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    Thread: The Oneironomicon: Dreaming with the Nova Dreamer.

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      The Oneironomicon: Dreaming with the Nova Dreamer.

      The Oneironomicon

      Lucidity by LED
      Utilizing the Nova Dreamer

      Introduction

      DreamLucidNonDream


      I am at the building where my mother works. There are three desks in the front office area and a door to a gift shop to the right. In real life there is another office here instead of a gift shop.

      I go into the gift shop to look around. I notice another man there. He is a priest and is wearing the typical clerical clothing except that he has an Ozzy Osborn shirt on with it. I think that is strange. Should a priest be wearing an Ozzy shirt in public? The priest begins to fly around the gift shop like he is possessed. I decide to leave.

      I go back to the front office area and now my mother and a secretary are at the desks. The secretary asks me if I would like to buy some candy for a fundraiser for her kid's school. I say sure. When I buy the candy, I get some change back. $.50. I look carefully at the change. Something is not right. The coins just don't look like real quarters. ???


      This must be a dream! I realize that I am dreaming and I go outside to look around. In front of the building there is a car without tires. It is jacked up on blocks and has its hazard lights on. I decide to get into the car to go somewhere. I am not worried about the cars lack of tires, because its a dream. I don't really have any goal in mind of where to go. I pull out onto a highway. The highway runs through a dense pine forest. I am amazed at how green and lush everything is in the dream. I notice some small white flowers dotting the forest floor.

      I lose lucidity. I find a pond in the forest. There are some other people swimming there. I want to swim, but I don't want to get my clothes wet.

      I wake up.

      That is a spontaneous DILD I had many years ago. It was dreams like this one that first sparked my interest in lucid dreaming. I wanted to have them more often so I read books and tried various techniques to induce lucid dreaming. I eventually bought a NovaDreamer. It worked well, but lucid dreaming on demand isn't nearly as easy as the spontaneous LDs lead me to believe.

      Now after a long hiatus from lucid dreaming, I want to get back into it. I dug out my old NovaDreamer and I have worn it to bed for the last three nights. The results so far have been underwhelming.

      The First Three Nights: Messing with the Settings

      To learn more about the Nova Dreamer read the manual here.

      Night one: (3-22-10) I couldn't remember how the settings worked on the NovaDreamer. I set it to 7 and went to bed. It turns out that 7 isn't a preset sleeping mode like I thought it was. It is actually used to set the Rate in adjustable mode. Since it wasn't set right, the device didn't cue me and I didn't have any lucid dreams.

      Night two: (3-23-10) I looked up the correct settings and used #3, for medium sleep, and went to bed. At some point in the night I removed the device. I remember thinking that it started to come apart, so I took it off and went back to sleep. I thought that was a dream since it is common to dream of the device malfunctioning when using it, but it actually did kinda come apart. Part of the material on the face pad was coming loose, but not nearly to degree that I thought it had. When I removed the device I accidentally dropped it on the floor and one of the batteries came out, so I don't how many cues it gave me during the night. I didn't have any lucid dreams.

      Night three: (3-24-10): I once again used the preset #3 for medium sleep. This time I managed to keep the device on all night. I remember seeing the cue from the device three times. Each time, my entire field of vision was flooded with red light and I thought " There's the signal from the NovaDreamer." Each of the three times I pushed the test button since I was wearing the mask, and each time it worked perfectly. I was awake. In the morning I checked the device to see how many cues it had delivered through the night. It was... Fifty-two! Holy smokes, 52 cues and I only remembered three of them. I think the settings are ok. At first I thought that I might need to reduce the intensity of the cues, because I thought I was waking up every time. But, three of 52? If I had woke up all 52 times I wouldn't have gotten any REM at all. So #3 seems to work fine.

      I didn't have any lucid dreams, in fact, since I started wearing the Nova again, I don't recall any dreams. This is strange because I can usually remember at least part of a dream every night. But for the last three nights, nothing. Well nothing except the three RCs when I thought I might be dreaming but was actually awake.

