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No. 643 [Reply]

I once had a dream that was really vivid. In it I was in love with a classmate that I hadn't seen in several years. I never spent much time thinking about her back then but did think she was kind of cute I guess.

Waking up from the dream it was like my body had sent out the actual "love-chemicals" that you get when you fall in love with someone for real. For the rest of the day I stalked her on facebook and couldn't stop thinking about how bizarre it all was, that the feeling of love didn't go away after waking up. The feeling did eventually pass towards the end of the day.

Anyone ever had something similar happen to them?

No.652

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>>643
Ugh… Last week I dreamt about getting married with my ex-girlfriend (the only gf I ever had), I don't know why, I don't even like her that much (not even like her anymore), we haven't spoke since we broke, we haven't see each other since then, I don't hate her, but she was a completely slut.
Anyway I felt weird, it wasn't a happy dream, but it wasn't a sad dream either, I was a dream were my ex-girlfriend pushed me to get married, for no reason. I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean anything but I felt kinda awkward after that.

No.683

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>>643
Oh boy, do I ever know this feel. I once dreamed about a girl who I'd never seen before. I don't even remember what she looked like, I just remember the feeling of having her by my side. It made me want to get a gf, but of course I still haven't gotten around to it.

No.714

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yes ;;; usually remember past lovers in idyllic circumstances in dreams… then feel 'off' after waking, sometimes having to fight the urge to get back in touch with them for days

No.858

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I used to have dreams like this more often, but I'm kind of scared since I havent seen anyone irl in so long, and even my dreams recently have all been about starting some job again…



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No. 855 [Reply]

A few mouths ago i had a dream that was so fantastic that i had to wrote it, i originally wrote in portuguese (my native language) so i could remember it (not necessary because i still remember everything) i translated it using google (so it's problably fucked up) anyway here it is what i wrote the morning after the dream:

(Its on the image because i think you cant post big texts)

No.856

>>855
Sounds wonderful anon. You’ve painted a picture



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No. 101 [Reply]

Is your dream journal a digital one (IE a txt file) or a real journal? Do you write in it right when you wake up?

I use a text file and keep it open, since I immediately jump on my computer in the morning anyways.
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No.237

>>101
I am a traditional guy, i draw quite a lot (and haven't improved for a while ;_;) and first thing is trying to draw what i saw and at the same time write what happened, if the process was entirely digital until my pc boots, then photoshop loads and i plug in my tablet it would be all gone

No.254

>>101
Sometimes I remember my dreams enough to write them down, but I usually don't. At the moment I'm working on a comic based on my most recent dream. Since I'm a fairly shit artist, this'll be the first story idea that I actually make into a comic… I hope I manage it.

No.256

Damn OP, you're reminding me of my dream diary which I abandoned last year. I was really detailed with my entries and I was able to better remember my dreams as a result.

But then I got hung up over a single detail and I put it off because I'm lazy but refused to do any more entries until I perfected the original because I'm a perfectionist.

And os my diary is undone

No.836

Apologies for bumping such an old thread.

My dream journal is a digital one, a phrase or so that describes the dream. I haven't found the time to write a proper dream journal yet, but I should. Anyone found it intriguing how easy for it for dream events to be forgotten? Personally, I found that the feelings/emotions associated with such dreams can last longer.

No.838

>>836
I find that physically writing down your dreams increase your ability to recall them. I still remember parts/images of dreams from 10 years ago that I'm 100% sure I wouldn't have remembered. Something about the act of writing out each line to make up each letter.



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No. 802 [Reply]

Have you guys ever met someone you look up to in a dream?

