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Title: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 20, 2020, 07:09:24 PM
I didn't know where to put this so if I've erred then please excuse me and put it in the right place.

This is about dreams one has at night. Are there any that stick out in one's mind?

For the moment I can't think of any but I can say that a lot of my dreams lately have had something to do with Christmas and I don't know why. I haven't watched any holiday specials or a series with a holiday scene in it. Dreams can be weird and usually are. I wish I could remember one in detail to post but too much time has past. All I remember are brightly colored gifts, a tree with decorations, and a rather large toy train.

I posted the above a little while ago. I just woke up from a nap.

I dreamed of Thanksgiving with roasted chicken instead of turkey. Most of the chicken was based with hot sauce although there was one that was based with barbecue sauce.

I dreamed that there was a lot of family there and we had rearranged the furniture. They stayed with us a few days. Also I dreamed that I slept through some of the festivities through short naps. I also helped clean up afterward and had cheesecake for dessert.

There are lots of little things such as what era I would have liked to have lived in, my brother being a toddler, and drinking Sprite. Oh yeah, something to do with cats and my ex-sister-in-law. She wanted to catch them and give them a home. Apparently we had a lot of wild ones running around including ours which we named "Cat".

My dreams are usually this vivid although after a while I start to forget most of them. I think it might be due to one of the drugs I take. A side effect is unusual dreams although I don't know what that means. I've been taking it for well over a year, maybe two.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on May 21, 2020, 06:43:57 AM
I heard somewhere that the things we see in our dreams are symbols. You just need to interpret their meaning.
~Not an easy thing to do.
 :sadshake:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on May 21, 2020, 09:13:05 AM
last night i dre amed i was walking down a path in the woods . accompanied by my five tigers.

twice one leapt ahead of me on the path and slaughtered a small predator thatbnb i hadnt seen

dont remember where we were going
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 21, 2020, 04:45:48 PM
I heard somewhere that the things we see in our dreams are symbols. You just need to interpret their meaning.
~Not an easy thing to do.
 :sadshake:

I've heard that too although I think the jury is out on that. I don't know that there has been enough research into it. I think of dreams as garbage collection which is a term used in the programming field. Why the brain creates images and sounds while we are unconscious I haven't a clue.

I don't think they have any meaning although I am not well versed in the study of dreams. I just find them fascinating sometimes.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 21, 2020, 04:48:49 PM
last night i dre amed i was walking down a path in the woods . accompanied by my five tigers.

twice one leapt ahead of me on the path and slaughtered a small predator thatbnb i hadnt seen

dont remember where we were going

That's bizarre. Did you watch anything with tigers in it? I'm curious as to where they came from in your subconscious. And killed a predator on top of that. In your dream they must have been your pets.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on May 21, 2020, 05:21:40 PM
no clue anout tigers. no recent history. i dpnt have a television set and seldom see a motion picture.

they werent as large as siberian tigers. more bengal like.

they were my tigers, coming with me somewhere, like guard dogz. as we walked down the path one leapt ahead and pulled a small felid out of the undergrowth, something like a lynx but smaller. it was the second of two such captures. as usual, thiz was juzt a short section i remember from a longer dream.

and i was not naked.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 21, 2020, 06:20:09 PM
What were you eating the night before? I can't blame my dreams on food consumption unless the bags are full of anchovies.

I think I was in my underwear but my memory is vague now.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on May 21, 2020, 08:11:18 PM
lol

nothing.

i dont eat anymore after about noon. losing weight.

down 10, ten more to go.

mozt of my dreams are prosaic, except for the onez where i kill myself. i dpnt know where dreams come from, or even how many sources contribute.

theres a few theories that dreamtime is when the brain is organizing memoriez, but i dont know much about it

Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 21, 2020, 11:29:28 PM
I take it that when you killed yourself in your dreams that you didn't die in real life. Well, that shoots that hypothesis down.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 24, 2020, 12:00:15 AM
I awoke from another nap over an hour ago. I should have posted immediately while the dream was still fresh in my mind.

I dreamed that I had a large family which I don't. There are very few of us left. Anyway, one of my uncles had something called a section "G" from court. Apparently he had to do the court a favor because he lied to the judge during his trial. A trial for what I don't know. I can speculate but I don't know.

