archive-com.com » COM » W » WORLD-OF-LUCID-DREAMING.COM

Total: 774

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • How To Maintain Dream Control (And Why You Sometimes Shouldn't)
    on Lucidity can fade on its own as the dream evolves and I had no way of pulling it back so I lost control I didn t set a lucid dream intention When I became lucid I remembered to seek out Pete as planned but I had no idea what to do next If I d set a lucid dream intention while awake say go swimming together I wouldn t have been left wondering and open to the dream s will of the dog attack Incidentally opening my real eyes was just unlucky I already knew that closing or opening my eyes while lucid would cause this Sometimes I still can t help myself These three simple actions taking just a few seconds to implement in the dream world would have changed the entire course of my lucid dream Instead it became a frustrating struggle to maintain control against my dreaming self However this isn t all bad While at first glance I failed to stay in control and do all sorts of ego gratifying activities in my lucid dream I did get to have a potential learning experience with my unconscious dreaming self And this can be a good reason to relinquish control of your next lucid dream altogether Listening to The unconscious Dreaming Self As we ve learned lucid dreaming doesn t have to equate directly to dream control While being able to willfully manipulate your dream world is fun many experienced lucid dreamers prefer to just consciously observe their dreams lucidly This gives your dreaming self the opportunity to send you all kinds of messages and life changing insights via the medium of a fully conscious dream It can be far more profound than interpreting any non lucid dream In the example above I kept fighting this My goal for this dream was to have full control But perhaps my dream didn t want to be controlled on this occasion Perhaps it had something more important to tell me My inability to control the nightmarish elements not only suggests a lack of consciousness it also suggests my dreaming self was trying to tell me something important In hindsight it would have been a good idea to speak to the dogs and the gorilla monsters and ask what they wanted and whether we could work it out Instead I killed them which is the lucid dream equivalent of simple denying a problem exists We can also interpret the possible meaning of the little man packing me into an egg Despite re entering the dream lucidly I quickly lost control to my dreaming self Perhaps the reason I was regressed to a fetal form trapped in an egg was so I could waste no more time running around influencing my dream for gratuitous reasons Dream Control or Passive Observation Which Is Better As a lucid dreamer I encourage you to notch up experiences in both camps At first you ll probably be drawn to dream control and there s

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/how-to-maintain-dream-control.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • How To Reframe Your Lucid Dreams
    against situations where I would find it hard to convince my mind that what I was attempting were possible As such I d be frustrated when this inner doubt influenced the outcome when essentially the expectation of failure won out Other Ways to Reframe As you can hopefully gather from this example you do not have to be a Star Trek fan to achieve the same outcome Whatever fiction you find yourself drawn to be it film TV gaming or reading look out for technologies belief systems or magical abilities within them that you could potentially use in your own lucid dreams All you are trying to do here is to give your brain an excuse for why your attempted dream control and manipulations will work The holodeck was perfect as it was such a close match to the lucid dreaming experience and the ability to simply verbalise commands made it so much more practical However the power behind all of this was that as a teenager I genuinely bought into the reality of the show it almost felt as if these characters and their world were real It was that belief that was the force behind the technique There are of course alternatives to fiction for building a reframing technique around Throughout our lives we use technologies software etc that allow us to quickly and consistently alter various media For example those of you who regularly use video or digital photo editing software will already have a mental framework in which certain commands perform certain tasks These can be used to reframe your approach to the dreamworld All you have to do in this case is to attempt to use variations on the control framework you are already familiar with only in the dream world itself but again do so in such a way that you can find the idea plausible A very simple example of this would be to imagine the dream you are experiencing to be a video recording on a very realistic projector Simply believe that you can fast forward rewind pause the video of the dream just as you can during your experience with waking world video editing software or even a DVD player If you believe it will work then it shall The trick is simply to find whatever framework is most convincing to your own mind In the simplest terms reframing is viewing the dream world within a new mental framework one in which your attempts at control are more believable where they make more sense to you There is a good deal of room to experiment here and what works for each individual can be very different As you progress and become successful with reframing you will eventually find that you no longer require the process Your belief in the malleability of the dream world will have been proven on enough occasions that you will have instilled in yourself a deeper understanding of the nature of dreams and a belief in your

