Dream Journal Entry July 9th, 2014

Lot’s of dreams. Where to even begin.

Dream 1: “Deja VR”

The dream that I thought was the most interesting involved a type of high-school reunion where I recognized many of my former classmates. On the way to the reunion, I bump into one of my school friends. They have this newspaper article which the pass to me.

The title says, “Deja VR” which I noted right away that it was spelled incorrectly or was it? More on that later. The article described Deja VR in the usual claim that it’s a delay in memory between the two brain hemispheres. My friend wants my opinion on that article.

I pass it back to him and tell him it’s a nice sciency sounding argument for something that the scientist has really no idea what he’s talking about. He’s wrapped a phenomena into some idea that he assumes explains the deja vu phenomena but in all reality once you have deja reve or precognition it’s very clear that deja vu is related to amnesia being triggered from that content.

He asks me if I have ever had deja reve or precognitive dreams and I told him, “If you could ever get behind my eyes and see what I’ve seen, it would be very clear that some dreams do come true.”

He asks me how it’s even possible and I explain.

“Reality is just information that needs to be rendered into a view. Everyone is only aware of end result of the final rendered product. That’s what they call reality. What they are not aware of is the underlying information that describes the content of that reality. They are too busy being caught up in how that information renders into a reality experience. Where as you see reality, you don’t see the data stream that is programming it to render and behave that way.” I explain.

He kind of scratches his head over that response. “So what you are telling me is reality is just information?”

“Absolutely, so science emerges from what the final rendered product can only reveal in the final rendering. What they don’t observe is the underlying information that controls the rule-set, the physics engine and the vectors that is describing reality.” and I further the point, “Imagine being in a virtual reality simulation where what you see is only what the program lets you see based in how information renders. If you emerge in this virtual reality with no knowledge of how information processing works, how systems render into a final product. Everything you create within your observed sciences will explain only what interactions exist within the final simulation, but not the underlying information that describes it.”

We are now joined by another person who is actually a friend of my brothers from his graduation class. He tells him we are talking about dreams and virtual reality.

“How does that explain deja vu?” he asks me.

“Dreams are part of the process that encodes the information that will later render out as an experience. In a precognitive dream, you are creating dream content which is akin to programming the datastream of reality but within the constraints of what the system’s rule-set will allow.”

He doesn’t quite understand what I am saying but seems interested. “It’s all information, precognitive dreams are just part of the information process. The end result is how the system takes this information and renders it into a reality experience in a future date. A person having precognition is just more aware of this process than those who do not.”

And we go on to talk about the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, particle/wave duality, probability distributions and collapsing the wave-function as being the system rendering the particle because the information is now being access thus needs to be rendered. I even bring up carbon-atoms, bucky-balls (60 carbon atom molecules) and how they show interference patterns.

I talk about how physical matter is only rendered in the present moment of data access; but the past/future those particles exist in a probability wave distribution.

I focused on this dream first, although it was the last dream in the set because I loved the deep philosophical discussion on reality while in an actual dream and short of Deja Vu being spelled Deja VR the text was perfectly structured in the article. In the end, I think the article was eluding to my answer, “Deja Virtual Reality”.

Dream 2: Cookies and Water-balloons

In this dream I am visiting my Mom. My niece and daughter are there. We are sitting in the living room by the TV. My daughter wants to go shopping and buy some water balloons. She wants my niece to play with us and have a water balloon fight.

I walk over to the cupboard and there are some cookies there next to a bag of chips, so I take out the package and have a few. My daughter has a cookie. When we leave to go shopping, the dream shifts. I notice this with doors that sometimes going through a door changes the dream scene to something else.

Now I am dealing with being in a garden helping an elderly man plant vegetables. He’s fairly old, like 80+ and moves very slow. I use a shovel and dig holes and plant already sprouted vegetables. There is an older lady, who I presume is his wife who brings us a couple of glasses of ice and lemon-aid, even has a nice lemon slice on the glass. The glass has flowers painted on them but for the most part is see through. They are tall glasses.

