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Those most Memorable Dreams

Discussion in 'The Dreamscape' started by Sheilawisz, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Perhaps it is one of your ancestors' memories? People on here have talked about having memories that can only come from their grandparents or some other ancestor return to them as dreams. It is fascinating stuff.

    It's also interesting to think about in the context of reincarnation, if you are willing to explore belief in that sort of thing.
     
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  2. I was just about to say, maybe it was a past-life memory.
     
  3. Yeah I think it was probably a past life, apparently I talked about past lives a lot when I was little, so I'm not ruling reincarnation out.
     
  4. CoffeeFlower

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    Yes this is a fair dream and a good base for a novel, though firghtening it seems to be one of those motivating experiences that make us write
     
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  5. CoffeeFlower

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    this is a frightening one but a good base for a novel, sorry for the duplicated content, I´m afraid I posted the previous one in the wrong space
     
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  7. CoffeeFlower

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    Hi from down here, first of all thanks to you all for being here and second...here you are a recent dream I had. It gave me a character that has enriched my stories.

    In my dream I was talking with my mom at the dinning room, she told me something about death and life I can remember, then I see a mom and her daughter, they look like old school anime, very Japanese and stylish, I tell the daughter why flying and she tells me why not. She and her mother then grab each other´s hand and they fly following a winged creature I didn´t recognize but I guess it was a butterfly. then I got back to my room and I´m in my bed. The character gets down thru a skylight just close to my bed. This character is half hominin half frog and he´s wearing a tuxedo and top hat and he has some sort of a gauntlet in his left hand, it is clearly a weapon. he has some sort of a hovering ball in his right hand, He says nothing but it´s firghtening somehow, then I woke up and found this character is the perfect baddie to my world building project. I named him El Tasador de Cristales and you will soon know a bit more about him as depicted in my world building project
     
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  8. Laurence

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    My dreams nearly always follow the theme of some kind of endless drudging battle - usually protecting someone. As I can't punch or use weapons in dreams it's often a case of lifting up and slamming those terrors against the floor over and over for eternity.

    When I was a kid I used to try to wake up as soon as possible. I'd have to kill myself (usually by drowning) to do so, but now I just get on with it.

    Anyone else had anything similar?
     
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  9. Sheilawisz

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    Hello CoffeeFlower and Welcome to the Dreamscape! I am sorry for my very late answer, it's just that I am not as active anymore in this site as I used to be. Also, I have been concentrating my limited keyboard time on writing certain story of mine. Your dream sounds very Fantasy-style, and that villainous character is dark and intriguing.

    Are you a Spanish speaker? That's my native language, you know! =)

    In my dreams, I have killed myself many times and that always results in my transformation into some kind of ghost. Also, in dreams I often use various kinds of weapons and killing people is pretty normal and enjoyable for me in my dream worlds.

    What you experience sounds as a type of dream lucidity, I mean that you somehow know that you are dreaming and you kill yourself in order to wake up. Why drowning? When I commit suicide in dreams, it's often by jumping off a cliff or something like that. Do you swim into a lake or the sea and intentionally dive deep in order to get drowned?

    In my personal experience, lucidity and nightmares are not compatible.
     
  10. Laurence

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    Woo woo! Yeah I've nearly always had a bit of awareness at least once a night - the dreams I remember in the morning anyway. I can't imagine why drowning. It typically involves lying on my back just under the surface of shallow water and often the 'bad guys' manage to drag me out before I wake up. I wouldn't consider these nightmares - I've done it a million times and removed the scare factor. They're more than endless, tiring thrillers now, though they're sometimes pretty sad if I'm protecting someone else.
     
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  11. Ashaxan

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    A long time ago, I had this dream and, a long time ago, I made a painting inspired from it.

    I just arrived. The sky is a calm blue. But not like the one I know. Perhaps not from Earth. Time don't seem to rule this world. The air is soft, caressing my skin and waving my hair. I'm half naked, water to the knees in the middle of a very very quite sea. I walk through this infinite mirror, not deep at all.
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    have no memories. I'm fine. But why am I here? A future is probably waiting for me beyond the horizon, but it is so far away that it fade with the sky, where nothing comes to disturb. No land, no wave, even not the reflection of a cloud but only this huge rock that emerges from its own reflect, out of the water, just in front of me. A proud tree has found refuge on its back and seems to sail towards its destiny.
    I get on board of this unexpected ship, no matters where it goes, at least for one night. But are there nights in this world?
    The light tends to diminish and clouds will not get long to form, I suppose. I'm going to sleep, again, there. I'll see where that gets me.
     
  12. Sheilawisz

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    Hello Ashaxan and Welcome to Mythic Scribes!

    All I can say is that the dream you have described is freaking beautiful, and I would say that it carries some very powerful spiritual meaning in many of its elements and symbols. The fact that you created a painting inspired by this dream is even more interesting, so... can we please get a look at this painting of yours?

    I am thinking right now about the dream-like paintings of the unbelievable Remedios Varo, are you familiar with her works?

    So many of my dreams would make very cool surreal paintings, but sadly my drawing and painting abilities are quite limited. Anyway, I can remember a lot of castles, cities and landscapes that I would love to paint.

    Do you have experience with dream-enhancing foods and substances?
     
