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      Hi dude I didn´t know about the book " The Ultimate Lucid Dreamer’s Manual: From Basics to Beyond".
      It seems quite interesting to read and is free !
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      Too cool! Cleared out some space for you...
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      Oh, so I can't pm you then?
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      Hi frying man, I was wondering, could I ask you a question?
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      Hiya, FryingMan! Just wanted to say that you're such an inspiration! I always look forward to reading your posts.
    6. It's all about the dreams, the awareness, not the counts . I had an amazing, long, maybe-sometimes-semi-lucid weird nap dream today. LDs are great, but recalling all those dreams every night is the best.
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      I can't believe you're beating me
      I've had a horrible dryspell ever since the last comp ended! T^T
      Would you mind like taking a break for like a year so I can catch up?? (jk)
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      Hey pal!
      Glad to see you're still dedicated to LDing!
      But I guess you'll be for the rest of your life, so no surprise there!

      I wonder, DV is the most active LDing site on the net, and we are constantly active here, especially you. So are we like one of the most dedicated LDers in the world? ÔvÔ
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      You should come to Chat again sometime, it was fun that time you did
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      Good job!

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    Part I: Beginnings

    Before my LD practice, I had a typical experience with dreaming: most nights I remembered nothing. If a dream was not particularly emotional I usually didn't remember it. Once in a rare while I'd experience a very vivid dream and remember it clearly (very few). I have treasured memories of flying dreams from childhood, and some childhood nightmares about a bogeyman who chased me and when he caught me all the monsters came flying out all around. I could go weeks or months without any significant dream memories in the morning. (I shudder now to think of those dreamless times!).

    I got into LD practice via my son, who regaled me with tales of his WILD adventures. I never paid too much attention to them, being somewhat dismissive initially, but one night in summer, 2013, sleeping out in the country I had a strange experience: I felt that I woke in the night, sat up in bed in the room I was sleeping in, and heard footsteps crunching on the leaves that sounded like someone was immediately outside my (widely opened) window. I salt bolt upright in bed, and looking out the window think I saw (or perhaps sensed) a shadowy, strong and perhaps malevolent presence outside the window. I felt entirely and completely awake. I returned to sleep, and the next morning I couldn't decide if I had been awake or not during that experience, and I was suddenly very interested in lucid dreaming. As is my wont, I immediately started searching for resources to learn more. I soon learned about ETWOLD, started reading it, and was instantly hooked.

    The rest is history. The very first night that I set intention to remember my dreams, to wake during the night to recall dreams, I recalled about 4-5 dreams during the night and recorded them in my DJ! I was so excited! Dream recall seemed natural and magical. I was on vacation, in a quiet, dark place, far away from the noisy city, sleeping alone in my own room.

    In the days and weeks that followed, I practiced everything that LaBerge recommended: critical reflection/intention moments during the day, RCs, prospective memory exercises, setting intention at night to recall and to journal dreams.

    When I felt that I had built up a decent base of recall, I started trying nighttime techniques like MILD, SSILD, and WILD. That's when the bubble burst a bit: I discovered the horrors of middle-of-the-night INSOMNIA. When I was just recalling dreams and heading right back to sleep I had no trouble returning to sleep and dreams. But these night-time visualization and awareness-boosting approaches left me wired wide awake, and many nights I missed the best REM dreaming periods to insomnia.

    I kept desiring to return to out place outside of the city on the weekends, and sometimes did, so I could recreate those quiet, dark, still conditions that I began LD practice with. And on one such weekend trip exactly one month to the day after I first set intention to recall dreams, I had my first lucid dream!

    It came, as many did afterwards, at the end of a long and particularly vivid, highly present dream at the end of the night. My first LD was an incredibly memorable experience, and I'm thankful that it lasted more than an instant, in fact it was around 45-seconds to a minute in length.

    My second LD came exactly one week after my first, also on weekend night.

    The lucid dreams were mind blowing -- but equally awesome were the nights full of vivid, weird, wacky, sexy, fun and funny non-lucid dreams. In my first flying dream, which was very vivid, I faced down and defeated my childhood dream block of overhead power lines: during the day I visualized meeting them at the start of a flying dream, and facing them head on, flying right at them and breaking through them effortlessly -- and this is exactly what happened in my dream! I was laughing in pure happiness that I had once and for all beaten my old flying-restricting nemesis. Only a few more times did I meet the power lines, each time flying right through them without problem. This was a major accomplishment.

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    2018-02-13 concert

    by FryingMan on 02-13-2018 at 09:50 AM
    I recalled several dream/fragments but only one survived a cursory review, the final one:

    + I'm in the seating area of a concert hall. I "remember" that normally I'm not on the ground floor here but now I am. I'm walking a row of seats and there is someone seated there reading a book(?). I turn and look towards the stage, I choose this spot so that I could see the performers, it is going to be some sort of chamber concerto (several instruments). The view is not straight-on but someone to the side. There is a glass wall [DREAM SIGN] placed in front of the soloist' podium on the stage.

