Lucid dreaming is now more popular than ever - and is certainly on the radar of journalists, directors and writers. This section is dedicated to lucid dreaming in the media. It features movie reviews, documentaries, science experiments, and other interesting media mentions.
Media Molecule is producing a surreal video game in which users can create their dreams through their PlayStation 4 console - and then explore the dreamworlds of others.
This year on April 12, 2015, lucid dreamers around the world unite to celebrate Lucid Dreaming Day. Check out the events and competitions here.
An Inception review by a lucid dreamer; starring Leo DiCaprio and delving into the world of unconscious realities and the mystery of consciousness.
Learn how to master lucid dreaming, Inception style! Program your unconscious mind to lucid dream like Leo DiCaprio and Ellen Page.
The high profile lucid dream explorer, Robert Waggoner, describes the top 10 things he likes about Christopher Nolan's lucid dreaming movie: Inception.
This is how Avatar threw me back into a lucid dream world, where fantasy meets reality, complete with amazing visuals that emulate the lucid dreamscape.
Vanilla Sky: a review of the lucid dreaming movie starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. A tale of life, love, science and reality.
The Good Night Review - a guest article by Dan tea. A lucid dreaming movie starring Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman and Danny De Vito. Full review.
Translating Dreams is a unique KickStarter project to translate the first Western book on lucid dreaming: Les Reves by Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys.
Lucid Dream Explorers: A DVD documentary review. Check out this lucid dreaming DVD featuring interviews with top lucid dream experts Dr Stephen LaBerge and Dr Alan Wallace.
Lucidity is a new XBox Live and PC game by LucasArts for lucid dreamers and puzzle lovers everywhere. Enter Sofi's dreamscape and discover the laws of lucidity.
Wake Up! A lucid dreaming DVD exploring the potential of lucid dreams - focusing on creative expression, psychotherapeutic healing and spiritual growth.
If we're completely honest, lucid dreaming isn't really known for being the most social of interests. In fact, often it's a lone pursuit - just you, your dream journal and the landscape of your mind. But this technique called PAL (or Partner Assisted Lucidity) breaks down that wall and turns lucid dream exploration into a social event.
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.
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...
Silene Capensis has been used for millennia by the Xhosa shaman of the river valleys in the eastern cape of South Africa, where it is known as Undela Ziimhlophe or 'white paths'. It's fragrant white flowers open only at night, when they emit a fragrant and almost hypnotising aroma. Also known as African Dream Herb or Ubulawu, Silene Capensis induces spectacularly vivid dreams - yet has never entered the mainstream and remains a fringe taste within western culture.
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?