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    The Oneironaut's Odyssey

    An Argonaut of the dream world, the Oneironaut. Every night a journey, every dream an adventure, every moment a treasure.

    1. #277 - Chill but tense lucid

      by , 09-10-2017 at 01:51 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I decided to try the dreamleaf product and see if that affected my ability to lucid dream - suffice to say last night was at least a success.

      I took the blue pill before I went to bed, then 4 hours later I woke up and took the red pill. It took a while for me to fall asleep on account of having checked my phone for a minute. I dreamed that I was floating through the sky while beneath me small clouds passed by. I could see a snow covered mountain where I spotted a bearded man climbing. I floated further and eventually the land beneath me was obscured by denser grey clouds. I realized I was dreaming around this point, I could just tell it was a dream. I felt that the dream wasn't very strong, not surprising since I haven't practiced lucid dreaming in a long time.

      I was still floating through the sky and decided to let myself go with it, the dream seemed too delicate to mess around with so I wanted to try edge the dream-path towards something gradually.
      I got about 30 seconds of lucidity before waking up without much happening. As an added note the atmosphere of the dream seemed a bit sinister which is also why I didn't want to mess with it
      lucid , non-lucid
    2. #276 - I died

      by , 09-03-2017 at 10:18 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      It's been 3/4 of a year since I stopped lucid dreaming, lately I've been making an effort to take it up since I can fit it into my life again. I've made no real attempts, just meditating and going to sleep earlier... But last night I got home late and had one heck of an experience.

      Dream - I Died
      I'm in a museum with someone else (a friend I think), it's no where I know IRL. I look up and see a huge dome shaped skylight and on either side of the room there are stairs spiraling up. Me and my friend move on to another room where there's a lot of clockwork items behind glass display cases. I look around a bit and see that they're really varied in purposes, I thought at first they were actual clocks but begin to see that they're actually ancient and steam-punk.

      (gap in dream/memory)

      I'm at my friends place in their living room, it's a small flat with simple furniture but the place has a lot of character (dark goth art and melted candles, looks like a witch's coven). My friend and his gf who live there together have gone somewhere and I'm sitting on the sofa, it's dark and wet outside. The front door bursts open and my friends GF's dad walks in and sees me - he thinks I'm a burglar. (IRL I know he's a gang member and he's the standard 'big dude with a motorbike and leather jacket' type). He's instantly mad and rushes up to me and pulls out a gun - I panic and put my hands up saying "No don't shoot I'm Daniels friend!" but he doesn't hear me. He just screams "What the F*** are you doing here and who the f*** are you!", but he doesn't wait for a reply - his gun fires and shudders my ears. I feel the hole it ripped in my chest, and the blood spilling from it. I'm breathless and in shock, I knew I was going to die.
      I wake up but I still feel like I'm dying, the memory of being shot was so vivid that I was confused about where I was - am I in hospital? No.. I'm okay. I had to physically check my chest was okay since it seemed so real, I think this is the 3rd death-by-gunshot dream I've had and it's the most vivid one too.
    3. #275 - backlog of dreams

      by , 12-12-2016 at 05:26 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream 1
      There's a spider on the wall that nearly bit my friend but we managed to squash it.
      I buy a 23 million dollar boat and I knew my dad would get annoyed once he found out as it was all my money and I just wasted it. I decide to go hang out with my friend Lajja and turn up at hers, I end out checking out snapchat as I wander around looking for her. On her feed it's kind of sexual and I'm really surprised by it. I meet her bf and her friend, apparently she'd gone to pick me up so we waited for her to get back. I find that I don't really like her bf, there's a lot of doucheyness about him. Two more guys show up that are the wild ones which bring drugs and stuff, we then all go to a party that Lajja is having. She gets flirty with me and we all a bit of a joke and her bf can't really join in.

      Dream 2
      I come out of a building on top of a hill, it's night out with the stars shining above. The building looks like an alien building that's round like the generic 'flying saucer'. I look out over a forest that surrounds the hill I'm on, the trees look beautiful as they wave in the night breeze. I look at my hands and become lucid, triggered by the beautiful and realistic scene of the trees in the night..but after 10 seconds I wake up.
    4. #274 - The sky is so orange and blue

      by , 12-12-2016 at 05:12 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      It's been a while since I've dream journalled anything - life happens sometimes. I've got 2 dreams in the back log which I'll write up after this dream which I had last night.

