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    Thread: Q&A Episode 4: Timing REM Cycles, 100% Lucidity, Dream Jump Cuts

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      Great Podcast! Had some really good tips. It's actually quite useful listening to it before doing to sleep, puts you in the lucid mindset.

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      Quote Originally Posted by LivinLucid View Post
      It's actually quite useful listening to it before doing to sleep, puts you in the lucid mindset.
      Thanks! And that's totally what we were aiming to do.

      That, plus having fun making them

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nazrax View Post
      I always thought the sleep cycles took a "time out" when you were awake during the night, so REM cycles would be delayed by how long you're awake for. For example, if you were "scheduled" to begin your next REM cycle at 4 AM, but you woke up at 3:30 and stayed awake for 20 minutes, that it would move the start of the REM cycle to 4:20. You're saying it would start at 4 AM anyway?
      Good question, and definitely an area for personal experimentation. My experience has been that after a WBTB I head into a thick patch of dreaming either right away or very soon after falling asleep. It does require proper timing, though, and WBTBs in the late morning are more effective than those in the middle of the night, provided you can get back to sleep!

      Quote Originally Posted by LivinLucid View Post
      Great Podcast! Had some really good tips. It's actually quite useful listening to it before doing to sleep, puts you in the lucid mindset.
      Thanks so much! That's great, I love to hear that. In fact, Ophelia's had a lucid after every recording session apart from the most recent one!
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      Just listened to the podcast yesterday during my work break. What an awesome way to transport yourself from crazy work environment into world that we all love.

      Thank you CanisLucidus and OpheliaBlue. And all those that asked questions.

      Quite a few people are finding their way to the forum via the podcasts.

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      This podcast got me thinking about something I'd like to be more aware of in a dream. Every once in awhile, I'll also have these strange jump cuts in a dream and have no idea how I got from point A to point B. Most transitions though happen by walking through open doors. If the dream doesn't take place in my own house, walking through doors have led to some strange and eerie looking places. Their not scary or anything, but sometimes I'll start the dream off in a room that's as bright as daylight, then as I go through enough doors, I'll find myself in some cool secret rooms with strange lighting. Here's another thing I'll encounter in the a dream: deja vu. I'll have these dreams where I'm walking around a big place and the second time I'm going around the place I'll find myself back in some familar rooms knowing I was in those rooms sometime before in the dream but have no idea how I got there the first time or why I was there the first time. Also when traveling around a big place, the second time around the doors won't always lead to where they lead the first time through. That is actually quite cool because sometimes I'll discover more unexplored rooms. I love dreams like that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by gab View Post
      Just listened to the podcast yesterday during my work break. What an awesome way to transport yourself from crazy work environment into world that we all love.
      Thanks, gab, I love hearing that! I often have to snap myself out of the day-to-day concerns that crowd out the self-awareness we require to have lucid dreams. I'm glad to hear that the podcast helped you to refocus on the key question: "Hey... am I dreaming or what?"

      Quote Originally Posted by poprockdreamboy View Post
      This podcast got me thinking about something I'd like to be more aware of in a dream. Every once in awhile, I'll also have these strange jump cuts in a dream and have no idea how I got from point A to point B. Most transitions though happen by walking through open doors.
      Very cool, that's perfect. You've just made a mental connection with one of your big dreamsigns. That's great! Now I'd recommend exploiting the heck out of it. Good luck!

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      CanisLucidus, I tried what you mention in a podcast. You say you visualized yourself swinging with a sword, and your friend did bicycling, to invoke sensation of movement to help you get into a LD.

      So I imagined myself swimming, kayaking and then walking on this most beautiful beach I just discovered. (Whitsunday). Something interrupted my attempt, but before it did, I had some HH, that I was able to manipulate, first time ever. So I'm definitelly trying your idea again. It was fun visualizing, and I felt I'm getting somewhere.

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      Nice, gab, I'm glad to hear it worked! It's fun, too, isn't it? With all your LD chains, you're probably the last person in the world that needs any DEILD advice, but I find the repetitive motion stuff especially effective there. In DEILD territory, we're just so close to already having a dream body that it seems to work out nicely.
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      I just caught up on the past two Q&A episodes and I just wanted to say that this podcast is really fantastic! You two have great chemistry together and your voices sound like they were made for podcasting.