      Correction: I was reading the NovaDreamer wrong. I actually received 25 cues. That seems like a reasonable number.

      Dreams:

      Two Broken Something
      Michelle
      Kissing M (Lucid)
      Fencing the Homestead
      Fixing a Computer
      I have been to the Future
      The Dragon Eye
      My Brother's Restaurant
      Beef
      The Old Neighborhood
      Soviet Detroit
      Heart
      The Formation

      Unrecognized dream cues from the Nova Dreamer:

      It is a bright day. Really bright, like Las Vegas bright. - Two Broken Something 3-25-10
      I think that I need to push the test button. I push it and nothing happens. - Kissing M 3-26-10
      I see a pomegranate. It is cut in half and where the seeds should be there a bunch of red LEDs instead. The LEDs light up weakly. - Kissing M 3-26-10
      I notice outside the window there is a bright red convertible sports car. - Fencing the Homestead 3-27-10
      I see a reddish glass sphere surrounded by red metallic scales. - The Dragon Eye 3-28-10
      I am at the restaurant. It is well lit - My Brother's Restaurant 3-29-10
      I see a bloody side of beef hanging in a clear plastic bag. - Beef 3-29-10
      I look ahead and see that the skyline of Detroit is dominated by the Kremlin. - Soviet Detroit 3-30-10
      I see a red bag shaped like a heart. - Heart 3-30-10

      Recognized dream cues from the Nova Dreamer:

      I see a cartoonish splash of red in the middle of my field of vision.- Kissing M 3-26-10
      suddenly the entire room is washed in bright light. - Kissing M 3-26-10
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      Reality Check

      Where am I?
      How did I get here?

      I won't document every reality check but I will put a few here. Here is one from today.

      I am driving on a highway. I notice on the other side of the highway there is truck with orange lights flashing. Is that the signal from the NovaDreamer? Since I am working with a ND, flashing lights are an obvious dreamsign. I ask myself where I am.

      I am on a highway, an interstate in fact in my hometown.

      I then ask, how I got there. I am on my way to meet some clients at a building in the next county. I was just at my office which I drove to from home this morning. Everything checks out. I can easily remember how I came to be in this place. Am I dreaming? Not this time. Just to be sure, I try to press my finger through the palm of my other hand. Nope, it won't pass through. I am confident that this is reality.
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      03-25-10


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      Two Broken Something

      It is a bright day. Really bright, like Las Vegas bright. I am standing next to a swimming pool at my house that also is a dealership of some sort. At the end of the pool there is a show room and the house is built around it. I walk along the edge of the pool and I see two workers on the other side of the pool. I can hear them talking about "two broken something." They are using a word other than "something" but I can't understand it. It is gibberish to me.

      I continue to walk along the pool, then I see these two pots or planters. They are large and seem to be made of clay or concrete. They have plants in them and the sides of them are broken out. The workers were talking about these. I get a little irritated about the situation. Why do they always break things?
      EOD

      Michelle

      I am at work in a small room with a lot of computers. The computers are just packed in on small desks so the room is really crowded. I am thinking about how the employees do not realize that me and a couple other employees are actually the owners of the business. They don't understand just what we do. For example, I set up the network for this room.

      A woman comes into the room. She looks Hispanic with black hair and kinda dark brown skin. She is very attractive. She is also a cop and wants to ask me some questions.

      "Do you know Michelle Castanedez"? She ask.

      "No. I don't know her".

      She obviously does not believe me.

      "Are you sure"?

      "Yeah, I'm sure, I don't know any Michelle Castanedez".

      She shows me a picture. The picture is not a photograph but a type of hologram projected by what appears to be a smart phone of some kind. That doesn't seem strange to me.

      I look at the picture and I do know the woman.
      (She is just a DC though, I don't actually know her) I say:

      "Oh her? Yeah I know her".

      The police officer is looking at me like I need to explain this further. So I explain myself.