      I was in a building, possibly a generic wide open-spaced mall with a blue colour the walls. Me and my ex girlfriend were hanging out here and something happened.. I really can't remember what, as I just remember running through hallways that angled off and winded around. I saw a horseman running past me at some point. I came upon another ex girlfriend but didn't talk to her, it felt like she was looking up at something she was trying to read, like a billboard. I then saw my other ex, the one I was with before. She ran past, I think we interacted a bit and I directed her to safety? The story isn't too important here it seems . I came across my mum right after this and she too was looking up and reading, though I know it was a digital board reading the arrival/departure times of planes since we seemed to be in an airport hallway.

      I then made to go across a bridge in the building, leading to another room..
      Only when I got there I looked outside to see something so beautiful that it shocked me into lucidity.. Before me was the sky, an incredible colour of blue with orange tinging the horizon. I realized I was on a small boat that was flying through the air, though I was confused as to how this was possible after just leaving a building. I tried to fly out into the openness but I really struggled, I could only fly within the boundaries of the boat, like a bird unable to leave its cage. My struggle to fly made me wake up and I forced myself to remember it.
      Tags: beautiful, boat, fly, sky
      lucid , non-lucid , memorable
    5. #273 - R18 lucid

      by , 10-29-2016 at 03:28 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Don't read ahead unless you're an adult, I've tried keeping some of the descriptions to a minimal though.

      It's sunny and I'm walking along a sheltered wooden deck outside, like a walkway you might see at the zoo. As I was walking I saw cute girls walk past in leggings, I flirted with one of them and it felt unrealistic which clued me in that it was a dream. I became lucid and immediately went cave-man mode, no stabilising or anything.. I just walked up to the cute girl and groped her, kissed her and many other things I managed to go all the way and even finish which isn't something I've ever had in a lucid dream. A weird thing I noticed was that she kept disappearing yet was still there, it's hard to explain but basically she went invisible or something..
      Tags: girl, leggings, sex, zoo
    6. #272 - Sharks

      by , 10-24-2016 at 12:17 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I have been super bad with staying motivated with doing anything related to lucid dreaming.. It's not that I don't want to, it's that I'm so deplete by the end of the day both mentally and physically. Work drains the brain and the sports I do just wear my body out . I wrote a few dreams up a while ago and just reached my 64th lucid dream. I feel like I should have had more lucid dreams and better progress by now, but I know this is a hobby that requires patience.

      Shark dream
      I dreamed about being in an enclosure, like an aquarium or zoo. The place I was in had an aquatic part and I remembered getting into the water. There was a huge shark in there but I wasn't fussed, it didn't bother me and when it swam up to me to try eat me, I just leaped up and stepped on its head then jumped over it. I felt like I was dodging around it playfully. My friends were in another pool nearby so I headed over to them.
    7. #271 - Friends

      by , 09-27-2016 at 09:28 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream 1
      I had a dream about my friend John back from when we studied at uni. I can't remember the specifics but we were hanging out and I think it was a nice dream. His dog Banjo was with us I think.

      Dream 2
      Another dream about some mates, it included my friend Dylan. I think he was having a smoke or something and we were outside a brick house, it kind of reminded me of a school court next to the brick classroom.
      Tags: banjo, dylan, john
    8. #270 - Games

      by , 09-27-2016 at 09:27 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I've had multiple dreams about a game I'd been binging on called 'Rimworld'. Pretty great game but it makes for a pretty boring dream.. The dreams were quite literally just me playing the game, so not much to say other than that.

      As a side note, I stopped dream journalling for a bit after a particularly terrible nightmare... It wasn't scary but it did emotionally fuck me up for a few days. I've recovered now so hopefully I can pick up the pace with reaching the #300 recorded dreams mark!
      Tags: game
    9. #269 - aliens

      by , 09-16-2016 at 10:33 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I decided to write this up because I've been slacking a bit.. I've forgotten a lot of the details though :/

      Me and some people (possibly my old flatmates + friends) were walking down a large corridor, like an extended indoor drive way. It was concrete and seemed to be a part of a university. In here there was an alien pod, where the first aliens had landed.. We kind of react like they're evil, which they are, but it felt like a baseless accusation. One of us gets a futuristic (possibly alien) gun out and shoots them as they jump out of their ship. Holy shit, they're getting obliterated before they even realize it. As this happens I get the feeling they're defenseless and send a mayday to their alien friends in space..

