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I saw somebody on Instructables did an Instructable on lucid dreaming, but I thought I could further this, and elaborate on it more

*RE-EDIT: changed image in step 4 back again due to its apparent non-epeleptic siesure causing

MANY THANKS to this guy, check out his instructables, it really is an awesome idea for dream journals; http://www.instructables.com/id/Dream_Journal/?ALLSTEPS
 
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Step 1: Starting off with some general information on lucid dreaming

(correct me if im wrong on any of this)
lucid dreaming is when sombody is in a dream, but they know they are, and with this knloedge can perform any tasks not doable in waking life. by this i mean in a lucid dream you can
-Fly (this one is the most common)
-use telekenisis
-go out with (or perform acts upon) the person you desire the most
-ask out the person you desire the most or "pop teh question" (with this you build up confidence and can actually do it in real life)
-posess people
- overcome fears and phobias (by imagining yourself confronting your fear and knowing that it cannot harm you or pose any threat to you, it can then by confronted easier in real life)
- i've even heard of people having 360 degree vision
-meet other people in teh dreamscape (im a bit skeptical about this)
-practice and recite things for added confidence
-ANYTHING YOU DESIRE
IF U CROSS UR EYES AT THE LAST PIC THE RESULT IS THAT U SEE A TEDDY BEAR!!!XD
MY friend had a lucid dream last night cause of them, but he got excited and woke up in his dream so he was actually still dreaming, but he thought he wasn't.
once, my brother asked me: " do you remember that time when we did that thing?" at the time, we were both tranced, zoned out, and I knew what he was talking about! it was a skiing trip. I have no idea how it happened
that is amazing! i wish i had a shared dream
littlesamurai (author)  jakee1175 years ago
seriously? dude thats awesome a shared dream, me and my friend really wanna have one. next time if you have a shared dream agree on a word in teh dream then when you wake up and write teh word down to verify you shared the dream, seriously if you can prove you had a shared dream it would be immense
he doesn't believe in psionics and obe s or lucid dreaming...
littlesamurai (author)  jakee1175 years ago
doesnt belive in lucid dreaming? its scientific and proven hence the fourms of people saying they had lucid dreams. OBE's havent been proven and nor has psionics so its his decision to belive in them or not but lucid dreaming isnt any "hippy dippy" stuff it is real, well you know what i mean as real as dreaming can be.
I think he just doesn't really care, and just thinks I'm a freak :D
today at school, in algebra, I got bored so I meditated, all of a sudden I was zoned out and aligned my psi energy/chi I had this physical feeling in the back of my head, like Novocaine (which I have heard "rains" down your head/ place where it was injected.) the feeling tingled, went to the base of my neck, and "rained" down the rest of my body all the way down to my feet. my feet were very warm, for the rest of the day, as I type this, I feel the energy in my feet... it is pretty cool, like an energy pool. I don't know what it means, but I will try to do something lucid/obe when I go to bed after I type this. also, last night , I had a dream a fat guy I knew was chasing me, singing the song rehab...you gotta know the guy...
littlesamurai (author)  jakee1175 years ago
i have tried this before when i was in my bed i zoned out and i was concentrating on my pineal gland (centre of your head little bit above the centre of your eyes) and i felt this flowing sensation throughout my body, it might've been my body shutting down to go to sleep but i was more in tune with it than other nights. it is really awesome try it when you go to bed its an awesome sensation if you can get it right.
thank you!
my step brothers freind once woke up and started looking around and under things because his dream told him to push a red button and when asked what he was doing he said im looking for the red button
Once in a dream my grandma told me (and I quote)"The key to flying is a purple penny."Then she flew off and when I woke up for like the next week I was looking for a purple penny.XP
haha!
littlesamurai (author)  AwesomeOpossum5 years ago
i think thats called a false awakening, if hes intrested he might wanna try grounding himself by like just looking at the surroundings and taking it al in
majjck5 years ago
did anyone here ever have one of these lucid dreams? and if so, can you describe the dream to me? and do you really have COMPLETE control, or can you just manipulate it a little?
coolo52 majjck2 years ago
i have had many lucid dreams
I had my first one last night, i got too excited and woke up, i transitioned from a normal dream to a lucid one, one moment i was dreaming i was in a desert with a sidewalk with a puddle on it, i sat down and closed my eyes, then my body felt tingly, and i was at a beach, i just knew i was dreaming, so i tried to make a laptop appear on my lap, but i woke up. With enough practice and experience you should be able to have complete control, its AWESOME!!!
littlesamurai (author)  majjck5 years ago
think of the matrix, if you belive you can do it, you can. you feel weird in it, and the amount of control you have depend on teh depth of teh dream your in or as reece jones on youtube (look him up on www.youtube.com under lucid dreams reece jones). you can ahve control over yourself only, or other people, or everything, even the setting. belive me lucid dreams feel weird bt are a totally awesome experience.
I've always wanted to learn to back flip on the ground. I had this dream where I done a back flip on the ground in an area where that was like a big grass field or paddock, then at new years I was at a camping ground by the beach with some mates and we were standing on the big grass areas where tents go and i just did one the way i had done it in my dream. Its like I learn't how to do it in my dream first and it built my confidence up
that is amazing!
dude that like matrix, they download stuff to him int he matrix then he knows it haha. nioce. gonna try that.
coolo522 years ago
i love lucid dreams, generally when i am about to wake up i can stay asleep and have a lucid dream but i don't do that much. also when i am about to go to sleep i can think about something and visualize it and it appears in my dream
seamaas3 years ago
Out of Body Experiences acronym OOBE
bclinton3 years ago
"I have previously lazed about in my bed and forgotten good dreams and have regretted it"