It was time to leave, it was a long drive back to where we were from. Apparently it was just me and some woman with dark hair in a ponytail. We had a motorcycle with two seats and what we did with our luggage I haven't a clue.

What gets me is that I keep dreaming about a huge family that I don't have.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on May 24, 2020, 01:11:42 AM
what kind of motorcycle waz it?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on May 24, 2020, 01:20:43 AM
It was weird. I don't think anything like it exists. I'm not a motorcycle person.

But it was red, kind of dirty, with black seats and chrome handle bars. It sat rather low to the ground too and took two people to drive it. It's not something that anyone would want in the waking world.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 02, 2020, 01:48:45 AM
There is a drug I take called Compazine or Prochlorperazine which has a side effect of "strange dreams". I wondered when a dream wasn't strange. Mine do tend to get vivid and it takes me a moment of waking up before I realize where I am and who I live with.

I had a nap a few hours ago and can barely remember any of the dream. But there was Kentucky Fried Chicken involved! I got to eat some as leftovers. It took me a moment to realize that all my food goes through a tube into my stomach. So no chicken. :(
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Dark Lightning on June 02, 2020, 03:08:16 AM
Yeah, I have strange dreams sometimes, but if I leave the mushrooms off the pizza or my steak, they don't happen. I can't imagine what it's like with poison mushrooms (i.e., psylocybin). The only other times I've had strange dreams were when I was sick with a fever. Those dreams haven't happened in a long time.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on June 02, 2020, 03:28:10 AM
when i waz a kid we d go pick pscilocybin mushrooms out of the cowpies in the zoccer field at batu cavez

take em into town and have some chinese restaurant cook em into an o.elette for us

they vrew everywhere but the cowpies were the most reliable substrate

never caused me difficulty
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 04, 2020, 10:42:54 PM
I was this long-legged pale dog who ran frantically towards a run-down abandoned hangar in the middle of a ghost town to attend a rally of "The Resistance", a political group in opposition to the current quasi-fascist government. There was a strong sense of urgency as we all left the hangar to fight for our liberty and rights. I was a dog.

...Yeah. :deadpan:

Then all of a sudden I was a a princess living in a wooden cabin in the woods with a small group of people. :wtf: They were telling me what I should be doing and all their demands were driving me nuts. I forced myself t wake up.

I decided that was enough dreaming and went to wash the dishes at 6 in the morning.  :P

     
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 05, 2020, 01:05:04 AM
Okay Silver no more mushrooms for you either.

I woke up from a two hour nap. I had just gotten home from chemotherapy and I hadn't slept much last night so I crashed. I had a dream but now I can't remember any of it.

Maybe you can write a quasi-military fairy-tale from yours. :)
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: No one on June 05, 2020, 01:31:10 AM
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Okay Silver no more mushrooms for you either.

Can I have their share?

















Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 05, 2020, 01:43:25 AM
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.trackie.com%2Ftrack-and-field%2Fimg%2Flayout%2Ficon_quote.jpg&hash=c5a9d5ac5c9c0366d813e18a50510fe9aa16bfc2)Randy:
Okay Silver no more mushrooms for you either.

Can I have their share?

Asking for a friend.

There's no telling what dreams you'll have No One. I'd be interested to find out. Here, have some!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 06, 2020, 01:36:45 AM
:rofl: No shrooms were harmed in the making of my dreams. :P
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 06, 2020, 08:50:42 AM
I was this long-legged pale dog who ran frantically towards a run-down abandoned hangar in the middle of a ghost town to attend a rally of "The Resistance", a political group in opposition to the current quasi-fascist government. There was a strong sense of urgency as we all left the hangar to fight for our liberty and rights. I was a dog.

...Yeah. :deadpan:

 :lol:  Sounds like the plot for a family-friendly movie.

I dreamed once that I had antlers.  Not that I was a deer, mind you, I was still just me but with a small pair of antlers growing out of my forehead.  Another time I dreamed that I was running swiftly and gracefully thru the forest on all fours -- still very much human.  It was fun.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on June 06, 2020, 10:51:32 AM
obviously you were nordic in a previous life.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 06, 2020, 01:22:38 PM
I've been sleeping fitfully for a week now, not because of dreams, but more like visions or hallucinations of doing a big painting. The details of the subject matter are very clear in my mind and I even see the size: 2 m high by 3 m wide. I know what's going to happen: this is going to hound me until I am compelled do it. Is this a sign of mental disturbance, or inspiration, or both?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 06, 2020, 01:57:57 PM
I think it is a sign of an artistic individual. Are you going to do it?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 06, 2020, 02:15:11 PM
I think it is a sign of an artistic individual. Are you going to do it?