I have to help the man up a bit of an embankment to get to a table where we sit to have lemonade. His had feels very old and soft. I can feel the bones and skin, very real in terms of how well the dream is simulating that realism. When we sit with his wife he is telling her how he wants me to move in with them, that he really likes having me around.

She laughs and tells him no. The dream shifts a little more, or I just have forgotten some information. Now we are walking on a set of concrete stairs with a steel rail. I help him to an area where the stairs come to a bit of a platform before they change direction. A small cat jumps from a ledge trying to land on the same platform. It’s very skinny and small, not at all proportional to a real cat, the head is likely 40% smaller and the body is very thin. It would be more like a Ferret in terms of width, I don’t even think a kitten could look that disproportional.

The cat now lying below the stair platform on another ledge picks itself up and then climbs on the platform. It has orange, white and black colouring. It’s very friendly and just wants to be pet.

It’s here were I have the classic dream illogical sequence where I think I need to lift this old man up to the ledge where the cat jumped from, and I do. I lift him up and put him on the ledge where there is now a door and he goes in.

I jump up to the door and we enter what is now a huge shopping mall. Suffice to say, it was very real in every literal detail from people shopping about and crowded too. I had a hard time walking without bumping into people. As the shopping sequence is not too interesting, I’ll just summarize it up as yes we did some shopping. Hurray.

Well, there are more dreams also but I’m out of time to blog, I just wanted to capture the deja VR dream as I found that the most interesting of the set.

Dream Journal Entry July 7th, 2014

Had to write down my dreams again in the PM as I didn’t have time to log all of them in the morning. It’s actually very time consuming to keep an active dream journal. I’m not really writing it for myself, rather for those interested in just seeing what type of dream experiences present themselves and how I try to work through the drama and experiences. Dreams really are a type of story telling, like midnight movies when you sleep. I had a lot more to write down in the morning so what I can only offer is what I remember before I go to bed tonight.

Dream 1: Party at Peters

In this dream, I am walking late at night on a road. There is a group of people walking past me, a nice mixture of guys and girls. Some are carrying cases of beer. I say Hi as they pass by and towards the end of the group there is a person there named Peter who tells me he is having a party and wanted me to come hang out.

I agree and walk with the group to his house. When in side, I sit in the kitchen at the kitchen table and have a beer. Peter wants to have my phone number so he passes me his cell phone. It’s not a full screen smart phone, rather it’s a QWERTY keyboard phone, slim like and the buttons are very small. I could see all the letters and numbers clearly. The LED screen was very small, but still readable. I told him it was really time for an upgrade because this phone is so out dated. It was hard trying to enter in my phone number to his contact list. Took me a while to get it right with the small key pad but finally I managed and passed it back to him.

I asked him if he’s still going to the Gym and he told me about 1 hour every day. I thought I really need to get back to the gym because I’m certainly not making that time with how busy I’ve been.

Dream 2: Chocolates

In this dream, I am obsessing about chocolate and am going room to room in a house looking for chocolate stashes in each person bedrooms. It’s like I am a child again and in one room, the bed has drawers at the base. I open it and find some but try to just sneak little pieces as to not alert the person of my chocolate thievery. Have to admit, I’ve eaten far better dream chocolate. One that I ate had some fruit-jelly filling in it and I admit although I seemed to like it in the dream, I wouldn’t like it in real life at all.

Some of the chocolates were clearly Christmas chocolate as I ate a small solid chocolate Santa clause at one point.

Dream 3: Movie theater

There is this two level movie-theater that I am at. For some reason, and I think it’s Britney Spears or some other famous blond pop-star. She is trying to see if she can collect movie posters. We go up stairs and start looking for some, after a while of searching I find where a bunch are stored. They are all rolled up with elastic bands holding them together. She unrolls a few and loves what she sees.

There is a young girl who is happy to see this singer, and she has a small Barbie doll and a mermaid doll. Britney and her sit down and start to play. They seem really happy and content. I leave them with a stack of posters and have to go to the washroom. To get to the washroom, I have to walk pass an Usher who wants my ticket for the movie. I don’t have one for whatever reasons but explain to the person I am just using the washroom and he lets me thought the checkpoint.

