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  • Lucidology - Lessons in Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming
    learned a lot about WILDs from books and none were as enlightening as Nick s videos I really like the format Granted he uses a lot of his own terminology which may throw some people off But I found that the narrative in combination with illustrations made the concepts easier to grasp The other point of interest is that Nick tried traditional lucid dreaming methods himself and had no success Most people would give up at that point Instead he spent the next four years developing his own style of inducing lucid dreams on demand What did he do differently He went down the route of the out of body experience OBE except his assumption was that it s not out of body at all it s actually in your head In other words it s a type of lucid dream that originates in your bedroom This approach changed everything It meant he could look for biological signs that mark the lucid dream OBE onset as opposed to belief driven landmarks like the silver chord the spirit guides and the spirit energy of astral projection Based on his own observations Nick shares what he calls body tricks that have never been discussed in lucid dreaming literature before He essentially developed new ways of having Wake Induced Lucid Dreams by tricking his body into falling asleep and remaining mentally focused on the subtle physical signs it gives off One technique that emerged from this is called Stop Drop and Roll Subscribe to Nick s free Lucidology videos here Three Essential Techniques Nick s videos present three original WILD techniques namely how to Use the hypnagogic state to fall asleep consciously Enter sleep paralysis with mind awake body asleep Perform the OBE exit with visualizations These methods are explained in detail in two free videos Part I Mind Awake Body Asleep First you ll learn how to use your body s biology to put yourself in a unconscious focus without using any mental visualizations This shortens the learning curve immensely I decided to go ahead and try this technique the next morning after watching the video I had no idea how easy it would be to my surprise I was able to induce partial sleep paralysis within a few minutes Knowing I had induced it myself and was in full control it wasn t scary Then I used Nick s twitching technique to bring on a full paralysis Inducing this state of sleep paralysis is what relaxes the body and frees the conscious mind into a lucid dream or OBE From there it is a small push into a lucid dream In the following days and weeks after watching this video I had some stunning Wake Induced Lucid Dreams I don t know why it isn t more widely cited given that he s been around since 2009 But the method works Update Jan 2011 Nick s techniques are still in my repertoire for inducing sleep paralysis I enjoy multiple WILDs each

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  • How to Cure Fears and Phobias with Lucid Dreaming
    them up close They re more interesting to me now Sometimes I touch them or let them crawl on my finger if I m feeling really bold I feel a conflicting mix of delight and disgust I still don t like fast moving ones Perhaps that s a healthy fear But the day I can hold a tarantula in my palm that s the day I m cured of arachnophobia Other lucid dreamers have gone about it a different way Handling Spiders in Lucid Dreams Madeleine Hopkins recently shared this inspiring photo of herself holding a spider after having cured her phobia in her lucid dreams Here s her story I have reduced my phobia of spiders by about 90 I set the lucid goal of handling a spider and after doing so only 2 3 times I am now able to handle spiders except White tails of course but that is a rational fear Here is a pic of me handling my first spider He was missing two legs so wasn t as scary but he s still a spider I just pretended I was dreaming and I was able to do it Before I handled them in lucid dreams there would have been NO WAY I would be able to do this Not for any amount of money I was completely phobic Not any more It s hard to say but in a way it felt like I was making peace with the spider species Instead of seeing them as horrible and scary and something to keep away from I focused on seeing them as sweet and friendly and harmless which essentially they are In the dream it felt as real as real life and it was still quite hard to do even though I knew it was only a dream Here s an excerpt from my dream journal Monday 25th June 2012 I briefly awaken then DEILD into a new dream still powerfully lucid I m now standing outside the hospital I am in a concrete courtyard I can see a shrub growing out of a pot I focus on it and walk over to it and touch it The dream forms more solidly I look intently at a flower growing on it I remember my goal to try and handle a spider in a LD to try and get rid of my phobia of them I look on the tree and see a thick spider s web Brilliant I look to see if there s a spider in it To my delight there are two It takes courage but I know when I wake up I ll be annoyed if I wimped out so I poke my finger into the web and touch a spider It crawls onto my finger I hold my finger up The spider is wrapped up in its own web but it wriggles free and walks along my finger I feel no fear or horror I feel proud of myself Final Thoughts

