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#16:  Author: Cid Silverwing PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005
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Contact people who knows about that, generally scientists working on this to recieve info about that one. ^^

#17:  Author: Xetrov PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2005
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Dili Dali wrote:
Does anyone here know the actual logic of lucid dreaming? Like why can we jump throug a mirror, or why does our hand get distorted? I know it's a ll in our minds, but why does the mind allow us to not be able to turn off the light, for example?

Jumping through a mirror is easy, since you can do most of this stuff in a dream as long as you believe you can. About distorted hands and especially light switch issues, check this thread for a similar discussion.

#18:  Author: Sureal PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2005
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Or, if you're too lazy to check out that thread:

- Dreams are based of expectations. You've been told you'll have distorted hands - and so you do.
You've been told light switches won't work - and so they don't.
You've been told DC's refuse to accept it's a dream - and so they don't.

Personnally, I haven't had any of those 'problems' (my hands are fine, lightbulbs generally work and DC's will happily accept it's a dream - I quite often get them to teach me how to use my powers).

#19:  Author: Basilus West PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun, 2005
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Quote:
lightbulbs generally work

generally.... grin1

#20:  Author: Sureal PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun, 2005
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Yes, well...

I only realised that this was based on expectations after I tried the lightbulb and it worked. I then rememberd that they weren't meant to work... and it didn't.

At any rate, it's hard getting over the myth wink5. They work, but quite often don't work 'properly' (eg. giving out a single, concnetrated beam of light).

#21:  Author: Supersonic PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005
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hello alll......im new here...and i didnt know about lucing stuff before...and i had these weird dreams....and there was this weird thing..

i looked in the mirror and i saw myself bald...(i have dreadlocks) i looked at myself and i said to myself....shit i look gay :D

#22:  Author: Basilus West PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005
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Hi Supersonic! Welcome to the forum! bye
You're a "natural" lucid dreamer? You can anwer "yes" to this poll then: Are you a natural? wink

#23:  Author: Dark Sider PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005
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light switches work after a few tries for me smile ... i agree, it's totally based on expectations.
I tried to change my appearance in front of a mirror. I ended up with a face like a vampire in Buffy the Vampir Slayer tounge2 but i gotta say, it seems to me my reflection is a being of its own and is only trying to mimic me...

#24:  Author: Basilus West PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun, 2005
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it seems to me my reflection is a being of its own and is only trying to mimic me...

It's perhaps our own understanding of the IRL mirror phenomenon. Until we are about 1 year and a half old, we don't realize that the people in the mirrors are reflections.

#25:  Author: Kashmir PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005
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I agree with whoever said the whole mirrors and light switches thing is based mostly on expectations, but I also think that IRL, light switches work of their own accord. You simply flip them. In dreams, however, your mind has to do all the work, flip the switch and turn on the light. The mind has to recreate how the world works in a dream, which is why many things aren't as they should be... your brain did it wrong. It messes up because we don't think about such things--light switches, how many fingers we have, how mirrors work, etc--24 hours a day. Once we become lucid, however, our conscious brain can remember how things work--or, if you want, you can recreate things in a totally different manner.

Ah, how I love to ramble.

#26: mirrors Author: sambuca PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005
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I have real trouble in my ld's when I look into mirrors.

I just can't focus right on my reflection, or my reflection looks distorted.
Anyone else have trouble with mirrors too?

#27:  Author: BenDrummin58 PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005
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Mirrors are always messed up in dreams. They are what you make of them..and sometimes that means something really f'd up..lol. I've never worried about not being able to see my regular self in a mirror, because I know I wont. Mirrors are just something different.. should just forget about the reflection and walk right through it smile

#28:  Author: moogle PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005
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if you use the search feature... click the yellow search area at the top of the page
then type mirror
in the first box
choose all forums
and select search topic titles only
you will get some interesting reading about mirrors colgate

#29: Re: mirrors Author: Basilus West PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2005
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sambuca wrote:
I have real trouble in my ld's when I look into mirrors.
I just can't focus right on my reflection, or my reflection looks distorted.
Anyone else have trouble with mirrors too?

Hi Sambuca,
There were a lot of existing topics about mirrors, for instance:
Mirrors and Lucidity
Through the mirror
What's up with mirrors
etc.
I merged yours with one of them.

#30:  Author: sambuca PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2005
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sorry and thanx for the help!

(so thats what the yellow search area is for shy2 )



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