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No. 1 [Reply]

/dr/ is a place to discuss night and day dreams.


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No. 1058 [Reply]

Post famous dreams in history that influenced the world
While you can post famous dreams from the ancient times that were mostly religious, I suggest we stick to modern dreams that influenced the world in one way or another.

Starting with a classic:
Friedrich August Kekulé 7 September 1829 – 13 July 1896 was a German organic chemist. From the 1850s until his death, Kekulé was one of the most prominent chemists in Europe, especially in theoretical chemistry. He was the principal founder of the theory of chemical structure and in particular the Kekulé structure of benzene.

What he dreamed about?
he new understanding of benzene, and hence of all aromatic compounds, proved to be so important for both pure and applied chemistry after 1865 that in 1890 the German Chemical Society organized an elaborate appreciation in Kekulé's honor, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of his first benzene paper. Here Kekulé spoke of the creation of the theory. He said that he had discovered the ring shape of the benzene molecule after having a reverie or day-dream of a snake seizing its own tail (this is an ancient symbol known as the ouroboros) This is likely an example of the exercise of a particular imaginative state, involving homospatial and janusian processes, followed by stepwise logical thinking.

His dream influenced Chemistry world so much. What I really like about this story is how in modern world unlike the ancient times, the dream possess no truth or practical value in the eye of modern man and yet he his dream was a milestone in chemistry. Not to mention the Image of ouroboros (A mythical creature) in association to science is pretty cool.

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No.1060

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, being one of my favorite poets of all time, and one of the most famous, actually dreamed a mythical vision after using drugs(opium). During that surreal visions he made up an entire poem (Named Kubla Khan) in his mind and upon waking up from that state, he immediately started writing it down. While he was busy composing the poem, a person from Porlock (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_from_Porlock) interrupted him, making him to lose the grasp on the poem. After returning from that interruption he couldn't finish the poem. When John Livingston Lowes taught the poem, he told his students "If there is any man in the history of literature who should be hanged, drawn, and quartered, it is the man on business from Porlock."

What I really love about this poem, apart from the description of those mythical visions which STC put in to words masterfully, is the last part of the poem where I believe is a reference to the process of losing the visions of that dream. A regret, an ode to a lost memory, a deep nostalgia that forgot. Something we can all relate to.

(the last part of the poem):

A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me
That with music loud and long,
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No.1061

I'm too lazy to write all this so watch this part, it's about Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and the unconscious.

at 26:49



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No. 908 [Reply]

Sometimes when you're sleeping and you feel/hear something your brain makes it apart of your dream, ex your alarm clock goes off and your dream incorporates the noise into your fantasies.

Have you ever experienced this? If so what happened?
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No.1010

Ever since I started sleeping differently, (Sleeping on the side while hugging a pillow, chest to between legs) I have more intimate dreams. Not really sexual kind of intimate, but dreams were I interact more with my subjects. Hugging, for example, is a bit more common in my dreams.

No.1032

I had a dream that my karate teacher was saying something. When I opened one eye, I saw my mom talking on the phone and realized that what my karate teacher was saying was actually what my mom was saying. I could still see him talking with my other eye, until I opened it.

No.1036

This happens to me a lot, but it usually happens when I have music or a stream playing on my phone from when I went to sleep. It isn't something I enjoy most of the time which wakes me up; the media drifts from where it started for one reason or another.

No.1043

Once dreamt my feet were stuck in a meat grinder, and I was strugging to get them out. When I eventually woke up, my cat was playing with my feet.

No.1057

>>908
When I was in high school I would sleep in class, but like a light half-sleep, I was awake but floating away. Hard to describe. The teacher's words would combine with the dream and new meanings would be given to the words. It's incredibly hard to describe but its like the process of hearing words and interpreting their meaning was parsed through dream logic. It would rearrange the meanings of sentences into new meanings, often with meanings personal to me, like the dream was communicating via the words of others. It was so strange. It was some of the best dreaming I've ever had, I really miss it. Also interestingly I did really well in that class because I think I still absorbed the information really well, maybe even better because I was closely analyzing it. Whenever he would wake me and ask me a question I would get it right lol.



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No. 1055 [Reply]

I dreamed that I had a bb gun shootout with my frens against the nonfrens.

No.1056

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sounds awesome anon



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No. 87 [Reply]

Subject says it all!

I had a strange one recently, though most of my dreams aren't at all based in common reality, this one stood out not only because it felt like I was in a situation that could happen (in non-dream standards, mind you), but I was also me at an age of I think around 12-13. It also featured my little sister, around the age of 7 or 8 (her current age).

