Dream logic is at times very strange
September 6, 2016 9:28pm CST
This is an example of a lucid dream that I had last night-I am stressing, this was a lucid dream where I had awareness that I was dreaming, and could manipulate the dream. I dreamt that I was in a Gilligans Island scene, and I could choose who I wanted to be on the island with me. In the dream I created a large house-but as the dream went on I had noticed that it was poorly constructed and I feared the wind may blow it down...a rational thought, yes? Sometimes houses are poorly constructed, and tornado's do destroy them, yes? But then I "realized" that the house was 100 years old, and nothing like that had ever happened to it...and then I felt better and more confident about it. Odd logic, yes? That I had built a house which was 100 years old-when I am in fact much younger then 100-and in the dream, even fully lucid, the thought seemed completely rational. When I woke up I laughed at it-yet in the dream, I didn't question it. Sleep researchers have long ago stated that the parts of our brains which are active during sleep, well, they are not active in the same manner when we are asleep... That in reality is possibly what makes lucidity a challenge for most ppl...we're trying to apply brain functions and thinking habits which we have when we are awake...and the reality is, when we are sleeping, though there still is brain function, we're simply not playing with a full deck (so to speak). Alas, if the 100 year old house I had created blew down...I could have used my "power" to create another mansion...or make the wind calm down in the first place...yet that thought had not occured to me at all.
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7 Sep 16
I inaccurately said "dream logic", and would have better put it as the logic which one often applies when dreaming. Your statement is interesting, and since the reality is that not even psychologists or neurologists agree on meaning or function of them, how does one authoratitivly define what a dream is supposed to be?