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    Cities in the Astral

    I have been LDing sinse 1988 and have had maybe 2000ish. I am starting this dream journal on 02-19-12. Many of my dreams involve otherwordly concepts, such as dream cities that are real and have many perminent inhabitants. I have interacted with some many times, so if the entries I make seem to refer to strange things like 'the 3 women' or 'the monks' just assume they are reoccuring DCs for before this journal starts.

    1. Eating Glass

      by , 12-04-2019 at 05:11 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Have nice conversation while munching dream food. It is crunchy delicate glass light assemblies perhaps for a car. After awhile; what the heck I have finished two of those but they are made of glass and I have to chew carefully. Why am I doing this? I should stop! Well there is only one more...
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    2. Tried out ZAD's mirror idea.

      by , 11-30-2019 at 05:46 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I told Zad I would try out a method of stabilization he mentioned. Here it is: DILD, I am dreaming and realize it is a dream. I think this was based on observation of the dream like nature rather than an RC. I focused on my hands and then remembered I wanted to try this task (look in mirror and state I am -your name-". I look around and am on a dark street at night. Well summoning a mirror is stage one. Cars have mirrors, right? I go up to a motor cycle and it does have a round rear view mirror on a movable bar. I turn it so as to reflect my face. It was cool watching how my brain had to rush to figure out how this should all look. For a split second the images in the mirror had to shift and morph, but quickly showed my reflection. This was interesting as I have always used either bathroom mirrors, or the kind on large stands. This tiny 3" mirror created interesting challenges in the visuals as only a tiny part of the field was dedicated to the image in the mirror. I stated loudly "I am Eric." Nothing much happened, but it work well as a stabilization method and I see potential in it. Will try again with a much larger mirror.
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    3. Archive: two dreams from 20+ years ago

      by , 10-26-2019 at 05:37 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Wrote these in a thread so may as well paste here. Old dreams: I have had a bunch. I experience what seems to me to be actual travel to other realities. Figure this means, I believe I sometimes astral travel and run into DCs who I believe are real conscious entities. I mention this because my belief makes the events more frightening. In one I was held in place as if I was stuck to a wall with spider webs. Someone I felt was more than a DC started examining me closely. I tried to see past the visuals my mind provided to understand what the thing was. I kind of pierced some veil of illusion and the being looked right into my face and was clearly very alien and sci-fi looking. I struggled in fear and felt I had no choice but to wake my body as an escape.
      In another I was trying to navigate (decades ago when all this was new) and discovered the medium in which stable areas/realm were connected was visualized by me as water. I assumed treating it like water was a place to start. I had been in a set of caves and had just had my first experience of a long calm conversation with things that visually came across human, but could not grasp the meaning of what had been discussed. They had shown me the liquid in a kind of tube/pool. I dove in and planned on swimming, but was swept under and away. Lots of swirling helplessness until I surfaced in kind of a lake. It was in a giant cavern and I saw buildings on the shore. I left the liquid near the buildings. They were not normal structures but similar in a sense. Suddenly some sort of alarm and commotion starts. It becomes obvious I am the cause as small creepy aliens sort of like Star Wars Jahwas pour out of the buildings and surround me. They are hostile and I struggle to get away. I decide this sucks and attempt to change the scene through dream control but nothing I do mentally effects anything. I feel a intense presence coming through some building as if the thing radiated energy. I am effectively captured now. Around a corner comes something many times bigger than me, perhaps the size of a school bus. It was visualized by me as perhaps a robot monster. It has me now and I decide to end the dream. However, I am unable to end the dream. Luckily all it does is throw me back into the lake and I am swept under and away.
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    4. Surgery Dream #2 Brain Broke.

      by , 10-18-2019 at 04:46 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I am being prepared for surgeryThere is something wrong inside my head and it must be fixed. They administer the drugs to knock me out. I come to before the surgery is finished and somehow wander off while still on the drugs. I am now outside and realize I must get back to surgery but the dream is shifting and I assume the effects of the drugs are making it so I am getting lost. I try to ask for help but my words come out mixed up I am afraid.
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    5. Surgery Dream #1 Snake

      by , 10-18-2019 at 04:41 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      10/17/19 I just recently had a major surgery on my left arm/shoulder and am wearing a bulky protective sling 24/7. I just started P.T.
      In this dream I am talking to a female therapist (IRL it is a male) and she tells me she is going to put a snake on my chest. I get nervous. She brings in a 5 foot long rattle snake that is fat like it swallowed a couple cats. She puts it on me and it is very heavy, almost suffocatingly so. It starts slowly moving around as I lay on the table. I am worried it will bite me. She assures me that it will infact bite me, but not to worry. It bites my thigh but I am numb.
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    6. Curious Night Fretting

      by , 05-14-2019 at 05:54 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I only had so long to sleep and knew i would be woken soon. In the dream there were familiies everywhere at my dads house All through the large house was no plce icooul use, Finaly it was explaing to me that 5 failies with kids a other were living here to shave on rent. My lucid mind whet about trying to deal with this, That is of course when th doorbell wraged.
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    7. Getting better at Food.

