#1
Any of you guys experience lucid dreaming? If so how do you induce it and whats it like? I want to start trying to have these because my friend has like mastered it and says its the most amazing thing ever.
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#3
I had a lucid dream once. Shit rocks.

If you use googles, you can find some pretty helpful guides on how to do it more often.

You can only really lucid dream if you know you're dreaming. If you get one of those dreams where you realize "hey, i'm dreaming", you HAVE to start to take control. What I read to do is to have like, a word to say. The saying of that word makes part of your mind more conscious of what's going on, and helps you. I just said "Increase lucidity" because that's what the guide I read said to do. It worked for a while, but then I woke up.
#4
I'd love to be able to do it. However it doesn't really seem quite amazing enough for me to put in the effort to learn it. I mean you have to like wake up every 3 hours or something and write down what you dream and stuff like that. It sounds amazing but not amazing enough for me to want to wake up in the middle of the night to do homework. There was one memorable lucid dreaming experience I can recall. I was by the ocean on a concrete sort of pier, and as I realized I was dreaming I got excited and jumped into the water and began to sink rapidly and I awoke as it got darker and darker.
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#5
I think I might have almost experienced it once.

I heard a loud buzzing noise and it felt like there was an earthquake. I also watched myself laying down. It was strange.

I would like to actually fully experience it, and am interested in finding out how.
#6
Hm, interesting. My friend told me to give this a try tonight and I'm going to in a bit actually.
Basically what he said to do was lie down with your arms at your side and close your eyes, DO NOT MOVE at all, for about 20-30 minutes, your body will try to check your consciousness by making you itch or twitch, resist those urges.
After 20-30 minutes you'll start to feel weird, he said it would be like paralysis, as in you're aware that you have a body but you can't move it.
#7
From personal experience, the best way to induce it is not in normal long hours night sleep but try to sleep for about 4 hours at night or however much it takes so you aren't fully recharged, then wake up, try to fight staying awake for about an hour, then let yourself drift back into sleep while sitting in a chair, not laying down. I've gotten effects where I am conscious of my body this way and have blurry visions of my arms, body, and legs, but am unable to move them because I'm in a half dream-half awake state. Long response but yea, the best way to lucid dreams and to get vivid dreams in general in the short period of sleep after you sleep all night, wake up, need more, and fall back asleep.
#11
I've had a few lucid dreams. I've also been trying to find a way to master it. Not much luck with that though.

I've also had a few reccuring lucid dreams over the past weeks now. There's two of them and they both deal with me driving really fast, falling off a bridge, and then dying. The first one happened two weeks ago, and the other last week. Here's how they go:

I start out dreaming that I'm driving around in a car. As the dream drags on, I begin to realize that I'm dreaming and begin to take control of my body. Near the end of my dream I'm aware of what's happening, but I tend to not have complete control of my body, so it's almost like I'm watching myself, but at the same time I'm still in first person. The rest of the dream goes with me driving really fast in the dark with headlights off. I end up driving on a very narrow bridge, and at this point I realize that if I don't slow down and turn on the lights, I could die. I fight to try to gain control of my body, but in the end I just end up watching myself driving the car off the bridge. Everything I experienced felt so real. I felt the car hit the rail and felt gravity pull me down. I hear my screams, and hear the car getting scratched up by the trees, and as soon as I crash into the ground, everything turns white and I wake up.

The second dream is basically the same as the first, except it takes place in the middle of the day and I crash into a swamp and drown.


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#12
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I had a lucid dream once. Shit rocks.

If you use googles, you can find some pretty helpful guides on how to do it more often.

You can only really lucid dream if you know you're dreaming. If you get one of those dreams where you realize "hey, i'm dreaming", you HAVE to start to take control. What I read to do is to have like, a word to say. The saying of that word makes part of your mind more conscious of what's going on, and helps you. I just said "Increase lucidity" because that's what the guide I read said to do. It worked for a while, but then I woke up.

