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      Chaining

      Has anyone here heard of Chaining? Or for that matter ever done it. It sounds cool and I want to try it.

      This is what it says in Wikipedia

      "Dream-chaining or “chaining dreams” is a method to re-enter your dream after you've woken up. It can work for lucid and non-lucid dreams, but you will probably want to enter your dream lucidly. Once you wake up from a dream (if you don't think you were dreaming before you woke up, it may not work well) you should stay still and keep your eyes closed. It doesn't matter if you move a little or open your eyes, it's just that the less movement, sensory stimulation, and less time awake, the better. Ideally, it should feel less like you've woken up, and more like you've taken a 30 second break from dreaming. Once you're prepared to go back to sleep, close your eyes and either visualize yourself back in your dream, or use the “spinning technique” given in the next chapter to imagine yourself spinning back “into” your dream. Spinning is a little faster than visualization. Be sure to maintain the fact that you are dreaming (unless you don't want to be lucid), or you may lose your lucidity while falling asleep. Stimulate your senses as early as possible"

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      This is actually what your body does naturally, even with non-lucids. You don't dream continuously, you wake slightly then sink bank into a new dreamscape. Most people just don't remember it, and aren't aware enough to really wake themselves.

      Even so, this is a valid technique that's come up recently (I think). It's called Dream-Exit-Induced-Lucid (DEILD). You can find a tutorial here:

      http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...ighlight=DEILD
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      I haven't completely read the tut, but it sounds exactly like MILD? Not to say this isn't awsome.
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      It's not quite the same as a Mnemonic-Induced-Lucid-Dream because you don't necessarily have to use auto-suggestion (e.g. "I will have long, intense, and vivid lucid dreams) to attain a lucid state. You just train yourself (w/ auto-suggestion) to wake after each dream and then naturally slip back into another one, hopefully lucid.

      It's not so much a new technique in-and-of itself, but it helps use others more effectively.
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      I've personally done this a few times and I'm quite inexperienced weh it comes to LDing. It's not the actual re-entry that's hard, it's remembering not to open you eyes or move when you wake. Usually the first thing I do when I wake is roll over so that's the toughest part for me. I haven't tried this for a while now that I think about it...I should get back into it. Usually it's the only way I can make myself lucid. Most of the time it's random chance. Anywho, that's my input.
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      This just worked really well for me... in a way...

      OK so I just joined this site yesterday, I've been LDing all my life but only recently found out that it's quite unusual, I've never tried any methods to make myself do it, it's always happened naturally. I read about this DEILD thing last night and decided to try it out, after 2 1/2 hours of sleep (taking me to now) I'm pretty sure I've chained 5 lucid dreams (not bad for the first time I've ever tried any induction techniques) but I can only remember the last one well, the next to last one a bit and only the feeling of going lucid in the third from last, but nothing about the dream itself.

      This seems like a good technique to have more LDs but not as memorable ones which seems pretty pointless to me, I found myself waking myself from an LD just so that I could lay still and have another one. Although, like I said, it was just my first time trying and maybe I just got over excited and forced it a bit.

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      Yeah I have done it what happens is to me if I do a custom method I will wake up fall asleep have a dream wake up fall asleep have a dream wake up fall asleep and have a dream this repeats for a few hours without the use of a alarm clock.

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      did it this morning. Happens fairly frequently, especially if I'm awakened by a phonecall or something comparable. drop back in the bed and pick up where I left off. have to be really super sleepy/tired/zoned out though.
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