Ditto
So if I want to dream that I'm in a room (a room that I just imagine, not a room I've been in) and I think of being in that room before I go to bed, should I think of there being something like a clock or poster that I can check? This way I realize I'm dreaming?
Mergatroid4 years ago
I have had lucid dreams, before, but I am a sleepwalker, so sometimes I act them out in real life before waking!  The dream journal thing really works!  You will remember more and more each morning.  The only bad thing is that if you work the early shift you don't have time to write down all the details before you have to get up and get ready!  I often remember doing things in my sleep that I thought I dreamt, but really did do (partially, at least...)  I once got up and cut a block of cheese into perfect little slices, washed the knife and left the cheese out all night.  (Thankfully, sharp cheddar can handle sitting at room temp. for a few hours and still be fine.)  In my dream, I took it out to the backyard and made sandwiches for me and my dogs.  In the morning, I awoke to a freshly cut block of cheese, sitting out on the counter.  Having injured myself before while sleepwalking, I'm not sure if I want to pursue lucid dreams on purpose, but it is an intruiging topic, since I have a unique point of view about them.  I have always had vivid dreams, and sometimes have recurring dreams about a certain place that I haven't ever been in real life.  I always end up in an upstairs room and can describe it in detail at any time.  Maybe one day I'll find myself there and wonder about it no more...
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
And I have a friend who automatically controls his dreams. Can some people do it better than others?
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
I am trying to be lucid. I am not, so far, but last night was really weird.

I went to sleep, and woke up again in the middle of the night, not remembering any dream at all. I tried going back to sleep, but I realized for some reason I was so hungry my stomach was hurting! After a while, I finally manged to go to sleep. The dream was, imagine that, about food! When I woke up, after I jotted it down in the journal, I realized something. I wasn't hungry!

Now, I don't sleepwalk, sleep eat or anything. How is that possible?
darman124 years ago
 This is great! I've always wanted to try kicking my friend in a dream and ask them if they had a dream of me kicking them; but I never remember or think about it in a dream. Also one time I woke up in a dream and then woke up again and remember waking up earlier and got confused...so I came to the conclusion and then remember I had woken up in my dream. I love dreams and vagley remember old dreams and wish I have written them down. Sometimes I wake up and have a hard time remembering the detail of my dream a half hour later so the "dream journal" will help! Thanks a lot!

