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    1. Lucid List

      by , 03-21-2011 at 02:54 AM
      1. The Classroom
      2. The Attack In the car with jack.
      3. The Shopping centre of lucidity and tk.
      4. The Magic Red portal-making light
      5. The Christmas Elves making toys.
      6. The Chase By The Dogs
      7. The Murderous Chase In the dungeon
      8. The window that became bits and bobs
      9. The fairies at my window!?
      10. The search for the tardis.
      11. The slender attack in a carpark
      12. Milo & The fish room
      13. The map in space
      14. Gorilla In back yard.
      15. Defeating witch/elemental powers
      16. Meeting louise & deirdra.
      17. The sewer water system/ home
      18. Inception World
      19. Crazy City/Dragons And Fairies
      20. My room at 1 am.
      21. My encounter with Jason Voorhees
      22. Unable to remember.
      23. In my bedroom/slightly awake.

      Updated 04-27-2013 at 09:07 PM by 42765

    2. How to VILD effectively [copied]

      by , 03-21-2011 at 02:06 AM
      This is a thread about VILDing and WILDing. It’s a pretty long thread but it should be a worthwhile read. I teach a bit of well.. I’ll refer to it as “philosophy” for lack of a better word. If my technique actually works for you or not, the rest should help you WILD with better clarity, vividness etc.

      I guess the best way to start out a thread like this is by stating the purpose. To try and teach you how to WILD in a short time frame and pretty much anywhere. But this is directed towards people who have had multiple lucids. People who know what a lucid is and how it feels. Keep that thought in mind. How a lucid feels.

      Now, lets dive into the philosophical stuff. Consider this: What makes up your waking life? It’s one thing. (Well.. you COULD say five I guess... ) The five senses. Touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. This is all you can use to prove that you are alive and this is all you can use to explore the world around you. Some of you may see where I am taking this and have noted that these are everything we (usually!) use to explore the world in our dream as well.

      Simple enough?

      Now, we can look at what role each plays in our dream. What we think we feel, see, hear, smell and taste are what make us believe we are in the world in our head. Now, the order those senses are listed is very important. This is the order of importance that the senses tend to play in out dreams, how much each contributes to the realism of the dream and how much you will need to concentrate on each to get it to seems real. Heres a breakdown:

      Touch: The hardest part of building your dreams from scratch is to get all the feelings just right. This is the sense that we take for granted the most. Take a moment and study yourself. How much are you truly feeling right now?

      You are probably feeling your ass on the chair, your feet against the floor and the mouse in your hand. If any of you limbs arn't resting on anything, you'd feel the slight bother of your muscles working against gravity.

      Now this is just you sitting like a bum in front of your monitor. Theres tons of different feelings you register without even thinking every day. When people try to imagine themselves in a dream, they normally concentrate on sight they hold their hand in front of their face and go "ooo hand" but they're usually not really convinced it’s a hand. Its certainly won't seem like their hand. It might as well be a 2D image somebody drew on their minds eye.

      Hold your hand in front of your face. feel the weight of your arm? Thats YOUR arm and you know it. Flex your fingers. Feel the different muscles working in your arm and hand? Now, try to capture the feeling in your head and let your arm relax. Now try to recreate the scenario in your head. If you can do it, you're already on your way to jumping into a dreaming state. If not, I'll have some exercises later on.

      Sight: Often considered the most important because this is how we collect the most information and the majority of our dream world is represented. I don't think theres much to say about sight that’s not known anyways. Visual representations are commonplace in the mind.

      Sound: Like touch, this is almost always ignored. Especially when we are being dazzled by what we are seeing. You wouldn't believe how much you miss sound-wise in movies. Often a movies will have "music" playing in the background the whole way though. You never really notice it though because its ends up being the columns under the bridge that is the visuals. Try watching a movie and pay special attention to sound and music. You may be quite surprised. (unless it’s a crappy movie). The same things that applied to touch apply to this.

      Smell and taste: Now we get to the two lesser senses. Smell and taste. These do not contribute to most dreams. Especially taste. Smell is most often used to set the tone of the atmosphere. Like touch, this is also ignored by the conscious mind attempting to generate a scenario. Did you know that water has a smell? Quite a distinct one in fact. It is simply just lost in the setting along with touch and sound.

