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      Hi frying man I see in one of your replyís to a post you said that TYoDaS have re released the book and re- edited some of it I was wondering how much re editing have they done, trying to decide if itís worth re-reading I never really liked the book as I thought some of the practices were vague and couldnít see how they worked but I liked the clarification the editing has brought in that one piece you quoted .

      Your comment about a forum user called lenscaper has given me some extra fuel for LD practice too, you said how he would practice something for years at a time and as a result is lucid frequently.

      I keep missing a reoccurring dream signs and sometimes wonder if Iíll recognise it or if Iím doing something wrong and other times I think may be itís a patience thing when enough time has passed and daily habits of RCing after seeing said dreams signs have made there neural pathways in my brain then may be it will click into place.
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      Your posts have been ones of the most inspirational for my journey. I would really appreciate if you could give your take on my MILD version I published in the Attaining Lucidity section.
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      Hi dude I didnīt 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.
    8. 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? ‘v‘
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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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    2023-06-03 00:00 competition night #2

    by FryingMan on 06-03-2023 at 05:59 AM
    + sliding down a tarp/roadway that is draped over a bridge's towers, so it's super steep. Avoiding cars and chunks of concrete

    + walking through some underground underpass, meet some guy, climbing a tower which is build around a spiral staircase, need to escape, with group of people, trying to exit through hatches in the floor, the whole tower starts to bend, trying to get off

    + walking through a huge box store like Costco, thinking about the ventilation and temperature control, I stand at a corner of the building (then I'm at a different corner a bit later, sort of deja vu), I'm observing the huge ventilation tubes, I stand there in the blast of incoming fresh air, it is fairly cold, I'm thinking this is both how fresh air gets in to the building, and also it is the air conditioning system, I feel the blasts of air and feel the coolness of the air on my skin

    + working with some electronic devices in a room with people. We're rigging up something to high power systems. We turn it on and there is instantly a huge electrical POP!, and we're inspecting the device to see what has blown, it's probably something that's going to be hard to repair

    2023-06-02 summer comp night #1

    by FryingMan on 06-02-2023 at 02:13 PM
    + working out in a gym, bench pressing (and overhead) strange barbells, trying to keep balance

    + walking naked through the house, woman there (the owner), I get modest and hide behind the door to my room when she comes to talk to me, see myself in mirror, my butt looks bit but otherwise don't look bad. I think it'd be a good idea if I put on some underwear

    + standing with crowd of people outside, doing pushups on a curb then sort of falling off, people start to leave, then we're walking around inside a stadium

    + long series of scenes including climbing in/out of a window with difficulty, checking my reservation with an airlines and realizing I have almost no time to get my stuff and make it to the airport, trying to access a very important object in a safe in a wall, where a tall sacred stick is needed as part of the protocol to open the safe, and then I have a strong feeling of deja vu that this has all happened before

    + getting really angry with some guy who's criticizing me about something to do with the bells in a bell tower chiming


    by FryingMan on 05-02-2023 at 09:31 AM
    + with son S2 outside a party, we're standing on a landing just outside the house where the party is, he's standing a few steps down and I'm on the landing it's dark/twilight [DS], I'm so glad he's recovered enough from his illness [true] to enjoy life, I want to embrace him and tell him I love him. But I'm not thrilled that he's drinking and smoking again; he has a lit pipe that he's smoking, he hands it to me to take a hit, I fumble it and it falls to the ground, I say something like "I wasn't ready yet", I pick it up and take a deep whiff of thet aroma [don't remember if there was smell], I don't really want to inhale just get the aroma of the tobacco

    + playing an online chess simul against Magnus Carlsen, I see the screen in front of me, I have to log in, then there are a lot of screens of the configuration of our game, which Magnus fills in while I'm watching, I know he's White in the simul and plan to play the Sicilian, I figure as a strong player against a weaker one he'll offer the the Smith-Morra gambit, which I accept, accepted, I never actually see the board, and I'm thinking about the names of the squares, I know I'll take on d4 if he pushes d4, then on c3 if he pushes c3, but then I'm not sure if I should take on b2 or not. I type a message to him in the chat window that takes most of my time in the game because I keep having to correct typos. I type the message "I'm looking forward to a lesson in winning the SM Accep!", I have little time left, I'm unsure of what to do, so I castle [illegal!].

    Then the scene changes and it's a gathering of people [DS], the young people want to leave the party and go off on their own and leave the adults in the house.

    + [f] some scene, someone jumps on top of a walkway with a glass roof and the glass cracks.


    by FryingMan on 05-01-2023 at 08:00 AM
    + working out in a gym at a bench press station, people gather around, I feel pressured to do my set, I notice that candy wrappers are stuffed into all the holes in the tubing of the stand and the barbell, I think about taking these out but first want to do my set, lie down on the bench and lift the bar off, my hands are too close I don't feel balanced with the bar, I want to spread my hands wider. There is another station backed up directly against mine, some guys are standing around there. I notice that there is an odd connection where the barbell joins the stand, sort of "clicking" fasteners

    + in CH, it's dark but there are some lights on, in the kitchen/dining area, talking with (dad?) and some other girl about how the power is off but we still have lights thanks to our battery backup system [false], i think that perhaps only weak things like lights can work on the system or they'd drain it too quickly

    + in upstairs bedroom in CH? Massive flood of water, up to waist level, it drains down, I think my dad will be upset at all the water around (?)

    + watching a scene from across a room, a hot girl in tight jeans is posing statically like a photo, then it becomes a moving scene of her having sex with her BF,
    Spoiler for sexy time:
    I say to the others standing around with me watching, "are you sure you want to be seeing this?" or something like that, they decide "no," and then the people watching disperse to their beds, it's sort of a large opening dormitory, I settle on to my bed and there'd a bed with a kid next to me, there's some adult monitor walking around the middle of the room (it's a very large room like in a barracks).


    by FryingMan on 04-30-2023 at 07:33 AM
    two nights ago:

    + stolen wallet (took it out of my bag, took all the cash/stuff, put the empty wallet back), in a room where a stylist / consultant is advising a client on their color range

    + riding the bridge to the city [DS], switching gears towards the top of the hill on the bridge, deva vu repeat the trip a second time and select a different path

    + conflict in the bathroom stall, group of (foreigners?) are aggressive and I tell them (in a foreign lang?) to go to the free stall next to us but they don't leave

    + moving through airport, an attendant welcomes me by name, I think they have face/biometric scanning in order to do that

    last night:
    a lot of scenes but many forgotten

    + cabin house on fire? walking around house, a bunch of people are camping out in a back yard area in the rain, in tents and in sleeping bags
    I'm really upset at losing the house but once inside I see that it's not burning

    + amusement park ride, jump to front of line, watch the ride zip around on the rails for a while

    + in a cafeteria, there are good/desirable areas and regular areas, I want the better ones but am not selected for those, walking through basic area, my foot hits a round fruit (peach?) on the floor, I sneak back into the better areas but they're closing down