>get up

>look at table
>it's jordan peterson
>dimly aware that i'm dreaming but mostly stoked he's just there
>he smiles
>cut to another dream where i'm telling people about a dream i had where i met jordan peterson

Dreams are confusing.
Pic related (it's him)
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No.806

>>803
I had a torture nightmare about Josef Mengele when I learned about him in school years ago

No.807

>>806 >>803

guys i did not make this tread for nazi related dreams i dont like where this is going

No.812

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>>803
>I met Adolf Hitler in a dream once.
Wait, you too? I actually had this dream once too, I'm pretty sure I wrote it in the dream general thread. Basically Hitler resurrected, and was giving a speech in a college about the evil jews and stuff, but nobody wanted to hear him, I spoke with him and asked him to tell me the truth about the joows.

I'm not kidding, that was my dream.

No.813

>>812
based

No.814

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>>813
Based on what?



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No. 785 [Reply]

I've been really into reading other peoples dreams, as well as my own, and i've been into it ever since i was a kid.
Are there any dream journal-esque books you guys recommend or do you know where i can buy other people's dream journals?

No.786

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I can't offer too much but your Image reminded me that the PSX game LSD dream emulator came with a sample of the creator's dream diary. I believe it was translated into English by fans a while back.

IIRC several famous artists like kafka and dali noted down their dreams in their diaries to use as reference. But I don't know if those materials were ever reprinted or if they only exist in private collections. Wikipedia has this list of dream diaries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dream_diaries) but I don't know how complete it is, and some may not be translated or easy to find.

Other than that I don't really know how many dream diaries have been published in the mainstream though you can often find people's dreams on lucid dreaming forums and such. Also on chans like 420 chan has a dream board and at least one big thread recounting dreams, there's a dream thread on tohno's /ot/, uboachan has an old dream thread. There are probably others too. You might also want to search for old dream related blogspots and livejournals on google by restricting the search to those domains eg. Site:*blogspot.com "dream" "Diary"|"Journal"(don't know if google still uses those operators so you might have to change things to get it to work).

If you want dream-like fiction you should check out short stories like those of Jorge Luis Borges, Kafka, and even plays like those of Samuel Beckett and other early absurdists and surrealists.

Sorry if none of that was what you wanted OP. Hopefully someone more informed than I will come along.

No.787

>>786
this gave me more insight on LSD. yes i;ve heard of it but thanks anyway

No.810

A lot of the textboards have a dedicated dream thread. They aren't journals, since everyone is posting, but you can still read them.

http://4-ch.net/dqn/kareha.pl/1325709552/
http://afternoon.dynu.com/read/1545873164



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No. 756 [Reply]

Recommend media about dreams or that have a very dreamy feel.
Starting with an easy one, David Lynch's work deals with dreams a lot, particulary Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive.

No.757

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Yume Nikki.

No.758

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Don't mind me, just listing some books dealing with my favorite topic of all time:
>your own dream diary
>Traumnovelle by Schnitzler
>La vida es sueño by Barca
>Ett drömspel by Strindberg
>Works by Borges (in german there is an anthology by him dealing with dreams in myths and other scriptures called Buch der Träume. I was unable to find an english one)
>not necessarily dreams but Murakami is very dreamlike in Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood
>Lovecraft has many tales about dreams
>so does Thomas Ligotti
>there is a short book detailing the dreams of oppressed groups during the nazi regime in germany but I can't remember

And finally, the dreamers bible
>Man and his Symbols by C.G. Jung

No.759

>>758
cute gif

No.781

>>758
You seem pretty well read. I'll definitely check out that Carl Jung.

No.782

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>>781
Thank you but I'm not at all. I haven't read in quite a while and I need to get back into the habit.



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No. 672 [Reply]

i keep dreaming about being raped by grotesque middle aged women (been happening for past 1.5-2 weeks)
they arent particularly violent but im incapable of movement and resistance nonetheless and i wake up feeling nauseated and miserable how do i fix it
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No.675

Sounds terrifying, but I have to assume that it means your subconscious is trying to tell you something. If you sit and dedicate 10 minutes to writing stream-of-consciousness style, you may come up with something that can serve as a clue in finding out what the dreams mean to you

No.676

I get you anon, the only thing I dream about is my childhood sexual abuse. So far, I haven't found a way to fix it.

