Lucid Dreaming

22 Sep

IDL and Lucid Dreaming

(Following this article is a list of links to IDL blog posts on lucid dreaming.) Do you want to increase control over your dreams? The idea is that additional control over your dreams can reduce your nightmares and other symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder by confronting dream monsters and other threats, or by changing them into something neutral or desirable, or by changing the scene in the dream altogether.  In addition, the common thinking is that lucid dreaming is...

22 Sep

How to Maintain a Lucid Dream

Kerry McGlone Okay, so you’ve experienced a lucid dream. That’s great, but how long did you remain in a lucid state for? Unfortunately, the first time you experience a lucid dream may not last very long. You may become aware of the lucidity, get excited and wake up as a result. This is completely normal. It is common for first time lucid dreamers to be unable to sustain a lucid dream for a long period of time. Although it may seem...

22 Sep

On False Awakenings

A Selection from the Free E-Book Ending Nightmares for Good “False Awakenings” are dreams in which you think that you have awakened from a dream when you have not. You continue to dream. False awakenings are different from lucid dreaming in that in lucid dreaming you know you are dreaming and stay dreaming. In false awakenings you know you are dreaming but then attempt to awaken out of the dream only to awaken into a dream that is the context, set,...

22 Sep

Challenges…Lucid Dreaming

Some Challenges to Common
 Assumptions about Dream Yogas (From the text Dream Yoga) There is Nothing Intrinsically Transpersonal About Lucid Dreaming It is amazing how many people who can wake up in dreams think that lucid dreaming is a sign of higher spiritual development. However, five year olds can recall lucid dreams.  (See Deborah Armstrong-Hickey’s “A Validation of Lucid Dreaming in School Age Children, Lucidity Letter, Dec 1988; Vol. 7, no. 2) In fact, almost anyone at just about any level of...

22 Sep

How to Lucid Dream

Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming. This awareness can range from very faint recognition of the fact to something as momentous as a broadening of awareness beyond what has ever been experienced even in waking life. Lucid dreams usually occur while a person is in the middle of a regular dream and suddenly realizes that he or she is dreaming. However, you can elicit a lucid dream using the methods that follow.   Steps During the day, repeatedly...

22 Sep

Lucid Dreaming Q & A

Where can I learn how to lucid dream? There is an excellent list of resources at  Stephen LeBerge’s Lucidity Institute. A number of practical tips are located here. Why should I learn to lucid dream? People want to learn to lucid dream for many different reasons, depending on who they are and their level of development.  A young child may learn to lucid dream to gain control of their lives when they experience little or no control in their waking lives....

22 Sep

Where to Learn Lucid Dreaming

Stephen LaBerge received his Ph.D. in Psychophysiology from Stanford University (1980). He has been researching lucid dreaming for well over a decade and is the author of Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming. The Lucidity Institute is dedicated to the advancement of research on the nature and potentials of consciousness and to the application of the results of this research to the enhancement of human health and well-being. The Lucidity Institute website contains articles and other resources...

22 Sep

Factors that Enhance Lucid Dreaming

Dream recall is a prerequisite to dream lucidity. It is generally assumed that you want to remember that you became lucid in a dream. Meditation enhances lucidity by cultivating the clear witness. Pre-sleep suggestion enhances lucidity by strengthening intention, particularly if those suggestions are vivid, repeated, and target specific aspects of the cultivation of lucidity. Reading and talking about lucid dreaming also acts as a pre-sleep suggestion as does rehearsed visualizations of becoming lucid in one’s dreams such as looking at the...

22 Sep

Ultimate Guide to Lucid Dreaming

No, you should not aim for learning how to lucid dream in a matter of days or overnight. Lucid dreaming is a spiritual skill, and you must be conquered in steps. Means, you must be ready to put in some hard work. There are many aspects such as optimizing your sleep, increasing mental & emotional awareness, enhancing cognitive strength, and developing the tolerance once you get lucid. These elements take some time to master. Although, vetting the art of lucid dreaming takes...

22 Sep

Benefits of Lucid Dreaming

“But why are people interested in learning to be conscious in their dreams? According to my own experience, and the testimony of thousands of other lucid dreamers, lucid dreams can be extraordinarily vivid, intense, pleasurable, and exhilarating. People frequently consider their lucid dreams as among the most wonderful experiences of their lives. If this were all there were to it, lucid dreams would be delightful, but ultimately trivial entertainment. However, as many have already discovered, you can use lucid dreaming to...

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