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LD4all Quest #4: Resonant Moon: Finding Lost Memories

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Riggzy
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

I had a failed attempt at this last night.


I had been in an ND for a while, but I can't recall it. I realise I am dreaming, and look around. I'm in an empty room, on the second floor of a building. The interior is broken plaster. I see a window at the end of the room, so I dive through it ^^

To my dissapointment, my feet get caught in the window frame and I'm left dangling down the side of the building. I shake them free and float down to the ground.

There's a skip here, but I remember talking to a man (in his 50s, was wearing a yellow uniform I believe, reminded me of a taxi) about travelling to other planets, and somewhere in the conversation I remembered the 'Lost Memories' quest. I think I asked where the planet of lost memories is, but then everything went black >.<

I remembered a post about not trying to open your eyes when this happens, but to look through them. No luck. I woke up.

Oh well, that's what I get for not doing a RC wink5

The most annoying thing though is that I remembered this quest (still good nevertheless), but didn't remember the idea for an LD I had been trying to have all week! Doh!


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

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hatedgremlin: I love how you went into your private memory museum! Did you gain more insight in yourself after the dream?

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However, the thing that struck me as interesting about this picture was on the right side was a large waffle iron that took up a good fourth of the picture.


did this trigger any memories too or was it just intriguing?

Actually the waffle picture I had no idea what it meant but it was the only one like that (that I could not figure out the meaning to) but as I said in my DJ each picture reminded me of some part of my life even though they had little or nothing to do with my life. It was as if they were not memories themselves but things that would trigger memories. Because when I try to duplicate some of the art I saw it just seems like random abstact art of no value.


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

I came soooooo close tonight! If only I didn't have my FA....

Well, I'll post the excerpt from my DJ

My brother looked at me with a bewildered look upon his face eek2 , but had to give in to the fact that he was my imagination. Then, I started losing lucidity, but my BOW (Brother-In-Law) told me "Don't you have something to remember?" Then, I rubbed my hands together to increase vividness, and started thinking...

Oh, of course! The Dream Quest! I had to find a lost memory, so I decided to get the book of lost memories. I looked at my bed and willed the book to appear on it. After 6 or 7 seconds, it did! (with a cool fade effect ). The cover was made of a brown sort of material, like in these old movies, and the print was carved into it. The only thing was that it was pretty small, so, hard to read, and the title and back cover had nothing to do with lost memories...I decided to look through it anyways. The book was written in alphabetical order, but instead of memories, it named mythical creatures which I didn't even know about neutral . So, I closed this book and chose to try and go to the museum instead. I closed my eyes and started spinning thinking to myself "I will end up in the museum of lost memories" .I ended up in a...


FA!!! I opened my eyes and was in my bed. I got out of it, did a reality-check, but to no avain (is that a word?) , so I just continued the dream, which is pretty fragmented, so I wont tell...


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Hey Kev.

Your dream was funny! I liked the way your brother's words linked right into the theme of the project

"Don't you have something to remember?"

Cool that you were able to manifest a book of lost memories too! Thankyou for sharing!

Nick


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

I attempted this quest last night but failed.. sadblauw sadblauw sadblauw

I don't remember too much only that I found myself in Puerto Rico, the kid's dad was there and I was chaperoning a bunch of boys...

Nothing I remember. I'm going to try again tonight. wiske


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

My recent name change was actually a result of finding lost memories from this Quest. Make a long story short: I remembered my real name! Ironically, the dream contained several Dream Characters, all of which actually DO exist, and their personalities in the dream are identical to how they are in real life. I think one of them reached out to me empathetically, and that's why she appeared in the dream. Here is the dream that triggered it. Notice that I am the only character in the entire dream who doesn't have the "Power"

The Power

We are waiting outside, waiting on an employee’s meeting. Waiting, always waiting. Waiting, because we are early. We are always early, that is just who we are.

It is Matt, Mary, Justin, and myself. I am sitting on top of my car in my usual calm fashion. Matt and Justin are having a contest to see who can chuck pieces of gravel the furthest. And Mary is doing…well, whatever it is that Mary does. Matt, in his usual spontaneous manner, yells out, “Hey guys, watch THIS!”

He then proceeds to materialize a gatling gun out of thin air. He shoots it into the air, shouting in high good humor. He is crazy like that. He always had an obsession with guns.

Justin, not to be outdone, yells in confrontation, “Oh yeah? Well, beat THIS!”

Justin then summons a rocket launcher from nowhere. We ooh and aaah in admiration. Justin was always the best. He never let a challenge pass.

