you can read the most recent accounts of dreamers reaching the
Crossroads (scroll down) or check out the the archive of Lucid
Sorry I've not been updating this scetion. I will have a new section where you can add your dreams.
Below are some lucid
dream abbreviations that people may use
AP = Astral Projection,
DC = Dream Character, DILD = Dream-Initiated Lucid
Dream, FA = False Awakening, IRL = In Real Life, IWL
= In Waking Life, LD = Lucid Dream, MILD = Mnemonic
Induction of Lucid Dreams, NDE = Near Death Experience, RC
= Reality Check, SP = Sleep Paralysis, WILD = Wake-Initiated
left to see some other examples of lucid dreaming.
you experienced a shared dream?
visit was on (16/09/05)
Crossroads experience -
Ian is a member of the LD4all
I had really high lucidity last night. Higher that I have ever
had before in my life... It decreased a bit by the end though.
a regular dream I was staying in a house in a hilly neighborhood.
It looked pretty normal in the daytime... But at night, it was
surreal. At night, The neighborhood was lit with lights of many
colors. The buildings seemed different too... It is difficult
to describe. Also, lots of things happened at night. I was wandering
the neighborhood at night once and ran into some people who were
filming a TV show similar to canded camera.
At one point,
I became lucid. I began to look around. I saw a house with a long
stairway leading up to it, so I climbed the stairway. There were
some other people with me, but I don't remember who they were.
When I reached the top of the stairs, I stayed there for a few
seconds and then turned around and climbed down.
When I reached
the bottom, I saw a ravine with a forest on the other side. There
was a railing in front of it. I began to focus on how real it seemed.
The world was very vivid and stable, but there was something about
it that made it feel not as real as RL.
I began to
explore the neighborhood some more. Soon, I came upon a grassy cliff
hundreds of feet above an open field. There was a railing there
also. I knew that when I woke up that I might forget parts of the
dream, so I tried to remember earlier parts of the dream while still
in the dream. I remembered the part with the house with the stairs
and the ravine, but there were lots of parts I didn't remember,
even in the dream.
I saw some
other people going into a forest nearby, but I wasn't interested.
Instead, I decided to try to go to the lucid crossroads. I went
over to the house I had been staying in. I opened the door trying
to visualise the crossroads on the other side, but instead, it opened
to a room in the house. I was dissapointed, but then my mom came
out the door and handed me a pink key. As soon as I had it in my
hand, I knew it was the key to the lucid crossroads. I closed the
door and turned the key in the lock, then opened it again. This
time, it opened to the crossroads. I walked through.
place was different from the crossroads in several ways. Instead
of the lucid dojo, there was a large body of water with a walkway
down the middle leading to a large palace. Also, instead of the
dream doors, there were frames with closed curtains.
showed up acting like a game show host" "WEEEEEEEEEEELCOME
TO THE LUCID CROSSROADS!" he said. Then, Glad appeared and started
naming the features to the crossroads. When she named the dream doors,
or curtains in this case, the curtains all opened. There were lots
of other features she named. I don't remember all of them, but I remember
that one of the features was the ability to upload music to the crossroads.
eh I was hoping that the big welcoming would end soon because it was
wasting valuable dream time.
For some reason
I decided to focus on the sensations coming from the real world.
Big mistake. It caused me to wake up.
visit was on (13/09/05)
Crossroads visit -
Jaxal is a member of the LD4all
I just had a LD about 1 hour and 20 mins ago. Lol. In my dream
, I flew to the crossroads meeting place. I have not done this
before. iwas looking for the guestbook to write my name in. But
you know that building you see on the website (lucid dojo) ? well,
I went in there to see if someone was there and to my suprise,
it was full of washing machines Loooooooool. It was like a launderette.
I think, this happened because I havent been to that site in quite
visit was on Silio Magnetic 27 (21/08/04) Red
(this is how the mayans measure time see gegorian date in brackets
- Sunwolf follows the Mayan Tzolkin)
- Sunwolf is a member of the Sealife forum ~ I finally made it
to the Lucid Crossroads. I was at Lucid Crossroads. Ypm, Mark
was there. I remember introducing him to three of my brothers,
Brian, Randy and Danny, and asking them to guess who Ypm looked
like. Only Brian could guess he looked like my friend Dave Long.
There were a lot of people at the Crossroads, and they were playing
a weird game. It was told to me by one of the coordinators that
at night all the animals could be killed that the participants
wanted to kill, because by day the dead bodies would be disposed
of automatically. This game was played in the sand, off of the
Lucid Crossroad’s floor; were everone had a long, tiny knife and
the object of the game was to trick the snakes into swallowing
the knife and then ram it down their throat and kill them.
I didn’t agree with turning killing of serpents into a playful sport.
Then I saw a beautiful snake, very unique, almost yellow and it
had wings, rise out of the sand and was going to bite Ypm. I grabbed
Sandy’s sword and chopped off the unique snake’s head. I had too.
I didn’t like it. It was evening and we were closing up. Ypm, Nick,
Pantalimon and others were taking the furniture into the basement.