      "When you asked about her, I didn't know who you were talking about. But when you showed me the picture I did recognize her. I am not lying to protect her or anything".

      That answer is apparently good enough for the cop. She tells me that the Michelle Castanedez case is the one custody case that they refuse to settle.

      I figure that Michelle must have left her boyfriend or husband and taken a child a with her. For some reason the police think that I am involved with Michelle. Hell, I don't even know how I know her.

      Once the interrogation is done, I realize that I am no longer in the computer room. I am now sitting in the back of a car. A couple of my co-workers come get into the car. It is Friday and everyone is anxious to leave. I tell them to have a good weekend and I get out of the car. It is windy and raining out. Good thing I am wearing a trench coat. I walk along the sidewalk and I notice that there is fresh dog shit on the sidewalk. I step around to avoid stepping in it. It is a green color and really gross looking.
      EOD

      Well, looks like my recall is back.

      I slept with the NovaDreamer on the same settings as last night. I remember being awakened by it a couple of times (maybe more). I am worried that I may have the intensity set too high. One time in particular the light seemed to be intense bright white light instead of the usual red. I also recall counting the number the of flashes during the cue. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, NINE!

      Since I thought the light was white at first, that makes me think I was dreaming, but when I pushed the test button it worked, so I know I was awake. I may eventually turn the intensity down, but for now I'll continue to use these settings. I want to make sure that I see the signal in the dream, even if that means a few wake ups.

      I didn't have any lucids, but I am optimistic. In my dream Two Broken Something, the first thing that I noticed was how bright the day was. That is clearly the signal from the NovaDreamer. Too bad I didn't think to do a RC, I could have spent part of my night lounging by the pool in Las Vegas baby! Of course, I could do that in any lucid dream. Anyway, I need to make bright sunlight a dreamsign.

      In the dream Michelle, there is no obvious signal from the ND. But that makes sense. I had that dream in my last hour of sleep after I had removed the ND. I had a good reason to remove it, not like some times before when I would mindlessly remove it in my sleep.

      I forgot to add it this morning but the NovaDreamer indicates that I got 32 cues last night.

      Correction:
      As stated above, I was reading the device wrong. I received 23 cues last night. That is about the same as the night before when I received 25.
      Last edited by Ikelos; 03-28-2010 at 12:35 AM. Reason: Data corrected

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      You have great dream recall.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kamilii View Post
      You have great dream recall.
      Yeah, it is pretty good, but I have had lots of practice. Years ago when I started my first dream journal my recall was terrible. I would have to keep a notebook beside my bed and write down dreams as soon as I awoke or I would forget them. And even then I had a lot of one sentence dream fragments. With time tho, I have conditioned my myself to be able to remember them better. Now I usually don't write my dreams down until after I have been up for a few hours.

      I will still forget sometimes. A few months ago I had a really good dream. In the morning I was going to tell my wife about it when I realized that I couldn't remember it anymore. I was like:

      "Hey hon, I had a great dream last night".

      "What was it about"?

      "Well I was uh, well, um, wow, I don't know anymore, I can't remember. But I know it was good".

      I do sometimes worry that by waiting so long to record the dreams that I may be losing some details or even corrupting the memory. But it is just not feasible for me to get up in the middle of the night to write down a dream any more.

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      Kissing M

      3-26-10

      Kissing M

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      I am in a petrochemical plant. There are a couple of guys working nearby wearing FRCs (flame retardant coveralls) and hardhats. I think that I need to push the test button. I push it and nothing happens.

      Just to clear this up some, there was no test button in the dream. I was not lucid at this point, but I was thinking about the Nova Dreamer and the test button.

      Something must be wrong. I push the test button a few more times but still nothing happens at all. I see a pomegranate. It is cut in half and where the seeds should be there a bunch of red LEDs instead. The LEDs light up weakly.

      Man! How could I not be lucid at this point? I am thinking about the Nova Dreamer, I "pushed" the test button several times and it failed exactly the way it should in a dream, and I see a pomegranate with red flashing LEDs. That is the Nova Dreamer just screaming at me " You're DREAMING idiot"!