Basically what happens is that our mother who I can only assume is the last surviving of her family dies, and we were left to go live with our older adoptive sister. This is all assumed, as in this is kind of the context I was feeling while in the dream, why things were happening, why I was there. Our older adoptive sister was an anthropomorphic possum though she didn't dress the same way I believe it was based on the main character from a webcomic called 'habits' or 'clementine' as some call it on vice because she was basically homeless. We walked around a downtown area of a medium sized city as she would drink alcohol and flip off cars that passed us by, edging us on to do so with her. I would, but my little sister wouldn't. Then she bought us slushies, poured alcohol into mine and I got drunk with her while my little sister just drank a normal slushy, after that I woke up.

I liked it, felt like I was having fun in the dream in the innocent way a kid at that age would despite the shitty situation.
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No.1035

>>1033
hey, its not cool to leak the plot of the next saw movie, the writers worked hard on it :(

No.1038

I watched the anime "Erased" (the whole thing) right before bed last night and my dreams were not good afterwards lol. Kayo-chan…

No.1044

Had a dream I made an imageboard with only two boards, one dedicated to homemade game controllers that looked like miniature DDR dance pads which were made to be alternate controllers for various consoles and the other one was for 3D anime porn.

No.1045

For years I've been having dreams where I explored houses. They are all pretty much the same dream but with different houses. Some of them were creepy, but sometimes I found cool stuff. Does anyone know what it could mean?

No.1054

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I dream very often about zombies and the undead. The dreams aren't nightmares and I genuinely enjoy them when I do have them. Theres this weird comfort of a.) having an identifiable threat and b.) being safe while everything collapses around me.

I distinctly remember seeing woody harrelson looking for a twinkie in the way that he would in zombieland, and I helped him look for a little bit, but not too long because I had to worry about my own survival.

I ended up holing up in a random apartment come nightfall with my (late irl) mother and my brother. A zombie had gotten in while we were beginning to make the place habitable and I had stabbed it in the temple with a knife. Usually in my dreams blood is muted or just not thought about, but the zombie fell out of sight, but I could see splashes of this vibrant, luminous red blood on the floor.

We closed up the apartment building, and me and my family talked for a while. My brother was really emotional about the apocalypse but I was unaffected. I found a wooden table, and I began to scratch in the words "we survived outbreak day: 8/20/21" but I woke up as soon I started on the second word.

My alarm is Bizarre Love Triangle from New Order, and its a favorite song of mine that often punctuated/soundtracked my dream



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No. 1052 [Reply]

I spent years studying math and physics, and training my mind to be rational, always picking thoughts that are true over comforting thoughts. Now my subconscious has been trained as well. I can deduce when I'm dreaming and either wake up or lucid dream. But my subconscious is tricking me into staying asleep and unconscious by making my dreams fit how I consciously understand reality to be. No more weird or surreal dreams.

Anyone else?

No.1053

>>1052
schedule some weird surreal sounds to play out loud towards the end of your sleep (just barely loud enough as to not wake you up)



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No. 1048 [Reply]

I heard somewhere that drinking half a cup of water before sleep makes you remember your dreams, but it only worked sometimes for me. Any tips for remembering dreams?

No.1049

>>1048
create a habit of thinking about dreaming as you fall asleep and a habit of writing them down when you wake up

No.1050

i heard zinc makes dreams more vivid. i take a mutlivitamin every night before bed and it seems to be working. you should also keep a dream journal and write something in it as soon as you wake up. even if all you write "do not remember so you get in the habit.



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No. 1046 [Reply]

Is it normal to dream almost every single night? I've never remebered dreams so often than these past weeks. Weirdest part is that I sometimes dream about the same places.

No.1047

i'm told everyone dreams every single night unless their sleep is interupted. remembering dreams is a skill that can be trained.



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No. 433 [Reply]

A.K.A: Share your blogpost about a nightmare you've had.

Lemme star by talking about mine, which for some reason, always seem to be disjointed for some reason. Had these yesterday.

First nightmare was me having a conversation to this sort of cockroach with human, slanted eyes with a mouth (kind of similar to David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch), about dissecting a human corpse, which was on a tiny table and was only a torso with a couple of organs with it's head and one arm cut off. As i was doing the operation, the cockroach thing kept talking to me about some non-sense i forgot, while blood kept spurting on my hands inside the human corpse's carcass.

Second one was me starting at the bottom of a sterile, white staircase (which i suppose was a hospital?), which had a backdoor of some sort. When i opened it, there was a large city road that had two groups of crowded people in different sides, arguing about some religion thing; one dude that was from the left side of the street, which was somebody i personally knew, started to fight with the other group which was on the right. Hugged him in an attempt to restrain him from getting his shit fucked by the mob of angry people, and pulled him inside the (what i suppose is) hospital's backdoor and locked it. He was lying unconscious on the floor, as i hopelessly tried to wake him up.
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No.997

>>996
>multiple nightmares every night
try prazosin

No.998

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Just had a super freaky nightmare bros.