      by , 05-13-2019 at 07:00 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Been dieting lately, so getting to eat un healthy food in dreams is a plus. However, I have rarely had the food I create taste like much. I spent a lucid trying this out. My jelly doughnuts were noy half bad. But lets say only half good. Picture eating a Jelly doughnut in waking life when you have a bad cold. Still it was good enough to count.
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    8. Plant Skills

      by , 05-13-2019 at 06:57 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Enjoying nice vivid DILD and at some point a DC of my wife is all concerned about something. I tell her I am not interested and am not going to bother trying to understand, as this is all just happening inside my dream. She doubts me so I demonstrate on some house plants. I make them sprout out of control and they all shoot up about three feet in 2 seconds. For fun I make plants sprout out of the ceiling to. Very fast and good results.It has not been so long in years since I journaled here about trying to develop this skill on tomatoes. At that point my friend rang my door bell and it woke me up. I kind of yelled at him.
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    9. Asking Permission

      by , 04-24-2019 at 04:04 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      04/23/19 Got in trouble last night, but do not seem to be locked up. Had many small lucid adventures, then seem to have gone astral again. The transition started as far as I can tell in the car ride. I get into a car and the woman who is driving says she is taking me somewhere to meet her friend. I weather is frozen and snowy. She is driving us through slush and I tell her I would like to change the weather. I exert control and bring ou the sun and change the scene to more of a lovely southern Cali setting. We end up at a cool swimming pool. I enjoy the feel of the water. I dive down to the bottom and look up at the surface from below. I go back to where the woman is sitting on the edge. She is sexy looking and I want her to be topless. I remember getting in trouble the night before and the advice. I explain to her my situation and politely ask her if she would let me play with her naked chest. She has no problem with this and I proceed. However, I feel the dream start to destabilize and must use a sensory reduction method to bring the dream back. I try again and it is very sensuous and realistic. The dream starts to destabilize again and I realize the problem is my body is becoming stimulated and my heart rate has increased. I stabilize again and decide to just swim. I go through many more scenes with the woman including on where I mention that I am actually dreaming and have a body somewhere else. She smiles and says, "yes, but the question is, am I also asleep somewhere and dreaming?" I do not know the answer to that, having assumed she was native to this place. Later we are in a casino and one of the card dealers is a sexy woman in a bikini top. I am tempted to touch her, but again remember myself and do not. I decide to ask her if I can touch her. She says yes, but to come with her to some place private. She takes me to a lower level and allows me to touch her. I again have trouble keeping the dream stable so I thank her but explain I do not seem to be able to stay astral and deal with the stimulation. I do not remember what all happened after that. The whole sequence seemed over an hour long. I am making progress in fitting in and niot getting in trouble.
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    10. Dream Police

      by , 04-24-2019 at 03:46 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      04/22/19 Very eventful night. Had been screwing around lucid for many small adventures when things got intense. I was out flying around and saw the coast off in the distance. Tried flying ultra sonic in a superman pose. Got the scene zipping by. Making progress on my jet speed while maintaining scenery (not simulating by blurring) and flew past the statue of liberty and out over the ocean. Came upon a weird fortress on a rock that rose out of the sea. Things shifted and I became aware that the dream now seemed to have a feel of astral travel. Interesting. I float around examining and land on a ledge finding my way inside. Explore halls and it first seems like a medical building. I try to avoid detection, but eventually there are too many entities and I can not go un-noticed. I now see this more as some kind of mall or something. I try to influence the actions of a couple people sitting at a table, but it makes them unhappy. This is unclear if i am in an astral zone or alone in my mind. Normally I can control DCs flawlessly. I wander around and approach an attractive female who freaks out and yells for me to get away from her. She is basically calling for help. Oh shit. It does seem I am no longer in my head and the entity is frightened. I go back out to the exterior of the building and float around to the other side. I go back in to an open area like a car garage or something. I see weird tree like formations and while examining it meet a weird weasel looking creature. I pick it up and carry it inside. There is a giant koi pond like thing. I wonder if the weasel would eat a fish. I use TK to catch out a fish, but the weasel has left. I realize I have entities trying to surround me and they look unhappy. I try to evade them but end up cornered. I can not phase away and they take me to an office lie space. I am being scolded for showing up in their peaceful area and acting like a jack ass. I realize the woman who called for help felt I was being a creepy perv and only after awaking figure catching a fish and leaving on the ground probably did not help. I have a calm conversation with them trying to defend myself. I explain that as I am not an astral being, I only reach their areas while my body is asleep. I explain that while in this state I do not have the best judgement. I clearly do not make fully thought out judgments almost as if I am drunken. I express I do not want to end up band for good from this zone, but can see that I have often made a horrible freak out of myself. I also express that I have trouble with telling the transition from my dreams to places like this. I can touch women in my own dreams, and will as I am a male ape. It is not intentional so much as instinctual and the seeming intoxication or limited faculties I posses in this state make it difficult. I would never sexually assault a conscious living being on purpose. The main guy actually gives me an instructive lecture on how I can tell an entity from a dc. It does not translate well and comes across something like "see this person and the fine detail in their appearance? Notice this, notice that. Now look at this person, see how such and such. You must learn to be aware at once when you have transitioned to this place. We can not have you assault any more people. In the future I recommend you ask permission from any person you see before touching them or doing anything to them. This should be a policy even when you are in your own mind." I am taken to a location outside of the building when I realize a much more aggressive group of people is coming. I am instantly afraid it is some sort of police or military and that they will remove all my powers and incarcerate me as has happened twice in the past. I ask how I can get away and am told not to. I take off from the guys before the authorities can grab me. I can not change the scene or anything like waking up. I fly along the ground away from them. Soon there are people coming from in front of me also. I take to the sky, but dense clouds push in my way and seem solid. I use huge energy blasts to get through. Before long I am tired and realize I have not got anywhere. I am just outside the building where I began running. I head inside and around a corner. I am surrounded but duck inside what looks like a storage closet and hope they will miss me. At this point my alarm goes off and I am able to wake. I calm myself, and push the snooze button. I try to picture a new scene, but reappear in the storage room and am already in custody. I manage to force myself awake. I really was afraid that I would now spend weeks in a lock up like the first time, going there every time I fell asleep with no access to dream control powers. The next night I was free and was back in the astral environment. It seems I had not actually done much to get in trouble and got off with a warning, this time.
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    11. Tiger in the Hottub

