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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lucid dreaming for fun and profit

Lucid Dreaming

I recently advised a Facebook friend that if she was having a nice dream, and realized she was about to wake up, she could dream that she was standing and spinning, and that that would keep her from waking up. She tried it, and was astounded to realize it worked.

I thought I'd speak a bit on how and why I know this. Lucid dreaming, the art and science of awakening within a dream and then directing it, is enormous fun.

One of the first things about 50% of new lucid dreamers do is have a sex dream with someone they desire, by the way. Works great. I personally apply what I call "dream etiquette: I would only have dream sex with someone who has given me permission. Otherwise it seemed to me I was practicing a form of psychic rape. Hey, just my opinion.

I started looking into Lucid dreaming about thirty years ago, after having come across references to it as a means to power...and I was all about power in those days. The idea was that "awakening" within a dream is similar to "awakening" within life itself. The fact that it is fun to fly or be king of the world is just a side benefit. Of course, there are other belief systems to the effect that the dream world is as real as our own, and while I grok their meaning, I've tended to ground my spiritual explorations as much as possible in consensual reality. Safer that way.

The "Matrix" films are a form of this exploration, as are numerous other fantasy and science fiction ideas. Good stuff.

If people are interested, I may speak on this more. Let's just say that I experimented, learned what I wanted, and let it go. Fascinating stuff, and I encourage anyone who hasn't experienced it to do so.

And oh...about that sex. Well, a really great side effect. I actually approached several gorgeous ladies of my acquaintance, told them what I was doing, and asked their permission to have dreams about them. After their astonishment died down, every one of them gave permission. Several asked me to let them know how it was.

And in a couple of cases...let's just say they were fascinated enough to want to know a LOT more. I was never into pick-up lines, but if I was, "would you mind if I made love to you in my dream tonight?" would have ranked waaaaay up there.

Scruples are a terrible thing.



Anonymous said...


I would greatly appreciate more of your advice on Lucid Dreaming. Are there any particular techniques, or rituals that you prefer?

Thanks for the post!

Steven Barnes said...

Try asking yourself at least five times a day, every three hours, and every time you look in the mirror: "am I dreaming now?"

Keep this up for a few weeks, and you'll find yourself doing it in your dreams!

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