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      Flash Light Initiated Lucid Dream

      This is a method I’ve come up with which has been proven to be very successful for anyone who tries it, probably one of the best. First let me tell you that I have tried a lot of methods including MILD, WILD and many more to no success. Until now I haven't had one lucid dream and it’s been 3 months!! Until I came up with this method that is.

      For this method you will need two things:

      1. A Flash light
      2. A friend/helper/brother/sister etc.

      First you will need to do WBTB, it is extremely important that you do this. Go to sleep and wake up 5 hours later. The reason why WBTB is so important is because you go directly into REM sleep from wakefulness, and its the best REM period of the night.

      When you wake up 5 hours later first recall your last dream (this helps) then tell your friend that when you go back to sleep to come in the room very quietly making sure he doesn't wake you up. Tell him to flash the light on your eyes for about five seconds and then to stop and leave. Make sure you do this once because if you become lucid by the flashlight cue your friend would not know. So if he kept doing it the excess flashes would become annoying and could even wake you up. It’s kind of a hit or miss strategy

      Users should modify the settings of the flashlight to find a cue with the right intensity and length to enter their dreams without causing awakening (basically not to bright to wake you up but not to dim so that you don't notice the light). In addition, users should practice mental exercises while awake to enhance their ability to recognize the light cues when they appear in dreams.


      After about an hour of being awake go back to sleep, try your best and relax and tell yourself “The next time I see a flashing light I will do a reality check”.

      Now this is the tricky part. The lights from the flash light filter into the user's dreams. This can occur in several ways. Cues can be superimposed over the dream scene, like a light flashing in one's face, or they can briefly interrupt the dream scene. The most common (and most difficult to identify) incorporation of cues is into dream stories fore example Little brother flashing the room lights, flash bulbs, lightning, traffic signals, police car lights: all are real examples of incorporations of flashlight cues. The trickiness of cue appearances underscores the need to thoroughly prepare one's mind to recognize cues via waking practice.

      If everything goes well you’ll notice the flashes of light and will do a reality check and hopefully will recognise that you are dreaming. And I can almost guarantee you will have a lucid dream in just three tries.

      Last edited by westonci; 06-13-2007 at 09:27 PM.

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      Hmmmm I.... I am wondering how a flash of light while you are sleeping would cause you to have a lucid dream...? And it's a bit tedious cause I don't know many people who would always come and flash a light at you everytime you wanted a lucid dream? I just.....Yeah. But if it works for you then by all means go for it.

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      McLovin westonci's Avatar
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      this is a very popular way of becoming lucid. Lots of companies sell products like the nova dreamer, and the dream light to help you become lucid the only downside is they cost somewhere around $200

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      Hrm thats an interesting technique. You know if you want you can ask an admin about putting it up for a week trial and seeing if it gets added to the Tutorials section.
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      This reminds me of the "flashlight" technique that I posted on 2/23/05:

      Quote Originally Posted by Clairity View Post
      Hi all!

      I often have false awakenings (i.e., I believe I'm awake when I'm really still asleep) and I was constantly struggling to find a way to help me determine what state I was really in.

      I'd read about the "Flashlight Technique" which worked perfectly the first time I used it (so I thought I'd share it with you).

      Basically you'll use a flashlight or any type of light (I used a penlight) as a reality check.

      You lay on your back (or on your side) with the flashlight and periodically, until you fall asleep, you turn the flashlight on (it stated once every minute but I probably did it every five minutes or so). You turn on the flashlight and, if you see the light, then you turn it off and repeat once or twice your intentions (i.e., I will realize that I am dreaming and become lucid).

      Eventually you will fall asleep, but hopefully you will continue to check the flashlight in your dreams. Once you fall asleep, you may experience a false awakening and when you turn the flashlight on.. it will NOT produce any light. When the flashlight does not produce light.. it will be your trigger to let you know that you are dreaming and to become lucid!

      When your lucid dream ends and you wake up, be sure to check your flashlight again to VERIFY that you're really awake and not still dreaming.

      This technique has worked for me and I hope it will work for others as well!

      Take care!

      Clairity
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      Hmm, that is very interesting Clairity; and you don't need somebody else's help. I think I'm going to try that.

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