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Lucid Dreaming

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gbmack, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    Anyone into this stuff?

    You spend 8 hours a day sleeping. That's 1/3rd of your day.

    1/3rd of your life is down the gutter.

    Unless... you make use of those 8 hours. Lucid dreaming.

    I've only had a few lucid dreams. One of them I can recall vividly:

    I was swimming underwater and I tried to breathe. I didn't want to breathe because I knew I'd drown, but I just took a breath and I started breathing underwater. At this point, I became self-aware and my lucid journey starts. I climb out of the pool, take a few steps, and start flying. I'm flying over my neighborhood, but somehow I am limited to it. I drop off at my school and I see all my friends. Their personalities are different. They have changed because I wanted them to change. Perfect world. Then I somehow appear at a completely different place, some sort of a field. I don't remember how I get there. I try moving, but I can't. At that point I started panicing and I woke up.

    Then I just sat there for 5 minutes thinking to myself "holy shit that was amazing. if i could do this every night.... the things i'd do"


    My question to those who are experienced in lucid dreaming is... Do you remember the little details in your dreams? Such as the feel of concrete, pain, etc. And do you lucid dream every night?

    I'm interested more than ever in lucid dreaming now. It's awesome because even when you're self-aware in your dreams, it still feels real.

    "Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when you wake up that you realize something was actually strange."
     
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    I've never had one. If I did. I would go to bed with a different magazine every night.


    p.s. With the release of inception, release a product for the keywords "Lucid dreaming" "how to lucid dream" "leanardo da caprio is hawt" and others. Good Money to be made for a ebook detailing on any of those subjects.
     
  3. theguy2

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    dude this happens to everyone, just that in mine i dont happen to fly and neither do i breathe underwater, its like the dream feels so real that it seems like you are actually living it out and not doesnt feel like a dream, then all of a sudden your super power vanishes, you try to move your hands but you cant and you try to scream but there aint no voice coming out of your throat, you feel paralyised and at this point you wake up, after that you think about some hot chick masturbate and then go back and sleep :D , well thats my experience :D
     
  4. gbmack

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    It does happen to everyone, but very rarely.

    To have this happen to you every night would be....
     
  5. BlackSeng

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    Oh yeah... Lucid dreams.. I had them a lot, honestly speaking.

    Ever since I took Prozac (antidepressant) for my panic attacks several years ago, my dreams feel so real - so vivid.
    Despite I stopped taking them last year, I continued to have vivid dreams.

    It just feels like you're living in another life when you sleep.
     
  6. BlackSeng

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    And yes, one of the common side effects of antidepressants is vivid dreams!
     
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    i think around 1 in 5 of my dreams is lucid.

    i used to try to induce them all the time when i first found out about it, but now i just let them occur naturally.

    my favorite dream super-power is telekinesis :)

    the little details are the best part - like picking something up, feeling it in your hand and examining it, while at the same time knowing that none of it's real, even though all of your senses are telling you that it is.

    fun stuff.
     
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    One way I read on how to induce dreams frequently is every time you have a dream write it down in as much detail as you possibly can in a notebook before you forget it. Read it before you go to sleep and you will recall your previous dreams more easily. This will cause you to dream more often and you can even go deeper into a dream you had.

    If you can lucid dream because of this, that would be pretty cool.
     
  9. BlackSeng

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    Yeah, dreams~~

    You might be interested in lucid dream supplements. It helps you to have lucid dreams easier, from what I heard and read in the past.


    For those who used to play Chrono Trigger the game, remember the quote?
    "Wouldn't it be so great to spend the rest of your days dreaming?"
     
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    Lucid dreaming is incredible...... but imagine the possibilities if you had a lucid 'awakening'? The ability to be AWAKE and AWARE of every waking second of the day.

    To be COMPLETELY conscious and in control.

    We all move throughout the day, but our movements, actions, reactions, etc. are mostly done by default - through some 'habitual ritual' - And it is hard enough to remember every detail of our waking hours, let alone every detail of our dreams.

    Imagine what could be accomplished, manifested if we were ACTUALLY awake when we are moving around during the day; to be in complete control of our thoughts and emotions. You could prepare for a MASSIVE paradigm shift!!!

    I'll let you sit with that thought for a bit.
     
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    Yes, lucid dreaming is GREAT!! I do this almost every night. Hennessy is right, if you start writing down your dreams each morning, you'll be more adept to remember them throughout the day. Google "dream catcher" and most of those techniques reference going through the exact same process of remembering your dreams. I just woke up a few mins ago and in my dream I was on a skydiving trip and fully aware of what was going on.

