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      Hi dude I didnt know about the book " The Ultimate Lucid Dreamer’s Manual: From Basics to Beyond".
      It seems quite interesting to read and is free !
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      Too cool! Cleared out some space for you...
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      Oh, so I can't pm you then?
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      Hi frying man, I was wondering, could I ask you a question?
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      Hiya, FryingMan! Just wanted to say that you're such an inspiration! I always look forward to reading your posts.
    6. It's all about the dreams, the awareness, not the counts . I had an amazing, long, maybe-sometimes-semi-lucid weird nap dream today. LDs are great, but recalling all those dreams every night is the best.
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      I can't believe you're beating me
      I've had a horrible dryspell ever since the last comp ended! T^T
      Would you mind like taking a break for like a year so I can catch up?? (jk)
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      Hey pal!
      Glad to see you're still dedicated to LDing!
      But I guess you'll be for the rest of your life, so no surprise there!

      I wonder, DV is the most active LDing site on the net, and we are constantly active here, especially you. So are we like one of the most dedicated LDers in the world? v
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      You should come to Chat again sometime, it was fun that time you did
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      Good job!

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    Part I: Beginnings

    Before my LD practice, I had a typical experience with dreaming: most nights I remembered nothing. If a dream was not particularly emotional I usually didn't remember it. Once in a rare while I'd experience a very vivid dream and remember it clearly (very few). I have treasured memories of flying dreams from childhood, and some childhood nightmares about a bogeyman who chased me and when he caught me all the monsters came flying out all around. I could go weeks or months without any significant dream memories in the morning. (I shudder now to think of those dreamless times!).

    I got into LD practice via my son, who regaled me with tales of his WILD adventures. I never paid too much attention to them, being somewhat dismissive initially, but one night in summer, 2013, sleeping out in the country I had a strange experience: I felt that I woke in the night, sat up in bed in the room I was sleeping in, and heard footsteps crunching on the leaves that sounded like someone was immediately outside my (widely opened) window. I salt bolt upright in bed, and looking out the window think I saw (or perhaps sensed) a shadowy, strong and perhaps malevolent presence outside the window. I felt entirely and completely awake. I returned to sleep, and the next morning I couldn't decide if I had been awake or not during that experience, and I was suddenly very interested in lucid dreaming. As is my wont, I immediately started searching for resources to learn more. I soon learned about ETWOLD, started reading it, and was instantly hooked.

    The rest is history. The very first night that I set intention to remember my dreams, to wake during the night to recall dreams, I recalled about 4-5 dreams during the night and recorded them in my DJ! I was so excited! Dream recall seemed natural and magical. I was on vacation, in a quiet, dark place, far away from the noisy city, sleeping alone in my own room.

    In the days and weeks that followed, I practiced everything that LaBerge recommended: critical reflection/intention moments during the day, RCs, prospective memory exercises, setting intention at night to recall and to journal dreams.

    When I felt that I had built up a decent base of recall, I started trying nighttime techniques like MILD, SSILD, and WILD. That's when the bubble burst a bit: I discovered the horrors of middle-of-the-night INSOMNIA. When I was just recalling dreams and heading right back to sleep I had no trouble returning to sleep and dreams. But these night-time visualization and awareness-boosting approaches left me wired wide awake, and many nights I missed the best REM dreaming periods to insomnia.

    I kept desiring to return to out place outside of the city on the weekends, and sometimes did, so I could recreate those quiet, dark, still conditions that I began LD practice with. And on one such weekend trip exactly one month to the day after I first set intention to recall dreams, I had my first lucid dream!

    It came, as many did afterwards, at the end of a long and particularly vivid, highly present dream at the end of the night. My first LD was an incredibly memorable experience, and I'm thankful that it lasted more than an instant, in fact it was around 45-seconds to a minute in length.

    My second LD came exactly one week after my first, also on weekend night.

