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  • Exploring Your Hypnagogia
    and dreams usually accompanied by a sensation and vision of suddenly tripping or falling Inception called this The Kick There may also be a form of synesthesia at play during the hypnagogic state Hearing a real life sound may result in seeing a flash of white light due to some funny cross wiring in the brain It s thought that we all have some degrees of synesthesia in waking life While most of us may have a spacial recognition of the days of the week in our mind s eye extreme synesthetes see numbers as colors or taste foods when they hear certain words Why Observe My Hypnagogia If you re reading this page and wondering what the heck I m on about then you probably always fall asleep before the onset of your hypnagogia This means you don t consciously observe it and so you won t have any memory of it at all Don t worry Some nights I go straight to sleep without giving it a second thought and I still have spontaneous lucid dreams later on the same night However it can be helpful to consciously and deliberately induce the hypnagogic state for two reasons Meditation Learning to meditate is a key part of lucid dreaming It trains your brain to stay conscious and focused even when your body is deeply relaxed and this is a great primer for lucidity Besides developing your skills in altered states of awareness it also helps you to visualize dream scenes from a waking state If you currently have lucid dreams but don t meditate you re missing out You could supercharge the number of lucid dreams you have simply by meditating when you go to sleep at night and or wake up in the early morning Wake Induced Lucid Dreams and OBEs One step beyond this is to induce a lucid dream from a meditative state This is essentially what a Wake Induced Lucid Dream is also known as an Out of Body Experience although I ll leave the exact interpretation of events up to you The WILD OBE technique begins with the conscious observation of your hypnagogic imagery and once you have mastered this calm observation of your own inner stream of consciousness you will find it easier and easier to have WILDs and OBEs on demand How to Induce Conscious Hypnagogia First go to bed at your usual time and relax This will bring on the hypnagogic state provided you don t fall asleep first To ensure your brain stays consciously alert try focusing your awareness as you breathe in and then relaxing your body further as you breathe out You body really must be relaxed so actively relieve all tension by squeezing and then releasing all muscle groups If you feel the increasing urge to roll over good This is your brain sending a signal to your body are you asleep yet Resist that urge and stay relaxed and you should begin to experience some serious

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  • Out of Body Experiences: Are OBEs Real or Lucid Dreams?
    significant advance because the experience of one s own body as the centre of awareness is a fundamental aspect of self consciousness You can read about this study in full at Out of Body Experiences at UCL How to Have an Out of Body Experience As someone who dreams every night you ve already had thousands of out of body experiences You just didn t know it at the time Think about it any time you are exploring a dream world lucid or not you are roaming free completely separately from your physical body lying in bed This is no word play An out of body experience is your mind out of body in an internally generated dream world Note this does not mean your dreams literally take you out of body at night Now here is what separates an OBE from a typical dream You have a higher level of consciousness during the experience You initiate the experience by exiting your perceived body The first criteria means that to have an OBE you must be fully conscious or lucid This means that you have vivid self awareness during the experience and many or all of your senses are firing just as effectively in waking life This is what makes it so real In this form any type of lucid dream can constitute an out of body experience The second criteria means being aware of leaving your body while it is lying in bed Normally your dreams just launch off in a new environment But this time you ll begin in your bedroom in the exact same position as your physical body In this form only certain types of wake induced lucid dreams constitute an out of body experience That s the theory out of the way now let s do some practical work How to Have an OBE in 3 Steps Step 1 Relax Your Mind and Body The best time to try this is around 5 7am after you ve have some good quality sleep but are still tired enough to drop off again into prolonged REM sleep Lie down in a comfortable position on your back is a popular choice Take some slow controlled breaths and allow your eyes to close naturally Try not to think about anything just allow any thoughts to pass by in their own time Start your meditation routine Beginners will find it helpful to listen to brainwave entrainment on headphones as this removes thought distractions and stimulates more relaxed states of awareness The initial goal is to clear and focus your mind while your body falls asleep Perform your systematic relaxation routine Starting from your toes tighten and then relax every muscle group in your body Imagine them sinking into the bed or floating up and becoming weightless or simply going invisible Finish by fully relaxing your face jaw and neck where you hold most tension Within 5 10 minutes you should feel relaxed and dreamy with greatly reduced awareness of your body You may begin to feel floating limbs or that your arms are in different positions than they were previously This is great progress Step 2 Shift Your Awareness When you have little bodily sensation left shift your awareness away from your body and gaze into the black space in front of you Visualize distant stars and planets if you like or follow your natural hypnagogia swirling lights and geometric patterns that hypnotize you to sleep As