      Taste is comprised of 70% smell. Go figure the importance of that XD

      And now.. the part this has been leading up to.

      The method

      Now here’s a rough sketch of the thought process you could (should?) take to VILD. This is very similar to Gothlark’s V-WILD. In fact that’s what it pretty much is… but there was no formal write-up for that technique so I feel the need to make one that is to my satisfaction. Call it what you will. A VILD, V-WILD…. Doesn’t matter. Here it is.

      Alright.. =) first things first. Close your eyes and decide on the dreamscape you want. If possible, you want somewhere that will let you do the next few steps easily. I will describe a sample dream as I go through the process.

      I chose a nice low patch of grass beside a lake. The water seeps through the soil and makes it swampy where I am supposed to stand. We will build the world around us by using the 5 senses. First is sight because it always seems to be the thing people need to spark off the dream world. I etch the scenery in my mind. First, I do the sky. Be sure to include as much detail as possible. For example, the sky is a brilliant shade of light blue with semi-transparent fluffy clouds floating lazily through it. The sun shines down in helpful rays. It helps to think poetically like this when you are identifying the features of your scenery. It helps draw the connections that make up much of the foundation of the dream. For example, in your head you likely have the connection implanted between a “helpful” sun beating down on you and warmth on your face. Having a “helpful” sun over a simple sun (or no sun at all. It may not even be included in the dream!) will help later when you try to build up the rest of it.

      The rest of the picture gets build up in this manner. There is a range of majestic mountains in the background. They frame the perfectly calm lake in which no ripples can be seen. The muddy ground protrudes ahead of me in a miniature peninsula towards the centre of the lake.

      Once you have finished that, you have completed step 1. You now have generated a rough shell to spark your dream. (remember that there is almost no way that your conscious mind can match the ability of your “dream mind” when it comes to creating eye candy so don’t even try to get it perfect. If you’re really desperate, coloured blotches is okay at this point =O). The next step is slightly trickier. You must insert yourself into the dream and appease your “setting senses” touch, sound and smell.

      These are the senses that you normally ignore but they make a very vital part of your world. You may have to rediscover these sense completely before you could even dream of using them. (haha.. sorry for the pun..)

      First is touch. Build yourself from the bottom up. You start with feet. Your feet can feel the cool, moist grass and squishy ground. They feel the weight of your body resting on them and sink slightly into the ground. Next is your legs. They need to keep you us so you can feel the muscles working slightly, slightly tense but not too much. Then comes the upper body. Same deal as the legs and feet. Next is another unexpected feeling, Clothes. You feel them pressing against your skin 24/7. Are you naked in your dreams? If not add on the clothes. Are they tight anywhere? Do you feeling it pinching or squeezing?

      Then, try and feel anything else you may be feeling. The feeling of wind on your face, is it humid, is it hot?

      [edit] the rest of this tut was added on later. Just saying this so the rest of this thread makes sense…

      Then comes sound. Everything has a sound. When I type this, my keyboard makes a sound. When you swallow, it makes a sound. Hell, when you breath, you make a sound. Any kind of action, any kind of motion will produce a sound. When a big breeze comes by, I will feel it on my face and I will hear the rustling of the trees and the grass.

      Then is smell. This should mainly come from your memory. This sense is both easy yet very difficult to reproduce. You see, you only ever smell one scent. But that scent is a combination of the scents all around you. By far the easiest way to get the right scent is from memory.

      I know what it smells like to be standing by a lake so I remember that scent and include it in the dream. If you don’t really know what you should be smelling, just use the smell of the most prominent feature.

      By now, everything should be a mess. You will most likely have lost clarity in the sight and have forgotten most of the touch. Try to recapture as much as you can. You have just felt it/ seen it/ heard it/ smelt it. You should be able to pull all the parts that are still fresh in your memory and meld them into one big picture. As you pull it together, try not to concentrate on a single sense or you’ll likely lose track of the others again. Do it slowly. There is no reason to rush. In fact, from this point on, attempting to do things quickly is liable to rip the whole thing apart.

