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.
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?