I have certain interests and obsessions, but I don't know about being artistic. I will resist as long as possible, but probably will not be able to avoid doing it in the end. It won't be wasted — my ceilings are 3.3 m high and there are at least two 6 m walls available .
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 06, 2020, 04:42:12 PM
How often do you have these hallucinations? Also, have you ever painted anything before?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 06, 2020, 05:42:55 PM
How often do you have these hallucinations? Also, have you ever painted anything before?

I used the word hallucinations, because I couldn't think of a better one. It's more an urge to do something that is so strong that I can almost feel myself doing it. I also have a very strong visual imagination, so I can imagine the end result down to fine details of colour and composition. Yes, I have been an amateur painter and sculptor for many years and have sold quite a few pieces.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 06, 2020, 10:28:52 PM
I was this long-legged pale dog who ran frantically towards a run-down abandoned hangar in the middle of a ghost town to attend a rally of "The Resistance", a political group in opposition to the current quasi-fascist government. There was a strong sense of urgency as we all left the hangar to fight for our liberty and rights. I was a dog.

...Yeah. :deadpan:

 :lol:  Sounds like the plot for a family-friendly movie.

:lol: I hadn't thought of it that way!

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I dreamed once that I had antlers.  Not that I was a deer, mind you, I was still just me but with a small pair of antlers growing out of my forehead.  Another time I dreamed that I was running swiftly and gracefully thru the forest on all fours -- still very much human.  It was fun.

Sounds both weird and fun.  ;D 

Oh great, I'm imagining a human being pronking around like an antelope now.


:grin:

Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 06, 2020, 10:41:38 PM
How often do you have these hallucinations? Also, have you ever painted anything before?

I used the word hallucinations, because I couldn't think of a better one. It's more an urge to do something that is so strong that I can almost feel myself doing it. I also have a very strong visual imagination, so I can imagine the end result down to fine details of colour and composition. Yes, I have been an amateur painter and sculptor for many years and have sold quite a few pieces.

I know exactly what you're talking about! At least, I think I know.  ;D

A few months back I had a series of dreams where the urge to tattoo a small, curved fine-line fern leaf or a single feather just behind my right ear was so strong that I almost gave into the impulse. While dreaming it just made so much sense and felt so right...I was absolutely decided I was going to get it.

However, every time I woke up and the 'brain brakes' went online again, the impulse faded significantly. It was just an impulse -- a very strong urge -- to do something that probably isn't really a good idea. I thought it through and decided, probably not. It's probably not a good idea.

That was an urge for something that would have been permanent on my skin so I had to give it plenty of thought. Painting what you saw in your dream could be fun, if I were you I would give into the impulse and do it. :grin:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 06, 2020, 10:45:59 PM
I've been sleeping fitfully for a week now, not because of dreams, but more like visions or hallucinations of doing a big painting. The details of the subject matter are very clear in my mind and I even see the size: 2 m high by 3 m wide. I know what's going to happen: this is going to hound me until I am compelled do it. Is this a sign of mental disturbance, or inspiration, or both?

Completely normal. :lol:

:secrets1: I like to call it: completely normal temporary dementia.

I could tell you a little more about what goes on in the brain while asleep that could cause these urges, but that would make it less mysterious. :grin:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Harmonie on June 06, 2020, 11:00:11 PM
Last night I dreamed I got on a plane and flew to New England. It's not a rare theme for my dreams, since I really want to move to New England. I'm scared of planes, though, and every dream with a plane is like "Everything's okay, I can fly" but then I wake up.

The weird thing about this dream was that I was only there for a short time. I wanted to go to another state in New England and hopped on a plane, that plane took me back to Oklahoma. Boo!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Old Seer on June 06, 2020, 11:18:04 PM
Last night I dreamed I got on a plane and flew to New England. It's not a rare theme for my dreams, since I really want to move to New England. I'm scared of planes, though, and every dream with a plane is like "Everything's okay, I can fly" but then I wake up.

