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eMander
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Have any friends who are also interested in lucid dreams?
PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Do you have any friends who also are interested in lucid dreaming?

I have told many people I know about lucid dreaming, and while most of them believe me when I say it is possible, very few are truly interested.

My friend J is pretty interested and has even had some, although she does not know much about them and just about everything she knows about them were told to her by me. She doesn't seem to do any research on them.

Then there is SF. He goes to my school. I don't really know him that well, but one day when I brought EWLD to school, I found he was interested, and had even had some before, although he wasn't THAT interested in them, and I haven't talked to him about them in a long time.

I also used to know SG and M. They weren't so much interested in LDs, but more dreams in general. They liked dreams more for their humor than anything else, though. I had fun talking to them at lunch each day laughing at the dreams they had to tell, but they graduated last year so they are no longer around.

There is also E, who sometimes likes to talk about dreams with me, but he is not quite fascinated by lucid dreams like I am.

The single most interested person in lucid dreams I know in person is EB, who is a family friend. I have known him all my life, but didn't know he liked dreams until last year. We talked about LDs from time to time and even lent him my copy of EWLD for a bit. We haven't talked about LDs in a few months.

Now if only I had a friend my age who was liked LDs as much as me and EB...


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Thats too bad that they graduated. How often have you talked about lucid dreaming with people at your school? I took a psychology course and when the subject came up I found many people I would have never thought to be dreamers, were. We didn't stay on the subject long, which I was kind of angry about, but the subject came up more often and I met two more people that weren't in my class who did LD. But I doubt I would have met them if not for that class.

My friends all were interested in LD'ing but few actually tried for it or have had many. Two of them started having them after we talked about them. Which made me angry because I still had to learn. And one girl I knew had been a natural at it because of her parents always asking her about her dreams. I never got a chance to talk to her good about it, because we go to different schools.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Yep! I have 2 friends who are interested in LD's. One even joined this forum because of it. (Xsparky)
The other friend usually gives me ideas of things to do in a LD because she can't get frequently yet and has only had one in her life. She was really interested in it. She just has bad recall which I'm gonna help her with.


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Well. the two friends I actually keep steady contact with are sort of interested.. One in the way where he says he has them all the time, but doesn't talk about it. I don't think it's the case where they misunderstand. But it could be lies. He sometimes,, well, often, lies just for the fun of it. in this case neither of us can prove anything, but I chose to believe that he has them, perhaps not as often as he has said. He originally said he is lucid in alll his dreams, but lately he said (sentnce fragment) ".. When I have them..." implying it's not always. That's the deal with the first one. The other one Is really interested, but not motivated. Short attention span. And doesn't understand why he should do RC's when he's not dreaming and fights it tooth and nail. He has had one short lucid dream. And he really likes the idea of it and gladly listens to my dreamstories. He also suggests doing impossible things, that always involve eating stupendously large quantities of things. (He likes to eat)

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Noone else i knew is interested in lucid dreaming.I talk about it with passion,they hear me but they dont really care,and they ask me,why would you want to do that?Some even laugh at me like im being silly doing it.
Is it true that lucid dreaming comes from the tibetan yogis?


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Bah, my friend in RL ( adamvanz, on the forums ) was interested in LD's but i swear,he has no willpower,he gave up after like 2 weeks.I always knew that id have a LD before him,hehehe.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

My friends mostly laugh at me when I tell them about dreams... they call me a "Dream Doctor", but they don't laugh at me as an insult, but as laughs between friends...
Also, one of my friends has a SP about once a month, so he's kinda interested in lucid dreaming, but he doesn't read about it or join forums...


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

My boyfriend is about as interested in it as I am, he is probably more knowledgable about them but I am better at actually having them tounge2 sometimes i meet him in a dream and think it is a shared dream but we never LD on the same nights whatsthat

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

My brother and sister have had them naturally, with the difference that they're not nearly as passionate about it as I am. One of my closer friends also claims to have them often, but rarely talks about it. My aunt didn't even believe it was possible when I told her about it, which was pretty sad. Most of the people I talk to about it show little to no interest about it. It's saddening how underrated and underappreciated dreams are nowadays. It seems like people see them as a total waste of time "because they're not real."

What a poor view that is.


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

[InsertAstralNameHere] wrote:
It seems like people see them as a total waste of time "because they're not real."

What a poor view that is.

It is a poor view - people don't understand my interst in dreams too... sadblauw
People don't even try... It's really sad.
But, on the other hand, there are great communities about dreams! smile


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PostPosted: Sun 28 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

I have a friend, and a brother. I'm better at it then both of them, I think maybe its a talent.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

I told my friend about it, and I figured out he has been doing it for like 3 months, and I got him back into it. I told some of my other friends about it, they are interested. He told alot of people, which is ok, but he made it sound really easy, so they are probably just going to give up.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

I told a few friends, usually referring to that as "drug-less trips" and the reason why I don't need drugs. They seem half-interested, but I think I need to talk about it more to make them understand how awesome it is.

Another friend and I were talking about dreams we had, then I started talking about the fact that I recently (re-re-)started keeping a DJ and that was to highlight some dreamsigns to eventually get lucid dreams. Like most natural LDers, she told me she often realized she was dreaming and that she didn't know that people weren't having that.

My younger bro knows about LDing too, but he is also a natural one.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

I don't normally bring it up with anyone except my close friends.



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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

Genkai wrote:
I don't normally bring it up with anyone except my close friends, mainly because people seem a lot more closed minded nowadays, whatwith losing faith in their governments and themselves. Oh well, they can continue their sonambulistic hobble all the way to their graves while the rest of us truly experience life to the fullest.

As for what occurs with my friends, they were only moderately interested and forgot about it within the course of a week, which is pretty unfortunate and shows the state of the average (schooled) American child.


So true, my friend kept telling everyone he knew. I kept thinking its not going to matter, cause your making it sound to easy, and then they are just going to give up. It makes them interested, but then they don't even try again after they fail.


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