I remember taking a tall stand up Lamp and lowering it to the basement,
over a railing. I was trying to sit it on a table, so it wouldn’t
fall and break. Ypm was down there, so he grabbed it and sat it
YPM's 2nd Crossroads
The dream begins walking down this hallway in what looked like
army barracks or some warehouse. There were people that I had
gone to high school with me there. Something triggered something
in my mind and I realized that I was dreaming. Lucid Dream
Begins - I calmed myself down, since I could feel myself getting
more excited and turned left down a row. I wanted to visit the
lucid crossroads, so remembered that last time I had trouble when
I closed my eyes, I covered my eyes with my hands and willed myself
to be at the lucid crossroads. When I took my hands away I was
in this very dimly lit room. I could barely see anything except
for ripples or light, like the inside of an indoor swimming pool
at night. The walls of the rooms were curved towards the floors
like the walls of the dojo. Then I noticed that the roof of the
room was actually covered with clouds like the sky at the lucid
Dojo. I looked at the ground and it looked like it was covered
in strips of carpet, so I reached down and began to pull the carpet
up. As I did I noticed that what was beneath it looked like the
Lucid Crossroads. At this point I got caught up in the task and
my lucidity started to fad away.
Lucid Dream Ends
- The dream ended with a party. I had taken all of the rugs away
and it looked like the lucid crossroads only inside. There was a
stage setup and the B52's were playing "Love Shack" on it. I was
sitting in the corner listening to the music and having a good time.
There were people in front of my dancing and stuff, my girlfriend
was sitting beside me. Then I got up and started to dance around
her, being a bit comical in my movements, singing the words "Love
shack, baby love shack..."
YPM's 1st Crossroads
The normal dream begins and I was in this video game and it was
sort of like Grand Theft Auto III. I had passed level one and
was one level two which too place in this really rich town. Level
one was me and a group of guys, at the start of this level all
of the other guys ran off leaving me alone. I jumped into this
blue car (like an old Corvette or Mustang) and had a brown piece
of paper that I had to deliver. There was lots of green grass
all around and sculptured scrubs. My first destination was this
large mansion with a moat around it. Luckily there was a ramp
in front so I jump the moat with the car and smashed through the
front door. Then I left that house and went back to the main square
where I had started. I had to go to another mansion so I stole
a grey car (which became the original blue car as I drove) and
drove it through the front door or another mansion.
I had to do something (I forget what) but the owner of the mansion,
a large black man (not unlike the Kingpin in the Daredevil movie)
was home. He was angry with my and started to chase me. I ran
into this one room and wanted to get through this sliding door.
It was too complicated (unlocking everything) and taking to long
so in my head I though "just skip it" and just sort of went throgh
Then I climbed a ladder
(like the ones in the sewers leading up to the man holes) and was
outside in the backyard. I ran to the fence and hopped it in the
same way that I had oppened the door, by forgetting about the details
and just being on the other side. I did this a few more times, going
from yard to yard, and then was walking on top of this patio table
with a glass top (like the one that my parents have) and I said
to myself "Hey this is a dream."
Lucid Dream begins
- I looked around and told myself that it was a dream and to relax.
The dream was very stable and I wasn't worried about waking up at
I looked around and there were pink roses in the backyard. There was
a man reading the paper sitting at a smaller pario table, the stub
of his cigar was sitting in an ashtray onthe table beside him. The
sky was blue and I don't think that I saw any clouds in it. I was
surprised bu home stable and detailed the dream was. Then I thought:
"Alright I'm going to try to visit the lucid crossroads", since this
was my intnetion for my next lucid dream. So I closed my eyes and
willed myself to be at the lucid crossroads.
I opened my eyes I was there, the ground was like the sky). The surface
of a large pillar was like the ground at the crossroads, or the desk,
only grey and the ground was like the sky. I was having trouble opening
my eyes all the way and looking around (it was almost like I was trying
to open my real eyes). Then I woke up.
Crossroads lucid -
Holy reality is a member of the LD4
all forum ~
I had a dream where I was at Middle School.... in band I think,
kind of outside the old band room... Kena had a toy gun and I
was looking at it then realized I could get in trouble but she
wouldn't take it back.... I forgot what I did, probably yelled
at her... so anyway... we were outside and she apologized for
doing that.... and then I summoned her a gun, I tried to make
it a desert eagle but it didn't quite turn out that way... so
anyway... somehow she's messing around with it and it turns into
a cell phone... well at any rate I grab her from behind to take
her flying (this felt so amazing........ man.. I could feel HER
it felt right.... mmmmm) and so we went flying... I decided hey
let's go to the lucid crossroads, so we go... when we finally
get to the center there is a sort of gatoraide dispensor, but
it's supposed to have beer in it, instead, lemonade.
