Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Geometric Imagery in Lucid Dreaming

The Dream Studies Portal has a great post up

So, one of my favorite aspects of lucid dreaming is the sometimes spontaneous emergence of abstract geometric imagery composed of light. This imagery includes starbursts, multi-colored snow, orbs of various sizes and colors, lattice work, mandalas, and other geometric light creations.
These days, this kind of non-iconic geometric imagery falls under the umbrella of entoptic imagery, and is also known as form constants (in LSD research) and visual dynamics.
(or any entheogenic experience which can feature geometric imagery)
I thought I would share this classic from the vault because often lucid dreamers feel like they are alone when they describe their own personal introspectionist analysis. It’s always nice to know that others have experienced something similiar.

read the entire post here

1 comment:

Dungan said...

thanks for the shout out!

I agree - Abstract geometrics are fundamental to all kinds of altered states; it's no wonder that they are cross-culturally taken to be experiences of the divine (en-theo).

I've found (and this is not just my experience of course) that certain geometric light experiences come with an interiority such as bliss, gratitude, and awe that appear to be an emotional metaphor for the imagery itself, and vice versa. This kind of thinking is may be pre-language, the roots of consciousness.