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DomTheDreamer
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

Well done DaturaSpectrum just me now then lmao any first hand tips for me smile

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DomTheDreamer
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

check my site out there's a few bits on DREAMING!

http://domsspace.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


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No Poetic Device
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

nice site dom, you have more stuff on there than i was expecting ^^

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DomTheDreamer
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

well thankyou 'No Poetic Device' what was you expecting?
have you any info on LDing that i dont
would really help i feel stuck at the first herdle smile


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

Hello to all, I'm the newest newbie.

I have been interested in lucid dreaming for a very short time (about four days), as I just recently discovered its very existence. The past two nights I have remembered large parts of two dreams. How long would you think would be adequate for me to continue working on dream recall, or is that sufficient to be able to dream lucidly? (Sorry, I'm very anxious here smile )

Secondly, How well does the following reality check work? I write down the letter 'B' on my hand (the first letter of my name), and regularly look down at it, and say "B. Am I dreaming?" Again, my question is, how long does it take for this to become effective. Will it be easy to tell that I am in a dream?

Thanks to anyone who responds. This site is pretty darn cool.


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

Stephen LaBerge says one dream per night. That's a bit vague, but if you remember how a dream went or maybe a few minutes of the dream, you could start doing the techniques.

I think it's a mess to write on your hand every time you do a reality check. Instead hold your nose and try to breathe through it.


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

Try MILD too, don't just do reality checks. I suggest you work on your recall up to just a little bit, around one dream a night (fragments count as a dream, no one remembers their dreams in full detail!) Every time you wake up, you should sit around for a bit and think "what did I just dream about?"
The lucid dreams should come to memory first. So start whenever you feel like it. I started trying for lucid dreams immediately while working on my recall at the same time. I had good results, but it was sort've like Enron Corp
after that.

Your description of a reality check is pretty darn accurate. Only for me, the reality check triggers are random. Sometimes its the sky or the moon that triggers it, sometimes its a non-routine event. Starting with writing on your hand or sticking post its around your house is a nice way to get it in your head to reality check.


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

I ALWAYS remember my dreams and I dream every night. Ver very rarely I will have a LD but only for part of the dream. I can usually remember a good deal of my dreams for the better part of the morning but the details fade as the day goes by. It also depends on whether or not the dream seemed worth remembering at the time. tounge1 Probably my favorite semi-lucid dream was one where I was back for another year in high school and we had to take some entrance test and I said "Screw this, I already graduated (in '99)" and walked out of the room with the teacher staring open-mouthed at me... sweetness. grin1

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Uhhh... do you need help or are you just telling a story? Oh well, I'll assume you do. You should keep a dream journal if you want to remember your dreams well (keep the little details too if you want, they will help out)

And the LD part... if you really want an entire dream dedicated to LD you've gotta do WILD because any other technique will have you realizing you are dreaming in the middle of it.


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

How accurate should your dream journal be? do you need to record all the details or just the general Idea?



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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Sorry, forgot to ask this in my last post meant to put it there but forgot, so here's the question...
What is a good way for a beginner to increase lucidity? I have heard of several methods to try but I'm not sure what would be the best one to start out with.


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Uh I use the rubbing hands method because it involves the least risk. You have to experiment to find the best for you, but you should try rubbing your hands and calming yourself down first.

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Rowan - the important thing is that you *remember* as much details as you can. If writing them down helps you, do it, but you can try to remember everything and do only a short note in your DD, so you won't forget the dream.

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Rowan
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How accurate should your dream journal be? do you need to record all the details or just the general Idea?


I try to write down as much detail as I can. For long complicated dreams I even give them a title. I also will write down any dream fragments I may remember.

Sometimes when I wake in the middle of the night I will just write a sentence or 2 about the dream to jar my memory in the morning. Over a short time I did not even have to do that and was able to recall an average of 2-3 dreams per night. Don’t worry if your dream recall is not good now it will improve in time.

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What is a good way for a beginner to increase lucidity? I have heard of several methods to try but I'm not sure what would be the best one to start out with.


As mentioned above, rubbing your hands is a good way to increase lucidity. Some other ideas:
1) grab a hold of something in a dream.
2) Flying- This works great for me.
3) Put your hand through a wall- Just walk up to any wall. Touch it then gently push your hand through the wall.
4) Spinning- This is a great one but there is a danger of having a false awakening. While spinning keep saying “the next thing I see will be a dream”.

Another important thing to keep in mind is that you should have a plan for your lucid dream in advance. So before you go to sleep plan what you want to do if you become lucid. The reason for this is that the best way to maintain the dream state is to stay engaged with it. If you have to much down time where you are trying to figure out what you want to do you may wake up or the dream may loose its realness. If that happens use any of the techniques above to stabilize and intensify the dream.

I hope this was helpful.


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r3m0t
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Mar, 2004  Reply with quote

Those techniques aren't meant to increase lucidity.

Lucidity is how much you aware that you are in a dream.

Those techniques (except number 3) are meant to increase the vividness of the dream and make it last longer.

Wahey, my first post back!


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