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/how-to-reframe-your-lucid-dreams.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • How To Free Your Mind in Lucid Dreams: The Jump Program
    without any relation to the real world This raises a number of considerations Since your brain gives and receives exactly the same impulses as it would if it were in your skull and since these are your only way of interacting with your environment then it s impossible to tell whether your entire world is real or simply a very vivid simulation If you can t make this basic assumption about your reality then you also can t know whether all of your beliefs are completely false Suddenly there are no good grounds for believing anything you believe anymore On intuitive grounds you might still choose to behave as though the external world is real Or you may choose to believe the world is not real where it follows that other humans don t exist and so can t be helped or harmed by your actions If you behave as though the world is real but actually it s a simulation you haven t seriously harmed your own happiness particularly because cause and effect may or may not operate the way you believe At the very least you have only limited your own existence However if you behave as if the world is a simulation but actually it s totally real your careless decisions can cause serious harm to the happiness of large numbers of people This pushes us back to the basic assumption that our world is real no matter our fundamental inability to prove it The cost benefit analysis favors belief in the external world s existence In The Matrix Morpheus reveals that our brains do exist in vats quite literally To which Cypher reacts If you d told us the truth we would ve told you to shove that red pill right up your ass It s a good point he makes If you were a brain in a vat would you want to know Every experience every belief every person you ever loved would turn out a complete fiction And what s on the outside of the vat anyway is it a better quality of life than you have here Or does the simple truth that your life is a simulation regardless of whether you know it invalidate your existence anyway Would you choose a life in Zion only because it s real Final Thoughts The Wachowskis suggest that like Neo questioning the nature of his reality the simple wondering that you might be dreaming is not enough Neo possessed this knowledge from the start and yet he still wasn t able to control the Matrix Have you ever had a dream Neo that you were so sure was real What if you were unable to wake from that dream How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world Morpheus We must go further with the critical thinking reality check This is one of the most fundamental ways in which we being our lucidity training To heighten our lucidity further we

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/how-to-free-your-mind-in-lucid-dreams-the-jump-program.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Five Lucid Dream Challenges for Beginners
    knowing it is all taking place effortlessly inside your own head Another neat trick suggested by Robert Waggoner in his book Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self is to ask your lucid dream a question Start by saying Show me something really amazing and wait to see what happens Your unconscious will react to your request and present a new twist in the dream Robert s method of connecting with the inner self is an excellent one and I highly recommend his book if you are a beginner lucid dreamer and want to know where to go next Challenge 4 Make Day Turn to Night I stumbled onto this lucid dream challenge purely by accident but it was a great visual experience It s better for beginners who feel more confident about manipulating the dreamscape so wait until you re feeling highly lucid in the dream before trying this Also remember that your expectation is key Probably the easiest way to turn a day time scene into a night time scene is to turn around or look away from the main attraction and visualize how the new night sky will look before you turn back This visualization creates an expectation in your mind and your dreaming unconscious who ultimately creates all the scenery will see to the rest You are merely giving your unconscious the idea Another way to approach this challenge is to paint the sky with the sweep of your hand or literally breathe color into the atmosphere Find a creative method that works for you and be rewarded with a new guided dream scene in seconds Turning day to night also gives you the perfect opportunity to gaze up into the night sky and get lost in the stars or zoom up there in an instant It can be a magnificent experience and I have had numerous star gazing dreams that I will never forget Challenge 5 Eat Your Favorite Food Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy I love to eat food in lucid dreams It has the potential to be the best gastronomic experience of your life Lucid dream food is very realistic and very delicious The reason it s often better than real life because it s as perfect as you can imagine it to be And your dream taste buds don t become accustomed to the flavor so each bite can be more mouthwateringly delicious than the last There is also the nice bonus that dream calories don t add fat to your physical body so you can eat all you want Once you become lucid seek out a place that you would expect to find food in the real world restaurants cafes and kitchens In the right location you should have no problem finding some really delicious food Alternatively manifest food from out of nowhere just follow the expectation rule For instance you might expect to find a large Black Forest cake hiding behind the next rock in the forest

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/lucid-dream-challenges.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Dream Yoga: Lucid Dreaming in Tibetan Buddhism
    it easier to induce lucidity in dreams Here s an example of a dream yoga technique If you already practice lucid dreaming you ll find it familiar because dream recall is the key to lucid dreaming which ever way you look at it Dream Recollection Every time you wake up reflect on all the dreams you can remember In Tibetan Buddhism it s believed that the ego travels about during sleep revisiting places we have been to in real life and repeating all our experiences So it s important to meditate upon your latest dreams and recollections Stay completely still while you do this because the dream body is disturbed by physical movement and the memories are lost As you meditate on your dreams repeat the mantra RAOM GAOM accentuating the O and splitting each word into two syllables This will help focus your awareness on memories from the unconscious Further Reading To learn more about dream yoga I recommend The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Unlike many other books on the subject Tenzin is clear and concise and offers lots of practical examples This book is aimed at beginners to dream yoga starting with the nature of dreams and their relationship with reality He also emphasizes how you can incorporate dream yoga into your daily life and reap the rewards of this profound lucid dreaming practice 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 bottle of an unfamiliar scent on his travels to