    I've been lucid dreaming every since I was a kid. One of the 1st ways to invoke a lucid dream is to start remembering your dreams when you are awake. Counter intititive, but this is what worked for me. I used to get ripped out of my dreams every morning by my mom when she would wake me up to go to school. For that reason alone I would always remember what I dreaming after she woke me and up and wanted to go back to that dream. Over time, I learned to recognize when I was in a dream state and then take over the dream instead of it just playing out like a movie.

    This is great stuff once you learn to recognize you are in a dream state.
     
  12. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    the thing about dreams is that it's really hard to tell when you're actually dreaming.
    you have to remember to do a reality check, and even then the reality check might just fail and leave you thinking that you're awake when you're really not.
    as an example:
    :p
     
  13. gregg

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    Lucid dreaming is by far the best thing you should look forward to every night before you fall asleep and there are methods for this madness. You can either lucid dream as you are falling asleep directly into a lucid state which I have experienced the most or you can wake up after sleeping for 6 hours come to for an hour, read about lucid dreaming and then preceed to fall awake. Calea zacatechichi is very good for vivid dreaming my experience started with me skydiving through an electrical storm into a volleyball game on a remote island and the entire dream was so drawn out with the most vivd details so i reccomend smoking alot of this and taking it in a tea before you go to sleep for super intense and dreams in perfect clarity. Indians use an as yet unidentified species of Salvia, known by the name of Xiouit, most of these herbs can be obtained from shaman herb sites as well as ebay... I am telling you if you want to induce lucid dreams just follow techniques stay at it and do your research on methods and herbs that can aid in lucid dreaming... it's up to the dreamer ho serious and far he wants to take it so thanks for this reminder! Ive been slacking GBMack!
     
  14. Chronos

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    If any of you want to start having crazy lucid dreams and start sleeping *NATURALLY,* I *HIGHLY* recommend you guys try L-Tryptophan . It's the same stuff that's found in turkey, and milk that helps you go to sleep.

    I fall asleep within a half hour after taking the pills, I have the CRAZIEST, most real-like dreams I've ever had. Sort of like Inception :). And to top it all off I feel like a million bucks in the morning. Been taking it for about a year and so far no side effects. I highly recommend it, but consult with your doctor first. I'm gonna throw that out there because I don't wanna get sued.
     
  15. GreyWolf

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    Whenever I hear or read the term Lucid Dreams it always reminds me of the main character in The Lathe of Heaven that was having what he called Effective Dreams.

    Lucid dreams are pretty cool and I have them quite often. It isn't that rare for people to have very vivid dreams, but if anyone here ever has an 'effective dream' then be sure to let us know. (also be sure to have one that makes me very rich) :cool: LOL
     
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    I have lucid dreams every once in awhile. Well at least what you call a "lucid" dream. Where it feels real and you can't distinguish the difference between real life and the dream. The thing that i think is really cool is when you have that lucid dream and realize that it's a lucid dream. That is the real definition of what a lucid dream is, isn't it? I've had this occur several times (most often in flying dreams) and then I can actually CONTROL what happens in the dream. It's amazing! So I'll be flying over a mountain (I flap my arms like a bird, kinda silly I know), and then think to myself "okay, go right" and then I do. Or "land and go make out with that hot guy standing on the street" and I do. ;) It's kinda hard to control your dreams initially, but I learned this really cool technique in a book somewhere: Ask yourself a few times a day "Am I awake?". You can use variations of this technique...think of a color or word that triggers you to pause for a moment and reflect on whether or not you're dreaming. Eventually it will get to the point where you are incredibly aware and asking yourself this question not only when you're really awake, but when you're dreaming as well because it's become second nature. Awesome stuff. I would suggest trying it!
     
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    Dont be afraid to "cut the cord".
     
  18. Nugget16

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    I don't think I've ever had a lucid dream. I don't want to be aware when dreaming. I don't mind occasionally remembering a small detail for creative purposes. However, I'd rather not remember dreams as a rule, let alone control them.

    Dreaming is an opportunity for my mind to relax and my normally racing and insane ideas to stay away from me. I sometimes am frightened, terrorized, faced with identity issues, and other problems when dreaming. I don't remember much offhand (a few things I'm not sharing), but I do remember some of the feelings after waking up. My subconscious is a horrible, horrible person. I'll let it commit its evil acts as long as it lets me be a normal human being when I'm awake.
     
  19. gregg

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    sketchhh....

     
  20. ToxicVoid

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    I've studying this for years. There are sooo many techniques and ebooks out there... Thing is that some people are prone to have it and some aren't at all. You just gotta experiment a lot and see what works for you.