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  • Psychological Healing in Lucid Dreams
    as a dream she can see how she feels as the plane takes off and flies around After doing this successfully about five times in separate lucid dreams she buys an airplane ticket to the conference In fact she buys a window seat so she can watch the landscape go by and compare it to what she observed in her lucid dreams She has no problem on her flight and has since taken others without incident A military man becomes physically ill or faints every time his unit practices climbing down the side of a tall building with ropes Embarrassed by this he worries about the impact on his military career Talking with a friend he listens as his friend suggests he do these activities in his lucid dreams and perhaps the fear will disappear Practicing in lucid dreams he re gains a feeling of confidence and works through his fear of heights Later he reports no trouble when called to rope down the side of buildings A talented lucid dreamer contacted me about the possibility of resolving waking state anxiety in a lucid dream We discuss it and I suggest that she announce in her next lucid dream her intent and desire to be free of anxiety for one week She reports doing so in a lucid dream soon afterwards The next day and all that week she notes a remarkable sense of inner calm and ease She continues with this lucid dreaming practice because of its profound effect A month later at her regular appointment her psychiatrist remarks upon her obvious sense of ease and freedom from anxiety She tells him about expressing her intent in lucid dreams and the subsequent effect on her waking experience He reduces her anxiety prescription to the lowest level While self reports of healing phobias seem more prevalent I have also heard from a lucid dreamer who used lucid dreaming to stay sober after a serious drug addiction He conceived of an approach after reading my book and wrote to tell me of his success Others have conveyed to me stories of working through issues of self esteem anger nonconstructive beliefs all while lucidly aware I offer these examples as simple illustrations of the conceptual growth inherent in using lucid dreams for psychological healing Assisting sufferers of PTSD seems only the tip of the iceberg Patricia Garfield s observation The potential for healing in lucid dreams is enormous has other layers even beyond those discussed such as healing the human spirit Moreover these lucid dream healings outline important elements about the nature of the psyche and the dynamic energy accessible which could lead to a new and beneficial model of the conscious and unconscious minds relationship Note This article was originally published in DreamTime the magazine of the International Association for the Study of Dreams Vol 30 No 2 Spring 2013 About The Guest Author Robert Waggoner is an advanced lucid dreamer and author of Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self

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  • The Many Faces of Dream Characters
    spending time with particular people asking them pre conceived questions and enlisting them as guides or main characters in my adventures What frequently confounds me is that sometimes they can look more or less like they re supposed to but other times they can look completely different Sometimes they re not even the right gender Fortunately when you re lucid there is an option to increase the realism of such characters But right now I m more interested in why this discrepancy happens in the first place Who or what is stitching together the unexpected features of these dream figures They re clearly not being built entirely on memory so what process can we thank for these irrational leaps of imagination Dream Characters Are Composites Our dreams are a combination of memory plus creativity The dreaming mind takes real world experiences which forms the sensible parts of your dreams and unconscious interpretations the conceptual and crazy parts of your dreams It s a real mash up By thrusting memories into new creative realms our dreams reflect our true unconscious feelings In the same way dream characters are composed of both memories and original features Some people believe it s impossible to dream new faces they say all dream faces come from real life I disagree your mind is quite capable of mashing up many faces a bit like the image averaging seen before to create a familiar but otherwise original face So while real life faces do make their way into our dreams particularly when we lucidly request them there is a whole other aspect at play unconscious creative expression And THIS is what causes our dream characters to look strange To continually change To be the wrong gender even when we are convinced of the person s identity underneath Dream characters represent multiple aspects of our memories thoughts fears and desires It explains why in any given dream no two faces are the same Who Are You Looking At Source A Scanner Darkly 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

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  • Lucid Dream Healing - Robert Waggoner's Lucid Dream Research
    created a healing environment or healing potion Ed Kellogg has done the most to investigate lucid dream healing Ed first experimented on himself in 1984 by becoming lucidly aware in a dream and seeking to heal a severely infected tonsil Robert Waggoner explains Upon waking the signs of infection and the pain had decreased by about 95 With Ed s doctorate in biochemistry he takes a very scientific approach to this subject and has pioneered healing in lucid dreams However some lucid dreamers did not report any noticeable success with their attempts at lucid dream healing This group Waggoner discovered was more likely to try indirect methods of healing such as seeking medical advice in the lucid dream It appears that lucid dreamers who seem to have success with healing act directly on the problem focus their healing intent and have a stronger expectation of success To learn more about the concept of lucid dream healing check out Robert Waggoner s acclaimed book Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self 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 France He whiffed his scent laden handkerchief by day making an unconscious and emotional connection between the French countryside and his chosen scent On returning home he put the bottle away out of sight and out of smell His cunning plan was to have a servant sprinkle a few drops of the scent on his pillow at night Lo and behold Saint

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  • The Art of Waking Sleep Paralysis
    and find you can t move or make a sound Waking sleep paralysis often feels like there s a heavy lead blanket on you It s not that there is really anything on you or that your muscles have become weaker The feeling is because your brain has to send a stronger nerve signal than normal to get the same muscle movement That makes it feel like you re having to overcome some kind of resistance when you try to move This feeling also usually makes it feel like it s harder to breathe but remember it s actually a natural sleep process Sleep paralysis happens every single time you fall asleep Is Sleep Paralysis Dangerous You may be wondering if waking sleep paralysis is dangerous and if there s a way to break free Sleep paralysis is not dangerous because it s something your body does every night Plus here is a secret safety release trick you can use to free yourself from paralysis so you always have a backup plan How to Break Sleep Paralysis 100 of The Time The only way your body knows for sure if your mind is awake is if you move This is a problem when you re in sleep paralysis which is preventing you from moving Luckily waking paralysis is limited to your voluntary muscle system like your arms and legs Your breathing is semi involuntary so you still have control over it even in deep paralysis If you enter sleep paralysis and decide you want break free and wake up simply change your breathing pattern to something other than the sleep breathing pattern your body is in The most effective way I have found to do this is to begin breathing deeply and slowly After 10 or 15 seconds your body will notice the change and bring you out of the paralysis Not many things are 100 reliable in lucid dreaming but this has worked for me every single time Find Out if You Have Sleep Apnea A very few people have reported that they woke up in sleep paralysis and noticed that they weren t breathing at all The problem is not the paralysis itself but that they had an existing health condition called sleep apnea Sleep apnea basically means that you stop breathing when you re asleep So this is an added bonus of using waking sleep paralysis to have OBEs you ll find out whether or not you have sleep apnea Keep in mind there s a big difference between the normal heavy lead blanket feeling that comes with sleep paralysis versus not breathing at all If you find you stop breathing entirely then you may have sleep apnea and should see a doctor about it If you only feel the heaviness sensation then everything is normal Accidental Vs Deliberate Sleep Paralysis So far we ve talked about accidentally waking up during sleep paralysis However that s basically an uncontrolled and accidental process The question is what can

