Hi everyone - first post - so happy I found this community and Andrews teachings/books it has really become the hub of my study and practice.
I notice that there are some posts to do with good movies to watch like Inception, Eternal Sunshine etc…
I would like to share a post on some dreamlike video games that I can say have definitely seeded some pretty cool dreams for me along with levels of lucidity from fully lucid to witnessing awareness. There has been some discussion on how gamers can tend to have a higher rate of lucid dreams so I think this is an appropriate contribution.
Video games are at such a high quality now with such good voice acting and stories that I find that the time I have in front of the TV is often better spent immersing myself in a game than passively watching a show.
Here are a few games that I would suggest that have dreamlike qualities. Sidenote - I now see death in a video game more like getting kicked out of a recurring dream - I just go back in (fall back asleep) and try again… I also relate to the characters as my ‘avatars’ to the experience and try to immerse myself in the whole scene when possible - slowing down and looking around.
The Last Guardian.
An ancient abandoned city, a boy, and an injured mystical animal. This is a very beautiful heartfelt game that makes me think of a shamanic journey like what Robert Moss talks about in his books. The architecture and scale of the city is amazing and I’ve definitely had some dreams colored by this game.
Ski, Snowboard, Glide, Fly. The Swiss alps, Alaska, Japan - huge mountain scenes you can go forever and explore - open world so little contraint on where you are heading, amazing control and physics. I’ve had several lucid dreams snowbording down expansive slopes that are directly related to playing this game. Protip - with PS5 you can turn the game music off and stream your own dreamy music to overlay the experience.
Ratchet and Clank.
I had the coolest lucid dream seeded by this game. I was in a giant space outpost colony type ship situated inside a huge crator on some planet somewhere. It started out that I crawled through some venting / utility halls to get to a port outside the ship - then used a hose with some green liquid in it to wash off a bunch of lizard alien guys with laser guns from the outside of the ship - it went from there.
Another beautiful heartful game that really is a journey - easy to play and short, so very accessable to people who don’t have a lot of gaming experience - it’s one of the first games I played when I started to game a few years ago.
Anyone else have any dream quality games that they can suggest?