How Do You Feel About Dream Magiq?Posted by WyrdOne on May 19, 2019 at 7:58 am
Okay, so this might be out of the blue, but I’ve been thinking about other fantasies that I read as a kid and one of them called Bone (Amazing graphic novel series, a childhood staple) really explored the concept of prophetic dreams, dream manipulation, and the dreaming eye (Which is like the Third Eye but harder to unlock if you aren’t gifted) and I wanted to know my fellow mountaineers think about the subject in general.
MemberMay 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm
I once did a project on witchcraft for a history class when I was about 13 – ended up inspiring a ton of research into Wicca, Paganism, spells, tarot… and dream interpretation. I remember finding it really interesting! I made a load of notes on symbolism in dreams (e.g. if you dream about your teeth falling out you’re concerned with/worrying over your own mortality). I’m heading back to my parents’ house next weekend, I’ll see if I can dig out those notes if you’re interested?
MemberMay 19, 2019 at 10:13 pm
I’ve always been somewhat interested in learning lucid dreaming, but I worried that I’d mess up my sleeping habits, since nightmares used to keep me awake. I have very vivid and very strange dreams, so I’m not sure I’d want to venture into them. On top of occasional nightmares!
MemberMay 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm
I rarely have nightmares, mostly because my regular dreams are already as weird and frightening as they can get but I guess I’m not able to receive them on the count of my six dreamcatchers.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 3:22 am
I’m 5 hours late but on the topic of dreaming and nightmares, all of my dreams are nightmares or are some sort of foreshadowing.
I’ve had dreams that made the next day feel like deja vu or a slight alteration of the previous day (that was actually a dream) so I often just don’t pay attention to what day it is anymore.
I’d say 98% of my dreams qualify as nightmares. I’ve kind of just learned to either just to get up after words or to try and go back to bed. (this is the reason I’m sometimes on at like 3 am)
Anyway sorry for being late but it intrigued me! I hope everyone has an amazing night!
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 4:24 am
I’ve had deja vu dreams as well. Strangely, they’ve mostly been mudane activities at school but on the occasion, I get the chill and memory recovery in a more exciting place.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 7:07 am
I used to get super vivid dreams – I used to keep a dream journal with them and started writing a novel(? Maybe eventually) based on them. Now I barely have any time in the mornings to note them down before I leave for work, so unfortunately I end up forgetting a lot of the interesting ones
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 7:22 am
I can remember some of my really vivid dreams but only because they stuck out as weird, fun, or frightening though I would forget how they start, I always rememberd how they ended.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm
Dream interpretation or dream prophecy is one thing. What I call conscious dreaming (most people call it lucid but I’ve always disliked that term beacuse its “mainstream”) is another thing.
If you have any experience with “lucid” dreaming, I suggest you read The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda.
Also, if you’d like I can share with you a technique I used to use to bypass sleep and go right in to conscious dreaming.
But, be careful. When dealing in these things you open yourself up or becaome more visible to non-physical beings who may not have your best interests in mind.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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MemberMay 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm
. And unfortunately the technique I used requires that you still need to at least get to the verge of sleep. I noticed back then that if I was extremely tired it was much easier to dream. But back then also, getting that tired was an every day thing as I was an active duty Marine.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 2:49 pm
I feel the need to clarify what I said at the end of my post.
For exapmle, during my active dreaming days, I once had someone, or something, come to me in a dream(a normal dream) and expressed its desire to “swallow my soul”. Then its mouth opened wide and created a vacuum that I had to fight with all my might to crawl out of!
Believe it or not, in reality there is an ongoing spiritual battle for our souls so be careful when dealing with metaphysical or spiritual matters “blindly” or without that awareness.
On that note, there is a way you can don Spriitual Armor to protect yourself, but that is a discussion for another forum because to “use” that specific armor, you must align your beliefs to a certain religion.
MemberMay 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm
Answering the initial question might be easier if there were more specifics surrounding it.
But. I very much believe in the idea of affecting reality through actions taken in dreams. I’m trying to develop my ability to lucid dream, it’s really difficult thus far.
MemberMay 27, 2019 at 11:39 am
Hi everyone! @WyrdOne – great news, I found most of the stuff I was looking for at my parents’ house! I’ve got quite a long list of symbolism in dreams – I can post stuff here in the main thread or PM you if you like?
MemberMay 27, 2019 at 11:52 am
I think it should be available for everyone who loves to dream!
MemberMay 27, 2019 at 12:47 pm
Sounds good to me! I’ll make a start – be prepared for a long list everyone I’ll split it across posts so it’s a bit easier to access…
Certain objects/situations can be said to symbolise other concepts and feelings in your waking life. Perhaps they are things you are hoping for, or perhaps they can reveal something about your own situation that you hadn’t consciously realised. For more information I recommend perusing the Dream Moods Dream Dictionary, as this is by no means a comprehensive list.
