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  • Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (The MILD Technique)
    now Put real feeling into the words as you chant them in your mind If you feel your mind start to wander draw it back to the issue at hand Stay focused Repeat the affirmations until you feel like you are about to fall asleep how long this takes depends on you personally it may be 2 minutes or 10 minutes Then proceed to the final step Step 4 Visualize Your Dream Now we can begin the visualizations this is my favorite part of Mnemonically Induced Lucid Dreams But only perform this step once you are deeply relaxed and feel you could drop off to sleep quite easily Imagine you are back in a recent dream but this time you are going to re live the ending differently Visualize the scene in as much clarity and detail as you can remember then look for a dream sign This is some unusual character location or object which reveals the dream to be mere fantasy something you wouldn t see in real life Then say to yourself I m dreaming Although you are just day dreaming and this is by no means a lucid dream continue to experience an imagined lucid dream fantasy Do whatever you would do if this were a real lucid dream You might decide to fly and explore the landscape or seek out a dream character During this process you will likely fall asleep That s ok The primary purpose of Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams is to have your very last thought before you go to sleep be about lucid dreaming Mission accomplished Later the same night or in the morning you have a much higher chance of becoming spontaneously lucid Occasionally something amazing will happen Your imaginary dream world will suddenly merge into a real lucid dream Your body has fallen asleep but your mind so captivated by the imagined dreamscape remained conscious You ll pop into the landscape and experience the dream with full intensity When this happens your MILD attempt has become a WILD Wake Induced Lucid Dream Result Tips on Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams During the 1970s when Dr Stephen LaBerge was developing the MILD technique he found that certain interruptions in regular sleep patterns improved success rates These included waking up to have sex vomit or meditate This led him to conclude that wakefulness interjected during sleep increases your chances of becoming lucid So in order to have more lucid dreams with MILD you may want to wake yourself up in the night and bring yourself to full consciousness for a few minutes No need to induce vomiting Simply spending 20 minutes reading about lucid dreaming works fine As you return to sleep perform the MILD technique Another way to exploit this principle is to practice MILD during afternoon naps I find this most effective if I am a little sleep deprived from the night before so it s easy to fall asleep during the afternoon However I don t advocate

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  • Are You Dreaming? By Daniel Love: A Book Review
    the effects of everyday substances like caffeine and nicotine on your dream life Important stuff A Lucid History All of this is preceded by a detailed history of lucid dreaming with references to the major figures that contributed to research and subsequently influenced its rise in popularity Love is determined to give credit where credit is due highlighting such facts that it was not Frederick van Eeden who first coined the term lucid dream as is often cited in the media but rather Marquis d Hervey de Saint Denys 1822 1892 almost undoubtedly the father of modern lucid dream research A further tip of the hat goes to Dr Keith Hearne the first to scientifically verify the existence of lucid dreaming in the lab in 1975 Though his research was published in the UK it wasn t quite public enough and today it is Dr Stephen LaBerge who performed a similar eye movement experiment a few years later at Stanford University Sleep Center who is credited with the landmark discovery today This compulsive attention to detail is what makes Are You Dreaming such a profoundly interesting read Few other authors go to the extraordinary lengths of reading centuries old books and speaking with researchers on decades old research in order to set the record straight On his journey however Love discovered fascinating tid bits of information which he shares here Tempted as I am to drop a few such scraps of such history in this review it wouldn t be fair to steal those moments from the book As a follower of dream research I urge you to check it out yourself Dream Mnemonics A brief word on mnemonics systems to significantly enhance your memory both while awake and dreaming Daniel Love is a former mentalist and has picked up some astounding mental tricks along his path He describes one of his workshop techniques The Dream Peg System in great depth here You can use this memory technique to easily summon waking memories like a specific dream intention while lucid dreaming as well as to recall your dreams in greater detail upon waking I won t reveal the technique here as again it would be an injustice to Love s narrative but suffice to say it is linked to the classic memory technique of using pegs to mentally twin two imaginary items together The Dream Peg System takes this principle a leap further by applying it to the lucid dream world Final Thoughts Dr Stephen LaBerge s classic Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming is often cited as the most comprehensive guide for new oneironauts Yet that book published in 1991 is now 22 years old No wonder Daniel Love felt the need to modernize the genre with this next generation take on the science of lucid dreaming For many of us dreamers LaBerge s ETWOLD will always hold pride of place on our bookshelves but it is books like Are You Dreaming which deservedly stand tall next to it

