My name is Rebecca Turner. I'm a writer who's been lucid dreaming for 17 years. I founded this website to help people like you discover more about the experience of lucid dreaming: what it means, how to do it, how it can enhance your life, and what kind of crazy tricks you can do.
Whether it's flying over a virtual meadow, playing the hero in a zombie apocalypse, or asking the dream universe to surprise you, I'd like to share some of the awesome applications for lucid dreaming.
The year was 2008. After quitting my job as a financial journalist in London, I moved to New Zealand and had that sudden uncomfortable feeling that I lacked any sort of a career.
So I decided to start a website. A place where I could write about my love of lucid dreaming and the science of the brain. It started small, but quickly snowballed. It turned out the world desperately needed a decent source of geniune, useful information on lucid dreaming.
Today, World of Lucid Dreaming receives millions of international visitors, all with a common goal: to experience the exhilaration of conscious dreaming.
I've written three hundred articles on this site, delving into sleep, dreams and consciousness. For beginners who want to get lucid, I've written an intensive online course.
Having learned how to have lucid dreams myself as a teenager, I know it's a learnable skill. And experts agree that anyone can learn to lucid dream. So if you're intrigued by the idea of dream control, or even just consciously experiencing your dreams as they unravel, then I have lots to show you.
You can jump to this list of all my articles right now, or read on to hear my story.
You can also contact me if you have something really important to tell me. I don't have time to reply to all emails but I do try to read them all.
The earliest dream I can remember is when I was 4 or 5 years old.
I fell asleep in front of the TV one afternoon watching a Tom & Jerry cartoon... and had an exceptionally long, vivid dream about a cat chasing a mouse.
Even more bizarrely, the entire dream was in cartoon.
I woke up confused, unsure of what had been a dream and what was real. How do we define real, anyway?
Years later, at age 14, after reading an article on lucid dreaming, I actively sought to have my very first lucid dream. I can remember it vividly:
It was like a light switch had turned on in my head.
Suddenly I existed in a hypersensory alternate reality, in which anything I could conceive of came true.
What was this phantom place?
The Magic Gateway by Jeremiah Morelli
At first, I was stunned by the realism of my dream reality. For the first time in my life, I was awake and aware in a completely separate reality. It was like a science-fiction movie. I couldn't get my head around it.
At the same time, I was overjoyed by the realization that I could control and direct my awareness within my supersensory dreamstate. Anything was possible.
I practiced more advanced lucid dreaming induction techniques so that I could have more of these dreams and explore further into the depths of my mind.
Sometimes I can lucid dream every night, or even multiple times per night. It can be as easy telling myself to lucid dream as I go to sleep. It'll just happen spontaneously.
In all my lucid dreams, I know I am dreaming and I increase the intensity of the dream at will. I can 'turn up' my level of consciousness, allowing me to see, hear, feel, taste and smell everything as vividly as waking life.
I can create my own dramatic scenery, teleport to anywhere in the universe, interact with dream figures and speak directly to my unconscious mind.
This is where I start to get lost for words. Which sucks as a writer. Because no matter what I say here, I can't convey the beauty and emotion of a truly inspired lucid dream. I'll just start to sound fluffy and hippy. But the feelings are real - and it's extraordinary.
A great lucid dream can change the way you view the waking world. Imagine then, summoning a lifetime of lucid dreams.
They Came From The Sky by Dawid Michalczyk
The most exciting way to initiate a lucid dream is with the WILD technique. It's exciting because you can induce a lucid dream directly from a waking state, with no lapse in consciousness.
This makes it the most vivid kind of lucid dream experience possible.
The WILD method requires good focus and visualization, so anyone well versed in meditation may find it comes naturally. If you have no experience of meditation, that's ok. This is a learnable skill, remember.
The onset of a WILD is marked by allowing your physical body to fall asleep in bed, while your conscious mind remains awake. Soon, you will "pop" into the lucid dreamscape with complete immersion:
Lucid dreams really are something else. To top it all, they often feel euphoric because, hey, you can do anything you want.
In other conscious dreams, I have:
And I'm not alone. There are millions of people who have these intense and exotic dreams. Fortunately, every one of us is capable of lucid dreaming, with the right tuition. So don't hold back.
Discovering lucid dreaming was a life-changing process. It evolved my perception of reality and consciousness. It gave me new ways to explore my own identity, to create music and digital art, even to develop fictional characters in my writing.
I've been waking up in my dreams for 17 years now. I can't wait to pass on the benefits of lucid dreaming to my son, Fox, as soon as he's old enough to understand the concept.
I hope you choose to join me on a scientific approach to one of the most exciting mental skills that you can learn. To wake up in your dreams and discover another world within.
PS - If you're interested in learning how to lucid dream, the best place to start is my online course. This contains 30 illustrated tutorials, interactive quizzes and meditation audios to help you master the art of dream control.
One way to have more frequent lucid dreams is to keep the idea firmly on the brain every day. It's called dream incubation. I encourage you to follow me on social media for more frequent lucidity jogs:
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