 I can remember now that I have become lucid (before I didn't know the term) in a few of my dreams and they are usually in nightmares and I realize I need to get out! lol
Gnomad4 years ago
 i find it easiest at school in a boring class where you know you shouldn't be sleeping....
Vulcanator4 years ago
step number 6 definitely works. Also helps to eat mushrooms before bed ;D
 (or some sid)
I have a hard time in general dreaming. Technically we dream every night but i cant remember them ever. Any advice?
littlesamurai (author)  illdoyourdrugs5 years ago
this may seem a bit screwed up but it works, before you go to bed say " tonight i will remember my dreams" and for good measure "i will have a lucid dream tonight". also you end to remember dreaqms right when you get up or a little while after, i think i remember half an hour bursts after you wake up you remember dreams better, bad news for me because thats when i get into the shower, but if you keep on thinking about dreaming throughout the day and before you go to bed and when you wake up (yes that is all the time) your dream recall should increce. if that fails pharmasudical help might be in order, orange or apple juice can help, also theres a herb called Calea zacatechichi or "dream herb" that can increace your recall, but might be a bit expencive for every night. also if you drink alcohol before you go to sleep it screws up your mind a bit, and pretty much everyone who smoke marijuana before they sleep say they cant ever remember their dreams. if you want more help look onto the website in my instructable http://www.dreamviews.com
Thanks for the response. Actually weird enough alcohol and marijuana DOES help me remember dreams. Its almost when i dont do either i do not remember them. I will try your advice eventually. Thanks again
erm so you do do drugs thats not just a funny screenname?
nah man, not drugs, herbal supplements
I think thats called being high...
doing alcohol and drugs then going to sleep shouldnt help you remember dreams, but after the drug/ drunkness wears off you'll remember your dreams better than usual.
 Warning:

Do not look into a mirror as a reality check! This is an instant nightmare. The image in the mirror is usually distorted and scary.
whatevers5 years ago
hmmmmm look at this
http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream
copied word by word
littlesamurai (author)  whatevers4 years ago
i dind't understand who you said was copying who but i assure you i typed this out myself word for word.
it seems whenever i have a lucid dream its about something horrible and i always wake up in horror sweating. no fare
littlesamurai (author)  albylovesscience4 years ago
you can actualy focus on the bad stuff and make it turn into good stuff, you have control in lucid dreams, don't forget.
vandal11385 years ago
Just a note, its 0530, and I've been awake since 0930 the day prior. I won't get to sleep until about 0800, so after 22.5 hours of being awake I'm determined to have a lucid dream. I'll check back in a few days!
macman115 years ago
that guy is going to die
mmmm... mince stew
Jugglebug5 years ago
that optical illusion is so....... evil!
if you stare at it long enough nothing will move
ur right..... its still creepy....
if you can c the little red "y"'s there kinda like brakes if you look at them it will stop moving around.
aaaarrrrgggghhhh!(screaming)
homer.jpeg
Shagglepuff5 years ago
"(or perform acts upon) the person you desire the most" ...
I like that one, once i get the hank of changing things in my dreams, i know the perfect person... seriously.
littlesamurai (author)  Stephen3045 years ago
it shows how much control (or lack of) you have in these dreams, you mind skips about a lot. i had way better things to do, i really wanted to have telekenisis and posess sombody...
possessing someone would be fun!
dude i wanna have telekenisis too! its so amazing.
nepheron5 years ago
The best way i've found is to constantly ask yourself "is this a dream" throughout the day. Soon you will ask yourself the same thing in a dream and will become lucid. Also I have had luck attaching thoughts to certain objects. Once i attached thoughts to guns, and when I saw them in dreams i would say "this must be a dream! lets shoot stuff! Yeah!"
sutjas165 years ago
I can sometimes figure it out but it's hard to stay asleep plus I never know what I should do so in the end I wake up with nothing done!! D<
smattman225 years ago
whats lucid mean? like you know youre in a dream? if so that has happened to me once. IT RULED!
ummmm in dreams i can adjust light levels, read but only stretch if i wan to...
MacLean5 years ago
I have always had lucid dreams and thins where i go to school with no pants of shirt, but i cant move, doesnt that suck?
littlesamurai (author)  MacLean5 years ago
i had one today where i was traveling 85 miles per hour down a hill on skiis then i got launched off a ramp into some trees taht really woke me up fast...
if you had no dream what do you write in the dream journal
You should remember what you dream at least a little bit after you wake, you may be waiting to long and you forget you ever had a dream, so make sure to put the journal close by, mines beside my pillow. I normally have 0 dreams completely, but after reading a bit about it, the next night i had 2 dreams. then last night (the 2nd night i tried) i had a short lucid dream, and now i can't wait till tonight to see if i can experiment, last night i didn't get to do anything, i think i got too excited.
Write the date, then write your thoughts or feelings after waking up.
Just to keep the pattern in his instructable going...................... DO A REALITY CHECK NOW!
bowmaster5 years ago
I seem to be remembering a lot of my dreams recently.
Bigev5 years ago
Had this dream the other day, I lost something in my bed. I then woke up, and started looking for it for about ten minutes, ralized it was a dream and went back to sleep. Wierd huh?
jakee1175 years ago
I had an OBE a while ago, it was my first one, about a year ago, haven't had any more since... I just kept telling myself " I am going to have an obe, i will float up out of my body, and explore with my mental/spiritual self." in the end I floated almost up to the ceiling, looked at my body, freaked out, and got sucked into my physical self, and then I woke up

