• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 9 of 9
    1. #1
      Lurker blue water's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      51
      Likes
      0

      Question Unhealthy dreaming?

      I told my friend about my first attempt at WILD and he asked me to stop doing them as he claims it can damage my mentality. He says he knows a person who ended up in hospital and his brain don't work right anymore. I'm not sure if he was reffering to the WILD or LD in general. anyone know anything about the dangers of dreaming?

    2. #2
      Boom! Achievements:
      Referrer Bronze 1 year registered Veteran First Class 5000 Hall Points
      Sugarglider11's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2006
      Gender
      Location
      under your bed haha Posts: -134
      Posts
      1,012
      Likes
      2
      as far as I know there are no dangers to dreaming, its all in your head, the only thing that could happen would be a heart attack and thats pretty much it. you shouldnt worry, its just a dream.

      ^Probably

      Join the Lucid dreaming book project!

    3. #3
      Ad absurdum Achievements:
      1 year registered 1000 Hall Points Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Spartiate's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Block 4500-7000
      Posts
      4,825
      Likes
      1112
      I think your friend's brain don't work right anymore, lucid dreaming is totally safe, well except for the odd chance of being hit by an asteroid while you sleep .

    4. #4
      Zildjian Cymbal ‹berschall's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2007
      Posts
      238
      Likes
      2
      What the hell? Lucid Dreaming is exactely like normal dreaming, and nobody ends up with a fucked up brain because he dreams. It doesn't harm the brain.

      Nervertheless you can become addicted to it and it can go so far that you flee into it from real life. Well, I guess that's not too propable though. Lucid Dreaming and also WILDing are both 100% safe.

      Edit: sugarglider, you almost got me with your sig.
      Quote Originally Posted by Terrorhawker View Post
      It isn't like your dream recall got up in the middle of the night and thought, "Fuck him, I'm going somewhere else."

    5. #5
      Boom! Achievements:
      Referrer Bronze 1 year registered Veteran First Class 5000 Hall Points
      Sugarglider11's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2006
      Gender
      Location
      under your bed haha Posts: -134
      Posts
      1,012
      Likes
      2
      Quote Originally Posted by Überschall View Post
      Edit: sugarglider, you almost got me with your sig.
      thats what I made it for

      it made do a reality check I hope

      ^Probably

      Join the Lucid dreaming book project!

    6. #6
      Cosmic Citizen ExoByte's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      LD Count
      ~A Dozen
      Gender
      Location
      Ontario
      Posts
      4,394
      Likes
      116
      Your friend either doesn't know what they're talking about or is the one with the mind problem. Dreaming is normal, the body needs to dream. We all dream about 6 times a night, give or take, whether we remember them or not. Its a necessity for the body, and you can't stop dreaming unless you take certain drugs, which have their ill side effects.

      As well, everyone has likely LD'd at some point or another and just not remembered it. Its a normal thing. Most people have had an LD at some point in their life, whether intentionally or not. Again, and may not of remembered it.

      WILDing is also normal. All the processes involved in a WILD are things we all go through at night. Again, its a matter of memory. We're often not conscious enough to remember what happens. Thats all a WILD effectively is, staying conscious through out the phases of going into a sleep.

      All of these are normal things. If your friend says he knows someone who got brain damage because of it, there are a few options: He doesn't know what hes talking about, hes lying, or the person had some brain problem to begin with. One of the first two is more likely however.
      This space is reserved for signature text. A signature goes here. A signature is static combination of words at the end of a post. This is not a signature. Its a signature placeholder. One day my signature will go here.

      Signed,
      Me

    7. #7
      Lurker blue water's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      51
      Likes
      0
      Thanks people, i think my friend doesn't know what his friend is in hospital for. however, i think it would be possible for oneself to damage ones mind if one consistently attempted to do so, to use the SP to scare oneslef into paranoia, maybe. or just keep having nightmares. but it would take a lot of effort. and youd have to be willing to do so...

    8. #8
      Ad absurdum Achievements:
      1 year registered 1000 Hall Points Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Spartiate's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Block 4500-7000
      Posts
      4,825
      Likes
      1112
      Quote Originally Posted by blue water View Post
      Thanks people, i think my friend doesn't know what his friend is in hospital for. however, i think it would be possible for oneself to damage ones mind if one consistently attempted to do so, to use the SP to scare oneslef into paranoia, maybe. or just keep having nightmares. but it would take a lot of effort. and youd have to be willing to do so...
      It is only possible to experience paranoia and to become detached from reality if you constantly bother yourself with those thoughts, just remember that you are in control of your mind. Also, we all experience many strange, new feelings in our attempts to LD, but you just have to remember that they are all natural. It's not right to worry about things like SP, you go through it every night whether you like it or not !

    9. #9
      the angel of deaf Achievements:
      1 year registered 5000 Hall Points Veteran First Class Referrer Bronze Made Friends on DV
      dodobird's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2006
      Gender
      Location
      under a leaf
      Posts
      1,475
      Likes
      14
      LD can be a problem if you already have some mental problems like schizophrenia.
      In other words, if you are already confused, it could confuse you further. But I don't think there is any danger even in this case, this is because LD is such a difficult thing to accomplish; If you feel that it confuses you, you can always stop practicing it, and you will most likely lose the ability to LD, and come back to how you were before starting to practice.
      A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service
      and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

      Buddha
      ҉
      ҈҈My music҈҈


    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
    •