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Cid Silverwing
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Contact people who knows about that, generally scientists working on this to recieve info about that one. ^^

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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.


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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).


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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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lightbulbs generally work

generally.... grin1


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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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).


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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...


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

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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.


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

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.


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005  Reply with quote

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?


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005  Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct, 2005  Reply with quote

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



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Re: mirrors
PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2005  Reply with quote

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.


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2005  Reply with quote

sorry and thanx for the help!

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


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