So you want a real challenge for your next lucid dream? Check out these thought experiments.
Pete Casale explains how he created the original song Lucid inside a lucid dream, then painstakingly replicated it digitally in the waking world.
As a lucid dreamer you have a rich source of surreal imagery and raw emotional expression. Learn how to digitally paint your lucid dreams on the iPad.
You've probably heard of many of these classic novels before. But did you know they were all inspired by the authors' dreams?
Discover 10 remarkable dreams of scientists, writers, musicians, mathematicians and inventors who subsequently changed the course of human history.
Want to get your hands on some futuristic technology? Then why not use your lucid dreams to explore new scientific concepts and developments?
Discover how Lucidology's video tutorials convey original WILD techniques like the OBE Exit.
Clinical psychologist J. Timothy Green emphasizes the power of lucid dreaming to provide a cure for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adults alike.
My fear of spiders represented something big. An intrinsic belief that stemmed from my childhood - that the world was big and dark and scary and I was powerless in it.
In 17 years of lucid dreaming, I've learned a lot of profound, useful and surprising lessons about the nature of dreams and consciousness.
Do you suffer from phobias? PTSD? Anxiety? Lucid dreaming may hold the cure for you. Robert Waggoner cites compelling cases of lucid dreams in therapy.
Dream characters represent multiple aspects of our memories, thoughts, fears and desires. It explains why, in any given dream, no two faces are the same.
Can lucid dreams be used to heal the body? Take a look at Robert Waggoner's lucid dream research into this controversial aspect of lucid dreaming.
Here's the big secret that I wish I had known when I started out. You're about to learn why waking sleep paralysis is the holy grail for lucid dreamers and out of body explorers.
The Stop, Drop and Roll is a sleep command to quickly put your body to sleep while remaining consciously aware. It opens the gateway to a lucid dream.
Sleep paralysis is a protection mechanism that stops you acting out your dreams. For intrepid dreamers, it's a gateway to lucid dreams.
Discover five new sleep commands that you can use to quickly trick the body into falling asleep.
Did you know that about 90% of your body's tension is in about 10% of your muscles? Here's how to target those key areas to relax and fall asleep quickly.
This article sums up how to optimize your brain chemistry for more lucid dreams - and how to use the sun to avoid the number one mistake in OBEs.
Does it take you a while to fall asleep at night? Do you find your mind dwelling on various thoughts before you're able to finally drift off and relax into sleep?
A superb technique for interacting with your lucid dream self - or the awareness behind the dream. An advanced application, yet so easy to perform and yields amazing results.
There is one prerequisite for becoming an intrepid dream explorer - an abundance of lucid dreams. But what if you're having a lucid dreaming dry spell?
Are dream orgasms real? Why are lucid dreams so erotically charged? How can you initiate lucid dream sex with other dream characters? Ryan Hurd explains.
How Interstellar inspired me to experience the fifth dimension in lucid dreams. A layman's poke at conceptualizing five dimensions in the dream space.
In Are You Dreaming? Daniel Love treats us to a modern and comprehensive analysis of the lucid dreaming landscape.
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?