Mary, without saying a word, puts her arm into the end of Justin’s rocket launcher. She pulls her arm back to reveal that the rocket launcher is now a part of her arm.

Matt jumps up, giving a high five to nobody in particular, “Whoah! You turned your arm into a rocket launcher. That is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”

Without a word, Mary fires her rocket launcher. A small missile-like device flies through the air, landing some yards away on the pavement.

Matt tries to give advice on the finer points of rocket launching, “That’s not much of a rocket. It is much too small. And it needs to fly straighter, and not so much in a parabola.”

Mary smiles, “I know it’s not a rocket. It’s a tiny nuclear bomb. And it’s all mine. Isn’t it cute?”

Matt is confused. “A nuclear bomb? What would you want one of those for?”

Mary wags her finger at him. “Why not? Prepare for a wide path of destruction. I’d get out of here if I were you.”

Matt and Justin start to chuckle and laugh, when I notice Mary heading for her truck. You couldn’t ever tell when she was joking, but I wasn’t about to take the chance. I run and jump into the bed of the truck, yelling “Wait for me!”

She drives off, with me holding on in the back of the big gray truck. She drives like a maniac. First she goes up the wrong way of an exit ramp, then cuts across the entire highway, and enters a marsh on the other side. I look around in concern, “Uh, I don’t think this is a safe road.”

Mary calls back from the cab, “Of course it’s not, silly. But if we never left the beaten path, then we wouldn’t have any fun.”

I realize that she is right. As much as I like to play it safe, I need this. I need this, and I need her. I look around at the marshland. We have gone quite a ways. The water here is pretty high, and filled with reeds. The truck is doing more swimming than driving. And then we stop moving.

“I’m hung,” she calls back from the cab.

“I’ll get it,” I say. Looking over the back of the truck, I can see the rear passenger side stuck in a tangle of vines and grass. Jumping down onto the bumper, I let the water ooze into my shoes as I struggle to untangle the mess. After a minute, it is done, and I jump back into the bed of the truck. Climbing through the back window, I take a seat next to Mary. “We make a good team,” I say.

“Yeah,” she says.

Hesitantly, I ask, “So, that bomb, you know? It’s fake, right? You aren’t really going to blow up an entire city?”

“It doesn’t matter,” she says flatly.

“But it does matter. It matters to me.”

“No it doesn’t,” says she.

“But why not?” I ask

She laughs. “Why? Why is such a hard question to answer, my dear boy. But let me start with this. You know that headache that you keep having? The one you can’t get rid of? You thought it was a result of detox. But that’s not entirely accurate. It is due to your brain expanding to take on a higher form of consciousness.”

“Are you sure?” I ask.

She pounds the steering wheel. “Sure? Of course I’m sure! You think this is easy for me? You think I don’t feel pain? You think I enjoy being crazy? Even back in high school you knew I was crazy. But I’m not really crazy. I just appear crazy to those of lesser intelligence. But there are a select few who understand my genius. You recognize my genius, otherwise you wouldn’t have followed me. And THAT’S why it doesn’t matter. Fake, real, it doesn’t matter. The bomb is irrelevant. You would have followed me anyway, because I have power. I have power that you want, and I have you wrapped around my fingers like a toy, and you will follow me to the end of the earth for that power. And the whole time you will hate yourself for it. You will hate yourself because you will refuse to admit your own greed. You will deny your lust for power. You will pretend that you want power for others, when in reality you want it for yourself. My poor boy, you still have much to learn..”

We drive away, traversing the murky marshlands.


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Its funny , its like all of your friend are lucid except you.

Does your friend that you said in the dream was your real friend IRL ?


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Sepultura123 wrote:


Does your friend that you said in the dream was your real friend IRL ?


All the dream characters are slight charicatures of real people.

I also agree that it was interesting that everyone was lucid except me, even though there was no reason for most of them to be so.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

That was a serious DS

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

My DJ is many months behind, but I had my first and best lucid dream for many months, during which I recalled the quest and had some degree of sucess:

