Green, Celia - Example lucid dreams
Type of Spiritual Experience
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A description of the experience
Lucid dreams – Celia Green
In a dream I walked into the old room which I had had at D Road, remembered that I was not living here any more, and so I knew I was dreaming. I looked at the room – it had that quality of electrically lit clarity and there was darkness outside the window.............
...................... In my first lucid dream I was walking along a road when I realised that I was dreaming. I thought that I should be able to make something happen, and thought that I would try to make an apple appear. I then saw one lying on the road in front of me and walked towards it. I found an apple in my hand and looked at it carefully thinking, ‘this is not a bad imitation of an apple’ . I should say that this dream was like ordinary dreams in being rather twilit and not particularly coloured. The only thing that I can be sure was coloured was the apple. This was distinctly red and green. ….. Since this first dream, my lucid dreams have been uniformly coloured and so far as I could see virtually indistinguishable from waking life...........
............. In this dream I was trying to get on a bus which I was chasing along the road, dodging in and out of traffic and holding a ribbon which connected me to the bus. This ribbon seemed to be elastic and I noticed with annoyance that it was elongating and I was falling behind. Then I realised I was dreaming and did not need to chase the bus or even to dodge the traffic. So I stopped running and stood still in the road – the traffic vanished as I did so