The weird thing about this dream was that I was only there for a short time. I wanted to go to another state in New England and hopped on a plane, that plane took me back to Oklahoma. Boo!
Shure, I can relate to that. I can't get out of the damn building.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 06, 2020, 11:23:30 PM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 12:14:33 AM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
:computerwave: I have.
I love the feeling.  :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 12:20:11 AM
...  Another time I dreamed that I was running swiftly and gracefully thru the forest on all fours -- still very much human.  It was fun.
I've had this dream too!
I was running through the forest from a predator but I wasn't going fast enough so I started running on all fours and that's how I got away. I woke up so tired.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 12:27:18 AM
...

Maybe you can write a quasi-military fairy-tale from yours. :)

I agree with Randy, you have wild dreams, xSilverPhinx.  :snicker:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 07, 2020, 12:33:26 AM
All that studying Silver does may have caused brain damage. It would explain a lot.  ;)
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 07, 2020, 02:46:14 AM
...

Maybe you can write a quasi-military fairy-tale from yours. :)

I agree with Randy, you have wild dreams, xSilverPhinx.  :snicker:

I know, but I'm not the only one! :P
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 07, 2020, 02:47:37 AM
All that studying Silver does may have caused brain damage. It would explain a lot.  ;)

:notsure: Yeah...
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 07, 2020, 05:01:24 AM
I've been sleeping fitfully for a week now, not because of dreams, but more like visions or hallucinations of doing a big painting. The details of the subject matter are very clear in my mind and I even see the size: 2 m high by 3 m wide. I know what's going to happen: this is going to hound me until I am compelled do it. Is this a sign of mental disturbance, or inspiration, or both?

Completely normal. :lol:

:secrets1: I like to call it: completely normal temporary dementia.

I could tell you a little more about what goes on in the brain while asleep that could cause these urges, but that would make it less mysterious. :grin:

Thanks, I suspected you could provide a bit of insight, even if it isn't something I wanted to hear. Temporary dementia? It may be a bit more permanent — it survives into my waking hours, to the extent that I have started preliminary sketches and even measured some walls!

It may also just be a pathetic attention-grabbing stunt with no artistic merit.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tom62 on June 07, 2020, 07:21:37 AM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
:computerwave: I have.
I love the feeling.  :tellmemore:

Me too  :dance:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 07:35:21 AM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
:computerwave: I have.
I love the feeling.  :tellmemore:

Me too  :dance:

(https://viralviralvideos.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-Andy-Dwyer-Parks--Recreation-shocked-GIF.gif)
Tom62, we have something in common!?

 :grin:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 07, 2020, 09:02:16 AM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
:computerwave: I have.
I love the feeling.  :tellmemore:

Me too  :dance:

(https://viralviralvideos.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-Andy-Dwyer-Parks--Recreation-shocked-GIF.gif)
Tom62, we have something in common!?

 :grin:

And me!!! In my dreams I can do the breaststroke in the air and fly as high as I like, all the while keeping an eye open for any high tension power lines above me.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 08:05:08 PM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.
:computerwave: I have.
I love the feeling.  :tellmemore:

Me too  :dance:

(https://viralviralvideos.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-Andy-Dwyer-Parks--Recreation-shocked-GIF.gif)
Tom62, we have something in common!?

 :grin:

And me!!! In my dreams I can do the breaststroke in the air and fly as high as I like, all the while keeping an eye open for any high tension power lines above me.
You too, hermes2015!? That's great.  ;D

...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 07, 2020, 10:26:04 PM
...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

 :oooh-me!:


























I'm never able to. :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Magdalena on June 07, 2020, 10:47:27 PM
...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

 :oooh-me!:


























I'm never able to. :sad sigh:


:oooh-me!:
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I'm never able to. :sad sigh:

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Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 07, 2020, 11:01:21 PM

...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

No flying dreams, but definitely swimming way under the ocean waves at night with no breathing problems.  My absolute favorite dreams.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 08, 2020, 12:39:26 AM

...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

No flying dreams, but definitely swimming way under the ocean waves at night with no breathing problems.  My absolute favorite dreams.
But you're a cat! Cat's don't like water except to drink although I heard they like root beer too but I can't verify that.