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  • Meditation for Lucid Dreaming
    been disturbed for a long time Remain in this state for as long as feels comfortable Aim to practice this breathing meditation every day You can do it when you wake up or before you go to sleep if you prefer But you will probably find most gain from taking time out from busy periods This is also a great anxiety buster slow deep breaths helps combat your body s adrenaline response when stress looms Guided Meditation to Focus Your Mind Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit comfortably Focus on your breathing and allow your eyes to close naturally You are about to increase your self awareness and mentally disassociate from your physical body Imagine that you are walking through a beautiful garden It is natural and wild and never ending Feel the clean air entering your lungs and observe the tranquil environment around you The aim is to use your visualization skills to increase your awareness of this imaginary landscape while letting go of lingering everyday thoughts and anxieties Listen intently to the peaceful silence You may start to hear birdsong or the rhythmic sound of raindrops The stronger the mental imagery the better Feel the texture of the grass under your bare feet Stop to touch the flowers and feel the warm air circulating around you Make every movement slow and deliberate Take as long as you like to explore your tranquil garden It may help you focus if you continue walking at all times so that the scenery is forever changing Moving down a gentle slope in your garden will mirror the action of your consciousness going deeper On average it takes about 15 minutes to enter a deep trance like state with little awareness of your physical body Remain there as long as you want there is no time limit on your meditation experience Finally gently rouse yourself from the trance by counting backwards from five to one taking deep breaths as you do Give yourself a few moments to acclimatize before you open your eyes in this reality These self guided exercises are great for increasing self awareness and allowing your mind to focus without everyday distractions You may change the scenery every time you practice the guided routine make up your own inner worlds as long as they promote calm relaxation and vivid mental imagery More Tutorials You can find more tutorials on meditation for lucid dreaming in my home study program the Lucid Dreaming Fast Track In 30 detailed tutorials I ll show you exactly how to meditate and perform guided visualizations for creating lucid dreams on demand The program also includes bonus audio materials such as the Lucid Dreaming Hypnosis sessions and the unique BlissCoded Sound brainwave entrainment experience 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

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  • Lucid Dream Pills: Galantamine, Huperzine-A and Choline
    Huperzine A for Lucid Dreams Huperzine A is a highly purified product of Chinese club moss It s used in Alzheimer s Disease memory and learning enhancement and increasing alertness and energy It s now used in a number of lucid dream pills DreamLeaf Advanced Lucid Dream Supplement Contains 5 HTP mugwort huperzine A choline bitartrate and DHEA LucidEsc Dream Enhancing Supplement Contains huperzine A alpha CPC and choline How to Take Your Lucid Dream Pills Get at least 4 6 hours of sleep before taking a galantamine or huperzine A supplement This will give you a decent amount of deep sleep before embarking on prolonged periods of REM sleep lengthened by the effect of acetylcholine What s more your REM periods grow longer toward the end of the night anyway so this timing makes the most of your active dream phases Dosage depends on the brand so check the instructions on the bottle Typically a 4 6mg dose creates a noticeable effect on dream intensity You might increase to 12mg over time if necessary This dose will yield significantly more vivid and memorable dreams and will likely lead to lucid dreams when combined with your regular lucidity training After taking a lucid dream pill lay quietly in bed incubating your lucid dream intention The hypnagogia should come fast Use it to visualize your desired dream scene and repeat in your mind the mantra The next scene will be a dream 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 where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises Based on photos of Istanbul Buyuktas explains We live in places that most of the times don t draw our attention places that transform our memories places that the artist gives another dimension where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise These works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visuality ironic as well as a multidimensional romantic point of view Latest 10 essential oils to boost lucid dreaming One summer the 19th century lucid dream researcher Marquis d Hervey de Saint Deny took a

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  • Dying To Sleep: Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI)
    from losing consciousness although their EEG readings show signs associated with REM sleep during waking hours They are so sleep deprived they are dreaming while awake Because Fatal Familial Insomnia is genetic there is a 50 chance of a parent passing it on to their offspring A diagnostic test is now available but there is no known cure for FFI The only hope is that gene therapy will offer a solution to future generations The Family That Couldn t Sleep The Family That Couldn t Sleep by D T Max details the history of Fatal Familial Insomnia and prion disease It reads like a detective story with alarming twists and turns including just how close the population of Britain came to suffering a major epidemic of CJD From Publisher s Weekly In 1765 Venetian doctors were stumped by the death of a man who had suffered from insomnia for more than a year and spent his final months paralyzed by exhaustion Over the next two centuries many of his descendants would develop similarly fatal symptoms with a range of misdiagnoses from encephalitis to alcohol withdrawal Finally in the early 1990s their disease was recognized as a rare genetic form of prion disease The family reluctantly shared their history of Fatal Familial Insomnia with Max who has written about science and literature for the New York Times Magazine and other publications Max inspired in part by his own neuromuscular disorder has crafted a powerfully empathetic account of their efforts to make sense of their suffering and find a cure But this is only half the story Looking at prion disease in general Max doubles back to the English Mad Cow epidemic of the 1990s retracing established backstories among New Guinea aboriginals and European sheep herds There s enough fascinating material in particular a theory suggesting that early humans were nearly wiped out by a plague spread by cannibalism to keep readers engaged but they re likely to want still more about the genuinely captivating family drama 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 where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises Based

