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The Sticky: /zzz/ 2.0

This is new /zzz/, the dreams board. The intent is that this board will be used to share and discuss descriptions of dreams; discussion concerning dreaming techniques, sleeping patterns, and the nature of dreams and of consciousness is also welcome.

Discussion of stimulants or other consumable items in the context of dreaming is considered relevant here and the /drug/ board; a thread in each or either board for this is reasonable and allowed.

Remember to be smart when discussing potentially illegal activities.

This board is very large so that each dream and accompanying discussion can have its own thread, so don't be shy about making a new thread and don't be shy about adding to an old discussion.

Sleep tight; don't let anything bite.
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The Lucid Reality

I see threads about nightmares and for me nightmares are nothing more then un-controlled psyche in a dream reality.

I myself still have not mastered perfect lucidity at will, but I hope to easily achieve a lucid state in "dream reality" more frequently and practice constantly. Having it happen to me about 5 times, it was life changing each time and Its what keeps me motivated to always get back.
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Calea Zacatechichi

I know this isn't /drg/ but since Calea is 100% legal everywhere this should be fine. I want to know if using Calea will make me dependent on it to remember my dreams or even lucid dream and if will make it more difficult to start lucid dreaming at will like the people here.
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The images of reality I see are formed completely within my own head based on input from my 5 senses.

The images I experience in my dreams are formed completely within my own head as well.

Because I do not know the true nature of reality beyond what I can conceptualize in my head, I cannot know what is beyond it. I can't do it.

If that's the case, are dreams and reality the same?
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Does anyone else take Melatonin before bed? I specifically do it because when i wake up im still semi asleep. I am aware of my state but I cant move my body.
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I wonder if I'm alone in this. Anytime I use a cellphone or a computer in a dream, it malfunctions. Or it's full of viruses or something. It's only purpose in the dream seems to be that it is a source of frustration. In a few different ones, I've been in a public place and dozens of popup porn ads kept appearing, which felt a lot like the generic "I'm in public in my underwear" dream. I am trying to remember a dream where this wasn't the case but I can't.
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Prolonged Dreams

Today I had a really fun dream, in which I was more or less forced to take part in some kind of social activity game, where I get tasks and deadlines on my smartphone from some entity, just like in Gatchaman Crowds or Higashi no Eden. Also I was on the run from the police for some unknown reason and got to enter some shady group in the slums of this city.

This dream kinda made me want to dream more and longer. All my dreams seem to end after roughly 5 actions or place-changes, which should amount to maybe 5-10minutes in-dream time, but when I wake up it feels much shorter.

I remember one dream in which I thought years had passed, but sadly after waking up this feeling stopped.

I want to feel like I was days or weeks in another world. Can I somehow prolong dreams? I mean, I sleep 8 hours from which roughly 20% are REM-Phase, so I should dream 90min, yet I only remember 5 minutes ... Is this only a matter of remembering and training (e.g. with a dream diary)? Or do I need to become lucid to prolong my dreams.
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Lucid dreams with audio only.

About five years ago, when I was under-aged b&, I started to take the bus home from school. The bus was very hot and sweaty most days, the temperature was normally about 32 degrees Celsius (89 for the Americanly impaired), there was little air conditioning, a bunch of retarded kids wriggling about like jelly beans and our uniform were made of some kind of tight fitting non porous synthetic material. As a defence mechanism I basically taught myself to fall asleep automatically under those conditions. Back then I played a lot of CSGO and after a while I started to hear gunfire and explosions whenever I closed my eyes on the bus, the interesting thing was that although I couldn't see anything, I was in control of my movement within the dream (I could hear my footsteps) and always had either a P90 or an AK-47. About a week ago I was sightseeing in Japan and during a taxi ride to the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto I experienced the same conditions. This time however I could hear multiple pop idol songs playing over one another sounding much like the busy streets of Akihabara had done only a few days ago. What about you guys? Had any audio only dreams?
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I had an extremely odd dream the other night. It was an extremely long dream as well, and despite having about 5 and a half hours of sleep, I felt extremely relaxed and alert in the morning.
Essentially, my dreams were about a serial killer who was the spitting image of Buffalo Bill from Silence of The Lambs. He killed either my family or someone else's, and I helped him. I remember him wearing some sort of furry disguise. I think I remember a green room. I also remember a kitchen. I also remember a pen. I think either him or myself stabbed a pen into one of the people, and one of us dropped it. We might not have stabbed someone with it, but the pen was left in the house it in the house. I remember warning him about leaving evidence. We then went to a store for some reason, perhaps to buy supplies to continue our scheme. He revealed himself to be a short black guy I went to high school with. I told him that I used to remember him as a friendly person, and I would have never thought he would have done this. I don't remember anything past that because I had an alarm set to wake me up early, which promptly ended the dream. But all I remember throughout the dream was how good it felt to kill people. I felt a bit of remorse, but it felt really good.

I apologize for the poor organization and writing, but I was trying to write down my thoughts as quickly as possible. I woke up about 11 hours ago. I probably should have wrote it down then, but I didn't have time.

Anyways, I think it would be best to note that I've also been having homicidal/suicidal thoughts lately, more than usual. I assume these dreams were related. But is that all this dream means? Does anyone know what else these dreams might imply?
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So much Lain, I'd like to remind you who the real dreamers are
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/r dream thread

Everyone passing by must post a dream

-sitting around waiting for some people to show up at a friend's house.
-they finally show up, but don't really want to play the game i was hoping to play.
-they just watch tv instead.
-"Man, fuarrrk this." i decide to leave out of boredom.
-it's a sunny day and i take a walk outside, and for a reason unbeknownst to me am carrying a garden hose.
-i can't bring myself to put down the hose, so i decide to put it to use.
-every plant in my path i point the hose at. trees, shrubs, grass, everything.
-come to a daycare center, where a little kid is playing with a hose by himself.
-he sprays and laughs at me, so i spray him back harder, which makes him stop.
-i walk around the playground, wetting all the plants in sight.
-the kid starts doing it too, but stays there when i leave.
-i find myself on a shady sidewalk, where there is a large paper bag lodged in the dirt.
-i reach to see what's in the bag, and a cat's paw comes out.
-i can tell that someone is underground beneath the cat, moving the cat's paws like a puppet.
-i reach deep into the bag to try and pull out the person holding the cat, but pull out the cat instead.
-it's black with white spots. i set it down and it runs off.
-whoever is underground has retreated, staying out of sight.
-i briefly consider using the hose to try and flood them out, but become aware that the hose is only dripping.
-the hose has become tangled in my walk around the block.
-i walk back and round a corner to find some people standing and laughing.
-they are poking fun at what happened to my hose, which is fairly tangled with several kinks.
-one of them offers to help when i spot the real problem, which is a balloon-size clog in the hose that looks nearly ready to burst.
-i'm fearful of the hose bursting, and realize that the spicket is too far away to turn off immediately.
-trying to think fast about what to do.
-end
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Help /zzz/, I keep having dream with my ex. It's been going for two weeks straight now and I can't stand it anymore, I always end up waking depressed as fuarrrk and that feeling endures for the entire day. How can I make this stop? Even having nightmares would be better than this.
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I have these dreams where I can do things that I can't do irl and I often feel bad when waking. All I'll remember is one (usually simple) thing. Tonight I drempt that I was attempting to solve this cheapsoykaf chinese Rubik's cube I have. I thought to myself it'd be easier with another and sure enough I picked up this cube of the sort speedcubers use (one where you can do one rotation halfway and complete that rotation with another rotation perpendicular). The cube ended up having a side completely orange with still more orange squares. I had solved it. I can't actually solve a Rubik's cube at all.
A while ago there was a similar dream where I could play guitar.
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Sometimes, not often enough to make me worried, I'm really really sleepy and I fall asleep for maybe 5 minutes or maybe less. I then dream something like falling down while walking on a sidewalk and reflexively try to cushion the fall with my arms. Then I wake up with mild spasms, because these reflexes are actually at least mildly executed in real life.
It happened while watching a friend play Playstation and it happened in a lecture. In both times the friends beside me found this rather amusing. Well me too. (It's not painful)
I wonder how normal this is, or what the real trigger are. Does anyone have similar experiences?
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Hello /zzz/

I am currently at sleep dep mark hour 29 and I'm loosing feeling in my body. It's like I don't have control of my body, and I'm merely an observer, looking through a glass. I can feel my body, but it doesn't seem like my body. I feel like I'm floating in this world.

I like this feeling. I'm going to try to reach hour 35, then I'm going to take 10 mg of melatonin. Let's see what happens :]
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Aphantasia

http://io9.com/some-people-cant-conjure-mental-images-are-you-one-of-1713768824
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/science/aphantasia-minds-eye-blind.html?_r=0http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393209003418
>Aphantasia is a hypothesized neurological condition where a person does not possess a functioning mind's eye. The term was first suggested in a 2015 study for a specific kind of visual agnosia.
It feels weirdly appropriate to talk about this here.

I've never been able to picture things, weirdly enough my dreams are of concepts, i don't "see" anything.
I could perfectly describe to you what happens in the few dreams i remember, but i can't for the hell of me visualize it.

Figured it was just because i don't have a visual memory, but apparently it's just the tip of the iceberg.

What's your opinion of it?
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List some cool dreams you've had here.
I had one recurring dream where I was in the Totally Spies universe, in ancient Rome, and I could fly by tripping (like, tripping on a stone, not on drugs).

I had one dream where clones were after me and almost everyone was replaced by clones. I could find out who was a clone by making some weird sound or something.
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When do you usually dream? I don't know why but for some reason, sometimes I don't dream at night. At all. But I dream at day time, mostly when taking naps or waking up and oversleeping. But then it becomes the opposite. And for some reason, I always have bad dreams at day time.
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Anyone else experience this? ASMR General. Share your triggers.
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Layer one:
>going to my grandmother's house on foot
>literally needed to climb some huge hills to go up there
>my heart pounded due to the inhuman effort to climb them
Layer two:
>wake up in my bed
>my dad calls me up, there was a guy from the bank trying to sell me something
>I was so tired than I was barely incapable of see and walk
>I realized I was still dreaming
>this a scam, that fuarrrking kike wants to steal you, says no, you idiot
>too tired to say that
>sign the contract, but was capable of wake up after this
Layer three:
>wake up in my bed
>my maid calls me for lunch
>it was stroganoff
Layer four (real world:
>wake up
>1 o'clock PM
>don't know if the last one was a dream or not
>think a bit
Realized than I haven't had lunch yet.

Holy soykaf, lived some kind of Inception or what?
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Fake lucidity

I often find myself wondering whether I'm really lucid or if I am simply /dreaming that I am lucid dreaming/.

Anyone else feel the same way?
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Extremely stressful dreams

Has anyone had experienced them?

I'll explain myself. Almost every time I get sick (usually anything involving a fever), sleeping becomes a horrible experience. It's not that I keep having nightmares, it's more of a dream-like state characterized by intense repetition of some random stimulus. Something like a short GIF repeating inside of my head for at least 3 hours non-stop with no option to interrupt it. Sometimes it evolves into a short dream where I repeat a menial task for at least 1 hour with lots of pressure I can't really explain. Last night I had to endlessly climb stairs while still being half-awake and hearing the whirring of the computer fans. After that came the "dream" where I opened doors following nonsensical instructions uttered from the dark for a long, long while. I knew I was dreaming and had a horrible time but at the same time I didn't have the strength to interrupt the dream.

When I "wake up" from this weird state, there's a short period where I can't control my own thoughts and this weird dream is still lingering while I recover conscious control of my mind again. I always have to get up and listen to music or watch anime to get rid of those thoughts. After that I can finally sleep in peace, but I've already lost a good 4 hours of my night and wake up feeling like crap.

I'm not exaggerating the time spans here, I always give my watch a glance right after waking up.

Please tell me I'm not the only one.
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>be in my new apartment
>sitting at my computer, nice computer.
>someone knocks on my door
>its a bunch of socialists from one of the socialistmost parties in my country
>I figure I be kind and invite them into my home, maybe to discuss politics with them
>they start touching my computer
>stop touching my computer! It's everything to me!
>they won't stop touching my computer!
>fucking socialists get out of my computer!
>wake up, it was all a dream
>go to computer, think to myself "thank god that socialists have nothing to do with my computer!"
>realize socialists already are monitoring my computer
>EU data storage directive
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i saw an evil pig face in my dream, and as i woke up, i herd a loud screech and bang. Now, i remember it as if i was awake, but dreams are funny like that. has anyone else experienced this?
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Random ass dream

>It was my old middle school
>at about five in the afternoon
>The exterior is exactly like I remember, shabby, in ill repair despite being a private school.
>Now moving toward one of the classrooms
>Inside now and holy shit
>Decked out like a 19th century manor
>It's physics this period
>"Take a seat" she says.
>I move to the hearth where the bags are all placed
>My bag, of which I was unaware, is now among them
>Randomly, about the floor, Einstein's "Theory of relativity" atop Marx's "Das Kapital"
>All ways stacked perfectly in this order, first editions
>On my knees I shuffle to pick a pair from the crowd
>"Why aren't we reading this" with the cover of "Das Kapital" facing to my teacher
>bluntly "This is Physics"
>"What about the other one?"
>"What other one"
>This remark distresses me greatly
>I look down holding the tomes in my hands aside
>Tears fill my eyes
>I put both on the floor now the same way I held them, retrieving my exercise book from my bag as well as stationary
>I sit with my teacher at a large round table
>With us eight or so children
>All stereotypical portrayals of pre-war British primary school children
>Large heads, blonde hair slicked back or neatly pushed back with a hair-band
>I open my book to see exercises that I had done to calculate the area of a triangle
>I severely hate my teacher now for some reason
>I collapse back to the floor desperate to read Marx's work and Einstein later
>I know I can't read them without knowing the prerequisite stuff
>So much to go through before the final treat
>This though stirs me horribly
>"What are you doing Jack?"
>Light floods the room
Why do I dream such things?
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Dream Trends

Anyone else, after recording your dreams, notice any dreaming trends or common traits?

For me my dreams typically always end directly prior to the climax- just as things become intensely interesting I awaken.
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Most memorable/impressive dreams General

Post most memorable/impressive dream you have had so far!

