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  • Ever Dream This Man?
    the deal ThisMan org offers us some innocent and not so innocent explanations for the origins of This Man ARCHETYPE THEORY Jung s psychoanalytic theory suggests that This Man is an archetypal image belonging to the collective unconscious that can surface in times of hardship in sensitive subjects RELIGIOUS THEORY According to religious folk This Man is one of the forms in which God manifests himself today For this reason his dreamy wisdom should always be followed by the dreamers DREAM SURFER THEORY Some say that This Man is a real person who can enter people s dreams via some form of paranormal mutual dreaming This Man may even be a mental conditioning plan developed by a major corporation Inception style Like it DREAM IMITATION THEORY This is a scientific psycho sociological theory which claims that the phenomenon has arisen casually and has progressively developed by imitation When people are exposed to This Man they become so deeply impressed that they start seeing this man in their dreams DAYTIME RECOGNITION THEORY This theory states that the apparitions of This Man are purely casual Normally we don t remember precisely the faces we see in our dreams The image of this man would thus be an instrument which in the subject s waking life facilitates recognition of an undefined dream image The Truth About This Man It turns out we may not need a special theory to explain This Man after all The site turns out to be created by Andrea Natella a marketing strategist who runs the firm Guerilla Marketing which designs subversive hoaxes to drum up public interest The site was soon bought by horror movie production company Ghost House Pictures to be used as part of the promotion for an upcoming film titled guess what This Man What I like about this hoax is that not only does it pique our interest on a profound level there were so many juicy explanations for This Man but the portrait itself is compelling even without the backstory That s because This Man is Every Man EVERYMAN The face of This Man is an amalgamation of many common facial features designed as a kind of catch all to rouse a sense of familiarity The hair is full and yet also balding His eyes could be any color at all His lips are partly full and partly thin He has no distinctive race His face shape is simultaneously angular and round Cover the lower half of his face and he looks old cover the upper half and he looks young Cover the right half and his eye is hooded his nose large his lips full cover the left half and his eye is smaller his nose petit his lips thin in fact it s a very different face altogether These myriad common features mean that many people from all over the globe might find familiarity in his face and therefore seek to perpetuate the viral nature of This Man Of course there

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  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule - Dr Rick Strassman's DMT Research
    and sensed the reply that I had no business there The presence was not hostile just somewhat annoyed and brusque Aaron a volunteer in Dr Strassman s DMT research The first thing I noticed was a burning in the back of my neck Then there was this loud intense hum It was like the fan at first but separate It began engulfing me I let go into it and then WHAM I felt like I was in an alien laboratory in a hospital bed like this A sort of landing bay or recovery area There were beings They had a space ready for me They weren t as surprised as I was It was incredibly un psychedelic I was able to pay attention to detail There was one main creature and he seemed to be behind it all overseeing everything The others were orderlies or dis orderlies They activated a sexual circuit and I was flushed with an amazing orgasmic energy A goofy chart popped up like an X ray in a cartoon and a yellow illumination indicated that the corresponding system or series of systems were fine They were checking my instruments testing things When I was coming out I couldn t help but think aliens I am so disappointed I didn t talk to them I was confused and in awe I knew that they were preparing me for something Somehow we had a mission They had things to show me But they were waiting for me to acquaint myself with the environment and movement and language of this space Dimitri a volunteer in Dr Strassman s DMT research Literally you are transported into another f ing dimension I don t mean like you feel you re in another dimension you re in another dimension There s f ing complex geometric patterns moving in synchronies order through the air all around you in three dimensional space It s like they re arteries but there isn t blood pumping through them there s light pulsating light with no boundaries And there s an alien communicating with me who looks sort of like a Tai Buddha except he s entirely made of energy and there s no outline to him He s concentrating and telling me not to give into astonishment relax and try and experience this Joe Rogan comedian psychedelic pioneer The Future of DMT Research Dr Rick Strassman plans to continue his DMT research at the newly founded Cottonwood Research Foundation in New Mexico His vice president Dr Steven Barker at Louisiana State University is already developing a new ultra sensitive method of measuring naturally occurring DMT in the body They hope to be able to compare normal levels with those found in altered states under clinical conditions Ultimately Strassman and his team hope to develop a new model of consciousness studies in the West They hope to explore the varieties of human consciousness and their genetic biochemical and physiological bases finding the best way to apply these

