Toad asked in Social SciencePsychology · 8 years ago

How do you lucid dream?

i need to hear some techniques from experienced lucid dreamers.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    See: www.wikihow.com LUCID DREAMING, and http://www.dreammoods.com/dreaminformation/dreamty... From Y!A:"A lucid dream occurs when you know you are dreaming, there are ways such as keeping a dream journal and programming your subconscious to induce a lucid dream; also hypnosis; see http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_13.html * about dream analysis (remembering dreams) and autosuggestion/self hypnosis, which can be used to induce lucid dreams in those who are capable of them, and proficient in hypnotic induction techniques. Hypnotism is merely a heightened state of suggestibility, in which you are better able to communicate with your subconscious mind. 85% of people are suggestible, to some degree so you could seek professional hypnotherapy, or hypnotictapes.com has: DREAM INCUBATION - lucid dreaming, or you can try the autosuggestion (self hypnosis) here*. Dream Journal method: go to a store and buy a cheap book that you like and a good working pen (I use a pencil, because it writes at any angle) and keep it by your bed at all times, when you go to sleep put your hand on the book and say out loud "tonight i will remember my dream", then open it to the nearest blank page and proceed to go to sleep. when you wake up grab the book and write down the images and sounds and as much as you can remember from your dream. do this every day and you should get used to realizing when your in a dream and you should be able to remember your dreams very well after a month or so. I also suggest writing it down at least 5 times, to visually convey that message, as well as verbally, then fold that sheet, and place it under your pillow, symbollically "sleeping on it". Repeat nightly. Subconscious Programming Method: assuming you have kept a dream journal for a month or so this method allows you to program your subconscious into inducing a lucid dream. Every night you must concentrate for up to 10 minutes on the words "tonight i will have a lucid dream" and say it out loud about 6-10 times to help program your subconscious into inducing a lucid dream. after a few nights you should be starting to be able to control your dream, congratulations, your having your first lucid dreams. What To Do In a Lucid Dream: when you realize your in a dream a good method of turning it into a lucid dream is to look at your hands in the dream, this will help you gain control over the dream.

    If you start to feel like the dream is taking over again stare at your hands again to help yourself gain control again. Lucid dreaming can take months or even years to achieve. It requires a lot of careful meditation and preparation until you're finally ready to do it. It's not for the faint hearted at all. Also be aware that you're not sleeping if you lucid dream, and you'll wake up feeling really tired and probably will need to go straight back to bed. You should read these sites, and see if it's what you're really looking for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream &

    http://www.infobarrel.com/How_To_Lucid_Dream & www.ld4all.com/guide.html & http://www.consciousdreaming.com/lucid-dreaming/ho... & http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/ & http://lifehacker.com/286836/how-to-lucid-dream &

    http://www.lucidity.com/LucidDreamingFAQ2.html & http://www.dreamviews.com/learnable.php & http://www.cleverinput.com/lucid-dream-technique/i... The Sticky Notes: Grab some different colored sticky notes and write "Am I dreaming?" on them, then stick them everywhere. I suggest, on the clocks, right above the door knobs, bathroom mirror, on the hallway walls, front and back of doors, etc. Hypnosis: "Am I dreaming?" Repeat this phrase in your head over and over before falling asleep or have a recording of it and play it continuously before and after you fall asleep. Consumption: Try experimenting with different foods and drinks before you go to sleep. Some will give you intense dreams, some will give you nightmares (sweets will do that), some will give happy dreams that you would not want to wake up from. How does this work? Well, you are made up of many different chemicals, and adding a change to it with other chemicals (foods, drinks, smells, temperature) will cause it to react a certain way, and this will have an effect on your dreams. Milk gave me happy dreams, vitamin c made it intense, melatonin made it even more intense, (limit it to 3 nights, max, or it may interfere with your brain's natural production of it!) and I filled up a few pages in my journal with notes on the dozen dreams I have had with it. Also, try sleeping with different scents (candles, incenses, oils, bake a cake maybe?), yes; scents; they stimulate memory, moods, emotions. What you can do tonight is drink milk or take 1,000 mg of vitamin c, right before going to sleep.

    Source(s): There are audio brainwave stimulators you can use and yes they do work (I meditate to recorded oms and theta waves (4-7 Hz), and listen to gamma waves (40 Hz) when I am studying). If you play the audio brainwaves continiously during your entire sleep, not only will these waves cause you to be aware and conscious in your sleep, they will also help with learning. You will most likely wake up feeling VERY good. Google: "herbs; initiate lucid dreaming" Try using autosuggestion (self hypnosis) as per page O at your-mental-health.8m.com and instant-hypnosis.com has: Lucid Dreaming. For more control; find your hands! Read: Lucid Dreaming: The Paradox of Consciousness During Sleep by Celia Green and Charles McCreery, from your bookstore, or amazon.com
  • 8 years ago

    Lot's of good tips below. Learning to meditate can also be helpful, as Lucid dreaming is essentially a way of meditating during sleep. When going to sleep you can try visualising a white light in your throat and keep your focus on this. If you can do this and still go to sleep, you may find yourself in a lucid dream. It is generally good just to remind yourself before you go to sleep that you are hoping for a lucid dream, as this primes your unconscious for one. Keep a journal by your bedside and write down any dreams you recall in the morning - the more in touch you are with your dreams the more likely they are to turn lucid.

    It might also be worth finding a dream group in your local area to talk things through with people when you practice - sometimes Lucid dreams can be scary. My take on it is that any frightening figures you meet in your dream are parts of yourself you have rejected. Attacking them is attacking yourself, and no matter how scary they are, they cannot really hurt you. It's good to be freindly to them if you can - and not run away from them or fight.

    Happy Journeying in the dreamworld!

  • 8 years ago

    Try jumping into the air a few times a day when nobody is around. Do this daily. After three to four weeks, if you've been consistent, you'll have a dream where you jump into the air. But in dreams, we don't just drop back to the ground, we float back down. Then you'll know you're in a dream.

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