‘A lucid dream is a dream in which the person is aware that he or she is dreaming while the dream is in progress, also known as a conscious dream. When the dreamer is lucid, he or she can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can be extremely real and vivid depending on a person’s level of self-awareness during the lucid dream.’
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Wow, do you know the potential of actually being able to dream lucidly? It won’t be ‘real’, but at least it will be FUN!! and I can FINALLY have a reason to love sleeping and turn myself back into a normal man!
It’s like the equivalent of finding a genie! except this ‘genie’ CAN be found and grants you unlimited wishes! although they are not ‘real’ but at least it’s better than nothing!
There are a couple of induction methods, but I’ll just list one since it’s pretty descriptive, just go to wiki and read yourself if you want.
Lucid Dream Supplements (LDS)
The Lucid Dream Supplement (LDS) technique was co-founded by Scot Stride and Thomas Yuschak in October, 2005. This technique received its motivation from seminal research initially carried out by LaBerge in 2004. The LDS method uses primarily non-prescription supplements that are ingested to produce favorable conditions for the brains neurotransmitters and receptor sites during REM sleep. By increasing or balancing the levels of Acetylcholine, Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine the person can significantly influence dream vividness, memory, clarity, awareness and mood. Enhancing these mental states during REM sleep significantly increases the odds of becoming lucid. The LDS technique can be combined with other techniques (like WBTB or WILD) to complement or amplify them to produce even better results. Yuschak describes the details of the technique in his book. Based on anecdotal accounts from various website forums, many people who have experienced difficulties with the other techniques, for whatever reason, are using LDS as an aid in overcoming their obstacles. Some people use LDS to jump start their LD practice and then move on to one of the other traditional methods. Other people use it recreationally to experience more memorable and vivid dreams than they normally would. Most, if not all, of the LDS research occurring today is by private study groups not affiliated with any university, corporate or government agency.
There’s also a couple of ways to find out whether you’re dreaming or not via
Common reality tests include:
* The nose reality check: Pinch your nose and if you are able to breathe without using your mouth, it is a dream.
* Try to stick your finger through the palm of your hand.
* Looking at one’s digital watch (remembering the time), looking away, and looking back. As with text, the time will probably have changed randomly and radically at the second glance or contain strange letters and characters. (Analog watches do not usually change in dreams, while digital watches have great tendency to do so.)
* Flipping a light switch. Light levels rarely change as a result of the switch flipping in dreams.
* Looking into a mirror; in dreams, reflections from a mirror often appear to be blurred, distorted, incorrect or frightening.
* Looking at the ground beneath one’s feet or at one’s hands. If one does this within a dream the difference in appearance of the ground or one’s hands from the normal waking state is often enough to alert the conscious to the dream state.
There’s even a section about prolonging your dream once you know you’re dreaming so you can enjoy more of whatever your are dreaming about. pretty cool!
I remembered I had a dream once where I was flying, and it was actually quite fun, so no cookies for guessing what i’ll actually do if i ever achieve the ability to lucid dream.