      by , 04-13-2019 at 10:00 PM (Cities in the Astral)
      04/12/19 I decided to attempt the remote viewing game by asking for clues to come in a dream. We will see if any of it makes sense. I am doing stuff like yard work in my Grandma's back yard. My wife calls over to me, "Hey, there is a tiger in this hot tub!" I think wow, that is just silly talk! I go over and there is an empty hot tub with a cover on it, now pulled part way back. As I get close, sure enough there is a full grown tiger hiding in there! I back up and tell my wife to go inside. The tiger jumps out and starts towards me. I try to stand my ground but am very afraid. I sternly tell the tiger no and stop it. The tiger sits down on the grass. I go inside and am looking through the glass on the door at it. My grandma and sister are in there. I tell them we need to call animal control, and that it must be a pet tiger that has gotten loose. I look back out and see a few house cats out near it. They do not seem afraid, but I am sure the tiger could eat the cats. Next I see 4 baby tigers are now with it. I am more afraid now. I get the phone book out and try to find the number for animal control, but the book is very confusing. Nothing is in order and I have a very hard time reading anything. I ask for help, but no one seems to help. I finally get mad and decide I will call 911 emergency. I get out my cell phone and it also does not make sense. The numbers are very unclear and I can not get the phone to work.
      I am not sure this has anything to do with the game, but it was very vivid and memorable the same night I asked for clues in a dream.
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    12. Childhood rage

      by , 01-29-2019 at 05:51 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      This was non lucid but vivid. My sister who is now 50 was young and so was I. She maliciously tore a poster on my wall. I start yelling about this being the second time. The image of her tearing it replayed in the middle. She said something to push my buttons and I was in a rage.I felt like pushing her hard, but controlled myself sort of. I used my knuckles and rapped on the top of her skull twice, about as hard as knocking on a door. I then left. Now 2 female DCs are following me and yelling for the police. I told them all I did was knock on her head and it could not have her her much. One of them joyfully said she had been recording me admitting I did it. The dream faded. I woke up angry.
      I did have problems with my much bigger sister picking on me, but that was long, long ago. I love and respect my sister and enjoy spending time with her. Very odd that feelings from childhood came out in the dream.
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    13. Replay Attempt.

      by , 01-27-2019 at 06:46 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Remember very few details, but it was an interesting lucid in that I had watched a sequence and then attempted to steer the dream to allow me to experience the scene in person. The attempt sort of failed. I did manage to create on of the DCs and get the city to kind of conform to the layout, but when I attempted to walk from one place to another I just kept walking expecting to arrive at a lake. Someone mentioned the lake was that way, but I never got there.
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    14. Vampire Lucid

      by , 01-27-2019 at 06:39 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      Long crazy dream where I sailed along a cliff and found a tiny tunnel. I wormed my way through the dirt tunnel and came out in a tomb like church. I eventually end up across the street in a two story house. Lots of interaction with DCs until I figure out they are the thralls of a vampire. I was lucid by this point and created two big guns and had to defend myself. Later the actual vampire came in. A female wrapped her arms around him and told me to fire. This involved shooting through her. Some how I knew that her blood blasting into his body had killed him because of her self sacrifice. The weirdest part comes where I am in the front room but had to just watch through the eyes of the person I had been playing. A woman came in and he did not know if she was part of the bad guys. She approaches as I watch through his eyes. He is terrified and pointing both guns at her begging her to not make him shoot her. She says something soothing and gently pushes the guns aside and hugs him. He breaks down in tears.
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    15. Mercedes.

      by , 01-27-2019 at 06:24 AM (Cities in the Astral)
      I was talking with a female DC when she became a girlfriend from 30 years ago. She sat on my lap facing me and was topless. I was lucid by this point and did not touch her sexually. I was more interested in the warm feeling of friendship and closeness. She kept giving me signs of affection like tiny kisses on the cheek.
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