      When you have pulled it all together to your satisfaction, try to hold it together. Now we must stabilize everything in order to move to an actual dreaming state. (I don’t consider this dreaming yet. Although, it tends to be hard to draw the line between a dream and a visualization.) For a short while, just bask in the senses. I squish my feet in the mud and feel is squishing under my toes. I see a deer flitting under the trees at the other side of the lake. I feel a nice breeze wash over my face and hear is rush by my ears.

      After a short while, it should feel much easier to maintain. In fact, you may not even have to think about it at all to keep everything running! Now, DO NOT DO ANYTHING DARASTIC! You may feel exited, but do not rush. Keep yourself and your mind where you are standing. It is often important at this time to remind yourself that you are dreaming. This is all a dream. Otherwise you are likely to descend into a semi-lucid or non-lucid.

      Do basic actions. I turn on the spot and begin walking away from the lake. Again, I stress this because it is important, take your time. I do not want to try to fly right now. I don’t want to attempt the task of the month. All I want to do is move further into my dreamscape. It is often good to encounter a DC now. Talk to them. See what is happening in this dream. Without direction, you are liable to never enter a true dreaming state.

      I turn around and see a few tents set up. I walk towards them and my friend comes out of one of them.

      “Hey dude, what’s up?”
      “I was about to go do some fishing, wanna come?”

      As you progress through the dream, it will stabilize further and your dream mind will take control. If you have had a lucid before, you should be able to recognize when it has turned fully. But don’t check every other second. A watched pot never boils and a watched dream never turns. Although, try not to lose track of the fact that is a dream. Otherwise you lose full lucidity. Although, if you quite enjoy semi-lucidity, it may not be such a bad thing =P

      At the end of our fishing trip, we returned to camp. But it had just been ransacked by a bunch of thugs. I knew I defiantly didn’t make that happen. Therefore my dream mind had taken over and this “reality” was no longer simply what my imagination could churn out. I was lucid and quite pissed at a gang of thugs =)

      Tips and tidbits

      When does this work best?

      The best time to try this is actually RIGHT when you wake up. You can actually jump right back into a dream you just had by closing your eyes and re-imagining it. It goes 5x faster when you have just come out of a dream. Plus, if you wish, you can actually go back to a previous part of the dream that you remember and start fresh from there. This is especially effective if you just came out of a non-lucid. You can make something that you wished didn’t happen, not happen then continue on from there.

      I can’t think of a scenario. What do I do?

      You do something I like to refer to as “squirreling”. It’s originally a debating term but it fits here pretty nicely. Pretty much you take a part of one concept and use it to obtain an utterly different one. Simply pick an object out of your surroundings or some random surrounding. For example, I see a bow. I’ll use that. Then you generate another surrounding for that object. Boxes are common in factories so I’ll think of that. Voila, I have a dreamscape I can use =O

      I can’t visualize anything. What do I do?

      Work on it. I can’t really teach visualization. If I were to write a 200 page book and you read it cover to cover, you would likely still be unable to conjure images out of thin air. But there are was you can try to build it up.

      By far the best way is to experience something then try to visualize it. For example, when you held your hand in front of your face then closed your eyes and tried to visualize it. If you were unable to do a complex shape like a hand, try something simpler like a square. Repeat as many times as you can. Look at a square, close your eyes and try to keep it implanted on your vision. Once you have been able to get the square successfully multiple times. Try getting it without first looking at it. The same goes with all the senses.

      Please, comment comment comment. Even if its to say “Thanks that worked”, “I don’t think this would work” or “I hate you and I slept with your mom last night.” It helps me learn as well. I will try to answer all questions to the best of my ability in this thread as well.

      Happy dreaming, hope this helped a bunch of people =)
    3. Sunlight Increases Lucidity [copied

      by , 03-21-2011 at 01:54 AM
      Something I learned that I thought I would share with the forum. I quote because it is from the book I am making.

      Does that make sense to you guys? Is what I'm saying sound confusing in anyway?
    4. Nap wbtb

      by , 03-20-2011 at 05:02 PM
      Hey people,

      just wanted to share a lucid experience I had yesterday.

      So, first thing, I was taking a midafternoon nap. I had gotten about 7 hours of sleep already, and went back to bed shortly after noon. After waking up briefly from the nap, I rolled over and attempted to use the affirmation technique to attain lucidity by repeating mentally "I am dreaming", however, I added a twist to the method in that I also tried to write the words "I am dreaming" in my mind's eye, or on the back of my eyelids if you will.

