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      DC Pulling Me Into Lucidity + Dreams Within Dreams

      Well, I had my second lucid dream since joining this site last night, and it was rather unusual - I was pushed into lucidity by a dream character, in a dream within a dream! Let me explain:

      So the first dream level began in a large city, most likely downtown Chicago, on a warm, sunny day. I was just walking down a busy street, minding my own business, when all of a sudden a random, but frantic dream character came up to me. He was holding in his hand what looked like a compact dream machine like the one in Inception, but only for one person. It looked like a gray frisbee, with the vial and start button next to each other in the center. The rest was covered in lights and tubes. The IV came out the side and was wound up inside the machine. Without even explaining himself, he immediately told me that I needed to come with him.

      So a strange DC comes up to me with a strange drug machine and tells me to go with him. How can I not oblige?

      He led me to a small warehouse building, like the one in Inception, and told me to lay down on a small army cot. He placed the dream machine on a stand next to the bed and handed me the needle to insert in my arm. Once I was settled in and ready to do whatever I was supposed to do, he told me, "you'll know what you need to do when you get there, and remember it's a dream." He then hit the button and I succumb to the urge to sleep and became bathed in a white light. Mind you, that this entire interaction was non-lucid. When he said "it's a dream," he was only refering to the next level.

      I then shifted to a third person view of another city, which looked a lot like Cobb's limbo. It was filled with many neat, orderly buildings. However, they were all large, hi-rise-sized hexagons. (If anyone here plays Fallout: New Vegas, and played Old World Blues, they looked like the hexcrete structures near the X-13 building.) This city was not like the city I was in on the 1st level. It was crumbling, like in Inception, and a dark storm had taken over the sky. I was eventually dropped (this was not some sort of "pick-up midway through" thing either, I vividly remember materializing at the start of the dream) in an apartment near the top of one of these buildings. Once materialized, I recalled what this DC said, that this was a dream, and I actually gained real lucidity from this! In a dream within a non-lucid dream! I immediately began to rub my hands to stabilize, and once I fully settled down, I instictively went to the bathroom of the apartment. I pressed a button on the wall near the mirror, and up from the ground came sliding a wall full of guns. Whatever was destroying this dream city, I was about to fight. Nice guns, too. H&K 416s, M-4s, etc. I immedietly began stuffing them in the nearby duffel bag.

      After I packed as many as I could put in the bag, I went back to the kitchen to see if there was any food or other supplies that could aid me in battle. However, something was different. On the table lay something of dear importance to me. What it was, I don't know, it was just...something. The kind of thing that gives you that rush of emotion when you encounter them in dreams, know what I mean? I have no idea what it was, though. Looking back, the memory is like looking through a scotoma. What could it mean? Is it something my subconscious wants to reveal, but I am not ready to witness it yet? Any ideas? Whatever it was, it made me stop for a few minutes to contemplate it (I may have been slipping back into non-lucidity at this point). I just sat at the table, looking at this...thing, and looking out the window as the city crumbled. Eventually my building crumbled...

      I then woke up back into the 1st dream level (still non-lucid), in this warehouse, but the DC was gone. I slipped the IV out, got up, and went back to walking down the street, as if nothing happened. This dream then faded...

      Interestingly, later in the night I also had a seperate false awakening. My mind must have just gotten into some sort of other mode or something. And, in case you couldn't tell, I recently watched Inception (last night).

      Pretty interesting experience, huh? Anyone else ever had lucidity within non-lucidity? Or a DC induce them into lucidity by telling them that they were in a dream? And what was this whole hidden thing of importance? Why the guns, too? Will I need to use them later if I ever return to this world and finish whatever business was started last night?
      Last edited by TsyalMakto; 07-26-2011 at 09:40 AM.
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      Hot damn! That's really awesome! One of my goals has always been to have a DC pull me into lucidity in a regular dream! Lucky!

