- It's so hard for me to listen to episodes like this about new age culture because I love going "all in" when I discover a new strange thing to experiment with. Part of my brain says it's funny and then the other part wants to say "but no, lucid dreaming is a real thing, yo." I don't know if I believe lucid dreaming allows a person to purposefully manifest waifus for having overintellectualized sex with, though. I think that might just be a Reddit thing.
FantsyPants, January 14, 2021, 10:17:25 am
In theory, lucid dreaming allows a level of control over what's happening, which can go up to waifu sex or whatever, and I've seen people talking about achieving that kind of usage. (I'm assuming at least some of them aren't lying; it doesn't seem particularly farfetched to me.)
I never personally bothered with lucid dreaming, but I'm interested in dreams and how they relate to our minds,* and a lot of the people in this sound like they're just so
insecure that they literally can't get over their low self esteem even in their power fantasies.
I kind of wonder if a lot of the lucid dream people have given up on control over their waking lives and are trying to achieve it in dreams because that's the only thing that seems possible to them. Ironically, that lack of waking control means it's pretty likely they'll never get what they want in dreaming, because it's all about what your mind believes. Your dream self is pretty much never going to be fundamentally different from your waking self.
* The idea of "dream dictionaries" is complete hogwash, but there are a lot of personal symbols and ideas that pop up that can be teased out fairly easily with a little introspection. Also, things like recurring situations can often be a sign that there's something your brain's figured out and is trying to get you to pay attention to, albeit not in a literal sense.