Some fellow standing
by it tells me the beer is on the other side, and it was... I went
and found the table in the middle tried to write my name on it,
but there were just scribbles everywhere... then I remembered there
is supposed to be some sort of receptionist somewhere so I found
her, she looked native american, fairly old.... I signed my name,
saw about 4 other people had been here recently... I don't really
remember their names... so we have a conversation, and it's rather
good, she asks me something about symbols and I said "no i don't
know what they are" (there was a lucid crossroads post on here with
really weird symbols and astrology stuff in it, this is what inspired
me to check out the crossroads) so anyway I ask her if she is real
and I think she even says no, but I remark that she has amazing
intelligence and is easily the most intelligent DC I've ever talked
to.... so..... I wanted to go to the dojo but I guess maybe I woke
up before then, I did go to a dojo like building but some "bum"
was in it, like an NPC from UO or something, he asked if I could
hire him to do anything, I told him I'd be back but I forgot to
go back and woke up before I could.
Crossroads visit -
Big_K is a member of the Sealife
forum ~ At
first I was driving down the road trying to go to a store when
I suddleny realized hey I was dreaming! I remember my goals of
going to the Crossroads from the night before, and pulled the
car into a mall like place and whilst thinking of visiting the
Crossroads I turned the car around and slammed into trees! Surprised
I got out and gazed around realizing I was there, at the Crossroads
itself! Somehow I came in from behind the "are you dreaming
This is the other dream
that was lucid - It all Celm and Glad were both there, but it was
hard to tell because it was like I was viewing the dream and watching
myself so the images of them were small. I came to the desk and
I quickly realized I was about to wake up so I asked for the badge,
to get back there again instantly next time! Celm offered the badge
to me and it dissapered onto my clothes. But something more strange
is that Glad also said "here you can have this" and she
gave me a necklace with a lama on it! She said it can be used from
trading and Celm gladly pointed out he had the same necklace. But
soon after that I woke up but strange eh? why would glad be offering
me a lama necklace?
Hippo's Crossroads visit ~ In
this DH was not lucid but I've added it as it was a few days before
he did become lucid at the Crossroads which you can also
in my demon dream form like I described in the topic "join a dreamteam".
In my dreams I like to step through mirrors and glass a lot, so
thats what I did here, and I actually came at the crossroads!
It was kinda blurry, I saw those two blue people behind the desk
and the man waved at me with a big smile, he told me to come closer.
Usually I'm not used to people who are nice to me in dreamland,
they are often more scared of me, so I turned around and walked
away though the mirror.
is the other dream that was lucid - It all started when I was playing
pool with some friends in the cellar, in waking life we always go
play pool in the pool center on monday, but in my dream the poolcenter
was suddenly in my cellar. The cellar was very big, and there is always
a partly dark zone in the cellar where I never normally go. Anyway
we were playing pool and suddenly my mother calles for me in the bedroom,
I go upstairs and ask her what is the matter, she tells me to look
out of the window. When I do I see a lot of cats and dogs in all the
gardens, and there are also a few weird creatures that look like a
mix between a cat and a dog.
We discuss the mixed
up creatures, "they look a bit like a Saint Bernard", I say, but
when I realize that animals like this don't exist my lucidity is
triggered. So this must be a dream "this is a dream", I say to myself
"this is a dream, this is a dream" I keep saying. I open the window
and shout with the wind in my face "THIS IS A DREAM" my mother looks
at me and says "please act normal, this is no dream", "yes it is",
I say "I'll prove it to you". I wish for all the cats, dogs and
dog like cats to be gone and they disapear "still dont believe me?"
I say "then see me fly!". I call on grey dragon wings and fly out
of the window.
next thing I remember is flying over the street, I'm still lucid as
far as I know because I keep saying to myself I'm dreaming everytime
when the dream seems to get normal so lucidty stays with me. I hold
two dragon dolls in my hands, one was orange and they other one was
purple, I do their voices and make them talk to each other. Then I
get back home where my father is at the door "where have you been
and what are those strange things on your back?" "I cant stay dad"
I say and open the door, and behind it are the Crossroads! I want
to walk into the Crossroads and close the door, but my father won't
let me, he pulls at the door to keep it open at his side and I pull
the other side to close the door. I'm stronger and manage to close
the door and lock it with a key.
Crossroads I walk to the desk, its just Glad behind reception
desk, I dont know where Clem was, maybe he took some time off?
She smiles at me and says "we are pleased you could make it back,
you dont have to be shy" she reaches out her hand "here, before
you run off again take this" she gives me a small golden badge
"use this if you want to return here at anytime." I look at her
and ask her if she can give me the reception log book, I want
to leave a note for Fey (ReaLiTY.FaiLuRe.) she says its ok and
gives me a book I sign in something and thank her "you want to
stay for a bit?" Glad says. I say I'd rather go back to the dream
world because I have some things to do.
I exit through the mirror
and suddenly I'm trapped by what looks like a meat eating plant,
I wrestle with the plant and some guys start laughing at me. I pull
out two guns of my pocket and shoot at them, when the plant is dead
I follow one more guy, he sends all kind of crawling robots at me
but I destroy them easily, he smiles a dirty smile at me all the
time. As I turn a corner I loose him, but I see flowers on the wall,
in the flowers are faces of different people, some I know from my
other dreams some I dont know. I stick some of the flowers to my
gun, soon after that I finnally wake up.