I don't think I've ever had any dreams about being underwater. Usually I'm flying or at least floating in the air. I used to be pretty good at lucid dreaming but not anymore. I don't know why that is. But when I could, I'd realize that I was dreaming and would fly, assuming I could get over the impossibility of it all.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Harmonie on June 08, 2020, 02:13:09 AM
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.

I have. The ability to fly in my dreams typically starts from a jumping motion and flying higher is propelled from my feet. It's weird how my dream self tries to rationalize it.

Anyway, last night's dream was a bit odd. I very commonly have dreams where I've missed a deadline in a college class. This one started out like that, but then got weird. I was in this classroom or something and was leaving, but it was really late, so it was dark outside and a bit creepy. Someone or something appeared and began chasing me around. Pretty sure the figure was a man, and he seems to have resembled a really bad man that was once in my life, but the dream didn't dwell on that detail.

Instead it turned a bit more supernatural feeling. Kind of like the jumping to fly motion I mentioned above, I was able to do something similar to jump over tall fences. I was in a neighborhood and so I was jumping over fences to peoples' yards to run away. Lol.

Considering it's physically impossible for me to run anymore, that's an interesting feeling in a dream.

Anyway, the figure was acting very supernatural itself, finding me everywhere I went, no matter how much it should not have been able to. The dream ended when I sheltered in a building that was library-like (but a room that didn't have books, like a conference room, hard to explain. I was not alone anymore, I was surrounded by people in this building, and they were aware of the figure and that it was dangerous, and were pushing tables and the like in front of doors and windows.

There was someone there I knew, but I've forgotten over the day who it was. Lol.

---

The most interesting dream I've had lately was a couple of nights or so ago, though. It was a time travel dream, where I went back into my own past, back around high school. I was separate from my teenage self.

I've never had a dream like that one before. It's something I've always envisioned - going to the past (usually my high school self) and warning her to take better care of herself. So it was very odd to get it played so straight in a dream.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 08, 2020, 02:53:01 AM
I used to have time travel dreams a lot, usually in the distant past. One time I was a part of the resistance in WWII in France. I always seemed to have to help someone or a cause. That hasn't happened as of late.

I kind of understand about not being able to physically run anymore. I haven't tried as walking is sometimes strenuous enough. But in my dreams, oh I can run alright. I can jump too!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 08, 2020, 11:54:50 AM
I used to be pretty good at lucid dreaming but not anymore. I don't know why that is.

I used to be able to do that too, back when I had a lot of nightmares.  I learned to turn them off or change them while still dreaming and eventually I stopped having nightmares, so no more lucid dreaming.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on June 08, 2020, 09:06:14 PM
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 09, 2020, 02:30:13 AM
That sounds familiar and I don't know why.  :???:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on June 09, 2020, 05:20:12 PM
lucid dreaming iz very hard to do, at least for me. becoming aware of yourself while in a dream state iz a weird experience
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 09, 2020, 09:34:16 PM
lucid dreaming iz very hard to do, at least for me. becoming aware of yourself while in a dream state iz a weird experience

I didn't even know what I was doing had a name until after I'd been doing it for a while -- it just happened automatically.  Sometimes I wish I were still doing it so I could change a boring dream, but lucid dreaming no longer appears to be part of my subconscious skill set.  But considering how rarely I remember dreams anyway, it's not a big deal.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Recusant on June 09, 2020, 09:45:39 PM
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.

Too bad Castaneda's stories were just that and apparently little else. I read several of his books as a youngster, and though there are some things in them that I personally experienced, I think a large percentage of what he wrote is fantastical rubbish.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on June 10, 2020, 05:06:08 AM
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.

Too bad Castaneda's stories were just that and apparently little else. I read several of his books as a youngster, and though there are some things in them that I personally experienced, I think a large percentage of what he wrote is fantastical rubbish.

I agree. I went through the same process after friends nagged me to read some of his stuff, but even in my twenties it all sounded very pretentious to me.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: billy rubin on June 10, 2020, 11:59:05 AM
apparently the only parts that werent rubbish were what he got from the university library. he had some disciples that came to strange ends, one disappearing into the desert.

there are still a few people who claim to teach his methods who will let you attend their workshops for a huge outlay of money.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 10, 2020, 02:21:26 PM
For a short while there, a few months ago maybe - perhaps longer, I would realize I was in a dream and make use of it. It's not something I consciously did, it was just something I became aware of. It hasn't happened lately. I could have used it in last night's dream.

