Guide to Lucidity
is a lucid dream?
The short answer is any dream in which you become aware that you are
actually having a dream. The required altered state of consciousness
can also be cultivated by meditation techniques and forms of awake to
range from low to high levels. With low level lucidity,
you’re just taking things in but not really processing them
properly. High level lucidity means your brain is far
more switched on and connected, you have full memory recall
and you feel bright and in control, and it may feel more real
than normal consciousness. Astral projection occurs when
the light body (astral body or spirit) can separate from the
body and travel in the astral planes, unlike lucid dreaming
it is not scientifically accepted, you'll have to explore and make your own mind up on that one.
dreaming can seem indistinguishable from waking reality. There are
no limits to what you can do when lucid. You might find you gain
extra abilities, like flying, or that real life weaknesses, such
as short sightedness, do not exist in the dream world. Full control
in the dream world is what all lucid dreamers aspire to. This is
not easy but it’s one of the things that the Crossroads makes easier
with its dream doors. Anyone can lucid dream, but some take longer
than others to achieve lucidity.
body is asleep and paralyzed but in your brain your mind is bright
and awake and awareness in now in your brains own created dream
world. When we talk about a high lucid dream its almost impossible
to describe. The images on this site cannot capture the feeling,
the best adrenaline pumping music video or hollywood can't do it
justice, today's best computers with fully virtual reality can't
come close. The only system with enough power to recreate the experience
is your own brain.
Many people search
for their spirit guide or dream character, who represents their
own mind. Lucid dream characters are created and controlled
by parts of your brain that you do not have access to, they
act independently of your conscious free will and they seem
to have a life of their own.
guides can tap into your deepest feelings and thoughts, even
those that you might not be conscious of. Remember, when you lucid
dream, any character is part of you mind and may be interrogated
to learn something of yourself. There are, however, massive differences
between lucid characters and what can be achieved in interaction
with them. Try shouting out something like ‘I want to meet my guide,
show yourself,’ they could very well appear behind you.
How to get lucid:
The good thing is you’re already halfway there. Just reading
about lucidity can make you lucid when you sleep. You need to
train your mind to improve your dreaming recall. Set your alarm
an hour before you normally get up, this should interrupt a
dream. Keep a dream diary, which is one of the best ways of
awareness, look above and below your normal eye level, examine
objects and scenes in more detail, and eventually this more
questioning gaze will follow you into your dreams.
are essential, many lucid dreamers use techniques like looking
at their hands during the day and asking ‘Am I dreaming?’ Another
good way is to print out the Lucid Crossroads images, put them
on your wall, read the text and look at the images.
or dream themes will become noticeable through your dream
diary. Once yours has been identified, all you need to do is perform
a reality check every time you the sign in the waking world.
Intent is very
important in lucid dreaming. Before you sleep, repeat the phrase
that you will become lucid and you will do whatever you’ve decided
to do when lucid.
also an essential part of becoming lucid. This will happen naturally
as lucid dreams seem to have a cycle in their frequency. Try spending
two weeks focussing on getting lucid, using the dream diary, reality
checks and intent, then two weeks of resting, just keeping a rough
dream diary. All new lucid dreamers should practice one of the
techniques below a few times a month.
This method is know
by a few different names and they all have some variations,
heres the classic technique.
If you recollect
a dream when you wake, try to recall as much of it as possible.
Now return to sleep, remembering your intent. Imagine how the
dream would have continued. Once dreaming, look at the details
like you would do in reality, or focus on the people in your
dream scene. Once you become lucid, there are some tricks to
help remain focussed and increase lucidity. Movement: Running
or spinning on the spot can really help focus lucidity. No talking:
Try telepathy instead. Clarity: Say something in your mind like
‘Increase lucidity NOW!’ Look at your hands: Or any object,
really focussing on the details. Crossroads: You can ask the
receptionists to help you increase lucidity, and the Crossroads
is a calm place where you can deepen lucidity before departing
to your own particular lucid dream.
Write your dream
diary and look for patterns like dream signs.
a couple of times a day.
Read all you can
about lucid dreaming.
Find the technique
that works for you (look on this site and the net) try one at
least a few times a month.
your lucid dreaming into a cycle that fits with your lifestyle.
- Click left for directions to the calm
and tranquil space that is the Lucid
you can find an expanded page about what a lucid dream actually
is. The page goes onto describe just how real a lucid dream can
be, it describes the levels of lucidity and go onto to recount
how your first lucid dream might feel like. You'll also find out
what you can do when you are lucid (anything), find out anyone
can do it and look into any safety issues.
left for a more detailed look at methods to get you lucid, also
has links to full pages about WILD and Gatekeeper techniques!
section is used to explain a little more about the science and history
behind lucid dreaming as well as talking about dream guides and
what they are.
way before the term lucid dreaming was coined people have been "leaving"
their bodies and traveling the universe and beyond. Is it just a
very high lucid dream? Learn about this controversial subject that
exists on the fringes of science and study.
Lucid Crossroads Guides and Sleep Paralysis.
This page details the phenomenon known as old hag and also teaches
you how to turn this nightmare to your advantage in order to summon
a Lucid Crossroads guide.
page addresses issues about, the Crossroads experiment, my own
dream, thoughts about psi/paranormal, scientific
proof, why the
Crossroads might work and how do I confirm a shared dream?