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  • A Review of Paranormality by Professor Richard Wiseman
    for Wiseman s take on dream control aka lucid dreaming I m still a bit confounded over how this topic still falls into the category of paranormal in so many books and websites today Paranormal is literally defined as experiences which fall outside of scientific explanation And yet Wiseman himself details how the first lucid dream was scientifically recorded by Keith Hearne in the 1970s Nevertheless if people want to talk about lucid dreaming in their book of psychological oddities I m not going to be the one to stop them The concept of dream control gets a few mentions in this book but it s fairly basic stuff designed for the totally uninitiated Among other things for example Wiseman recommends you set your alarm clock to wake you up during your most likely periods of REM sleep He also suggests that when you do become lucid look in a mirror in a lucid dream your image will appear blurry which unfortunately is not entirely accurate for many people unless you succumb to the power of suggestion in which case it will be now After that he recommends you bite your arm or lean against a wall perfectly acceptable reality checks for cannibals and loiterers which I can certainly endorse So while there aren t any major new dream control revelations here I d like to say kudos to Richard Wiseman for drawing lucid dreaming closer to the public eye Conclusion In its essence Paranormality is not just a logic bomb for the New Agers and Spiritualists of this world It s a fun page turner with loads of interesting stories and psychological tidbits you can show off to your friends Wiseman finishes the book with a bonus chapter called The Instant Superhero Kit which provides several mind bending tricks you can perform at parties And I think that really defines the tone of this book for it is ultimately aimed at mostly casual readers with a short attention span Given Wiseman s goal to make basic psychology and paranormal understanding as accessible as possible this approach seems entirely justified Richard Wiseman is a well recognized face in Britain and frequently quoted in the media for his insight into deception luck and the paranormal It s his job to popularize modern psychology findings and educate the masses on being rational He s also a thoroughly fascinating chap with a talent for converting the mysterious into more readily digestible truths I recommend Paranormality for anyone who wants to face some such home truths about their own reality See customer reviews on Amazon People are emotionally drawn to the supernatural They actively want weird spooky things to be true Wiseman shows us a higher joy as he deftly skewers the paranormal charlatans blows away the psychic fog and lets in the clear light of reason Richard Dawkins 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

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  • Lucid Dreaming and The Critical Mind by Daniel Love
    almost always remain blissfully unaware of our predicament utterly without lucidity To become lucid in our dreams we must first break free to act as independent thoughtful individuals We must ask the question Am I dreaming and draw our own conclusions based upon the evidence available not simply the opinions of others Becoming Lucid About Reality There is also no reason why we should abandon this behaviour in our waking lives To do so we risk becoming the waking equivalent of a non lucid dreamer one who blindly accepts the world and ideas on belief and hearsay rather than facts and reality Questioning ideas and beliefs is healthy indeed it is the only real path towards truth So as lucid dreamers I urge you to ask difficult questions if you are faced with those who promote superstitious or irrational thinking challenge them This isn t to say you should become arrogant and contemptuous we re all explorers and constantly learning instead direct your critical thinking as much towards your own ideas as to that of others Always be ready to re evaluate your own beliefs and treat your own ideas with the same critical mind Also be very aware that those ideas that seem most appealing to us and those we hold dear are often the most insidious if we want something to be true or are fearful that it is not we will often suspend our critical thinking in order to maintain our comfortable illusion We must remember that the word lucid is synonymous with awareness clarity knowledge and truth To be truly lucid in both our waking and dreaming lives we must be willing to shun conformity when it stands in the way of accessing the truth We