I dreamed that my son was my brother.  :o
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 11, 2020, 01:23:09 AM

I dreamed that my son was my brother.  :o

Odd.  Is there a resemblance, either physical or psychological?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 11, 2020, 02:35:48 AM

I dreamed that my son was my brother.  :o

Odd.  Is there a resemblance, either physical or psychological?
There is none. In the dream, he looked just like I remembered him although I think he had black hair which I do but his mother has blond. Oddly enough, he has brown hair in real life. I think he also had facial hair in the dream, also black.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 12, 2020, 11:43:31 PM
I noticed something recurring in my dreams as of late. I keep dreaming that I'm a fast food worker. I woke up a couple of hours ago I guess and thought I was late for work. It was the Friday after Thanksgiving (in the USA) and I realized I was late by at least eight hours.

I seem to dream that I'm responsible for four restaurants in the cooking and keeping clean departments. I have only worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken as a teenager and no other fast food restaurants since. I also dream that I can afford a house and two new cars on my minimum wage salary.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 13, 2020, 01:22:43 AM
I had a dream last night where I was told I needed someone to take care of me.  I agreed that I needed a keeper and we started discussing the details of how and where.  It broke down when I insisted that Chloe the cat was non-negotiable.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 28, 2020, 02:19:34 PM
I dreamt my dog was alive and well again.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2020, 02:46:44 PM
I dreamt my dog was alive and well again.

 :therethere:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 29, 2020, 12:42:47 AM
I dreamt my dog was alive and well again.

 :therethere:

Thanks, Tank.

My dreams are really odd because they're so real to me when I'm dreaming. So this morning I woke up and felt like she died all over again.  :(
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 29, 2020, 01:29:15 AM
That is sad, Silver. I dream about my parents a lot only to wake up to remember they both died. Still, I imagine it isn't the same of your loyal companion. Dogs are faithful to the end, people not so much.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 29, 2020, 01:43:28 AM
That is sad, Silver. I dream about my parents a lot only to wake up to remember they both died. Still, I imagine it isn't the same of your loyal companion. Dogs are faithful to the end, people not so much.

Sorry to hear about your parents, Randy.  :(

In my dog's case, I feel a lot of guilt. We took too long to finally make the decision to euthanise her so she needlessly suffered in the end.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 29, 2020, 01:48:14 AM
I know she was old. What illness did she have if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 29, 2020, 01:58:38 AM
I know she was old. What illness did she have if you don't mind me asking?

She gradually lost all motor function in her hind legs and control of her bowel movements and bladder. We don't know exactly what illness she had, because it would have cost us the equivalent of a thousand US dollars (at that time, around four years ago) to examine her spine and peripheral nerves. We didn't have that kind of money and since she was an old dog we decided to go with what the vet recommended and paid for few months of physiotherapy instead to try and see if that delayed or even reversed the gradual decline. It didn't really so we just tried to make her last few months as comfortable as possible, with painkillers and a children's mattress.

She hated that mattress.

Eventually when she started to refuse food we decided it was time to call the vet to put her out of her suffering.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Icarus on June 29, 2020, 04:11:24 AM
I feel your pain Silver.

 I sometimes dream of my Bernese Mountain dog Teddy.  I too waited too long to have him mercifully euthanised.  I still love him and miss him.  But that goes for several of my other companion dogs.  There was Sailor the Australian Shepard,  Radar Sam, another Aussie, and a few others that I loved so dearly.  I desperately want to believe in the rainbow bridge.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on June 29, 2020, 02:30:11 PM
It must hurt to euthanize an animal that's sick and on it's last leg. I've never had to go through it but I can only imagine. Even when a dog is suffering it is still a loyal companion it seems. I imagine it is heartbreaking.

