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teessider
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Apart from swimming technique (which is better than nothing but doesnt get you off the ground very high usually for me) the only other way i can fly is by imagining a powerful wind or ether behind me pushing me where i want to go in the air. I have gone mega mega fast with this and it feels damn good. Flying is ace.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I've had a good amount of LDs in which I've tried to fly. Everytime I immediately wake up or I start falling then wake up. I got closest when I managed to jump about 75 feet in the air but I fell down, I didn't wake up but didn't stay airborne either. Does anyone have any tips for flying?

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Well i have flown a lot too, and most of the times after a minutes i get pulled up and wake up... grrr Last day i succeed in staying low by making swimming movements... I don't know if that can help in your case... neutral

Do you fall down suddenly or can you feel when it is gonna happen ?


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Alot of the time I imagine myself being very light (like a paper airplane) and that helps me cope with the fact that flying isn't "possible."

When I was teaching myself how to fly I would often take a huge leap and see where it took me. After I became comfortable with this flying seemed second nature and its been easier and easier ever since.


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Hagman
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How to fly
PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I had a flight last night. Sadly, I wasn't lucid. In fact, I was convinced that it was irl.

I do it skiing. I was finding bumps and approaching at speed. The first few jumps were a bit tame, but the terrain changed and I found some bigger bumps until I found the right one and off I went. I should have realised that it was a dream as I went pretty high and did loads of turns. Landing was a bit bumpy which reinforced the idea that it was irl.

I doubt I'd be here now if I'd realsied that I was dreaming and switched on LD. smile


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dreaminghamster
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Jul' wrote:
Well i have flown a lot too, and most of the times after a minutes i get pulled up and wake up... grrr Last day i succeed in staying low by making swimming movements... I don't know if that can help in your case... neutral

Do you fall down suddenly or can you feel when it is gonna happen ?



Yeah ussually I fall suddenly. I think it could be related to a lot of nightmares I've had with falling. also I have flown but never lucidly so It was about as enjoyable as walking around my house.


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LUEshi
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I have never had trouble doing anything in a dream really, including flying. I just think about it and go, just as I would to walk around or do anything else. After all, flying in a dream is really no harder than walking, as you aren't actually doing it. if you just remember this and believe this, it should be easy.

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I'm sort of the same way. Last night in an LD, I wanted to go somewhere, and flew wtihout hardly thinking of it. It was kind of weird, I jumped into the air and sort of floated the rest of the way.

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Dekand
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

i had my first real flight last night, his was my 5th lucid dream and first getting outside and attempting to fly, i just ran out my back patio towards the yard and jumped like 300 feet or so in the air it was so amazing! i knew it was a dream so i wasn't scared at all and then i just decided to swoop down and show off to a bunch of people but when i was low it was harder to fly i was kinda flapping and stuff and it was working i would prefer to fly like superman ya now without any real body movements... regardless it was very fun.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I never really had a problem with flying, but the dream does fade when i get too into it. they say keep yourself calm to keep it from fading but doesn't that kind of suck that you can't embrace the feeling in its entirety. its like going on a roller coaster and not being able to scream or put your arms up. i read this one LD where the guy flew alongside a train and over canyons and basicly had a pretty full experience, so it is possible.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Try flying like superman, you're arm pointing straight out in front of you.

It's hard but try not too think too much about it. Just jump forwards, believing that you'll fly, and it'll happen (sounds easier than it is, but believing is the key).


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Yea, flying can be really easy if you get used of it.

I learned just to make myself fall forwards. I insisted, that if in RL i would fall onto my face, i'm sure that it's a dream and i can start to fly before i end up on my face. So far it has worked very well, althought in few first times i nearly touched the grownd

You must be sure that in dream you can fly, and then you will fly. Also you need to keep yourself peaceful, so you will not get too exited, or worried when you start to fly smile


Good luck!



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shortytuz
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trouble flying
PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

i've recently become really interested in lucid dreaming after watching Waking Life (great movie). I achieved a really intense experience yesterday. I think i inadvertantly used the WILD technique. I'm a freshman at Carnegie Mellon and my first class is at 8:30-9:20 and then I don't have anything until 1:30. So I go to sleep after being awake for an hour. So, yesterday I dreamt that I woke up and saw my clock digits going randomly, so knew I was dreaming. Once I realized this, I started floating very very slowly towards the door to my room. Then other things happened

ANYWAY, today when I took my morning sleep, I became lucid and wound up in a big open feild. First, I looked up at the sky, but it was completely normal. Bright blue with a few nice clouds. And then I tried to jump into flying, but all i experienced was a great decrease in gravity. I still fell to the ground. I tried jumping and then flapping my arm/swimming. I tried using the superman technique. None of them kept me in the air.

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Wellcome to the insane ninja forum of LD4ALL!!!

But about the flying. Prehaps you should concentrate less on the tecnique and just fly. Im nopt a flyer:P but try to just fly.


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Flying is my all time favorite thing to do in a dream.

I didn't know how to fly either to be 100 % honest, but I did it on my first try. I was in my mothers room and I told my self I was going to fly.

So, I sprinted at the wall at full speed and dived into it. I went right through the wall and was flying, I was flying at the speed I was going when I dived.

To speed up I just imagined a force pulling/pushing on me. Sort of like my shoes had thrusters.

It was an odd feeling at first but now I can fly as easily as walking, all I do is jump and I'm flying. At first flying was really shaky, like I was a plane taking off, because that's what I was imagining.

Later I just imagined the force being something like from a luxury car and now my flight is smooth as can be, it's quite enjoyable.


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