      We're walking away now, feeling safe. It isn't long though until more aliens start landing on Earth, it seems our massacre of their kind pissed them off. Shit.. I get everyone together and lead them to some more the alien-like weaponry, then we get everyone to head outside. I know of a safe area or something and lead everyone to another university building in the city. I think I shoot the heck out of some aliens as we go too, it feels pretty intense. I notice a person acting.. odd.. He looks doped up or something just wandering sluggishly. He looks my way and has a feral bloodshot eyes. I make the connection that the aliens have released a bio weapon to make some of us into zombies. But how does it spread? I'm also surprised they managed to act so fast..

      We're in a mall area with escalators and staircases here and there, I remembered that in this part there were more zombie people around, I could vividly see their bloodshot eyes..

      Towards the end of the dream we were in a sewer-like tunnel complex, like something the TMNT would stroll through. I can't remember much more except I had blasted my way through a few aliens and zombies before getting everyone in there safely.

      Another note: the aliens were small and had 4 legs, each ending in a blade-like point. They had cone-shaped bodies/heads and I have no clue how they would operate intergalactic spaceships or spread world-devastating plagues.
    10. #268 - Ripping through reality

      by , 09-07-2016 at 08:49 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I woke up during the night, rolled over and checked my phone, 4:50. My alarm goes off at 6.. I wasn't sure if I'd get a full sleep cycle in but rolled over and headed back to sleep... I was kind of horny though, images started forming and I was just imagining things - then all of sudden I noticed the slightest sensation as if I could feel something. I decided that I'd turn this into a lucid, and promptly did. I WILDed into my room and reality check, sweet it worked . It's quite dark here though.. Darkness in my lucids tends to mean a weak or unstable lucid, so I attempt to stabilize. Me and my dream buddy Emnition have a challenge atm to see who can make a lucid last 5 minutes and I was really keen to try. I do something similar to the method I used in my last lucid, teleporting to a more stable place. I decide to make the 'portal' and reach out to pull apart the fabric of reality (imagine trying to pull apart elevator doors). The darkness splits, a tear cracking through the space in front of me to reveal a bright light shining through. I leap into the light and appear back in my room, it's light but it rapidly fades to darkness, then I wake up.
    11. #267 - Ape lucid

      by , 08-29-2016 at 06:37 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Wasn't able to write this up straight away but I'll try remember what I can..

      I think this was a dream where me and someone else were running from this ape-like beast. At some point I think I was climbing across a few beams.. I saw my hands and became lucid, but I woke shortly after. I was too tired for a lucid and eventually fell back asleep to the same dream.
      lucid , non-lucid
    12. #266 - Water ball challenge complete :)

      by , 08-23-2016 at 09:06 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I'm a student studying Archaeology.. I'm in a cave area that's been excavated, there's a sort of ledge which I'm sitting on to look at stone engravings. The cave is apparently on a beach where an old civilization may have once existed. The engraved stone looks like sandstone. I notice how the inscriptions depict the missing civilization of people that apparently uprooted their lives to move to a special location, except that's not what the official record is. Apparently someone else interpreted it as these people moving to spread themselves throughout the world, but I believed differently. My professor walks in, I mention my thoughts and say that it makes no sense for them to 'spread throughout the world', it was a hypothesis at best and was mentioned (without proof) that these people were the most advanced species at the time, being the first to discover fire and develop basic crafts --- they were trying to say that by spreading their genes they allowed other humans to evolve their intelligence and also discover fire.

      Eventually the dream changes, I'm walking with a couple guys to the alleged location that the missing people moved to. It seems like there's a special hot spot of energy... Apparently there's apparently some event that occurs every 10'000 years that will be happening soon (and marks the time the mysterious race of people disappeared). There's some dream backstory about how they stopped demons from invading by fighting them off at this energy hot spot. It's dark outside as we walk...

