What is Lucid Dreaming?

The basic definition of lucid dreaming requires nothing more than becoming aware that you are dreaming. However, the quality of lucidity can vary greatly. When lucidity is at a high level, you are aware that everything experienced in the dream is occurring in your mind, that there is no real danger, and that you are asleep in bed and will awaken shortly. With low-level lucidity, you may be aware to a certain extent that you are dreaming, perhaps enough to fly or alter what you are doing, but not enough to realize that the people are dream representations, or that you can suffer no physical damage, or that you are actually in bed.

Friday, October 1, 2010

2.1.6 Transcendence

2.1.6   Transcendence
The experience of being in a lucid dream clearly demonstrates the astonishing fact that the world we see is a construct of our minds. This concept, so elusive when sought in waking life, is the cornerstone of spiritual teachings. It forces us to look beyond everyday experience and ask, "If this is not real, what is?" Lucid dreaming, by so baldly baring a truth that many spend lives seeking, often triggers spiritual questioning in people who try it for far more mundane purposes. Not only does lucid dreaming lead to questioning the nature of reality, but for many it also has been a source of transcendent experience. Exalted and ecstatic states are common in lucid dreams.  I will present several cases of individuals achieving states of union with the Highest, great peace and a new sense of their roles in life.

19 comments:

  1. I have been trying to get one of these lately... keep up a dream jornal !

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  2. i haven't had a dream in so long depressing

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  3. I love lucid dreaming... Only get it once a month though sadly.

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  4. you need to work on your layout a bit. But i enjoyed reading the articles :)

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  5. My problem is that I get too comforatable and fall dead asleep. Plus I can't sleep on my back so using headphone and binueral soundtracks won't work...damn I really want to try this out.

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  6. i had a dream last night where I was speaking fluent French, idk how, I only know english and spanish!

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  7. I've found the only way I've got close to lucid dreaming is the wake-up-during-night trick. But even then, I'm such a deep sleeper..

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  8. I've heard a lot about lucid dreaming, but never knew what it really was... Is there any way to induce them?
    Very nice information you got here!

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  9. lucid dreaming is such a powerful tool to use, amazing how complex your mind is.

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  10. The picture on top looks EXACTLY like a lucid dream I had the other week.

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  11. Wow this looks interesting. Im the one that never remembers their dreams but found out how to increase the chances. Take ginko and st johns wort when you go to bed.

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  12. What sucks is, if you get to comfortable you'll fall dead asleep.

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  13. This blog is also totally sweet :) I lucid dream occasionally, so this is related to my interests.

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  14. Thanks for saying my blog is awesome! haha anyways, i totally agree with 'lucid dream clearly demonstrates the astonishing fact that the world we see is a construct of our minds.' It's crazy cuz most people I know haven't ever even heard of lucid dreaming, let alone come to this realization.

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  15. I have been lucid dreaming a lot more lately. Normally I simply DONT lucid dream. The difference I have made is that I have started polyphasically sleeping. If you want more info on polyphasic sleeping check out my blog. I do Everyman 3, and I used Stampi's napping template.

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  16. I really enjoy your blog, I've only been able to lucid dream a couple of times but each time I found the dream to be inspirational.

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