Lucid Letters> This just has to be the best web page about lucidity.
> I have had just a few lucid dreams (I am a novice). I
> have trouble realizing that I am in a dream. I tend to
> notice something weird every time (what's the deal with
> your fingers anyway?) but dont realize that I am in a dream
About fingers - hard to say. Just like other methods of checking
"am I dreaming ?", it works very well, but is not explained.
Though, perhaps all methods do have something in common - mainly
the unstable nature of a dream.
In a dayworld clock is supposed to behave in predictable manner.
Text is supposed to stand still.
And fingers are of constant amount.
Any of these look perfectly normal in a dream, but if attention is focused on them, the instability shows up!
Looking at palm could be the best method simply because it is always there, while clocks and writings I sometimes have to look for.
> The funniest story that you told was when you were at work
> Do you happen to have a more complete journal of your dreams?
Every lucid dream is exhilirating, but sometimes there's not enough going on to make a story out of it.
Say, simply flying - it's the ultimate high. But if nothing else happens, it's likely this dream will
not make it no the journal.
> Can you tell me how you always become lucid
> i never seem to get that control that allows me to check my watch.
> When you dream and you check your watch do you have to actually wear a watch
> in waking life?
No, not really. The surroundings of my dream often look like I remember them, not like they were before I fell asleep. For example, I lived in USA for 6 years, but still in majority of dreams, when am at home, it's my old flat in Latvia. Thus, not carrying the clock in real life should not immediately affect whether I have it in a dream.
If you don't have watch in real life, but see it on yuor hand all of the sudden, there is your dreamsign! Another thing that sometimes happens in my dream is when I can't see my hand at all - not because of darkness, but it's like in a blur. Finally, while at it, checking fingers may also help - often the amount on one hand could be different from 5 in a dream.
> I always say check your watch right before i fall asleep,
Maybe, the trick is to take reality with a grain of salt - the world around me always seems real, no matter how weird it is. Smell, touch, taste - they all can fool me into thinking I am awake.
Sometimes strong emotion gives a clue - for example, in one dream I was in a bus, I tried to put my hat on, but it kept flying up to the ceiling. I got frustrated... and then suddenly I thought "what the heck, why would a hat fly like this ?". Then I checked and yes - I was dreaming.
False awakening is another good time to go lucid - making a habit to check watch right after waking up could bring you to a surprising discovery that you only dream that you have awakened!
> can you please email me with advice on how i
> can become lucid in my dreams im getting discouraged please if you have
> any info please email me thank you
That bitch, the false awakening
Oh the grief that the false awakening has caused me, the embarassment. Yet it is delightfully amusing when we catch on, isn't it? The problem is we let our guard down once we think we've waken, let go of that critical faculty which enabled us to maintain lucidity. It sounds good in theory to say be wary of it, but that's not really so simple. The root of the matter is held in that quick moment before the false awakening, that moment in which we slip up and let the dream win. If you have some time, do get back to me. This matter needs to be addressed!
have you had any more lucid dreams since oct 25th? I loved reading about yours. Continue to write them down. I wish i could do it...sometimes i can, but i can't control them as well as i'd like to be able to. I find naps during the daytime work better. A high-noon snooze as i call it. (if your schedule permits, try it...)
> have you had any more lucid dreams since oct 25th?
> I loved reading about yours.
> Continue to write them down.
Then, occasionally I copy contents from cassette to my page. At this point I may get rid of sexual content and personal subjects.
I can only vaguely imagine, how this journal would look like, if it was a direct transcript of lucid dream as it happens :}
> naps during the daytime work better. A high-noon snooze as i call it. (if
I have long known about lucid dreams. I have researched them a bit, and more then anything else, I wish to have lucid dreams. Your stories are fascinating, and I wanted to know how you started having them. Did it just happen? Did you try after reading about them? Are their any paticular techniques that you use? If there is not, if you just started having them for no paticular reason I would like to find out why. What kind of person are you, I mean what is it about you that led to this, any information would be much appreciated. Thank you
> and I wanted to know how you started having them. Did it
At the same point I read the alt.dreams.lucid newsgroup and rented "Lucid Dreaming" in the library. During one day this was all I've thought about, so it probably stayed on my mind after I fell asleep.
Then, my 1st dream happened - it's in the journal. After I knew that I could actually do it, it became easier. Especial breakthrough took place when I awoke in my dream house and went exploring - I learned several dreamsigns that way (reading, checking calculator).
Finally, the time when I turned false awakening into a lucid dream was another victory - from a most annoying experience it became something special, almost like OBE (because surroundings in false awakening very closely resemble real life).
> Are their any
> ... I mean what is it about you that led to this,
For example, the fact that believing in yourself is important, not doing so will cripple by strength, even if potential is there. I knew that, but I didn't fully realize it until LD, where I couldn't go thru a wall because I doubted myself.
I found your description of your lucid dreams (at
http://www.inlink.com/~daugava/elucid.htm) to be fascinating and
inspirational. I'm a beginning lucid dreamer of a few months with
handful of lucid dreams. Thanks for the great web page!
> I'm a beginning lucid dreamer of a few months with a
Hello, I just came across your web-page today. It was very interesting. Let me explain why I am writing to you. I too have an interest in dreams. I am a huge amateur in the field of lucid dreaming, but I have had a few what i guess you could call "semi-lucid dreams." Anyway, I too am thinking about setting up a web-page on dreams. My goal is actually to have people send me stories they have dreamt which I am planning to work into a musical project of mine. BTW, there is a musical group which i think you should try listening to while dreaming. They are called the "Olivia Tremor Control." If you haven't heard of them, you can ask for them in stores. They are on a record label called "Flydaddy Records." They too are interested in collecting a catalog of people's dreams for a project. Their CD, "Dusk at Cubist Castle" is composed of two cds actually. The first is the album (which is really good) and the second is some very ambient 4track recorded music which is actually supposed to be the dreams of these characters from "Dusk at Cubist Castle." Anyway, if you haven't heard of them, I recommend buying the album. The second Cd is perfect for playing on repeat all night. You may even admire the music. Anyway, I just felt compelled to write to you. I really enjoyed your page.
Goodbye, Brendan McTear
> Let me explain why I am writing to you. I too have an interest in dreams. I
> am a huge amateur in the field of lucid dreaming, but I have
had a few
> Anyway, I too am
> BTW, there is a musical group which i
Also, could you tell me what 'ambient' means - I hear the term now and then, but not sure what it stands for.
Oh, yes, now that you mentioned it, I just recalled something that didn't yet make it into my dream journal. I left radio on all night. In my dream a guy came to my workplace and started a long boring story about his sister. Then alarm clock went off, I awoke and realized that the story goes on - it was actually on the radio, and the storyteller was female! This gave me an idea to try an experiment (not yet conducted) - check if subconscious understands foreign languages - leave other language cassette playing and then check if it makes sense in my dream.
Do you know of a lucid dreaming chat room. This stuff is too good
keep to ourselves. Sweet dreams.
> This stuff is too good to
Seems like once you start thinking about them, they come easier - it's just the possibility of having Lucid Dream that some are not aware about. It is so pity to be asleep and not know it - be bound by rules and regulations, just like in real life. Go lucid and roam free!
Love the site! The last couple of times I was awake in my dream, I asked the people around me why the wouldn't fly? On two different occasion I was told that this was forbiden and a little girl said it was " not good" to do that ! I wonder if these caracters have a reality of there own or if they originate from my self alone? Can't wait to go to sleep...
> Love the site!
> The last couple of times I was awake in my dream, I
> Can't wait to go to