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A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that she or he is dreaming. When the dreamer is lucid, she or he can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can seem extremely real and vivid depending on a person's level of self-awareness during the lucid dream.[1]

The term was coined by the Dutch Psychiatrist and writer Frederik van Eeden (1860-1932).[2]

A lucid dream can begin in one of three ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes that he or she is dreaming, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state with no apparent lapse in consciousness. A mnemonic-initiated lucid dream (MILD) can happen when the dreamer intentionally affirms to himself or herself that he or she will become lucid during the upcoming sleep. Reaching lucidity can sometimes occur due to dream-signs or spontaneously upon remembrance.

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Wasn't sure if this should be merged with the dream thread or not. If it should be, feel free to do so! Here's a little bit of information for those who do not know what Lucid Dreaming is. I've experienced this numerous times and it's actually quite fun, especially during dreams that are out there! Has anyone else experienced Lucid Dreaming?

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Only a handful of times has this occurred to me while sleeping.

Several times in my life I have experienced lucid dreaming while ambulatory or, one might say, sleepwalking or "awake." These tended to last for a week or two at a time, though I haven't had this to a great degree within the last couple of years. Sometimes the dream starts to reveal itself as such in "waking" moments, and I instinctively gravitate away from it and gravitate towards it, depending on some factors such as when I need to "function" in the 3D world, I gravitate away from waking lucid dreams. When I can relax and don't need to "function," then I can let the dreaming commence. Since I live in a forest in the middle of nowhere, I have the liberty of doing this much of the time.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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I use to lucid dream a-lot.
Not of late.
But to be hoenst it's not on my radar right now.
I'm sure if it became important to me again (which it might eventually)that I could get it going again.
It use to fascinate and amaze me. As well as occasionally unnerve me.
These days too much energy is needed for my waking life, can't spare any for all that right now...but hopefully..someday..I will.

I encourage anyone with an interest in lucid dreaming or out of body experiences to get a few books and go for it.
It's quite an adventure.

But be warned , it can get weird and scary at times.

There is a-lot of cross over for anyone opening their minds up to lucid dreaming and OOBEing and then dealing with disembodied spirits and such..so if you can't deal with that kind of thing..you might want to steer clear of it all.

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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I'm not sure I understand lucid dreaming 😕

I get images at times...(often when I'm falling asleep)...which I don't understand..but yet feel..

like pages, in visual, that can emerge in black and white,and just be scenes,
randomly making no sense..?
also see the faces...that melt ,into other type faces...sequences...just every so often....
and wonder why am I seeing these?..faces.?..

why..why..why..

too many why's... Laugh 😕 ..its interesting though....

the whole dream aspect of much of "life"..animals need it..humans need some amount of "kick back" time....though I have heard of brilliant scientists...who survived on very little sleep time.

Many spiritual "truths" that are taught today are based on dreams that were had ..or allegedly "given"...

Interesting topic..still trying to figure out my dreams..

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Sheye, it's mainly dreaming but being aware that a person is dreaming and being able to control your own actions while you are dreaming. I hope that makes more sense for you!

I have a question for anyone who might be able to help. When I was 'dreaming,' I was breaking my cell phone, by throwing it against the walls of my apartment when I was living there and driving my pickup over my cell phone to try and break it. Don't ask me why I was trying to break it, I was dreaming! The weird part of the story is when I woke up the next morning my phone was broke and was falling a part! The only thing holding it together was one little screw by the part where you flip open a phone. The night before it was fine, nothing wrong with it. Has anyone ever had any other experiences like this? This isn't the only time something like this has happened to me either while I was 'dreaming.'

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The only thing holding it together was one little screw by the part where you flip open a phone. The night before it was fine, nothing wrong with it. Has anyone ever had any other experiences like this? This isn't the only time something like this has happened to me either while I was 'dreaming.'

It would be nice to have video camera on myself sleeping the whole night..I'd like to observe how i tossed and turned occasionally,...and would be nice for playback for you, nightwolf^^^ concerning the above quote..

I'd be on my security cameras so quick...lol..and if they had been tampered with,,then I'd really start getting worried Laugh 😎 😕

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I used to have horrible nightmares as a child. The only way I could get rid of them was through lucid dreaming. I've been regularly lucid dreaming since about the age of 8 or 9 (22 years ago).

This is probably the best book I've found on the subject:

The Lucid Dreamer: A Waking Guide for the Traveler Between Worlds, by Malcolm Godwin

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In a genuine lucid dream-state, at first you become aware/awake in the dream,
then(this is the part inwhich it becomes a truly lucid dream)you say to yourself something like , "Wait miinute..I'm asleep..this is a dream!"

It is at that point that you have to do tricks to keep your body asleep or you will wake up fully almoast right away..(spinning in the dream is one of those tricks)
As your conscious mind wakes up it's hard to keep your body asleep.

It's a ballancing act..trying to stay fully lucid in the dreamstate.

You can hold it for a bit but either you will wake up fully (someitmes with some sleep paralysis at first) or you'll loose lucidity and go back to full dreaming. In that case you may wake up and at some point in the day remember you got lucid in a dream.

I use to get fully lucid all the time. It takes self training to learn to hold at that place though..to stay in the dreamscape lucid and not wake up fully. I never got really good at it and could only hold it for a moment or two most times..
I did have a couple dreams inwhich I not only held lucididty but did some Out fo body traveling, too..which was cool and sometimes a little scary.

I get semi lucid and remember my dreams all the time, though...even now (even last nigth..lol)

I do have a-lot of practice being semi lucid while dreaming. These are dreams inwhich at the time you don't fully realize you are dreaming, but you are conscious enough to remember them upon waking.

You can do that more..remember your dreams..if you keep a dream journal.
(I was always able to do it or not...dream journalsturned it up even more, though, for me,,as well as helping lucid dreaming get really going for me..Idon't dream journal presently unless I get a really vivd message dream)
Dream remembering leads to lucid dreaming, which leads to OOBEing..if you keep at it all and show real intention to go further with it all.

Learning dream recal, lucid dreaming and OOBEing is such an adventure. that anyone can do!!

it's not for the squeamish, though. It does involve stuff like sleep paralysis, psychic stuff and spirits or the occasional reoccuring dream character coming around and intereacting with you.

Some nice..not so not.

You should always do a prayer or have in your mind the understanding that you are protected and safe..no matter what..when taking this stuff on in a big way.

For anyone truly interested in spirituality, miracles, psychic stuff, metaphysics..it really is a good way to get your own experiences and validation going.

Opening up to that energy.

keep at it..stuff WILL eventually happen whether you believe or not... athiest or believe in this stuff or not...not try it..keep doing it..you'll see

eventually you'll either be a believer or at the very least have questions or 'strange moments that can't be explained"..and some mysterious and some good stories.

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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"bionic" wrote: You should always do a prayer or have in your mind the understanding that you are protected and safe..no matter what..when taking this stuff on in a big way.

Dreaming is a relatively safe way to gather information.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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yeah, but many people get spooked when they begin to lucid dream..or go lucid during a nightmare..or OOBE..or have sleep paralysis..going into it feeling protected and empowered helps ward off some potential..um..issues..I say this from experience

For me sometimes the very thing that gets me lucid or semi lucid in a dream is that it is a nightmare and I have become truly frightened , or weired out, or something hurt in the dream..that's what sort of woke me up in the first place...while still in the dream

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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