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  • How to Meditate for Lucid Dreaming
    hand in front of you while breathing in to the slow count of five Then lower it to the count of five without pausing Repeat this action focusing all your awareness on your hand and breathing allowing any thoughts to pass by without interaction Focus your awareness on the breath going in and out of your lungs or the nose or the throat if that s easier to focus on Keep it natural and just notice how it feels Savor the feeling If your mind wanders just bring your focus back It may take a dozen times but that s ok Rest your hand when it becomes tired and maintain your focus on the flow of breathing Whenever it feels right shift your awareness to other parts of the body How does the breath feel there Explore the sense of being without any other distractions taking center stage If you catch yourself feeling bored then you re probably waiting for the meditation to be over rather than actively engaging with it Steer your focus back to the breathing and the single goal of not thinking about anything else Your ability to clear your mind will improve over time Performing a daily breathing meditation will help you to become spontaneously lucid in your dreams by giving you greater clarity of thought and self awareness as part of your everyday existence Guided Meditation Another type of meditation involves creating an inner visualization or day dream This provides a more concentrated focus to relieve you of the over analytical mind chatter Guided meditation can lead directly to a lucid dream Guided meditation can lead directly in a lucid dream especially if practiced a couple of hours before you d usually wake up You may also like to try it if you feel tired in the afternoon A Guided Meditation Tutorial Ensure you have plenty of time and are in no rush to finish Lie down on your back in a quiet warm comfortable place without disruptions There is a danger of becoming too relaxed and falling asleep but in the context of achieving a lucid dream that is a good thing Take some slow deep breaths and feel the tension draining away from your body Open your mind up to thoughts but instead of interacting with them just let them move on by You may prefer to focus on your breathing for the first few minutes and start to enjoy the feeling of just doing nothing Encourage a calm mental state by silencing your inner monologue while systematically relaxing your body You can then initiate a visualization and direct your awareness there A good visualization for lucid dreaming is a natural setting like a beach forest or garden which creates a relaxing stress free environment Incorporate both close up and far aware features so there are lots of elements to explore as well as a natural water source such as a lake ocean waterfall stream or rainfall Explore the imaginary surroundings for as

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  • The Cycle Adjustment Technique: Lucid Dreams with CAT
    Cycle Adjustment Technique FAQ What time should I go to bed while practicing CAT Go to bed at the same time every night This is all about programming your body clock which in turn adjusts its own timer for releasing certain chemicals throughout the day The more rigid you are about going to bed and waking up at the set times the more likely it is to induce lucid dreams What should I do when I wake up early Do whatever you like but don t go back to bed You should also perform reality checks during the next 90 minutes as often as possible Then go about your day as normal Doing more reality checks during the day will aid spontaneous lucidity What if I wake up early on a normal day If you naturally wake up early when you should be sleeping in just lie still and remind yourself to do lots of reality checks the next time you are dreaming Practice the MILD or WILD lucid dreaming techniques and try listening to The Lucid Dreaming MP3 which will help you become meditative and consciously re enter the dream state Can I ever sleep in late Yes but only on a normal waking day Just try to keep it to a minimum so that you don t mess up your newly optimized sleep cycle How long should I practice the Cycle Adjustment Technique If CAT generates regular lucid dreams you can keep using this dream exercise for as long as you like Daniel Love recommends that you repeat step one waking up 90 minutes early each day for a week to refresh the cycle every few months Try the Cycle Adjustment Technique for yourself Beginners may learn how to lucid dream in just a couple of weeks with this very simple dream exercise 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 where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises Based on photos of Istanbul Buyuktas explains We live in places that most of the times don t draw our attention places that transform our memories places that the artist gives

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  • Setting a Lucid Dream Intention
    that would ruin the surprise Think of it as looking up a route on a map before you take a journey You need to know how to get from A to B or you ll get lost This provides you with a helpful guide but does not predict the entire experience of the journey itself so there are still lots of surprises along the way And because you checked your route in advance you will more likely reach your destination At the same time take it easy There is no rush to fulfill your lucid dream intention and if for whatever reason you can t achieve it take the pressure off yourself and move on to something else If you can t find a dream door to teleport yourself don t panic You could fly to the sea instead or spin around and create a new dream scene from scratch Or if that s a complete dead end create an alternative backup intention to make your lucid dream worthwhile My backup intention is to examine my surroundings and increase my lucidity until it s so solid and real I get kicks out of simply touching things and telling myself this isn t even real it s all in my head crazy eh I also seek out other dream figures and engage them in conversation They can be very intriguing at times and offer fascinating insight into my own unconscious state of mind It s also very easy to do just grab someone and start talking So if I can t go reef diving tonight I can at least get some cool unconscious insights instead Final Thoughts So whether you want to fly to the moon morph into an animal or just follow the unconscious action of the dream the most fulfilling lucid dreams are the ones that achieve something you set out to do ahead of becoming lucid When you re setting a lucid dream intention you have one major advantage You can predict ahead of time that your dream will be illogical and you can plan appropriate ways of dealing with potential road blocks This is really useful if your lucidity isn t turned up sharply which is often the case for beginners If you are going to fly to the moon tonight you will need all the insight you can get so plan ahead while you are awake and you won t be disappointed For step by step tutorials on lucid dream induction and exploration check out The Lucid Dreaming Fast Track my online study program for beginners and beyond 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

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