It'd be better if you sang


"WE AAAAALLLLL INCREAAAAAAASE THIS LUCIDITY"
Tonight I kill your fucking face.
I killed your face.


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#13
I was confused at first because I thought Lucid Dreaming was that thing where you wake up in the middle of REM and can't move which is supposedly scary as hell, not that I would know for it has never happened to me, and I was curious as to why TS wanted to induce it.

Speaking of which, what's that called?
#14
I've had a few lucid dreams.

They scared me, tough. Seems like I make them turn into nighmares somehow.
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I was confused at first because I thought Lucid Dreaming was that thing where you wake up in the middle of REM and can't move which is supposedly scary as hell, not that I would know for it has never happened to me, and I was curious as to why TS wanted to induce it.

Speaking of which, what's that called?

Sleep paralysis.
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I was confused at first because I thought Lucid Dreaming was that thing where you wake up in the middle of REM and can't move which is supposedly scary as hell, not that I would know for it has never happened to me, and I was curious as to why TS wanted to induce it.

Speaking of which, what's that called?


sleep paralysis. One of the most terrifying things you can experience in life.


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sleep paralysis. One of the most terrifying things you can experience in life.

I completely second this. I've only had sleep paralysis once and what a god awful experience that was.
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Sleep paralysis.


ah man, thats some scary shit. Happened to me once and I literally thought I was dying.
I want to learn how to lucid dream though, seems like it would come in handy if your bored
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I completely second this. I've only had sleep paralysis once and what a god awful experience that was.

Well with my attempts, it seemed that sleep paralysis was a reoccurring thing every time I attempted to lucid dream.

It's not fun seeing dark figures in the corner of your eye and hearing evil laughter with roaring wind every few nights.
#20
Well last time I tried lucid dreaming I started breathing very slowly and decided to stop because I felt like I wasn't getting enough oxygen.

As for sleep paralysis, I've had it 3 times. Two of them were from napping in study hall. Luckily they only lasted a minute, but my head felt like it was being torn off. The other time, my chest felt really heavy and everything was extremely fucking loud.
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#21
I'm shit at lucid dreaming. I can do it, but when I do the part of my brain that controls the dream seems to be mildly retarded. "Exploring space? Sex with a beautiful woman? Playing live with my favourite band? Nah, fuck that. I can think of nothing better to do but watch 100 fat black people walk across several balconies."

Except for this one time, when during a dream I distinctly remember thinking "this dream is boring, what could happen that would scare me shitless?" After which, my face in the mirror turned into a hideous contorted grimace with a gaping black void for a mouth, I was the most terrified I can remember ever being, and I woke up instantly. I couldn't sleep for a few days.

Presumably, that was from the same part of the mind that persistently remembers disgusting images, and thinks of embarrassing things to say just to tempt you to say them.

So in conclusion, fuck lucid dreaming.
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#22
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Well with my attempts, it seemed that sleep paralysis was a reoccurring thing every time I attempted to lucid dream.

It's not fun seeing dark figures in the corner of your eye and hearing evil laughter with roaring wind every few nights.

you've heard laughter? Jesus I feel sorry for you. I heard noises when it happened to me, but they were just like footsteps and deep breathing


Analedit: ^^ for the longest time the only reason I wanted to lucid dream was so I could have realistic sex in my dream. Closest I've come was making out with some chick on a bus
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#23
Unless I am particularly exhausted, I can usually dream lucidly on cue. I also seem to be able to just let it play out without controlling things if I so choose.
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#24
not gonna lie, lucid dreams are the only dreams i have. I mean I know that everybody dreams and sometimes you just don't remember, but i never remember them unless they're lucid. I usually only get them when i oversleep though. like i'll get my normal 8 hours, regain consciousness but stay in bed for another 2 to 4 hours...anyways they're usually ****ing awesome. random but awesome.
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I'm shit at lucid dreaming. I can do it, but when I do the part of my brain that controls the dream seems to be mildly retarded. "Exploring space? Sex with a beautiful woman? Playing live with my favourite band? Nah, fuck that. I can think of nothing better to do but watch 100 fat black people walk across several balconies."

