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can someone help me with this strange lucid dream I had?
« on: April 02, 2013, 03:23:30 am »
I remember dreaming that I was in a large cluttered sort of auction house. I was selling things, and other people were selling things around me. Someone was re-painting and selling dolls. There were drawers lining the walls, and in one I could see old toys of mine. Anyway this one person was trying to sell an old doll to two possible buyers, though it wasn't going well. I was watching, and after a while they didn't buy the doll, and I was left alone. It began to get dark, and I began to feel odd, like I was more aware of my body. However, then I started to feel arms around me, not hugging me or anything nice but it was honestly like they were holding me there. I started to feel afraid, but as hard as I tried I could not look behind me to see who it was, it was too physically painful. Finally I was able to pry my head from this weird sensation and look behind me. I don't remember what it was in detail, because it was really dark by this time. However it seemed to be a person, and they were really shadowy, and as I tried to man-handle them to get them off me, I realized they were hollow and even... kind of plastic.

At this point, I don't know what it was, but something in my mind clicked. I realized I was in a dream. So I became lucid, and for a second I thought I might wake up, but I remember twirling around or something and I stayed in the dream. The thing is, so did my attacker. Honestly, even though I was lucid, I felt I had no control over my dream at all. I tried to make him disappear but it wouldn't work. So I finally just ran away. I don't remember the transition, but I ended up in this strange new place. It was kind of like a mix of Rapture (from bioshock) and a sort of facility. However it was all still cluttered like the auction house, with stuff lining the walls and no windows. I ran through this place, and now that I was lucid and I'd lost my attacker, my mind remembered what I wanted it to do. See, I've been trying to lucid dream because I have tasks for myself in my dreams. At first I kind of wanted to play around, but I had no control, and nothing I wanted to make happen would. I tried to turn into a wolf; I even commanded each body part in turn, but it wouldn't happen.

So I gave up on playing around and I kept moving. I began calling out to Kazimir (he's sort of an entity that I know, but he's been missing in action for quite a while, which was why I was really excited to find him) Down one hall into what looked kind of like a bedroom with pinkish tinting in the lights, I saw someone tall. Kazimir is tall, so I went after them, thinking it was him. I shouted his name and I jumped up onto them in excitement, but as it turned out... it was an imposter. I told him to change into Kazimir, but he just changed his face into another imposter. So, disheartened, I got off of him and the bed, and I left the room. That's when things started to feel a bit... wrong. The place continued to get darker, and even though I was more lucid than ever I still couldn't control anything. I went into this one strange dark room, which kind of looked like a laboratory. I kept shouting 'increase lucidity' to see if that would help, but it didn't do much. Finally when I tried to leave the lab into the now pitch-dark hallway, a man in a welder's mask started to encroach upon me menacingly. He spoke to me, but I can't really remember what he said, something about 'this place' and how it resembled... something.

By now I was desperately trying to both get to a new place (a nice place, like a meadow with flowers) or turn into a wolf, but nothing would change. He got closer, and I had to fight him off and run. I ran past people, and the facility or whatever it was began getting darker and darker. Finally I made it into a back room (though there were still hallways behind it) and my cats were there. I gave them a short greeting but I had to turn to face the people who were chasing me. One of them was a young man, and he meant to attack me, but then I asked him "Am I dreaming?" to see what would happen, since I remember people saying that in dreams, characters will usually tell you you're not dreaming. He then stopped, and started saying something like "See, the thing is..." then when I looked at him only half of his body was there; he was turning into something, like a large purple slug. I picked up the slug and... I can't quite remember what it was saying to me, but I remember bits and pieces. It told me something like, run down the hallway and to the right to escape my pursuers. It also told me to 'avoid the mirrors'. Then it said something about a drug called... Remerol or something. (it sounded like Remeron, but I know there was an L in the word; curiously, I take remeron in waking life) He said it affected my memory, and I don't remember if he said DON'T take it, or take it. Someone was still chasing me though, so I did as he said and ran down the hall and to the right.

At the end of the corridor, there was a room. I ran in here, shut the door, and was able to lock it. The room was small, but with a high ceiling, no windows either. It was also filled with clutter and junk. I remember trying to imagine myself into a nicer place again, but things just got darker and darker yet until all I could see was darkness. Then, I realized I was awake, albeit paralyzed. It took me a minute to regain my body, as I tried to piece together my dream before allowing myself to move. It was difficult to remember, until I finally got my laptop on and began writing it down.

Now, the weird thing is, I've had lucid dreams before. They're usually overwhelmingly amazing experiences, and usually I have at least some control in them. In this one I was scared a lot of the time, and I had no control at ALL. It was probably the strangest dream I've ever had. Is it normal to not be able to take control in your lucid dreams? Or to be attacked and not able to make your attacker disappear? What does the dream mean? Why was it so horrible?

This is probably a dumb post, but I woke up really desperate for answers, and I have none to give myself... has anyone had any similar experiences?

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Re: can someone help me with this strange lucid dream I had?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 07:53:20 am »
Quote from: Polymorphia;104085
In this one I was scared a lot of the time, and I had no control at ALL. It was probably the strangest dream I've ever had. Is it normal to not be able to take control in your lucid dreams? Or to be attacked and not able to make your attacker disappear? What does the dream mean? Why was it so horrible?

This is probably a dumb post, but I woke up really desperate for answers, and I have none to give myself... has anyone had any similar experiences?

 
I see this post is a couple of months old, but I think I might be able to offer some insight.  I know a little bit about oneiromancy.  Would you still be interested?
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