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He has lately realized he is having very very odd dreams. They make complete sense when he is sleeping but after he wakes up and ponders these dreams he realizes how bizarre they are.
Now it is not a rare occasion that he has these dreams, it is every single night.
For example: My dodo had a dream last night that he was married to a girl, who then ended up being the owner of the local night club: The Lotus.
Now this may not seem very weird but it gets odd. The next part of the dream that the dodo remembers was going onto an airplane and getting a mole removed from his leg, the man who removed the mole then proceded to "unzip" his skin from his head down to his knees which revealed that the man was really his wife.
Now my dodo agrees with you that these dreams are very weird indeed but he finds them quite enjoyable..
He would also like to know if there is any research that shows taking LSD changes your dreams in some way? And has anyone else ever had this same experience?
By the way my dodo has also recently tried salvia for the first time, he also thinks this could be a contributing factor
Ever since taking LSD & Mushrooms, SWIM has had dreams that he has gone from base line to tripping his nut off in a matter of seconds in quite a few dreams. I beleive that LSD can affect your dreams a long time after taking it just like someone can have HPPD. SWIM had never dreamt he was tripping untill he had taken LSD for the first time as obviously SWIM wouldn't be able to imagine what tripping is like untill he takes the drug. So how could it appear in a dream? Funky shit if you ask SWIM.
swim has noticed after heavy use of LSD, his dreams are very long (or he says they seem to be), very bizzare, odd, random, and weird.. sadly swim doesnt remember his dreams all that well when waking up. its throughout the day swim notices something awake and it reminds swim of his dream and he reminds parts.
Very cool. I’ve recently become quite interested in the subject of dreams as they relate to, and/or how they’re affected by, psychoactive chemicals. My brother-in-law’s friend, Hector, recently emailed me about his highly fascinating dream experiences involving “co-dreaming.” He seems to think that THC, LSD, and psilocybin all contributed to a heightened dream state.
If you’re interested, check out the thread in which I posted his email, with his permission, titled: “Psychoactive Drugs Inducing/Enhancing ‘Co-Dreaming’” It is located at: Various Drug-Related Topics>The Euphoric Mind>Insights and Mystical Experiences
The imaginary King of Imaginary Dreamweavers reports that an imaginary dreamweaver has had waking dreams of Terence McKenna's ghost levitating over his bed, reminiscent of japanese karate movies where one's sensei would magically appear and give his pupil reprove or guidance. These began before the dreamweaver ever even considered trying LSD, which is all the more interesting to him (in fact, in response to the dodo, it was immediately after the dreamweaver started using salvia).
In these waking dreams, Terence would lecture the dreamweaver on how the 'source of the universe' wants dreamweavers to use LSD and its analogues to alter dreamweaver brain chemistry, in order to prepare them for colonizing the rest of the universe.
These dreams are what drove the imaginary dreamweaver to go into the fields of astronomy and physics, and later on use LSD.
On the same wavelength, though, the dreamweaver was brought up in a very religious environment that would normally prohibit 'consulting with familiar spirits' or even deem psychedelics as 'sorcery'; this has caused lots of psychological turmoil, and he has found himself battling with differing ideals, which sometimes inhibit his motivation and vision in persuing these dreams. These feelings even affect tripping, often times creating paranoia and anxiety that demons are talking to him or that he is going to die and go to hell.
The dreamweaver is usually reluctant to talk about these things, since it is very hard to find others who can empathize.
When he feels like he's on the brink of discovery, his deeply religious conscience pulls him away in fear and submission, almost like a still contentment that is easier to cope with than feeling like he's doing something evil or wrong by delving into 'mind manifestation'...
Normally, he would ignore waking dreams or visions that didn't align with his religious beliefs, but the fact that they occur in such a profound and real way has made it all the more tempting to explore.
On one hand, if the dreams mean anything, then the questions arise-- would altering the way dreamweaver brains work be beneficial to all other dreamwevers in the long run, and would colonizing the universe be in their best interest?
It is food for thought.
Also, he wonders why he sees Terence McKenna, when he only ever heard about him through social media and only later did the dreamweaver seek out who he was. It is the scariest thing that the psychedelic experience has brought him, starting with nicotine, then alcohol, then marijuana, then salvia, then mdma and cannabinoid rc's, and then lsd & shrooms. He could be a posterchild for the 'gateway-drug' theory.
The dreamweaver hasn't done any drugs or alcohol in probably 3-4 months, but in his latest waking dream he was told to discover new tryptamines, which would 'open the door'. This became more scary when, shortly after, the imaginary dreamweaver found out Alexander Shulgin fell ill. Maybe it's a sign from God to leave these things alone... but the desire is still present...
