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    Dreams, notes, and other experiments to assist in achieving high-quality lucid dreams on a regular basis.

    Reality Check (RC): Action used to evaluate if one is dreaming. Common methods include plugging the nose and testing whether it can be breathed through, as well as inspecting one's hands for irregularities compared to waking reality.

    Memory Lapse (...): Where memory ends for a given stream of consciousness. For example, going to sleep in a dream and waking up in the dream later with no recollection of the sleep.

    Dream Initiated Lucid Dream (DILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer regaining awareness from within a dream.

    Wake Initiated Lucid Dream (WILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer maintaining awareness from waking near-directly into a dream.

    Wake Back To Bed (WBTB): Sleep cycle interruption technique used to achieve lucid dreams.

    Blue: Denotes regular non-lucid dream recall.

    Purple: Denotes lucid dream recall (formerly Orange).

    1. Night of Wednesday 4/3/24 (Comp Night 6)

      by , 04-04-2024 at 05:14 PM (Dreamlog)
      Before WBTB

      I set my alarm for 6 hours from now, make a plan to stay up for about 30 minutes when it goes off, and then go to bed.


      No recall. I spend some time incubating a dream where I am in the lamp-post area from Chronicles of Narnia where Lucy meets Mr. Tumnus. The goal being to transition directly from waking into this dream. I've grabbed onto lamp-posts and other objects before to "pull myself into" dreams, so it seems like a good strategy. I write up a dream where I summon Daniel Love, ask him for advice on teleporting, and then go through a portal to arrive at Silverlight. This takes me about 30 minutes and then I return to bed. I have some difficulty going back to sleep, but eventually I get there. No WILD sensations though.

      After WBTB

      Chasing Daniel:
      I’m in my bedroom, and I remember that I was just going to sleep from a WBTB and perform a nose RC [1]. Aha! This is a dream.
      I get up and start looking around. I can feel the dream is unstable so I start to rub the floor with my hands, and (as is tradition) lick the wall. It still tastes like wall.
      I recall that my first task is to summon, so I go to the bathroom door in front of me and imagine Daniel Love behind it.
      I pull the door open and check the whole room, including the area behind the opened door. He isn’t there. Crap. Maybe I was too rushed?
      I go to the kitchen and my Mom and Dad are there, talking about something. I pay them little attention.
      I do notice that the kitchen table is covered in pizza boxes, empty two-liters, and crumpled up paper. I reflect about how my brain is this good about characterizing my past.
      I make it to the fridge, thinking I want something to eat, and sure enough there is an apple in a bottom drawer in the fridge [2].

      Successful summon! First task complete!

      As I try to grab it, I feel the dream destabilizing.
      I try to focus and go back into the dream.
      I hear my Mom’s voice from outside my room.
      Wait. My Mom isn’t alive. It can’t be her.
      I perform a nose RC. This is a false awakening [3]. I get out of bed again and try to stabilize more vigorously this time, but the dream fades.

      I’m outside a small shop, and I remember that I had just been stabilizing. Nose RC:
      Lucid again. I recall that I want to summon Daniel.
      I see that there are two people in the shop: a customer facing away and a person tending the register.
      The customer is the one facing away, so I imagine that when I see his face, it’ll be Daniel.
      I approach him and I notice the back of his head looks like what I expect Daniel's would look like. Short black hair.
      But when I extend my hand out to meet him, he says “not him” [4]. This is a dark skinned man with a mustache. Nope.
      He shakes my hand anyway though. I try to turn-around-and-turn-back to get him to transform into Daniel, but no luck. The dream starts to fade again.


      Day Time Practice
      Reality Checks (Good) = 1pt

      Induction and Recall

      WBTB (Success) = 2pts
      [1]: First DILD = 10pts
      [3]: Catch a False Awakening = 2pts

      Dream Control Tasks

      [1]: Reality Check/Stabilize = 1pt
      [2]: Basic Summoning + First Task = 5pts + 5pts = 10pts
      [4]: Interact with a Dream Character = 2pts

      Night 6 Total = 28pts

      Updated 04-05-2024 at 04:49 PM by 99808

      lucid , memorable