Lucid Dreaming

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  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I'm sure the topic's been covered before, but has anyone worked at doing this lately? I used to use a journal and attempt it a lot when I lived in LA. The result was that I became addicted to sleeping, and found myself sleeping 12 hours per day for almost a month. I was so addicted to the concept at the time and had many lucid dreams during this period (tons of very vivid dreams as well). I guess that's what boredom does to people.

    Does anyone here practice or attempt lucid dreaming and maintain a regular sleeping schedule? What are your tricks?
    How to Lucid Dream - wikiHow
  2. CHEDaddy

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    I did this as a kid during the 80s. Surprisingly, it seems (from your link) that there hasn't been anything revolutionary in the methodology.

    Although I don't remember glancing at the hands (which would probably work better for me than most people) I assume you know the drill. Go around during the day and ask yourself if you are dreaming every 5 minutes or so and then try to find proof if you are or not. Then you'll do the same during sleep. It works. It also makes you some kind of OCD crazy.

    This is supposed to work because reading in a dream is stream of consciousness and most people have a limited memory and will discover discrepancies. This is supposed to be the best technique to verify dream state. Unfortunately, I was much too smart so it didn't work.

    Never worked for me. Don't know why. I felt pain in the dreams.

    I have a tip that I read back then. If you want to make changes to the dream you should think of a place different than where you are and then fly there. For some reason it's harder just to make everything change around you instantly.

    And, yes, I was doing it for the chicks. I was trying to sync my state of consciousness to the point where I could have wet dreams or beat off while asleep. I was a kid, I had testosterone coming out of my ears. I had some success. But - Remember the movie Altered States? Yeah, be careful. You might get freaky like meh
  3. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I try to jump up and down in the dreams. Usually you'll float or something weird like that. I always forget about the "am I dreaming" or checking the watch technique, but every now and then I'd say, "this is definitely a dream" -- then 80% of the time I'd wake up from the excitement once I discovered this fact.
  4. CHEDaddy

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    Flying is very important. If you jump and float, you are just short of flying. I think most people have this experience even when the dream is not lucid.

    During the 80s they locked a bunch of people up without clocks or sunlight as a sleep experiment. All of the study groups transitioned to a 25 hour cycle. Probably the reason it's easier to stay up late than it is to get up early for the undisciplined. Very strange. As humans we try to find associations, patterns, meaning. Some of this shit just is the way it is.
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    Thats very interesting Dan. I have been working on a more consistent sleep schedule lately and I believe it helps out with every aspect of life. So much ties into a consistent sleep schedule and many people overlook some of the negative effects of not having one.

    I can relate to some of the floating in dreams. I get some dreams where I am skipping or jumping, and I keep jumping higher and higher, and in some cases, I start flying 100's of feet in the air and worry if it will hurt when I get back to the ground. In other dreams, I feel like I am always going through crowds of people in a hurry, and I have the ability to fly through air, much like I'm swimming in water. In fact, usually I am performing the breast stroke while flying in dreams. Its like I will be walking, then jog, then run, then jump up into swimming in air to get places faster. Its definitely cool stuff.
  6. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    I've been aware I was dreaming while dreaming.. It's fucking unreal.

    I just go with the flow and tell myself I'll always wake up.
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    Why are you skipping?
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    Also very common.

    I brought one subject up here before. It seems almost all college grads have occasional dreams that they have been missing class and have to show up to take a test on subject matter that they do not know and/or are flunking because of missing classes/not performing studies. Interestingly, the phenomena seems to have nothing to do with whether or not the college grad ever missed many classes at all. It also seems, to me, that people that have not been to college do not have this dream. There are few exceptions on both promulgations.
  9. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    I had those dreams often. I don't dream a lot or if I do I do not remember them. However those college dreams were vivid. I swore I missed classes, test, backups of homework, etc...I'd say those were stress induced although I don't know the reason for other dreams.
  10. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Ah, over the last year or so, I've gotten to be very good at lucid dreaming. I can achieve lucidity it at least every other night no problem now. It was just a matter of me instantly realizing that I was in a dream world. I always just attributed it to weed and DXM.

    The best fool-proof method that works with pretty much anybody is... when you wake up in the morning, don't open your eyes, or if you do, just close them immediately. That sounds weird and stuff, but if you can fall back asleep, your chances of a lucid dream are very high.

    Anyway, now.. time to read the article.
  11. NoPunIntended

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    I agree. But in the last couple years the amount of dreams I can remember after waking up was much lower than what it was more than 2 years ago. I used to have a consistent sleep pattern, but now I go to bed at all different times.

    In the last month I have had very vivid dreams that I remembered, but I didn't realize i was dreaming. I wish I would starting taking control of my dreams again. That shit was amazing. But whenever I got to a point in my dream where something really good was about to happen, I would get so worried about waking up that I would and skip out on the best portion of the dream.
  12. mistawiskas

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    I just saw that movie again two days ago. the only thing close to lucid dreaming I've experienced, was when I was doing meth and up for a few days. my body would shut down completely, but the mind was still going strong. Nothing like what you guys are discribing.
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    So after posting last night, I woke up this morning and went back to sleep. I realized I was dreaming. So as I am trying to bang this chick, it is taking soooo long to get to do it, like always. And then it doesn't happen. But, its still fun running in directions I want to run in and watching people reactions for doing the craziest shit.
  14. jake

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    I tried to have lucid dreams for a long time. The first one I ever had I became very excited and woke up. At least I think I woke up.