Take a look at some advanced lucid dreaming practices - including creating music, psychological healing and in-dream therapy, interacting with the unconscious self and more.
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.
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.
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On the surface, this seems like an odd question to ask. Everybody feels like they have their own free will - whether it's a big decision like choosing their life partner, or a minor call like whether to keep reading this article. But when you break down the neurological process of conscious decision making, there is a distinct lack of evidence for free will. Scientific theories on cause and effect - and philosophical theories about the self - frequently rule out any need for a conscious decision maker at all.
If you saw the Christmas edition of Charlie Brooker's awesome Black Mirror [spoiler alert] you would have watched Jon Hamm mentally and emotionally torture an innocent woman living inside an egg. Ok, back up a bit. She wasn't really a woman. She just thought she was. One week earlier, Hamm's technical team implanted a 'cookie' into a real woman's eyeball. The cookie was an artifically intelligent computer chip. And over the next seven days it learned the personal preferences, thoughts and emotions of its female host. It even took on her life's memories.
Dream herbs are used to induce lucid dreaming, which, most accurately is described as an awareness that you are dreaming to the point that you can control dreams. But, on a more basic level, dream herbs also seem to be linked to increased dream recall or simply an awareness that you are dreaming even if you cannot control the dream. Today I'm going to summarize the best dream herbs for lucidity - as well as where to buy the seeds, how to grow and cultivate them, and what effects that have on your dreams.
My dream life is pretty intense. It always has been. And over the years I've categorized my dreams into five broad types. Here's how to identify the nature of your dreams and how you can turn any of them into lucid dreams. Studies reveal that the average person daydreams for a whopping 70-120 minutes of their waking day. Daydreaming is an important part of dream research. As with all types of dreams, you enter a kind of hypnotic trance and allow your unconscious thoughts to rise to the surface.
I'm half-asleep in bed, aware of fleeting dream images behind my closed eyelids. I start saying "I'm dreaming" in my head and shape the hypnagogia into a view across a lake. I place every detail in my mind's eye: the stillness of the water, the distant trees on the horizon, the twilight of the sky. I imagine my whole body in this space and it soon "pops" into existence and becomes a lucid dream. I cement my lucidity and breathe in the night air. It is beautiful. I must be somewhere in Scandinavia and this gives me the idea to summon the auroras.
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?