you go deeper be aware of the images arising in your mind s eye beyond your field of vision This is known as falling asleep consciously You are tricking your body into thinking you have gone to sleep Your brain and body have an unusual way of communicating and you are simply exploiting a little known loophole in that process Don t move a muscle stay fully relaxed and soft If you have an itch it s ok to scratch it but then track back or resume where you left off At this stage you may feel the effects of sleep paralysis as if there is a lead weight moving over your body Let it come knowing that you are now very close to an out of body experience However some people never feel this stage at all because their awareness is already focused well beyond the physical body As your mind wanders further into the blackness you may be startled by a loud vibrating or humming noise inside your head This is just another phase in the out of body process Think of this as the static noise on a radio between two frequencies It is likely a communication from the brain asking if you are still awake so go against your instinct and just ignore it Actually the first few times this may be very difficult to ignore because it can be deafening But you ll soon get used to it and realize nothing bad happens Step 3 Move Out of Body The vibrations soon pass and once that happens you will be set free into your dream world You may find you already have an arm or leg free are fully floating above your body in bed or that you ve rolled across the bed and fallen onto the floor Don t worry your real body is lying in bed sleeping peacefully This early movement can be very confusing but stay with it or you may wake up If you find you are still stuck in your body remember that you are now in a lucid dream world where your thoughts become extremely powerful and control all your movement Use one of the following methods to leave your paralyzed body Float out visualize your viewpoint has risen a few feet into the air Swing out visualize a swing forming long arcs as you gain momentum Sink out imagine your dream body slowly dropping through the bed Roll out visualize yourself turning on your side and rolling over Teleport out imagine

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  • Interview with Erin Pavlina
    mind What other altered states do you experience Erin Pavlina In my dreams I sometimes connect with other conscious entities inside my dreams I wasn t expecting that and it s thankfully rare I ve always seen the dreamscape as my own personal playground To know that other beings can communicate with me while I m in the state was surprising and sometimes unnerving I ve also had experiences where I ve shared my dream with another person who was also dreaming And it was because of lucid dreaming that I was able to make the transition to astral projection Once you ve located and identified your conscious mind it makes astral projection easier because you can identify which parts of you are your body versus your conscious soul What are your beliefs about psychic dreams Erin Pavlina I ve had many psychic dreams Sometimes I felt like I was just a witness to something of importance In one dream I was driving down the street and looked in my rearview mirror to see my trunk was up The next day I was actually driving down the street remembered my dream looked in the rearview mirror and saw that my trunk had mysteriously come open It was trippy For more about my precognitive dreams read this article Do you receive psychic information while lucid dreaming and do you think it is reliable Erin Pavlina I do sometimes receive psychic information either in a dream or in a lucid dream Most of the time it s information not a warning about an event or disaster and it is very reliable I ve noticed that since I became a professional psychic I ve begun doing actual readings in my dreams I go through the same tuning in procedure that I normally do in my readings then I read for someone in a dream Sometimes I know who I m reading for and it s a real live person and sometimes I don t know the person I m reading for but the information comes through just as clearly as during a regular reading I ve actually had people write to me and tell me they received a reading from me in a dream So I m obviously out there working even while sleeping My higher self sure gets around What s your experience of astral projection Erin Pavlina My first encounter with astral projection wasn t the most pleasant But I soon got used to it and got myself to a point where I could project several times a week I was often encountering negative entities on the astral plane however so I eventually adopted some tactics and techniques along with an astral sword that I used to kick some butt I was like Buffy the Astral Demon Slayer Fun times As an adult I was able to increase my vibration to a point where I stopped encountering negative energies This became a much healthier way to use astral projection I don

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  • Lucid Dreaming Day: April 12th
    signaling experiment at Stanford University He went on to forge a lifelong career in the field of lucid dream research and is a widely known expert on the subject often credited for being the first to scientifically verify lucid dreaming The media fell in love with the romantic idea of lucid dreaming being a real phenomenon and today it frequently hits the headlines curiously in both science and paranormal media streams Clearly both Hearne and LaBerge have played significant roles in this field and it s important that we recognize both of their contributions over the years But on April 12th we ll remember the Neil Armstrong of lucid dreaming the humble shop worker Alan Worsley and his landmark eye movement signals to Dr Keith Hearne working through the night in his sleep research lab Why Awareness Means a Better Future for Lucid Dreaming Increasingly lucid dreaming is becoming a household term Musical albums Hollywood movies and science fiction novels have all contributed to its presence in