      I could see the words take shape, and then suddenly I was looking at a picture of a tree, still repeating "I am dreaming". That's when I realized I was dreaming. A quick reality check confirmed my suspicion, and there I was. Dreamland. Awesome.

      To summarize:

      I used wbtb/ taking a nap,
      I mentally repeated "I am dreaming" and also produced these same words in written form in my mind.
      The images of the words led to dreamscape images.
      I performed a reality check to confirm that I was dreaming.
      Dreamland baby, dreamland.

      Just wanted to share a tactic that worked for me,

      Happy dreaming everyone.
    5. SMAT - Subconcious Mind Adjustment Technique

      by , 03-20-2011 at 05:00 PM
      Alright, my past week has been hectic, had to move everything out of my room because I was getting new carpet installed, so I haven't had much time for LD techs. I had a lucid dream 2 nights ago from MILD (it was very short though) and last night I did a visualization and I got 2 LDs last night (the first one turned into a non lucid because someone was chasing me, so it was short, and the last one ended quickly. my fault for not stabilizing, but still) and I usually never have LDs 2 nights in a row, so this is good for me!
      Ok, I got in bed and started saying the mantra "I am aware of my surroundings, I am questioning reality" or something like that, just to switch it up. Then i started to visualize something
      everything was completely white, and then I visualized my brain, just sitting there, but I made it very large, I imagined the top of it was open, and there was a divider between the front and the back of the brain, the front part had a label as "conscious" and the back part had a label that said "subconscious" then I imagine them both filled up with words and ideas, then I put my self there, standing next to the brain, it is about as tall as me. I picture myself taking everything out of each side, and I physically put the words "lucid dreaming" in the "subconscious" part of the brain. And I only keep that in there. I say to myself "lucid dreaming is in my subconscious. I have awareness" "lucid dreaming is the last thought in my mind before sleep". so basically, you just imagine yourself putting awareness,lucid dreams, etc. in your brain.

      so, you guys should try something like this, and tell me what happens. I didn't eat anything or drink anything or take anything before bed, so nothing was affected in that way, or any way I'm aware of. I do not claim the idea of this as "my own" because I'm sure it has been used. So, tell me if this works for you guys
    6. Classroom

      by , 03-10-2011 at 07:53 AM
      I am at school, inside my classroom, i feel like something is wrong, and i become semi lucid,. I walk around the class, slightly fully lucid, i examine everything, the pupils, and my teacher was a man,. which was odd because my teacher was a woman. then his began to morph around in different ways.
      Tags: classroom
    7. The Mall Of Lucidity

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:37 AM
      I'm waking up inside a mall, i instantly become lucid, use telekinesis to move things out of my way and run around, once again i wake up in shock.
    8. I'm being attacked,... Or am i?

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:35 AM
      I'm in my car, waiting for my mum to come back with the shopping, when all of a sudden, i'm attacked by a guy called jack, who attends my school, i realise i;m dreaming, and he dissapeares, i then fly away to saftey, and wake up from shock.
    9. The Window that became bits and bobs!

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:33 AM
      I'm at a construction preview home, i instantly become lucid, and head for a kitchen window, the window bursts into bits of glass and i fly through, i wake up from excitement.
    10. ..Is that a fairy at my window.. waving?

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:30 AM
      i'm in some... magical amaizing shed,... i'm looking out the window, when three gnomes run by, i question reality, i'm now semi lucid, i back off from the window, my dream character brother comes in and says "stio, i think your dreaming" . a fairy pops up, it's at the window, i look at it, and it waves, it had a bit of a .... hedgehog, or.. dog.. like character.
    11. The Chasing Dogs

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:27 AM
      i am on a farm,.. or... .. my uncle's farm, and... i'm being chased by rotwilers, dogs, they are chasing me, i reach a mucky steep hill, i instantly become lucid, i then attempt to fly away before im attacked, i fly, but i wake up from excitement.
    12. The Dungeon Of Horror....Oh, and lucidity

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:24 AM
      I'm running from a serial killer in a dungeon sewer, i run to a door, but it's locked, i'm slightly in the sense it's a dream, yet not quite at the realisation point, i look at the woman on the other door, she get's slaughtered by the monster, i quickly open the door, and become instantly lucid, i fly away, and thinking about what johnny storm did in fantastic four, i say "flame on" (sily, i know, but it made me fly faster!), i flew, and the dungeon was transforming from sewer, to egypt?
    13. Gnomes And the christmas spirit!

