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Virtual reality is upon us. But did you know that you already possess a far superior form of biological virtual reality? By Daniel Love.
Lucid Dreaming Experimentation 101 by Scott Lightman. Here's how the scientific method can help identify your best lucid dream induction technique.
Discover the three rules taught to all children in Senoi tribes to grow and develop in reality - and their dreams. By Viktoria G Duda.
Guest author Mark Adams shares 10 of his weirdest lucid dreams: from the toilet dreams of his childhood to attempted mutual dreams with his wife.
When used correctly, reality checks are one of the easiest ways to have lucid dreams. And yet many people only understand half the story. Stefan Zugor explains.
Ashton Aiden describes how he spontaneously began having regular lucid dreams - without any intention nor practice of well-known lucidity techniques.
Part 1: Sean Kelly shares how he hiked into the Himalayas to perform a tantric spiritual practice called Bhuta Shuddi (the cleansing of the five elements).
James Menta explains how he taught himself to lucid dream in high school - and how it kept him sane during the hardest years of his life.
Alexsandar Atanasoski shares his technique of visualization in a lucid dream to achieve targeted self improvement in waking life.
Viktória G Duda explains how she discovered Tibetan Dream Yoga and the idea that reality may not be what we think.
Adam Palmer recounts one of his most memorable out of body experiences, which he describes as being more real than waking reality.
Sean Kelly hits us with 3 crippling lucid dreaming mistakes that prevents most beginners ever getting a taste of their first lucid dream.
Samuel Eger explains how he initiated a lucid dream by focusing his consciousness on the movie Constantine, while his body fell asleep.
Arlindo Batista offers a detailed tutorial on entering The Phase State - a level of consciousness encompassing lucid dreams and out of body states.
Karen659 from The Travels of a Dream Walker explains how to induce OBEs and lucid dreams with her customized lucid dreaming techniques.
I was walking down a hallway with my dad when it happened. A dark, pointy figure grabbed me by the ankles and flung me down the hall. I was shocked and in pain. But before I knew what was happening, he marched over to me and did it again. He was furious. He was going to destroy me. And I had nothing. Except for my lucidity.
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?