Crossroads visit ~ It begins at my house, and it's my birthday.
Friends are there, as well as my family. Many many cars are parked
in the driveway, and it's obvious a big party is in progress.
My friend Mateo is
there, as well as my nephew... and Mateo is pretending to be asleep.
My nephew is hitting him in the head with a stuffed panda bear
to keep him awake. I remember we all were eating hot dogs. My
mom tells me that I have some ketchup or something on my face,
and I try to wipe it off... when done she says it's still there.
This repeats a few more times, frustrating me, so I head to the
I get in there and
look at my face, and see nothing. But what is strange is my face
is a metallic blue color, and it instantly reminds me of the receptionists
skin tone from the crossroads. Of course, I'm dreaming
Upon realizing I'm dreaming
I rub my hands and everything gets moderately clearer... I'm about
mid to mid/high in lucidity at this point. I think about what I
want to do and easily think of the crossroads. I take another look
in the mirror, and it now looks like an aquarium... and many fish
are swimming about inside. I think of sealife, and even out loud
say, "Sealife...". The fish get startled and start scurrying around,
I notice they assemble themselves to spell something. It reads,
"Is There More" and I am puzzled as to what it means.
I get back on track
and remember the crossroads, and start wondering how I'm gonna get
there. I look at my bathroom door and imagine the crossroads being
behind it. I open it to see a long hallway in front of me... and
all the walls, floor and ceiling are black and white checkered,
like a chess board.
I am not satisfied,
because this is not the crossroads... and close the door. I try
imagining once again and open the door. This time there is another
door directly behind it, and I open it too. As soon as it's opened,
my vision seems to fade and I feel like I'm going to wake up...
but soon enough, things start fading back in. When the dream comes
back into focus, I happily find myself to now be right in the
middle of the crossroads . I'm standing right in front of the
couches, and like the website, notice blue cushions on them and
the floating table... but the table seems to be made of steirofoam
or something. I look around and notice that there's no doors around
the crossroads, but the well is there. The receptionists are missing
as well. I feel the heat of the sun on my neck, and look up to
see a bright sun above, but no balloons floating.
I look back at the
crossroads themselves, and feel totally aware at this point...
I was at high lucidity. I notice the piece of paper on the floating
table and that there is something written on it in green writing.
I run up and read what it says, here's what I see:
I hope and want you
to come see this, friend. (Some weird words here...) (A
sentence I can't make out.) Soon enough, we will be here at one
time. (Numbers here, I remember an 8, 2, and a 0) From,
I smile knowing that
this message was from Strawin (sealife forum member), and still
feel very aware. I hear something behind me up in the sky, it sounds
like a chinese gong or something. When I turn around and look up
all I see is the sun like before. The brightness of the sun is blinding,
and it easily causes me to wake up.
When I woke up I was
incredibly happy, there is so much of this dream that can be analyzed.
What could the aquarium fish mean by there sentence? What did the
message on the paper mean? I was frustrated cause I hardly ever
so aware in my dream, and something stupid like the sun wakes me
up. Oh well, it was a great lucid dream nonetheless .
Crossroads visit ~ I again lay in lion position. I breathe slower
and deeper as if I’m dying. The hypnagogic hallucinations begin
to set in again. I immediately get hold of it. I switch my awareness
and violently sit up and fall in repeating cycle in my dream body.
I find myself in a long hall with many doors. I walk around to
make sure that my awareness is shifted into dream world enough.
I’m amazed that I can get into my dream world that fast. I then
remember about crossroads. I think that it’s an excellent time
to try since the hall is full of doors. I give myself a big sigh
and open a door with an expectation that there is crossroad behind
that door. It doesn’t look like crossroad from the website, but
I remember that someone said that it’s in construction stage (that’s
what it looked like lol) so I don’t let myself to be disappointed
though. I turn around and see a big sign saying, “Are you dreaming?”
I know that I’m in the right crossroad even though it doesn’t
look like one on the website at all.
I go to the desk and
call for Glad (that’s only name I can remember lol). A blue woman
comes to me (she looks cool! ). She explains that Crossroads isn’t
completed. I nod, confirming my guess. I look around and tell Glad
that I’ll come back when it is completed. She seems disappointed,
but still smiles at me. I smile, noticing that my awareness is beginning
to switch back so I rub my hands to prevent that from happening.
I look at Glad again and go to one of the doors around the crossroad.
I find myself in wizard school. Interesting!
souls false awakening
by Timeless soul~ FA Lucid with Alana I awake from a dream into
a FA. I pull out my Dream diary and record my dream. Apparently
I went lucid and found Alana.
talked for a while and in my book I wrote down the conversations.