      The discussions about getting adequate sleep and using the MIT to stack multiple techniques on top of each other were both big epiphanies for me. I always used to focus on just one technique per night, and I had gotten into a bad habit of depriving myself of adequate sleep in order to squeeze more free time into my day. It seems so obvious in retrospect that those things were hampering my success with lucid dreaming. Since listening to these episodes just a few days ago and making adjustments to my routine, I've already had two lucid dreams. Thank you guys so much! I'm really looking forward to the next episode.
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      Nift!! It's great to hear from you. You're one of only a select few questioners to appear on the podcast in audio form.

      I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed the latest episode and I'm super glad to hear that you got lucid twice after listening! I cannot tell you how great that is to hear. I had to wince a bit when you mentioned depriving yourself of adequate sleep in order squeeze more time out of your day, since that's what I can tell I was about to do to myself tonight. I think reading your message may have saved me, though, ha ha...

      Keep up the great work, man!
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      Yes, I feel very honored to have my voice immortalized on the first Q&A episode haha. I just revisited that thread and realized that I never thanked you, OpheliaBlue, and Rarecola for your long and detailed answers to my question. I’m 6 months late here but thank you all for that!

      And thanks for all the positivity and encouragement you guys provide. Out of the many podcasts that I listen to during my work commutes, this has become one of my favorites.

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      I can't believe there are two whole episodes I didn't know about!!!
      This is the greatest news I've heard all week!
      Are these still going to be coming out on iTunes?
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      great podcast
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      Sivason is NOT always lucid.

      Hi all, I just thought I would clarify something from the podcast. I am not sure it is possible for anyone to be TRULY lucid in every dream, or even every night. I have been studying dream yoga and lucid dreaming for something like 27 years and in my experience I just do not think the brain works that way.

      The situation I have that led to my thread "Re-exploring the World of Non Lucid Dreams" has to do with vivid dreams with recall. In general if a dream is vivid and memorable I will become lucid. Also, most of my dreams are what I call semi-lucid which is by no means the same. Here is what I mean, most dreams in my head just sort of run like a movie I am barely observing. If something happens that draws my attention, part of my mind does go, "it is just a dream, ignore it." In a sense that is lucid, but it does not evolve into a lucid dream in the standard sense.

      What I was attempting to reach was to interact with in a vivid memorable dream, but actual believe that the stuff was happening to me. I wanted the dream to create the details and control the DCs with out me knowing what was happening. It actual was not to hard to fix the issue, I basically just used dream incubation, sort of giving my mind the idea that it would be fun to not realize something was a dream.

      I don't know, maybe that sounds like I am saying I am always lucid, but if you understand what I actually mean, it is just that I very rarely believe a dream is real (which is different).
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      Any chance that you all are continuing this series? As someone pretty new to exploring LD'ng and someone who commutes alot this podcast has by far been one of my favorite resources. I was dissapointed to see that there weren't that many episodes on the IOS podcast app and that you guys hadn't done anything for over a year. Anything else I've found out there just doesn't compare. If not, do you have any other good LD related podcasts or audio resources you could point me to (prefereably avail. through IOS). Thanks!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Admatha View Post
      Any chance that you all are continuing this series? As someone pretty new to exploring LD'ng and someone who commutes alot this podcast has by far been one of my favorite resources. I was dissapointed to see that there weren't that many episodes on the IOS podcast app and that you guys hadn't done anything for over a year. Anything else I've found out there just doesn't compare. If not, do you have any other good LD related podcasts or audio resources you could point me to (prefereably avail. through IOS). Thanks!
      I knoooooow, and I'm sorry. Real life just keeps getting in the way. The good news is, another member, Xanous (a former Dream Guide on DV), keeps regular podcasts going: http://www.dreamviews.com/entertainm...available.html

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      Also, Sensei and PercyLucid have great audio files here:
      DreamViews Audio

      Percy's 1st class is great for beginners and classes 2 & 3 go further.

      Sensei has several threads in that DV section (all recommended!) but he has 15 or so audios in the Lucid Living thread alone (the first 10 are linked in the OP/first post , with the rest of the links towards the last few pages of the thread.)

      With Xanous' fun and informative audios as well, there are hours of audio options from DV which have real substance.

      I do miss this series as well though and would love to see it back!

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      These podcasts are really good. You people should be professional broadcasters. I ran into the Facebook page recently and gave it a like.
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      Thanks UM!!

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      Thanks very much for the kind words, everyone. It really means a lot!

      I very much miss doing these! I'm so sorry that we've been away from the mic for such a long time!
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