Over the last two year I've been having a lot of spontaneous lucid dreams. I've since developed a technique that causes it to happen about 9 out of 10
times. I posted some of the details here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Basically it's a three step process. You'll need an alarm clock, in-ear headphones, and the cord from the headphones should be long enough that it can
reach from the computer to your bed.
- Set your alarm clock to go off about at 4 or 5 AM (it's typically best to go to sleep by about 10PM or 11PM so you get 6 hours of rest).
- In the morning when the alarm goes off, put your headphones on, and start the sbagen program (here's the download
## .SBG file – Theta 6 Hz, on 759 Hz carrier wave at 25 dB.
or from the command line,
./sbagen -i 759+6/25
- Next, load up the lucidology timer (using the
swf or download the exe). I typically use
"Ramp 5" and I set it to play the alarm sound 27 times. If you're having a hard time getting back to sleep set the "interval 1" time a little bit
Now lay on your back and don't let yourself rollover to fall asleep. I find it's helpful while trying to fall back asleep to mentally state some goals
about what I want to accomplish. For instance, if you want to have a lucid dream in the Grand Canyon try to actively imagine what the scenery would
look like. Don't be disappointed though if you don't materialize where you want to.
The real reason for trying to imagine the environment is because it helps to keep your mind lucid as you begin to slip into the hypnagogic state (the
transitional period between wakefulness and sleep). In the hypnagogic state you might start to see colors, patterns, or symbols floating in the air.
The next and most noticeable change happens after you've fallen asleep and the lucidology timer wakes you up. As you dip from awake to back asleep on
the third or forth alarm beep (typically 35-40 minutes in) you'll start to notice the transition into paralysis. It's an unmistakable feeling. Here
you'll begin to feel your nonphysical body disassociate from the physical. Often the sensation is one of disorientation or a feeling like an electric
For me it's not uncommon once it starts to feel as though I'm rolling around my physical bodies central axis (like a pig on a rotisserie) from
head-to-feet into the bed. It takes awhile to learn how to control this. Once you're disassociated you can move your body parts no different than how
you normally would. However at the start, if you're not fully disassociated, it's common to mistakenly move the physical rather than the nonphysical
appendage. This will wake you up. To get around this, the pros have come up with what they call
"movement-free reality checks
." I haven't tried these techniques (usually I just ad-hoc it) so
your mileage will vary.
I've since gotten to the point where I can reliably disassociate my legs and slide myself to the right. Almost like a ghost pictured hovering above a
bed. Then at that point I pivot about my navel like a seesaw and pitch my body forward so my feet come in contact with the floor. At that point I can
walk around normally.
The next big hurdle is getting visibility. It's really helpful once you get out to be patient and try to find a light source in the environment. Once
you find something that's luminous focus on it. This will cause the rest of the world to draw in. Often in the interim while waiting to be able to
see, I typically use my hands to feel around my environment. Right next to my bed I have a dresser. So the first thing I always do is place my right
hand on the top of the dresser. Then I stand up. At this point I try to feel my way around my apartment as I look for a light.
Whenever you notice yourself starting to wake up. The best thing to do is to not "over-think." Over-thinking will almost always drag you straight back
to wakefulness. Instead, just patiently move about and leave discernible intentional pauses between your actions. As you get better the need for
pauses will get shorter and shorter.
And that's about it! I'd be curious to know if this works for anyone else.
edit on 18-1-2012 by Xtraeme because: (no reason given)