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    About faceonmars
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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. MarineRecon
      MarineRecon liked post by faceonmars On thread : Master Lucid Dreaming
      My tip would be a simple one: If you can remember the dream you exited from immediately visualize that same dream. Good luck to you!
      Liked On: 12-10-2012, 03:49 AM
    2. Berto
      Berto liked post by faceonmars On thread : WILD attempts
      Lots of useful information in all of these responses. My two cents worth is to visualize a dreamscape. This can be somewhere you would like to be or the last dream you can recall. Why? I will sound...
      Liked On: 12-04-2012, 02:44 PM
    3. gab
      gab liked post by faceonmars On thread : WILD attempts
      Lots of useful information in all of these responses. My two cents worth is to visualize a dreamscape. This can be somewhere you would like to be or the last dream you can recall. Why? I will sound...
      Liked On: 12-04-2012, 02:33 AM
    4. Nighthawk09
      Nighthawk09 liked post by faceonmars On thread : Separate Conscious Manifestation - Is it possible?
      You must have been studying quantum entanglement theory!
      Liked On: 11-30-2012, 05:17 AM
    5. Sensei
      Sensei liked post by faceonmars On thread : My Progress
      Rather then visualizing different scenarios try to visualize the most recent dream you can recall (which is one of the reasons I keep a journal). Just a suggestion... keep up the good work!
      Liked On: 11-27-2012, 01:05 AM
    6. EbbTide000
      EbbTide000 liked post by faceonmars On thread : Warning for new LD'ers
      If you had a lucid dream then you are aware that reality itself could simply be an illusion. The act of having a crystal clear lucid, no matter how the dreamscape develops, is reward in itself. BTW,...
      Liked On: 11-22-2012, 06:33 AM
    7. Sivason
      Sivason liked post by faceonmars On thread : Warning for new LD'ers
      If you had a lucid dream then you are aware that reality itself could simply be an illusion. The act of having a crystal clear lucid, no matter how the dreamscape develops, is reward in itself. BTW,...
      Liked On: 11-21-2012, 11:33 PM
    8. Sensei
      Sensei liked post by faceonmars On thread : Warning for new LD'ers
      If you had a lucid dream then you are aware that reality itself could simply be an illusion. The act of having a crystal clear lucid, no matter how the dreamscape develops, is reward in itself. BTW,...
      Liked On: 11-21-2012, 10:57 PM
    9. intheworldofnim
      intheworldofnim liked post by faceonmars On thread : Dream Memories
      Most standard dreams are are a consortium of memories from the previous day. These images occur in the secondary visual cortices as our big human brains sort out long term memory from worthless...
      Liked On: 11-16-2012, 04:50 AM
    10. Linkzelda
      Linkzelda liked post by faceonmars On thread : About WILD
      A WILD is short for Wake Induced Lucid Dream so no, when you first go to bed your best bet is a MILD. If a dream wakes you up in the middle of the night, or anything else for that matter (including...
      Liked On: 11-15-2012, 07:12 PM
    11. MooMix
      MooMix liked post by faceonmars On thread : Did mantras ever work for you?
      using mantras for lucid dreaming can result in a positive feeling that you will have a lucid dream. Being confident is a big part of the process. I prefer to visualize a scene as I fall asleep. Try...
      Liked On: 11-15-2012, 04:51 AM
    12. MasterMind
      MasterMind liked post by faceonmars On thread : About WILD
      A WILD is short for Wake Induced Lucid Dream so no, when you first go to bed your best bet is a MILD. If a dream wakes you up in the middle of the night, or anything else for that matter (including...
      Liked On: 11-14-2012, 11:44 AM
    13. EliTheGreat
      EliTheGreat liked post by faceonmars On thread : Dream Memories
      Most standard dreams are are a consortium of memories from the previous day. These images occur in the secondary visual cortices as our big human brains sort out long term memory from worthless...
      Liked On: 11-14-2012, 01:21 AM
    14. Carrot
      Carrot liked post by faceonmars On thread : People who don't have dreams.
      I agree that everyone dreams... but not everyone remembers their dreams. Having the ability to recall your dreams is an important element in developing the ability to lucid dream. Consequently, lucid...
      Liked On: 11-13-2012, 09:39 PM
    15. Drax
      Drax liked post by faceonmars On thread : Visualization Difficulty.
      I rarely focus on one object but rather try to imagine a simple scene (i.e. ocean waves, a hike in a forest or a walk in the city) . It might also help to visualize something that you interacted with...
      Liked On: 11-13-2012, 10:48 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.
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    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)
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    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!
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