It’s been a hectic year at World of Lucid Dreaming.
We’ve had a new editor (me), some viral articles from Rebecca – and some incredibly thoughtful guest contributions from Daniel Love.
Some of you may be familiar with Daniel already.
He's the author of the Amazon bestselling book, "Are You Dreaming?", founder of Lucid Dreaming Day - and one of the most widely respected forces in the promotion and research of lucidity.
So I’m very excited to announce a new partnership that is really going to push the boundaries of how we understand and apply the skill of lucid dreaming.
For the last year, Daniel has been preparing to make ready for his new project - one designed to explore and advance lucid dreaming and its many applications.
The goal is not only to offer a rational and realistic perspective to lucid dreaming (as an antidote to the large amounts of misleading information that can be found online),
But to explore the techniques and skills of lucid dreaming, with a particular accent as to how these can be applied to your life and experience of the universe.
With the right approach the techniques, philosophies and science behind lucidity can be applied to almost any aspect of waking life.
It's a subject that - when seen as more than a curiosity - has a huge potential for lifestyle development and self-improvement.
And I’m 100% with him on that!
In fact, I’m so excited about it, I can barely drink my chamomile tea.
The Lucid Guide will bring a voice to real-world lucid dreamers. It will deliver a new series of books and brand new, cutting-edge digital content, aimed at bringing lucid dreaming into the 21st century.
World of Lucid Dreaming will be the exclusive platform on which to read Daniel’s new written content.
So keep your eyes open! (um, well not whilst you’re sleeping – sorry, couldn’t resist)
There’s going to be plenty of exciting new material on the horizon, exploring themes that have to date only barely been touched on.
So while you're waiting, make sure to subscribe to Daniel's new YouTube Channel
And - as if that were not exciting enough - to celebrate this new project Daniel is offering free entry into a seasonal draw to win the REM Dreamer Pro!
If the channel reaches 1000 subscribers by January the 1st, then everyone who has subscribed is entered into the draw.
So: do it now, it's free and painless!
It's an exciting time to be a lucid dreamer!
A lot has happened in the last 5 months. But how did we go from business as usual to changing the face of the entire lucid dreaming supplements industry? It’s a story that I think will interest you – and you might even learn a thing or two in the process. When I was first taken on-board as Chief Lucidity Officer in 2016, one of the first things I was tasked with was taking a good look at our operations and giving things a bit of an overhaul.
To lucid dream is to examine an intensely heightened state of self awareness, with all the senses activated - a uniquely human experience. What's more, lucid dreaming offers profound benefits that touch all of us, no matter our culture, beliefs or life circumstances. Ultimately, I think all of these benefits put together could play a serious role in advancing the human race.
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.
Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be intense and magical and a little bit spooky. This turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. Becoming aware in the dreamstate is like entering another world. One where physical laws can be manipulated (there is no spoon, Neo) and your fantasies can come true in an instant. There's definitely something magical about that - and it's as if the lucid dream world is a living, breathing organism that can react to your very thoughts.
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?
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...