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  • The Stop, Drop and Roll Sleep Command for Wake Induced Lucid Dreams
    body ends the surge and paralysis all at once If you re not relaxed enough this will probably result in only partial sleep paralysis which is not ideal The Quick Switch Roll Signal If waking sleep paralysis is the holy grail for new out of body explorers then the quick switch signal is the holy grail of urge surges It happens quickly and rewards you with nice and deep sleep paralysis almost instantly It s an unmistakable feeling The Two Cases That Cause a Quick Switch Signal The quick switch happens in one of two cases First when the body is really tired and wants to go to sleep immediately Second when the body was very recently asleep and is deeply relaxed In order to make those cases more likely you need a way to bring on the roll over signal as fast as possible So how do you do that The trick is to use the right body position Body Position is Key The body position that brings on the roll signal faster than any other position is to simply lay flat on your back with your arms at your side In yoga this is called the corpse pose When you lay with your arms at your side you will probably tempted to place your hands on your stomach or cross your ankles This is a veiled form of the roll over signal If you get that sensation it means you re on the right track just make sure not to give in to it Keep your arms at your side and your ankles slightly separated Using this simple bit of information we can eradicate the single biggest cause of insomnia the toss and turn syndrome Tossing and Turning Syndrome When you toss and turn in bed what you re doing is resetting your body s internal sleep timer each time you roll over The body is trying to go to sleep by sending you a roll over test signal but you keep telling it not to sleep when you move So you end up stuck in a toss and turn loop and never get to sleep This results in insomnia So is that all there is to it Just lay there Well not quite There are a few things you can do actively to speed things up and tell your body to fall asleep faster 3 Body Positions What we re going to do is add a couple of other body positions before and after the corpse pose so it s part of a series The first position is to lay with your hands above your head The second position is the corpse pose The third position is where you roll over and then fall asleep We choose these positions very carefully so that when you move from one step to the next you release the maximum amount of tension possible How The Stop Drop And Roll Releases Tension in Chunks Instead of haphazardly releasing small amounts of

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  • The Sleep Paralysis Gateway to Lucid Dreams
    floating great Will yourself to float out the window Allow yourself to get excited Think really positive confident thoughts The key is to stay positive thereby steering unconscious thoughts away from fearsome intruders and towards a more desirable lucid dream If the experience itself doesn t transform directly to a lucid dream your goal is to teleport your awareness by instantly appearing in a completely different location Closing your eyes can help Keep calm and co direct events in your sleep paralysis nightmare Induced Sleep Paralysis There s another type of sleep paralysis one we ll induce in a deliberate calm and controlled manner We ll use it as a stepping stone to dreamland without loitering in a place of fear and unknowing Try it tonight if you like I used to practice during daylight hours which helped reduce my apprehension Of course due to your body s chemistry it is much more effective in the wee small hours of the night The technique for inducing sleep paralysis is simply one of falling asleep consciously We ve actually already explored it through the means of Wake Induced Lucid Dreams and the OBE state When you enter sleep paralysis deliberately you re focused on your own internal dream world The paralysis is simply a sign that it s working It s a phase that can pass in seconds and often many people don t feel it at all Hypnagogia on the other hand is much more prevalent Strange entities may appear during the transitional phase With sleep paralysis forewarned is forearmed You now have the power to override your fears These hallucinations arise from our unconscious fears and especially cultural references taken on years prior even during childhood They can appear very realistic like a vampire or surreal like a stick figure The hallucinations aren t always fearsome Some people see ghosts spirit guides and religious icons They feel blessed to have had a visitation from some other worldly being If you feel uncomfortable with any imagined entities try to clear your mind and pour as many positive feelings as you can towards them Pretend they are just a big softie in need of a hug This lifts your own mood dispels any fear and most often transforms the creature into a helpful dream figure From here you can ask them to help you out of your body and go on a journey to someplace fun They will free you from your paralysis sometimes by giving you a hand out of bed pulling your feet or helping you hover out like a traditional out of body experience and can even become your personal dream guide What a way to start a lucid dream This article is an excerpt from my course the Lucid Dreaming Fast Track 30 intense tutorials and meditation audios to accelerate your lucid dream life In step by step lessons you ll learn everything from basic lucid dream induction to advanced techniques for influencing your waking life Gain

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