      Now I am in an empty field next to the chemical plant. I see a cartoonish splash of red in the middle of my field of vision.

      Its the signal from the Nova Dreamer! I am dreaming. Awesome, I haven't had a lucid dream in a while. I decide to fly. I simply lift up into the air and I am flying. No problem. I fly along a major road towards the city. I notice that the city is all industrial. There are refineries and chemical plants as far as I can see connected with freeways but there are no commercial or residential buildings. I go down to fly lower. I amuse myself by hitting things on the sides of the buildings with my fist as I fly by.

      I am in a bathroom in the chemical plant. I am living there and I don't want any of my co-workers to find out. D comes in. I pretend to be washing my hands and combing my hair while I wait for him to leave. As D is leaving, M comes in. I say to her:

      "Hey M, do think you can just walk into the men's restroom and no one will notice"?

      She goes into the last stall then says something about how she has to use the men's restroom because the women's restroom is closed.

      I am now in the first stall and suddenly the entire room is washed in bright light.


      Its the Nova Dreamer! Wow instant lucidity! I know that I am dreaming but that's not all. I also know that this dream is set in a chemical plant where I used to work years ago. D is an engineer and M is a chemist. They are both people I used to work with but the plant has been closed now for a couple of years and D has moved to another state. There is no doubt about it, this is a dream. I decide to do a reality check even tho there is really no need to. I used to have a crush on M so I decide that a good reality check would be to kiss her, that is certainly something that I would not ever do in real life. M is now standing right in front of the stall that I am in, so I just walk right and grab her and plant a lip lock on her. It is wonderful! What a great feeling! I want more! I want to have sex with her! So with no foreplay or taking off our clothes or anything, we are both naked and having sex right there in a bathroom stall. I see all her naughty bits, or at least my dream version of her naughty bits that look suspiciously pornoriffic. My view changes from 1st person to 3rd person. I am now a disembodied agency watching a DC of me having sex with M. The DC-me looks like me, except that he has a huge bald spot on the back of his head. What the hell? I don't have bald spot, why does he? I am starting to feel a little bored.

      You would think that lucid dream sex would be pretty interesting, but in this case, not so much. The kiss however, was glorious.

      I am back in the 1st person view. I am ready to end the sex. A DC walks in on M and I. She is just some DC, not anyone that used to work with. M is embarrassed and gets off of me and at that moment I orgasm and ejaculate on the DC.

      This orgasm was a real let down. There was no physical or emotional feeling involved. I would describe it as grammatical. You know how you end a sentence with a period to show that is done. This orgasm was just punctuation there to show that the sex scene was done.

      I am now in an open area to side the of the bathroom stalls. M is still with me and now another friend of mine MD is there. I try to impress them by walking on my hands. So I jump hands first towards the floor and fall flat on my back. I just lie there for a second pretending to be knocked out.

      When I open my eyes I am awake.

      Man, I needed to take a leak when I woke up. I wonder if that is why I was dreaming of a bathroom?

      I checked the Nova Dreamer and I got 37 cues last night.

      Since I am having lucids again I think I will attempt some of the tasks.


      Basic Task - Taste a rainbow, tell us what it tastes like.

      Advanced Task - Fly through a forest of Truffula Trees
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      I love the name of your DJ! It's badass. Looking forward to more of your adventures with the Nova Dreamer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WakingNomad View Post
      I love the name of your DJ! It's badass. Looking forward to more of your adventures with the Nova Dreamer.
      Thank you. I thought it was pretty creative, and I am hoping for it become more than just a log of dreams. I hope for it to become a reference guide for me to use the Nova Dreamer more effectively.
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      3-27-10

      Fencing the Homestead

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      I am in my home which is an RV. I am in a a very cluttered room in the center of the RV. There is a door that has a square window. I notice outside the window there is a bright red convertible sports car. There is a woman in the car and young girl maybe 12 years old. I first I think that I will just ignore them but then I realize that they can see me thru the window so they know that I am home. I look at them and motion to them that I will be out in just a minute. I think that I need to change my shirt. I am wearing a different shirt now, a black muscle shirt and I can see my black tattoos along my torso and arms.