  13. Ashaxan

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    Thank you Sheilawisz.
    I didn't know Remedios Varo. Thanks for mentioning her interesting work. It is much more surrealist than mine.
    Personally, I tended to describe my vision as it could be from our 'dimension', as tangible as possible but of course, it isn't. The souvenir of a dream is fuzzy and evanescent by essence, if not, then it is a reality.

    No need of substances, just let it go and catch it. And write it or draw it whilst you you have fresh memories of it. If not, unless it is traumatic, it will be gone forever.
    A lot of castles, cities and landscapes... Oh yes, defenitelly. And exotic worlds and unexpected situations. To a point that it is not dream anymore but imaginary. It is a state of mind. Welcome to the club.

    Anyway, here is the painting I was referring to in my previous post. Years have gone since. I would probably paint it quite differently today, but the composition would be pretty the same.


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  14. Sheilawisz

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    Hello Ashaxan!

    First of all, thank you very much for allowing us to appreciate your unbelievable painting! It really transports me to that world you visited in a dream, since it looks like you managed to remember and paint every detail. The colors are quite magical as well, everything in there feels so peaceful and the reflections on the water are so beautiful too... Very impressive.

    You had a super memorable dream that night!

    Yes, I also believe that certain very special dreams are actually spiritual travels to other worlds and realities. It has happened to me a few times, with the Catalina Dream being the most powerful of them all. I was terrified in that place, and I would definitely paint everything that I saw there if I just could paint as good as you.

    I do write my dreams in a Dreams Journal, it's a very good and useful practice for us Dream Travelers!

    About Remedios Varo: I had the opportunity to see many of her paintings personally, some time ago. I took plenty of pictures of most of them that day, and now that I think about it... I should start a Remedios Varo thread here in Mythic Scribes, why not? I just need to have more time in my hands one of these nights, so I can start to upload and share the photographs.

    The Catalina Dream is still waiting to transform into a new novel of mine, perhaps someday...
     
  15. Ashaxan

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    Hi Sheilawisz,
    sorry for my late reply. I am so busy right now to complete a graphic novel. Actually its theme is based on the dream...
    You had this Catalina Dream, which obviously impressed you. I suppose it is related to a 'emotional' travel you did on the island for real, and your spirit had afterwards to react with. But what else?
    Every time such a thing happen, it raises questions: where do they come from? Resting or rebooting the brain, or some kind of connection with a parallel reality thanks to our disconnection from the mental preoccupations? And, what would be the purpose of them, if there is any? Of course, no answer will occur, but only opinions. A great source of inspiration anyway... My opinion is: catch them if you can and bring them in our reality if they deserve it. It is poetry.
     
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  16. Faye

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    Maybe 10 years ago or so I had a dream that I was in the grocery store, at the checkout counter with one of my older brothers. He and I then were flipped into a alternate reality playing out while our "normal selves" were stuck in space and time. In the alternate reality, we were riding huge dragons, but instead of flying through the air, we were "flying" underwater. We were trying to kill the evil hydra-ish merfolk (think World of Warcraft) who were taking over the city. The city was hanging upside down on these giant under water cliffs (think Avatar the Last Airbender). The time sequence began to speed up as the battle became more intense, to the point where we would spend only a few moement in each reality before getting flipped back.
     
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    I've probably written this before somewhere, but in any case...

    I've had heaps of important dreams that assisted my story telling, but possibly the most intense dream I ever had is as follows:

    As a young adult, I returned to my primary school which was divided into the upper and lower school and separated by a wall and some stairs. In the dream, the two schools were now separated by a deep chasm and a river. We were at assembly, and when it ended, people started straggling off to class, but I remained, in company of some younger children, staring down into the river (about 50 metres below and maybe 50 metres wide).

    All of a sudden a very large shark appeared - about the size of the one in Jaws - and started circling, but I could tell it was watching me with intent. All of a sudden it disappeared, then re-emerged in an explosion of water, trying to jump.

    I watched, mesmerised, as the younger children shrieked with excitement, and the shark continued to jump. Every jump, he got higher until he was coming right out of the water and would plummet back with a huge splash. Higher and higher he jumped until he was level with me - staring at me with his dead black eyes. Then he was higher than me and kept jumping until I could hardly see him he was so high.

    Then, with one last massive leap into the sky, I saw him drift across and knew he was falling right on top of me. I got out of the way and this enormous shark smashed into the asphalt of my school. But rather than be destroyed, he was quite unharmed, and immediately started wriggling towards me. I ran up to the front of the school where the old double entry doors were, but when I got inside it was no longer a school. It was now the main lounge of the bar I used to go to (where bands often played) and it was totally mobbed. I remember the smell of beer and cigarettes as I pushed through the crowd - who parted most reluctantly - but jumped out of the way when they saw the shark wriggling in through the door.

    The crowd stopped me getting away and just as the shark caught me...I found myself sitting up in bed.
     
  18. Eclipse Sovereign

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    My biggest reoccurring dream is of snow.

    It falls like a heavy rain, white and cold. Everything is quiet. Cities are buried. The seas freeze, as snow falls. People drive, then walk, through the drifts, in a desperate search for warmth. From pole to pole, white void engulfs the world.

    And the snow falls still.
     

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