Heres mine:

Since i started my "dream diary" two days ago i had my first lucid dream it was pretty short but it went something like this:
Suddenly I was staring into a mirror at myself. Flickering overhead flourescents lite up what appeared to be a public washroom. The image of the place was crisp and wonderfully vivid. Suddenly the me in the mirror spoke in a hurt kinda shallow sounding voice yet there was only my expression on its face "Please don't go, the reality you know is nothing more than a consolidation of everyones dreams, and its been slowly wearing on you" (or something like that). just before the dream ended i realized that it was my lips had been moving subconsiously the entire time... then i woke up
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Aseptic Void - Anxiety and Visions (2014)
http://asepticvoid.deviantart.com/
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This site is really cozy. Good night /zzz/
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Hey, i haven't been able to sleep very well.
When i do sleep i only sleep for about an hour and thirty minutes.
This sleep is very intense, i will often wake up feeling like i jogged a mile, panting but not sweating. Often when i dream i can't even move, not even in a lucid dream.

Anyone else get this experience?
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Dreams Database / Dream journal programm

Maybe this is a thread more suited for /lam/, but as I don't intend to extend that much on the programming side of it I'll post it here.

I thought this morning about building a Sqlite database interface in Python (ncurse or web-based), which could be a nice programming project and something useful for me or other dreamers.

So far my main concern is the database structure, and I would like suggestions about it. How would you organize it? I don't have any idea about something that would need more than a single table. I started with something very simple :

*Date
*Tags / Key-words
*Dream themes
*"Dream signs (don't remember how Laberge call this, but basically what signs that show we are experiencing a dream)
*Lucid or not (bool)
*Title
*Content
...

What can I add? What kind of functions can I implement?
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It seems like every dream I have these days features, at some point, a very sexually forward woman.

It will never be the same woman as far as I can tell but it often plays out the same.
There will be some group of people in my life. I'll know most, if not all of them.
One of them will have brought along a friend who will be immediately and overtly sexually interested in me.
She will playfully flirt in front of the group and go so far as things that could be considered foreplay such a licking skin.

I will find this weird, as will the group, but no one will say anything.
I'll be flattered but ignore it while we get back to the task at hand, be that talking or going somewhere ect.

I will NEVER sleep with the woman, she may or may not disappear later.
The dream may then be relieved to be a nightmare or some random mess, and will leave me very confused when I wake how sexy imagery keeps getting paired with horror imagery in the same dream.
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Anonymous~

I've been practising dreaming and lucidity for a few years now and consider myself quite good at it, so I can offer some tips that worked for me.

1. Keep a dream journal under your pillow, and write in it as soon as you wake up. Just write whatever you can, even if it's short or fragmented.

2. Read your dream journal before you go to sleep. This seems to remind you of what a dream is, which will help you distinguish between dreams and reality, and also help you remember your dreams better.

3. Find something that can tip you off as to whether you're in a dream or not, and occasionally test this in reality. I choose to try to float, as I can always achieve this in my dreams, and it looks totally inconspicuous irl.

4. Have an idea of what you want to do in a lucid dream before you have the dream. If you spend too much time thinking during your dream it will make you wake yourself up. Instead, as soon as you're lucid, start doing what you want and focus more on the action than the thoughts involved.

Hope that helps!! :)
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Lets speek!

I'm learning English and i want have practice with English. Who can help me with this?
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Hey laions in my life i never had a dream, it is normal ? I not can understand how is a dream is to deep for me.
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/zzz/ what is the longest you have ever went without sleep?
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Dream Sage

Do your dreams ever "continue" where they left off last night? I seem to carry on having dreams where I am a nazi officer and I go on adventures with Hitler and other officers. I always wake up when the star of david is shown, it has become a motif in all my dreams lately. I am not sure what this means.
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I'm a male on my early thirties. Since I far as I a remember I have dreams where I am woman, and these dreams use to be very relaxing, to the point that the conscious me wishes they would never end.
They are nice dreams, but I wake up feeling hollow an miserly. Does anyone here has something similar?
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How come dreams are visualized like this?

I never got why dreams are always shown to be like magical wonderlands straight out of a fantasy novel like pic related. For me at least, whenever I can remember my dreams, they're more just like daily life with more distortion. It's sorta like living out a late alpha/ early beta of a game. I never got the vivid fantasy, just a scrapbook of people and places from my life. Anyone else have this?
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Dreams with emotions

Does anyone ever have dreams with HUGE emotional impact? The sort that leaves you gutted and on the verge of tears?

It seems to only occur when I am truly convinced that the dream I am in is real. Real beyond any doubt.

I have had a few dreams like this. I wouldn't call them nightmares but they are certainly haunting.

Here is one I recall with significant detail and a little creative flair to make it easier to read.

Dream:

I stood behind the tall dirt embankment that made up the defencive barrier my unit of soldiers had dug up. It was several meters tall and had to be climbed to reach the top, not an issue as it was just a huge pile of dirt. I knew that we were on the Western Front of the Second World War. Despite not actually being American, I and the people with me were all US Army.

I climbed up the barrier and rested my rifle on the dirt. The sun slipped below the horizon and was blocked by the pine forest beyond the barrier.

That was when we were attacked by German Army soldiers. Across the entire front there was confusion as bullets took out many of those standing watch. I dived and slid down the embankment, hiding behind the barrier.

More shots rang out and we were losing badly. My stomach dropped out and I felt horribly sick as the fear of death smashed into me. I crawled back up the embankment, terrified that a stray bullet would take my life away before I realized what had happened.

I lifted my rifle above the barrier and fired several shots over, knowing that I did nothing but shoot clouds. I tried to lift my head above the wall to aim but I couldn't. Self preservation took over and I could not move myself to fight above the barrier. Fear was grabbing me like a vice and I could feel my throat tighten, the rush of adrenaline and the sick, hollow, feeling in my stomach.

There was a flash of realization as I thought about what my options were. Either fight and die like a warrior, or cower and surrender. I gritted my teeth and put every piece of my mental will into beating back my self-preservation and threw myself back up onto the barricade.

I aimed and fired at some distant figures to little effect. A moment later they fired back and forced me to take cover. I looked around and saw that the enemy was mostly attacking the corner of the barricade to my right, the section where the forest was most dense.

I saw that we had only a couple soldiers defending that section and it would be lost if nothing was done. I looked around for an officer or NCO to advise about the situation. They had either all been killed or were never here to begin with. It seemed everyone was completely occupied with their section to see the bigger picture so I took it upon myself to organize the defence.

The fear had left my mind and now I was purely focussed on the fight. I ran down into our camp and called five or six soldiers to follow me. I ran up the right right embankment where just two friendly soldiers now fired from.

We were nearly over run as the Germans edged to within just a few meters of the wall. I crashed onto the top of the wall and instantly began firing down as those that followed me did the same. The fire felled several enemy soldiers in a moment and pushed them back into the forest.

I ran back down the wall and called more soldiers up to the front to defend the wall. In moments we had pushed the attack back.

I let out a breath I had been holding in the entire time and I felt the adrenaline pump through me. I was so terrified, excited, angry, happy and satisfied at the same time. The emotions were beyond anything words can do justice for.
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Where Do You Write Your Dreams?

I'm wondering where people write their dreams. I usually type it out half asleep in my phone and then transfer it onto paper later.
Sometimes when I'm too tired to do that, I tell myself to remember 3 words, but they usually don't make sense so it doesn't work ("cigars", "lines", "hand" but what does it mean???). Stupid tired me.
I have a notebook in which I try to draw some scenes of it, maybe color it, but then again the notebook is filled with other stuff like me writing in code (I made up) for pages about mushroom and plant life, meteorology, and other soykaf like card reading and alchemy. I also write poetry and that's shoved in some pages. I'm disorganized.
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I feel like using my dreams, especially since I have such vivid ones, as a basis for my writing and story ideas is a really good way to keep my content unique and original.

How many of you use your dreams as a basis for creating content? What do you make?
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Everyone on /zzz/ has seen Waking Life, right? I was introduced to it in philosophy club, but keep coming back to it because it's just so damn unique.

A young man is trying to wake up from a dream, while witnessing and participating in various philosophical conversations and situations. The art style of the movie lends itself to blending of the real and the imaginary, with scenes and characters seamlessly transforming into others.

I had some more to say, but the movie itself is really much more interesting the first few times without any additional input. If you watch it let me know what you think!
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/zzz/

Share dreams, dreaming tips, dream artwork/fiction, or anything else you would post on /zzz/.
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In-dream skills

Once we start having lucid dreams, we have to learn how to do some things.
>stay lucid
>add/remove/change things and people
>appear in any location you want
>wake up only when you want to
And more.
ITT: tips, questions and experiences about these in-dream skills.
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I can't remeber my dreams

Hey /zzz/. I have problems with my dreams, or should I say, lack there of. I can't remember any of my dreams. I go to sleep and then I wake up, with no in-between. On the rare occasion I remember one, its never a nightmare, but it is very vivid. I have never experienced sleep paralysis either. I think dreams are an important part of life and I want to at lest remember experiencing them. Has anyone had issues like I'm having?
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In the past few weeks I've been having horrible nightmares, which have been progressing to night terrors. One in particular I walked in to my bathroom and looked in my mirror, in my reflection I saw myself hanging dead from the ceiling. I ended up screaming, when I woke myself up I was standing in my bathroom looking at the mirror (which has never happened to me before). I'm 19, is it normal for people my age to have night terrors or extreme nightmares? Does anyone else experience this?
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Memories from other dreams within your dream

How many of you recall memories of past dreams in your more recent ones? I do it pretty regularly. I never remember my real life memories in my dreams either, it's always my dream memories that come up. Even ones from a couple years ago manage to surface themselves when I'm snoozing.
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This is the dream board and i have one!

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our internet.

Five score years ago, a great moot, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, metaphorically signed the lease to a website known as 4chan. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of anons who had been seared in the flames of withering loneliness. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But twelve years later, the anon still is not outside. Twelve years later, the life of the anon is still sadly crippled by the manacles of hotpocketry and the chains of NEET. Twelve years later, the anon lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material pleasure. Twelve years later, the anon is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our internets image boards to cash a check. When the architects of our chan wrote the magnificent words of the marblecake and also The Game, they were signing a promissory note to which every Anon was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all anons, yes, black anons as well as white anons, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Lulz, Funposting and the pursuit of ones fetish." It is obvious today that moot has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as his citizens of /b/ are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, moot has given the anon people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient GBP."

But we refuse to believe that the bank of electromagnetic dreamscapes is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of OC of this communications network. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us, upon demand, the riches of dank memes and the security of anonymity.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind Hotwheels and Geoff of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of censorship chaos to the sunlit path of being the little girl. Now is the time to lift our boards from the quicksands of fragmentary sub culture wars and insincere media to the solid rock of Anonhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of the flying spaghetti monster's children.
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Powerless Dreams

So I've had lucid dreams. I'm completely aware I'm dreaming and I can move at will in the dream. The problem is that I can create or make anything special happen. I can't fly or make things appear or change the dreamscape.

What am I doing wrong?
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ambient videos

I often fall asleep to ambient music and I'm looking to build an "ambient videos" collection, that is non-story-based non-frantic abstract videos that I can play while I'm falling asleep.

So far I have;
>various relaxing demo videos (realtime abstract 3D graphics) that I can share if desired (pic related)
>these weird japanese physics videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBoto9OMkI
>night driving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IdjST6QZg
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Sleep deprivation

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had fuarrrked up sleep schedules for long periods at a time. The world is a strange place, even after being awake for only 24 hours. I have never stayed awake long enough to hallucinate (I think), but all my memories of times I've been awake upwards of 36 hours are very dreamlike. I'm sure there's a connection between sleep deprivation and actual dreaming sort of flowing over into reality.
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Paralysis, lains.

Everytime i wake myself up when lucid dreaming, i stay stagnant until i can recover control over my body and finally wake up.

My mind is conscious, but my body isnt and it takes a couple of seconds to wake up in a very numbing process.

Any tips? Sometimes its irritating.
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How's that dream journal coming along, /zzz/?

Just started mine the other day, so far it's been nightmares.
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are the best I've ever had...

I had the most incredible dream ever, I was in some sort of white walled facilities hallways. And behind every door was a person who's faces I couldn't remember, and when I held their hands, all of my fears and past screw ups were gone. I was able to live a million beautiful lives at once. I cried hysterically in my dream.

When I woke up, I just crawled into my blankets in the cold and cried for hours
Why is everything in my dreams so wonderful and great yet everything else is literally a nonstop dystopia? I want off this ride
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Can dreams be hacked?

Can memes manipulate dreams, directly or indirectly?

I don't think we have the ability to see what OTHERS are dreaming, but could we manipulate dreams through waking suggestion perhaps?
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Technology in Dreams

This feels as about a lainchan-focused topic as there could be.

Does anyone else have technology as a recurring theme in their dreams? I can't say how long I've had it or how often (I don't keep a journal), but some of the most memorable dreams I've had through my life have been mostly about technology. Usually these dreams are very tense, and the technology generally works against me.

The earliest I remember, maybe 10 or 11 years ago, had me playing Pokemon Leaf Green on my Gameboy Advanced SP (something I spent quite a lot of time doing in my childhood). In it, I could change the functions of the game by switching the system off, whereupon it would continue to play, but would allow me to clip through walls and such. However, the more I played this way, the more corrupt the graphics would become, and eventually I was unable to restore the game to its normal conditions. Sounds like a bad creepypasta, but that's what I remember.

More recently, probably recurring, I've had dreams of accidentally (or sometimes purposefully) downloading malware onto my desktop, and then frantically trying to delete the malware before it damaged my files or system. Felt much like a hollywood hacker, with an incredible sense of urgency, but also great anxiety.

Most recently, last night in fact, was another odd dream that made me realize the trend. A girl that I'd entered into a sort of online relationship recently was revealed to me to be some sort of internet vigilante, and not who I thought she was, who then revealed the nature of our relationship on widespread social media. I distinctly remember my cell phone vibrating uncontrollably as notifications overwhelmed it. Very odd, considering that in reality there is nothing illegal or unsavoury about this relationship....