      I think perhaps you should just finish off the adventure for fun! Incubate the second half of the dream and report back with the end of the story
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      I am so envious right now. I want that to happen to me, distaste for needles be darned. I've had a couple of lucid dreams within non-lucid dreams, but they were never that awesome, and my recall of them wasn't that great. Way cool!
      Short-term lucid goals: [X] Move an object with my mind [ ] Create a portal and use it to get to a dream scene of my choice [ ] Meet one of my book characters

      Long-term lucid goals: [ ] Visit the Dream World Academy [ ] Make a building appear at will [ ] Change my appearance to disguise myself as someone else [ ] Find the end of a rainbow

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      A "dream within a dream" is an illusion. You can only dream of having a "dream inside a dream." A false awakening after that, and you are convinced you fell asleep in a dream and had a dream.

      In reality, it was just one dream of course.
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      my first feasible lucid dream was DC induced, he told me to RC, so you better believe i did.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jakob View Post
      A "dream within a dream" is an illusion. You can only dream of having a "dream inside a dream." A false awakening after that, and you are convinced you fell asleep in a dream and had a dream.

      In reality, it was just one dream of course.
      Maybe.

      But it felt so much like a dream within a dream, as if I could feel the dream layer above me. It's kinda hard to describe, the closest thing I can compare it to is being in a basement with your eyes closed and imagining an even more open space. You are "in" a seperate world/space, but you can...sense the other world above you, bearing down. You can't see it, but you know it's there and you know where you are. I've had other "dreams within dreams" that were non-lucid and were just dreams that transfered into vanilla false awakenings. This felt different... And that feeling remained even as I slipped into non-lucidity.

      Really, there's no way to describe it in the waking world.
      Last edited by TsyalMakto; 08-01-2011 at 06:29 AM.
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      [] - 360 degree vision [] - Fly the SR-71 (and many more aircraft)

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      Quote Originally Posted by TsyalMakto View Post
      Maybe.

      But it felt so much like a dream within a dream, as if I could feel the dream layer above me. It's kinda hard to describe, the closest thing I can compare it to is being in a basement with your eyes closed and imagining an even more open space. You are "in" a seperate world/space, but you can...sense the other world above you, bearing down. You can't see it, but you know it's there and you know where you are. I've had other "dreams within dreams" that were non-lucid and were just dreams that transfered into vanilla false awakenings. This felt different... And that feeling remained even as I slipped into non-lucidity.

      Really, there's no way to describe it in the waking world.
      It may have felt like it, but to have a dream within a dream is still impossible.

      Any questions about lucid dreaming? Drop me a PM here!

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      Meh.

      The effect was the same in the end, that's all I care about.

      Though could something in a dream truly be impossible?
      Last edited by TsyalMakto; 08-01-2011 at 11:21 AM.
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      Well, how can your subconscious have a subconscious to dream with?

      Any questions about lucid dreaming? Drop me a PM here!

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      This is like the sequel to Inception. Very cool dream. I've had dream characters help me become lucid before. I ask for help entering the dream during a lot of my WILD attempts.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fOrceez View Post
      Well, how can your subconscious have a subconscious to dream with?
      I'm not saying two subconsciouses exist, all dreams take place within the dreamer's one mind, but during dreams within dreams the mind goes into an even deeper dream-state, with possibly a small amount of consciousness remaining on the first dream track (possibly explaining the "down below" feeling that made this different from the others), sort of like temporary files on a computer. The info (or dreamscape) exists, in the background, and can be drawn back up once the lower dream ends. Or maybe a form of short-term multiple personality syndrome? I know it sounds weird, but sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is rushing, and I can hear other voices in my head, which I can even have mental conversations with! (I don't have real MPD just to be clear, they disappear when I'm awake).

      Just thinking out loud here.
      Last edited by TsyalMakto; 08-02-2011 at 11:06 AM.
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      [] - 360 degree vision [] - Fly the SR-71 (and many more aircraft)

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