Lucid Dreaming in the Lord of the Rings

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  1. Amelie

    Amelie New Member

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    Hey Everybody,
    so I'm still busy with my paper for school about dreams in the Lord of the Rings.

    The next challenge for me, is to find examples for lucid dreaming or at least something similar to lucid dreaming in the book...

    Does anyone by chance already have an example or an idea in which part of the book I could find one?

    Thank you!
    Amelie
     
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    Cool idea. I thought of this: When Pippin takes the Palantír, he appears to at least still be in a theta state of mind, after waking (or did he only pretend to be asleep? Reminded me of when I wake up from deep sleep and do stuff). I am no help thinking of specific examples of lucid dreaming, but I think it's interesting how prophetic dreams appear sometimes, and also there is reference at some point in LOTR how Legolas travels outside his body like elves can do while "asleep". I remember Boromir's dream about Narsil which brings him to Rivendell. I'm interested to see what the Tolkienites dig up here.

    Amelie, have you found any examples?
     
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