It had a lot to do with each other and our lives. And there was something
about her earrings. I remember standing, next to a low table with
couches. She was sitting down on the couch for the most part. I remember
the colour blue, possible water next to us somewhere, like a small
pool. I was very pleased with my recall in the FA and I smiled and
thought, great tomorrow I will write than down. I rolled over and
fall back asleep. I awoke in the morning and opened my dream diary
and found no dream. I was totally shocked because I didn’t think it
was a dream at all.
visit by EynKiora ~ I'm a cheerleader for a professional basketball
team thats playing in my middle school gym. Only two of us have
shown up, so I go off to look for the rest of us. I find them
in a hallway (theres like 50 of us). The teacher thats with them
offers me medicine in case I eat too many cookies. I tell her
I'd rather just be careful about what I eat, You shouldn't take
medicine all the time.
At this point I become
lucid. I fly around the school a little, trying to think of something
to do. I remember about the crossroads and leave the school. I'm
flying too high to see the ground, so I move closer and find myself
in a forest. I eventually get to a place similar to the crossroads,
but not quite. The ballons are there but its in a forest, The benches
are around the edges and the reception desk is in the middle, and
the floor is blue with clouds, like the sky. I walk up to the desk
and talk to the three large black ladies that are there. I ask them
where clem and glad are, and one tells me theyve been released.
I sign the guestbook, leaving my last name because theres already
another jess there - I recognize her as someone I know from school.
The ladies ask me who I'm here to see, and I say Im waiting for
some friends. I try to change the color of the floor, because I
dont like it, and have a FA.
Crossroads visit by
Strawin ~ Flying over the Crossroads () Recall from
middle of the night: I was flying, or floating over the Lucid
Crossroads! I recall only a very short period, that round plateau
with all those doors, reception and everything else.
try to describe every "in dream dream" as I recall them: The first
one sucked. I stood up from my bed, tried to get out of the door
to find the Lucid Crossroads, but there was only darkness and
my dad talking somewhere.. There were also some monsters later..
At one point I closed the door and jumped/flown backwards where
the black void engulfed me.
Don't recall no more,
but soon I had an FA. The second was better. I stood up and tried
to spin and at the same time asked my dream/spirit guide to take
me to the Crossroads. I was spinning and it started to work, I was
beginning to see the Crossroads from above, I was somehow spinning
or flying over it. On that round platform I could see all sorts
of monsters, preparing for a battle. This was level 2 of the Crossroads
(meaning it was now a game ). There were some big mammoths at the
center and other troops at the edge, preparing to attack the mammoths.
I was supposed to land, to help those troops/to make the battle
start, but the dream began to fade. Yeah, another FA, same thing
visit by Me (Russell) ~
Getting there was very odd, I became lucid by just suddenly realising
I was dreaming although I don't remember the dream I was having
before hand and when I became lucid, I just sort of drifted. I
remembered I should try and get to the Crossroads and decided
to just will myself there. I formed the main image of the receptionists
looking out from infront of the "am I dreaming sign".
What I got was the image
but it was like a sheet of ice or frosted glass was infront of it.
I pushed my mind through this barrier and suddenly I stumbled into
the Crossroads and straight into both receptionists who were both
hugging me and shouting that I'd made it. The bad bit was I was
in a low lucid state and didn't take the time to stablise my state
so I only had time to break free of the receptionists and gain my
bearings before my lucidity faded the receptionists shouting for
me not to leave.
to the Crossroads via the pool
by Ali ~ I dreamt, that I am driving a bus through a canyon, suddenly
the bus started jumping around and it was jumping very high. I
said to myself: "this cannot be real, I must dreaming!" and I
became lucid. I flew with the bus and landed on a high rock in
a desert. Then I remembered the Crossroads and wished to go to
there. I remembered the doors and the mirror and the pool in the
said to myself "I wish to go there, no matter which way" and suddenly
I was in the water. When I looked above I saw the light streaming
through the pools opening. I started swimming up and pulled myself
out of the water on onto the side of the pool, when I stood up I found
myself in the Crossroads. In front of me there were the receptionists
Clem and Glad but I believe my mind still thought the water was in
my eyes and I saw them through very blurred vision. Infact the whole
dream after that was somehow blurred, but I was conscious of it and
lucid. While I hesitated and thought about the blurreness I woke up."
So that was my Dream and I hope, many will follow.
Crossroads by Greyfyre ~ I've
been meaning to try and reach the crossroads for some time now,
and it's been at the top of my dream time to do list. I almost
got there last night, what I saw were two very interesting idea
about the crossroads.
a familiar dream of being chased, an FA where I knew I was dreaming,
then the LD. I kind of recalled the before dreams, so decided
to test if I was dreaming now. I stick my hand through my other
hand, even though a DC there tells me I can't do that. So I recruit
some DCs who want to leave, and I try and think of a place to
go, as well as a method. I decide I will use a computer nearby
to show an image of where we will go, so the others can jump through
the screen with me. I just intend to pull up any other place,
and see a midevil style version of the lucid crossroads! Someone
asks me where it is, and I say it's the crossroads...the lucid
crossroads. It looked like a medieval version of the crossroads,
and I was certain that it was definately the crossroads.