      I don't have any tattoos in real life.

      I go outside. I notice that the woman and the girl are wearing completely white one piece jumpsuits. On the suits I can see a logo that says something about fencing. I realize that the woman is a fencing instructor and the girl is her student.

      I go to speak with the woman and I joke with her.

      "You can begin along the road, then make a right angle up there by the tree line, go along the creek then back up to the house".


      The joke here is that I am acting like they are there to put up a fence. Yuk, yuk. Even in my dreams I make lame puns.

      The woman laughs, but the girl doesn't get the joke. I head back to house and I can hear the woman explaining the joke to the girl.

      I am back in the RV. I am in a room in the back, it is very cluttered and full of all types of stuff. I think that if I ever sell the RV then I will be able to, and have to, get all the junk organized. I go the room on the opposite end of the RV. There is a large flatscreen tv in this room. The tv is off and the screen is completely black, but I think that I need to turn it off. The buttons on this tv are in the center of screen. I feel around on the buttons but I can't find the power button. I finally find it, and turn the tv off.


      Dang. No lucidity. It is not really a surprise tho, since I had a terrible night trying to sleep. There were just too many disruptions. I checked the Nova Dreamer and I only got 17 cues last night and four of those happened when I was definitely awake. I did use the test button those four times to make sure that I wasn't having a false awakening. Nope, the ND worked perfectly, I was just having a bad night for sleep.

      I am pretty sure that the red sports car is the signal from the Nova Dreamer. It came at the beginning of the dream and the car was really unusually brightly red and shiny. Also, when I went out to talk to the woman and the girl, the car wasn't in the dream anymore.
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      I like your dreams very interesting

      Where can you purchase a nova dreamer O-o?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kamilii View Post
      I like your dreams very interesting

      Where can you purchase a nova dreamer O-o?
      Thanks. I just write the dreams down as I have them. But I was wondering if they should be considered fiction or non-fiction. They are actual dreams that I have had so they are non-fiction in that sense, but on the hand they are simply the product of my mind so maybe they are.

      I don't know if you can purchase a Nova Dreamer anymore. Your best bet would probably be EBay. There are other similar devices for sale. I have heard good things about the REM Dreamer. As far as I can tell it has the same functions as a Nova Dreamer plus some. But these devices are pretty expensive. Usually around $300, which is a lot of coin to drop. I feel like I have gotten good value from mine tho, since I have been using on and off for over ten years now. Considering how long I have owned it, I have paid about a dime a day for my Nova Dreamer.

      If you don't want to buy a new device, you might try asking here at Dream Views if anyone has one they aren't using. My guess is that there is probably at least one person who purchased one then realized that don't like using it. I read in one thread that a member had two REM Dreamers. With one of them he could only find the circuit board so he bought a new one. He gave the circuits to another member who made their own mask.

      If you're rich, there is a rumor that the Nova Dreamer 2 is going to be available in May at a cost of $800 to $1000. If you're really rich, buy me one too!

      P.S. I know that you are working on recall. The Nova Dreamer has a function called Dream Alarm that will wake you up five minutes after it sends a cue. That helps improve recall since you will be awakened right from a dream, and possibly a lucid dream.
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      3-28-10

      Fixing a Computer

      I am walking thru suburban and urban neighborhoods. I am going to a friend's house to fix his computer.

      I am at my friends house. He is a young guy about 17 years old. I see his computer. It is just some sort of box full of electronics but there is no keyboard or monitor. He gets embarrassed when his sister comes in topless. I look at her breast, nice, then I get back to work on the computer.

      I am looking around the house for the computer. Eventually my friend's parents get upset with me for being there so long. I explain that fixing computers isn't really my job. I give the elevator speech for my actual job. I know that I have been at their house for several days trying to fix the computer with no success. Most of time, I couldn't even find the computer.
      EOD

      My recall on this dream was terrible. I am sure that was more but this is all I can drag up.

