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Lucid Dream Inspiration

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What provides inspiration for your lucid dreams?
Does watching certain films, or listening to certain music inspire you to have vivid dreams that you can then take control of? Make your recommendations here and tell us in a short paragraph what is inspirational about them.

The Matrix Trilogy (added by Brett)
The Matrix films have plenty of cool ideas you can replicate in lucid dreams, but what I love about them is that they are a good tutorial on achieving fantastic things in lucid dreams, i.e. its about having the knowledge that your surroundings are not real and the belief that you can do anything.

Donnie Darko (added by Brett)
One of my all time favourites. From beginning to end the film has a dream-like feel to it. The main character sleepwalks, has hallucinations and manages to perform some unexplainable feats. Watch it before going to bed and you will probably feel chilled out, confused and ready to slip in to your own bizarre dream world.

Star Wars (Suggested by Cody425)
Along with an epic story line, the Star Wars films fired the imagination of generations of people. The various force powers, space battles and light sabre battles together with all the foreign worlds to visit and creates to meet make Star Wars a great source of material, sufficient to fill many lucid dreams.

Waking Life (added by RockNRollStrega)
This Richard Linklater film was shot with actors and then painted over to produce animation. Early in the picture, the main character wakes from what appears to have been a dream, gets up, walks outside, takes hold of his car’s door handle, and floats up tethered to it. A chain of false awakenings follow in which characters discuss philosophy—Sartre, Kierkegaard, but especially dream vs. reality issues. “Dreams are real as long as we experience them, can we say more of life?” “The biggest mistake you can make is to ever think you’re awake, we’re all asleep in life’s waiting room.” And, ”Most people basically sleep-walk through their life and wake-walk through their dreams.” At first, dramatic events jar the young man “awake”—a car bearing down on him, a shooting in a bar. Then characters explain to him about lucid dreams and how to tell if you’re dreaming. He begins to test for light switches which don’t work, and illegible words and clocks. Talking to a woman, he rapidly reasons through the sequence, “I can’t read my watch. In fact, I haven’t worn a watch since the 4th grade! How does it feel to be a dream character?” 99 minutes. Rated R. Year 2001.

Alice In Wonderland ( added by RockNRollStrega)
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit, which is an obvious portal into another dimension reference. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Several times she questions whether she is dreaming. Sounds like Alice could be a lucid dreamer, questioning her reality..."Am I dreaming?" Any version of this film will do; however Tim Burton's rendition in 3D lends an extra trippy quality to this story. 108 minutes. Rated PG. Year 2010.


If you come across any clips on YouTube that match your recommendations, email the link to me and I will add it to our playlist on www.youtube.com/iamluciddreaming

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