10 Steps to Lucid Dreams is a free Android app which offers detailed tutorials for beginner lucid dreamers. Based on my 17 years of lucid dreaming, it teaches the fundamental skills required for increasing your dream recall and dream intensity, and producing vivid, conscious awareness in your dreams. With training, everyone, in theory, can learn to control their dreams this way.
This simple and user-friendly app is designed for beginners as an entry point to the marvelous land of conscious dreaming, breaking it down in the most straightforward way possible. Here we use 10 illustrated tutorials which create a clear path to launch your lucidity training.
The 10 steps are, in various forms, available in scientific literature and on the internet for anyone to learn how to lucid dream.
However, this information can be dense and complex (or otherwise over-simplified to the point of losing all meaning) and until now, lucid dreaming has been seen as a niche pursuit; something to which only Eastern yogis or highly dedicated individuals can aspire.
I'm here to deliver the clear light of lucidity: to breakdown the seemingly complicated techniques of visualization, meditation, memory cues, and falling asleep consciously, and show you how lucidity can be attained by any one, given the right lucid mindset.
Here are the 10 steps that will launch your lucidity quest:
In each step, I explain exactly what to do to develop your ability to have lucid dreams. Sometimes this means dedicating 10 minutes of practice before bed or when you wake up in the morning, and sometimes there are special tips on going back to sleep lucidly if you wake up in the night.
I'm not pretending this is a magic pill for lucid dreaming - we all know that developing a new skill as meaningful as this will take some commitment - but it may well be the best quick-start guide to learning dream control available today.
This Android app is suitable for all ages and the most basic level of experience - even if you don't currently remember any dreams. These intensive practices are based on my own extensive research and experience in the realm of lucidity, which is why I believe it could change the dream lives of hundreds of thoughts of dreamers around the world. See you on the other side.
Jeremiah Morelli is a whimsical fantasy artist and visual storyteller. He places conceptual fairytale creatures in vivid dreamscapes to capture the imagination. He's also a school teacher, and amazingly finds the time and motivation to create this huge gallery of artwork. Such light and dark fairytale paintings make beautiful places to visit in your lucid dreams.
Inspired and named for the notion of Flatland, artist and photographer Aydin Buyuktas has created a series of works where "a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises." Based on photos of Istanbul, Buyuktas explains: "We live in places that most of the times don't draw our attention, places that transform our memories, places that the artist gives another dimension; where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise. These works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visuality, ironic as well as a multidimensional romantic point of view."
One summer, the 19th century lucid dream researcher, Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Deny, took a bottle of an unfamiliar scent on his travels to France. He whiffed his scent-laden handkerchief by day, making an unconscious and emotional connection between the French countryside and his chosen scent. On returning home, he put the bottle away, out of sight and out of smell. His cunning plan was to have a servant sprinkle a few drops of the scent on his pillow at night. Lo and behold, Saint-Deny recorded dreams that took place at his vacation spot: the mountains of Ardeche.
Lately I've become a touch obsessed with the optical illusion paintings of Canadian artist, Rob Gonsalves. Everyone loves a good trick of the eye... but these paintings seem to be sprung straight from lucid dreams. Maybe it's their surreal nature. Or maybe it's the mockery of perspective. Gonsalves has spent decades perfecting his art, aiming to spark the imagination and jolt our expectations of reality at once. Check out the surprising results in these 22 visionary paintings. They're great lucid dream fodder.
Some people are born lucid dreamers. Others have to work at the ability to have lucid dreams. Regardless of how you get started, here are 11 signs that you're ready to wake up and take control of your dreams. 1. Your daydreams are intense. Do you have crazy vivid daydreams? Do you find it easy to fantasize visually? Such a knack for visualization makes it easier to drift into Wake Induced Lucid Dreams at night, or plant mnemonic cues to trigger Dream Induced Lucid Dreams. This is a natural advantage.
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?