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How did YOU learn to LD? - Part I

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jasone
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

This happened about 3-4 years ago... After about 3 days of sleep deprivation, I was laying in front of the TV trying desperately to stay awake. My eyelids were very heavy, and I was dozing off about once every 2 or 3 minutes. Fortunately the TV was loud enough to keep waking me up, and the show was interesting enough for me to want to wake up. One of the times I dozed off, I had closed my eyes willingly to give them a rest during a commercial break. Almost immediately after I closed my eyes, I felt a sensation of floating. As I looked over my surroundings, I saw a long hallway full of faces and other psychedelic-style imagery...all very colorful. I floated through a doorway and then opened my eyes...in the real world.

This was my first WILD. It lasted for about 30 seconds.

Initially, I had no idea what had happened, so I scoured the internet for a couple of days until I stumbled upon lucid dreaming. This web page was actually one of the first ones I found that helped me to figure out what was going on. From there, it was easy. WILDs just came naturally. After a couple of weeks of WILDing, the DILDs began to roll in. And now...here I am.


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

wleomce jasone. anyway for me it was dild induced by reading about LD's

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I took a few eeks of trying MILD and doing RCs to get my first, and then after another week or so I started having a lot.

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Tigereye440
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I first discovered lucid dreaming when I was on a dream interpretation website about a year ago. I thought it sounded pretty cool so I decided to try it. In the beginning, I mainly used the MILD technique. I had 2 lucid dreams within a month or two but they were very short. My main problem was that I woke up almost instantly after realizing that I was dreaming. Disappointed with my lack of success, I decided to attempt astral projection instead. That yielded even less success! sigh Looking back, I think astral projection is very similar to the WILD method. But I must say, even thought I didn't have a lucid dream with this method, the sensations and visions that accompany the hypnogogic state are really awesome! So since I wasn't having much luck with astral projection, I went back to MILD just about a month ago and I just had a lucid dream the other night. Which, I might add, was much longer than the first ones I had. So, MILD is definitely the method for me. smile

~TTYL, Tigereye440~


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Woo! I'm actually getting better at this ^^
I thought i would never make it, but now it feels like i'm pretty good att getting lucid (if i have the time)

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How long

I started in Febuary this year (Kinda) and i've been trying since then without any luck at all (almost), but then i started to actually try waking up, and then returning to sleep and i started to getting like 3 LD's a week during the summer.
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which techniques

I have tried every technique i found, but i have only succeeded with MILD
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what did you do

MILD tounge2
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what problems did you have

I had a lot of troubles falling back to sleep, cause my younger brother wakes up at 8 o' clock EVERY DAY xD (He's VERY loud)
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what technique are you currenly using

I'm using MILD when i have the time, and i just started a new school, so i don't have very much of it, but i do my best during the weekends


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I had my first LD when i had 5 years, now i tried WBTB, MILDand WILD, they dint work, but a month after i stoped trying them i had sevral natural LDs smile

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I can finally say I learned it right here on this forum colgate

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Iluminada
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Anam... you had an LD? Holy crap there is hope.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Yep, officially! smile

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I learned it after I picked up Godwin's amazing book "The Lucid Dreamer" from the shelves of our local library. I'm still amazed by the sheer beauty of that book.. Even though this was almost a year before I joined here, I can say I've learned much more about LDs from this site than from any LD book I've read over the years grin

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I've learned it here too smile

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I'm going to post my experience and then read the topic and comment.

I was at a website called "GameFAQs" reading the message boards there. Someone on a secret board called LUE linked to the paranormal board, I went to the paranormal board and a topic about lucid dreaming was there. I had no idea what it was at the time and became intrigued(sp?).

A link in that topic brought me to ld4all.com, I read the whole entire site. This was April of 04. To be honest I was quite skeptical.

While on the paranormal board I was reading about Alien abductions and cryptozoology and I decided to look at the stars and wonder if extra terestrials were real and what it must be like to get abducted. It was a school night and the time was 2:00AM and I was extremely tired. I took down my telescope and decided to try an LD, I chose the WILD method.

