Monday, 14 December 2015

Dream 531

'Wasted Meat & Wild Lions'
Dream date:  13 December 2015 (Day 13 of Lucid December)

This is Day 13 of Lucid December, where I attempt to induce as many lucid dreams as possible using various induction techniques, described below.

Scene 1: My Former Childhood Home in Pine Grove, Sheringham - Day

I was in my former childhood home in Pine Grove, Sheringham, although there were various differences between the real-life house and the dream version. I was with someone - a male dream character who has been/was in a relationship with me in the dream - it may have been someone based on PS or DL, but I am not certain and in fact, the identity of this dream character might have changed at some point in the dream, as I got the impression that I thought it was PS, but later realised it was DL. 

I was in a room which I think might have been based on my bedroom. However, where there had been a built in 'vanity unit' (between two fitted wardrobes) there was the kind of mantelpiece you would find above a fireplace. The room was also larger and more 'open' with a grey floor, rather than wooden floorboards. On this mantelpiece was some food in plastic wrapping. I looked more closely at these items. There was some fillet steak, some salmon (about 8 small fish - the size of sardines) and some lamb chops. I said to the male dream character that was with me (I think it was DL at this point): 'You bought these from Sainsbury's'. DL agreed that he had. I was aware that the meat and fish were spoiled and past their use by date, as they had been sitting on the mantelpiece for a prolonged period of time before I saw them. I thought this was a waste. 

We went outside to the garden. I was aware that there was a wild lion roaming the area - I think I observed the lion at some point when I was in the garden - there was another (unfamiliar) male dream character outside, waiting for the lion to turn up. I felt a sense of anxiety about being confronted by a wild lion. I noticed that there was a gap in the fence which separated our garden from that of the neighbour to the rear of our house (the gardens adjoin, but this house in on a parallel street). I thought: 'I wonder if the neighbours can see this?' I went to the flowerbeds and noticed that there was a large hole dug there. I placed the spoiled meat and fish in the hole - this was bait for the lion. I also noticed at this point that there was already a whole chicken in the hole which had been there for some time.

TIME: 07:30 - 16:00 hours (I am not sure when this dream took place - no WB2B)
  • Cognitive induction techniques, adapted from the MILD Technique & Tholey's Combined Technique to induce a DILD (Dream-Initiate/Induced Lucid Dream) - critical reflection (in conjunction with reality checking - see below); intention; auto-suggestion; affirmations before sleep and during WB2B - 10 minutes prior to sleep; 10 minutes during WB2B 
  • Reality checks (target: 15 - 20 a day); actual: 7 (poor)
  • Wake Back to Bed Method (WB2B) - sleep for approximately 5 - 6 hours (to attain all necessary deep sleep; or where sleep deprived, wake naturally without an alarm), wake for 10 - 15 minutes; perform cognitive techniques; sleep for a further 45 - 90 minutes, during which I will hopefully be in the 'best' REM stage of the sleep cycle for lucid dreaming - no WB2B performed
  • Potential REM Rebound Effect from cannabis smoked recently
  • 100 mg of 'lucid dream supplement' Vitamin B6 (2 x 50 mg pills, taken at midday and just before sleep)

Dream Information:

  • None of note

  • My childhood bedroom appeared differently in the dream
  • I thought (in the dream) that the salmon were too small as I know that salmon are very large fish
  • There was a wild lion roaming the area

Recurrent Dream Themes
  • My former childhood home in Pine Grove, Sheringham as a dream scene location

Potential Day/Dream Residue:
  • The day before this dream I had watched cookery programmes which featured meats and also salmon

Waking Thoughts & Emotions:
No particular waking thoughts and emotions connected with this dream.

* I think I may have forgotten some of this dream, especially regarding the lion. I think I actually saw/interacted with the lion in this dream, but I have forgotten what happened. If I recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.


  1. Phillip Allen

    7:32 AM (24 minutes ago)

    to me

    I was in the backyard with a lawnchair on my stomach in what looked like the farm at Gram's, the lawn overgrown. It was here I'm not sure if I was still sleeping and dreaming, as I come back to the chair after having a dream of a type of video where a gator snuck in a bedroom of a girl and snapped while she was sleeping. The video was then rewound to capture the event in slow motion where something intervened and narrowly preventing her from getting bit. As I thought of this dream, I was a bit reluctant to lay back down.

    I was floating down a large body of water, Amazonish, when I spotted several tigers swimming towards me. I passed by one, and was able to get to the spot upstream (how I'm not sure) of chicken bait that was at the mouth of the river.