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/dream-yoga.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • 6 Lucid Dream Challenges Everyone Should Try
    unknown what s beyond the edge of the universe If you think there s nothing jump ahead to 6 Remember these are essentially thought experiments and your experience of the edge of the universe is purely a fun fantasy But like a Limitless pill popper in a lucid dream you have access to forgotten memories and expanded imagination This is your best shot at fathoming what might be out there Perhaps it s the next universe along Perhaps it s infinite candy floss Perhaps it s a giant hand holding a snow globe I wouldn t want to put ideas in your head That s for your lucid dream to figure out 5 Meet Your Parallel Self Jump into a parallel universe in which you never moved house took that job or met your partner What s different How did your alternate life turn out According to Many Worlds theory we live in an infinite web of alternate timelines Such a claim is laden with scientific philosophical and existential implications But for now let s focus on one admittedly egotistical significance What were the key moments in your life that changed everything after The theory suggests that new universes are spawned for every possible scenario with more than outcome Even whether you had cereal or toast for breakfast However this experiment focuses on the big decisions in your life and allows the butterfly effect to play out in your lucid dream It s important NOT to control this lucid dream challenge Just ask to meet an alternate self and let the dream play out Watch The Butterfly Effect 6 Enter The Void Allow the dream to dissolve visually so all that s left is empty nothingness Some dreamers call this The Void You can also access it by traveling really fast How does it feel to experience pure consciousness with no sensory distractions The Void as it has become known in the lucid dreaming community is the place where you collapse the imagery and the sensory data of the dream That can be peaceful or it can be alarming But it s a real eye opener to exist like that acutely aware of nothing at all I d describe it as a kind of meditation because your awareness is so easily focused on absolutely nothing Sometimes The Void is overtaken by complex geometric shapes like an invasion of hypnagogia Even if this happens it s really mind boggling to observe In Tibetan Dream Yoga this is the ultimate goal of lucid dreaming Read more The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep 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

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/6-lucid-dream-challenges-everyone-should-try.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • 10 Famous Novels Inspired by Dreams
    on one of the terrifying directions that future technology may take us In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of men this man a suggestion and that an experiment until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work But the inexorable injustice of the popular mind has decided that of all these thousands one man and that a man who never flew should be chosen as the discoverer just as it has chosen to honour Watt as the discoverer of steam and Stephenson of the steam engine And surely of all honoured names none is so grotesquely and tragically honoured as poor Filmer s the timid intellectual creature who solved the problem over which the world had hung perplexed and a little fearful for so many generations the man who pressed the button that has changed peace and warfare and well nigh every condition of human life and happiness 7 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Often cited as the world s first science fiction novel Frankenstein was inspired by a vivid nightmare At 18 years old Shelley visited Lord Byron by Lake Geneva in Switzerland They were locked in a cold volcanic winter caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora the year prior creating Europe s year without a summer Stuck indoors and huddled around a log fire Byron suggested they each write a ghost story but night after night Shelley was unable to think of anything suitable Then one evening when discussion turned to the nature of life Shelley suggested perhaps a corpse could be re animated backed by the thought that galvanism had given token of such things Later that night after turning in her imagination took hold and she experienced what she described as a vivid waking dream I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out and then on the working of some powerful engine show signs of life and stir with an uneasy half vital motion Frightful must it be for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world 8 Fantasia of the Unconscious by D H Lawrence Here are two profound essays on psychoanalysis by one of our most famous and controversial authors D H Lawrence wrote Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious in the early 1920s Initially intended as a response to psychoanalytic criticism of his novel Sons and Lovers these works progressed into a counterproposal to the Freudian psychoanalytic theory of the unconscious and the incest motive They also voice Lawrence s concepts of education marriage and social and political action This pseudo philosophy of mine explained Lawrence was deduced from the novels and poems not the reverse The absolute need one has for some sort of satisfactory mental attitude towards oneself and things in general makes one try to abstract

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/10-famous-novels-inspired-by-dreams.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive

  • 5 Futuristic Technologies to Explore in Lucid Dreams
    pages online diagnosis consumer reviews there are a stupid number of applications for the overlay of internet data But what kind of information will your dream decide to map out over the lucid dreamscape Real time Freudian analysis anyone Augmented reality the stalker s dream 4 4D Printing 3D printing isn t enough Now we need to print through space and time Scientists at MIT and Stratasys have shapeshifting on their minds And their 3D printed materials can morph in the fourth dimension time into new structures post production The future of this technology means self building infrastructure houses road boats even space stations Especially space stations when it eases the production process in zero gravity Though 4D printing is in its infancy you can imagine where this is going What will you make with your 4D printer and how will it shape your dreamworld 5 Virgin Galactic Only 551 humans have ever traveled into space Virgin Galactic is changing that with the advent of space tourism providing you have a cool 250 000 to spend The rest of us can dream about a thrilling dynamic rocket ride the dramatic transition to silence and true weightlessness a profound moment for our astronauts as they coast upwards towards space Space is a regular hang out for many lucid dreamers Why not get there in style Now the everyday millionaire can experience space too 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 bottle of an unfamiliar scent on his travels to

    Original URL path: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/5-futuristic-technologies-to-explore-in-lucid-dreams.html (2016-02-13)
    Open archived version from archive



  •