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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    You might as well apply that theory to all checks.

    - Look at your hands since they appear funny in the dream world.
    - Mirrors are distorted
    - Lightswitches don't work.
    Ones that I have both heard of and seen for myself:

    - Can breath underwater
    - Cannot run, especially if being chased
    - Digital clocks are jumbled

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    It seems to start where at some point in my dream I realize that something is off in a logical sense.
    I'd say about 50% of the dreams I remember upon waking are lucid, and I've never tried or not tried to have them. The trigger is generally what's described above - something is off, and dream-me thinks hey, that can't happen, and then I realize I'm dreaming.

    Not all lucid dreams, for me, involve 100% control. Sometimes I can control what I do, or what others do, but not who they are. Like I can't switch one person for another. Sometimes I can. My favourite thing to do is flying, and sometimes I can really soar, other times just hover a few feet off the ground. Strangely, there seems to be some kind of 'effort' involved in flying. I have to *try* to do it.

    For me, a trigger that often happens is looking at a screen - a computer or a TV etc., and then, when trying to look away or cover my eyes (I often cover my eyes specifically to check if it's a dream or not) I can still see what's on the screen. As mentioned above, breathing underwater is also a good hint!

    Light levels = also true. Reading text is another.
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    Slept from 8:30-4:00 last night, and had much, much more vivid dreams this time. I think I had 3 separate ones, and I can definitely remember the last two very well. They were both pretty good dreams. One took place in a grocery store, the other in a book store, and the common thread was that I seemed to be at the top of my game in both of them--spontaneous and creative. When I woke up I recorded what I remembered into a tape recorder.

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    I've never been able to control a dream. I'm just along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    I've never been able to control a dream. I'm just along for the ride.
    Have you tried to control one using lucid dream techniques?

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    ^Negative.

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    I have had one true lucid dream.

    I had studied the subject with some interest but actually had not intended to have one . . . months had passed since I had even thought about the subject.

    I woke up in the middle of the night and went back to sleep and it was obvious I was dreaming.

    The tricks I heard were to:
    -try to stick your index finger through your palm and
    -look in a mirror

    I stuck my finger through my palm and had a "WTF, I'm dreaming" moment. The location and scenery kept changing. I had only a little control over what was going on. I was able to conjure up a few locations at will such as my bathroom, in order to look in the mirror. When I looked in the mirror I expected something weird, but nothing was that strange, at first. Just my ugly mug staring back. My eyes sorta bulged out, then the mirror twisted or something, I can't really explain it.

    I thought I had lucid dreams prior to this experience, but it was obvious at this point that this was the real deal.

    I found it strange that there were no other people in my dream. Just me. Well, sorta. I saw the back of this girls head walking out the bathroom when I was looking in the mirror (brunette...shoulder length hair, maybe white girl*) but she was only there for an instant. She didn't remind me of anyone.

    More happened, but I don't know how interesting it would be to write down.

    At any rate, the inside of my mind is a strange, strange place.

    Also, I found it cool that I could "taste" peanut butter or feel heat. Or that I was aware and thinking about that my body was actually laying down sideways in my bed while all this was happening.

    *If you've seen a maybe white brunette, call the police. I never invited her into my bathroom.
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    This thread is also lacking a definition of lucid dream, so for clarification, a lucid dream is:

    Having a dream that, while in the midst of having the dream, you become aware of the fact you are dreaming. It is not just remembering a dream. Typically associated with the ability to conjure up certain things at will, fly, etc.
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    Yes mirrors! I always look distorted and have a weird haircolour. Often, I am topless and have messed up boobs, too.

    Once, I had a lucid dream about having Giselle Bundchen's boobs. I was at some weird campsite/family reunion type thing (someone else's family) and I decided to go topless since I had such a great rack. It was weird. But fun.
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    I have never had a lucid dream. I have only had one brief occurrence where I was able to think a little on my own for a short period. But it passed.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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