Very scary stuff, and probably bordering on epileptic/schizoid, but it brings an interesting twist to the dreamweaver's life. The imaginary King thanks you for this thread.
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Swim's dreams have always been crazy and esoteric, and very often unpleasant or dysphoric in some way. This is well before he started taking any drugs. Interstingly, swim does not share some of swiy's experiences. After every time swim has done acid, he has slept a black, dreamless sleep. And he doesn't feel as if it affected his dreams afterwards either.
It's interesting that this thread is at the top of the LSD forums today.
My pet ghost's first LSD experience was yesterday (well, two days ago now, technically), and he experienced a pretty crazy nightmare afterwards. He was with a dealer (not his LSD dealer) in his dealer's car going to join him while he sold heroin, and they ended up being attacked while they made the deal, having to kill someone then run from both the man's gang friends and the cops. It was one of the most real dreams my ghost has ever had, and it frightened him quite a bit. He woke up just before being caught.
A few things to note about the experience are that my ghost did sleep for fifteen hours (he was slightly sleep-deprived before the trip anyways), and he tends to have more vivid dreams after very long, deep sleeps such as that anyways, so it may not be attributable to the acid. He's also decent at remembering his dreams, so that's no surprise, though he doesn't frequently have nightmares. Overall, he tends to pass it off as bad luck rather than a dream resulting from his acid trip.
Ahh my Dodo's dreams are bizarrely starting to become weirder.
He now has a much harder time remembering the dreams but while he is sleeping he knows that the dreams feel very real and make so much sense, but when he wakes up he remembers that the dreams he had made no sense, but can't remember what they were.
It really bugs him not being to remember the dreams because he feels dreams are something you can learn from.
SWIM thinks drugs, especially LSD can have a big impact on your dreams.. The 1st time SWIM tried LSD SWIM experienced a feeling, about 4 hours into the trip that can only describe as terror. On a whole, SWIM had a good trip and barely remembered this feeling once it had passed. SWIM experienced this feeling for what felt like 30 mins, SWIMs friend experienced it too at the same time that SWIM did, however he's never mentioned it having any effects later on in life..
The feeling that SWIM experienced on his 1st trip could maybe be described as some sort of anxiety/panic attack. Worst case scenario, terrified feeling.
SWIM had not experienced the feeling for maybe 6 months - 1 year (since the 1st LSD trip) when swim returned home from a weekend of doing mephedrone, possibly speed and ketamine. SWIM fell straight asleep and came round wandering the landing screaming and shouting, panicking, SWIM came out of this state to his mum trying to snap him out of this weird half asleep, half petrified and upset state. SWIM remembers the dream he was having, it was a nightmare at the time, scary for some reason, but doesnt really mean anything. SWIM was standing on a tiny planet, say the size of a beach ball just hovering in pure darkness somewhere in space, in nothingness, just the atmosphere. SWIM could see his dog quite some distance way away, standing on another planet, and swim doesnt know how such a dream could of been so scary. It was a feeling of losing connection, feeling distant from everything and everyone. Which when i think about it does make a small amount of sense in real life. Since doing alot of LSD & other drugs especially the hallucinogens, SWIM does feel quite distant, even from himself, when he thinks deeply into it.
Now a few years on from this 1st strange panic attack type thing, SWIM has experienced many more similar although sometimes slightly different events. ALL of the similar experiences SWIM had were either when he was on LSD, or when he was in a deep sleep, and on one occasion SWIM experienced a similar but slightly different experience when he was coming out of a K hole. SWIM couldnt tell whether he had dosed off or not but all of a sudden he was awake, and very aware what was happening. He did not feel normal, he is a regular ketamine user, totally at comfort with using ketamine, especially this bit of ketamine that was a regular bit. suddenly SWIM felt although he had done 50 tabs of LSD. SWIM is overly familiar with the effects of Ketamine, but the effects SWIM was experiencing was not those of Ketamine, they were closer to that of LSD. SWIM was not in a K-Hole, far from it. SWIM jumped up straight away, SWIM even thought he had trapped his brain in a semi sleep state and half of it was asleep and half of it was trying to function. Thats how it felt. SWIM was panicking, scared, extremely confused and concerned as were his friends.. Nobody knew what was going on, it almost felt like poppers, like SWIM could feel my body pulsating in waves. It started to wear off in about 30 minutes and SWIM returned to normal however slightly shaken by the totally out of the ordinary and unexplainable feeling that had just overpowered him.
Swim relates all of these experiences to LSD, the 1st time he used it, that terror feeling is in one way or another, very similar to the strange dreams and panic like attacks SWIM has experienced.