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:22 AM
      i'm in my bed,... i realise i'm dreaming by doing the light switch reality check, when i become lucid, i jump out of my bed, and end up, in a workshop, i look around,... 'where am i?!', a group of gnomes come out and greet and welcome me, i look around, i examine my souroundings, trying to remain calm, i open some drawers and presses, and cupboards around the room, i find some items, like chocolate, ,money, string.,... then, i open a door, and practice reece jones's dream door technique, i attempt to summon a cat, i think, I summon a bike, then i try to summon a book, i summon, a bird. ????.. then.... a demon ... a black shadowy thing is at the back of the room, so then i dissapear, and wake up. ♥
    14. The Magic Red Light

      by , 03-08-2011 at 06:18 AM
      I'm at my school, ... i'm walking down the steps to the front of the school, i see some people there, i'm 1/4 lucid, i have a sense that something isnt quite right, i wave my hands while repeating "i'm telekinetic!, you should be moving !" and a man eventually was thrown at a wall when i said that,. Scene transition, i'm at my house, i become semi-lucid, but i havent 'Hit the spark' yet., i ask my dream character brother if he wants to come with me to a magic world, he says 'yes.'', he puts on his shoes, and a magic red light is made from my hand, i draw out on the hallway floor, a magic circle in a spiritual symbol, the portal opens up, and we are at the grasslands, .....somewhere else..
    15. DEILD - Dream Exit Initiated Lucid Dream

      by , 03-06-2011 at 03:34 AM
      POST TWO: deild2
      Step One: Dream Recall:
      -In order to effectively use DEILD in your lucid dreaming endeavors, your dream recall must be average, I recall
      around 10 dreams a weeek and DEILD is very effective every time I wake up from a dream. Of course if you don't
      recall any dreams ever, DEILD is not for you, unless you wish to make a conscious effort on increasing your dream
      recall. If you wish to increase your dream recall, there are tutorials on it in the tutorial section, make sure to
      have a look, otherwise, if your recall is normal, continue on...

      Step Two: The Dream is over, don't move!

      -Once your dream is over, you will be aware what you have just experienced is a dream, usually you change postions,
      and/or open your eyes while doing so, but in order to perform a DEILD, you must do none of the above!
      Keep your eyes shut and do not move when you awaken from a dream. Of course if you move a part of your body slightly
      you may still have a chance to succeed, otherwise, you must wait till you wake up from your next dream!

      Step Three: Seems hard, I'll need to teach myself to stay still!
      -It is actually not hard at all, with some autosuggestion. This will teach yourself to remember when you wake
      up from a dream, and program your subconscious to not move or open your eyes once this happens, there are many
      ways of doing this, but my favorite is to download a program called "Brain Bullet", and make a new affirmation file
      with everything you want to remind yourself to do upon awakening from a dream. (Mostly not moving and keeping your
      eyes shut), and once you can do the two major things, continue on!

      Step Four: Okay, I'm staying still with my eyes shut, what now?
      -Simply wait! After a few moments you may enter sleep paralysis immediately, which can be something very scary,
      but it means you no harm, so ignore it and/or as stated above, adopt a curious attitude toward it.
      It usually lasts about a minute or less, and if you concentrate on the blacness in your eyes while they are shut,
      you will most likely enter a random scenario, or open your eyes in your dream room. But if you want to end
      up in a location of your choosing, try this:
      1) During SP, visualize and concentrate on where you want to be after sleep paralysis, and let the scene engulf
      you in the form of HI, until you are completely inside of where you visualized.

      Step Five: Amazingly easy! But how can this double my lucid rate!?
      -Very simple, in a lucid dream, you catch the awkening point MUCH easier than in a normal dream, so you can keep
      your eyes closed and stay still while the dream fades out, however if the dream ends with no fading out, it may
      require some more practice! But it's simple other than that, you can now have lucid dreams every night you have
      normal dreams, and multiply them by however long your REM period is!

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