When I was a teenager we had a dog named Frisky. Frisky loved my brother and every time the door would open he'd run to see if it was him. One day he had a heart attack waiting by the door. It wasn't my brother. I don't remember who it was now. He was a mess, always afraid of the house cat. The cat was bigger. But he was a lovable pup. He came to everyone for attention.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on July 22, 2020, 01:13:20 AM
I took a nap on Sunday I think. In it I dreamed that one of my fillings was tuned into an erotic country music talk show radio station that played nothing but commercials. It eventually came visible in the form where I was in a 1950's grade-B movie. Then it got steamy, then we'd break to a commercial advertising some strip club.

It was quite wild and vivid. I attribute it to all the medication I take during the day.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on July 24, 2020, 10:03:08 AM
I took a nap on Sunday I think. In it I dreamed that one of my fillings was tuned into an erotic country music talk show radio station that played nothing but commercials. It eventually came visible in the form where I was in a 1950's grade-B movie. Then it got steamy, then we'd break to a commercial advertising some strip club.

It was quite wild and vivid. I attribute it to all the medication I take during the day.

I didn't know there was such a thing!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on July 24, 2020, 01:44:38 PM
Give me time Tank. I'll invent one even though I don't like country music.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on August 24, 2020, 04:23:08 AM
Dreamt that I found out all ladybugs were visitors from another planet, and traveled thru space in a football-sized ship shaped like a ladybug.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: No one on August 24, 2020, 04:49:54 AM
Nanu nanu, earthling.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on August 24, 2020, 01:45:29 PM
Dreamt that I found out all ladybugs were visitors from another planet, and traveled thru space in a football-sized ship shaped like a ladybug.

Sounds like a Disney film!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on August 24, 2020, 07:40:09 PM
Nanu nanu, earthling.
:snicker1:

Sounds like a Disney film!

It does!  I just wish the dream told me why they were here.  Seriously doubt it's a invasion -- they're too cute for that.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on August 24, 2020, 09:59:22 PM
I want some of whatever it is you're taking. I dream a lot about Christmas time. I don't remember last night's dream though. :(
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on August 25, 2020, 10:12:43 AM
I want some of whatever it is you're taking. I dream a lot about Christmas time. I don't remember last night's dream though. :(

Like what about Xmas?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on August 25, 2020, 06:18:30 PM
Let's see if I can bring up some images from what I remember. I don't remember the last few nights at all which is strange. Anyway, let's see if I can do what I started out to do.

I remember a green gift with a white ribbon and bow on a box. I remember one that was more red than pink but still pink with the same kind of ribbon and bow. These would be next to a tree that is lit.

Then there is a slide and what I think are elves running around though I don't recall seeing any. I felt like I was in Santa's workshop. I'm sure there was more to the dream but that picture is all I can remember now.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 25, 2020, 10:27:31 PM
Dreamt that I found out all ladybugs were visitors from another planet, and traveled thru space in a football-sized ship shaped like a ladybug.

Sounds awesome  ;D
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 26, 2020, 01:48:51 AM
I've been having weird dreams lately (so what else is new? ;D).

First all I dreamt of were powerpoint slides, then last night I was on some quest with a young girl who was looking for her mother who had been kidnapped by a cult of evil witches. I remember having to feed chocolate to some double-headed monster in order to get past it, and crawl through some dungeon before finally reaching the little girl's mother who was sleeping in a large crib in the middle of a dark room. When we got there, the girl was elated to find her mother, but that didn't last because in some weird turn of events the girl's mother pushed her away and told me that the whole thing had been a plot by the cult of evil witches to capture me.

Then I woke up.

:popcorn: Weird dream, huh?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on August 26, 2020, 03:22:09 AM
:popcorn: Weird dream, huh?

Now that's a movie script.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: No one on August 26, 2020, 04:01:13 AM
Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China
In a little row boat to find ya
And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned
Didn't want no one to hold you What does that mean
And you said
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on movin'
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin'
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.stardock.net%2Fimages%2Fsmiles%2Fthemes%2Fdigicons%2FGagged.png&hash=9b545d9c6babbe58bf3eb16c42e338f7edf55876)
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Icarus on August 26, 2020, 05:05:48 AM
Lat night I had a nightmare.  I was at home and learned that a a nuclear bomb threatened my whole area. It was to be detonated within the hour.   I made my peace with the powers that be...(no not Jesus or one of those others).  My ass is grass and I knew it.  Then I discovered that the bomb was not a nuke but a huge load of ordinary explosive material.....maybe the stuff that blew up Lebanon.  I knew that I must flee the area far enough to escape the destruction and death.  I ran across a huge corn field to escape.  I had a young fellow of 11 years old in tow. Where did that kid come from? I did not know him but he was an innocent kid that needed help.  He had become exhausted with the running and fell to the ground unable to run any more. I had a huge decision to make.  DO I try to carry him or do I leave him to die?  I knew that I could not carry him more than a few hundred yards before I to fell from exhaustion. Speed of flight was a matter of life or death for me.  FSM made a decision on my behalf and ended the dream before I had to make that decision.  Actually I woke earlier than usual because I had to get up to go pee. Thank you FSM.... or the too much liquid that I had consumed before bedtime.