What are your lainons' experiences with technology-focused dreams? Is the wired bleeding into your subconscious?
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Through the knowledge obtained by serial expirements lain and through what I read about Yume Nikki on uboachan, I have been able to very quickly begin the openings of my third eye. Things are going to be great for me from now on, as I have transcended the state of normality into total deviant savage. I see things people could never even imagine in their normal lives. I want to stay semi anonymous but I will leave my twitter, so that you can stay caught up with my thoughts in case I start spamming lainchan.

I do not claim to be be better than any one other man on this website, but I do believe that we should seriously start looking into writing about the singularity. I will start writing this literature in due time. My main focus will be on everything I have learned over time and why I believe that we are an extremely rare people.I am sharing this information with you because it will further your life for the better, and you will be able to live a much happier life.

Goodbye, and have my twitter~

https://twitter.com/irclyna
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Why do I have such a hard time lucid dreaming? I think I've had 2 total, and they lasted for what seemed like about a minute or less.
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Not dreaming

How many people here don't remember their dreams? It's not like I never dream, but only very rarely do I wake up able to remember one. I can't remember the last time I remember dreaming.
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I slept and I was in the matrix. But it was a gay matrix the agents were strong muscle guys naked there erected penises were shooting loads at me I did the bullet time and dodge all of there cumshots except on which landed on my face and I fell and scream. I woke up and cried to school.
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For last few days I have been having really violent dreams where I punch the living hell out of some bastard, bash them with a bat, machine gun their guts or just stab them up until their blood colors everything.
In those dreams I enjoy their pain.
Can someone explain those dreams?
My environment hasn't really changed, I don't hate anyone IRL….so what gives?
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I had this dream, woke up from it not an hour ago...
I'm in front of the hospital, the local one in my city but, its distorted half of it is decayed like post-apocalypse... I need to get to the 12th floor to visit someone in the hospital. the place looks abandoned, no one around
(in real life there is no 12th floor)

I get into the elevator the floors jump 1-2-3-65-66... The ground beneath me shakes,
I find myself on the ground floor again...
Someone wakes me up. I know I am conscious for a few 5mins... I drift back to sleep..
In this massive parking garage, I know its the hospital again. I walk around to the same place I entered...There are humans walking like zombies, a few of them nod and smile at me like they know me but, I can faintly remember. I try the stairs but, look down and see that my shoes have been knocked off... I wake up, frustrated that I never got to the 12th floor.
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does anyone have daydreams?
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why is nobody I know in waking life ever in my dreams?
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Lately I've been staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning and sleeping till 7 or 8 in the morning. I've tried to go to bed earlier but I'm having a tough time. What do you do to fall asleep?
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Those difficult to explain dream things

I want to have a thread where we discuss the things about dreams that are difficult to discuss, at least for me they are.

What I mean is individual elements that are reoccurring or not and make sense in the dream at the time but when you wake up and recall them you have no idea how that would work and it seems difficult to explain. I wanna know if anyone has these things as part of their dreams like I do.

Here are a few examples that come to mind right now

>dreams where I'm playing a game like an FPS/RTS but at the same time experiencing it fully with no indication I'm on my computer


I often have dreams about videogames, that are way better than any I have ever played but I never visually see the control inputs or feel them, its just like I'm acting them out, but I still understand that I'm playing a game.

It's even weirder when I have RTS dreams, like I'm controlling all these units, the camera and view like I would a normal RTS dream but without the mouse, without the keyboard, its pretty cool.

I even have this while playing in third person, I can get into a vehicle and the view will switch to third person and I can control it just as effortlessly as I do in vidya because I prefer to drive and fly in third person view always, and even when I have third person dreams in videogames I can move just like normal life without any "input" onto the keyboard or mouse, without it feeling any less real. Although I only dream in third person sometimes when its videogame dreams, never otherwise.

>knowing things in a dream without it outright being stated


Like you are doing something, and you go someplace you are not supposed to be but suddenly remember the person allowed you to be there.

Or knowing that a dream is actually a videogame even if theres nothing to indicate it - one WWII dream I had it was like real life and real people but I knew they were all just players on a server and they knew that too and we fuarrrked around like we would in a game of Battlefield.

While another WWII dream I was part of a squad and walking through a forest, escorting enemy prisoners and we get ambushed by snipers across the frozen lake and they start killing their own POWs too and I remember running into the treeline after helping an enemy POW get out of the ice he was stuck in because he was being shot at and I tried to hide behind trees while pieces of bark were breaking off around me and I was fiddling with my K98 to try and take pot shots at the enemy we couldn't see at the ridge ahead, and all the while I had no intuitive sense that I was playing a realistic videogame this was real fear and terror and moving my body in realistic ways, and I still do that in those videogame dreams but the sensation and realizations are different.

And then sometimes I have dreams like that but there is only a "back of the mind" sensation that it is not real and just a videogame, and the guys that I just saw crushed by their own tank as it blew up from a mine will respawn at base after a while and be good as new, but that thought never sort of breaks to the surface in a surefire realization that its just a videogame (or much rarer that its just a dream).

Meaning I can have realizations that I'm just playing a game even if it feels real, but rarely do I realize I'm just dreaming I'm playing a game and become lucid that way.

>dream locations turning out to be just your living room or one part of your room is another location, or locations that are closer to each other than they are in real life


These are really trippy when I can remember them, I could be in some totally different place like a forest or abandoned house and suddenly turn around and theres my living room and the areas are connected in ways that don't make any sense in reality.
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>you throw a dozen punches but your opponent is unphased
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I had a dream that I was Martin Luther King JR
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>>124
/drg/ here.

DPH is an extremely useful tool for inducing hypnagogic sleep and lucid dreams. Even in non-recreational doses it works well to induce these. If you try especially hard to stay awake, these dreams can happen in periods of about 30 seconds, which move in a cycle

Wandering Mind -> Visual Imagery -> Deprivation of Senses -> Loss of Self -> Waking up in realization

Believe me or not, it's a useful tool.
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Recovering from sleep deprivation?

This happens when I have been sleep deprived for several days in a row, and after I have had my first night of good sleep.
Even after that first night I still don't really feel like I am at 100%.
Sure, I am not tired any more, but my body feels like it just is not used to being this awake. In the morning after that first night of good sleep I feel slightly disoriented
It's not really a problem per se, but I am curious as to why that happens?
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>tfw you have to wind yourself up like a toy to talk in your dreams
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I have a problem. I keep having nightmares about bugs. Sometimes swarms of bugs, sometimes spiders. In the dream they're always on or over my bed. I always wake up and make a mad dash out of my bed, sometimes attacking the bed to kill the bugs that aren't there. Please help.
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I don't really want to wake up. It's hard to explain, maybe you understand. The waking world has no meaning beyond what I can perceive, because that's all the waking world is. But the dream world gives access to what you've hidden from yourself, it gives you hints, insight, and calm. Even when I'm falling in my dreams I'm calm. Melatonin doesn't do anything for my dreams, I don't know if you find this. It doesn't enhance them. There is some other compound, something similar to adrenaline but acting on the subconscious primarily, maybe, and it overflows in dreams. I can't explain it, I just don't want to wake up.
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Post your dream-images here

photographs and artwork that induce an altered state of mind, remind you of your dreamworld, and/or are beautiful in that indescribable way specific to dreams.
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I think it's possible to access the Internet through your dreams, how about you?
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My float finally appeared in my dreams last night, and although its entire shape/weight/luminescence was different, and although I recognized this while I was dreaming, I didn't think to take control of the dream. This is often a problem in my dreams, where I will consciously recognize that I am dreaming but I don't realize the full implications of that fact, so instead of entering a lucid dream, everything becomes semi-lucid. In my dreams I can remember previous dreams and settings, I can remember dreams that I've had that same night, and I can remember how to utilize certain abilities that I've gained in previous dreams. In this way, I often find myself in similar settings in the dreams, and solve problems in similar ways. I've had one lucid dream in all my life, so I know that what I've been experiencing is not lucid but somewhere in-between.

Does anyone else have experience with this? What should I do?
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Rally Dream

A little bit ago I had a dream, which was re-occurring for 2-3 months.

This dream is real creepy.
It enters with a character who is in rough clothin, jumping on top of a taxi. Im surrounded with thousands of people in a large city, skyscrapers around me and a stop light behind me. I raise the AK in the air, a long with the other people around me. It seems like its some kind of rally, we cheer comprehensible words.

>BAM


I see the character, which I believe is me get shot in the head, I fall off the taxi.

Still being in 3rd person I see the thousands of people charging into the city. Yelling some sort of war cry, it ends like this.
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A little bit ago I had a dream, which was re-occurring for 2-3 months.

This dream is real creepy.
It enters with a character who is in rough clothin, jumping on top of a taxi.
He's surrounded with thousands of people in a large city, skyscrapers around me and a stop light behind me.
He raises the AK in the air, along with the other people around me. It seems like its some kind of rally, we cheer comprehensible words.

>BAM


I see the character, which I believe is me get shot in the head, he falls off the taxi.

Still being in 3rd person I see the thousands of people charging into the city. Yelling some sort of war cry, it ends like this.



One day, my buddy and I are talkin bout dreams n shit.
I explain this dream to him.
He pauses for a second and a look of confusion on his face.

Im like "what the fuck yo"

He told me he had that exact dream a few nights ago, and explained the exact scenario in what he said, yet his was in a different
perspective.

And describes what happens after the people storm the city.



I was 2spooked
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Hey guys!
People often describe or think of nothingness / void, or death, as pitch black? In fantasy, they often say this even about the night.
What do you think, is nothingness black? I recently started to think of it as noise or chaos. Just like the sky seems to be empty and black, but turns out to be a colorful bunch of stuff, just very faint.
Nothingness doesn't really have attributes anyway. Should it have, it would be "something, with attributes". Something "without attributes" still has this very attribute, so if you strip even that, you're left with something you cannot say or know anything about. Pure damn chaos; and that would look a lot more like noise than pitch black, i'd wager.
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My entire life I've never been able to see my face during dreams or even be able to picture my face while I was awake, so my dreams have either been of a hooded figure who I assumed was me or the face was just a blur. I accepted this as normal and continued on with my life for 12 years until yesterday while napping on the couch I had a dream where I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking out at the ocean and I was looking at myself from behind, then the 'camera' started to go around my body until it reached my face where it focused on it and started to zoom in until all I could see was my face and whiteness around it.

Usually if this happens the face is all distorted but this time I could actually see me, but it was sort of fading in and out. I wasn't doing anything or showing any emotions, just looking out at the ocean.

Anyways, what do you guys think this means? Have I finally found out who I am? Is this my subconscious saying I'm ready to die?

Sorry if there was any bad grammar, English is not my good language.
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why the end of the world?

I've been having a lot of end of the world dreams...Apocalypse types. Its always as its happening and surviving through it. I've had dreams before where they have come true, but I'm not sure what to make of stuff like this....
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dream

I have this series of 3 dreams in a row almost every night involving a giant black snake roaring in my face with enough power it starts to shake whatever building im in and it starts eating people around me, i manage to get out and think i wake up. next i "go back to sleep" and "wake up" to my mother being in my room, leaning over me extremely angry but the entire room looks like there is a black light on and her eyes are glowing green, then im in the desert walking over dunes endlessly. Usually at the end i actually realize im dreaming and i start suffering from sleep paralysis. At this point i wake up in the real world panicked and i can remember the dreams for hours afterwards. I cant tell if its real, but i do remember waking up between each of these dreams. Every night for 3 nights.
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ITT: Times when you mistook reality for a dream.

This just happened to me today.
>wore baggy pants today
>sudden gust of wind blows through the material of the cloth
>feels like I'm not wearing any pants, just underwear
>people don't seem to notice and go about normally
>it's like in a dream

I know it sounds silly but for a few moments I was really confused because I've had many dreams about daily life without pants and this one was exactly like it.
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Nukes

Ok. here is an insane story of a dream that I had, could anybody help decode it?

I am a small kid on a school bus, I am in a small town, and the bus is going over a bridge.

Suddenly, I hear a large crashing noise, and see a catapult on the other side of the bridge.

The catapult throws a nuke at the bridge, but the driver somehow turns the bus around and drives as fast as possible in the other direction.

The nuke hits the ground, and a giant explosion happens, all the kids in the car fly out of the car.

A little girl in a purple dress gets thrown into the sky, and then is vaporized into blue dust.

The mushroom cloud is dark brown, and I see something emerging from it.

The shape of the President Franklin D Roosevelt is formed by the clouds, and on his chest there is a pin with [pic related] on it.

He says "Fertility is a sin, and destruction is my religion", I fall to the ground, and the dream ends

Interpretations?
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I was at home and there was a bulk of mail, like I hadn't opened any mail for months. Snail mail that is. Among the letters was a larger one, thick, more of a package. I opened it and it was a book of Anne Frank. I was worried for a moment because when taking it out I had ripped the cover a tiny bit, but on further inspection the book was a reprint from '92.
There was another item in there, but I cannot remember what it was.
There also was a letter. A big logo of an insurance firm in my country, and below it, there was an equally sized graphic of a wireframe globe. Same color red as the insurance logo.
The knowledge I got out of the letter (it wasn't really written, it was just in there) was this:

The person who had sent this to me had held some upper position in a tobacco company. He had received my name and address through the internet, alongside instructions. There was a printed out screenshot, showing a browser window. Inside a supposedly anonymous fake email account of mine was my contact information, plus trivial information, likes and dislikes. His instructions had been to contact me and send me a present.
The knowledge that transcended, was that this was some kind of chain mail, where an anonymous group contacts people on a list with information and instructions to gift someone else, passing it on to them. This was a way to redeem yourself; your file, or whatever they had on you, would be deleted.

That dream woke me up.
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Does anybody else enjoy their dreams better than life? Whenever I wake up I feel "Oh… I've woken up." and then I'm really depressed for the rest of the day.
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Wet Nightmares

I would be interested in hearing about wet nightmares, if you experienced one.
I had my first today:

tl;dr: I ejaculated while running out of time in a surprise exam.