must also be willing to accept that we may never have all the answers to important and difficult questions such as What happens after we die or Why am I here This is okay there is no shame in admitting that we simply do not know it s certainly better than inventing comfortable but fallacious answers If we can humbly accept our small place in the universe and the limitations of human and personal knowledge we can I feel take the first steps towards discovering what truths are genuinely available to us Final Thoughts I would like to thank the organisers of the event as they put a great deal of effort into making it a comfortable pleasant and polished weekend It also really got me thinking I can t however agree with their choice of content Lucid dreaming is bigger and more beautiful than unsubstantiated philosophies and eastern mysticism Our minds are the truest definition of the word wonderful genuine marvels of nature This universe even without the stories and myths of mysticism is still unfathomably vast and awe inspiring As much as I d like to nod along and pretend to agree I can t lucid dreaming is better than this Yes it s difficult to stand up

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  • 101 Ideas for Lucid Dreams
    free delights of your own personal candy land LD Tip Mastering Flight To gain confidence in flying try long bounces across the landscape first Then say out loud I can fly Make use of a flying aid jet pack dragon giant wings as a boost Leap and bound over skyscraper rooftops on a dazzling sunny day Be a genius contestant on your favorite TV game show Direct the construction of your own private palace installing state of the art gadgetry and luxurious furnishings Walk down the street in an Iron Man armored suit destroying enemy targets saving civilians and taking to the skies when you re done Ask the dream to help you see music as you hear it What form does it take Is it fluid Does it float Can you touch the notes Transform into a giant lizard Godzilla style and move through the city aka your new adventure playground Become invisible and play tricks on your friends Look at your reflection in the mirror What do you see Become the world s greatest rock singer and play a concert at Madison Square Gardens Be your favorite artist or make it up as you go Gain the ability to telepathically talk to all people and animals Make the world s best hamburger and savour the delicious flavors of beef cheese bacon gherkin mayo lettuce tomato BBQ sauce LD Tip What is Pain If you expect to feel pain on landing from a great height then that will be your experience Instead focus on landing comfortably into the soft ground Tell your dream that peaceful intelligent aliens have made first contact with Earth and you would like to be the first to meet them Your 15th century ancestor has just woken up from cryogenic sleep Be their guide to the modern world and all its technology Now you awaken from cryogenic sleep In the year 2500 Your descendant introduces you to the new world Spend a day as a guest of The Simpsons Dream in full cartoon Invite other dream characters to take part in your lucid fantasies Be the heroic defender of a group of survivors in the great zombie apocalypse Morph into a house fly and experience the world from its perspective Jeff Goldblum s been there Point your finger like a magic wand to create and destroy objects in your dreamscape What s the largest single object you can influence Go hang gliding over Isla Nublar the mysterious fictional island from Jurassic Park Observe the dinosaurs Go back in time and observe the life of Jesus Was he real LD Tip Dream Characters Lucid dream characters can represent different parts of your unconscious self Treat them with respect and ask for their mutual input in your lucid dream adventures Practice your public speaking abilities in front of a packed auditorium Experience your favourite movie first hand playing the central character and allowing the plot to change course naturally for an alternate ending Become a master ninja gliding silently among rooftops to spy on an enemy agent You are swift and agile and can defy the laws of physics Drive a super powered battle tank down the freeway Ride on the back of a friendly Diplodocus Flintstones style Practice parkour across rooftops and revel in the freedom of movement Morph into a majestic silver gibbon swinging through the treetops with ease and grace Gravity does not affect you Casually walk up your bedroom wall and onto the ceiling then wake up your partner to see their reaction You are a world champion fighter Step in the Octagon and unleash hell on your mortal enemy or anyone else who happens to deserve it Take a flight of fancy on your futuristic hoverboard which travels across land sea air and even uphill Marty McFly would be proud Possess the mind of other dream characters in the style of Being John Malkovich How do you appear from their perspective LD Tip Create Music You Can See Dreams are a source of boundless creativity Allow the dream to express itself musically cross creating sound and vision for a whole new synasthetic experience Create music by hopping along the horizon forming each new sound as you make contact