- Acorns – strength, durability and growth. Even the smallest ideas can grow into something significant, so try to achieve your goals no matter how minor they may seem at that moment. If you dream about eating acorns/picking them up from the ground it could mean you are about to reap the benefits of your hard work. In spells and rituals acorns can also symbolise fertility.
- Angels – if you dream of angels, there may be a message you have yet to grasp. The message the angels bring will usually guide you towards greater fulfillment and happiness. Is there a person in your life who’s been trying to reach you but so far you’ve ignored them? Get in touch – they might have something important to tell you! Dreaming that you are an angel, dreaming of three angels or of an angel holding a scroll all hold different meanings. I recommend the link above for more insight.
- Apples – apples growing on a tree symbolise knowledge and wisdom. However, they could also be an indicator that you need to take better care of your health. A dream of eating apples often symbolises pleasure, lustful feelings and sexual awareness.
- Arrows – generally represents your goals. However, if you are hit by an arrow it could symbolise a release of tension. Old or broken arrows tend to indicate either disappointments or failed relationships. They could also show that you have changed your mind about a big decision.
- Balloons – much like angels, balloons in your dream can have many interpretations. Particularly big balloons could indicate arrogance and an over-inflated opinion of yourself. If you dream of blowing up a balloon, you are experiencing a renewed hope – in a relationship, a goal, a job etc. However, black balloons (particularly if falling/deflating) can be an indicator of depression.
- Being Barefoot – if you are barefoot in your dream it symbolises that you are carefree and relaxed. However, being barefoot while on a construction site can mean you are unwilling to undertake self-improvement.
- Baskets – things you are holding onto, whether people, objects or emotions. If the basket is full (particularly of fruit), it’s a symbol of abundance and fertility.
- Bats – symbolise uncleanness and annoyances. A single white bat symbolises the death of a family member; a single black bat denotes a catastrophe that more directly affects you.
I’ll carry on shortly!
EDIT: I’ll also try and weave in some of my own experiences, which will hopefully provide a context for some of the symbols. Luckily I used to keep a pretty comprehensive dream diary – who knows, maybe there’ll be things that someone reading this can relate to! Just reading a list of symbols may be a bit abstract and hard to get your head around.
MemberMay 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm
Dream Symbolism – continued
- Bees – loaded with symbolism, so check out the website in the first post of this list! In general, bees denote hard work & industry, and the ‘sweet’ rewards from working hard. Bees also symbolise creativity, harmony and wealth. Though if you’re stung by a bee in your dream, it could mean that you’ve been hurt more deeply than you realise by a remark that someone’s made.
- Birds – again, see the website recommended for further reading. Singing and/or flying birds are positive symbols, indicating soaring hopes and aspirations, joy, love, and a feeling of liberation. Dead/dying birds are symbolic of disappointments and nagging worries.
- Bodies (esp. dead bodies) – could mean you are feeling detached from those around you; a sensation of being emotionally drained. Decomposing bodies are symbolic of a situation you need to move on from – it’s ‘long dead’. (Experience – the last time I had a dream in which there were a lot of dead bodies, I had almost completely isolated myself from my peers at university. I was either locked away doing coursework, or in a complete slump where I couldn’t face socialising or even leaving my room. Not long afterwards I changed the course I was studying, as I eventually recognised it was completely wrong for me.)
- Bodyguard – if you dream of having a bodyguard it indicates you feel in need of protection. You are feeling vulnerable and insecure in some way, or perhaps you are feeling uneasy about a choice or situation in your life. (Experience – I had a bodyguard in the same dream as above. My subconscious was definitely shouting at me to stop studying that course!)
- Books – as you might expect, books symbolise knowledge, information and wisdom. However, they also indicate calmness – slowly & steadily approaching your goals without disruption. Open books indicate your ability to grasp new ideas with ease; closed books could either indicate that your mind itself is closed off to something, or they could represent the allure of a mystery.
- Butterflies – creativity, romance, spirituality, and transformation. Perhaps you are coming round to a new way of thinking, or are undergoing another sort of change. To dream of catching or killing butterflies could mean you are too possessive, or it could indicate that you’re being too superficial in an area of your life.
- Cameras – signifies a desire to hold onto the past. Or, depending on your current circumstances, a camera could indicate that you need more focus. Broken cameras symbolise an unwillingness to see the big picture.