First I dreamed I was doing some kind of paper chase / scavenger hunt, i.e. we had to go where the hint we found at the current station point us to, finding another hint, and so on. Normally the game would have been played in teams or roughly 4, but I was the only one whose team comrades didn't appear, so I had to go on alone. Fortunately some unknown person gave me his thoughts on the first 3 hints or so, so that I found my way without any trouble. At one station there was some caramel creme, thereby suggesting the next hint would be inside the refrigerator, where the glass of caramel creme normally would be. Unfortunately all teams were meeting up, because they didn't start with enough delay. That's why the teacher couldn't rank us and had the fucking nightmarish idea of doing a 5 minutes long surprise exam. When coming into the room I already found the other people doing the exam. Because I didn't hear anyone saying the exam started, I talked to them a bit, until I realized, that maybe the test already started. That was roughly 30s before finish time, so I only got to read the test, noticing that it's things which I am well-versed in, although the questions were kinda open, so that I had my doubts I could answer them to his liking. I didn't even read half of the questions when the test was declared over and I was tasked to hand my solutions in. Still trying to at least pass the exam I begin writing some words down. Note that reading and writing were done while lying on my stomach. But I just couldn't concentrate because of my fear of failure. As I struggled with time I noticed that the head of my penis was highly sensitive and rubbing on the mattress I was lying on. It was already too late... In the moment I had the least time and while being full of fear of failure and also with other people lying around me I came, feeling my crotch pumping large amounts of semen in my underwear. It seems the person next to me, also taking the test, noticed my convulsions, as he remarked that I'm lucky no one can look at me frontally. After that pollution, which felt more like a sneeze, than something good, I was still trying to solve the test in the short time I could bargain for, but I felt I was already beginning to wake up, so I concentrated hard so I won't wake up, because I still needed to solve that test. That was until I realized, that "waking up" means, I was dreaming and I just let it happen. When waking up, I was very glad it was only a dream. But I still had to change my underwear.
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potentiators

/oneironauts/,
have any of you had experience potentiating your dreams, intentionally or otherwise?

i know there are supplements/herbs that purportedly have this effect. the two that i've predominantly heard of are calea zacatechichi and mugwort.

the former has never worked for me, would be interested in hearing lainon's opinions.

but i used to forage the latter all the time, and can attest that it works like a charm. the diuretic effect of the plant also makes it a wonderful tool for those attempting to lucid dream.
i personally haven't had effects from a dream pillow (ie, using the aromatics of mugwort to induce dreaming), although my partner at the time (an already extremely intense dreamer) reported it gave her nightmares. i've had plenty of positive experience from the tea, as well as smoking it.
mugwort also tastes and smells amazing, it's very minty. it adds a menthol vibe when rolled in a cigarette, and the pillows smell nice. tea is definitely the best way to go though.

honorable mention: chantix. it's an anti-smoking medication. after i take it for a few days, i begin to have very, very intense dreams. it is by far the most potent dream affector i know. the dreams are normally very long, and my presence there is very close to lucidity. it frequently causes long chains of dreams bound by threads, which are sometimes picked up and resumed a few dreams down the chain.

outside of lucid dreaming, also wonder if anyone has other suggestions for increasing the frequency or awareness of their dreams.
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Backwards Dream

I once had a very long and complex dream, almost like a movie, and then, after a certain "scene", I had the exact same dream, but in reverse, with people walking backwards and stuff falling downside up.

Has anyone experienced something similar?
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Any tips for remembering your dreams without use of a dream journal?
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I can't sleep.

/zzz/ how do you fall asleep? This last week I've been having trouble going to bed, and it's been fucking me up something major. I keep forgetting little things, I can barely make it through my classes. I've tried napping, but every time I've gotten close to falling asleep, I just... don't. I can lie down for hours on end, exhausted out of my mind, and just not fall asleep. At all.

Enough blogging though. Is there anything in particular you guys do to fall asleep?
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Changes in dream tone

I'm beginning to notice patterns in my dreams that are heavily influenced by my waking life.
It seems to me like the specifics of the dream could be more or less anything, but now that I'm experiencing a noticeable shift in the way my waking life goes, my dreams are changing in nature.When I was very little I could do the usual dream stuff like fly just because I wanted to. When I was in my pre/early teens I had a lot of anxiety-fueled dreams and nightmares because school was awful for me and I took even minor punishments really personally, then when I got older I was almost exclusively an observer in my dreams watching things that weren't good or bad transpire without even the desire to involve myself, even if they got disturbing, or even dreams where I was a completely disembodied observer watching worlds with no living things in them.
But starting back in November 2015, I've had something really good happen to me and I've got agency and power in my dreams I haven't had since I was very young. I don't remember my dreams often because I don't sleep consistently, but earlier this week I had a dream that I was in a class that involved being able to scale tall buildings effortlessly, and when it was my turn I told the instructor "of COURSE I can!" with a smile on my face (unusual for me), immediately walked up to the building and scaled it like I was rock climbing in half normal gravity. I could still feel the exertion because my real-world scrawny arms were part of the dream but I had agency, confidence, and was mostly unbound from normal constraints, and the weather in the dream was clear and sunny when normally it's cloudy or foggy.

So I think all this is pretty obviously a subconscious reflection of how I see myself in relation to the world. Has anyone else experienced anything similar as far as overall tone shifts in their dreams over time?
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meditation

Meditated for the second or third time today, was wondering if anyone else on /zzz/ had experimented with this, or just wants to talk about it.
Does anyone else have good stories or experiences to share?
Any interesting techniques?
Is meditation /zzz/?
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Would anyone like to fuck around with the Time wave?
http://u.pomf.is/okwplf.zip
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>used to lucid dream every night
>turn 12 or 14
>can no longer even remember dreams
>keep a dream journal but the frequency and level of detail are low
>memory and situational awareness in general are completely shot
Is there any hope for me?
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Videos that resemble dreams

I think one of the major characteristics of most surreal media and dreams in general is being thrust into an unfamiliar situation with no explanation or explanatory dialogue. I came across this video years ago and I think it nails that weird, fucked up feeling that you can sometimes remember in dreams. Share your surreal videos, I'd love to see them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xynvrod0P6k
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Foretold events

Have you ever had a dream that has foretold events that would happen? Not: "Next day my goat will eat that left flower", but instead where months pass after the dream until at some instant you suddenly realize you are currently enacting the EXACT events of a dream you can barely remember.

I have these ever so often, and its the creepiest thing in the world to recognize you already know what will happen next. Usually the lag between the dream and the actual event is something awful like half a year and I don't remember them until deja vu. Posting this because one of those Just happened to me right now for some reason. Pic very related.
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Powerful Visions

I am of the belief that we have dreams, more localised journeys through our own mind but sometimes we also leave our locality and travel to spirit realms.
I've had many synchronicities, spiritual phenomena and lucid visions in my life. I want to share them but I dont rly want to be one of these youtube gurus pouring their souls out for the whole world to disseminate. I feel that what I go through is for me and the audience is the spirit world. The events scribed in the pages of eternity. Over the past year or so these visions have led me to revelations which before I would have never believed. Briefly I'll summarise.

>I had a vision I was being ordained as a 14 year old Emperor of Rome, everyone kneeled before me as I was raised on a throne.

>I Found an Emperor this age did exist, he worshipped a Phoenecian god and a large oval shaped black meteorite stone, the object of power at the centre of his temple, attached to a lightning rod.
>His reign and his mother's influence basically brought the downfall of Rome, like an enemy from within.

>Another time I had a vivid vision of being outside King Solomon's temple. A steam powered contraption was used to open the stone door. I had to push it manually and it opened.

>Inside one of the outer chambers I saw a small floating spherical ball, as if lifted magnetically. there was some kind of puzzle to enter the inner sanctum. I knocked the ball on to the ground, there was a feeling of a powerful and scary presence that didnt like this. A Rastafarian friend was with me, he saw a reflection of himself in a mirror and was terrified. I looked to see and saw myself as what looked like a Tibetan monk.
>Since this time Ive seen documentaries of hydraulic powered temple doors in Greece and the floating magnetic balls in Egypt. Ive also learned that Solomon used a black Obsidian mirror to contact spirits. Ive learned of objects of power used at the centre of temples, like the Ark of the Covenant and the Black stone of Emesa, thought to have come from Eden.
>Every night that week I went to a different temple, I think I was in Axom, a great outdoor temple with intricate carved walls, I remember a man showing me a place to get water from as it was hot and dry. The next night I was abseiling down giant pyramid walls in what felt like Thailand. People where jumping off this giant Buddha with a sword into a pool below. The next night I was in Peru and some tribal women there were helping me to create this holographic multidimensional portrait of my life and I was pouring all my good memories into it. The next night I came across this haunted house and a woman asked "who in your tribe deals with such things?" I said "I guess that's me" and had 'a here I go again' feeling as I entered. After that I felt the visions where becoming too much and they stopped, for a while.
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exploding head syndrome dream

So i was just talking with some buddies about a dream i had where i experienced EHS (google it) and they started getting extremely uncomfortable and even started making us cry which isnt exactly normal. The dream took place in something that looked like the shit opengl render i posted and then all sound dissapeared and i mean ALL sound. After that i started walking towards the building but it gave off this feeling that by being close to it my life was in danger. so i instead went to read the sign which was in a non english language i couldnt read i am certain that it was the name of the building though. right as the sign started making a sound like a taser going off x30 went off in my head and i saw lots of flshing images and white. i then crumpled to the ground and starteed crying and after about 2 min it stopped and i woke up a few seconds later. This dream happened about a year ago but i still remember it almost perfectly. So i was wondering if it makes other people uncomfortable as well i find visualizing the doors to the building makes a big difference. There was also a lot of tiny details i left out so if theres anything youre wondering just ask.
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Pyramids

Some vague dream about Apollo or Yahweh, probably the same God, flying round the pyramids or in a pyramid.

Then experienced some woman from the estate agents for my place in my home, (at least I think it was or perhaps a ghost) I told her to get out as they had to give me prior notice to come in the house. Woke up and had received an email from them about some very minor thing.

I often seem to have that limbo reality state after an epic dream of sorts. It kinda adds to the reality of it all.

Anyone ever limbo>? I had a being physically in my bed the other week, speaking in what sounded like Enochian. Perhaps the veil between worlds is thinning.
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REY

Dremt I was licking Daisy Ridley's pussy. Quite vivid feeling her clit on my tongue. Wish I could remember it more clearly, it was dark..Id like to recall dreams and memories exactly, like Strange Days and minidiscs 💽
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Native Americans again

Just dremt Id arrived in this quaint North American town and went into this wooden decked shop selling leathers and knives. It was run by a native, I said it was a nice town, he said it could do with change. I asked him the name of the place as Id just got off the greyhound, he told me it was called Wan Ko. I then looked at a map, it was near Niagra falls. I saw a mother with her son, more descendents from the local tribe. The boy was mischievous he told me he knew a Jedi was coming to town and I was to receive a vision...of Hell, I would see a monster or something, I started to think he was messing with me...then I dont know.
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Eyes

It was like I was watching this terrifying movie about a secret Chinese agency that was illegally havesting people's organs and stealing eyes so they could bio-hack optical recognition security for health science in the UK. Maybe I glimpsed something that is really happening.
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>that one friend who always thinks up a bullshit dream of something dumb happening to him like him being chased or shitting his pants everytime he wakes up just to start a conversation.
Why the fuck do people do this? If you want to talk about something just ask what game I've been playing while you were asleep or something. There's no need to make up shit.
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So, obviously dream diaries are quintessential for lucid dreaming, and I've kept them off and on throughout the years. But how do you guys stay motivated to keep it updated (assuming you do keep one.) Is it written or recorded?
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Has anyone been really able to define the more nonsensical parts of dreams? I'm not talking about something random that occurs, or something unexpected, but moreso that weird feeling when two things don't match up yet make complete sense when in a dream. That kinda weird things just happens and no question is brought up, and would never make sense even on a basic level. Anyone else get that weird feel?
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Taxi

Let's play a game, /zzz/!
You read a dream and post a dream that has any sort of relation to the dream you read.
E.g.
>I dreamt of an airplane crashing into a jungle
>Well, I dreamt of being in the jungle on a boat
Reply to multiple posters if you find a dream with multiple aspects that are shared, yadda yadda. I made this thread to see if their is a kind of organization to the dream world that may be affected by media rather than just random thoughts in our head with 0 relevance to the real world except for vaguely. I want to see how much of an effect it is and please, if there's something in your dream that doesn't make sense to anyone but you, elaborate for us.
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Wicked sick dremes

What's the coolest dream you ever had /zzz/?

mine was >>2556
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Let's post some of our own. Just open up word, set the timer for 10 minutes and then start typing. Don't plan ahead. Just write the first words that come to your mind and by the time you finish them the next ones. You can correct typos afterward. Then let's each analyze our own texts.

Here's mine:
>Upon the breath of dragons came the smoldering corpses of planets which look through the glass that witches spoke through in Times forgotten by all the apes that would constantly stare at the number seven. I didn’t like the attitude of some Cambodian missionaries who would row through the seas on the back of mountains and aligned with them all where much too few different severed bodies of the apocalypse which should fall before all the chains tying the roots of the earth. I didn’t bring much alcohol to fill all the bottles that would stick out beneath the salt sea of magnitude. When I lived in the watchtower I heard the constant clanking of processors built through the divine methods of molecular epitaxy past by the robots who created the human race. In the meanwhile I was driving a car which had no lights and could not expect how many of us would see the faces of pigeons reflected in our windows. Elvis lives and before he was a dinosaur he lived amongst Satan and Hephaestus creating black holes which encountered all the immortal races of the galaxy. The lives went on and the smoldering corpses were buried beneath witches and defecated upon and I liked the sweat scent of nice voluptuous women who would enwrap me with their sweaters which would lead to hesitant suffocation. I could not look either of them in the eye because I chose not to swear in public. We would not see how many of them were infantile and how many of them had rabbits growing from their claws. They could not produce evidence of all the crimes committed against the Polish people beneath all the stars that could have forged the first computers.Not only was it a myth that my head was enslaved benaath the sand by Jacki Chan who could ride the ocean waves on his bike it would also be fair to suspect that none of them lied to me when they were making up all the falsehoods that produced mankind’s first origin spirits. It was not known whether or not I would like to be thought of as a person that could go on without trying and know the shapes of buildings by looking upon them. It would seem obvious to myself that I was beneath a sky that shouted all the names of the bands that made Loveless a thing and none of the noises breathing on my skin.
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Divided Kingdom

Strange visions concerning the UK last night. Was in some war torn eatern european derilict city, vivid, the UK had territory there, everywhere else felt hostile to it. Had a strange bit where I was in some junkies den and they had stolen someones meth making equipment, pretty much a hell realm.

