How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

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How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Shadow » 04 Aug 2012 15:09

I wanna know how you guys discovered lucid dreaming, how old you were and how long it took you to have your first ld. I'll go first !

So it was a little bit before my 16th birthday (I'm 16 now) and I had stayed up all night. So I went to bed really tired and woke up in the middle of the night. To my suprise I couldn't move ! Sleep paralysis ! I heard this sinister voice and saw shadows moving on the wall. I was horrified. So later that day I went online to find some answers. I read alot of "supernatural" theories. People talking about demon possesions and old hag syndrome and stuff. I refused to believe any of that because i'm a Christian and I'm covered by the Blood and what not. I finnaly stumbled across this website and read the article on sleep paralysis. It all made sense when I looked at the facts.After I read than one article I was hooked and read like 50 more. That very same night I had my 1st dild :D

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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Auditore » 04 Aug 2012 15:19

Interesting story.
I'm 17 , and my first lucid dream I had in January of this year. It was naturally, back then I had no idea about lucid dreaming...so I wasn't practicing any of these methods I am currently doing.
I just waked up in my dream , and the second day I remembered how real it felt,about everything and after that , I was very interested about this, so I discovered this site...and the forum, a few days ago. :mrgreen:

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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby casey » 04 Aug 2012 15:35

When i was 14 (im 15 now) i was watching the show american dad and one of the characters was doing lucid dreams. It really interested me so i looked it up and read about it for weeks. I couldnt believe the things i read so I decided i would try it. It took me about a month to get my first LD probally because i used to smoked marijuana every night. After i had my first i had to have more and now i get 1 to 3 LDs a week.

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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby lucidinthe sky » 04 Aug 2012 17:05

Great question!

I read an article about it in an airline magazine during a flight. I was intrigued by the idea but thought it would be too difficult, time consuming and also would require wearing one of those masks you wear at night. I wanted to do it, but only made small efforts over the next 2 years. Finally I got serious and focused on doing it. After around 6 months of on-and-off effort, I had my first LD. Although it's only been 8 months since then, the experiences have been life changing. Wish I started earlier!
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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Shadow » 04 Aug 2012 17:11

lucidinthe sky wrote:Although it's only been 8 months since then, the experiences have been life changing. Wish I started earlier!
Ya definitely! It opens up so many doors. Meditation, psychology, speaking to your subconscious, tons of stuff ! Now I'm just fascinated with the human mind and brain and how we can create whole worlds in our head.

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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Guitar48300 » 04 Aug 2012 18:50

I discovered lucid dreaming at about mid march of this year.
I'm 17
For years I've been wanting to figure out how to control my dreams to have action-packed fantasy adventures. I usually google searched one web page with about 10 instructions and thats it. Eventually I'd forget I was trying to control my dreams due to loss of interest. Then this year, I got into the game Prototype and thought "Man I wish I could have all the powers and weapons of my favorite video games" Then I remembered dream control and thought "This time I'll go all over the internet to get all the dreams I want" and so I looked at different pages and I found Lucid dreaming on a DEILD instructions page. but DEILD was too hard so I moved on to looking for Lucid dream instructions. Eventually I found this website and stayed on it because of all the info it has.
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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Shadow » 04 Aug 2012 19:16

Ya to run up buildings and shift like alex mercer would be epic. Cool !

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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby torakrubik » 04 Aug 2012 22:06

I was researching synaesthesia on the internet, having recently self diagnosed myself with it last year. I stumbled across it's links with lucid dreaming, and then began to research dreams themselves. That's where it all began for me :)
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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Ryan » 05 Aug 2012 01:41

I've been projecting for as long as I can remember.

As a child, I always had dreams where I was myself... and I knew I was "dreaming".
I could fly, and do other neat things. It's just something I've always done.

It's funny that back when I was a child my "flying" was mostly just superman leaps. It's slowly progressed from that to me flapping my arms to stay in the air... to what it is now, which I just take off and fly like one would assume one to. LoL

Anyway, back when I was just finishing high school I came upon meditation and I started practicing it. Then, one day I came upon astral projection... I made the links between my dreaming experiences. It took me quite a while and many experiences before I made the connection between dreaming, lucid dreaming and astral projection/obes.
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Re: How did you get into lucid dreaming ?

Postby Shadow » 05 Aug 2012 02:26

Thats cool ryan. So did lucid dreaming and meditation come easy for you since basically you've been doing it since you were a kid ?


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