our popular culture in the last decade We already have great momentum behind us To keep raising awareness of lucid dreaming as a regular nocturnal pastime means that more students of tomorrow will Launch their own quest for lucid dreaming Enter the field of sleep and dream research Develop lucidity induction technologies Explore lucid dreams as a therapeutic tool Use dreams to create lucid music art and literature Solve problems and invent technologies in their dreams Not only will greater interest lead directly to new developments in our lucid dream technology from induction devices to dream playback machines and even experiencing shared dreams one day it will also afford us huge opportunities to better ourselves as individuals and mankind as a whole I believe that if every human being were to start harnessing the power of lucid dreams then our culture art technology medicine science and beliefs would quickly evolve in a whole new direction The human race would be enriched as a result both individually and universally That certainly gives us something to strive for on Lucid Dreaming Day Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter and the lucid dream forum Latest Extraordinary fantasy art by Jeremiah Morelli Jeremiah Morelli is a whimsical fantasy artist and visual storyteller He places conceptual fairytale creatures in vivid dreamscapes to capture the imagination He s also a school teacher and amazingly finds the time and motivation to create this huge gallery of artwork Such light and dark fairytale paintings make beautiful places to visit in your lucid dreams Latest 12 awesome Inception style dreamscapes Inspired and named for the notion of Flatland artist and photographer Aydin Buyuktas has created a series of works

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  • An Interview with Daniel Love
    achieve Daniel Love If I were to be sentimental I d explain it this way lucid dreaming for me has been somewhat of a love affair throughout my life As with any love one wishes to express and share it Above anything else Are You Dreaming is my way of giving something back to lucid dreaming and the community of dreamers because for me lucid dreaming has had such a profoundly positive influence on my life In more practical terms as an experienced long term lucid dreamer I ve long been waiting for a new book on the topic something that isn t just a beginner s guide but is also aimed towards those who have already discovered lucid dreaming Therefore rather than wait I decided to take matters into my own hands So in many ways Are You Dreaming is the book I as a passionate lucid dreamer wanted to read Of course there are many great books on the topic such as Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge and I absolutely do not consider my book as a replacement or in competition with such works as lucid dreamers we are all one family and should work together to promote the subject Instead Are You Dreaming is a new member of the family an update and new approach showing us where lucid dreaming is now after the 22 years since ETWOLD was first released Also of course there are many new discoveries and techniques inside as well as philosophical discussions and ponderings on the future of lucidity and a great deal more It is a guide for both those new to the subject and a deeper exploration for those to whom lucid dreaming is already known I have also attempted to bring to light and correct some of the current fallacy s surrounding the subject one simple example is that many lucid dreamers mistakenly believe it was Frederick van Eeden who coined the term lucid dreaming which isn t completely correct so it seems right to make these things clear I also wanted to create a no nonsense approach to the topic one that is based on the facts and doesn t attempt to promote an agenda beyond the wonder of lucid dreaming itself I can t easily sum up the book and its goals in a short interview I d rather it speak for itself If nothing else I will simply say that I wish to bring the joy and practical uses of lucid dreaming to a wider audience in a way that is accessible and honest in one comprehensive guide How can we make lucid dreaming more accessible to the general population Daniel Love That s a great question and one that I think is really very relevant to the entire lucid dreaming community Firstly sites like yours do a great job at promoting the subject and bringing it to a wider audience which is wonderful One area in which I feel is of utmost importance especially in this information age is that we all hold ourselves to a high standard of critical or lucid thought in regards to the topic of lucid dreaming itself As lucid dreamers to become lucid we must first develop a certain level of awareness and with this comes the skills of discernment and critical thinking to simply recognize the differences between dreaming and waking and we essentially become detectives of the mind As I discuss in my book Are You Dreaming we must also use those very same skills when approaching the waking life aspects of lucid dreaming It is easy to get excited by new techniques or the latest lucid dreaming product or fad and there is a real risk that in our excitement we will act in a similar way to our non lucid dreams by uncritically accepting things on face value Instead we should become lucid about lucidity and approach the topic and any new discoveries with honesty and discernment We must not be afraid to voice our concerns or tackle some of the problems that as a community we are faced with A prime example is the great deal of scam products available out there the learn to lucid dream in 2 days kind of thing we ve all seen them As I am sure you are more than aware lucid dreaming is a skill much like learning a musical instrument if you were to see a piano tutor exclaiming I can guarantee you ll be a concert pianist within a month you d be skeptical and see them for the fraud they are However because lucid dreaming is an entirely internal psychological experience we can sometimes forget that the same rules