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Text that you've read in dreams?

Discussion in 'The Dreamscape' started by Electric Bone Flute, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Troubadour

    They say that some people can't read in dreams. Can't relate. Last night I dreamt that I saw a nonexistent Protestant Bible translation, with lines so severely garbled, like a Google Translate twelve-way round robin, that I couldn't tell what the originals were meant to be. I saw bullet points of quotes from it; things like “pray to the Jewish computer god” and something about female photographers.
    What have you read in a dream?
  2. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

    Occasionally book titles. Usually, I get the 'sense' of what the text is about without actually reading it, which prompted a few 'oh, wow!' moments.

    Standout here is the rare dream that takes place in a huge library, the vast majority of the books being biographies in light blue or green binders. Annoyingly, entire aisles - sections - are 'gated off' and not accessible. Once or twice I got in trouble with the librarians by reading over peoples shoulders - partly grasping a small section of a text.
  3. Malik

    Malik Auror

    I can read in my dreams, but it changes the second time I read it.

    I talked about this on here before, but the Army gave me a pretty stout and consistent dose of mefloquine a few wars ago, an anti-malarial which attacks the brain fairly aggressively and causes permanent damage. The upshot of this is that I now have dreams so completely real and so long (lasting for what feel like weeks, sometimes, only to wake up and find that twenty minutes have passed) that I could be having one right now. The only reason I know I'm not--and this is my reality check / "tell"--is that when I read something twice (which I just did, literally, to make sure), it's the same both times. So, I don't remember anything I read in my dreams, because I'm always re-reading anything I see to check where I am.

    And yes, no shit, I go through life like this, all day, every day. Hundreds of thousands of vets do. Can you believe they still let us handle firearms?
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  4. Demesnedenoir

    Demesnedenoir Istar

    When I was memorizing the first page or two of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in college, I distinctly remember reading that friggin’ thing in my sleep. In general, I’m too busy with weird shit to read (much like real life, only weirder). I know I’ve read signs and smaller chunks of text, but other than that, nothing really sticks out. While I can’t relate to Malik’s tale in whole, what little I’ve read doesn’t stay the same, not even Chaucer or signs. I was looking to find something once in some city, reading street signs, and they’d just change from one moment to the next. As you might guess, I never found my destination.
  5. Thea__

    Thea__ Acolyte

    Oooh. I remember a dream I had where I was in middle school again and I had to read something in front of class. Lol. Everything was in another language.
    Otherwise? No, I don't think I ever read anything in my dreams.
  6. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Troubadour

    That reminds me of a minor-nightmare (it wasn't heart pounding but it was a bit of a fright) when I woke up and didn't know English, only Hebrew.
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  7. WooHooMan

    WooHooMan Auror

    Apparently, you don't technically read in dreams. You just see random symbols and just kind of know what they are meant to say.

    Last night, I had a dream where I read the name "Thomas Michael Faulus". I tried googling the name but, even though I knew how the name was supposed to be pronounce, I didn't know how to spell it despite reading it in the dream. I had to try googling multiple variations on the spelling.
  8. sehsphare

    sehsphare Dreamer

    Just signposts. I tried really hard to think of a dream in which I was reading something but I can't. I am usually either moving, observing, or lost. Those are most of the dreams I can remember. I've only actually been an active participant in a few dreams that I've had. I'm usually just seeing something.
  9. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Troubadour

    I recently saw a certain reverb pedal that I won't name here in a dream, and it appears that I read the large name on the pedal, but none of the labels of the parameter knobs. Then again, given the angle that I was looking at it at, I wouldn't have anyway.

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