I'm a bit surprised
by it's appearance, but we all jump through the screen anyway. For
some reason we still are in the classroom. I decide to call a guide
to get there, and out of nowhere appears Jack O'neil from the Stargate
series. He tells us to just go through the door (that appears behind
us) and I will know which way to go. It really made sense, as long
as you know where you are going in a dream it doesn't matter what
way you go, you'll end up there. So we walk down a street, and the
next turn will lead us to the lucid crossroads, I tell the DCs with
me. I start to feel my dream break up; everything becomes a bit
distant, and so I rub my hands and start spinning. This not only
brings my dream back full swing, it makes be a bit more lucid. I'm
pepped, and the DCs think me odd to be so ready to go. I run on
down to the crossroads, and some of them decide not to go, either
way none of them catch up to me. I know the crossroads are only
a few feet ahead, but there is a lucid crossroad souvenir vender
right there I look and see that all this lady has to sell are heart
shaped pendent necklaces, similiar to the heart shaped glass beads
I have. I ask what they are for and she tells me they take you to
the crossroads, but they are powered by reciepts from her shop.
I ask her if I can have a magic reciept put into mine so that whatever
purchases I make in the dream world show up on it, and she agrees
to it. I notice a small fluffy white cat, which she takes a necklace
from and gives it to me, putting a folded reciept inside it.
getting it my dream ends, and I do my normal stuff to check if
I really woke up. So, do the crossroads really have to look the
same...or just have the same elements? From the picture I saw
there was a shop with some sort of lucid related painting on the
front where the 'are you dreaming' sign is, two shopkeepers out
front, and several doors standing out in the middle of nowhere
around it. I guess this is one way to interpret the crossroads
in a past time? I wonder how it would look in the future?
The second thing I found
interesting was the whole idea of the necklace being powered by
things done in the dreamworld. Perhaps the badge thing we are suposed
to find at the crossroads can have something like that for lucid
dreams...like increased power for each LD so that it would be easier
to get there with experience. Well, anyway, the crossroads certainly
have a lot of possiblilites.
to the Crossroads by Traumgänger
~ am in our living room, and I can´t remember why I am there.
My mother tells me that I was sleepwalking, and that I told some
stupid stuff about persons I know. I don´t really believe it,
but I also don´t really know what is wrong.
some time I finally get it and go lucid again.But, again, it is
quite dark around me.I am standing in an elevator, and with me
is a big, shadowy person.He doesn´t seem to be friendly, but not
really agressive either.I play around with concepts of interacting
with DCs, but the person doesn´t behave like I expected: When
I try to feel friendly about him, to "love" him, he gets taller
and more threatening.When I get angry, he is suddenly quite small
and no threat.
I awoke, but still I somehow was in the dream.I didn´t want to
give up, and although my vision was gone I reached out for the
coat of the person.I felt it, it was made of cotton, and I concentrated
on the feeling.Then I was in the dream again! (The first time
I managed to reenter a dream, thanks to this forum that gave me
the tip!) Then I remember I want to get out to the light and search
to fly in the elevator, towards the wall.I can´t bring myself through
it while flying, so I take some part of the elevator in my hand,
and push myself through the wall (head first).It hurt! I never felt
this before, it wasn´t just the neutral pain I normally feel in
dreams, it felt like real pain! But after few seconds it was gone,
I was through the wall. During the following part, I awake about
3 times, but I always manage to reenter the dream.
I was flying,
it was a very bright sunny afternoon.A blue sky and a few white
clouds above me, and on the ground the city I live in, green grass
and yellow fields around it.I saw the big church (the "famous" building
of the region where I live) below me. I land on the grass, there
are some apple trees.I take an apple from the ground, it looks a
bit rotten, but I am curious and eat it.I didn´t had any taste,
but a tingling feeling all over my mouth (like trying to eat a vitamin
tablette).Then I wanted to test if I can smell, so I breath in deeply.It
works, it feels like concentrating on smells like you are outside
and there isn´t anything special (like a flower or something).
I try teleportating, but it doesn´t work.I reach in my pocket
for the "Crossroads button", but no effect either.After some more
trying I come to the conclusion that it is quite hard to me to
change my surroundings from green grass to a desert in a second.So
I take off again and fly.I fly towards a hill, and try to imagine
that there are the crossroads behind, but I just can´t bring myself
to believe that there is a desert behind the green hill.So I fly
on, until I come to an ocean, or perhaps a big lake.I cross it,
for a short time I see only water, and then, at some distance,
the border.It´s a desert!
am very positive about beeing succesful.A few seconds later I
see the crossroads.But they are covered with big "Computer Windows"
(like the win erorr reports).They are hanging in the air. I just
ignore them and land behind them, now the windows disappear, and
I see the crossroads for the first time. Well, not exactly the
crossroads: I am standing on a big blue metallic circle.Instead
of Gladis and Clement, there are normal people, working on something,
one at a computer.The lounge area is there, but the sofas and
tables are very very simple and made of wood (like the kind of
furniture you expect to find at a grilling site, next a campfire).
