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    Ordinary Dream State Entries

    by , 12-24-2020 at 01:42 PM (81 Views)
    Dream state:

    I go to bed around 2am and set Lucid Dreamer app's delay time for a sleep cue at 180 minutes.

    A horrible quasimodo arrives a
    at a party and starts murdering everyone. I notice a girl is scared and hide with her in a bathroom.

    For a moment, I think a dangerous triceratops is coming and an image of one flashes in my head. I peek outside, it looks like an aquarium, there is music redolent of a Jurassic Park show, and the murderer is coming. Now we hide in a basement (no longer a bathroom).

    The quasimodo has a flat, deformed head, as though missing part of his brain, but he is a large human with an indifferent facial expression. He enters the basement and I jump on his broad back to stab his deformed head with a sharp object.

    I wake up with Lucid Dreamer app's auditory cue which surprisingly sounds exactly like the Jurassic Park tune from my dream. Now I know what it sounds like! The app's visual cue is flashing and lights up the room. It's 5.15am. I record the dream and use the loo before returning to bed at 5.45am.

    Lucid Dreamer app's cue set to go off in 60 minutes and sound is lowered.

    Waking state:

    I return to bed just before 6am, having recorded a dream and used the loo. Lucid Dreamer app's cue set to go off in an hour. I lie down on my back and relax. Soon, dream impressions manifest but don't last. I cycle through brief visual and auditory hallucinations, a process that my wife interrupts as she tosses and turns in her sleep.

    I lose consciousness and come too just before 7am with the app's auditory cue going off. I hear white noise in my head. I turn off the sound cue and adopt a sideways position. A pulsatile hiss emerges in my head and seems to get faster and louder.

    Phase state:

    I aggressively roll out of bed and stand, pulling the cover with me and disturbing my wife. The room is dark and I apologise to my wife who chuckles and tells me she gathered that I was trying to have an out-of-body experience. Suddenly, I'm back in bed realising I had actually achieved a false awakening. I fall asleep.

    Dream state:

    I'm in a car with a man that resembles Raj, a former local butcher. He is driving me around town and comes close to having a few accidents but the car transmutes regularly. Even though such shapeshifting is impossible in real life, I merely find it interesting and remark to the driver that it's quite 'cool'.

    We finally crash into another vehicle and a family becomes argumentative. A teenage girl starts quizzing us about the car and road manoueuvres that led to the accident. I feel like she's trying to embarrass us, as I struggle to address her questions. I don't want to be here.

    I'm sitting in a bed with two strangers resembling Iggy Pop and Glen Benton from death metal band Deicide. I am holding my smartphone and listening death metal music. All three of us enjoy the fast drumbeats, menacing guitar riffs and guttural vocals until 'Glen' leaves the room. There is a third party in the room, sitting with me and 'Iggy'.

    This druggie-like character is in his underwear and appears to have a semi-erection. 'Are you gay?' Iggy asks. 'No. Honestly,' I hear the reply, 'It's going down.' He covers his crotch and presses down on his bulge. Me and Iggy stand up and stare at him.

    I wake up around 10.40am.

    These dreams were recorded using the Lucid Dreamer app for the first time. The 'phase state' simply means the hybrid brain state that combines wakefulness and dreaming at gamma frequencies---where, besides lucid dreams, false awakenings manifest. The phase state can be mistaken for the waking state until the person becomes lucid, i.e., recognises it isn't real.

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    Updated 12-24-2020 at 01:46 PM by 50273 (Italicise a section)

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    1. Summerlander's Avatar
      Cue delay time: 240 minutes
      Bedtime: 3.05am
      Awakening: 7am (antacids needed)
      Cue delay time: 60 minutes
      Return to bed: 7.15am
      Return to sleep after cue-induced awakening: 8.15am
      Awakening: 10.56am
      Recall: in reverse