apply I think the population at large mostly views lucid dreaming as a bit of a quirky subject probably because it is so easy to find these kinds of products and individuals who have hijacked the subject for their own agenda So to answer the question if we collectively stand up against this kind of thing and promote lucid dreaming on its true merits namely the fact that it is one of the natural free wonders of the human mind one which offers unrivalled experiences and is a wonderful tool for self exploration and improvement At the same time we must always make it abundantly clear that learning lucid dreaming comes with the same requirements as any skill namely the investment of time motivation and energy Once we have our house in order in that respect the public may be more inclined to take us seriously We can all do our part in this the simplest approach is honesty we must make it clear in our discussions on lucidity if we are stating fact speculation or personal belief Of course we should also all do our bit to promote lucid dreaming where we can such as sharing thoughtful online videos blogs putting on events etc I ve given many examples in my

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  • The REM Dreamer Review: A Lucid Dream Mask
    it is outside that range you can simply adjust the sensitivity of the infra red sensor depending on your room lighting conditions Expect it to require a few night s calibration before you hit the sweet spot Success Rate The REM Dreamer can enhance dream recall and shorten the time needed to learn lucid dreaming However it is not foolproof Like all lucid dreaming masks it also relies on your ability to sleep normally wearing a mask constantly disturbed sleep is very undesirable and recognize the light cues as a sign you are dreaming The latter is not difficult but it does require practice Assuming you quickly adapt to your new sleep buddy and do frequent reality checks in the daytime you can expect to have lucid dreams within a few weeks One REM Dreamer user illustrated the importance of reality checks very well In a dream the flashing lights triggered and the entire dreamscape flashed red Instead of seeing it as a dream sign he thought oh I should do reality checks more often so I can pick up on signals like that when I m dreaming This goes to show you shouldn t rely on dream logic to pick up on irregularities It is essential that you link the flashing lights with the fact that you are surely dreaming Many people also report waking up in the night pressing the reality check button on the REM Dreamer and finding it doesn t work This triggers the realization that they are still dreaming This is a neat feature of most lucid dreaming masks to help you identify false awakenings and turn them into lucid dreams If you decide to buy any lucid dream induction device you really have to commit to it to get results You can wear it the whole night or at least the second half of the night when you dream much more intensely Especially wear it during daytime naps which are often riddled with REM sleep commonly REM rebound If you are persistent you are likely to experience some very enjoyable lucid dreams Buy The REM Dreamer You can buy the REM Dreamer at Amazon or via the ELI Company website It is currently the best value lucid dreaming mask with advanced features like REM detection and Two Way Communication See customer reviews on Amazon Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter and the lucid dream forum Latest Extraordinary fantasy art by Jeremiah Morelli Jeremiah Morelli is a whimsical fantasy artist and visual storyteller He places conceptual fairytale creatures in vivid dreamscapes to capture the imagination He s also a school teacher and amazingly finds the time and motivation to create this huge

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  • The NovaDreamer Lucid Dream Mask: A Review
    it at least during lie ins and afternoon cat naps which are ideal times to lucid dream anyway Success Rate The Lucidity Institute states clearly that the NovaDreamer does not guarantee lucid dreams and you do need to pitch in your own effort relating to reality checks This is what enables you to take action when you see the flashing lights in a dream So I d say the success rate of the NovaDreamer is dramatically increased if you follow the instructions on reality checking Occasionally the flashing lights of the NovaDreamer can ruin a lucid dream in progress Faced with the distraction of the bright lights invading your dreamscape all you can do is sit and wait for it to end However at worst this is an annoying side effect At best it can remind you to stay lucid and extend the lucid dream for much longer than normal To correct this the NovaDreamer II should feature a two way feedback function so you can tell your mask you are lucid by performing a series of pre set eye movements Like any lucid dream mask the NovaDreamer is very good for detecting false awakenings When you wake up take the mask off and press any button If the mask is unresponsive then you are still dreaming This is a neat reality check and can help induce one of the most vivid types of lucid dreams possible Final Thoughts The original version of the NovaDreamer is sometimes available second hand on eBay Meanwhile the new NovaDreamer II has been in testing for five years and has only so far been used for beta testing at The Lucidity Institute s Hawaii lucid dreaming workshops A January 2012 update from TLI said they hoped to release the NovaDreamer II as a consumer product soon but first needed to have the investment and business structure in place to support such a venture which has been tricky in these economic times In May 2012 they said an announcement would be made in June One thing s for sure NovaDreamer now has some real competition Because TLI didn t or couldn t patent the original technology the general concept of infra red REM detection has now been replicated several times over as seen with products like the REM Dreamer and DreamMaker What s more multiple lucid dreaming apps are emerging on smart phones which detect dream sleep perhaps a little crudely via mattress movement This offers the major benefit of not needing to wear a circuit board laden mask to sleep while still receiving audio cues to help shape your dreams as with Dream ON However if you want to hold out for the NovaDreamer II it is said to have more interactive functions including real time response to eye movement signals plus greater comfort reliability and performance Join The Lucidity Institute s mailing list to receive future updates on the NovaDreamer II Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid

