• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 12 of 12
    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By Waterknight

    Thread: Control but not lucid?

    1. #1
      Member Jayme's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2010
      LD Count
      5
      Gender
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      116
      Likes
      24
      DJ Entries
      1

      Control but not lucid?

      So I have a friend, and sometimes she asks me to interpret her dreams which I have no problem with. She told me about a nightmare she had recently, where she didn't know she was dreaming but still had complete control over the dream.

      What could an explanation be for this? Sorry if its not in the right area, I figured Dream Control so...

    2. #2
      Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2009
      Posts
      6,310
      Likes
      2026
      "Controlling" your dream while not actually being lucid is a fairly common occurrence. Four out of five dreams I have involve at least some form of dream control, such as flying, shapeshifting, invulnerability, etcetera. I can also control what dream characters and stuff do sometimes.

      This happens to some people more than others.
      Last edited by Puffin; 10-11-2010 at 04:44 AM.

    3. #3
      Web of dreams Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Tagger Second Class Created Dream Journal Populated Wall Referrer Bronze 5000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      dakotahnok's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2010
      LD Count
      Gender
      Location
      Miami, ok
      Posts
      2,196
      Likes
      724
      DJ Entries
      5
      Well you define what you think of as "control"

      I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.-Charley pride

    4. #4
      Sleeping Dragon juroara's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2006
      Gender
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      3,865
      Likes
      1171
      DJ Entries
      144
      This happens a lot to me. Some of my funnest dreams are control dreams without lucidity.

      I guess you can say when that happens you're aware of your dream-self and you're aware that this is a reality that's very free and fluid. But you don't really realize that this is your dream, and you're usually sucked into the dream story. With just a little more awareness, control dreams easily turn into lucidity.

    5. #5
      Banned
      Join Date
      Sep 2010
      Posts
      4
      Likes
      0
      When she's talking about controlling her dreams, does she then mean, that she can decide what is going to happen next?

    6. #6
      Psychology Kolten's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      LD Count
      11
      Gender
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      83
      Likes
      1
      DJ Entries
      2
      This is off topic, but why do you have stuff about moss remover and floor paint in your sig bendix?
      www.kolteen.wordpress.com [] Have a Lucid Dream that lasts all night.
      “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
      My Blog | My YouTube Channel | Lucid Dream Tricks

    7. #7
      Member Achievements:
      1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      Nikola's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      Posts
      31
      Likes
      0
      Well, this is confusing.
      I don't think I ever had a dream where I had complete control without being aware it's a dream. And even if my lucidity is low, it is the moments when I realise I'm dreaming that I gain control.
      Could somebody please explain a little bit more on the topic? I would just call all that a low level of awareness.

    8. #8
      Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2009
      Posts
      6,310
      Likes
      2026
      The dreamer pretty much just (non-lucidly) acts like anything's possible in the dream, like they're in a movie. They can shoot fireballs or fly, or whatever.

    9. #9
      Member Achievements:
      1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      Nikola's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      Posts
      31
      Likes
      0
      Without being aware it's a dream?! Sounds impossible to me. Probably just because I never had this kind of experience, or maybe I just don't remember it.

    10. #10
      Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2009
      Posts
      6,310
      Likes
      2026
      Yeah. It's probably just because it's never happened with you. It's like, you know in a non-lucid that you're able to walk, but in these dreams you're able to do much more than that.

    11. #11
      dreaming of dreaming thomulf's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      LD Count
      15
      Gender
      Posts
      142
      Likes
      2
      DJ Entries
      12
      nobody said that you have to be lucid to have control. You could have a perfectly normal dream about having special powers and thus controlling stuff- that doesn't necessarily have to do with lucid dreaming.
      when i have a lucid dream the first thing I will do isorder a pizza.

      PIZZA
      pizza is sacred.

    12. #12
      Member Waterknight's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      LD Count
      7
      Gender
      Posts
      607
      Likes
      72
      DJ Entries
      24
      Ive had normal dreams before in which I had complete control. In fact it is a little easier to control powers if you dont know you are dreaming because then you truly believe you have the abilitie to do what you want by the laws of nature. The only downside to controlling non lucids is holding yourself back for fear of doing something that will affect the real world in a bad way.
      Puffin likes this.
      I accept that my reality is always a dream so if something changes I know I'm right.

      "Later that day......innocent group hugs became an orgy"
      -erible :3

      Goals go into space [] play blitzball from FFX []

    Similar Threads

    1. 163 (lucid but no control)
      By Ravennittes in forum Dream Journal Archive
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 09-08-2008, 09:20 PM
    2. Lucid but no control...
      By cleef in forum General Lucid Discussion
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 12-07-2007, 03:51 AM
    3. Lucid and have control but not full control
      By EvilTemplar in forum Dream Control
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 09-28-2007, 05:44 AM
    4. Was This Lucid Or Control?
      By TheOffice in forum Lucid Experiences
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 02-13-2007, 06:08 PM
    5. No Control = Lucid?
      By Haz in forum General Lucid Discussion
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 10-18-2004, 12:13 AM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •