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      Many people have told me here that a WILD (wake induced lucid dream-- remaining aware from the waking state all the way into a dream state when you were dreaming before you woke up) is the best type of lucid dream, generally speaking. I have had some WILDs, I guess. I think they might have been quick lucidity in a quick dreaming onset after going back to sleep. It's hard to say. My lucids have almost always been induced by dream signs and noticing that reality does not add up. I have had some like that which were so incredible that I never got too concerned with getting into the WILD technique. I want to see what other people say about the advantages.

      I am bringing this up because I recently came across a post where somebody mentioned that the neurotransmitter DMT, also a psychedelic drug derived from certain plants, plays a role in dreaming but that in dreams it exists in combination with other neurotransmitters, some of which put you into a state of being very out of it. It is those neurotransmitters ("sleep drugs") that cause such difficulty in recognizing and often fully appreciating the dream state. I am not a medical doctor, but it sounds like the aminergic neurons, which Malcolm Godwin claims are the neurons responsible for analyzing absurdity and questioning reality, are inhibited by the "sleep drugs". That thought is what made me think again about the WILD technique.

      It seems that waking from a dream and snapping out of the sleep state might get the "sleep drugs" out of the system. Then, going back to sleep would allow DMT to do its thing without the major presence of the other neurotransmitters in such great amounts. This is just a guess, but I think it might explain the major advantage of a WILD experience so many people have talked about. I would like to see what other people say about how WILD does in comparison to becoming lucid a while after a dream has started. I am thinking about making it my major technique.

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      I don't know why NOBODY responded for the last several months... it was the last entry for threads with no replies!

      I'd say that since WILDs are lucid from the beginning, that's their advantage. You recognize the entire dream as a lucid dream, not a dream in which you become lucid. If that makes any sense.

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      That is true but personally my WILDs are a lot shorter than my other lucid dreams. They occur during a short REM cycle and so it is much harder to make them last. If I could manage to become lucid towards the beginning of a dream later on in sleep it would be better than most of my WILDs.

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      the thing I really enjoy about a wild is that I wake up in the dream in the excact same place I fell asleep, which I think makes me become more lucid. I've only wilded twice, but they were far more clearer than DILDS. but yeah they were really short.
      Dreaming is forgetting the basis of reality, remembering it is to be lucid.

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      Interesting post TC. Well, I personally find WILDs to be extremely valuable. I wake up often during the night to roll over and go back to sleep, so I simply WILD everytime this happens. I find that in these dreams it is easier to summon logic. As soon as I leave my "body" (my prefered method of WILDing) I am usually not aware that I am not where I should be. For example even though there was no lapse in consciousness from being awake to sleeping, somewhere I lose some ability to focus. As soon as a rise I demand clarity and do an assortment of math problems (which are not enough). After I get moving around for a while it occurs to me that I haven't lived in this house for 5 years or whatever. After this initial realization there is usually no other problems, but at first as you say the "sleep drugs" do effect me at the onset, but nothing at all as bad as in a DILD.

      It takes constant effort to keep logic at your side, but it becomes a background habit once you have WILDed quite a few times. The major point here is that once you know where you are sleeping in the real world and where you live, etc, you are pretty much in the clear. DILDs in my experience are a mess and not my favorite method.

      There is one exception: OBEs. In these there is minimal confusion for me. I do not know what makes these such amazing LDs, but they are a kind apart from all others.

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      WILDing is one of the best tecniques you can use to induce a lucid dream. I think that they are so much fun doing because of the crazy feelings and SP that come along with them. I find that dreams are more vivid and longer using the WILD techn. Once you get used to how they work, they become no problem and the best way of having a lucid.

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