with the ground Drink a love potion that makes you the most attractive person in the dreamworld How do other dream characters see you Play a relaxing round of golf with Tiger Woods on the world s most exotic and adventurous golf course Win 100 million on the lottery and go on a spending spree What do you still yearn for now that you have it all Play the role of a powerful psychic detective employed by the Miami Police Department to solve murders Visit a dream art gallery displaying vast collections of your own future artwork Memorize the details and bring them back to waking reality Discover your telekinetic power to shape and manipulate water Create magnificent water sculptures or invent elaborate water sports Jump high into the air allow yourself to fall and feel a wonderful burst of endorphins when you land perfectly the ground Uh oh You are captured by advanced aliens and placed in a universal zoo on a distant planet Escape Ask other dream characters questions that are playing on your mind Is it time for a career change What should you name your unborn child Summon up a wise dream character and ask them What is reality Keep asking for clarification until you get an answer that blows your mind LD Tip Go Passive If you find it hard to control your dream take a back seat You can still enjoy heightened lucidity while allowing your dreaming unconscious to create a mystery plot Develop your powers of lucid dream telekinesis with increasingly bigger objects starting with a pen and building up to an elephant Play first person video games like Just Cause and Left 4 Dead to experience them more vividly than ever before Become a galactic overlord

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  • Movies to Inspire Lucid Dreams
    makes a great accompaniment to a lucid dream set in space The Matrix Ever noticed how The Matrix offers multiple references to lucid dreaming Set in the not too distant future in an insipid characterless city we find a young man named Neo A software techie by day and a computer hacker by night he sits alone at home by his monitor waiting for a sign from what or whom he doesn t know One night a mysterious woman named Trinity seeks him out and introduces him to that faceless character he has been waiting for Morpheus A messiah of sorts Morpheus presents Neo with the truth about his world by shedding light on the Matrix a reality beyond reality that controls all of their lives in a way that Neo can barely comprehend Unleashed into the real world Neo learns how his whole life has taken place inside a computer simulation and with willpower he can bend the rules of the Matrix He can jump from a skyscraper slow down time and make a soft landing He can instantly know how to fly a helicopter and even control the behaviors of other virtual reality figures Like a lucid dream world in so many ways The Matrix inspires a new type of dream reality one where you can t walk through walls or dodge bullets until you question that very notion As lucid dreamers soon learn dream control is all about knowing what to believe then doing it Sliders Sliders is an intriguing concept from the nineties in which a genius college student accidentally discovers a portal that allows him to slide between alternate dimensions With the help of his physics professor his girl friend and a washed up soul singer Quinn Mallory encounters a host of strange parallel Earths including a British ruled United States and a world where dinosaurs roam a national park This notion provides infinite potential for creating new lucid dream scenes Next time you re lucid reach into your pocket and pull out your inter dimensional remote control Point it at the space in front of you and it will open up a portal Now jump in If you already have your destination in mind there is a very good chance you will end up there For instance you could visit a world where humans are super advanced and live in technological utopia Or how about a world where everything is made of candy Without a destination in mind you can leave it up to your unconscious dreaming mind to produce the next dream scene Ask the dream out loud to take you somewhere really exciting or to see something you have never seen before You may find uninhabited planets with brilliant blue skies and green oceans Or maybe a world where dinosaurs evolved into smaller intelligent creatures with big brains Whatever you find explore these alternate worlds with a playful attitude in mind and you will discover the boundless power of your own imagination

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  • Famous Lucid Dreamers: 10 Celebrities Who Lucid Dream