Then I was in this coastal pub, lots of butch skinhead type. There was a mericless beating of this black guy, I was quite disturbed by it. Then it turned out the guy had done something to deserve it, had a whip or something, and the skinhead was also randomly gay. Im not one of this gloablist loving idiots that wanted to stay in the EU, I feel these visions are some gesalt symbolism, feeding off the energy and fears of the whole country, intense.
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The mechanics of dreaming

How about we collect some rules which seem to hold true for all our dreams in this thread?
Here are some things I wrote down as annotations in my dream diary:

- dream speech: While dreaming I often perceive things as really being said, while rarely the things "said" just pop up in my mind, like telepathy. But in almost all cases I can't write them down in direct speech in my diary, because it feels wrong. I can't remember most of the words exactly, but the meaning of the sentence. There are some cases where I had to think about the exact words in dreams and where I then can remember those words exactly, but not the whole sentence. Sometimes this results in mixing languages in my diary. In a dream today I thought that it might not be a dream while having it, because the voice didn't seem to have any room echo, but I couldn't be convinced and I didn't have this before. But possibly this is always happening, and that is which makes it easy to recognize a dream as a dream and not a memory.

- facts popping up in my mind: like when I view a building and I suddenly know who built it and why. Sometimes when writing down dreams I try to remember who said a fact to me, but I can't and I begin to create fake dreams, like adding a random person on the street explaining the dream government to me, although I just knew the fact suddenly after a certain point of time, without interaction with anyone.

- fake memories: often I think I can vividly remember a past or past dream which, after waking up, I don't think ever happened before in another dream. Basically a very strong Déja-Vu.

- quantum mechanics like world: objects, persons and others change as soon as I shortly don't "look" i.e. think about them, or even while thinking about them. Like a the lamp suddenly standing at another place in the room, I don't even care about that inside the dream.

- one hemisphere dreams: Sometimes when sleeping on my right side and having a dream, I can remember the dream very vividly while not changing my position, but when a turn around to my left side it becomes significantly harder to remember the dream anymore. Turning back to right side makes it easier again. This behavior and the Google dream algorithm made me think, that dreams behave similar to pressure hallucinations in the eyes. When I was a kid and bored in the car, I closed my eyes and began pressing my knuckles into my eyes with varying pressure, resulting in varying noise / kaleidoscope like patterns. I imagine the brain being pressed by gravity to the inner skull depending on which side I am lying in bad, could result in random noise resulting in different random dreams, just like random (pressure induced)noise can produce images in Google dream.

- xenovision: sometimes there seems to be no physical "I" in my dreams. In those cases I seem to follow some person as a non-visible entity and see the same things they see and even know their thoughts, but they don't know my thoughts and they act alone.

- names: When hearing names in dreams I try understand them in dreams, but when trying to remember them for my diary it always feels wrong, no matter how convinced I was before, that it was that name. E.g. "I sit there with a girl (Aiya or something similar was here name) ..."

- spontaneous creativity: This is really rare in my dreams. Normally I only see very few objects at the same time, like only those I do concentrate on. But sometimes suddenly e.g. a whole aerial image of the city pops in my mind with many many details. At that time I tried to remember all those details by looking at them one after another, so it is arguable, whether I really knew the whole city layout suddenly or whether it was developed while looking at it further, see fake memories.
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Weird state after waking up

Does anyone experience anything like this?

Sometimes, or perhaps a lot of the time, I experience this weird dream-like state after waking up. There isn't a whole lot of consistency in how long it lasts for. It's usually at least around fifteen minutes, though on numerous occasions it has lasted several hours (during which I was going about my day, interacting with people, etc).

I'm not really sure what causes it. I've had vague theories in the past but none have really fit every circumstance too well. Something that fairly consistently does cause it to happen, though, is waking up and going back to sleep and repeating, several times within a short span of time (like if I kept putting off getting ready in the morning). This is especially the case when I was woken up during REM sleep; when this is the case, I usually resume dreaming within seconds of either relaxing enough or trying to go back to sleep.

Every instance, at least initially, involves at least some dream-like delusions or delusional thinking. Sometimes it's just random stuff, believing certain random things, like that there are certain programs running in my head, compiling a particular application, or that certain things will happen if I don't do a particular thing -- it's usually a bit more complicated than that though. Other times the delusional aspect is for more complicated, with everything going on at that moment, and will in the near future, and everyone, being framed within the context of whatever it was I happened to believe. An example that comes to mind is believing I was in a game, SS13, and everything being framed within that, and it colouring my perception of how to achieve certain goals.

This aspect is sometimes the last thing to desist, though it usually gradually becomes more mild, and other times disappears well before other aspects.

There is also quite often, though not always, some degree of visual hallucination and synaesthetic imagery. One of the milder, recurring, examples, involves myself being able to see or perceive (or both) a terminal (in the Unix-like sense) of some sort, quite accurately depicting a real one. Various programs, tying in to the delusional aspect, usually run in it. Their output is quite logical, and largely mirrors what would really happen. Sometimes the hallucination aspect is for more intense -- with a lot of what I see being replaced with trippy imagery, like a cartoonish alien version of what was actually there, for example. At times I have simultaneously perceived this altered world, and the real one.

Sometime there are auditory hallucinations as well, especially with myself hearing people say things completely different to what they actually did, etc.

Of note, is that as far as I can recall, none of this has really ever interfered with me doing anything I otherwise would be, or distracted me too much. It usually ties in pretty well with what I need to do, if anything.

It's pretty weird, and there are a lot of other random details I could share, but I think that's enough to get the general idea. So, yeah... can anyone relate?
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Dream Diaries

I'm going to try keeping a dream journal.

How many of you do this? How long have you been doing it? Has it helped you recall your dreams in the morning?

Share your experiences here.
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I had a dream where i worked somewhere and some other place offered a higher wage and started competing for me. They wanted my sick CAD skills. Im not that good at CAD.
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Sleeping positions

I cant for the life of me sleep on my back. I just cant.
No matter now long I lie there with my eyes closed I just cant fall asleep. I always end up lying on my side.
Why is this?
Anybody else experience this?
What is your preferred sleeping position?
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After many years of lifestyle change, studying, and practice- I can leave my body with a high margin of success.

Ask me anything
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no imagination, but still dreaming on

there is a condition recently termed 'aphantasia' where you cannot visualize or see things using your imagination.

does anyone else have this? i have it, but i'm still able to dream. i'm just unable to 'see things', daydream, or imagine anything, etc through conscious effort while i'm awake.

i know what it's like to imagine or visualize things though, it happens before i drift off to sleep, my thoughts get formed in my head and i get this sudden 'picture' of stuff as i think of things. this never occurs while i'm awake though. i still can't believe people can visualize things in their everyday lives, it just seems incredibly useful like a superpower.

i think because i cannot see things when i'm awake, i deeply value my dreams. i have kept a dream journal for several years and have great dream recall ability, but i'm rarely ever able to realize i'm dreaming and achieve lucid dreams, or control my dreams. recently though i awoke from a dream, but i was still dreaming.

i used to meditate with earplugs in the dark, but because i cannot visualize things it's just an emptiness and so after a while the lack of anything drives me crazy. i tried doing this and some other methods to train myself to realize i was falling asleep and enter lucidity, but it never worked. i usually got nice dreams as a result of the focus and concentration though.


my question is for anyone who literally cannot imagine or visualize things like me, i want to know if you have trained to get regular lucid dreams and how you did so, or even if they occur naturally on their own for you often. thanks.
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Manias

Do you guys go into manias ever? especially before going to sleep and then not being able to sleep for another few hours
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Let's recall some nice dreams.

What was the last dream you had that was genuinely pleasant? At least, pleasant by your standards.
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Vague dream notes

Sometimes, when I'm too tired to write down a dream I had I try to scribble down some quick keywords of the dream in hopes that I remember layer

Generally these notes make no fucking sense

Example from last night:
>forest
>monkey
>dream
>seizure
>tech
>related?

Do any of you fellas do this?
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Two nightmares from earlier today

I had two nightmares in a semi-coherent stream.

The first dream felt around four hours long, with the first three being many quick vignettes of very stressful situations. The final hour placed me in a mountainous desert, very similar to parts of New Mexico's Florida Mountains. After walking though very familiar desert I found myself in a flat pine barren filled with dead or dying trees, and a ground covered in loose dust. The dead trees gave way to dark green trees, and later more uneven ground, leaving me in a forest similar to Gila National Park in New Mexico.

As usual in my dreams, this atmosphere was retained when my stream of consciousness was suddenly placed on a black asphalt road in what struck me as the same forest. I was standing near a shiny black and chrome object that I recognized as a car, then a figure inside the object noticed me and drove away. "Noticing" me included implanting the outcome of a statement in my head, which I understood as the figure leaving me there for something or someone it knows. The road ahead me turned softly into the trees, and a smaller road the size of a sidewalk extended perpendicular to the wider road. I walked down the smaller road, which was suddenly rain-slick without it having rained. It felt very cold and humid. To my either side were two rows of trees placed equidistant from each other, with the second row placed between and slightly beyond the inner row, creating a staggered formation concealing the fields beyond them.

>>cont
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How does /drg/ affect your /zzz/?
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I finally got a gf, then i woke up
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was gonna post this on art, however thought you guys would understand what im saying more.

Art that invokes that super surreal dream/nightmare feeling?

The only two things i know of that do it for me are yume nikki and lsd dream emulator, so just posting this screencap of that so you get what im talking about. When you look up nightmare or surreal art you get a lot of junk, things like horses with human heads or objects all stretched out, objects interacting in unintended ways, generic spooky stuff. There just is something not quite powerful enough about these pictures even if they are well made and beautiful. But I love that feeling I get when i see something such as the previously mentioned games that really captures it and can take me back there in my mind to some of the craziest dreams and nightmares ive had. feel free to post stuff you have made too, i often find myself trying to recall dreams through sketching.
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Dreams inspired by TV and movies anyone? Novels or other fiction? I often have dreams of the environment from a series after I've been on a watching marathon. Not the characters usually, just places that look like the setting of the show.

The main one is Deadwood. It can be the studio set of the town, or I'll be actually there in the town as if it were real. Once, the town was depicted like an old video game. If I'm watching medieval or fantasy adventures, it'll be castles and rickety wooden structures in a green land. I've had quite a number of dreams where I'm driving or walking through post-apocalypse Georgia USA. There's no zombies or Rick Grimes or black chicks with swords, just a dead world with no people and a deeply sad feeling everywhere, because we lost. All of us; the human race has lost everything, forever.

I had dreams about Dhalgren many times too but I haven't read that book in about ten years and I don't remember them. Other dreams resembled the book in no surface level way but the FEELING was there which, if you know Dhalgren you know it can't be described quickly, but it was definitely that feeling.

95% of the time, again, it's the setting or a setting very similar rather than the characters or situations. But once I dreamed that a scene from the film Starship Troopers was happening in my childhood neighborhood. The audio was the same, with Kitten Smith shouting "here they come" as the bugs crawl out of every hole, except the battlefield was the streets and backyards where I used to deliver newspapers.
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Does anyone here have reoccurring dream characters that remember events/conversations from previous dreams? (also maybe post a drawing of them if you want)
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Weird Sex Dreams

Vanilla sex dreams are cool too, but last night I had the weirdest dream.

So I was in bed with a cute girl and she suddenly grows a dick and starts crying. I think I was trying to make her feel better, so we started to rub dicks together. Her dick was so girly looking compared to mine and she had a tight foreskin that covered like half of her head. For some odd reason, she didn't grow any balls.

I gave her a handjob, sucked her a little but either one of us came. I was wanting to dock with her but then my dream suddenly changed to me and another woman who I was just gently fucking. Like it was a real comfy, lazy fuck, like we should have been playing some Nujabes where we were doing it.

I don't get why I'm having so many sex dreams, I fap regularly and I'm just a virgin. What are your sex dreams like?
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Sleeping Qigong

Does anyone know where I can get in depth tutorials for sleeping qigong? Or instructive books on the subject?
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in the dream my character was a young girl in a futuristic setting, mother earth had been long forgotten destroyed or faded into obscurity, i cant remember which.

in her computer she had on her small 2-3 person ship, she had an incredible amount of storage space (as is natural) she had stored hundreds of millions of memories of humans past. the dream did not specify how these came to be stored. in an average human life they tend to have around one or two sincerely intense memories of strong and meaningful magnitude. these memories can be collected by enthusiasts and experienced with VR headsets. these headsets have cognitive interaction far unlike ours today (though no doubt the present versions inspired the dream). this girl collected and experienced these memories. she binges them one by one like drugs and like art.

the dream starts in the role of an elderly woman in a japanese rural town in the 20th or 21st century. she has some sort of role in a nursery. along the country roads she plays with small children, aged approximately 6-7 years.she knew them by name and by heart. she enjoys meaningful and sincere happiness at the times she is with them (filial piety is an influence?) she is granted second hand, the youthful innocent and pure happiness that only a child can have. she experiences it greatly and with meaning. she came to know each child's personality and without the thoughts to accompany it, she felt sincere wonder at sprouting life.

on one such smiling conversation with the children she stopped and had a brief and rare moment of clarity. she spoke aloud "i will always remember this" and cried deeply. this phrase had several meanings she felt sincere emotion and knew that the moment would stay with her for a lifetime. she also knew well in that moment that she would die soon. you see, she was not the type to think of that sort of thing too often. she thought it improper and that it would ruin the children's mood that she so desperately treasured.

the children around her didnt know why she was crying, even the ones that knew her best. i imagine she kept crying for some minutes longer before shakingly continuing along their shared slow and lazy path.

i do not know as at this moment the memory ends and i am cruelly pulled away from that world. the girl in her infinitely slowly orbiting spaceship sits shocked holding her helmet in her hands. normally she takes a few seconds to steady her thoughts before entering the next stored memory but this time it was at such a magnitude that she spent a good few minutes sitting and thinking. she knew that she must take a break for a few days (she imagined two although it became six). around this time she came to the thought that the emotion she had felt in the womans memory was so strong that the girl herself would likely always remember it for the rest of her life. she dried her eyes and steadied her feet. someone called her to check on the botanics so she left her seat in her quarters to attend. at this point i (and we) leave her, this is where the dream ends.

much like her i had to steady my thoughts, although this is standard procedure for me waking up. i dried my eyes like her and i thought of the woman and the girl who i had shared the moment with. neither of them knew they would be sharing the memory with anyone else. i came to think too that despite my third hand rendition, i too would likely remember that feeling for the rest of my life.
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I just finished watching this documentary on dreams and thought you guys might find it interesting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WcG_UBhYok
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No sleeping = No dreaming.