No.677

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If my armchair education of dream psychoanalysis means anything than I'd suggest you to examine your behavior towards women around you and your history with them.
If you happen to be very shy and have little to do with the other sex besides pornography, then it might warp your idea of women and this idea might have gotten through in your dreams.
(Sorry if this sounds like an accusation, it's not meant as offense, I'm just speculating.)

Wish you good dreams.

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No.707

That sounds like the hag. You are being attacked by an evil spirit. You need to burn sage and bless your home. If you cant, ask the local priest.



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No. 692 [Reply]

I'm tired of waking up inside the nightmare again and again. During the night there are up to 10 such cycles. Did anyone have something like that?

No.693

do you mean waking up from a nightmare? I usually turn on the light and stare at the ceiling until i get sleepy again and go to bed. kinda wasteful since it takes about an hour each time, and I usually wake up feeling like shit anyways

No.694

>>693
No, I mean waking up in another nightmare. I think I woke up, but still sleep.
What are your nightmares?

No.695

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That happened to me once, a while ago. I kept waking and waking up in my dream(s) to the point that I screamed "I am stuck in between dimensions help me." After waking up irl I had to check if I was still in a dream. I actually enjoyed it. I love colorful calm dreams but nightmares are also welcome.

No.697

>>694
I can't say that I've ever woken up inside a nightmare multiple times. I've had false awakenings before, but those were always very mundane.
A nightmare that really stood out to me was one I had when I was about 15 or so, when my room was next to my sister's room. I dreamt that she was some kinda cannibal necromancer that had killed my entire family and cut them into pieces arranged around her room, and reanimated or kept them animated. Then she spread her legs and there was nothing there except clear plastic piping like you'd find in your plumbing or something. There was just such a sense of disgust I had when I woke up that I wanted to puke. I could smell the viscera and gore and feel it in my hands, see it squirming and gasping. I have a feeling it really messed up my psyche because now I have very involved dreams about my sister and death

No.704

I get in little loops, but it's never a big deal. Just falling asleep inside a dream and waking up on different "layers." If it gets really confusing, sometimes I end up thinking I'm in the real world and end up living for months or even years, and make relationships and learn and grow and all that, but then I wake up for real and only 10 real minutes have passed. It's discombobulating.



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No. 665 [Reply]

I've been noticing recurring locations in my dreams lately. Being able to recognize them has helped me go lucid a few times. I wonder if it's worth trying to map them out? Here's some of the more common/familiar ones.
>the neighborhood I grew up in the dead of night, but all the trees have glowing purple flowers on them. When I can lucid dream in this place, flying is very difficult. I always feel like I'm being pulled downwards by my ankles. It's like I can jump very high and drift around, but not actually fly. I'm sure you know the feeling.
>A wide, fast-moving river with cottonwoods on the banks. I always start at the same place, but there's always something new downstream. I also tend to lose lucidity as I drift downstream. I usually end up in a canoe. This location is rather unique in that I always remember how I physically traveled to it; either I was running through the forest when I came to a tributary, or I was going on a trip with my old boy scout troop, or something like that. The sky is usually bright, but overcast with stratus clouds.
>A two-lane road on the side of a mountain. On one side is the steep slope rising up, on the other side is a beautiful, wide green valley. The sun is always incredibly bright here and directly overhead. There's something very captivating and beautiful about the simple blueness of the sky, there's never a cloud. There's a little patch of grass on the side of the road with a big rock on it. I often park my car there and just lay down in the grass and just stare up at the sky. Once I got to see the sunset there, and it remains as one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
Do you folks have recurring locations in your dreams? What are they like, do they mean anything?

No.670

Most recurring locations I see tend to be places I go to irl: my house, my school, ect.
Sometimes I have dreams in the same place with the same people, but with a different event occuring

No.671

The only specific one that comes to mind is my workplace. I've had two or three dreams where I spend the night there for some reason, and even have my own bed. I've had many dreams where I go shopping in different stores and malls.



