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Lucid Dreaming

Discuss aspects of lucid dreaming, including various stages and levels.

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Introduction

A lucid dream is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden (1860–1932). In a lucid dream, the dreamer can actively participate in and manipulate imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can seem real and vivid.

A lucid dream can begin in one of two ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes it is a dream, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state, with no apparent lapse in consciousness.

Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established.

 

Discussion Forum

Lucid dreaming or what?

Started by PJ Perkins Mar 1, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi, I've read Robert Monroe's work, so I have some info to work with but it seems lately I've been having very real to me dreams where I'm in a romantic situation.  The physical sensations seem way to real. And when I realize what's going on I start…Continue

Scheduled Chat Transcript: Lucid Dreaming Introduction

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Jan Van Apr 11, 2014. 1 Reply

<eo_tris>: Greetings everyone, thank you for being here this evening. It's great for us to get together like this, and explore subjects in a more real-time fashion. Please go ahead and say hello if you are here for tonights lesson and…Continue

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Are you capable of Lucid Dreaming?

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Metacom May 15, 2013. 11 Replies

Are you able to attain lucidity in your dream state? Tell us your story!

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3 Plant Medicines To Help You With Lucid Dreaming

Started by anki Apr 6, 2013. 0 Replies

source article: http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/3-plant-medicines-help-you-lucid-...written by: Bill  on October 6, 2011                  …Continue

Dreaming Herbs & Lucid Dreaming

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Joshua Herter Feb 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Since I am such an avid lucid dreamer, I've made it my personal quest to scour the planet for the most powerful Dream Herbs and dream inducers I could find. My journey took me to unexpected places, and taught me a great deal about human nature, and…Continue

The Hypnagogic State

Started by alchemistra. Last reply by Theresa Vitello Robel Nov 11, 2011. 4 Replies

The hypnagogic state is that state of just being on the brink of sleep, yet retaining consciousness of what is happening in a most clear way. Are lucid dreaming and the hypnagogic state synonymous?The hypnagogic state is generally thought of as…Continue

The 5 Layers of a Lucid Dream

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Susan Leybourne Nov 25, 2010. 2 Replies

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Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Susan Leybourne Sep 21, 2010. 7 Replies

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Waking Life

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by ☤Tris☤ Nov 9, 2009. 2 Replies

Here you go folks, the film Waking Life is still on Google Video, for now...Enjoy and happy Lucid Dreaming!…Continue

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Techniques

Started by ☤Tris☤ May 6, 2009. 0 Replies

Discuss techniques for achieving lucidity in a dream state here.

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Rosicrucian
Comment by Joshua Herter on February 22, 2013 at 10:22pm
Anyone ever check out WWW.dream moods.com ? I'm not sure if I buy into all of it but some of the dream psychology makes sense.
Comment by kristian murray flory on December 23, 2012 at 2:38am

Comment by kristian murray flory on December 2, 2012 at 9:10pm

I feel I'm awake.. but only because that's what I've been told. Much of what I've been taught is total BS though.. so not really sure, I guess.


Rosicrucian
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on November 21, 2012 at 11:48am

Lucid Dreaming Reality Checks:

"Pause now to ask yourself the following question: "Am I dreaming or awake, right now?" Be serious, really try to answer the question to the best of your ability and be ready to justify your answer." ~ Stephen Laberge

Comment by Grey Sage (A.S.A.D.) on November 21, 2012 at 10:46am

Just thought I'd share the following FYI...

The Science of Lucid Dreaming

http://youtu.be/lYSX51xBkos


Mystic
Comment by anki on November 20, 2012 at 4:23pm

can u tell me more about the WILD state? from a waking state? thanks


Rosicrucian
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on November 20, 2012 at 2:56pm

"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 improve the quality of your waking life. Thousands of people have written to me at Stanford telling how they are using the knowledge and experience they have acquired in lucid dreams to help them get more out of living."

~ Stephen Laberge

Comment by Daniel Silversun on October 11, 2012 at 4:55pm
Comment by Vedera T. Schwerdt on July 19, 2012 at 8:22pm

One of my dreams, I had became a Black Bear. Some years later someone attempted to take my energy. Though I had turned the tables upon him. Left him with an Astral broken wrist, and a sore neck.

Comment by Daniel Silversun on March 10, 2012 at 1:42pm

 
 
 

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