During the course of my lucid dream research, I've had the good fortune to engage in some fascinating expert interviews. In this section you'll hear from lifelong lucid dreamers, authors, directors, artists and teachers, each with their own personal interpretations and applications for conscious dreaming.
You will find conflicting theories of science and spirit in these pages. My intention is to give each subject his or her own platform to recount their personal experiences and interpretations.
An interview with Robert Waggoner, the leading lucid dream researcher, author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self and President-Elect of the IASD.
An interview with Charlie Morley, a holistic lucid dreaming teacher bringing together Western science and Tibetan Buddhist lucid dream practices.
An interview with Dr Keith Hearne, the British psychologist who created the first scientific proof of lucid dreaming with his ocular-signalling technique.
An interview with Daniel Love, creator of the Cycle Adjustment Technique, author of Are You Dreaming? and consultant to the upcoming show Anamnesis.
Rebecca Turner is the creator of the website World of Lucid Dreaming. In this interview she answers reader questions and shares her personal insights for beginner lucid dreamers.
Louis Dyer is a visionary artist inspired by lucid dreams, astral projections and meditation experiences. Discover more about the origins of his art and how it manifests on canvas.
Chloe is a natural lucid dreamer. For her entire living memory, all her dreams are highly lucid, realistic and vivid. I knew this was one lucid mind I had to probe.
Can lucid dreaming prepare us for the dying process? Why are we scared of death and how might bodiless lucid experiences help to reduce our fear?
An interview with Erin Pavlina, lucid dreamer and explorer of altered states, featuring her personal beliefs and insights into lucid dreaming and astral projection.
A lifelong lucid dreamer, this interview with Peter Maich covers his experiences of lucid energy/light, the conceptual dream void and taking Galantamine supplements to induce lucid dreams.
An interview with Dylan Howard, the Writer and Director of the film King Of Oneiros: a love story that takes place within a stunning lucid dream world.
Charlie Morley discusses his book, Dreams of Awakening, offering a Tibetan Buddhist approach to the mainstream community of Western lucid dreamers.
An interview with Esther Bertram - author of unique visionary fiction book November Fox - gives her perspective on consciousness, lucid dreaming and what she's got planned for the year 2100.
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?