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Benefits of Lucid Dreaming – Part 1

There are still discussions regarding beneficial or harmful influence of lucid dreaming on our body and mind. Why do we lucid dream? What possible benefits may we reap practising lucid dreaming? Do we have to give it any consideration at all or just treat as any type of dream? Is it healthy? Although the purpose and nature of lucid dreaming are only partially uncovered at the moment, there are certain beneficial effects none acquainted with lucid dreaming can deny. Nightmare …

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Is Lucid Dreaming Real?

Some people find it hard to believe in lucid dreaming. There is probably a good reason to it: the idea of being mentally awake in sleep sounds like a paradox. If we accept the existence of such a phenomenon, it raises a lot of questions. Can we actually call it “dreaming”? What being aware of waking reality in a dream really entails and means? How it even possible? Is it natural? Is it dangerous? Lucid dreaming has a long history. …

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Sound Induced Lucid Dreaming – Part 3

Music and Motivation We love music. Music accompanies us everywhere, when we workout, do our chores, study, meditate and, of course, when we party. We cannot imagine our life without music. It seems only natural that music can have something to do with another aspect of our life: dreaming. For centuries, music has been an integral part of spiritual practices, shamanistic trances, meditation techniques and prayers. It has an ability to influence our state of mind, making as focused and …

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Sound Induced Lucid Dreaming – Part 2

Binaural Beats Binaural beats are a frequency of brainwave produced by our brain when beats of different frequencies are being introduced to the left and the right ear separately. In that case, the brain will compensate for the difference creating a beat of its own equal to the difference between the beats and thus merging the two sounds. In order for this to happen, the difference should be less than 30 Hz, or the sounds won’t merge and will be …

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Sound Induced Lucid Dreaming – Part 1

There is surprisingly little information regarding how music affects our ability to lucid dream. Although it seems to be a basic question – music has been used for meditation, trance-induction and other mind state alternating practices for millennia – there is still no agreement as to whether music can induce lucid dreaming. To answer this question, first we have to understand how auditory signals affect our dreams. Early Experiments Experiments concerning the use of external cues in order to induce …

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Becoming Lucid During False Awakening

Sometimes lucid dreaming may induce the so-called “false awakening”. Basically, it is a dream about waking up. Your mind knows that after becoming lucid you are either to return to the unconscious dreaming or wake-up. False awakening is a trick your mind plays to convince you that are already awake, keeping you dreaming at the same time. The setting in the false awakening is usually very realistic, re-creating your usual surroundings in great detail. False awakening is often induced by …

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Advanced Dream Control – Part 2

Transformation Transformation is probably the toughest of the advanced dream activities. It needs very vivid imagination since it is not only your appearance that changes but also the feeling of your body and the world perception. Unlike transportation, transformation doesn’t seem to have any immediate practical purpose. So why would we want to shape-shift anyway? Because it’s fun, obviously. A good enough reason for anything we do in dreams. However, transformation is also a very good training for mastering control …

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Advanced Dream Control – Part 1

You can do anything in a lucid dream. The possibilities are limitless. There are, however, some tasks that need a high level of self control and a good mastery over the dream. Beginner dreamers often loose concentration and lucidity when they try to perform them. The most popular of such energy-consuming dreaming activities are transportation, transformation and world-creation. Transportation The thing is, we do not exactly travel in the Dreamland. It is more like locations are spawned as we need …

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Movie Lucid Dreaming Techniques: “Totem Technique”

I have finally watched Inception and was very disappointed. I mean, we all dream, every night. So why when it comes to filming a movie in a dream setting, the film-makers invent some kind of virtual reality that has very little in common with dreams? If they wanted an unusual setting for an action movie, where the characters can bend reality rules, they could use more imagination. However, the movie actually pictures some lucid dreaming techniques quite accurately. The one …

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“Black Void”: The Space Between Dreams

What is the “black void”? A common type of dream shared by various dreamers? Another “glitch” in the dream matrix? Or is there really a kind of loading screen before a dream begins? Is There A Space Between Dreams? “Black void” is a strange phenomenon sometimes occurring in lucid dreams. It is quite rare but not too rare to be dismissed as a singular occasion. It is a dark and empty space, where nothing happens but lucidity level is very …

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