I ask one
of them what´s going on here, but he doesn´t answer.I ask somenoe
else, still no reaction.No I get a bit angry and shout at him: "Is
this place under construction?!" He ansers yes, they are working
on it, but Q is unfortunately not here right now ( In the dream
I somehow thought the crossroads belong to this forum, sorry pantalimon
) I asked for the guestbook, he told me that it is more of a skriptbook
(what´s that?) than a textbook, but he gave it to me.I read it,
there were two names (I think on male and one female) with the family-name
"Anderson". I wrote something into it. Then I walked over
to the lounge area.I tryed to give the crossroads the right shape.
that some furniture was flying, so I changed the simple wooden benches
in flying ones (with the blue stuff, and nicer wood).Unfortunately
I couldn´t sit down, because those benches always slid away under
me.Should have remembered that only the tables fly *gg*. Then I
read something else, but I am now at low-lucidity, and wake up quickly.
Now I am
very happy, cause it was one of the best nights of my live (concerning
dreaming *g*). Thanks to LucidGuess, cause the MWILD method started
this (allthough it didn´t work yet.To pantalimon, cause he created
the crossroads. To Q and the whole forum, because here I read about
the MWILD, the Crossroads,voice commands and about how to reenter
visit to the Crossroads by Carl
~ It started as a regular dream: I am in the house I grew up in
(I dream about being there frequently, but I think this may be
the first time I have remembered to recognize this dreamsign and
become lucid there.) It looks a little different than it really
I am lucid, I notice the dream is still somewhat fuzzy, so I "command"
it to become clear. It gets a bit clearer, but it still seems
distorted around the edges, sort of as if I am looking at it through
strong glasses (I used to wear glasses but have since gotten Lasik
done). I give up on that for the time being, and head into the
is there, wanting me to help him move the lumber that is stacked
in huge piles around the unusually enormous backyard. I ignore
him, since I know this is a dream and I'm not about to waste a
LD moving two-by-fours! I ask myself what I want to do in this
dream, and remember the Lucid Crossroads and decide to go there.
I fly into
the air, above the clouds. I descend, expecting to see the Crossroads,
and I do! I land- a bit hard- on the ground, a short distance away.
However, there is a problem: As I walk up to the Crossroads, I find
that it is not the real thing, but a tiny scale model of it (maybe
two feet in diameter, and the "helpers" are not there). I tell myself
this is a marker to indicate that the real Crossroads is nearby,
and I keep walking. (If I had thought of it at the time, I might
have been able to shrink down to its size, but I didn't.)
do come to the full-sized Crossroads, but it is deserted and there
is no furniture in its circle. A strong wind is blowing accross
me (which I can hear and feel), despite the fact that the Crossroads
is described as a calm, tranqil place. I begin to suspect that
the wind outside my bedroom is howling loudly enough to invade
and influence my dream, but I can't be sure of this (it wasn't
blowing when I woke up). I suddenly find that another man and
a woman are approaching (not the helpers... or at least they don't
look like them). The man seems to be of hispanic descent. We all
suddenly notice that the furniture of the Crossroads is nearby,
all stacked to the side. We begin moving it onto the circle. However,
we seem unable to remember how it is supposed to be placed. There
is a bunch of excess stuff like railings and chairs. I may be
losing lucidity a bit at this point, because I seem to think that
the railings are supposed to me placed in certain places, when
there really are no railings at the Crossroads.
we get the stuff set up, even though we are not sure we have it
"right." We sit down in the lounge area (which now includes a couple
of chairs, in addition to the couches). The man suggests we play
a game; He tells me to pick an accent and try to speak in that accent
for a couple minutes or something. I begin talking in my best attempt
at a British accent, but after a little while I start to slip into
something I think of as a Jamaican accent . He says, "Not so easy,
is it?" (or something like that.)* *(After waking, I think this
may have been a symbolic reference to accidentally slipping out
of lucidity (which I think I was doing, by that point), and my subconscious
(or Clement the helper, in disguise ;-)) was trying to tell that
I was doing that. It could also be a reference to the fact that
we can be people other than ourselves in dreams.) I think this is
where I either woke up or transitioned into another dream, because
I don't remember any more.
I may not have really "made it" to the Crossroads exactly, but
I am getting closer. I am a bit of a skeptic about shared dreams,
but an open-minded one. Whether the "shared dreaming" aspect of
the Lucid Crossroads experiment is valid or not, I think it can
at least be a useful tool for focusing one's lucidity. Like practically
anything else, it will take me some practice to use it well, though.
