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The hypnagogia

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 12:01
by Dynamo
Hey guys!

So I am trying this total relaxation technique from rebecca's 10 steps to LD.
She sais: "get total relaxation by relaxing each body part" then step 2 is to see patterns and stuff.

I relax each body part and when I am done I feel pretty relaxed. But that is it. I get no hypnagogia.
Once when I did it the relaxation, I felt someone was turning my around in my bed with 100miles/hour .
I ignored it for a few seconds then I cancelled the relaxation and it stopped.
What do I do wrong? I also can't listen to mp3 music at night.

thanks already

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 12:20
by JonSnowLD
Hypnagogia occurs at the onset of sleep-so you have to basically be at the point of relaxation where you are nearly asleep. try maybe combining your relaxation with meditation when you're going to sleep?

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 08:48
by taniaaust1
Not everyone gets hypnagogia. If you are one of those people it doesnt at all mean that you cant LD as many of us still do.

If one technique doesnt work for you after giving it a good go, then try another. Dont get discouraged.

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 30 Jul 2014 04:55
by Xtreme_Walrus
taniaaust1 wrote:Not everyone gets hypnagogia. If you are one of those people it doesnt at all mean that you cant LD as many of us still do.

If one technique doesnt work for you after giving it a good go, then try another. Dont get discouraged.

Could you explain this for me real quick? So a couple of weeks ago I was trying a WILD after waking up pretty early in the morning. I went into paralysis and started seeing a bunch of vibrant colors. This keeps going on for a long time. I hear an auditory hallucination and then I lose consciousness and wake up in the morning.

So was that hypnagogia, or a dream?

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 30 Jul 2014 08:55
by JonSnowLD
taniaaust1 wrote:Not everyone gets hypnagogia.

This is a good point-I don't experience hypnagogia very often myself.

And that sounds like hypnagogia to me Xtreme-walrus!

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Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 07:21
by taniaaust1
Xtreme_Walrus wrote: Could you explain this for me real quick? So a couple of weeks ago I was trying a WILD after waking up pretty early in the morning. I went into paralysis and started seeing a bunch of vibrant colors. This keeps going on for a long time. I hear an auditory hallucination and then I lose consciousness and wake up in the morning.

So was that hypnagogia, or a dream?


Hypnagogia. That can sometimes be turned into a dream esp when one starts getting the auditory hallucinations. If its voices you start to hear, in your head try to talk back to them.

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 22:45
by Xtreme_Walrus
taniaaust1 wrote:
Xtreme_Walrus wrote: Could you explain this for me real quick? So a couple of weeks ago I was trying a WILD after waking up pretty early in the morning. I went into paralysis and started seeing a bunch of vibrant colors. This keeps going on for a long time. I hear an auditory hallucination and then I lose consciousness and wake up in the morning.

So was that hypnagogia, or a dream?


Hypnagogia. That can sometimes be turned into a dream esp when one starts getting the auditory hallucinations. If its voices you start to hear, in your head try to talk back to them.

Well actually the auditory hallucination was the sound of a brick smashing on the floor next to me, jolting me awake. It was quite the experience haha.

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 23:31
by pennysuede
The few times I tried, I was easily able to enter hynagogia within minutes is by allowing my body to feel so light and floaty to the point its almost "uncomfortable". as I feel floaty, I feel (not think) about being close to the top of the room- no expectations. With my eyes closed, this is when I see the goemetric shapes forming (my eyes closed) after that music, and after that my minds eye opens and Im in a dream. I skip the relaxing every part of my body and jump right in to feeling as floaty and light as I can. Hope this helps you too!

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 21:09
by Derpybunneh
I know how you feel. I can't get any hypnagogia... :cry:

Re: The hypnagogia

Posted: 06 Feb 2015 11:19
by taniaaust1
Xtreme_Walrus wrote:
taniaaust1 wrote:
Xtreme_Walrus wrote: Could you explain this for me real quick? So a couple of weeks ago I was trying a WILD after waking up pretty early in the morning. I went into paralysis and started seeing a bunch of vibrant colors. This keeps going on for a long time. I hear an auditory hallucination and then I lose consciousness and wake up in the morning.

So was that hypnagogia, or a dream?


Hypnagogia. That can sometimes be turned into a dream esp when one starts getting the auditory hallucinations. If its voices you start to hear, in your head try to talk back to them.

Well actually the auditory hallucination was the sound of a brick smashing on the floor next to me, jolting me awake. It was quite the experience haha.


On the rare occassions I get it, I use hypnagogia be it audio or whatever to help get me into a dream. If I heard a brick smashing on the floor I would of focused on trying to go and see the smashed brick by just thinking about myself doing that as if I was doing so or mentally calling out, did anyone throw a brick?

I myself try to engage with any subconscious stuff coming in to help take myself into the LD.. while others do the opposite. So experiment with these things.