So, I have this problem, I can't sleep a lot, at night I can be awake in bed at 4 or 5am, then I sleep untill 11am but I can't dream at all, or at least I don't remember anything.
When I can sleep more early, this thing happens to me that I just wake up with a lot of heat and exalted...
Someone have the same thing? What I should do?
Sometimes I feel despersonalization/desrealization it's very weird, I don't like that so I want a solution.
I don't drink a lot of coffee but tea is my addiction.
(Sorry for crappy english)
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What's a lucid dream like?

Would the ability to think about/practice soykaf at night while others sleep make me a god?
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Some asshole broke into my house and stole all of my door knobs last night. He left a cryptic letter on my front door which I had to urinate on to reveal a map of where he buried them in my front yard. Have you ever done anything shitty to your subconscious for it to treat you this way?
ITT: Asshole dreams
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Deep Dreams

Doesn't seem to be a thread for this, so deep dream thread
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Does anyone here's concept of self sometimes get completely reworked in dreams? I cant tell you the number of times I've woken up from a dream, and sitting in bed in that halfway state, I am no longer ME but I am a collection of other people who were in my dream.

For example one time, I had a dream there was a ragtag band of kids trying to save the world from a great evil. I was the ragtag band of kids. I was all of them, not any of them individually, but the group itself. Has anyone else ever experienced this, or have relevant things to read about it?
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I've been reading about lucid dreaming for a really long time and I've had a couple of low level LDs, but recently I've been having trouble getting Fe willpower to keep trying. I don't have a lot of free time, so I end up making up for that by staying up at night browsing imageboards. Advice would really be appreciated.
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If I keep dreaming about fuarrrking my friend, does it mean I might be in love with her? Should I go for it? I really like the idea of being intimate with her.
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Lucid dream-inducing electronic headband

Anyone know if this is legit?
http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/iband-plus-lucid-dreaming-wearable/

Don't know much about this stuff myself.
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Hi /zzz/

This isn't a question directly linked to dreaming but it's somethings that have been buging me for a while.
Normally, when you close your eyes or you are in a room with no lights you see "nothing" or more precisely black, right? But even tough I see that too, I see black shapes moving around. When I try to focus on it I just get lost because it's just black in black.
Hope I expressed myself well. My questions are, do you see it too and do you know what it is?
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When you all dream, you are running around in a bubble world, a sort of prison which keeps you from navigating the open world system. All the bubble worlds are connected to a hub, which is essentially the open world system where all the dream people interact with one another, outside of your perception. You are not ready for the Hub. There is a lot of work that needs to be done before the Hub is able to be accessed. When will you join us?
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Synesthesia

Let's talk about synesthesia, lains. I found out about it only yesterday while binge browsing Wikipedia, and discovered that something I've experienced all my life is not something everyone shares: I have pictured the months, weeks, and hours in a certain path/pattern for as long as I can remember, and always assumed this was normal.

Do you experience synesthesia? Have you found some use for it?

Pic related, it's roughly how I view the months, although they're more three-dimensional in my head.
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share your dreams

General dream thread, all dreams welcome.

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From my dream journal (phone notepad), written within the first minute I woke up so excuse the writing:

I was in highschool, a new kid. In a class I sat down next to a girl. On a single row of desks we were the only two on the row. I think I saw her drawing but I'm not sure. She asked me what I was into doing, I responded that I liked generating fractals and various images via programming. I had to explain this to another girl in the class.

The girl next to me, I felt close to for some reason. I liked her quite a bit. She was interesting, had a welcoming voice and her aesthetic was either simple or on the verge of punk, I can't remember. She was petite.

Later in the dream we were hanging out together at lunch. First we went the front desk to buy something. Then to the food court. I remember thinking how we both must not have a lot of money since we had to get a tray lunch. We stood in line. I got a chicken sandwich with cheese, it only had one slice of bread on the bottom.

The girl asked the lunch lady to get fries for me, she responded saying they didnt have any. The girl was making sure if all I wanted was just a chicken sandwich. We had to wait longer in the line even though we had our food. At the end of the line I had to give back my food and wait for it but the girl did not have to. She took a booth in the cafeteria and was clearly waiting for me, and not eating.

I had to wait for some time, waiting so long that I decided to leave and come back later, completely forgetting the girl. Coming back I saw my food was ready and the cafeteria was nearly empty besides the girl. She looked sad. My chicken sandwich now was in a clear package and had two buns, the cheese melted, and lettuce.

I took the food, sat next to the girl and immediately starting hugging and kissing her cheek as I apologized for leaving her. She cried and started kissing me back. She told me how she was alone and loved me. We kissed then passionately, intimately. We tried getting closer than physically possible. I relished in that feeling.
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Had a dream about a girl I talk too, she had a similar one about me. Thoughs?

Really strange thing happened to me today. Out of the blue, this girl I talk to told me she had a dream about me where we met in a store.

Now this wouldn't exactly be strange, but last night (or was it a couple days ago... I don't keep a dream log) I recalled a dream where we met in a local store and I ended up introducing her to my friends.

Never talked about anything related to the above, just casual conversations in class, yet we had similar dreams in a similar setting during a similar time where we both met each other.

Any thoughts on this? Just coincidence?
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Can anyone here move limbs or a finger at least during a sleep paralysis session?
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PDFs/Books about dreaming, lucid dreaming, etc

Anything related to the world of dreams: books (please provide pdf if you have it), articles, research, anything in text format.
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Tell me about your most recent/recurring nightmares.

Tell me about your most recent/recurring nightmares.

I keep having dreams about bears. This morning I woke up after the strangest dream.

I was at a campsite which looked way different than anything around here (PNW), maybe it was in Japan or something. Anyway for some reason I get out of my tent during night and get in my car and start to drive to the exit- maybe I had a bad feeling. I'm going towards the exit of the campsite when this massive brown bear blocks my path. I somehow end up down a hill near a broken bridge trying to get away.
I jump across the bridge while trying to run away. I'm going through the forest with a flash light when I hear rustling, but am relieved when I see another human. Except he is mauled, and walking like a zombie. I can see he has a horrific headwound. So I turn on my heel and run the other way with pure fear controlling my nervous system. I climb back up the broken bridge/halfway up the hill when I look down and see the man standing at the bridge, unable to get over it, apparently.
And then a girl, a few feet away from me, speaks up and says something about how, if you're attacked by a bear, you can suffer significant injuries like broken bones, and brain damage. The guy at the bottom says: "brain damage?" in a worried yet monotone voice.
And then I woke up. I also had a previous nightmare about bears I could go into if anyone wants me to.
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Once I remember being in a dream. It was actually a nightmare, but for some reason I was 100% sure it was just a nightmare but I wanted out so I started swinging wildly and slamming myself on the ground and punching myself in the face (in the nightmare not in real life). I eventually woke.

If I'm having a good dream, how can I do the opposite? Like how can I make myself stay there longer and take full advantage of the environment and live it up as long as possible?
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Hey sleepy Lains, ever had the experience of identifying a person in a dream as a particular person from reality, despite the dream person having a totally different appearance from the real person? Or even having the appearance of another person from reality?

I have to wonder why it happens; is it a conscious choice after the dream to identify this person in the dream as someone who's on your mind, no matter who they have the appearance of? Or is it more a choice made subconsciously, during the dream, to mix people together?
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I had a dream last night that Hillary Clinton had become POTUS. All of the tech companies held an exposition for her where they explained how they would thwart the constitutional rights of Americans, if Hillary approved. At the end, Tim Cook gives his one more thing speech and announces a portable ICBM. He presses a button and as the missile launches, an overhead graph shows maximum kill targets. Hillary stands and begins clapping as the entire auditorium erupts in thunderous applause that we've just entered WW3. I spent the rest of my dream trying to get the fuck out of the US as Chinese nuclear warheads detonate destroying American cities in retaliation for the US wiping out North Korea. I did not sleep well.
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I've been having dreams a lot here lately about helping Donald Trump "Make America Great Again". And things are so much better in these dreams and me and him are good friends. Anyone else have dreams like these?
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I hardly ever dream. If I do it's usually once every year.

Recently though, I started collecting comic books again after coming into a new job. I picked up The Sandman as I had heard praise about it and I really like Dream and Death so far.

But since starting I've had nightmares and dreams every night for the past 4 days now. I read a little during the day and more at night before bed.

Is this ok to do? Am I just worrying over nothing at all?
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I made a dream journal a while back, but ever since i specifically set out to try lucid dreaming all of my dreams have stopped, i have only remembered about 3 in the span of 3 months.
Also the one where i actually did realize i was dreaming was weird, i became aware, decided to fly, but it didnt work, shouldn't the laws of nature just go out the window in a dream....

I have always wondered if there is some sort of methods or diet or thing that would make a human being have more dreams.
Inb4 drugs
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Lains, what's the most profound dream you've ever had, or one of the most profound dreams you've had.
>I wake up on a warm tropical island
>Seeing an out of place sewer grate, I crawl into it
>I walk through a perfectly smooth, octagonal tunnel for what seems like ages
>The tunnel ends and I fall into space
>As I float I become acutely aware of my size
>I panic as I destroy planets and stars just by floating into them, I can't maneuver at all
>In the midst of my panic I turn and see that I'm floating towards the largest star I've ever seen
>The star is so impossibly large I can hardly wrap my around it
>I feel terrified and in awe, biblical awe, as I float towards it
After that, I woke in sweat, completely terrified. It was completely amazing, like a surreal continuation of my day.
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SPACE

Who has space dreams? I have them all the time. Last night I dreamed I was some sort of augmented superspy or soldier. I was on a space station that was about to get smashed and everyone was abandoning the place. The commander wouldn't let me into a pod because he had no record of me being there. I was undercover/top secret I guess. Then he said I was probably just a junky and I showed him my arms, no track marks, but there was eczema spots which he took as proof of drugs(!). I don't know if I escaped.

Another time I was in a large space station with centrifuge fake gravity and went to the hub where there was a big free fall arena. We were experimenting with using a hand held fan as a personal propeller and I kept bonking my head on things but was wearing my helmet.

I posted some others in general threads here previously.
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dream enjoyment

Does anyone else find they enjoy their dreams so much that they miss appointments to sleep in and continue them, or that they feel overwhelmingly sad upon waking? I've had this issue since I was a kid, and it's really bad on days I don't "have" to do anything, like weekends and such, since I'll sleep for 14-16 hours until I literally can't sleep anymore. Smoking weed/benzos etc. will make my dreams less vivid, but I'm not sure I want my solution process to rely on diminishing the overall impact of my dreams; I'd far rather find a balance that allows me to transition into my day to day life without feeling like I'm losing something more important than my waking experiences. Thoughts?
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First of all, the frequency at which I've been having dreams seems to be increasing. If I take a 3 hour nap, I'll have typically one an hour, and wake up for a short time in between. I really should be keeping track of what they are, but it's only been becoming apparently weird enough to do so now. It was great for a while, because dreaming so often, and so easily, makes it feel like you're getting much more sleep than you really are. Time kind of slows down. An hour feels like 3-4 hours easily. It's concerning at this point though. I've been sleeping way more than usual, having started a new job on midnight shift, and I know it sounds crazy and all,but it seems like my dreams may be changing my perception of reality. Things that I would have sworn to you on cutting off one of my fingers are different. Little things so far mind you, but the kicker was tonight. I knew, for the past week, that I was off tomorrow night, not tonight. I was completely dressed, ready to go to work, and then i glanced at my schedule as I picked up my wallet and keys. It says I'm off tonight. I have an almost photographic memory of what that schedule looked like. Things before this have been inconsequential. Like someone telling me a time to be at an event, or that the event even existed, and me having no recollection of it. You could easily say this is normal, but not for me. I never forget things. I've worked nights before, and I've worked much more stressful jobs with longer hours, so i doubt that's the problem. I'm going to start recording my dreams as I have them. There has to be something in them that's messing with me. Has anyone had any similar issue before with dreaming?
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Native American Visions

I need to write this down. Perhaps you can understand.
My whole life Ive had visions which are more than just muddled dreams. Vivid, lucid experiences of other places and lives. I am from the UK of Cornish Celtic ancestry

One which effects me emotionally still when I think about it. I was a native American boy probably no older than 7, I lived on a large flat plane in the South, maybe Apache tribal area. I came back from playing and my mother was traumatised. My baby brother had been taken by a bird of prey. That's all I remember, sometimes this memory has made me cry, it has a very real resonance with me.

Then another time I had an experience of seeing the beginning of mankind's life on Earth. That is too much to go into right now but towards the end of the vision I found myself talking to a native elder, he showed me a large rock/cliff edge that had ancient carvings in it. He told me that the carvings had come from the old civilisation, there was a fracture down the middle which had happened during a cataclysm that wiped out the ancient people. He said that when it moved again it would be the end of the world. I woke up and wrote down what I could and wrote Dakota as the place. Later that year a dreamed of a white buffalo, wild and powerful surrounded by dense foliage. I then learnt of the Indian prophecy, of a white buffalo calf, and its return marked the end of the world. It has grown now it seems

Then this last week, Ive dreamt of Standing Rock, in Dakota (strange coincidence in name relating to my vision)
I was there and riding a horse bareback. I think Ive dreamt a couple of time this week.

I feel that all this is connected and that Standing Rock is indeed a metaphor for the end of days. Of Man vs anti-human capitalism. I feel that something big is coming, and all I can do is watch my dreams.
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Sleep paralysis

It happened only once (for luck)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
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Dreaming too much?

