Friday, February 26, 2010


A month or so ago I watched David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. I've always been fascinated by the dream world, but that movie really pointed out just how fucked up dreams can be sometimes. 

A couple nights ago I had one of the most horribly vivid dreams.  

It started off with me and some friends playing around with samurai swords.  A friend and I were pretending to fight each other, but he accidentally decapitated me and sliced my torso away from my bottom half so I was lying on the ground in three pieces. I was begging people to help me and I thought that I needed a doctor, but no one seemed to really think it was that big of a deal. Eventually they put me back together, but throughout the rest of my dream I had problems with my head falling of my shoulders.  Every time my head fell off I felt this cold achy sensation in my neck.  I never made it to the doctor. The most interesting part was that I wasn't really bleeding. It wasn't THAT  gory actually. Just miserable.

This morning I had a lucid dream.

That was fun... I didn't notice I was dreaming until about halfway through the dream.. but when I came to the realization, I changed the whole plot to the dream and time travelled and brought people back from the dead.  I love lucid dreaming.

There's not really a point to this post besides me stating that I love dreams and hearing about dreams... even when they're more like nightmares.


  1. A guy on Iowa Public Radio the other day came in and talked about dreams. He told me that he trained himself to lucid dream by holding his hands in front of his face before he went to sleep and repeated "Tonight, in my dreams, I will see these hands in front of my face and I will know I am dreaming." It took three nights of doing that before he was able to pull it off and now he has lucid dreams all the time.

    Thought that was cool.

  2. That's awesome! I'm going to try that one out... I have a lucid dream every few months but it's never a planned event.

  3. If you go out of your way to do something every day, like looking at your left hand and thinking about how you're awake, eventually you'll do it in your dream, and it should tip you off.

    Dreams are pretty nutso.