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NaturalRed
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A 100 Year Dream
PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

I have heard it is possible to imagine yourself being in your LD for weeks, or years. I heard that you can sort of make your dream self "speed up" and your physical self "slow down" so dreams can last much longer...

Is this true? Does it work? It sounds like fun.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

People have had dreams that lasted for a long time and didn't seem to take place in realtime. I don't think anyone is sure of the mechanics of it though.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

It's not scientifically verified, but I've seen many claims of such dreams. I believe it's possible myself. I imagine it's some combination of the brain operating faster and the mind pulling tricks to make it seem like more time has passed than it really has. Or maybe the brain doesn't operate faster, but you achieve a mental state of time dilation in which you actually perceive time to be slower.

I've seen mention of a man named Robert Monroe having experienced an OBE that seemed to last 100 years. I haven't read his firsthand account, so I don't know any more details. In addition, in EWLD someone wrote about a lucid dream he had that took place over 5 years (dream years, of course). He said he would actually fall asleep within the dream and "wake up" still in it, once again lucid.

This website also cites relevant experiments done through hypnosis: http://www.braincourse.com/timea.html

Again, this isn't a scientifically documented phenomenon, so all we have to go on is anecdotal evidence and alleged experiments. It's certainly fun to think about, though! :D

This topic has been discussed here a few times before. The search function doesn't seem to be working properly, so I can't find some of the topics, but here is one of them: http://www.ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5166


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

I remember having an epic dream, where I was a totally different person, living in a different family, fighting a war or something like that. It was a dream that lasted for years and when it was at the end I cried for some stupid reason of my other-self. When I woke up, I realised, I had cried IRL. ^^

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

I've experienced this in a normal dream actually. It wasn't in the amount of time you are describing, but it was well past the REM time. Two days in a dream, and in all that time, I didn't do one RC!

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

*offtopic* Mad Hatter, I love your username. Yay for Alice In Wonderland usernames!*offtopic*

*ontopic*I swear that I've had dreams that lasted a week. I don't know about 100 years, but your 8 hours or so of sleep can be stretched out to a lot longer.*ontopic*


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Haha! yes! Go Alice In Wonderland usernames!
...back to topic, I think I saw a topic by Bendrummin about how to extend dreamtime. I also remember reading about a guy who claimed to have been lucid for 100 years. Of course, I can't find that article now... I think the general consensus is that it is possible though. I think thats probably because most dreamers have experienced it.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Thanks guys...I just get so frustrated on school mornings, it seems like I haven't gotten enough sleep when I have to get up at 6:30 am. Maybe if I had really long several-day dreams, I would feel more rested...I dunno, just a theory.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

I think extending dream time needs no scientific explantation. In your mind, everything is possible. It's just your mind.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

The REM stage lasts, at its longest, about 60 minutes (12 at its shortest).

There are different theories on how dreams move faster then reality (or become longer). One is that your brain omits certian portions of the dream to make it feal longer. Another is that you are dreaming really fast in reality, but your dream makes it seem like normal speed.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Oh, I thought that REM started at 5 minutes and worked up to 30...hehe...oops.

EDIT: I just saw an article, it starts out at a few minutes and works its way up to 60.


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

How about if you have like a lot of dreams at the same time all on the same story at different times in the story wich are organised to be remembered in sequence. with film style tricks laced with false memories and a general distortion of time perception.
There is a japanese horror movie called "Long dream" wich is about a special kind of long dreams. You might want to check it out.


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

There's no such thing as time.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

At present, the best way to find out is to experience it yourself lachgroen .

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

In my oppinion, when you wake up after a really long dream, I think it's best to go over the whole dream and see if there are any missing parts or skipped scenes that might have made your dream longer.

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