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#26
I know how to do it but I have so much trouble, I may as well have no idea. Every time I manage to wake up in the dream, I get so excited about it that I lose control and wake up in real life.
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#27
Heres a nice long story for you, based on last night and the night before.

Sunday, I decided not to sleep, to stay awake for 24 hours for the hell of it. Because of this I was somewhat jittery and paranoid by monday at 10pm. For some unknown reason I decided to look at the nightmare inducement thread - none of which is likely to be scary on a normal basis, but after sleep deprivation and slowly increasing paranoia it was terrifying. It started with bedfellows, I was looking around my room, which has no lights, every few seconds mistaking everything from dressing gowns to curtains for people, trying to kill me.

Then I watched suicide mouse. After 8 minutes I felt tears falling down my face and I didn't want to sleep, in case my dreams reflected this. Unfortunately at around 5 in the morning I fell asleep, and dreamt.

I had lucid dreams where every person I liked turned into the demon of bedfellows, tearing chunks out of my flesh - fortunately I couldn't feel it but I just couldn't wake up. I realised I was dreaming so I decided to try control what was happening. I started floating and hearing those horrifying screams again, far more terrifying than in the video. Then threnody to the victims of hiroshima and stalaggh playing alongside it. I started clutching my face trying to wake up and then the demon thing crawled towards me and I finally woke.

Then I had sleep paralysis, seeing the clock at the end of my bed as the face of this demon. The clothes beside my bed were shadows, crawling towards me.

AND OMFG IT WAS TERRIFYING.

Seriously, the first dream I have in months was THIS?!?

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#28
I tend to lucid dream about twice occasionally three times a week. I find that constantly checking the time throughout the day triggers it most of the time.

Works for me.
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#29
i had a lucid dream once not too long ago.
i was at a friends house and we were hanging in the kitchen just talking then my friend handed me something (this is when i realised i was dreaming) and i drank the thing he handed me. i started floating towards the ceiling, i had no control of myself but i knew i was dreaming and i started back flipping in midair faster and faster until i kinda melted through the wall and woke up.
that was pretty damn wierd.
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#30
Had it twice in the space of a week and it wasn't good. 1st one didn't last long but it was early hours of the morning and i was aware of something in my room. Could see a figure in my room (which i think turned out to be my punch bag) which slowly walked towards my bed.
2nd one was ****ed up and i swear to god no matter how stupid this sounds it's true. Was asleep when i felt something on my chest. Opened my eyes to see a character which i can only describe as a smurf with giant hands sitting on me. I tried to move but i couldn't and i also tried to shout. The thing stared at me for ages looking angry as ****. Then it started strangling me. I was absolutely shitting myself, i couldn't breathe and again i tried shouting but nothing worked. I felt the pain and i felt like i was dieing. Can't remember how it ended but it was seriosly the most fu*ked up thing i'v ever experienced.
With both experiences i remember there being a feeling of extreme terror and is something i would not want to happen again.
I have a history of sleep problems and my medication was changed shortly after this though i doubt it was what caused it.
after reading the rest of the posts i appear to have confused lucid dreaming with sleep paralysis
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#31
I just posted this as a reply to a post in the nightmare inducement thread:

I used to really try to have lucid dreams. Looked at all the stuff that tells you if it's a dream etc. I heard that looking in a mirror is a good indicator. So I fall asleep. In my dream my actions were:

"Shit! is this a dream? I'll check!"
*hastily looks at magic mirror that mysteriously appears next to my bed*
*Realise I look incredibly blurry and have short hair*
*Go back to sleep in my dream*



I was so angry with myself when I woke up.