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This topic contains 23 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  peter_b 12 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #3806

    ian_hannigan
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  • #17869

    Idora
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    Hannigan, posting headline links in order to boost your number of posts is MY trick, remember?!!

  • #17871

    ian_hannigan
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    Bloglines made me do it! Honestly!!!!!!

    Foiled twice in one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m staying in bed tomorrow!

    Talk to you all on Wednesday! ;)

  • #17878

    Nooptical
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    I keep clicking on the links and then I can’t be arsed entering my username and password so I don’t bother. Too early in the morning……. :p

  • #17888

    ian_hannigan
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    Too busy “Lucid Dreaming” to get up then were ya? :)

  • #17890

    Nooptical
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    I have actually had proper lucid dreaming a few times now. The first time I ended up with sleep paralysis which was quite scary. I now understand where most of the “alien abducted me when I woke up” or “I saw a ghost when I was woken up in bed” etc stories come from. Your mind can be very scary when its half dreaming and half awake.

    But I have had other lucid dreams where I could do whatever I wanted. I flew about, I had matrix style fight with bad guys…..great stuff! The sooner a machine that induces lucid dreaming is created the better, the ultimate interactive entertainment!

    So in summary, lucid dreaming good, sleep paralysis bad. ;)

  • #17896

    Darksaviour69
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    i have halo dreams all the time, after playing an 8 player for a few hours before i go to bed

  • #17947

    boadle
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    I now understand where most of the “alien abducted me when I woke up”[/quote:de8bd29c12]

    Absolutely. I highly recommend this this book.

    Extract:

    ” – In 1922, 2% of a polled sample of the US population claimed to have been abducted. At that rate, this implies 108 abductions worldwide. Shouldn’t this gigantic amount of alien experiments be common knowledge by now?
    ” – Why do the invaders never show up on anyone’s domestic security systems: video cameras, infra-red detectors, and so on?
    ” – Given that we share 99.6% of our genes with chimps, how could we be the outcome of some alien breeding programme?”

    Lewis

  • #17954

    Nooptical
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    Seriously, I “woke up” but my body was still asleep and my brain was still dreaming. So I couldn’t move and I could see lights shining about the place.
    Once people who tell these stories say “I woke up and was paralysed” I immediately put it down to sleep paralysis.

  • #17957

    boadle
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    According to Carl Sagan (the author of the aforementioned book), it also accounts for those ‘Devil Raped Me In My Sleep’ stories that were so popular in medieval times.

  • #17962

    Nooptical
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    Yeah, thats right Lewis, back in tha day it used to be demons that would sit on your chest preventing you from moving. It all depends on the culture at the time. Back then it was demons, now its aliens.

  • #17965

    boadle
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    Nice connection there NoOpt. You’re quite the Noam Chomsky aren’t ya?

  • #17966

    Nooptical
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    I sure am…….I suuuure am.

    [Does google search for this Noam Chomsky fella…..]

  • #17967

    boadle
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    Bask in my worldly knowledge and intellectualism ;)

  • #17968

    boadle
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    PS Joking aside, Noam Chomsky’s writings on Global Politics are a must-read for anyone with a hankering for this kind of thing.

    I was listening to a recorded lecture of his the other day in which he referred to the famous incident of the ‘perceived over-riding obligation for pre-emptive attack on a country blatantly developing weapons of mass destruction’ and how the attackers could be construed as morally justified…

    He was referring not to Iraq, but to the attack on Pearl Harbour, and subsequently highlighted the polar extremes these two events hold in our contemporary (and manipulated) moral judgement.

    This man has incredible insight into the reality behind global affairs, in my opinion. Recommended.

    Lewis

    (Not necessarily my opinions Peeps. No flames please!)

  • #17991

    boadle
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    Another thread dies to my bizarre tangent-seeking topic choice.

  • #17994

    Skyclad
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    He invented modern linguistics too. What a cool guy :)

  • #17995

    boadle
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    Yeah, so I understand, although I never read much of his stuff about linguistics. Can you give a summary Sky?

  • #17997

    Nooptical
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    Another thread dies to my bizarre tangent-seeking topic choice[/quote:e73ae98625]

    heheh….

    Yeah, so I understand, although I never read much of his stuff about linguistics. Can you give a summary Sky?[/quote:e73ae98625]

    Please God, no. :p Just joking…

  • #18000

    peter_b
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    id believe the lucid dream thing.

    ive had similar experiences after playing GTA, towards the end of the game i was clocking in 2-3hours a day for about 2-3weeks.

    and they say that games has no positive effects. :)

  • #18006

    Ronny
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    According to Carl Sagan (the author of the aforementioned book), it also accounts for those ‘Devil Raped Me In My Sleep’ stories that were so popular in medieval times. [/quote:0dbb2217fd]
    I’m sure some people wish they had these dreams nowadays. On a totally unrelated subject, anyone seen Bedazzled??

    As for lucid dreaming, I’m certainly no stranger to it. It makes your dreams VERY REAL. ‘Brilliant’ I hear you say.. not when most of them are nightmares where you end up on an empty demonic field. :(

  • #18007

    Nooptical
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    As for lucid dreaming, I’m certainly no stranger to it. It makes your dreams VERY REAL. ‘Brilliant’ I hear you say.. not when most of them are nightmares where you end up on an empty demonic field.[/quote:515e0bcb2e]

    If you were truly lucid dreaming you could have simply changed the dream. I don’t think you were really into a deep lucid dream, because when you are you can make the dream anything you want. Maybe you were semi-lucid in that you were aware you were dreaming but couldn’t actually change anything in the dream.
    It can be very hard to go from semi-lucid to full-on lucid action! But its worth it………..I still remember deciding to give myself superhuman kung fu abilities in a dream and having a full on kung fu fight with a couple of bad guys, complete with “wire work” without the wires of course!

  • #18009

    Ronny
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    Quite possibly, No-Opt. What is usually find is that I can move around and generally have some influence over other things. Location isn’t something I generally get to change as I please. Heck, maybe I’m not even lucid dreaming at all. I presume I am as I’m fully aware that I’m sleeping and can do as I please. I’m sure the mental ward doctors will get to find out one day! :)

  • #18010

    peter_b
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    mine is typically i see something which i know is totally ludacris or unreal (like demonic stuff) and then im aware that its a dream and can change stuff etc.

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