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recurring places in dreams

topic posted Tue, November 18, 2008 - 3:59 AM by  Dzikus
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I visit an imaginary place in a dream, and several weeks or months later, in another dream, I find myself there again.
By 'imaginary' I mean I can't remember having visited a place in reality that looked exactly like it.

In my dreams I may take it for something that does really exist, e.g. a particular town, and I can tell its name, but when I wake up it becomes obvious it's not that town really. Weeks later I visit this same place with the same exact details in another dream and again I'm pretty sure it's this or that town, until I wake up.
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    Re: recurring places in dreams

    Sat, November 29, 2008 - 2:59 AM
    That nis active dreaming precisely as Castaneda. Do not share and do not talk to anybody but your dreaming group.
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      Sat, November 29, 2008 - 3:00 AM
      You are lucky as many have to train the skill that you already possess. later on you will meet your group. They already monitor you nd will approach./ Do count them and remember the repository.
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    Sun, November 30, 2008 - 5:53 PM
    I have the same thing happen. Lately I've been having the same place come up several times a week, almost in every dream. This place is not imaginary though, it is a place I used to live. But I have had imaginary places come up a few times. And many of my dreams have the same kind of feeling in the imaginary setting. Often very silvery and smooth like a dark city at night dimly lit by the moon or some street lights.
    Do your places have the same feeling associated with them each time they come to you?
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      Mon, December 1, 2008 - 9:24 AM
      Thanks for sharing :)

      > Do your places have the same feeling associated with them each time they come to you?

      Actually mine are often by the sea... marinas, bridges, boats, docks...
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        Mon, December 1, 2008 - 10:16 AM
        Jung thought that water in dreams was a reflection of the unconsciousness...
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          Tue, December 2, 2008 - 11:52 PM
          I used to dream of a 2nd hand shop ,being in it and often walking past the location without the shop..it was eerie but neat..the whole thing about perception ..is it any less real bcos we dream it?
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            Thu, July 15, 2010 - 8:14 AM
            There is nothing wrong with sharing your dreams, what they mean is that other people intend a sense of something be it jealousy or whatever that can affect your dream space. Truth is, dreams teach us many things, if something in the dream is a familar place that looks different, often it is telling you to heal something and it's common to have several same or like-dreams to enable us to get the message in the dream. I used to dream about m grandmothers home which was haunted and completely different in the dream than in waking reality...meant I felt haunted by something there or needed to heal something. Right now dreams are otherwise useful tools, so it's better to share in your own group only. ")

            Blessings in balance, WBT
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    Mon, March 23, 2009 - 11:35 PM
    I have had this for years. Every night I go to the same place, a mirror image of my hometown, a little different but very similar. Before I started taking Minipress for nightmares, the place was always dark and disturbing. Now it is simply the place I go to live at night. It's so detailed I could map out the town, the grocery store, mall, and all the shops I go to every night. This has been a real problem for me, as I never feel as though I'm resting at night, just going to another life. In fact, when I go to sleep, I have things to do, places to be, chores, etc. It's like a seperate life that is always waiting for me when I sleep, always picking up just where it left off the previous night. It has become increasingly disturbing over the past 2 years, being so incredibly detailed and intricate that I fear for my own sanity. It is exhausting having to live two lives. I have never heard of this particular conundrum, to this extent. Does anyone out there know how to stop it? It is really getting to me and I swear I can't go on like this. Anyone with ideas please let me know.

    Tenni
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      Mon, March 23, 2009 - 11:45 PM
      Dear Tenni

      What are you afraid of?

      Our bodies are here in the universe to house the spirit.

      Let go of your beliefs and listen.
      All I can say is look forward to the roughly 1/3 of your life you will spend Dreaming.

      In the dream world, everyone's projected clouds bump into each other, some absorbing, combining, saying Hello.
      Don't even need the internet...
      we built this city.

      Dream NYC can be a wicked place....

      Don't look them in the eyes, if you know what I mean.

      Ah I know how you feel...
      I too sometimes think I can't handle my dreams,
      but...
      I do.......

      Love more often?

      Like

      Love weird flies
      and frog eyes?

      What's so scary about exploring ((sub))consciousness?

      Be confident.
      Beware of intentions.

      I think it's all a game, so, you know how we roll.
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    Sun, March 29, 2009 - 5:37 AM
    I sometimes used to visit this medieval slum, that existed around the edge of this really hi-tech citadel - basically all the human and material garbage from the citadel ended up in this slum, which was populated by rat-catchers scavengers, drug traffickers, human traffickers and pimps.

    I was some cop or other who'd been sent there and completely lost it. another time i was this reject kid who'd been exiled there from the citadel. It was a really viscous place - i haven't been there for ages.
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      Sun, March 29, 2009 - 6:06 AM
      Sounds very cyberpunk, I wonder if it felt that way as well... Thanks for sharing :)
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        Sun, March 29, 2009 - 10:02 AM
        I don't know about that really, it was very gritty. There were gangs of kids with hockey sticks attacking me on this littered stairwell. Also these gangsters who slashed open my face.
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          Tue, March 31, 2009 - 7:01 PM
          Your cyberpunk city reminds me of a huge city I dreamed about twice so far, spaced years apart. There were parts of it that were beautiful with fountains and flowers, where all the buildings looked new and shiny. ANd there was a crumbled, ruined part toward the center. The weirdest thing though, is I saw these girls in a pink cannon tank, driving it around. I knew they were a gang. I also drove a pink car that I had to park and walk somewhere. When I tried finding the car again, I couldn't remember where it was and lost it. The interesting aspect of this whole thing was that the ruined building that was really old was in one piece in the first dream, but it was still a slum. years later, when I saw this city again, it had been wrecked.
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    Sun, May 23, 2010 - 5:50 AM
    I have been dreaming of the same non existent town since about age 6 (30 years now). Throughout the years it has grown more and more detailed, especially for the past 3 years or so, it has gotten to where I could draw a map. Parts of it are very rustic, and the whole place has a sepia-toned Midwestern feel about it. However, I have also visited the University, mall, and I think I work in the State Prison there as a guard (I was a guard at Leavenworth while in the Army so my dream prison is very old and spooky).

    In my case I think it's the case of a kid who started reading Stephen King at a very young age, right around when the dreams started. However, although it can sometimes be disjointed and surreal, I've never felt scared or creeped out by my town, I just want to explore it more. After 30 years, I still don't know the name of the place. It's very interesting to see the number of other people who experience this, and how different some of the visions are from my own.
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      Sun, July 18, 2010 - 12:07 AM
      I have this as well.... I have a little dream town in the mountains West of the City I live in ... of course, it's not there, but I could tell you the way :) I had a lot of questions about it as well, and did a lot of research and posted a lot about it.. and what I have concluded is that it's a place i've made to go when I feel like I need to get away.. to recharge.. there are people there that are extremely familiar to me. I have been told that they are spirit guides, idk about that but I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss it. Whether it means more or not I suppose would depend on the person, and of course, the dreams themselves.. Goodluck. :)
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        Sun, July 18, 2010 - 9:57 AM
        I have recurring PEOPLE in dreams, and possibly recurring dream places - but there is one male-female pair I called the Underdressed Couple that were fairly regular features in my dreams, in many settings for some years. (haven't been visited by them in a while though.)

        I've also dreamed cities or town in ;places I have not been, looked on a map and found that, say, western Canada DID have a town by te name of the place I dreamed of reuniting with an old friend and it WAS a railway town just as in my dream, but I was off by about 100 miles west as to its location.

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