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« on: 27/12/2007 14:08:21 »
This happens to me virtually every day. I listen to the radio through out the night and so eventually fall asleep with it on.

Then, in those moments before I wake up...what ever is happening on the radio impinges itself into my dream.

If it's a song then characters are dancing/singing those actual words.....if it's just dialogue then what ever the scene is in my dream the characters are speaking those actual  words.

I then realise what is happening and though I would not call it a lucid dream. I do recognise that my dream and the radio are in sync.

weird eh ?

How does the radio world imprint itself into my dream like that ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2007 14:14:35 »
I have the same experiences and I think it happens just as you say.. in those moments when you are starting to wake you become more aware of whats happening around you and it just gets into your dream as it is ending... I don't understand it either but do know what you mean.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/12/2007 14:38:13 »
At that stage in your sleep your level of awareness is approaching waking consciousness, but you are still in a sleep/dream phase, so your mind is misperceiving the external stimuli of the real world, i.e. the radio sounds, and incorporating them into a dream. I think a similar thing happens when you dream of flowing water and you wake to find you have urinated in the bed. The brain confuses itself. This supports the idea that instead of the "self" existing as an individual looking through their eyes as if they were windows, the brain actually produces a simulation of the real world. So in altered states of consciousness, the brain can't distinguish between dream scenarios and the perception of real stimuli, because it has fabricated both of them.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/12/2007 14:42:49 »
OOOH that is interesting!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/12/2007 14:52:07 »
At that stage in your sleep your level of awareness is approaching waking consciousness, but you are still in a sleep/dream phase, so your mind is misperceiving the external stimuli of the real world, i.e. the radio sounds, and incorporating them into a dream. I think a similar thing happens when you dream of flowing water and you wake to find you have urinated in the bed. The brain confuses itself. This supports the idea that instead of the "self" existing as an individual looking through their eyes as if they were windows, the brain actually produces a simulation of the real world. So in altered states of consciousness, the brain can't distinguish between dream scenarios and the perception of real stimuli, because it has fabricated both of them.

FASCINATING..THANK EWE VERY MUCH _Stefan_....


It IS a really quirky experience.......especially when I realise that it's happening.......

In the dream world , the recognition of it only seems to last a short while....this must be the stage just before waking up properly....but it is very interesting to know that the characters are mimicking the actual radio..

I wonder if the mind is open to increased learning at this stage.....because as far as I can fathom...the mouths of the characters are instantaneously wording the very same words I am hearing and this in itself is extraordinary. Though, there must be a delay of sorts but in that semi-dream state it's not obvious.

So, I wonder if the mind is receptive to suggestion at this time.

THANK EWE AGAIN _Stefan_
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/12/2007 15:03:11 »
You know they use  tapes etc that offer suggestions for changing habits etc. and they say that your mind is more receptive to these suggestions while you are sleeping.. etc. So I think there may be something to this thought of yours as they have you listen as you fall off to sleep and while you are sleeping..My mom had one that run continuously while she slept through until morning!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/12/2007 19:10:59 »
It IS a really quirky experience.......especially when I realise that it's happening.......

In the dream world , the recognition of it only seems to last a short while....this must be the stage just before waking up properly....but it is very interesting to know that the characters are mimicking the actual radio..

I wonder if the mind is open to increased learning at this stage.....because as far as I can fathom...the mouths of the characters are instantaneously wording the very same words I am hearing and this in itself is extraordinary. Though, there must be a delay of sorts but in that semi-dream state it's not obvious.

So, I wonder if the mind is receptive to suggestion at this time.
Hypnosis...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/12/2007 19:18:10 »
Yes a type I believe Albertos right.. This guy my mom listened to was called.. Bernie something.. it was on dealing with cancer as I recall.. healing and coping etc.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/12/2007 19:19:45 »
For some reason I want to say Bernie seagul oe segall or something.. I have it it somewhere around here.. I might try it sometime!
 

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