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    I developed guided imagery with natural sounds for sleep onset and lucid dreaming. I hAve had several dozen lucid dreams and I always wake up smiling.
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    1. sleephoax
      sleephoax liked post by faceonmars On thread : I can NOT get into sleep paralysis if my life depended on it!
      Sleep Paralysis is over-rated. Move on!
      Liked On: 12-31-2020, 06:21 AM
    2. Sman98
      Sman98 liked post by faceonmars On thread : Naiya's Simple MILD Technique
      Anyone who suggests visualization (which you do) is on the correct path! Very nice article Naiya. I bend the rules just a bit when I MILD as I visualize seeing the words 'This is a Dream' on a...
      Liked On: 07-31-2013, 10:48 AM
    3. headgaar
      headgaar liked post by faceonmars On thread : help!
      A little 'controlled breathing' meditation might help you . You can google it. Good luck!
      Liked On: 03-23-2013, 10:40 PM
    4. LucidSandman
      LucidSandman liked post by faceonmars On thread : Quick V-MILD/ VILD Questions
      We imagine / visualize in the same area of the human brain as when we dream. This area is the secondary visual cortices (collective known as cortex) If you can visualize an apple you are using the...
      Liked On: 03-15-2013, 02:30 AM
    5. Bubble
      Bubble liked post by faceonmars On thread : Quick V-MILD/ VILD Questions
      We imagine / visualize in the same area of the human brain as when we dream. This area is the secondary visual cortices (collective known as cortex) If you can visualize an apple you are using the...
      Liked On: 03-15-2013, 01:26 AM
    6. Oceandrop
      Oceandrop liked post by faceonmars On thread : Post the last time you did a RC, and the reason.
      About a week ago I was in a crowded mall. A sense of unfamiliarity came over me and I realized I might be dreaming so I turned quickly to see what was behind me. All the DC's had become shadows and...
      Liked On: 02-28-2013, 03:44 PM
    7. gab
      gab liked post by faceonmars On thread : A fals awakening by any other name...
      Sounds a bit like the daydreams one has just before sleep. You state that you envision yourself downstairs . If you did not willfully envision yourself then you were in a NREM dream (or dreamlet as...
      Liked On: 02-19-2013, 07:02 PM
    8. dutchraptor
      dutchraptor liked post by faceonmars On thread : DEILD Test
      A lot people do not understand what a DEILD really is. You big human brain processes your daily info during dreams . The single most important element of a successful DEILD is visualizing the...
      Liked On: 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM
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      sisyphus liked post by faceonmars On thread : DEILD Test
      A lot people do not understand what a DEILD really is. You big human brain processes your daily info during dreams . The single most important element of a successful DEILD is visualizing the...
      Liked On: 02-17-2013, 03:27 PM
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      Control liked post by faceonmars On thread : A piece of advice for breaking through a dry spell.
      Well said... sometimes trying too hard is counterproductive
      Liked On: 02-11-2013, 02:27 PM
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      oneiroer liked post by faceonmars On thread : Dreaming during naps?
      I have had some LD's during naps... and plenty of dreams. You do not need to be in REM to dream. These are referred to as Non-REM (or NREM) dreams
      Liked On: 02-10-2013, 01:18 AM
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      djmarkspence liked post by faceonmars On thread : What is most important?
      I would have to say confidence and imagination. By imagination I of course mean the ability to visualize.
      Liked On: 02-08-2013, 08:46 AM
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      OpheliaBlue liked post by faceonmars On thread : Why DILD really does suck.
      Well, I have to say that I understand your frustration. Becoming semi-lucid only to lose it is frustrating. Even more frustrating is having the weirdest dream that places you in an impossible...
      Liked On: 02-06-2013, 06:01 AM
    14. Buckey
      Buckey liked post by faceonmars On thread : General first-timer questions
      If I do a reality check (and let's say it's real life, and I'm not dreaming) and fail the dream test, should I openly say/think: "NO. I'm not dreaming". For me the repetitive nature of RC's is...
      Liked On: 02-02-2013, 05:05 AM
    15. hathor28
      hathor28 liked post by faceonmars On thread : One Year Experiment: Using Self-Hypnosis to Attain Lucidity
      Good luck to you! I, too, have studied self-hypnosis and hypnosis in general. I wrote a blog about hypnosis here (http://www.virtualdreamer.com/sleep/Hypnotism-Relaxation.html)
      Liked On: 02-01-2013, 09:21 PM
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    Donna Summer's Death and My Dream

    by faceonmars on 05-27-2012 at 02:41 PM
    How dreams incorporate our waking experiences has always amazed me. Here is an example from last night. We all know that Donna Summer died a few days ago, right? Two nights ago I bought a 'stuffed' chicken and bacon pizza from DeMarco's. Yesterday we received a hot weather advisory... the first truly hot days of the year are upon us where I live which concerned me as I needed to do some serious yard work. The dream: I was in a pizza parlor when suddenly a music video broke out in front of me. The song went something like this [I]~ I need some Hot Stuffed pizza this evening~ I want some Hot Stuffed pizza tonight![/I] and so on. The tune was Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. I realize now that this was a commercial for a non-existent product called Hot Stuffed Pizza. It is quite interesting how the brain puts these things together in dreams. I would have thought I would become lucid during this vivid dream but it did not happen. Anyhoo, just thought I would share that.