      I have been to the Future

      I am in a classroom back in elementary school. The desk are in neat rows and there is a large desk for the teacher at the front of the class. A student is sitting at the teacher's desk giving a presentation of some sort. The teacher looks like John Lithgow. He is sitting on the floor between the center rows of desks. He comments on the students presentation then she goes back to her desk and another student comes up to the big desk. I know this girl, her name is SF. I think about her last name, it starts with F and mine starts with G. I realize that if we are going in alphabetical order then I will be up soon. We (the class) can no longer hear SF giving her talk. Some one in the class yells at her to speak up. She starts to cry. As she cries, her head starts to look like a cartoon caricature of her.

      I realize that the assignment is to give a talk about what the future is going to be like. I can just wing it since I have been to the future. (I know that I am actually a grown man in 2010 but this doesn't result in any lucidity) I plan my talk.

      "The future is basically just like the present except that we have cell phones and bigger tvs".
      EOD

      The Dragon Eye

      I see a reddish glass sphere surrounded by red metallic scales.

      I know that the dragon eye is the signal from the Nova Dreamer. At first I thought maybe it woke me up, but it was incorporated into the dream. I think that I just happened to wake up right after seeing the cue. Pity, that could have been an interesting dream. I received 22 cues from the Nova Dreamer last night.

      Analysis

      The first two dreams that I had here are typical anxiety dreams. I think that this journal is the source of the anxiety. Before I went to sleep last night, I thinking about how I hoped that I wouldn't have another night like last night so that I could get some good dreams for this journal.

      I know that its no big deal if I don't have any interesting dreams, but by posting them here where anybody can read them, I feel a little pressured to have lucids. I think I am sabotaging my own progress.
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      I had to modify my Nova Dreamer. If you recall from the first post of this journal, a piece of the backing of the face pad on my Nova Dreamer was coming loose. It finally came off completely but I slept with it anyway. Well, the old adhesive on the face pad was causing the device to stick to my face. I wasn't too worried about that except that I would wake up with little pieces of the foam backing stuck to my face. I figured that over time all of foam would flake off if I didn't fix it.

      So, with a little help from my wife (actually she did most of the work, she likes to sew and make things), I attached a new backing to the foam pad. The new material is much softer than the original. I can't wait to try it out.
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      3-29-10 Cues: 12

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      My Brother's Restaurant

      My brother is opening a new restaurant. I am driving a bus on my way to go see it. My mother is sitting in the seat right behind me.

      I am at the restaurant. It is well lit and looks like it is decorated for children. There are windows all along the walls with booths next to the windows. In the middle of the room there is what looks like a salad bar.

      I see C. I know that he is the builder of the restaurant. He is eating a hot dog. I start to go over to talk to him when I notice that the restaurant doesn't have a drive thru. I wonder why my brother would build a fast food restaurant with no drive thru, but then I know its because it would cause traffic problems.

      I see the restaurant from above. There are cars jammed in all around it.


      Beef

      I see a bloody side of beef hanging in a clear plastic bag. Then I realize that it's not beef. It's a bloody human corpse.

      That last dream may seem like a nightmare, but it really wasn't. There was no fear or shock involved at all, just the casual observation that there is a corpse in the bag.

      I am still having trouble sleeping well. The Nova Dreamer only gave me 12 cues last night. One episode with the cues was kinda funny. I was awake and my ear started to itch. So I scratched it and at that exact moment the Nova Dreamer cued me. I thought that maybe I was dreaming after all. So I keep playing with my ear trying to get the signal again. I finally thought to push the test button, and it worked. So I was awake after all and it was just a coincidence.
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      3-30-10 Cues: 12

      The Old Neighborhood

      I am in a car with my wife, driving thru the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up. I want to show my wife where my friends and I used to play. I realize that I passed the road that I meant to turn on, so I do a U-turn. I go back and turn onto the road.