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  • How To Visualize Your Way to Lucid Dreams
    asleep To an outside observer say your partner or a scientist with an EEG you now appear fast asleep But mentally you are fully aware of an internal dreamworld evolving in high definition You lose awareness of your sleeping environment and become fully submerged into a lucid dream When is the best time to attempt a Wake Induced Lucid Dream Try Any time you wake up during the night Early in the morning when still tired During an afternoon nap when drowsy First I visualize what I want to dream about let s say the tiger in my mind s eye Soon I become so detached that I lose awareness of my sleeping body It s imperative to stay consciously aware As I become fully immersed the tiger suddenly pops into full color and a dream scene emerges around us At this point I m not longer consciously visualizing I m consciously dreaming I ve written a lengthy tutorial on having your first Wake Induced Lucid Dream Check it out in full in my home study course Using Multiple Senses in Visualization In the example above I only used my visual sense to conjure up the tiger in my mind Arguably most people are visually predominant when it comes to their imagination hence the terms mind s eye and visualization But for some people hearing is their primary sense And this works for most of us because we can imagine sound very vividly You might call it audialization Visualize a river Use the imaginary senses of sight and sound to make it come alive Do it now A flowing river is a good example because it constantly makes sound so when your brain retrieves memories of a gushing river to put in the visualization it should automatically evoke an auditory sense Here s another example of how you can hear with your eyes You can then go further and introduce even more senses Imagine walking up to the bank movement and sticking your hand into the stream touch Does it feel cold temperature Can you feel the water flowing past your fingers pressure There are no rules as to which senses you draw on when you visualize So play around with all of them and keep track of the ones that feel most vivid Exercises in Multi Sensory Visualization The final exercises I m going to show you encompass everything we ve learned so far They are designed to help you identify your primary sense as well as build on your less dominant senses For lucid dreamers pursuing the WILD technique this combination approach will accelerate the transition from simply imagining a scene to actually dreaming it Quick tip Read the rest of this article then go lie down in a darkened room or slip on a sleep mask Take a few deep breaths and relax Give yourself 20 60 minutes without any distractions It s worth it How to Visualize Shapes with Hypnagogia You need to be relaxed in a darkened room for this to work Imagine a circle on the center of your field of vision It needn t have any color just shape It can be hollow or filled whatever comes naturally At first you may not see anything so just give it a few moments I find that as I relax my eyes the circle appears in mild fluorescence If I just observe the circle which in my mind s eye is now hollow more like a hoop it starts turning in space I can observe it in 3D What s your circle doing Even if it remains stationary that s all good The fact that you can literally see this simple shape in fluorescence means you are now visualizing using your hypnagogia It is now very easy to have the circle turn into a square Then a triangle How about a star You ll find that whatever shape you call up in your mind it quickly appears Mentally request a giant cross horizontal lines vertical lines get the picture As you invent more intricate shapes like spider webs and snowflakes you ll relax deeper into the hypnagogia and find it easier to visualize How cool was that You can say a word in your mind circle and it literally forms in your hypnagogia This is a neat demonstration of how your visual system can present you with a manifestation of your thoughts The same principle applies during lucid dreams How to Visualize Dream Scenes Start by warming up and visualizing some shapes out of your hypnagogia When you see the colors are in full flow redefine the image into a complex landscape My go to choice is a beach scene Visual Seeing Start with the horizon and the broad strokes as if you were drawing a picture from scratch Then fill in the details clouds the sun palm trees and so on Mentally define the colors even if they don t actually appear Build it up in layers Sometimes it can help if you actually move your eyes as in REM sleep and focus far away on the horizon as you visualize it then look close up at your hands to help place your body in the scene Auditory Hearing Now listen to the sounds of the ocean with gentle waves lapping at the shore What else can you hear Sea birds Wind Laughter Music Allow the soundtrack to take its own course perhaps the waves break and crash with your breathing and the birds cry intermittently Pay close attention to everything you want to hear and it will slowly emerge Tactile Touching How does it feel to be standing on the beach I start with my feet on the solid ground recalling how it feels to have sand under my feet It s warm and soft as I wiggle my toes Then I think about the warmth of the sun and coolness of the breeze on my skin I breathe in the fresh sea

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