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      Mancon's Simple Visualization WILD Technique

      For those who haven't seen my old WILD guide, view it here.



      My old guide described the basics of WILDing but did not include my own personal technique. This guide will be focused on visualization. When reading this guide, you should have a basic understanding on WILDing as I won't be defining any general terms such as SP.

      Visualization..

      When doing this technique, it is preferable you have a great imagination and can visualize/imagine things well. If you tend to day dream, V-WILDing is recommended for you! Your imagination is what makes this technique work. If you want to work on visualizing you should Google 'visualization excercises'. They will really help.

      Okay, so first of all imagine a scene you would like to start a lucid dream in. I like to imagine sitting in a vivid grass field leaning against a continuous white picket fence. The more details, the better. Remember to include most of your senses. Are there going to be any other people in that scene? Any particular smells? Anything you can taste? Any unusual surfaces you can feel? It may help to draw it out if you are an artist.

      Imagine yourself sitting in that scene or standing still just watching everything around you. This will be the dream scene you'll start your WILD in.

      Time To Dream!

      Get up at the ideal time for you to WILD and do what ever you need to do before you get started. Go to the the bathroom or anything else before starting.

      So many WILD guides focus a lot on SP, HH, etc. These are good but when people are trying to WILD all they start think about is SP, HH, transitioning, and their actual body. In my opinion, you should be focusing on the DREAM and not so much on SP.

      Get into bed and lay still in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and relax, but don't fall asleep! You want to stay aware enough to get into the dream. Now visualize your dream scene and focus on it. Remember to use all senses while imagining. Notice the things around you in the scene. Don't be focused on SP or anything else..just the dream scene. The hardest thing about this is not falling alseep. Practice makes perfect! After visualizing for a while, you will feel a noticeable transition from just imagining the scene to actually being in the scene. Do a reality check and off you go! Simple at that!

      This was a short and sweet guide but should help a lot of people. Keep it simple! Don't stress about HH and how WILDing doesnt work for you. Just make up a dream scene, focus on it, try it a few times, and get lucid! Not everyone gets it right away so keep trying!

      EDIT: If you guys need a good tutorial on how to visualize well, check out this article I found. Has some great tips for you guys.

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      Great guide and one of the most important aspects of this technique is that it doesn't have to be a repetitive thing like same scene you can imagine new scenes to make it less boring.

      One night I tried visualising and I could swear it became more real but I never entered the dream presumably as I hadn't had any prior sleep I wasn't intending to become Lucid only practising my visualisation. So yeah, I'll try what you mention and post any positive reuslts of the next few days/weeks.

      Problem is, I've tried this sort of thing and I tend to fall asleep way to fast so I'll have to practise on that.

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      Thank you alot! great guide, i will certainly try this tonight!

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      Another great little gem, Mancon. Trying this tonight

      Where do you get your stock images from? They're awesome.
      My Lucid Dreaming Articles/Tutorials:
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      Intent in Lucid Dreaming; Break that Dry-Spell, Escape the Technique Rut

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      But you know I know when it's a dream
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      That is I think I disagree

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      Thanks guys. Yeah, Dan, falling asleep can be a problem. You just need to work on it and you'll get better :p

      Ctharlhie..I just search weird terms in Google images XD. I think I searched "vivid imagination room" for this one.

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      Ooooooh myyy Gaaaaaaawwwwd
      THANK YOU


      P.S. I feel special that this was inspired by me c:

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      Thank you Mancon for this guide. I have been working on a similar process for a while.

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      Great stuff as always Mancon, I still have the habit of looking forward for SP, HI, etc., and I have a pretty good sense of creating things in my mind. Thank you for the guide.
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      Nice guide, Mancon.

      I almost pulled this off without even trying the other night, I got so close. :< I didn't think about it at the time, but reading that made me realize that I was moving around in my visualization. It was still really strong, but didn't work out in the end. I'll try sitting still the next time I give it a go.

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      So would doing V-WILD skip the HH part of it? If you are focused on 'seeing' one scene will random images not appear in your mind?

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      I seemed to have pretty cool results with this even when I idly tried it when I first went to bed the other night. I imagined sitting in a field leaning against a picket fence as you suggested, everything was bathed in the honey-glow of a sunset, really beautiful, I was amazed at the imagery I could consciously conjure up when I was on the edge of sleep, and I was working in the tactile sensations really well, I was starting to lose track of my body in bed. The visualisation started to take on the depth of a hypnagogic dreamlet. My attention was drawn to the bottom of the valley where a brook wound under an old stone bridge where there were two people crossing. I suddenly felt my attention snap back to my body and my heart was racing, my breathing shallow and my limbs felt numb.

      I'm looking forward to trying this with WBTB.
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      Sounds great Ctarlhie! Hope it works for you during WBTB

      Quote Originally Posted by enak101 View Post
      So would doing V-WILD skip the HH part of it? If you are focused on 'seeing' one scene will random images not appear in your mind?
      It is possible to still have some HH, but with this technique they are likely to be related to what you're visualizing. Just do your best and keep focused on your scene.

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      yay!

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      I can't wait to try this tonight! I'm going to use it when I first go to bed and as a WBTB. Will post results tomorrow.
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      It's weird. I always use 1st person visualization but currently I haven't been able to visualize properly, 1st or 3rd person, even though I reach a very deep state of relaxation

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      Well I said I would post results, so here it is.