      Actually I am not on a street in my old neighborhood but rather an alleyway. It is a rural area and the alley is just an unpaved road running along the property line at the back of the residential lots. The road that I am turning onto is not a road at all. It is more of a trail for motorcycles and ATVs.

      The road is blocked now by a trailer park. I drive around thru the trailer park looking for a gate to the road.

      Soviet Detroit

      I am on a boat traveling on a river towards the city of Detroit. I look ahead and see that the skyline of Detroit is dominated by the Kremlin.

      It is actually St. Basil's Cathedral, but in the dream it is called the Kremlin.



      The St. Basil's in my dream is much more brightly colored and much larger than the real one. It towers over everything else in Detroit.

      As we get closer to Detroit we come by an island in the river. A tour guide is explaining that the island is in the middle of the river and therefore in international waters between the U.S. and Canada. He goes on to say that during the Cold War, the Soviet Union had an airport on the island. I look at the island and see some abandoned terminal buildings but no runways. The island is too small for runways. I wonder how planes ever landed there.


      Heart

      I see a red bag shaped like a heart.

      Like a real heart, not Valentine's day heart.

      It has intricate gold trim representing the blood vessels.
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      3-31-10 Cues: 10

      The Formation

      I am in a formation of some sort, like either military or a marching band. People are being selected for some reason, but I get picked over. I leave the formation with something and go back to a dormitory. I don't want to get caught because I feel like whatever it is that I have, I shouldn't have it unless I am in the formation. Back at the dorm, I look at what I have. It is a handwritten note.

      Man my recall is getting terrible. I had things to do early this morning so I couldn't really concentrate on remembering my dreams. I am also worried that the number of cues that I get from the Nova Dreamer keeps getting smaller and smaller.
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      thanks for sharing a bit about the Nova Dreamer
      fun dreams!
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      Quote Originally Posted by beachgirl View Post
      thanks for sharing a bit about the Nova Dreamer
      fun dreams!
      You're welcome, and thanks for reading. I have read some of your journal too. I like your style of writing, you seem to capture the generally feeling of what dreams are like very well.
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      4-1-10 Cues: 6

      The Hospital

      I am working in a hospital. I see some people that I know from high school who also work there.

      I don't remember much about this dream. I know there was more, but its lost to me now.

      I woke up sometime after this dream, it may have been directly after, I am not sure, but it was about 4 a.m. Since my recall hasn't been all that good, I decided to use to the use the Dream Alarm function on the Nova Dreamer anytime that I wake up and have only a few hours more left to sleep. All the best dreams occur towards the end of the night, and this should increase my ability to recall them. So I set the alarm and go back to bed. I set the alarm delay for 20 or maybe 30 minutes, but it seemed like was just lying there awake for about an hour and a half.

      Oh Hello There

      I am in a casino. There are lights everywhere and it is very noisy. I am now in the casino's elevator going to the top of the building. At the top, the elevator becomes part of a room. I am thinking that I need to get some sleep, so I lie down on a bed in the room. I don't go to sleep tho, I know that this is not my room. The room is an elevator again and I am riding back down. There are other people on the elevator now. I know that they think I am a weirdo because my hair is messed up from lying on the bed.

      At the bottom, the elevator opens directly to outside. I see planes crashing. It is like watching a montage of different plane crashes on tv, except the planes are right there in front of me. I can hear silly music as the planes fly by. I notice one plane hit a power line with its landing gear, another looks like just a frame without any outside covering and catches fire as it goes by.

      I notice a man trying to fly with something strapped on his back and chest. Whatever it is, it is cutting thru the man. I can now clearly see his uncovered back. I see a spinning circular saw blade emerge from his back slinging blood. The man's back changes in to a woman's breast. The circular blade now looks like long blades. The blades stop as they cut into the woman. I feel like the woman is doing this on purpose, I wonder why. I look at her face. She is still alive and she says to me in a British accent "Oh hello there". Then she dies.
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