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      "Wake-Initiated-False-Awakening" Technique

      I actually stumbled upon this technique accidentally. Have you ever woken up and been laying in bed, then you start thinking about how you need to get up and eat breakfast/take a shower/go to the bathroom- But somehow you begin to actually dream that you are doing these things, only to awake in a few minutes and realize that it had been a dream? It's a sort of wake-initiated-false-awakening... strange, I know.

      Anyway, your goal in this technique is to induce this sort of thing. Basically, when you wake up in the night, you should focus on feelings and sensations that aren't really there, as you would with other WILD techniques.

      Example
      : I lay on my back with my arms at my sides. As I lay there, I begin to imagine that I am actually holding my arms up and am clapping or snapping my fingers. Even though in reality my arms are at my sides, I try to focus on the tactile feeling of what it would be like to be snapping my fingers. I also try to focus on the sound of snapping my fingers. Eventually I will actually hear the sound of me snapping my fingers. After a while, with lots of focus, I am able to fall into a dream where I am laying in bed with my eyes closed and I am snapping my fingers above me. I now sit up and open my eyes, my room looks strange and I am definitely in a lucid-dream/false-awakening.

      If you practice meditation you should be experienced at focusing on one singular thing like breathing or a candle. This is a lot like that, but try to focus on the imaginary feeling and sound of your hands.

      Often times, as I am going to sleep, I will be comfortably laying in bed, thinking random thoughts about my day, and relaxing. I may start to think about saying good-bye to my friends earlier that day, waving goodbye to them, and closing the door- But suddenly I actually hear the door slam shut in my mind! This usually startles me and I snap out of my pre-sleep state of mind and look around the room to see where the noise came from. When you are trying to do the above technique, you should begin to hear your hands clapping/fingers snapping every once in a while. It may surprise you and then you will not hear it as vividly anymore; however, if you keep intently listening to the sound and focusing on how real it sounds, you should be able to get to a point where you are repeatedly hearing you snapping/clapping. It's hard to do, but you get better at it as you try.

      Okay, let me know if you guys like this technique.
      Last edited by StJohnny; 11-23-2007 at 11:22 PM.
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      Would you do a WBTB before doing this technique?
      I think that's pretty cool, like perporsly inducing a flase awakening!

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      You could do a WBTB; I'd say it's personal preference. I personally just stay laying in bed, if I get up I wake myself up too much. But I know other people like to get up before attempting WILD-like techniques. Try whatever you think suits you best.
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      are you saying you can do a WILDish method without WBTB?

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      Lucid Dream Psychologist StJohnny's Avatar
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      I usually stay in bed and sometimes don't even move or open my eyes. I don't like getting up and doing stuff because it wakes me up way too much. That's just me though.

      Generally, I don't know, it depends really.
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      No, I think he means (and I have the same question) whether or not you have to WBTB as in set an alarm or something to wake yourself up during the night, not necessarily to actually get out of bed.

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      Oh! I see, well... I think I kind of am going to give you the same answer. It's up to you.

      I tend to wake up a lot in the night, so I never have to use an alarm to wake myself up. Although I know the effects of naturally waking up in the middle of the night compared to waking up with an alarm are very different. I would say, do whatever you normally do while attempting WILD-type techniques.
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      Quote Originally Posted by StJohnny View Post
      Okay, let me know if you guys like this technique.
      It sounds like a winner to me.. I will definately be giving this a try!

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      lol oh wow nice find. LOL this might be perfect man thanks. when I think aboult things before going to bed, at one point they get very vivid but I never thought to feel it out or focus on it to induce LD's. You should name this method. tactile sensations huh... sounds like malac might be creating a new era of teq.

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      how about

      Hypnagogic Sensation Induced Lucid Dream (HSILD)

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      Personally I think there are too many acronyms out there. I'd like to just call it a variation on the WILD technique.

      I'm working more on this technique. I'm going to revise it so that it will be able to fit different individuals better. Maybe it will deserve an acronym then.

      Good thinking anyway, hypnogogic sensation sounds pretty good.
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