    2018-02-12 lake/crayfish/bear, hiding in the field, crazy miniature golf

    by FryingMan on 02-12-2018 at 11:18 AM
    +(f) There is a team of people working in a large corner of an (abandoned lot? Public park?). There is a large pile of sand/earth there. They are hiding themselves and their equipment under sand-colored tarps?

    + Miniature golf: it is a timed game I'm playing simultaneously against some guy. The final move is to take a can of (refried beans?) and to slam it down across the finish line. I'm rushing like crazy but manage to finish first.

    + I'm looking out over a lake scene, lake Tahoe. It is pretty choppy and there are large waves, like in the afternoon. I'm telling someone how my favorite time there is in the morning when the lake is completely calm. I see that the wave has washed over the side of my canoe at the water's edge and a container full of potatoes is starting to float away. There is another container of something also floating away and I need to choose which one to save first. At the water's edge I see things moving in the water. I look down and see some small crayfish. There is a huge boulder here where they are hiding. I look more and see more and more crayfish [DREAM SIGN]. I mention that there are some really large ones here, the size of lobsters. As I turn away I catch a glimpse of something on top of the boulder and someone exclaims "It's a grizzly bear!" I look back and see the bear tussing with my wife. I'm trying to extricate her from the bear's clutches (the bear is about the size of a medium-sized dog), and I notice the bear is doing some really strange gestures like compulsively wiping its eye.


    by FryingMan on 02-10-2018 at 10:54 AM
    +(f) room, group, some spilled water on the floor

    +(f) tall statue, see it up close, construction, I think there must be metal internal frame to hold all that concrete. I'm floating around it and observing it, my dad(?) is there? My kids as they were small are running around. I see a photo of them. It needs to be printed out

    + I'm approaching an escalator with a bunch of people. Large crowd. Some sort of official presentation. There is a large chalkboard. I'm trying to move through the crowds of people, there is an official at the top of the escalator (down escalator) registering people(?). Cameras, things on my (his?) belt getting in the way. Someone is finishing a presentation, then people need to put their names on the board to form a line for making individual presentations. Everyone crowds the board. [For purposes of DJ, assume my name is Joe Dreamer]. There are a lot of people writing my name (Joe) on the board. There is not a lot of room left to put my name when I get up so I put it a little bit to the left. I say "there are too many Joe's here!" Then I see someone else write "Joe" on the board. So I decide to add my last initial, "D" after "Joe". Then another guy comes up and writes "Joe D" on the board, and I say "there are too many Joe D's here!"

    2018-02-06 just a few

    by FryingMan on 02-06-2018 at 12:14 PM
    + I enter a house -- standard suburban ranch-style. The owner/occupant is a man lying on a couch in the living room. We exchange some words, he has some advice for me? In his house is a large collection of red-felt covered billiard/pool tables. They are mostly odd sized, far smaller than regulation. Some are stacked on on top of the others. I'm looking for a more or less regulation sized tabled, but don't see one. We're sitting at a counter and talking and I notice through the glass walls/windows [DREAM SIGN] that the next door neighbor's yard is completely flooded. It's a medium-sized rectangular yard and there is about a foot or more of standing water there. I point this out to the billiard table guy.

    + driving around looking for an open taco place, but it's only 9am, I'll probably have to wait until at lest noon before one opens. I'm looking in through the front from the parking lot but I don't see any lights on.

    + at F&D G's house, there's a kid playing video games on the couch. I go and sit with them and look at the controller he's using.


    by FryingMan on 02-02-2018 at 05:38 AM
    + birthday party envelope over the wire this was the second time more involve than the first: S2?

    + warehouse tons of stuff left going out of business? bowling the bottles broken glass everywhere alcohol walking the lower flow, pick up and stare at a 3-4 inch crystal ball, browsing the mugs

    + singing the coke song older people are doing it (kiosk where guy hides?)

    + bidding against FG [WalFiPal] for a large potato omlet he bids $190 I say forget it, I see DD, CL, NI faces.

    + guy chasing another guy because he messed up his phone? car gets in way, chase on sidewalk, shooting shotguns. hide in a kiosk Big fat dude with a butthole drawing on the outside of his pants a girl mimics shoving her arm up there on the outside of his pants and he reaches down and gives her a gift, it's a play-act like she's pulling it out of his butt. He raises his shirt as I walk by and see his stomach is covered in tattoos, line art style

    + picking up kids from house, guy likes to lay his clothing out on the bed ahead of time, there is a check involved in leaving his place of business, but I don't have compensation for my tools [waking memory], he says pick up the kids at 2am and I'm incredulous, that will never work, I'll just take all the kids home now.