The washroom has a person standing in the stall, I wait for them to leave and for some reason, I cannot close the stall door because it’s to wide and the stall itself is two narrow which I do find weird but obviously not enough to cause a reality-check.

Dream 4: Calm Ocean Crazy Thoughts

This was a very metaphorical dream, what made it interesting is that the dream presented a type of 2D overlay view of information. The idea behind the dream was communication between two entities through dreams. The dream tried to convey that communication was like ripples in an ocean, and the more chaotic a persons mind and thoughts were, the more interference would ripple out towards the other participant.

It showed that a clear mind calm and focused would be able to communicate far better than a mind afflicted with too much noise. The animation in the dream would show a sphere as the target of the communication and between the target was a very smooth surface that would bubble or show jagged waves carrying inforation between these two points.

What made the dream even more interesting is that in the 2D view, it had a series of flow-charts illustrating different psychological issues due to different neural trypamine responses. The flow chart would list a trypamine, then branch into different effects of various intensities and those would branch of into different behaviours and responses. Depending on a persons tolerance, they would have a much less psychotic response than more sensative people.

I could follow a path and it would connect to various types of warped dream content, a person full of fear and hallucinating very psychotic thought or a person under this influence being very clam and serine. I liked how the dream created these visual metaphors and doubt any of it has any merit in reality but still, was very technical, very detailed and interesting to observe the information.

Dream 5: Stranger in the House

This was one of the more random kind of dreams where a stranger wanders into your house uninvited. What started off as me standing in a driveway, this strange person walks up the driveway into my home (not my real home in real-life just some dream drama home). Seeing that he is just going inside I call out to him asking him who he is and what business he has going into the house.

He didn’t really have a reply other then he looked at me and just walked in the house. I run up the driveway and confront him inside the house. I tell him that he has to leave, that he’s not welcome in my home. But he tells me he wants to search all the rooms and he’s looking for someone. I tell him I’d search the rooms but he has to wait outside.

He tries to push me aside then I start to threaten him, I tell him if he doesn’t leave I will be force to make him leave and I start standing my ground. I warn him that I’ll use any force necessary to protect my home. He grabs my hand, so I lock his arm and hyper-extend it and he cries out. He grabs his arm and is very upset with me, now he’s leaving.

I feel bad having to do that but it could have been worse for him ( or at least I thought ). I was worried for my family and was trying to temper my response based on how he was reacting. When he leaves, he changes to an older man and now has a son. He complains that they can’t find his son’s shoes but doesn’t want to deal with me so they both walk off.

Dream 6: Lucid Dream

This was more of a semi-lucid dream. What I mean is that I knew full well I was dreaming, made a successful reality-check but the dream drama still managed to advert my intention away from what my dream goal was. How the dream did it was two other people started to claim that they were lucid dreaming also which perked my attention (a clever distraction really). Apparently they were both friends and both very excited about knowing they were in a dream.

Then one friend ended up wandering off and the other turned to me for help to find him. I told him don’t try to look around for this person in the dream setting rather calm down and feel where this person is within himself. I follow my advice and find his friend by scanning for his identity. I grab the person by the arm and we kind of do a fast blink or teleport to his friends location.

Reunited I told them it’s better to hold on to an arm or hand just to keep stable and not get lost in the dream. We stood on some yard overlooking a city, there was beautiful trees, houses, nicely kept lawns. The sky was blue. The person we found turned to me, with tears in his eyes. “Thank-you for helping me become lucid, this is the most incredible experience. I cannot believe this is real. That we can even do this. It’s amazing.” he’s very grateful and that makes me feel good.

“Dreams are amazing, you do this everynight. Everyone does and look at what they are missing out on if they don’t participate in their dreams.” and I point at the beautiful scenery. “It might not be our physical reality, but you cannot tell the difference once your are here.”.

They just stand there in awe of the dream. I don’t last too much longer because it’s time to wake up.