I've invested quite a lot of time investigating the dreaming world. From normal dreams to lucid dreams and finally astral travel and projection.
Dreaming has literally shown me that it can be stronger than life at times. And It seems the more interest i throw at the subject the more vivid it gets.
Let's have a look at the types of dreams and what they hold from my personal observation.
The normal dreams are composed of subconscious segments that get repressed as we go about in the day/days.They act as a sort of outlet so we can dump that which doesn't fit us.
That's why they are so uncontrollable and random. We have all these stuff that we've seen and felt presented to us as structures.
Emotions, feelings and thoughts can manifest as objects in dreams, that's what makes them so oddly constructed at times.
There is nothing so special about casual dreaming. Most of them aren't vivid and don't leave such an impact as we forget them quickly.
This to me is the buffed version of normal dreaming, where your consciousness stops flowing hand to hand with the subconscious mind and takes over the steering wheel. Despite thst the subconscious mind still has dominance over the scenarios and the scenery. The more you develop control over lucid dreaming the more you can change things consciously.
I really don't like lucid dreaming because I know that my mind can always dig up some negative junk I got stored in me and shove it in my face.
Ok so on my scale this is the third level of dreaming. I honestly think that this is something else than dreaming but due to the lack of means to be proven I will label it as dreaming.
This is like normal dreams with the difference that you are thrown at places unknown to man and have the ability to socialize with different people which you've never seen before. Personally I've seen some breath taking stuff while Astral Travelling.
One time I was so amazed of a city which had a nebula floating over the city skylight, that I took out my phone to take pictures of it, afterwards taking a look if they were there when I wake up. Sadly they weren't :D
Honestly it is really hard for me to say that this is dreaming. It's one of the most shocking experiences and I try not to do it because of the things I see. Basically astral projection Is placing yourself or more the less your body in a paralyzed stat, afterwards ripping yourself from it, and it does feel strange, also its really, and I do say REALLY intense.
I'm not that into astral projection, so if you want to read more about it, better find different sources.
The greatest thingfor me to do is to astral travel.. I really love exploring and seeing amazing stuff.