      At first I just tried doing normal WILD, and I couldn't go to sleep or make anything happen. After about an hour of no success, I decided to try this. Once again, I couldn't sleep. Why? Well I have an explanation for this. I was NOT completely sober, and I had taken a pre-workout supplement in the afternoon that gives the body a ton of caffeine. The supplement was most likely still in my system a little bit. So, the lack of soberness caused my thoughts to be pretty scattered and the supplement kept me up. 2 very bad combinations for lucid dreaming if you ask me. Lol.

      These results really don't count, I will try this again.

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      Faxman: Keep trying! I'm sure your visualization will be better soon.

      Huntsreet: What time did you WILD at? The pills probably had something to do with it but it could be the time. You're new here right? A lot of newbies don't realize you are supposed to wake up 4-7 hours after sleeping and THEN attempt the WILD. Trying to WILD before bed can be very difficult. Anyway, keep up the attempts! Good luck

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      Ok I will try this. I don't know if I can visualize well, but when I hear music I always try to imagine a scene (about a game, movie, etc...), maybe I can do something.

      So you just visualize a scene, imersing in it and hopefully you will already be in the scene right?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cardeal View Post
      Ok I will try this. I don't know if I can visualize well, but when I hear music I always try to imagine a scene (about a game, movie, etc...), maybe I can do something.
      That probably means you visualise well.
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      Ok, I will try this out tonight and in the next days. I will be posting results.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Ctharlhie View Post
      That probably means you visualise well.
      I have pretty poor visualization skills, but I consider myself a fairly musical person and often hear vivid music in my head. (I think naturally I've paid more attention to audio than visual and that may be why, but I am trying to pay more attention to what I see.) But anyway, the thought occurred to me today that I might be able to use this to my advantage to form a dream, by starting with hearing music in my head and allowing a scene or images to form around it until I can actually materialize in the dream. This seems like basically the same thing to me except using a different sense to initiate the process. What do you think? Is this a good idea?

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      Cadeal, sounds about right. Good luck!

      Quote Originally Posted by DinoSawr View Post
      I have pretty poor visualization skills, but I consider myself a fairly musical person and often hear vivid music in my head. (I think naturally I've paid more attention to audio than visual and that may be why, but I am trying to pay more attention to what I see.) But anyway, the thought occurred to me today that I might be able to use this to my advantage to form a dream, by starting with hearing music in my head and allowing a scene or images to form around it until I can actually materialize in the dream. This seems like basically the same thing to me except using a different sense to initiate the process. What do you think? Is this a good idea?
      Yeah, anything you can do is great. Also visualizing isn't just about seeing things. It involves all senses. Hearing, Taste, etc. Any technique you use to help you imagine a dream scene in your head is gold. Just keep practicing and you'll be WILDing before you know it!

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      Cool, thanks!

      Right now I'm trying to focus on consistency with my dream recall and relaxing at night to MILD. I read your guide on newbie mistakes, so I'm trying to take it slow

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      Ok I will start to say that I actually had my 2nd WILD thanks to you man!! Thanks!

      Did a WBTB, did some other stuff and went to bed. I started to try to visualize a tropical beach, since that the waves are relaxing, plus the warm sun, and the warm wind... walked a bit and I sat on the sand. Tried to feel the sand in my hands, thewind blowing into my face, the warmth of the sun, see the sea and the waves and the smell of salty water. Its HARD to do that all at the same time, so I did all I could, without forcing.

      Then I don't know why I imagined a boat passing by the sea (I was wtf?) and I let it pass. Some thoughts of imagining other stuff came by and I let them be. Then I don't remember quite well, I must have left my imaginagion gone wild. I just remembered of having a strong daydream of me playing call of duty, then I stopped and felt that my bedroom wasnt feeling right, did a RC and I proved that I was already dreaming. But differently to what your guide says (the scene that you're imagining will be your dreamscape), by imagining I entered a dream without noticing it, because I was still in my bedroom.

      The LD pretty much sucked, it lasted 3 seconds xD But there are months since I last had one. So I will continue to use this method and I will do visualization exercises, like imagining what I just saw, etc...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cardeal View Post
      Ok I will start to say that I actually had my 2nd WILD thanks to you man!! Thanks!

      Did a WBTB, did some other stuff and went to bed. I started to try to visualize a tropical beach, since that the waves are relaxing, plus the warm sun, and the warm wind... walked a bit and I sat on the sand. Tried to feel the sand in my hands, thewind blowing into my face, the warmth of the sun, see the sea and the waves and the smell of salty water. Its HARD to do that all at the same time, so I did all I could, without forcing.

      Then I don't know why I imagined a boat passing by the sea (I was wtf?) and I let it pass. Some thoughts of imagining other stuff came by and I let them be. Then I don't remember quite well, I must have left my imaginagion gone wild. I just remembered of having a strong daydream of me playing call of duty, then I stopped and felt that my bedroom wasnt feeling right, did a RC and I proved that I was already dreaming. But differently to what your guide says (the scene that you're imagining will be your dreamscape), by imagining I entered a dream without noticing it, because I was still in my bedroom.

      The LD pretty much sucked, it lasted 3 seconds xD But there are months since I last had one. So I will continue to use this method and I will do visualization exercises, like imagining what I just saw, etc...
      Nice man! At least it worked! This gives me hope. I'll be trying tonight. Once again, will post results later. I haven't had time to mess with LDing lately.

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