      At some point, possibly prior to heading to the energy hot spot there was an event where there was an old lady in a car. I think I was in the back seat and we could see heaps of birds suddenly migrating in the same direction. Then this old crazy lady called 'Grey Cash' by the village went hurtling by, as if blown away by the wind. This apparently meant that she could sense the same thing driving the birds, a catastrophe.

      Back to the dark night where we were walking.. We come upon a house in a forest, it resembles my parents place. I think we decide to go inside. Before going inside I spot a girl walking around, about my age. She has a spotlight and seems to be looking for something. It's not safe out here, the screeching sounds are getting louder and I have a feeling something bad will happen if she stays outside. I talk to her and she says she has been looking for the voices.... They come from no where, she says. I take her back to the beach so she's safe before I head back to the house in the forest. On the way there's a girl I meet who's called 'The Rat'. She isn't ugly or anything (quite the opposite), she's called that because of her skills in infiltration and hacking. She wears a hooded tight jumpsuit and there's something 'futuristic' about her. She takes me somewhere and the place is somehow not of this world... This part of the dream was a bit difficult to recall and even more difficult to describe.

      I'm in the house with the other 2 guys, it's dark outside and the room resembles my moms old kitchen before we renovated it. 'Grey Cash' is also there, she is apparently the mom of one of the guys I'm with. Grey Cash apparently needs to go outside and get something from the beach. Wait, what? That's like 30 minutes from here. She leaves though before I can rationalize anything. It's so dark and menacing outside though. I tell the other guys it's not safe outside, they agree. I say "I'll go out and get her. Well.... Not alone of course. That would be dumb" (knowing full well that there's only 3 of us and that the person on their own in a horror movie is usually the one to die). I'm basically trying to edge a second person into thinking that the logical thing to do is join me . I leave the room briefly to enter the lounge (can't recall why) and then return to the kitchen. Grey Cash is back and smiling as if she'd never left. What the? That's not right... My immediate thought is that something is wrong (like she's a ghost or something) and that she shouldn't be able to do that in a dream.
      In a dream? Uhh... Then I think "oh right this is a dream. Duh." I do a reality check and succeed, I'm still in the kitchen with the other people around me. I immediately try to do the water ball challenge that me and Emnition are doing. Heading over to the sink I cup my hands, planning to manipulate the already-present water droplets in the sink to coalesce into a ball. It works on the 3rd attempt. The ball of water floats between the space of my hands bobbing up and down. Grey Cash was spooking me out in the background as she still had the "Oooo I'm a ghost" dream plot going, threatening to make a nightmare out of a good dream. I turn to her and said 'Fuck off' casually, then flick my fingers at her and she went 'poof', disappearing instantly. Hot damn I'm good. I wake up, pretty happy I did the challenge
    13. #265 - Evil doll girl

      by , 08-23-2016 at 08:23 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I'll probably summarise this as I wrote the entire thing a couple days ago and my computer crashed...
      In a house with Josh, it's late at night and he's looking for something. We head down the hallway of the house which is unlit, the only light comes from the room we just left. There's 2 doors at the end of the hallway, he checks the one on the right and I check the left. The room I check is completely trashed. Wtf? "Josh! Get over here!" It looks like someone has broken in, wind is blowing the curtains around wildly from the open window. I see someone move in the hallway and expect it to be josh but he's moving away. Ffs. I close the door and decide to go get him and show him. I turn into the hallway and it's not Josh, it's a little girl.. Only, different.. She's got a back pack on and a doll hanging from her left hand. She's not facing me, and is isntead pacing slowly down the hall. "JOSHJOSHJOSHJOSHJOSHJOSHJOSHJOSHJOSH!!!!!" I wail rapidly in terror. She turns and smiles. But... She doesn't have a face. She's wearing a sack with buttons for eyes and a mock mouth illustrated by artistic sewing. It looks nightmarish. Josh rounds the corner from the lit room at the other end of the hallway, "Dude what the fuck?!" he says as he sees her. The little girl creepily walks off to the side and says "Oh well, looks like I won't have my fun.. tonight" an evil grin spreads across her face, is she going to kill us? She disappears into the darkness.
      What the... I wake up a bit shaken, I can't sleep for another 30 minutes or so, it was pretty freaky.
    14. #264 - Mutated animals

      by , 08-23-2016 at 08:14 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I'm watching TV and it's a news channel reporting on a man who does tourist boat rides down a New Zealand river. He seems to be a bit 'out-of-control' because the boat is skimming against the rocky cliff on one side. He then rams the boat into a rockface, though I'd have expected more of an impact so I thought he put the brakes on or something..