    Visualization and Hypnosis to Induce a Lucid Dream

    by faceonmars on 08-29-2011 at 10:30 PM
    Anyone who has been reading my posts /replies in this forum knows I advocate visualization to induce lucid dreaming. I thought some of you might get a kick out of an article I wrote sometime back about hypnosis in general. Hopefully, some of you will come away from the article with a better understanding on how the sleeping brain works and think of creative ways to visualize yourself into a lucid dream experience.

    [B]Hypnotism Revealed[/B]

    "People have been using hypnosis for about 230 years to reveal lost memories or make suggestions to the subconscious mind. Franz Mesmer stumbled upon the technique in the 1700's (mesmerizing, animal magnetism) but proceeded to completely miss the point. James Braid, taking a more scientific approach, coined the term hypnotism in 1841. We all have the image in our collective conscious of the exotic gentleman with the swinging pendulum inducing a hypnotic state. He seemed to know something we didn't. Read on and that will no longer be the case.

    The human race experiences self-hypnosis every day. We don't think of it as self-hypnosis, however. We think of it as falling asleep. When we are awake and active our brains are in what has been termed the Beta brainwave state. When we are relaxed, watching television or looking at the ocean, our conscious mind slows down and enters the Alpha brainwave state. In the processes of falling asleep, meditation and hypnosis the subsequent state; the Theta brainwave state, is where all the magic happens. If the Theta brainwave state is allowed to occur then the Delta brainwave state (deep sleep) soon follows. If one accepts this scientifically proven brainwave transition to sleep then I suggest that this is knowledge we can use. In the Theta brainwave state one is neither asleep nor awake. The Theta state is a different level of awareness as our conscious mind has loosened it's control of the thought process. It is the inability to reach the Theta brainwave state that is the root of most sleep issues.

    [B]Simple Hypnotism[/B]

    To hypnotize someone (or yourself) one must induce the Theta brainwave state. This requires that you relax the subject and apply one simple technique. You must get them to visualize, via the mind's eye, something. One could hold up a non-threatening object; lets say a coin or marble, in front of the relaxed subject's eyes and suggest that they close their eyes and imagine the object in their mind. Have the subject then imagine a series of non-threatening objects... all while speaking in an unemotional tone. This monotone speech pattern is important as you do not want emotion to play a part in the hypnosis induction as it is counter-productive. If the subject is too relaxed (i.e. laying down on a bed) they might fall asleep so you must continually gage where they are at in the sleep process. Let me state, once again, that hypnosis and falling asleep are part of the same process.

    Once the subject is in the Theta brainwave state you can begin making suggestions. Common uses for hypnosis are smoking cessation, weight loss and anxiety reduction.

    [B]A brief theory about a more effective hypnosis technique:[/B]

    If one accepts modern sleep and dream theory then the induction of sleep after a hypnosis session could greatly enhance the effectiveness of the procedure. Modern sleep theory suggests that the human brain crunches data, during sleeping and dreaming, from our day's experiences; discarding unneeded information and assimilating important experiences. In theory, suggestions from a hypnotic session could take on greater significance if sleep were allowed to happen, even for a short duration, directly after the hypnosis.

    A word about why visualizing induces the Theta brainwave state and, therefore, the hypnotic state. In the rear of our big human brain there exists a smallish chunk of gray matter called the Occipital lobe. This area contains the Primary Visual Cortex and the Secondary Visual Cortices. The combination of the Secondary Visual Cortices is generally referred to as the Secondary Visual Cortex. When you visualize you are stimulating the Secondary Visual Cortex. Why is this important? Because this is the same area that is active in dreaming and dreaming is one of the first things our brains do when in the Delta(sleep) brainwave state. Visualization is part of the brain's process to deep sleep. To hypnotize someone, or yourself, you must willfully simulate the process of falling asleep without allowing deep sleep to occur.

    About Mass Hypnosis

    Lastly, when our minds wander we are in a form of self-hypnosis. Falling asleep during a lecture has as much to do with daydreaming as the subject matter of the speech. A daydreamer is stimulating the Secondary Visual Cortex and unknowingly beginning the process of falling asleep. If you do not want listeners to fall asleep then continually stimulate their Primary Visual Cortex with visual aids.( i.e. powerpoint presentations). The primary visual cortex is humming when we are in the Beta (alert and aware) brainwave state and processing the things we see with our eyes open. This also works in reverse. To attempt a mass hypnosis of an audience you must first relax them and then stimulate their collective visual imagination without external visual stimulation.

    You are now a Hypnotist. Congratulations! " :shock:

    Brad McBride (aka faceonmars)

    Lights on vs. lights off: Vivid dreams?

    by faceonmars on 07-19-2011 at 01:51 PM
    The best dreams come in the dark of night as light signifies to our brain that it is time to get up. Consequently, deep sleep and REM dreams are hard to come by in a lighted room. However non-REM dreams, which are very vivid, can be plentiful. This would include non-REM lucid dreams. I try to keep my bedroom as dark as possible simply because it is a better quality of sleep. But if something works for you I say go for it!