- Camper Vans/Caravan – symbolises the need to move on from a situation that you’re dwelling on; alternatively the desire to be more independent. (Experience – yep, I was living in a camper in that dream I’ve already mentioned twice. My brain was really pulling out all the stops to get me to change my situation… and it was needed. As soon as I quit that university course and enrolled in another, everyone noticed a positive change. And I haven’t looked back!)
Phew! I hope you’re finding this interesting/useful so far ^-^ Feel free to chime in with thoughts/extra notes/your own experiences – I’d love to get more of a discussion going!
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm
I dream every night. When I wake during the night (inevitable now) I immediately fall into a new dream. They can be whimsical and wonderful or mimic everyday life and boring with a twist. I have managed to dream walk at least twice that I can remember.
Nightmares are unpredictable, I had to keep a journal at one point as I was suffering recurring nightmares. There are those that make me wake and I can’t get back to sleep and there are others that try and drag me back under… I haven’t decided which ones scare me the most!
I have also experienced a fear of going to sleep and stayed up all night, not by choice my body just won’t let me.
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm
Lately it seems like I’m only having the kind of bizarre dreams that make me wake up in a fever sweat.
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm
I actually haven’t remembered any of my dreams for years… Tried changing my diet a couple times, different sleeping routines, herbal and otc medicines, and sleep therapy. No dice. So I’m wondering if I even dream at all anymore.
But reading or hearing about dreams that other folks experience is always cool.
And people treat me weird for doing psychedelics. HA!
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm
I have about half a dozen dreams a night, and usually remember details from 1 or 2.
Something I noticed the other morning is a have a phobia in my dreams that I don’t have when awake.
In my dreams I freeze or my stomach drops when presented with (unrealistic) heights.
So approaching a door that is only accessible via a foot wide ledge, or stairs that don’t line up with their landing and having to climb over empty space to get to the top.
It doesn’t wake me, or cause me stress when I wake, the dream progresses, although I rarely remember between the phobia hitting and being the other side of the obstacle.
It’s kind of odd. Any thoughts welcomed.
I’ve tried a couple methods to achieve lucid dreaming. I’ve yet to have any control over the dreams, but it does seem to help me remember the dreams content.
I’d love to be able to perform magiq in my dreams, but I’m fairly certain I first need to master lucid dreaming.
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 10:26 pm
It’s not uncommon for dreams to present fears that don’t actually scare the person in real life. I often have dreams where I have fears that don’t affect me in real life (which is wild since I have a… concerningly long list of phobias) such as becoming terrified of spilling things on other people, or fear of people staring me in the eye for too long, fear of hallucinations etc… It’s an odd thing, but some of my family say they also have dreams with fears their real life counterparts don’t experience, so I suppose it’s probably just the subconscious trying to decide if that’s something worth being scared of or not?
MemberJune 13, 2019 at 10:40 pm
I often have dreams about ghosts and living in a haunted house. While I’m asleep they terrify me, but I’m not scared by ghosts when I’m awake.
MemberJune 14, 2019 at 10:48 am
Okay so apparently I have the ability to see the future in my dreams, let me explain. So last week I had a dream about wrapping packaging tape around my right foot. I’m now currently sat in my living room wrapping packaging tape around my right foot. I only realised the ability due to some da ja vu magiq of remembering that this has happened before but just in a dream.
This isn’t the first time this has happened either, back in 2013 I had a dream about climbing over a wall and seeing a massive obelisk and a sundial garden around it. Fast forward to 2019 and I’m play assassins creed origins and I jump over a wall to find the exact same obelisk and garden from my dream!
MemberJune 14, 2019 at 10:54 am
Does beg the question, why are you wrapping packaging tape round your foot?
On a less o.O note…
Do your prophetic dreams seem any different to normal dreams?
Is it just dejavu of the moment, or do you see anything leading up to it?
MemberJune 14, 2019 at 11:12 am
There is a very good explanation for the packaging tape I have a plaster on the bottom of my foot but non of the wrappings securing it are waterproof. So I had to use packaging tape so I could have a shower
The dreams usually occur just before waking, I’ll be having a “regular dream” and then it’ll switch almost as if someone has changed the channel. The dajavu usually occurs when what I’ve seen happens and it’s not a small dajavu but a knock you over dajavu. I don’t see any events before or after the prophetic dream just a short snap shot
MemberJune 14, 2019 at 11:18 am
So I did some digging and apparently this is called Déjà rêvé and they have absolutely no explanation for it as it’s not a mind trick.
MemberJune 17, 2019 at 4:23 am
I dream more often ’cause of my 6 dream catchers. (It’s a long story) Most of my dreams span from pleasant to weird. They will get very unpleasant if I drop a dream catcher before bed.
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