A group of hackers at my school decided that they were going to start fucking with me. For some reason in my dream Telegram and Twitter were basically the same app. But they like sent me a follow/friend request and thats when something felt wrong. I could hear them typing in shit and taking control of my screens and looking through all my stuff.

My twitter is safe but my tele is not. I ERP as a furry character sometimes and I have a lot of weird kinks, but these hackers were in my telegram account and laughing at everything. Nowhere in the dream did it confirm that they were sending it to my friends family and school mates but I knew that they were.

While they were doing this I hoped I still had time so I dug through the web app to try to find a place to report that I was being hacked and the page that it took me to was a fucking FBI pdf form you had to fill out that was a dozen pages long and it was time sensitive so I gave up and tried to find another way to get them out of the app.

Near the end of the dream I was just freaking out about how my reputation was ruined and everyone was gonna know about all my crazy shit and I'm never gonna have another chance with my ex because she'll know and all this stuff. Basically felt like my life was over.

I woke up and my heart was pounding. I like never have nightmares…

No.1016

everytime i talk about this i get embarrassed and take it down. tw for csa/rape
alright, i had some sexual things done to me as a kid by another kid, a family member, who didnt really know what they were doing and learnt it from someone else. it's really fucked me up in the years past, but im doing a lot better now. still, i keep having dreams where family members, even those who have never done anything of the sort to ANYBODY (much less me) try to rape me, mainly my dad. they're so distressing and i wake up feeling sick. its hard to face him afterwards.
on a slightly lighter note, i have those weird teeth falling out dreams and man, the feeling of chewing with just gums is gross, even just in a dream. i hope i never feel it in real life. now i gotta grind my teeth just to remind myself they're there. people say that means your life feels out of control, but i just..have them randomly? even when i feel okay? i watch a lot of horror so it probably has to do with that.

No.1017

Dream 1: Dream took place in a small beachside town with a friend of mine who had kidnapped and was torturing a small dog (one of those things you just know in dreams). Some sort of festival with sparse groups of people just standing in a field with dry, trampled summer grass. My friend starts to sing, forcibly mingling his voice with a group of festival NPCs. I can see the ocean down below. Looks like an upside down greenish glass bowl. It's rounded at the edges. it looked kinda like the logo of some corporate artstyle bubble big tech company. the song started to become darker. I looked at the sky and it was night. the sky looked expansive and at first I thought there were no stars, but I could see little ones lurking under the night. they looked like little holes or pockmarks and they terrified me. the sky flashed a kinda orange-pink several times, which informed me there was going to be a tsunami. the sky was black again and the sea started to move like a snake. this was where I woke up.

Dream 2: a fever dream I had when I was 9 with a "towel grabbing contest." still remember this because it was the most terrifying dream I'd ever happened. what happened is I grabbed too much of the red towel. woke up screaming and vomiting.

Dream 3: Vast field of wheat that stretched forever in 3 directions. 4th direction has a kinda fairytale twisted mess of a forest set up on a hill. Low conifers mostly with enough mangled branches to make one big tree mat. Almost oppressively blue sky. I'm half aware I'm dreaming and I feel like I'm trapped in an old movie with a kinda technicolor system- I'd just seen wizard of oz with my little cousin the night before. little cabin appeared to me, at first far away. broken windows, cobwebs, peeling paint. something was deeply wrong in the house.there was a kinda primordial fear attached to it. I had no choice but to walk towards it, fear increasing every step I took. when I reached it, I looked inside, felt a sort of intense vertigo fear, woke up.

No.1040

I was on a sidewalk, going home, and I was carrying some coconuts.

There was a group of 5 girls who were going in the same direction and were laughing at me. I changed my route to avoid them but they came after me. I asked one of them "do I know you?" and they just kept talking like we have known each other forever.

I took one coconut and threw it at her, it pushed into traffic and she was run over by a car. No one reacted, I just heard whispers from the other girls. I threw another coconut at another girl, same result. They started to walk faster, and I think they were going to the police.

I went to the train station and took the first train lol.



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No. 1027 [Reply]

do weighted blankets effect your dreams? in what way?

No.1029

>>1027
i believe they facilitate good REM sleep, which usually leads to crazier dreams in general. i call mine my nightmare blanket lol

No.1030

>>1029
Damn, i don't think i'll get one if it intensifies your nightmares lol

No.1037

>>1027
I got one (two actually) as a christmas gift last year, and I thought I'd hate the extra blanket in the warmer months but I love the extra weight more.
I haven't noticed any distinct differences while I've been asleep, I mostly like the feeling of my bedsheets settling closer to my body when I rustle around.



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