Another plot for a scary movie?
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on August 26, 2020, 03:05:47 PM
May his noodily appendages comfort you always and wake you up from nightmares.

Ramen
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 30, 2020, 09:43:39 PM
I dreamt I won a quarter of a million bucks, out of the blue, but on one condition: that I wore an anklet for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Sandra Craft on August 30, 2020, 11:39:41 PM
I dreamt I won a quarter of a million bucks, out of the blue, but on one condition: that I wore an anklet for the rest of my life.

That's too much to ask!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on August 31, 2020, 12:12:59 AM
I dreamt I won a quarter of a million bucks, out of the blue, but on one condition: that I wore an anklet for the rest of my life.
Was it a pretty anklet? (Okay, okay, I know what you mean.)

Yeah, like Sandy I wouldn't do it either.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 01, 2020, 01:16:52 AM
I dreamt I won a quarter of a million bucks, out of the blue, but on one condition: that I wore an anklet for the rest of my life.
Was it a pretty anklet? (Okay, okay, I know what you mean.)

Yeah, like Sandy I wouldn't do it either.

Not really. And they came in variable sizes: the smaller the fine print of the donation contract, the larger and more cumbersome the anklet.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 15, 2020, 09:09:44 PM
You know when you're sure you're dreaming a lot while asleep but can't remember any when you wake up?  :spooked:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on September 16, 2020, 12:24:37 AM
You know when you're sure you're dreaming a lot while asleep but can't remember any when you wake up?  :spooked:
I know it all to well. There's been some changes in medication and now I can't remember any of my dreams but I know I had them as I woke up. They disappear quickly.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 16, 2020, 01:32:29 AM
You know when you're sure you're dreaming a lot while asleep but can't remember any when you wake up?  :spooked:
I know it all to well. There's been some changes in medication and now I can't remember any of my dreams but I know I had them as I woke up. They disappear quickly.

Sort of what happens to me, sometimes. Other times I don't remember them after I wake, but I just know I dreamt about something.

I guess if they're nightmares then they're best forgotten. :shrug:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Randy on September 16, 2020, 02:24:05 PM
You know when you're sure you're dreaming a lot while asleep but can't remember any when you wake up?  :spooked:
I know it all to well. There's been some changes in medication and now I can't remember any of my dreams but I know I had them as I woke up. They disappear quickly.

Sort of what happens to me, sometimes. Other times I don't remember them after I wake, but I just know I dreamt about something.

I guess if they're nightmares then they're best forgotten. :shrug:
I agree. When I can remember a nightmare it is difficult to go back to sleep.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on September 21, 2020, 09:57:57 AM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Icarus on September 22, 2020, 01:06:35 AM
Shitless is the better outcome.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on September 22, 2020, 04:39:22 AM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!

You should remove that mirror from your bedroom.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on September 22, 2020, 08:33:53 AM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!

You should remove that mirror from your bedroom.

It's dark in my bedroom at night. But I suppose narcissists could sleep with their light on and have a mirror where they can see it  :f you:
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: hermes2015 on September 22, 2020, 12:29:54 PM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!

You should remove that mirror from your bedroom.

It's dark in my bedroom at night. But I suppose narcissists could sleep with their light on and have a mirror where they can see it  :f you:

 :sidesmile:

Actually, ceiling mirrors work quite well in the bedroom.
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 28, 2020, 12:42:56 AM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!

No details?  :'(
Title: Re: Dreams
Post by: Tank on October 26, 2020, 08:05:16 PM
I scared myself shitless last night!!!

No details?  :'(

No! :D