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      Alright... so i had my 2nd and 3rd lucid dreams in a nap. The way lucidity happened for me was really weird in the first place. I just went to sleep, and automatically knew i was dreaming. Like there was a clear beginning and i was aware of it. Anyway, after something on the nightstand disappeared, i performed the nose reality check and everything seemed alittle more clear, except it was still just alittle hazy. I then tried to spin. When i did this i saw myself in third person spinning around, but then i turned into some weird totem pole made out of african looking skulls, then every wooden frame, the bed, the nightstand all turned into those same skulls. My girlfriend, a few weeks back tried to spin in her dream aswell, and blood spewed out of her mouth...
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      Wow, that's... cool and weird. I used to use the spinning technique too, but it never worked for me. It always made things worse, like it did for you.
      Either this was a one time thing and it won't happen again, it is something that will happen every so often, or this technique just doesn't work for you.
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      Spinning never worked for me. I've did several experiments with spinning early on and got quite pissed off after spinning attempt ruined one of the longest LDs I had up to date. So I stopped spinning and started looking for an alternative.

      The way spinning is supposed to work : You imagine a location or dreamscape that you wish to see, you focus on it and start spinning. The act of spinning is nothing more than a crude attempt of letting go of the current dreamscape.


      What most people (including myself) do when they spin is they just spin. There's no clear idea of where they want to go, what they want to see. Even if there's an idea, the act of spinning splits the spinners awareness between physical sensations and focusing on the imagined location. So when people spin they destroy the dreamscape they are in, but there's nothing to replace it with. So the dreamscape either morphs into something random or tries to recreate itself but many details change. Or even worse you just wake up.


      What I did was refine this technique to it's pure form. When I want to alter the dream I focus on the dream scene I want to visit. I keep focusing on it for a few seconds and completely let go of the dream around me. This act shifts me in the new location. Almost the same as spinning except my awareness is focused on the new location and there's nothing to distract me.

      This method has a lot of application - you may use it to change light levels, reenter faded dreams, "reload" the current dream and teleport.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ev View Post
      Spinning never worked for me. I've did several experiments with spinning early on and got quite pissed off after spinning attempt ruined one of the longest LDs I had up to date. So I stopped spinning and started looking for an alternative.

      The way spinning is supposed to work : You imagine a location or dreamscape that you wish to see, you focus on it and start spinning. The act of spinning is nothing more than a crude attempt of letting go of the current dreamscape.
      What most people (including myself) do when they spin is they just spin. There's no clear idea of where they want to go, what they want to see. Even if there's an idea, the act of spinning splits the spinners awareness between physical sensations and focusing on the imagined location. So when people spin they destroy the dreamscape they are in, but there's nothing to replace it with. So the dreamscape either morphs into something random or tries to recreate itself but many details change. Or even worse you just wake up.
      What I did was refine this technique to it's pure form. When I want to alter the dream I focus on the dream scene I want to visit. I keep focusing on it for a few seconds and completely let go of the dream around me. This act shifts me in the new location. Almost the same as spinning except my awareness is focused on the new location and there's nothing to distract me.

      This method has a lot of application - you may use it to change light levels, reenter faded dreams, "reload" the current dream and teleport.
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      Thats very true i had my 6th lucid dream since joining this forum last night i was in my living room and went to the front door and saw 2 people running though my front yard i knew they were heading for the house and i know it was turning into a nightmare because i couldn't close the door i went into the kitchen and started spinning thinking of my backyard on a sunny day but the scene sorta screwed up (i think it was rebuilding itself) i then closed my eyes and thought nothing then i woke up

      please help whats the best way to control over ur dreams and changing dream scapes
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      Generally, I think spinning sucks, might be just me, but oh well. I either wake up or I get dizzy in either the dream or in real life. I've found a much more effective method to be holding my eyes shut, thinking of where I want to be, then opening them again.

      Spinning just weirds me out.
      Just keep moving…

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      havent been keeping up with nearly anything on this site anymore.... work's a bitch.

      I never thought to just try to change the scene by expectation. Heh. The even weirder thing was after this happened i was still just as lucid as ever. It seemed like it made alittle difference. I just wanted to stablize my already lucid mind when i spun, so i guess it worked somewhat. After i saw the skulls n what not i just turned my point of veiw back to the room and continued on with something else.
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      What about just thinking of a place and expect it to be behind the next closed door? then jsut walk through and see if its there?
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      the closed door thing could work

      when your walking though your house and open a door u already expect whats behind that door say to go to the bathroom expect you will go into another room like a indoor pool
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      I've tried imagining stuff behind closed doors, didnt work. When I open such doors there's normal stuff behind them like rooms, bathrooms, whatever else.

      This technique is good for unlocking doors

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      I tried spinning last night. I just spun around in the middle of the room. The centrifical force sensation was really believable, it was pretty amazing. All it really did was prolong the dream, and did it fairly effectively. Whenever I close my eyes in a dream I always seem to wake up when I open them. I should practice just keeping them closed and allowing a new scene to develop, or something like that.

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      Don't worry spinning doesn't work for every one. I haven't tried it yet, so I, personaly, can't say anything

      Yay! I now know some one uses the same method as me, TheUnknown!!

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      Spinning works fine for me. The worst thing it's ever done is made me dizzy

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