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Has anyone else experienced lucid dreams?

Asked by o0 (222points) December 16th, 2008

If so what are the best techniques for inducing and recalling them. Do you know of any good community sites relating to dreams?

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dynamicduo's avatar

Yes I have. I made a comment answering what you’re asking in this other thread, which I will link to instead of copying and pasting my answer here.

miasmom's avatar

I dream real weird things and sometimes am semi-conscious during my dreams, so one time I made myself fly and that was awesome.

Maybe try keeping a dream journal, that will make you more conscious of your dreams, maybe even while dreaming.

cookieman's avatar

I have very lucid dreams from time to time.

When I was a kid, I had a dream about school that was so real, I was convinced for four days that it had really happened.

Folks thought I was insane because they, of course didn’t remember the incident.

Ria777's avatar

yep and if you want to learn more about them I can suggest no better place (online) than

juniper's avatar

Yeah, definitely. For about a year in college, I studied lucid dreaming quite seriously. I had amazing lucid dreams during that time. I haven’t found any particularly good websites, but I highly recommend the book “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming,” by Stephen LaBerge. (Weird, it’s actually advertised on this page). It’s the definitive text on achieving lucidity.

DandyDear711's avatar

What is the definition of lucid dreams?

Nimis's avatar

It’s when you’re aware that you’re dreaming.

Ria777's avatar

@juniper, the LaBerge book came out some time ago. IMO you can get just as much information for free online, particularly on the LD4all messageboards. particularly since LaBerge seems to gear his book specially for newcomers to the concept of lucid dreams.

juniper's avatar

@ria, yep, it did, but is that a bad thing? I suggested the book because I can vouch for it as a serious source, whereas many of the websites I’ve found are a bit campy and often focus on products they are advertising. I like how LaBerge supports his method with sophisticated prose, plenty of research, and a bit of science. Just a personal preference, I guess. Plus, the book is sold as a mass market paperback, so it’s only 7 or 8 dollars.

But you’re right—some websites are good, free options.

Ria777's avatar

mainly responding to the “definitive” part of that statement. as far as introductory books with science, I suggest The Head Trip by Jeff Warren. I expected readability, which I got, but more leaving out science and glossing over. I found the book more intelligent than I expected and funny in places. it doesn’t deal solely with lucid dreams but has a chapter on them describing a seminar put on LaBerge himself, ISTR.

as far as paperback books, you can look on for the absolute lowest price as well as use libraries. both ways to save money.

juniper's avatar

Cool, I’ll check that one out, Ria.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I have lucid dreams most nights. My advice is keep a dream log next to your bed and as soon as you wake up write down everything you remember. At first you wont remember much but youll start remembering more and more as time goes. Then it seems you just start becoming lucid during your dreams.

Ria777's avatar

so I’ve started Lucid Dreams: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner and though I find the writing style a bit golly gosh, I suggest it to anyone wanting to read an intermediate to advanced work on lucid dreaming. (I wonder what someone unfamiliar with the concept would make of it. it might qualify as a good beginner’s guide too, for all I know.) he really knows his stuff!

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