Home Visit
I watch the sky. The sun is going down. I see red lights moving across. That's weird....they seem to be speeding up and slowing down. Hold on a moment, it's me that's moving! I realise that I am sitting on a coach. There are seats in front of me and I am by the window. The red lights I saw are car tail lights. Somehow, I know I am dreaming.
I touch the glass in the window, and it feels reasurringly cold and hard - so real, but I know it is not! My daughter is sitting on the seat in front of me. It is as if she is trying to distract me from my dream, so I decide it is time to get off the coach. I undo a doorlock next to my seat and jump out. I hit the road and tumble and roll along for several metres away from the main road. It's my dream, so I know I won't get hurt smile
I stand up and start to walk along the quiet road. What shall I do?
I walk through a garden. It is a rock path and rocks are aranged either side with flowers inbetween. The garden slopes down to the road, but the path I am on runs parallel to the road. I look closely at some flowers. The look a bit like bluebells, but are larger and all different colours. There are pale green, orange, blue, yellow and pink ones all coming from the same plants. I sniff to see what they smell like. It is a very 'pretty' smell. I am amazed by the vividness of the colors of the flowers and surrounding greenery.
As I reach the end of the path (which is now turning towards the road) I see some tiny kittens in the garden. They are white with ginger spots (and very cute!)
I join the road now, it is one that runs parallel to my the road of my childhood house and is where one of my best friends lived. A woman DC dressed in bright colours smiles at me from the other side of the road. She asks me if I speak Italian. I shake my head and continue down the road. The road meets with a hill (which I also remember from my childhood). I know that if I go left, it will lead down to the sea. I hurry down, eager to get there. There is a concrete promenade at the bottom and a short drop down to the beach. I jump down.
I look at the sea, but immediately feel disappointed about how uninviting it looks. It is brown*, not the clear blue I wanted. I feel surprised and a bit angry, but I thought that it will change - it is not going to take too much effort to change this as the dream goes on.

*Actually, the sea was very often this colour when I lived there. This is due to the fact that I lived close to the Thames estuary and a lot of mud was washed into the sea.
I run and jump into a big wave. For a few seconds, I am lifted off my feet as the wave peaks, but then the water becomes very shallow again. I feel the gravelly sand graze my knees. More huge waves come towards me. This looks like fun. I rise to the top of each wave and ride them as they move towards the beach. Now the waves seem to be getting too big. A huge wave approaches and I can see it will go over my head. I am not too bothered as it is my dream and I can breath underwater if I want to. I notice that this wave is a beautiful blue/green colour. At least that has improved ^^
The huge wave goes across the road towards a group of people on the other side. They are standing at a bus stop by a hotel which has been knocked down.* People are knocked off their feet by the wave. I quickly remind my SC that this is my dream and nobody is to get hurt. The people stand back up again. No harm done grin

I clearly remember a building site area by the sea from my childhood, which up until now I had forgotten.
Now I start to wake up and the dream is fading. I try to focus my thoughts. What was the quest on LD4all? I remember the words dreamspell. It is hard to think straight. Ah, now I remember. It is about recalling childhood memories :D
Suddenly, I am in the bedroom and nusery of my childhood house. I am lying on the bottom of the bunkbeds I shared with my sister. I look around. Everything seems so...70s! I can see the mattress of the bunk above me through the wire grid. It is a turquoise and blue swirly pattern and has little white tags hanging down. I pull on these - something I used to do that really annoyed my sister when she was lying in the bunk!
The lucidity fades about here, but carries on as a ND in the same room. During the ND, I have a false memory from my lucid dream by the sea. I can remember that a boy from a group had climbed up a building by a double arched window. He was with a girl and they had been kissing by the window. Both the window and the building looked really familiar from my childhood, but I cannot place them. I will have to check this out next time I visit my family who still live in the area.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

congrats sleepyhead!

what stroke me is that you were already in childhood memories (the sea, the beach) until you remembered the Quest :D I enjoyed reading that dream smile


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

me too!

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! ^^

You're right Q, I think I must have had the childhood memories quest in the back of my mind for the first half of the dream.


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Sounds like a cool quest but I'll pass. My childhood as I knew it was about making friends and losing them when I moved every two years..But it is kinda comforting to read all the interesting dreams/memories posted. Keep them coming ^^

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

What I really like about a project like "recovering lost memories" is that encourages us to identify and work with our younger self, bring back some of it's playfulness into our lives.

I had this interesting dream last night, which has got me interested in actively participating:



Galactic Moon 19 - White Rhythmic Mirror

Twilight Zone: You Must Meet Your Past
I'm just waking from my first dream of the night - in which I encountering family such as my cousins Antony and Sacha (among others), in a medium-sized room with white walls. As I wake, I begin to read a message - which imprints itself upon my inner screen.

"You must become a warrior.
You must meet your past, and you must tread on him
You must enamour him

You must become a warrior"


Comments: These were some powerful words. I felt them - like strong commands. There was a sense of linear time becoming overcome. Treading on the "past self" - seemed to represent the dissolution of his "storylines". The merging of past-present-future.

It seemed that there was a ceremony there - that I could engage myself in, from within the dreaming.


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