    The lucid dreams were mind blowing -- but equally awesome were the nights full of vivid, weird, wacky, sexy, fun and funny non-lucid dreams. In my first flying dream, which was very vivid, I faced down and defeated my childhood dream block of overhead power lines: during the day I visualized meeting them at the start of a flying dream, and facing them head on, flying right at them and breaking through them effortlessly -- and this is exactly what happened in my dream! I was laughing in pure happiness that I had once and for all beaten my old flying-restricting nemesis. Only a few more times did I meet the power lines, each time flying right through them without problem. This was a major accomplishment.

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    2017-07-17 racquetball, cat/tree, house tour, kitchen pests

    by FryingMan on 07-18-2017 at 05:11 AM
    + racquetball, watching people play through the glass, watching a point being played, they're good, hitting low along the right-hand side of the court. The service looks long but they start to play, they're using all the walls including the back wall. I look at my shoes before entering the court? I'm thinking I need to warm up a bit before playing, maybe practice some serves

    +(f?) There is a (cat?) way up in a tree and I need to get it down, it's a friend's? It's stuck up there. I'm thinking of using TK to start with, but I decide instead to have a person up in the tree drop it to me and I'll catch it. I miss it and it splats on the pavement and I'm sad about this and start cooing over it hoping it's not hurt

    + in a kitchen (I think it's mine) with a close up view of one wall above the counter. I'm looking at the grouted tiles and fine a lose bit of grout and pull it out, and something long small and fast is underneath and starts running quickly along the top of the first level of tiles to the right. At first I think it's a mouse but it looks more like a slug. It's moving fast. I think "a ha, so this is how they get in, behind the grout/tiles!" It's still running along the tile/grout line turns a corner and runs along the wall to the right. There's a 2nd one running there now, too. I take a stick and flick the first one out to the ground where it keeps running. It's like a small bulbous bug now. I decide to step on it lightly and I feel it "pop" sickeningly under my foot. It's not dead just disabled there wiggling its legs. I flick the 2nd one to the floor and step on it, too.

    + [very vivid[ taking a tour of rooms in a house? sort of a ranch house. The house is now mine? Look into a bedroom, and there is a small bed along the left wall in the entry area, and there is a very disturbing stain, looks like blood or other dark bodily fluids, coming from under the pillow. I (or narrator?) says something about "well what do you expect with old people?". The stain reaches the edge of the bed and starts leaking and pooling on to the floor. As I enter the room I expect to smell something horrible from that but don't smell anything.

    I'm moving about the room opening windows to check the view. One window is very narrow (about 3 inches) and taped shut. I pull it open and I see it looks out not to the outside but into another room, large, that looks like a barn, I say "hey this one looks out into the barn." I look out another window and see it looks into a stone/brick large open "family room" I'm then walking in a corridor towards this room and think hey this place is great they have an amazing large brick room complex, too. I find the entrance and it feels cold a little bit from the stone and enter it. There are large oil/gas tanks here, I think this is a house on the very edge of an oil processing plant. I have a view outside and I see a sweeping vista of green pine trees but in the foreground are large oil storage tanks. I wonder about the tanks getting refilled.

    2017-04-23 yellow flowers & blind flying, fire, crowd, car/ramp/snow, girls, guy I "know"

    by FryingMan on 04-23-2017 at 11:43 PM
    Some very nice vivid dreams. There were more earlier, but didn't record in the night so forgot them.

    + I'm standing on the curving edge of a steep drop-off with other people outside. To my left my attention is drawn to very bright yellow beautiful flowers. They are vertically stacked along the stem, and they're a crinkled shap like snap-dragons, which I think they are at first. I see that there are several sets of these flowers growing on plants along the edge. I go and look at them closely and determine they're not snapdragons. They're more frilly than solid and have taken on a slight orange-ish tinge.

    I lean forwards and take off flying over the open space? I feel the acceleration when I bank and "pull up" but I don't see anything. Later I'm talking to someone about my flying and I say this to them.