      Recent: Trying to fix the front door latch and get it bolted shut as I fear that the Asian delinquent who might have robbed my house (previous dream) is still at large. The police is in the house giving me advice; one of them resembles the actor Reginald VelJohnson, who famously played Sergeant Al Powell in Die Hard. (Tradionally, I watch Die Hard around Christmas.) The Chief Constable, who resembles actor James Caan (watched Elf recently, too), is staying with me, and says the Veljohnson lookalike is one of the best, a real 'brave soul', after the officer leaves. Me and the Chief walk together upstairs as we converse. I feel he's too old to protect the house, too slow to keep up with outside threats and only staying with me as a witness in case something happens. Suddenly, I hear loud knocking on the door. 'The police are on their way!' I scream this bluff from the top of the stairs, in my old house, as I see a silhouette of a man outside wielding a gun and waiting for someone to step in front of the doorway; the front door has apparently been pried wide open. My bluff failed to scare the nefarious stranger away and I know we still need to call for backup. No phones in sight. I follow the useless Chief Constable into the bathroom as he hides in darkness. I leave the bathroom door ajar. My plan is to jump the assailant when he checks the other rooms. The situation feels desperate. I wake up at 10.56am.

      Prior: I'm reading a newspaper article about Michael Jackson. He is still alive and being criticised for his crazy and gory concerts. He looks like a character from A Nightmare Before Christmas, performing weird stunts and somersaulting to land flat on his face. MJ clearly hurts himself but seems to try to hide the pain from his audience. He has also maimed his face and body with nails. (I watched a scene from Rob Cohen's The Wiz, which stars MJ, on a recent countdown programme.)

      Prior: Out in public. Covid-19 has been spreading quickly amongst the population. Me and family unit are trying to stay away from people not wearing masks; a crowd near a bus stop. We stand on grassy knolls and tell someone who insists on following us to stay away due to pandemic rules. (Redolent of Bad Santa 2, which I watched before bedtime, where the character Sherman Merman stalks protagonist Willie Soke played by Billy Bob Thornton.)

      Prior: I'm with my family and we have guests at home (similar to old house). An old lady belonging to this group of people flirts with me. The kitchen window is wide open. An Asian guy is peeking in. His behaviour is erratic and he looks high. He snorts cocaine from the palm of his hand. Suddenly he jumps inside through the window. He is topless and a giggling mess as he cracks jokes. I put my hands around his bare torso and start escorting him out. He sneakily escapes my grip and runs around the house into other rooms. Me and guests manage to oust him. I see him through the kitchen window, smirking at me like he's managed to dupe me. He is now wearing a lumberjacket and appears to be trying to conceal some things he might have stolen from the house. One of them appears to be my dream journal! 'Stop him!' He disappears by the time we get outside. I fear he has stolen the house keys.
      Updated 12-27-2020 at 06:19 PM by Summerlander (Typographical)
    2. Summerlander's Avatar
      Bedtime: 2am
      Awakening: 7am
      Return to sleep: 7am
      Awakening: 12.15pm
      Recall: sequential
      Lucid Dreamer app: no cues used; too much alcohol consumed prior to bedtime

      PRIOR: I'm working with Patrick Swayze in a movie as an extra. He is slightly obese and at the set of the musical, he gets tired quickly as he is required to dance for long periods of time. I give him confidence as a great fan and remind him I'm the 'kid' he waved at outside the Empire cinema, in London, about 25 years ago. We embrace and It's quite emotional. We go to a celebrity restaurant together and security tries to kick me out but I tell them I'm with Swayze, which he confirms. (The actor is deceased but memory of this was absent.)

      RECENT: I'm racing people on a super-fast motorbike. It's so much fun. Then we decide to go paintballing. But someone is maliciously using real bullets. A man gets hit by one of these bullets and then starts shooting others using a laser gun. An individual hit by a laser seems to turn into a cyborg and shoots lasers from his eyes. I get curious as to how this is possible. I can see, in detail, the man's brain internally producing an electrical singularity which turns into a luminous bullet kept in place just behind his eye to be hit with great force
      by a tiny 'hammer' made of neurons. (I'm oblivious to the absurdity of having X-ray vision.)

      Need to review the following in order to look out for dreamsigns:

      INNER AWARENESS: thoughts, emotions, sensations and perceptions.
      ACTION: ego action, character action and object action.
      FORM: ego form, character form, setting form, object form.
      CONTEXT: ego role, character role, character place, object place, setting place, setting time, situation.