TIPS:

you have to believe that you can do it- destroy your mental skeptic
Don't look at your body in your first OBE, it will scare the **** out of you

also, check out psipog.com

and alittlewierd.com

both are run by the same person and have a wealth of info.
shooby5 years ago
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littlesamurai (author)  shooby5 years ago
aren't we just cheery?Im sorry for that, i didn't know that could actually cause epeleptic fits seeing as we have a poster of it hanging up in our classroom, if you want i'll change it but there really was no need to call me a jerk.
I think that person is just messing with you, besides, if they had a seizure, then most likely their epileptic, and in that case shouldn't be looking at any computer or tv screens anyway as it is proven that the high rate of laying down the resolution lines causes seizures in epileptics. On another note LS, could you send me a copy of the pic you took off as I didn't get to see it? I love illusions. I think by the description you gave I've seen it before, if it's the one I'm thinking of cops used to carry it on a small card to use in drunk driving tests, as if you are drunk the effect would make you lose your balance, lol! By the way, great 'ible!
littlesamurai (author)  DogsOfWar085 years ago
oh ringt, sorry im really gulliable, i changed the image back
Thanks! Not the one I was thinking of, though I have seen it before, if I find the one I thought of I'll let you know if you want. It was a series of yellow dots with red circles that if you were drunk would appear to move and make you lose your balance, it was used in the '80's, I think I still have one of the original cards around somewhere. It was discontinued after a few years because they found that some people with certain medical problems had the same effect on even when sober. Thanks again for putting the pic back up, and again, great 'ible!
All the ones your not looking at move!!!!
Yeah, my dad used to collect business cards and was a truck driver, I can't remember where he got it so locating it through his form of appendix, I haven't found it yet, lol. But I can remember it was in the '70's early '80's and I was always caught going through his collection looking for it to stare at, used to make my eyes go funny after a minnute or two, probably was self hypnotizing myself, lmao.
Hahah I'm sorry! I really was kidding : ) You should put the image back up if you care to, it was one of the more effective of the lot, given the context of the article.