For most of my life I've had very few dreams which I remember when I wake up, as if I haven't had them at all. But for the past month or so I've started to have extremely vivid dreams more and more regularly. At first it was amazing, because in a night I'd have a spectacular and surreal dream which would feel as real as life. But this week there were multiple days where I slept 12+ hours because I had two or three dreams like this in a night, and I think it makes my sleep restless. Has anything like this happened to anyone else?
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Dreams of Amy

I tend to have visions of people places and events that I have no waking experience of.
Last night I dreamt vividly of Amy Winehouse and events from her life. I was out of the UK the years she was famous and not familiar with her music apart from the songs which are well known. I have no personal reason to dream of her.
Yet last night I (or thru the eyes of her boyfriend) was at a bar in a tropical location ( I thought it was Fiji but now figure it was Carribean as she went there to work on music) it was romantic and happy. We were sat on stools by the bar and I had visions of island hoping.
Then back in England she was pregnant and I (as her bf) was telling her she had to quit drinking and drugs for the baby.
Next she was at somewhere like the Royal Albert Hall, the bf no longer around and she no longer pregnant, high as fuarrrk on all these drugs walking up to the VIP balcony area with others. I went in this room (maybe thru her eyes now) and there was a table with all types of drugs.
The next scene was a grouping of friends/fans trying to create an intervention to get her sober. Then there was dealers coming to collect money she owed and she was spending all her label advance on drug debt. Literally sacrificing her music career for drugs.

It felt like I was witnessing very real events from her life, but why? I did a search and apparently she did have a miscarriage. I am a musician myself, maybe I have some kind of affinity with her, like her spirit was showing me these things. I don't know but it is strange to have such a vivid experience of a person I havnt thought or heard about all year
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Dream Journal

Since this board is slow I've decided I'm going to post all the dreams I have in this thread. When it dies (in a million years) I guess I'll make a new one.

Latest dream:
I can't remember much, I was just chillin on Volafile when I asked a question and then someone replied to me with my full first name and I thought I was doxxed and woke up spooked.
Short and boring. See you next time I remember something
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Learning to Enjoy dreams

I love the idea of dreams, and I love going to sleep at the end of a long day, but the dreams I can remember are always terrible.

They are usually incoherent weird soykaf, and when they aren't they are just boring. Either way they are always awful, my general feeling when I do remember them when I wake up is "oh, thank god that wasn't real". Some times it's life ruining stuff happening, some times it's just generally stressful, but it hasn't been good that I can remember since I was little. When I was little, some more good was mixed in, but it was mostly bad, and there was several horrifying repeating dreams.

I don't know what to do to start making them better, I think I will start a dream journal so I can remember them, but how do I make it so they aren't just god awful?

I'm off to bed lainons, hopefully it will be something nice, good night.
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I've been noticing a recurring theme in my dreams recently and wanted to see if anyone else gets this.

I've had this now and then for years, but very recently it's been every night that I can remember a dream.

Basically in the dream there will be something I'm going to do, or somewhere I'm going to go. Say, off the top of my head one time I was at my grandmother's, and I was going to drive an ambulance back to my house. No idea why it was an ambulance but that's not important. The majority of the dream ended up getting ready to leave, but never leaving. I would be calling for the ambulance, putting on my shoes and feeling like it takes forever, almost getting ready but only to have more stuff come up. This keeps going on until I wake up. Sometimes it can be quite stressful in the dream too, if I really want to get somewhere to do something.

So yea basically there's an event, or a place I'm going to go to, but things keep coming up before it can ever happen.

Does anyone else get this?
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WILD help

How do I WILD? I really want to lucid dream but I just can't fall asleep... (I usually WBTB and wake up at 4am)
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TCMP Recording

The other day, I gave yukko a bit of a surprise by texting a volume worth of legible crap about facebook while asleep. Unfortunately, I wasn't actually aware when I was doing it (it was within the context of the dream I was having) When I woke up we tried to record to it in the future by enabling the tap sprite in android and running a screen recorder while I slept, and as luck would have it, I discovered that I instead sat at my computer trying to remote into 000.224.242.118 for about 8 hours, where my roomate found me and shook me awake.

Since then I've tried to record my movements with my phone and screen recorders on my respective devices, but that doesn't give me a good impression of what I'm doing aside from watching some of the conversations I hold in real time. Its also really easy for my sleep self to disable/neuter the recording, whether through the stop button on CM's screenrecorder, restarting the system, or ridiculous Red Moon settings. There's also evidence of me leaving my room and hall members have reported talking to me when I know I've been asleep.

My question is, how do I document this? I can't remember a lick of what is happening in real life, only in the context of the dream, and I can't think of a recording and storage scheme that would be flexible and cheap enough for me to not just use, but not be able to fuarrrk with while asleep.

If you suggest I try to execute and then observe consistent actions within a dream, most of the time the actions I do in the dream and in real life aren't 1:1 correspondance. For example, in the remoting case, I distinctly remember hiding in a stall during that entire dream. Which translated to me pressing enter over and over on tigervnc.
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Dream simulators

They're videos meant to train awareness of dream signs.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLghNmnSB_Wvcpw9xp5_odYnYSBvf6PLJa

I'm still a little baby lucid dreamer, but I imagine they'll be useful to more advanced dream-o-naughts **I'm so sorry I couldn't think of the right prefix** too.
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This constitutes more to daydreaming than anything, but does anyone else have "premonitions". I have to say, I don't believe in mystical soykaf, but I believe in patterns, and I believe that may be what it is. I also know everyone has dejavu, but I'm not sure how it works. For example, three years ago I had a dream about a big guy I know punching me in the face, then kicking my face in. It felt...weird. I could see the guy's face and everything. I didn't remember the dream until yesterday, when I saw him coming at me, I was able to dodge his first hit, but I was still beaten up, though not half as badly. Not every dream, or daydream (which is was happens mostly) is like this, and the ones I do have, I don't remember until before the thing happens, and not everything that happens is "amazing", a lot of the times it's me in a new job, or at home playing a video game that I haven't even heard of down the road (that's probably because I don't do much. When I do remember the dream, I zone out for a second...so anyone else like this? If so, or even if you know what it is, explain please.
>pic not related
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Your name upon posting describes the unique quality you posses in the arts. Maybe you have potential in an art field you previously did not care for. This could lead to Lain exploring more the things which she uses to express herself.
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I have precognition in my dreams. I've had it since i was 10, and became really prevalent when i turned 13. Now it is almost something that happens daily for me. anybody here have this? also, my first post here, yay!
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Back then I've tried often to lucid dream but could never really do it. But I found that instead, I was able to continue to dream over and over again after waking up from the one before. This happens generally when I go to sleep after staying up late, eyes strained and tired. As a NEET, I didn't have anything to do the next day so when I woke up, still groggy, I could just close my eyes and go into these dreams that happen in short bursts each time. Sometimes I can continue the dream I had before, but usually I can't ever 'finish' the scenarios in those dreams. There's like a wall that just can't be passed. Anyone else like this? And do you know what it is?

As a side note, do any of you often have repeat dreams? Sometimes I have dreams that are literally dreams I had several years ago.
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In my dream last night I met someone on Lainchan who lived in the sewers of Philadelphia for three years. Went by the name DBB... seemed really cool and we hung out after meeting at a show. I started to help him get on his feet by teaching them that not everything is expensive as fuarrrk if you can find the right house crammed with punks/weirdos.

Where are you DBB?

I need a friend
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If you suddenly had a lucid dream right now, what would you do?
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How can I develop insomnia?

I hav had enough of it , to not being able to change my life , because I need fuarrrking 13 hour sleep a day ,
Just how can I cure it?
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chantix, and/or nightmares

initial question: has anyone else here used chantix (Varenicline - prescription to help quit smoking) and experienced the effect it has on their dreams?

i have used it three times (it actually works very well; for me side effects are minimal as long as i eat before i take it, otherwise fierce, unapologetic nausea) to quit. before i started taking it, i heard from others that it had affected their dreams.

many had said they began having nightmares or dreams that were too intense, and they had to stop taking it. this is pretty common; both my girlfriend and my mother have found it tends to give them a higher rate of nightmares, but not terribly so.

for me, i absolutely adore the effect it has on my dreams. two to three days into taking it, i begin to have extremely vivid dreams, and significantly better recall (even with low-key casual-onset alcoholism; i generally don't recall dreams well, regardless.)

When I say vivid, I mean vivid. During the experience, I generally have a number of long-seeming, interwoven dreams (along dream logic). Often, when I wake, I am immediately able to return to the dream, or at least pick up the thread.

today I had no reason to wake up early, and allowed myself to sleep in past noon, although i had originally woken up four hours earlier. i had what seemed to be at least a dozen dreams, which often had common threads, including characters and locations. i wasn't lucid, but there was a remarkable amount of control over the content of my dream - i'd awake, take a second to think about what reality i'd just shifted out of, think of something or someone, and it was influence my dream (mostly subtly, sometimes strongly.)

i just thought this was really fascinating, and it definitely makes this process somewhat fun. am wondering if anyone has had similar experiences.

____

to open this thread up outside of a potentially small base of users: share the most significant nightmare you've had.
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Seeing future in my dreams?

hey, /zzz/
i've been having a lot of things happen with this kind of stuff. basically, i can barely remember my dreams after they happen. but at some point in real life, i remember the dream.
call it deja vu, but it was more than just feeling it was the same thing. it WAS the same thing in my dream.
it's really weird.
pic unrelated, just doodled a lain with my mouse.
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I had a dream last night that i was fighting a wave of demons on bicycles coming through a dimensional vortex thing and i was on a bike myself, riding in the opposite direction. i started to race them and i used various holy powers to defeat them one by one before the race was over.

wtf
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>that one dream where you seem to be falling endlessly
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I keep having dreams featuring various girls i liked from high school. nothing lewd.
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I guess this goes here.
A friend of mine had trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
I told him to slide away his phone on his pillow so he will have to get up.

I made a video tutorial on how to do it if anyone is interested.
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Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, has some theories on dreams, specifically REM sleep, as an "unlearning" mechanism.

http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/B/C/D/K/_/scbcdk.pdf

I'm an Artificial Intelligence researcher and just finished reading this paper. Does anybody here care to read this and have a discussion?
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Good Night /zzz/

I'm going to bed in a minute, I'll post about every dream I have tonight.
Nighty night, /zzz/. Glad to see the best board is back.
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Dream History?
I'll start
>Dreams as a kid
Space & other worlds, running/fighting danger, and somehow dreams of friends I would come to meet.
>Dreams as a teen
The constant feeling of being followed/Watched, running/fighting an unknown force, and some other emotional stuff (loss of a child, etc.)
>Resent Dreams
Running from myself, the constant feeling of hopelessness that comes from depression, logical and rationally planing my own death, Some times even carrying it out, and then end up laughing/crying because something will happen where it wont work.

>pic unrelated
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no dreams

no matter what, i just cant dream anymore. what should i do?
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So, I had a weird dream a few days back.

My two roommates left me in my room. One of them is Asian. I decided to sleep in the Asian's bed.

I woke up in the bed a while later and found out that the bed was full of Soykaf. There was a strong and thin string of Soykaf a few feet long in the bed that I somehow overlooked. It had a layer almost like a plastic bag, but more fragile and thinner over some parts of it. There were various stains and other Soykaf that I also missed when getting in the bed. I don't think I even pulled the covers back. I'm pretty sure I just barely moved the covers enough to get in the bed awkwardly.

Anyways, I'm out of the bed now and covered in Soykaf, when my two roommates come back. The Asian is mad that I was in his bed and I ask him about the Soykaf. We get in a conversation about him and I find out that it's his fetish. It took some detective work, but me and my other roommate were disgusted.

Then I woke up. I don't like either of my roommates.

What does it mean?
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daydreams

we've been discussing dreams mostly, but what about daydreams? The ones you have while travelling on a bus or in a car, during class, waiting somewhere, etc. Ones that can get interrupted by people talking to you, or something happening where you open your eyes or respond and then close your eyes again and try to continue where you left, sometimes successfully. maybe you even know you are daydreaming, but want to make that scene happen anyway.

i had one while travelling on and old, loud bus while listening to this noisy ambient drone metal thing. It was dark, and the bus was mostly empty so i had two seats to occupy. i was sitting on the inside row, and i remember that i had to balance myself in order not to fall out or lean towards the window. i also opened my eyes sometimes to check where we had been at the moment. the dream itself was short, and some parts were repeated or altered, i'm not sure. black and white, similar to the pictures

basically, there was a huge plowed piece of land, and at one side of it there was a 12-15 meter tall stone tower. it had the shape of a thick sword, and had no interior, it was more like a monument. at the bottom of the tower, there was a little pit, again made of stone, with five or six inches of very clear water. there were also some people with white faces and black clothes, who were just standing around waiting. every day or week, a person would arrive with vivid images of the stone tower in their mind, and they would show different reactions when actually seeing it for real. they arrived from all over the world, and they only knew that they had to find it and go near, but none knew what to do after. when they arrived, the agents in black would undress the person who arrived, and put them into the pit. there, these people would immediately become omniscient, knowing everything that has ever happened or will happen, and understanding how things are connected. i didn't really see signs of this, just knew this happened. however they also stopped moving or reacting to the world in any way, they would just lie there like corpses, with open eyes staring to whatever direction their face was looking. at this point, the agents took the person out of the pit, and placed him on a carpet and wrapped them in a blanket for the rest of the day, while they just stared into everything without moving at all. i kind of felt what they could have for a few seconds, and one interesting point was that they knew what was going to happen next - and so it did. when the sun started to set, one of the agents cut the throat of the omniscient person, and they pulled the corpse to a hole, where it was dropped. this would happen to every single one of them, and they all saw it coming, but neither did anything.
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Post ITT every time you remember your dream

Post in this thread every time you remember your dream.

I'll start.
First I was with a friend at my house living room, and we were talking about the NASA and that they were encovering alien encounters, and then we heard a noise out there, and we went out to see. We saw some sky activity, and we were lured to a place similar to central park, where there were other people attracted by the same thing. Then a big spaceship descended on a mechanism that opened the ground and revealed a structure beneath it. A rather small hole opened in the center and a bunch of floating platforms lead to the inside of it, and a penguin came jumping out of nowhere and went in the spaceship, I was the first to follow and nobody else seemed to dare.
Then I was in the middle of some big round room surrounded by little rooms, I went in there and suddenly I had most of my belongings (namely, my blankets) and there was a bed, so I put my blankets on the bed, the room was as little as a prison cell though I didn't think of it that way. I went out and there was a round table in the middle of the big room I mentioned before, and people were sitting around it, about 20 or 30, and we were waiting for the aliens to come and we'd have some kind of meeting. But they never arrived, and we started talking, and there was Ritchie Valens (a latin rock&roll singer who's dead now) and a long dead politician from my country, who was drunk as fuck and he was crawling funny, lifting his legs. I went back to my room and I saw my friend from the first part of the dream, and we went to my room and a guy followed, and invited us to a party in his room. That's about when I woke up.
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Does /zzz/ meditate?
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Sleep patterns

So what do you guys think of alternate sleep patterns

Apparently thea make lucid dreaming easyer since you spend more time in REM sleep

Has anybody tried one?
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A Dream Log

In it's own thread since mine tend to get pretty active one I get one started.

