Electric Dreams

An Excerpt From The Lucid Dream Exchange

Pair of Lucid Meshing Dreams
by Linda Magallon

Lucy Gillis 

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  Gillis, Lucy (2000 Sep). An Excerpt From the Lucid Dream Exchange -- Pair of Lucid Meshing Dreams. Column. Electric Dreams 7(9). Retrieved December 31, 2001 from Electric Dreams on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams

This month's excerpt features a particular type of lucid dream, the mutual lucid dream. Linda Lane Magallon, author of "MUTUAL DREAMING," shares a wonderful example of this type of dream that she and an acquaintance experienced.

Pair of Lucid Meshing Dreams
(c) 2000 Linda Lane Magallon

There are two important kinds of mutual dreams: meshing and meeting. A meshing dream involves information interchange. Ideas, feelings, emotions, symbols, themes, events or the dreamscape can be shared between dreams. These element's can be literally identical, as when both Lucy Christian and I dreamt of a large room and of the ability to fly. Or the elements may be metaphorically related. I saw "silhouettes of buildings" in my dreams; Lucy viewed "furniture of asymmetrical shapes" in hers. We both met friendly older men, had memory trouble, were concerned with name recognition and described our surroundings in artistic terms.

(c) Linda Magallon 12/12/85
I become lucid in a large room which seems to be the hallway of an office building. I start calling out, "I want someone to recognize me!" People are walking back and forth; the closest man gives me a weird look. That stops me; I think, "Oops, maybe I'm being too pushy for this place. I don't really know the rules here." Then I think, "Oh, hell, this is just a dream !" and begin calling out again.

The scene changes and I'm in another room with an older dark-haired man seated on a comfortable overstuffed chair in front of me. "Hello, Linda," he says pleasantly.

"Dr. Hogue!" I exclaim in recognition. "We've met before, haven't we?" (It seems we met in an earlier "scene" of this dream, but on waking I don't remember it.)

He comes toward me. "What would you like to do?" he asks. I'm aware there's a lot that can be done with lucidity. But right now I just want to have fun. "I want to fly," I reply.

Dr. Hogue puts his left arm around my waist and stretches out the other to hold my right hand wrist. We take off out a window and fly swiftly forward toward the horizon. The scenery is mainly flat: to the right is a large body of vivid turquoise water. We stop midair and I concentrate on it. The wavy water seems to change into lines of various shades of blue, like those found in an oil painting. To the left are the silhouettes of buildings: as I look closely, I realize they are unlike any buildings I've ever seen in my time period and wonder if I'm in the future. I try to commit the shapes to memory, but the only ones I do recall upon waking have triangular roofs.

(c) Lucy Christian, 12/17/85
I am in a large room when I become lucid. I start to fly out when I notice that the room is very beautiful, so I change my mind and explore the room instead. First, the ceiling catches my eye. It is made of shimmering silvery panels. The room is filled with beautiful flowers of many kinds and colors. I have the feeling of being on the inside of a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift, looking out.

I wander into an adjoining room, asking aloud if there is a friendly spirit around. An older man appears and we hug. Several others join us. Then lucidity and memory fade. Later, I become lucid again. This time I am in a narrow stairway going upstairs. I come to a narrow yellow door that opens into an apartment with some very unusual furniture. It looks like it is made of some kind of corrugated cardboard construction built into asymmetrical shapes, yet comfortable and functional. They are painted in soft colors with graphics as are the surrounding walls.

Several women are in the apartment who seem to be welcoming me into their group. I tell them I am in a lucid dream. One says, so is she. When I ask them what their names are in waking life, they give me some names, but I do not recognize any of them. Nor do I remember them now. One woman tells me it is a very "mental" question.

Notice the 5 day time-slip. Mutual dreams don't have to occur on the same night, because dreams are loose in both time and space. Lucy lives on the East Coast of the United States; I live on the West. Both of us were incubating to the same Lucidity Project target goal, "Gift yourself with a Christmas dream." Both of us were lucid. But even though we had dreams of similar form and content, we didn't see one another. Actually, we've never met face-to-face in waking life, either.

Be sure to check out Linda Magallon's website "The Dream Explorer" at:http://members.aol.com/psiflyer/dream/explorer.html
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