    + Outside, daylight? along dirt/wet pathways. Behind me is a large crowd of people at a distance, I move away from them. I look back and they're still coming at me so I start running. They seem to be closer. I run in to a house and hide inside. I peek out of some small openings at the road outside, it's quite bright outside but nobody can see me because I'm in a darker inside and the windows are small. I'm surprised to see nobody is outside looking for me.

    I'm outside starting a fire with some guy. He's gathering dry brown leaves right there on the ground and lighting them. We're putting very small twigs on the fire, I'm leaning over and blowing gently on it, it almost goes out bit catches. Then the fire is burning in a small pit/hole in the dirt, and the special feature of this pit is that there is a hole dug out of the "back" of the pit, which I think is giving excellent air flow to the fire, and allowing it to burn very well.

    + I'm a passenger in a car which is driving up a ramp (covered in snow?) that is leading to a level above ground level (but open to the sky). There are some people around. I think this is a sneaky back way to get to the place where we're going and I "remember" having been before. I'm not entirely sure this path will lead there, but apparently it does. Our car jumps over the side barrier and is heading for a tall structure a short distance away. We're not going to make it to the top of the structure: we smash through a little bit below the top and land on the ground. I tell the (driver?) that I should have pulled on the instant-stop brakes to avoid the collision.

    I'm walking and there are some people in the distance. Encounter a female DC and get bold and grab her and
    Spoiler for brief sexy encounter:
    spread her legs and give her some oral attention. [Lightly lucid?] I'm concerned about the dream ending, but I hold on

    I'm then sitting with another girl on my lap, our heads are nuzzling each other. There's another girl there standing nearby. I'm telling them they need to sign up for the next class. I say this several times. The standing girl says her parents want to talk to me. I tell her again that she still needs to sign up for the next session.

    +(f) I'm sitting in the driver seat of a car, I see a guy I "know' / "recognize" from before [FALSE] approach the car from the front, I'm looking at him through the windshield, we converse briefly about something?

    2017-04-15 super vivid & present / alternate life, multiple semi-epics

    by FryingMan on 04-15-2017 at 12:26 PM
    bedtime finally not atrocious: head hit the pillow at 00:40. Some intention setting and affirmations before bed.

    Lots of dreams. Probably more that noted here, no recording until final waking, and epics tend to obliterate earlier dreams. 18 minutes of voice notes!


    Quick notes:

    + rental car, mustang, white doors closing, keys (could steal), dealer, "not too overpowered", (shakes his head), I think I could gun it later.

    + [semi-epic] at guy's house, dog holding ear, nanny & girl (?), in house alone, semis entering his garage, police come, "he was going to murder you in one hour"

    + police on streets on hill: look down, swanky party busted by cops; indoors, leading regent gives speech, appoints new chancellor of University: JH (boy scouts, frizzy hair): grizzled, old, red eyes, he can barely talk, he makes no sense, I feel sorry for him

    + DO: watching video of ME at (high school graduation?): who filmed me? View fully zoomed and centered on my face: tears are streaming down my eyes. I'm singing along with the other students: (national anthem?) no sound: my eyes are doing weird things, like rolling back in my head, I'm really embarrassed, I didn't know that I was being filmed.

    + football scrimmage, "C vs. C" overhead view: lots of laterals, tackling.


    + [semi-epic] in my "kitchen": burger meal on plate, big crowd of guests appear, can't eat now, make tea for everyone, boil water, girl talks about helping her learn how to catch balls, back in kitchen burger is still on plate, but fries/side dishes are gone burger is alone, I sneak a quick, big bite of it stuffing it into my mouth, guy friend walks up just then, great I think, just as I bite, I look for tea in the cabinets, open cabinet and many colorful packages, take out two fancy tea packs: one on right has white flakes in it, lots of dried fruit?, pack on left is dark red/brown pieces of tea like roiboos.

