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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. Ctharlhie
      Ctharlhie liked post by faceonmars On thread : Attaining Lucidity From a Nap?
      Remind yourself that you will awaken in a dream and visualize the last dream you can recall. This, combined with progressive muscle relaxation, can result in a non-REM lucid dream at bedtime or any...
      Liked On: 05-10-2012, 11:44 AM
    2. Lunatide
      Lunatide liked post by faceonmars On thread : Attaining Lucidity From a Nap?
      Remind yourself that you will awaken in a dream and visualize the last dream you can recall. This, combined with progressive muscle relaxation, can result in a non-REM lucid dream at bedtime or any...
      Liked On: 05-10-2012, 08:42 AM
    3. Oxium
      Oxium liked post by faceonmars On thread : Dream Remembrance.
      Jogging phantom memory ( and what is more elusive then remembering a dream that was not intended to be remembered?) is tricky. The human brain assimilates things it was exposed to in the day prior...
      Liked On: 05-08-2012, 01:52 AM
    4. Dreamprofesser
      Dreamprofesser liked post by faceonmars On thread : New Technique?? PILD
      I have heard songs, that I knew were hit songs, in a dream. These songs never existed. Hearing is the least understood sense in dream studies. And yet our hearing wakes us up in the morning without...
      Liked On: 05-08-2012, 12:27 AM
    5. Dreamprofesser
      Dreamprofesser liked post by faceonmars On thread : New Technique?? PILD
      Our hearing never does go to sleep completely. This is a survival mechanism developed over millions of years. Hearing is the first sense to activate in the womb and the last sense to leave us when we...
      Liked On: 05-08-2012, 12:27 AM
    6. Dreamprofesser
      Dreamprofesser liked post by faceonmars On thread : New Technique?? PILD
      Record yourself saying that. Another person's voice would require frontal lobe processing. But, hey, what do I know? Try your method and let us know how it goes ;)
      Liked On: 05-08-2012, 12:27 AM
    7. SaucyHitman
      SaucyHitman 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: 05-07-2012, 10:55 AM
    8. Sageous
      Sageous liked post by faceonmars On thread : Self-Control in a Dream
      I have to disagree with this comment. I have never had a lucid dream where i could not control my surroundings. Maybe someday it will happen... perhaps when I am in a coma and unable to awaken. But...
      Liked On: 05-06-2012, 04:22 AM
    9. Sam1r
      Sam1r liked post by faceonmars On thread : Self-Control in a Dream
      People confuse lucid dreaming with vivid dreaming all the time. They are two different animals. In a lucid dream you are in complete control. There might be DC's coming and going or odd things...
      Liked On: 05-03-2012, 02:30 PM
    10. Simplicity0
      Simplicity0 liked post by faceonmars On thread : When you wake up.
      Rather then stages I like to think of brainwave activity. Falling asleep we go from Beta (awake) to Alpha (relaxed) the Theta (daydreamy) and off to Delta (deep sleep) . Waking up is the reversal of...
      Liked On: 04-30-2012, 03:24 AM
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      Sam1r liked post by faceonmars On thread : Fomer Lucid Dreamer looking for advice
      Lucid dreams are a balancing act between perceived reality and the collective unconscious. Only 'you' can stop a lucid dream from manifesting. A lucid dream is the closest thing we mortals have to a...
      Liked On: 04-29-2012, 02:29 PM
    12. GuitarShot100
      GuitarShot100 liked post by faceonmars On thread : Problem in DILD
      Visualize the dreamcatcher as you are falling asleep. Don't look at it .... imagine it.
      Liked On: 04-28-2012, 10:56 PM
    13. LucidRaider
      LucidRaider liked post by faceonmars On thread : Boring Dreams
      Visualize something interesting as you feel yourself falling asleep. Also, an hour or so before going to bed read an interesting story or watch an exciting program on the television. Our big human...
      Liked On: 04-22-2012, 03:40 PM
    14. Ctharlhie
      Ctharlhie liked post by faceonmars On thread : Sivason's Guide to Visualization and Other Dream Yoga Topics Q & A
      Visualization works. If anyone is having a hard time inducing a LD I would advise them to try visualizing. The subject of your visualization is up to you. Whatever makes you feel good... a place, an...
      Liked On: 04-21-2012, 08:30 AM
    15. gab
      gab liked post by faceonmars On thread : How was I able to "see" images with my eyes closed before I was asleep?
      We dream and imagine in the same area of the human brain... the secondary visual cortices. Visualization works and is the only 'method' I use for lucid dream induction. It is a cool thing to discover...
      Liked On: 04-20-2012, 01:59 AM
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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!