I find it especially fascinating because it's what I want but don't actually have. Anyway, I'm impressed/intimidated/amazed that your dreamworld map is large enough to crash your computer. Kind of cool that it's too big for a computer but not too big for a brain.

      Keela, a student in the Intro Class drew a really amazing map of her persistent dreamworld and posted it in her Dream Journal a while back. It was really cool work, and you might enjoy giving it a look as well. My Dreamworld Map (circa 2004) - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
    4. LolaTheLoner's Avatar
      You could always do individual maps for each dream, and then if there are any overlappings, combine those into one map. Doing that might even give your brain the connection to make your dreamscape more persistent.

      Haha, that might be more of a testament to my aging laptop than the vastness of my dreamworld. Still, I'm hoping to find some large sheets of paper the next time I go shopping so I can finally get a start on this. Though mine won't look nearly as nice as Keela's! O_O That's a gorgeous map. Sadly drawing is not my forte.
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    5. LolaTheLoner's Avatar
      You could always do individual maps for each dream, and then if there are any overlappings, combine those into one map. Doing that might even give your brain the connection to make your dreamscape more persistent.

      Haha, that might be more of a testament to my aging laptop than the vastness of my dreamworld. Still, I'm hoping to find some large sheets of paper the next time I go shopping so I can finally get a start on this. Though mine won't look nearly as nice as Keela's! O_O That's a gorgeous map. Sadly drawing is not my forte..
    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Great idea. I made occasional maps of individual dreams in the past and always enjoyed having that reference point to refresh myself later when I was reviewing.

      Like most good ideas, it worked so well that I stopped doing it. I'll start doing that again!