NOTE by Russell :- I'd say you did
get there, its like meeting someone you know really well in waking
life, they might not look the same but you "know" its
them, the lucidity did sound low at some points though.
finding the Lucid Crossroads by
Me (Russell) ~ Well since putting up this site I've been
unnaturally unlucid and achieved poor short lived lucid's when
I have had success. I've not managed to reach the Crossroads in
these short lucid's, however this morning I did! I was dreaming
I was Spock from StarTrek and I was suffering from some alien
drug that had knocked out the rest of the crew.
off my feet and staggered off to get to the bridge. I took a lift
upto where I thought the bridge was located. The doors opened
and I got out into a room with a few instrument panels and in
the corner was Scotty with a tricorder, I walked upto him and
he started to speak and all of a sudden I became lucid with no
I got excited
and was about to launch into my usual babble about "look I'm lucid"
sort of speech to Scotty but then remembered to increase my lucidity.
I held my hand upto Scotty to stop him talking then I spun round
on the spot (good tech for raising lucidity) and looked at my hands.
I also remembered to try and deepen my lucid state as I didn't want
to wake early like I had been doing in my last lucid's I
closed my eyes and just saw formless light for a while relaxing
myself and cutting off from excitement and distraction. Well it
really seemed to work as I when I opened my eyes I didn't have that
nagging feeling I could wake at any moment.
realized I should try and get to the Lucid Crossroads, I opened
the lift doors wanting to walk out into the Crossroads via the
doors at the Crossroads. It didn't work and I realized I'd been
rushing (not concentrating and thinking "I will walk through this
door and out into the Crossroads"}. I panicked a bit and tried
to summon the special transporting badge I'd thought up (the ones
you can get at reception. Unfortunately I forgot my own advice
on the site about putting my hands behind my back, so I couldn't
summon the badge.
to close my eyes and relax again. Whilst my eyes were closed I imagined
the Crossroads from the air, as soon as I did that I just let the
floor beneath my feet drop away from me. When I opened my eyes I
was there! Admittedly I was thousands of feet falling through the
air! It was great I've never been able to fly in my lucid's before
and if I'm truthful I think I was stylishly falling rather than
actual superman flying. It felt great the wind over my skin the
wispy clouds zipping past and I think the excitement and the noise
outside my "real" window contributed to my awakening!
"Rats! (I knew I should have worn my ear plugs) " I did have a good
look at the Crossroads on the way down however and I wasn't far
away from landing. Its a big step forward however! and I'm sure
it will make my next journeys far easier ¦¬)
is the 1ST traveller to reach the Crossroads
at the Crossroads by Jason ~
last night I had a lucid dream, and I haven't had much to do in
them lately so I decided to try and go to good one using the lucid
crossroads. I was in a house and i saw a door and remembered the
advice u gave about coming through a door at the crossroads.
go to the door and open it expecting to come out through the doors
there. just as I open it my nephew comes up behind me(he is 2
years old) and cries because he wants to come with me, even though
it was a ld I couldn't stand that loud crying so I picked him
up and took him through the door with me, to my suprise I CAME
OUT AT THE LUCID CROSSROADS. It was EXACTLY like you had it on
your site except it was a little misty like it was about to get
two people in there wearing black suits and black hats. I didn't
think to talk to them at the time and went over to the table where
the people write messages. There was somthing written on the paper,
it said" him was here"(i guess that doesn't mean much).
I go to the front desk but that blue guy and girl wern't there,
it was actually my father and he looked kind of drunk. I didn't
pay any attention to it and told him that I wanted to have the best
LD I ever had when I went through the door. He says no problem and
I open the door. I don't want to bore you with the long post of
the ld but I'll say it was the BEST and longest ive ever had, and
was very stable, didn't feel like I was going to wake up at any
time and I never lost lucidity till the end, I was even able to
fly which ive never been able to do.
did get Jason to tell us with the lucid dream that followed and
here it is ~ After I went through the door of the
Lucid Crossroads I came out in this house (I've never seen this
house before in my life, but I had the impression in the dream
that it was my cousin's house) so when I first came through the
door the first thing I noticed was that it was very clear and
vivid, it was the closest to real life my dreams have ever been.
started walking through the house trying to get to outside. It
was a real big house and it took like 5 minutes for me to get
to the front door, I was fully lucid the whole time. on the way
I was observing everything and it seemed so real. So I went outside
and it started to rain, that never happened in my lds before and
I was suprised at how well my brain simulated the feeling. This
whole time I still had my nephew with me so when I got outside
I decided to take him flying.
been good at flying but this time I got like 20 feet off the ground
and accidently dropped my nephew. My heart almost dropped but I
looked down and he was flying better than I was(LOL). So with my
lack of concentration on flying I fell to the ground. So I kept
flying for another ten minutes and when I finished I landed on top
of this building, there were rocks on the floor and the building
was grey. I then saw my mother and father standing there, they were
both wearing all black (weird...just like those guys that were at
the crossroads except without the hats) so i grabbed there hands,
and started jumping real high like moon people, they were having
so much fun. Then either my memory fades of what happened after
or my dream ended cause I didn't wake up right after the dream,
I dreamt till I woke up , but i remebered everything very clearly
so im happy. This was the best LD ive had so far but didn't have
much to do because the only thing on my list was to go to the Crossroads.
Im gonna make a list for next time so i'll have lots to do.
left to see some other examples of lucid dreaming.
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