    + [semi-epic] at the theater: I'm in balcony, leaning over railing to the right and talking to a girl and a guy on ground floor, discussion of school, I start to say "enjoy your final years of school" but realize I don't know how many years she has left or is graduating, girl says something like "(help me?) and I'll give her to you (girl sitting behind me?) the play begins I decline I lift my left arm and put it around my (date? wife?) on my left she leans in puts her head against mine, attention moves to the stage:

    Guy from former work [N] has thinning hair is acting on stage, he's with another guy, there's a fight, one guy really slugs the other one on the back/shoulder and the hit guy's body tremors. One guy produces bills ($50 / $100 / $200) the $200 one (close up) I know is fake, it has some random guy's picture on it, it's pretty funny though. Then the guy and girl I was talking to earlier are on center stage and the guy produces some blue windex-looking stuff

    + On U lake in boat, wind, calm behind Rt island, I think I haven't been here a long time and want to next time take the boats to the island, study Rt island closely, it is not quite right, too many trees and there are other little rocks in the water

    2017-04-14 couple short moments of recall

    by FryingMan on 04-14-2017 at 02:40 PM

    +(vague, f) playing pool?

    +(vague, f) on a freeway in a car?

    + Getting into a large back seat of a SUV-like vehicle. There are about 4-5 seats in this row. The far seat on the side away from me is occupied by a girl. I want to go sit next to her but think it's wouldn't be prudent.

    + I'm inside a large room/building like a library with desks and bookcases all over, we are shepherding some "bad?" guy with us and tell him to get into a little cubby like under a desk, and to stay there.

    + I'm in a home, a living room, I'm sitting on a couch and one of my cousins comes up (don't see face) and sits beside me, close. She's wearing red dress. She pulls her legs up under her to the side on the couch. I know what somebody close to me had died recently but didn't think of whom it was. I know her family was also affected. I ask her "So....how are things?" (referring to the death). She answered "we had a simple dinner, just spaghetti." I put my right and on her leg.

    Some people come in to the party. One of them is JM [company 3] (sort of looks like him). I get up and shake his hand. He hands me a birthday present, it's a small rectangular long and narrow package like a pen would be wrapped in. I open it and I see some purple things inside. I then realize that the present was for the host and now I'm going to get it for opening his present and feel pretty stupid about that.

    2017-04-13 basketball, berries, bees, bikes

    by FryingMan on 04-13-2017 at 08:46 AM
    + I'm playing basketball in TVP with some guys, I'm making some awesome spin and dribble moves to drive to the basket [waking life ball handling is crap], I make some shots but keep missing. One goes over the top of the backboard, and one goes up and over the (20-25 foot) fence against the back hill of trees. The ball is stuck there on the edge of the hill (and has inflated to 3-4 times normal size?) So I throw another ball over the fence in order to dislodge the first ball. This works and the first ball starts rolling down the hill. Now we're trying to save this ball from falling down the hill (which now has no trees on it), so we run to the edge of the steep drop off and we all use TK to pull the ball back up. I make a dramatic pointing and pulling "force pull" gesture. Someone says something about a "particle accelerator!"

    + in some house/room, I'm looking out the window(?) and see a big pile of yellow berries: sea buckthorn. I run outside and there are huge piles of the (semi-frozen?) berries on trees and lying on the ground. I pick up a big pile between my two hands and take a few bites.

    Pulling off earth from a behive? The bees start chasing me, I'm running from them.

    + walking down some hill with a team. At the bottom along a road is a fence, tall here. As we walk along it it get lower. There are bicycles locked to this fence? I ask a friend for some bolt cutters to cut through the cable to get through the fence. I carry them in my hands and walk back a bit but don't cut anything. We reach a point where the fence is very low and I suggest just hopping over it. But there is a (fraternity?) house right across the street here and they could see us.