      Next thing I know, I'm at the location and the story has progressed. He is wading the water, I'm with a news team and we're watching him as he struggles to dislodge his foot which is stuck. He gets free and continues walking off towards and orange life jacket that's wedged between a crack in the rockwall. Apparently that's why he was driving crazily as he was searching for it. Pretty dumb reason.
      I'm kind of the camera in a sense, so what I'm seeing is being conveyed back to the TV. I look down and see HUGE eel heads, there's heaps of them poking their heads out of the rocks in the water. It's incredible because it's a species that is endangered (shortfin silver eel or something)... I hop out of the water immediately, kind of shocked and grateful they didn't bite me. I hear some kind of news person talking into a camera about how we're at the site for the siting of the worlds first fresh water kangaroo. Yes.. FRESH WATER KANGEROO. What the hell? I turn to see a funny looking kangaroo doing a severely retarded paddle-jump through the water. Huh, guess it must be true. I then spot a few more kangaroos, but they all look like different species. Why are there so many different mutations in kangaroos occurring? But then my brain completely tricked me because the next time I look around there's a bunch of mutated seals. I didn't even notice the swap. There's a 4 eyed alien looking seal staring at me.. There's one that looks like it has the face of an asian. Then there's also one that looked almost exactly like a dog which barked at me, I ran away and it chased me. I then decided maybe it wanted me to pet it so I reached out, but someone nearby who had a real dog said that it was a seal and that I shouldn't pet it. I reeled my hands back as she said this, I see my hands in front of my face. Hmmm..
      I'm dreaming aren't I? I do a reality check by pushing my finger through the palm of my right hand, it stretches through.

      I'm in my room now, definitely dreaming. But this isn't my current room, it's my room from when I was a little kid with a few differences (colour of the room, bed positioning, bedside table and general room content). The dream starts to go dark, fuck. I better stabilize. I make huge force of willpower by straining my brain to hold the dream stable. It's like I was trying to forcibly shut off whatever mechanism causes you to wake up and it only managed to slow down the darkening. As I'm doing this I know it won't work for long and that I needed another course of action to follow it up with, something to restabilize the dream as it wasn't enough to just stay asleep. I decide to 'relax' and release the tension, the world must have been shaking before because everything seemed still all of a sudden. The room got a little bit lighter and less grainy. I look at the bedside table and see a mirror, except inside the mirror is a brighter room. I walk over, pick it up, and then push myself through head first. Half of me from the waist up is in this newer, brighter version of my room, the mirror is caught on my jeans. Damn it. I kind of convince the dream that this didn't happen and climbed into the room properly. Phew. My clothes are inside out though, and the room has a sort of inverted appearance, but the exit and windows are all in their normal places. I should probably do something... I decide to do the waterball challenge me and my dream buddy Emnition are trying. Man this is a long lucid. It feels like a very down-to-earth lucid, as if bending physics would be quite hard unless I did some tricky stuff. I try anyways, I cup my hands in the air as if to summon the water into a ball. I'm facing the open doorway at this point and the background kind of throws me off.. I turn around and re-attempt, facing a lighter and less cluttered background of my rooms wall. Then I say "Now I just need to condense the vapour from the surrounding air", I imagine how this would look in my mind... Particles flying towards a centre point between the space of my cupped hands.
      Oh look, I'm awake. I woke up very fast :/
      lucid , non-lucid
    15. #263 - Forest cats

      by , 08-22-2016 at 09:47 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      I'm in a forest made of mostly bamboo, my friend Daniel is here. We're playing some sort of real survival game and we seem to be cats. The game starts and Daniel pounces off somewhere and hides so that no one knows where he is. Also he has the advantage because he knows where we all are.. I head into an opening nestled beneath a dense pack of bamboo forest, it's cosy here. I make a small bedding area. Sweet, home base is set up and I can operate out of here.

      Dreams are extremely hard for me to remember on work days >_<.
      Tags: cats, daniel, forest, game
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