Re: Different Types Of Dreams
My dodgy Notion
So here it is. I used to be very interested in dreaming. I studied, and practiced, techniques to achieve lucidity for a few years. One of the requirements for this was the strict maintenance of a dream journal in order to increase one's capacity to remember dreams. My strict recording brought about some unlooked for info. it seems, to me, that there are at least three kinds of "dreams." I have named them tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3...because I am lame like that.
I shall now report on their seeming properties.
Tier one is completely malleable. malleable to the utmost extent. They can be shaped in absolutely any way, as if they were mere constructs of your own mind...which is what I think they are. For lack of better words, they "vibrate" at a lower...frequency I guess. The content of such dreams tends to be things we deal with everyday, what some psychologists might lovingly term, "head trash." it's the stuff processed by our mind every day and according to some head doctors, needs to be processed and discarded in dreams.
Tier 2: Not quite as malleable. The surroundings seem to display random resistance to shaping, other "beings" in the dreams simply cannot be shaped, The dreaming self is completely shape-able, as with tier 1. These "vibrate" a bit higher. In formation is random, not so "mundane." My interpretation is that this may be something like the collective consciousness. In such a place we would be competing with the wills of others resulting in resistance to attempts to shape things. I think I reside still in my head, but may be receiving outer information in these dreams
Tier 3: This "vibrates" the highest. IME, the surroundings greatly resist shaping...and....the self is also a bit less malleable. Malleability is still higher than waking life. i get the impression of something existing independently from the minds of those which wander it. These dreams seem soaked in a resonance that seems a lot like stuff I have come across that I have called 'fae" energy before (which is odd to me). I can feel it sort of all over me when I wake, but it lasts only a split second. It is in these kinds of dreams that I have met up with others and later discovered that we had the same dream. These dreams flow in a way more logical fashion. They do not jump from place to place like tiers 1 and 2 can. Once entered, they are moved through in a more linear progression. By that I simply mean a flow of cause and effect is followed. The content varies. I have seen modern technology in these, but I have also noted a higher "population" if you will of things that resemble things that usually show up in mythologies.
My interpretation of this is that I may not be in my head. (I do not like this notion, I would hate to leave my body so unprotected...and I don't buy into "shielding." )