Last night I had a dream that seemed to be an almost-awake dream, with dream stuff imposed over reality. My field of view was that of me laying in my bed, but I under the impression of watching a show taped in first person perspective. It was named "Who's a Good Cat?" and in it, a cat is petted by the hand of the cameraman, but the cat itself is obscured by blackness, a silhouette. At some point I might ave seen the cat jump up to me, then going behind me so I'd need to roll over to pet it. When I woke up later, I rolled back and saw my cat was where it was int he dream. In a way this is a mildly concerning occurrence, as I would rather not begin sleepwalking.

Going back to sleep, I dream of being at a rented building with my family near the end of our stay at the beach. We went out to dinner, and I insisted on getting chicken despite dad already getting something else, what we ordered seemed somewhat off and I wanted to try out the chicken around here for a few days. We got some, but it didn't seem particularly good either. I asked to get just a few pieces of chicken, but they only served family-sized platters. Did I know this before or after I said it? I don't know.
I obviously had enough meat, but the meat on each piece seemed thin. Like the chicken had anemic muscles and thick bones? It was like I was mostly tasting the bone and breading, with no meat or oil from the frying. The breading was hard and chunky. We finished eating there and at some point left for home, going over a short bridge off the island. I think at some point there might've been a lesson that was dropped because the dream decided it was dumb or just being conveyed to myself poorly.
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Tulpa

While this subject is is unrelated to sleep and dreams as far I know, I think it fit the board nonetheless, since it's mainly about self-hypnosis and mental activity. So lainons, what are your thoughts about the world of tulpa and tulpamancy? Do you practice, or is that just a bs neet/hippie fade?

I'm far from being into fringe matters myself and always kept a fairly materialistic mind (until I read the thread about meditation here and practiced it later I thought it was more or less pointless), yet at least two years ago I dived into tulpamancing, convinced it was if not scientifically proven possible to create and feed a sentient being in one own mind, at least worth a try and not incompatible with a Cartesian mindset. Like many of us here I dreamed and wandered into all kind of dreams and know what the mind is able to create, so why the fuarrrk not?

To this day I'm still far from hallucinating forms or songs (happened maybe 2 or 3 times) like others supposedly managed to do, but so far it's at least a great way to keep the mind busy. It feel like a mix between controlled schizophrenia, mind hacking and sophisticated self-suggestion. I do believe in the sentience of what I created, not as an alien spirit who popped from nothing. It fed on every thing my mind is made, but manages to keep away from the primary layers of thought-patterns.
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1 time I had a nightmare IWAKURA LAIN wasn't real and wasn't my gf good thing I woke up ha ha
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Guys! I heard-
Guys…

If you die in a dream, do you really die for real?
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I keep having dreams about a qt girl i work with. She has a boyfriend who works with us too. This is bad..
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Dream Interpretation

Amateur dream interpreter. Elaborate on dreams you've had and I'll do my best to explain their meaning in exchange for the chance to strengthen this ability.
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>tfw you get a dream with your waifu
dreaming is beautiful. i wish i could do this every single day until i die

i barely have dreams that i can remember tho, like one per month, any tips?
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I keep having violent dreams in which I bash the living fuarrrk out of someone and they punch me quite a lot of times.
It isn't the same environment, it isn't the same person but I always end up killing that person in heat of rage and anger from sheer punching to the face.
It has been re-occuring for past few months and I don't know what it means….anyone can help?
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your MBTI classification and what you think of the MBTI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator
http://www.16personalities.com/
INFP / INTP
I think that it lacks implementation, is basically an abstraction of what you think of yourself, and draws the lines incorrectly since most people are in the middle.
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I've started keeping a dream journal and my memory of my dreams has shot up exponentially. I remember… a LOT. I can see them becoming more vivid now as well.

Issue: I can't take control of them. I don't even realize I'm watching them seemingly until I wake up.

What do I do? What did it for you? I very much want to explore the world of lucid dreaming. Like, a lot.
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>tfw random lucid dream, my first one ever
>I could do anything! :D

Needless to say I completely wasted it.
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Yume Nikki

Here's my log from the past days, I would like to ask if this progression is ok for getting into lucid dreaming:
Day 1 - I usually get high on information, that tickling on the left side of my head feels good, knowledge is awesome and stuff. It's the same tickling I get when I dream. Are they connected anyhow?
Day 2 - I recall what I dreamed. This is the second day in a row. 3/4 "highs"
Day 3 - 3 highs. I wanted to try lucid dreaming. As a writer, I wanted to become a character I wrote about.
At the dream, I saw her. We both were aware that everything was a dream, still, she stared back!
Day 4 - today I woke up twice before getting out my bed. That makes 3 sets of dreams, with 3-1-4 scenes for each. The last one had a full sequence, a small story I can remember.

Opinions on this?
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Has anyone experimented with listening to binaural beats?

It sounded like a bunch of new age garbage at first, but I tried it out, fell asleep while listening to some and had a much better sleep than I've had in a long while. Also, I usually find it extremely difficult to recall dreams, but when I woke up I could remember so many little details.

Hopefully it's not just some placebo effect shit.
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Sleep Paralysis

Anyone ever experience this? Do you find it to be annoying/negative or interesting?

I get it a lot now, i used to like it but now it gets annoying. It is just really uncomfortable, you need to slowly "unstick" yourself and can only move in small motions at a time. when you get an arm partly unstuck you focus on your leg then your arm gets stuck again. Then sometimes i give up because it is too uncomfortable and fall back to sleep. Basically 90% of the time i then have a dream that i am in sleep paralysis, finally get unstuck and roll off of the bed, then wake up from that dream in REAL sleep paralysis. This loop can go on for like 10 or more cycles sometimes, it only takes like a minute per though. Eventually you just "pop it" and your body can instantly move as normal. Take this chance to leave the bed, don't even think about getting 15 more minutes of sleep or you will be back in a time loop.

Here are some tips:
>Loud alarm clock
>Sleep with a partner
>Blink while trying to un-stick yourself
>Bite lip
>Make enough noise from your mouth so somebody can hear you and shake you (tough to do)
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I had a dream that I had Windows 10 installed on my laptop.
That's literally it.
How do you guys get such cool dreams?
Inb4 drugs.
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Nocturnal Sleep

Thinking of looking into nocturnal sleeping schedules. Any tips? Should it be a gradual transition or should I just suddenly switch from a "regular" sleep schedule to a nocturnal one? Also, are dreams any different through this means of sleep?
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Does anyone else here use an eyemask? My gf got me one of these last week, and my sleep has been absolutely incredible, even when I get a limited amount. It's like as long as it's over my eyes my sleep is going to automatically be deep.

I've never felt more well rested and my dreams have never been more vivid.
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Lack of Sleep

Lainons, what's the longest you've deprived yourself of sleep and how did you feel during this? And when you returned to sleeping, how were your dreams effected (if at all)? Longest I went was skipping a night of sleep and staying up until 9 AM the next day. I actually felt far more awake and alive than did I when I slept as to how I typically do. I'd a lack of dreams thereafter I recall, however I'd not been recalling my dreams prior to that as well, so may be unrelated to the sleep deprivation.
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Memory poorly used

There is only so much information that we as humans can individually remember. This is fine, as the this limit is shockingly high and the human brain is amazing as it is. What my problem is is how much of this is rather wasted. Even if it adds to the very essence of my personality and who I am, there seems to be a lot of junk up there. It doesn't seem important to me to remember the latest Mcsoykaf commercial nor the phone number for a local lawyer, but this information persists in my memory jingles will be the death of us all. While there is also a lot of information from school that is more often than not useful to remember or just good to be knowlegdable about, there is still a good amount of other (what I subjectively term) crap. How do other lainanons feel about this?
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Sleep

ITT: We discuss sleep. Do you think we'll be able to perform our daily tasks efficiently without sleep in the future? etc…
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My only nightmares deal with spiders

Nothing that I can dream of can possibly scare me except the giant crawling spiders I dream about sometimes, whats even worst is when I wake up and cannot move but still feel them crawling around my body under the sheets. Sleep paralysis is the worst feeling you'll ever feel.
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The man controls everything. The world orwellian surveillance apparatus see all; you know this, so they own your waking thoughts.

The only refuge you have left is your dreams. They can't see what's inside your head yet.
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PDFs from /zzz/

Post any PDFs you mights have from /zzz/ here. I have a large one with many many PDFs


https://mega.nz/#F!ekwDgZqQ!4PgH8vBcg_rs5ertlztuBQ
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Self Help/ Life Hacks Thread

get help and help other lainons.

as for op, I have been extremely unproductive for a good year of my life. As much as I imagine doing more, I have not.

also requesting info-graphics
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Not sure if this is /zzz/ but does anyone here practice polyphastic sleep? I heard that you have very frequent lucid dreams if you do it.
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Anybody else use Sleep Cycle or a similar sleep tracking app for your phone?

I'm still calibrating my own but I'm hoping the data I get from it will help me with lucid dreaming somehow.
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Has anyone used their lucid dreaming for something productive? As in not sex?

For instance, there are studies that say some professional athletes use lucid dreaming to practice movements, or claims that you can use lucid dreams to practice speeches, etc.

Having had only a few lucid dreams, I find this difficult to understand… although I was aware, and somewhat in control, I felt like my mind was racing to do something… anything… before I inevitably woke up. I wasn't thinking clearly.
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Controlling People in Lucid Dreams

Hey /zzz/ I lucid dream a fair amount without forcing myself to or training to - it just kinda happens naturally to me every now and again.

I usually don't do much with it - usually only semi-lucid I guess - but sometimes I have a fair amount of agency and I can manipulate the world and defy gravity and know that it's all a dream and still stay interpolated etc.

So, I was having a dream that involved a girl I like and it went lucid so I tried to do a lucid sex dream - holy soykaf worst idea ever. I don't know why because I knew it was a dream but dude it felt like I was mind-controlling her, I couldn't do it. It was horrible.

So yeah, tl;dr - lucid dreaming + trying to control other people = weird experience. I woke up feeling pretty shaken with myself.

Anyone else had anything similar?

Pic unrelated.
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Other Lucid Dream techniques

Hey, I'd just like to add a few things to the sticky that helped me to dream, get lucid and stay lucid when I feel I am waking up. So here's my practical guide to LD!

First, to dream: I found that doing something slightly physical outside during the day helps a lot and results in vivid and longer dreams. Taking a 2 hour walk in the afternoon seems to work best in my case.

Then, to get lucid: Apparently, looking at yourself in a mirror or anything reflective in a dream can make you feel really uneasy. I don't know if it works for everyone but I read it in various guides so it's probably not uncommon. Feeling afraid lets you know that you are in a dream. I took the habit to look at my reflection every time I can when I am awake. This made looking at reflective surfaces become a reflex and worked really well to instinctively do it in dreams too.

Finally, as soon as you start freaking out after looking at your reflection you become lucid but the fear might wake you up. Some anon on 4chan posted that spinning is a good way to keep dreaming when this happens or when you feel that you start waking up later on, and it does work really well! I used to have a lot of trouble to keep dreaming in a lucid state but this technique made it really easy. Looking at my feet while doing so sometimes allows me to even modify the environment around me; something that I find extremely hard to do in other circumstances.


Also some advice to beginners: don't give up if you can't stay in your dream even when using the spinning technique during your first few lucid dreams. Keep doing it and your dreams will last longer.
Oh and don't worry if you don't do what you planned to do in the first place. I started LD to see my waifu but during my first experiences I ended up flying and doing other awesome things like punching people through walls at Mach speed in a semi-controlled way. Being able to do exactly what you want to do takes some practice and experience.



You can use this thread to add your own techniques if you have something that works really well.
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Do you feel trapped in this world as if you were trapped in the Wired?

And how do you handle the thought that your body might outside this world?
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Anyone else find a dream hilarious while asleep, and then wake up laughing? This happened to me multiple times this week, but it's never happened before.

The weird thing is, what my dream brain finds funny seems completely different from what my normal brain does. Last night I woke up laughing because of a black girl writing some word on a chalkboard. After I woke up, I took some time to try and explain to myself exactly why it was funny (I remembered more at the time), but it was really difficult. But I could still laugh at it after I woke up even though I only had a vague impression of why it was funny. Wish I had written down something as I would have remembered more.
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Does anyone else have extremely crazy dreams all the time? Mine are just so profound with tons of things going on. Very very weird too. I have never heard a description of another person's dream that comes close to my normal ones.

Last night i had one having to do with demons and wizards, school life, two human sized meat grinders, bruce willis, self-aware living tumors, reincarnation, marriage, breathtakingly large flying creatures and sports. This was all tied together into a cohesive plot and everything made perfect sense at the time.

When i was younger my dreams were more mundane, but got increasingly weirder as time went on. Now it is very rare to have a dream that isn't off the wall. I love them and would not like it any other way, but i'm curious to see if anyone else has dreams like mine.
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Anyone ever have experience being tickled in their dreams? it is never something I would compare to being tickled in real life. Its almost like being shot with a stun gun, the sensation is magnified to the point of not even being able to move when feeling it. I absolutely hate it and was plagued with dreams involving it as a child. Now whenever my dreams decide to act up I go almost lucid and wake myself up before anything else can be done.

Anyone know how to fight back against this soykaf in their dreams or to prevent it from happening in the first place? I know dreams can somewhat be programmable but I also know that they can be unpredictable too.

pic unrelated.
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I have frequent lucid dreams. It's all just mental noise, nothing interesting. Been there, done that.

Am I dead on the inside?
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What a dream with LSD Want to Say ?