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No. 580 [Reply]

Does anyone here know if it is possible to induce a nightmare? (Preferably a natural method without any drugs or stuff like that)

I'm pretty bored I guess, I don't really experience anything in my life I just live in my room and I want to experience things you know? My life is so mundane, I don't even remember what fear feels like anymore.
I havn't had one in over 10 years I'd say.
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No.612

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wew it finally happened

I had fallen asleep on the couch after just having finished the 2001 cowboy bebop movie (It started out well enough but fell off towards the middle. overall I wouldn't recommend it) and some ice cream.

the dream took place in my house at night very dark, only a dim light was on in my kitchen which is where I was. I need to explain something really quick, IRL there is a facility relatively close to my home that works on airplane engines and when they test them you can here it for miles. It basically sounds like a normal airplane passing overhead but kinda different, its more rhythmic and it goes on for hours. It used to scare me as a child because I didn't know what it was.

So in the dream this sound was going but it was much much louder than it is in reality. I was a little on edge because of this and one of my dogs was also visibly frightened. My other dog was not present in the dream. The sound got louder and louder and now it sounded like a lawnmower was right outside my house. So that made me think there was someone mowing my lawn right out the window in front of me. I ducked down behind the kitchen counter so that he wouldn't be able to see me. I suddenly had a cup of boiling water in my hand to use to splash on him if he came in. I thought about going to get my gun but I didn't want to move and be seen.

Then I had a thought this man capturing me and my brother and brutally torturing us. We were tied up and hanging from a tree and he had those giant tree branch clippers and was cutting off our limbs. This scene was somewhat disturbing and gruesome but was not the nightmare part.

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>>612 (Continued)

Then I was back in the kitchen. The sound had moved off so I stood up to peek out the window and in the corner of the room, near the window where my dog was laying in his bed before, there was an 8-10 foot silhouette of a very muscular humanoid demon with wings and horns. It looked kinda like the included image but 1000x scarier. Also its wings were folded in not outstretched like the image. As soon as I stood up it started hastily walking towards me and closed the 20 foot distance between us almost instantly. When it got to me it reached it arms out and grabbed me and lifted me up by the neck. I was struggling to breath.

As soon as it got me the dream ended and I was thrown into this sort of semi-conscious limbo state, it was just blank greyness. I thought it was sleep paralysis at first because I couldn't move and kept trying too. I tried opening my eyes but I couldn't and didn't even have a body which led me to realize that it wasn't sleep paralysis but didn't know what it was. I kept struggling and trying to move and eventually it felt like I was moving. Soon after I woke up breathing heavily and trembling. It felt like I was there really long time but in reality it probably wasn't more than a few minutes.
Looking back on it now I guess it was a technically a lucid dream at that point but I just wasn't conscious enough to really take control of things

I hope this was a somewhat coherent read and apologize if it wasn't as I am not very good with my words.

All in all it was an interesting experience and wouldn't mind if it happened to me a bit more often. Obviously I don't want it to happen every night but maybe once a month or so.
Is it strange that I desire this? We humans enjoy a good spooking every now and then- if we didn't the horror genre wouldn't exist correct?

No.615

>>612
>>613
Very coherent, and a good read. I'm glad this finally happened for you. And by the sound of it, it really happened hard lmao. (And the sleep paralysis combo)

Being frightened releases endorphins which make us feel kind of good, alive. Especially for the unstimulated and sedentary, deviation from the norm via a shock really can put things in to perspective.

I hope you have more soon too ;)

No.645

For me, when I wanted nightmares, I got them.
Just make sure you want them, and you'll get them.

No.685

>>580
Scary movies, too much sugar, all the stuff your parents told you to avoid.
I don't get nightmares very often, but they are usually much more vivid than my regular dreams. And even when I do get them, it is even rarer that they will wake me up. I think the scariest dreams are when you attain a slight amount of lucidity, but not enough to gain control. Feeling like you've been pit against your own mind is a very scary feeling. I usually get it when I'm just drifting off.



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