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    • It happens rarely.

      My clearest recollection is of realising that I was dreaming of driving my first car.  I decided it would be interesting if it would fly and then decided to disappear into a mass of red clouds.

      I've also found myself facing some rather unfriendly, snake eyed rabbits in a warren.  I think that was my first lucid dream.  I had been flying (again) over the countryside and decided to go underground.  I was very young at the time.

      Nothing deep or particularly spiritual, I'm afraid.  Imagination plays more of a part in my practice than does lucid dreaming.

       

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    • Earthdragon

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      Hi everyone,

      Hope you're well. 

      I've been discussing lucid dreaming with a friend and it led me to want to ask folk on here how, if at all, lucid dreaming forms part of your pagan path? 

      Some of my experiences of a heightened sense of reality, vividness and impactfulness of experience, have been through lucid dreams. 

      The feeling of being aware that one is dreaming and able to make conscious choices and even alter the 'outer' aspects of the content of the dream is quite unmistakable. 

      I've engaged with some whom I consider to be personified deity and Otherworldly mentors in this way. Experiences that I'll always carry with me.

      I would love to hear of your thoughts or experiences of lucid dreaming.

      Best 

      ED

    • Moonsmith

      Posted (edited)

      I’ve posted a link (in links) to a BBC article in today’s news just to illustrate a bit of the colourful side of Paganism.

       Perhaps it will do something to balance my prosaic take on the subject.

      i know little of Witchcraft but I enjoyed the article and like her approach.

       

      Edited by Moonsmith
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      It's as good a position as any and better than quite a few.

       

    • Stonehugger

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      9 hours ago, Ellinas said:

      Stonehugger, I think, recently said he had headed in that direction

      Yes, it was in Nettle's "Who are your deities?" thread. I said "I seem to have become an atheist. That was never my plan, but here I am." Veggiedancer later said it better than me - "I don’t exactly believe in deities as such. I think they come from  our minds. Archetypes, ways of identify or characterising the spirit/ magic/ life or whatever it is we sense around us. Ways our minds try to explain the unexplainable to us???"

    • Moonsmith

      Posted (edited)

      I’m probably second guessing Nettle wrongly but it wasn’t all that long ago that you would have read posts about alters, magic, Shamanism, spells etc. I think it was either Teatimetreat or Drachenfach that had a hex on her handbag and her car.  When the car was stolen it crashed and the thief was caught.

      I agree and would very much like to see more of the colourful side of Paganism back here. 

      Quite right Ellinas.  I do not understand how anyone can claim to be Pantheist (or even pantheist) and atheist at the same time even though the most prominent Pantheists do exactly that.  As I’ve said elsewhere: why can’t they call themselves Panists.  The prefix “pan” means everything and everywhere as in “pandemic”.  The god’s name arose from the adjective so it wouldn’t necessarily mean a devotee of Pan.

      pee ess - it may be worth mentioning that there are a vast number of belief groups under the umbrella word Paganism.  Druids Witches, Polytheist and Shaman are only a small part of what the greater picture of Paganism depicts. Dunno and don’t care are probably the biggest groups.

      Edited by Moonsmith
    • All the above, plus the impression of a preponderance of atheism is currently, as well as historically, inaccurate.  Certainly, I am no atheist.  I believe MS rejects the term as applicable to himself.  Stonehugger, I think, recently said he had headed in that direction, but I've not seen the other resident atheists for a while.

      However, our ideas of deity are not the same, necessarily.

    • hedgerose

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      I talk to birds, usually crows. I also talk to the wind and trees (not normally out loud!) I have only been able to journey with my totem in trance though, maintaining a dialogue while in normal consciousness is a fleeting communication rather than a conversation. 

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