I kept my mind active by thinking about Extra Terrestrials and Alien abductions. A really silly subject, but then something hit me and scared me more then anything in my life. I had SP and I didn't know it, I expected just to go into a dream, I never counted on SP. I started to FREAK, mainly because I was thinking about aliens and abductions and thought I was being abducted. It sounds really stupid now but think about it. You just did hours worth of research on alien abductions, go to sleep, try to WILD the first night you hear about LD's and then you hit SP and not know what it is.

To be honest I was scared beyond my wildest imagination, I slept with the light on for a week and never came back to ld4all.com

I have never shared this information with anyone, and it's been almost a year. I needed to get that off of my chest.

Well, then comes the summer and I decide to clean out my favorites folder and this site was there, I decided to read up again. I found out what SP was and came to this forum, when I found out what SP was I was so happy to find out nothing abnormal happened to me and decided to try to wild. Well, I hit SP again but got kind of freaked because I wasn't expecting it. So I scratched the plan and bought a notbook for a DJ the next day.

I read the forums and hear about the OLD HAG for the first time and nearly wet my pants by listening to the person who started the thread. I had a new fear when I went to sleep at night and that was the hag. I went to sleep to WILD that night and the one thing that was on my mind was the Hag and the thread creators vivd description. Well, sadly I'm a natural at hitting SP because it happened again, and I freaked out and left it but I kept my eyes tightly shut because I expected the hag to be up on my chest. I went back to sleep, hit SP again, and again and again, this process happened 4 times each resulting with the same action of my keeping my eyes closed. I opened them 5 minutes after the last SP and nothing was there but it was light out.

The next day I don't try to WILD but subconsiously I did. I hit SP and freaked but didn't let it awake me, I wanted to see how long it would take to pass. I could hear my heart beating and my blood flowing through my body, it sounded like a waterfall. I was scared. Then the SP suddenly stopped and I was all by my self in a black void, I couldn't feel my legs or arms, all of a sudden I heard a soothing voice say "open your eyes"

AND THEN ON MY CHEST WAS!!!!

my dad crying, he had thought I had died in my sleep. It was so real. He left my room and I went back to sleep. I woke up at 11:00AM and went to talk to my dad about the night before.... little did I know he had no idea of what I was talking about and it turns out that the whole thing was a dream. It just seemed to real to be a dream, it was definatlly a surreal experience.

Ever since that day I've had loads of LD's, I have lost count of how many. I got them all using the WBTB/WILD method. And also I never feared the hag again, but I would like to see her just to see what I was so scared about. I've been trying but no success.[/b]


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep, 2005  Reply with quote

at least until now,,,, not

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep, 2005  Reply with quote

At first I was only interested in what my dreams meant. I've always been able to recall my dream every morning and some signs seemed completely absurd, so that's why I started looking on the internet for sites about what dreaming is and what my dreams mean.
In my search I read about lucid dreaming. I ended up on pasQuale's website (the Dutch one) and read all of it. I talked about lucid dreaming with a friend of mine and we both got interested. We shared the normal dreams we had and after some training (especially RC's) I had my first real LD's. I'd had some light LD's before I even knew about lucid dreaming, but I got more of them when I started to get interested.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Sep, 2005  Reply with quote

I had a spontaneous LD when I was 7 and a very emotional one when I was 20. Will post this in the "The bIg "My First LD" collection" later. I had read before about LDing, but the second one got me really interested. However, it would take three years before I seriously started practicing, after reading a little Dutch book about LDs from the library. I had a lot of time because it was after my studies and before my first job. I started with RCs, and it took three weeks to get a short LD. I went to the library searching on internet (didn't have internet myself), and I found lucidity.com. I discovered an article about WBTB there, a study that proved its amazing effectiveness compared to other methods. I was very happy to see it worked well for me too. I had a lot of LDs then. In 2001 I finally got a job but I suddenly had to wake up very early every morning and kinda gave up on LDing grin Then I moved away from my parents, finally got internet, discovered ld4all and started practicing again siiw

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