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      Is LDing hereditary?

      Just wanted to know, do you know if a lot of people in your family can LD?

      Personally, my dad had a big hand in teaching me how to control my dreams (what you guys call DILD) when I was young (about 7-8, I'm 27 now) because I used to have terrible nightmares and wake everyone up by either screaming in my sleep, crying or falling out of the bed, or some combination of all of the above. He told me that dreams are generated by the mind, and since we are all in control of our minds, then logically, we should be able to control our dreams. I had never really considered the possibility before, but after that, I was able to control all but the worst nightmares with a little practice. When I asked him more about dream control, he told me that sometimes, when he wanted to relax, he could make up his own dreams by planning them during the day, in advance, then at night, he'd be able to do whatever he thought of during the day, which is sort of what I do when I decide to LD (though a lot of the time, I can't afford to wake up tired, so I don't do it).

      According to my dad, after he got the hang of it, he could either DILD whenever he wanted or MILD(?) if he planned ahead, and do so rather easily. I DILD when I think about it, though I'm a little rusty at planning a dream ahead of time, I haven't really done it since university, maybe only once or twice. So...all that to say, I think that LDing might be a hereditary talent. Do you know of any books that would back up this assumption?

      Sorry about the wordiness of my posts...this is how I tend to write...

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      Your topic has remarkable comparisons that I just posted =
      http://www.dreamviews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5206

      I think a heredity aspect may play a role for people who we like to consider "naturals." Regardless of ones hereditey I think most everyone could still learn some degree of Lucid dreaming. Some bettter than others. as far as not at all, I don't know. Are there people that cannot Lucid dream.
      I know my sister can't even remember any of her dreams.

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      Ha ha, sorry, I didn't read your thread because I thought it had to do with sex...not that I'm against that, I just didn't think it would be related.


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      Excellent question.

      I think I'll ask my family members if they can. I know my mom and half brother are good at controlling their dreams. But I don't know about LDs. Will be interesting to find out though.

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      I think it may be, I am aware of several lucid dreamers on both sides of my family.
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      My mom thinks its new age, and thus, a tool of the devil.

      She's been suffering from chronic catholocism for the past thirty years or so.


      When I asked my dad, he looked at me like I was a weirdo and said "I don't remember my dreams".

      Just for that I'm gonna fart on his head in a dream tonight.

      I... just... gotta... believe... I can... do it!
      An idea is something you haven't fully considered.
      A belief is merely a repetitive thought.
      A conclusion is simply where you stopped thinking.

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      oh, lol, loose id, it would be funny if your dad decided to pay a visit to the history file, and look at that post......lol!

      my dad can... mom cant, my sister just lies about all her dreams, my brother,....iek... dont wanna go there.... and me i do it
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      My mom thinks its new age, and thus, a tool of the devil. [/b]
      Ya. Quite the opposite. There are several acient civilizations that have passed it on from one generation to the next. But the Devil has been around awhile himself

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