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?
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.
Have you ever seen a tiger in the clouds? How about Jesus in the gnarled bark of a tree - or Richard Dawkins in a coffee stain? This peculiar quirk of human psychology goes by the rather lovely sounding name of Pareidolia (say: pah-ray-doh-lee-a). Many great scientists have pondered the origins of this trait. The simplest explanation is an evolutionary one: being able to detect predatory faces and figures amid background noise gives you a greater chance of surivival.
Members of our lucid dream forum have been asking how to create dream characters in lucid dreams. The most common problem is having characters who look nothing like they should. Or they seem disinterested in your company. Or they fail to show up on command altogether. So, how to combat this? It's a matter of finding creative solutions that bypass logical expectations.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
Virtual reality is upon us. Shipping of the Oculus Rift began in April 2016. Vive launched in June. And Playstation VR breaks loose in October. These mind-expanding technologies are bringing interactive virtual worlds to gamers everywhere. But did you know that you already possess a far superior form of biological virtual reality? It stretches all the way back to before the discovery of fire. To the the dawn of our species.
Chloe is a natural lucid dreamer. That's to say that all of her dreams are conscious (lucid), highly realistic and incredibly vivid. She can remember these dreams as far back as being a toddler. That level of mindfulness we regular folk strive to achieve in our dreams is always present in her nightly escapades. Her dreams, by default, are highly intense, profound and acutely self aware.
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?