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.
Here's a good question. If a lucid dream is any dream in which you know you're dreaming, then why aren't we always lucid in dreams? Why doesn't it just become the default state of dreaming? Why do we accept our dreams of flying pigs and dinosaurs as an extension of waking life? What is the mechanism for defaulting to non-lucid dreams? Intriguingly, scientists have approached this question from three different angles./p>
What do blind people dream about? Can they "see" in their dreams? Take a look at scientific studies into the dreams of the blind, colorblind, and black-and-white dreamers. In 1999, dream researchers at the University of Hartford analyzed 372 dreams of 15 blind people. They found that both the congenitally blind and those who went blind before five years old did not have any visual dreams at all. That's because our dreams are made up of real world experiences and our innermost thoughts, anxieties and desires. So for someone who has never perceived images or light (or can't remember any) their dreams simply can't manifest visually.
Not long ago, scientists at Frankfurt University discovered how to produce lucid dreams with electronic stimulation. It was a world first. And - astonishingly - it worked in non-lucid dreamers 77% of the time. Now you can buy the same technology for yourself. The foc.us V2 - which delivers the proven optimum 40 Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) - was originally developed to increase working memory in video gamers and improve sleep.
As technology continues to move us towards more immersive dreamlike experiences, one can only wonder what digital wonders lay just beyond the horizon of tomorrow. We may also question just how the future of virtual reality will impact the study and practice of lucid dreaming. Are we, perhaps, the last generation to whom lucid dreaming will maintain an appeal?
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.
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?