    Or maybe even illustrate the answers to their problems in symbolic language 6 Richard Feynman The famous American physicist Richard Feynman declared his aptitude for lucid dreaming in his national bestseller Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman He dedicated an entire chapter to his experiments with lucid dreaming where he gave a detailed account of how he influenced his dreams I also noticed that as you go to sleep the ideas continue but they become less and less logically interconnected You don t notice that they re not logically connected until you ask yourself What made me think of that and you try to work your way back and often you can t remember what the hell did make you think of that So you get every illusion of logical connection but the actual fact is that the thoughts become more and more cockeyed until they re completely disjointed and beyond that you fall asleep I kept practicing this watching myself as I went to sleep One night while I was having a dream I realized I was observing myself in the dream I had gotten all the way down into the sleep itself I discovered that I could turn around and walk back through the train I could control the direction of my dream I get back to the car with the special window and I see three old guys playing violins but they turned back into girls So I could modify the direction of my dream but not perfectly 7 Richard D James Aphex Twin The electronic musician also known as Aphex Twin Richard D James has publicly stated that the sounds from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II were inspired by lucid dreams Upon waking he would attempt to re create the sounds and record them This album consists of lengthy ambient compositions which James has described as being like standing in a power station on acid James also claims to have natural synesthesia which contributes to his work 8 Richard Linklater The director of the dreamy live action rotoscoped movie Waking Life Richard Linklater is very familiar with the concept of lucid dreams The movie is an intriguing philosophical jaunt into the world of lucid dreaming and asks the question Are we sleep walking through our waking state or wake walking through our dreams The animation technique used in Waking Life requires animators to trace over live action film movement frame by frame giving a curious dream like appearance real but not real Rotoscoping was again used in Linklater s 2006 movie A Scanner Darkly This movie also pressures its protagonists to make a decision about the reality they are experiencing and to wake up to see their world for what it really is 9 The Wachowskis The creators of The Matrix Andy and Lana Wachowski are lucid dreamers who drew on this notion to create a virtual reality world in which we are all mentally enslaved not recognizing that we are merely dreaming According

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  • 7 New Year's Resolutions for Lucid Dreamers
    in a Tibetan Buddhist context However his New Year s resolution attempts put his dreamwork and his dreamplay into some perspective My New Year s resolution is to try to play more in the lucid dream rather than feel that I have to use EVERY lucid dream for some deep spiritual practice It s an interesting point Morley has trained extensively in lucid dreaming within the framework of Tibetan Buddhism which sets out a number of spiritual tasks which the dreamer must complete when lucid These include visiting different lokas worlds meeting with other sentient beings and receiving initiations and empowerments Meanwhile a lot but certainly not all of Western lucid dreamers admittedly pursue lucid dreams for fun and escapism There s no prescribed set of goals in the Western view Although people are coming round to using lucidity for real world applications and personal growth like improving muscle memory for sports inspiring music and art resolving emotional trauma and so on Still Tibetan lucid dreaming is a whole different ball game when you compare the two practices even if we are all playing in the same park So Morley s resolution is for dreamworkers who are following a dedicated spiritual path but perhaps need to take a break and use lucidity for their own sense of fun and play from time to time Although he does add wryly Or maybe play is a deep spiritual practice 6 Talk to My Lucid Dream Self Here s another way to probe your lucid dream world and seek out new and unexpected adventures I m going to spend more time incubating questions for my lucid dream self says Robert Waggoner This enables you to interact with the awareness behind the dream a sort of unconscious self which feels very much independent of your conscious self It s simple says Waggoner Just stop what you are doing in a lucid dream ignore the dream figures and announce a question to the dream like show me something important for me to see You will likely be amazed by the responsive creative nature of your unconscious mind I first tried this technique a few years ago on reading Waggoner s bestselling book on lucid dreaming In my lucid dream I shouted show me something hilarious The next thing I saw was a man sized multi colored furry ape walking down the street towards me He had a groovy walk and his fur ruffled in high definition This bizarre out of the blue image was hilarious and I fell into fits of giggles I was also bemused by my dreaming self s sense of humor You can also ask specific questions of your lucid dream like where will I be in five years time What s the best way to resolve my problem with so and so The dream can respond in various ways sometimes the answer comes from a dream figure other times it is written in the air or played out as a dream

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