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Monday, March 21, 2011

Lucid Dreaming

For about the last month or so I have been training myself to lucid dream. What is lucid dreaming you may ask?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
lucid dream, in simplest terms, is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik van Eeden (1860–1932).[1]
A lucid dream can begin in one of two ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes it is a dream, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state, with no apparent lapse in consciousness.
Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established.[2][3]
Scientists such as Stephen LaBerge and Allan Hobson, with his neurophysiological approach to dream research, have helped to push forward the understanding of lucid dreaming into a less speculative realm.

Here is the link for more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream

So just the other night I experienced my first lucid dream, and last night my second. The second one was better as I had more control over it. I did a reality check which told my brain I was dreaming, I then went on to start flying (which felt awesome) but soon woke up. There is a lot to learn about keeping the dream alive etc. which I can now work on since I have experienced this.

Here's a video from discovery channel, explains a bit, and how Einstein etc could have used these techniques to invent what they did.







If you want to give it a go do a lot of research here are some sites you should definitely look at:

http://www.dreamviews.com - A very informative forum who are great at giving advise.
www.lucidipedia.com - A school of knowledge on how to lucid dream

16 comments:

Lemmiwinks said...

great background on this, bro!

Sam said...

I get these quite often.

Saul said...

Very interesting ! I wish I was able to do this

Realm of Gamers said...

Flying is always awesome :D

botji said...

always been interested in lucid dreaming, I kinda fail in realising that I'm asleep though! Well new chance this night!

MogVentus said...

This post is awesome! I've been trying to lucid dream for three years. I never get into it enough, so that I may be able to alter dreamscape. I am always practicing though! Lucid dreaming is one of the most amazing things everrrr!!

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Kenzie said...

I always wanted to get into this, never had the willpower though :P nice blog!

Erika said...

I really need to start learning more about this. I can never ever remember my dreams and I always get really jealous when people tell me about theirs.

frameaj1 said...

@Erika, when you wake up try writing everything you remember about your dream down. This is a good way to start. :)

DYLON said...

love lucid dreaming

Totenkreuz said...

I lucid dream real easy. But my friends say it's easy for me because my life is so shitty, it's easy for my brain to identify when things are going too well. :\

nasbaumscorner said...

pretty cool stuff wish i could do that

AForceNinja said...

i need to dream more often

Truculence said...

I've actually been trying to lucid dream recently. It's difficult, and I've found myself doing it on a couple of occasions, but none after intentionally trying. Takes practice, and there are a lot of tips for doing it out there.

Sam said...

In my dreams I've only been able to do the reality check thing once, in my Metallica lucid dream (check out my dream journal if you're more interested on my profile)

But yeah, shits awesome.

Bobomiller said...

I haven't had one in a while

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