Stephen Laberge on Lucid Dreaming
Cultivate your own internal garden with lucid dreaming.
How we can use lucid dreaming to study the mind?
nightmares and personal development
the key to lucidity is remembering
“It’s just a matter of practice.”
“You don’t believe yourself when you say some things, rather you want too.”
“I believed lucid dreaming was learnable.”
“Motivation makes a difference, when you care it’s more likely than when you don’t.”
“The easiest way to remember is to visualize and rehearse it in your mind.”
Read the details and follow them.
It’s a matter of intention, of deliberate effort.
You have to have some energy free.
Clearly, it’s a learnable skill.
There is plenty of information available now.
“There is no one there expect for what my mind is creating.”
“The dream world is changeable.”
“If you’re dreaming, and you turn away and look back, 75% of the time it changes, 95% on 2 checks. With three you can be very sure if you are dreaming.”
mnemonic induction of lucid dreams (mild)
Clearly lucid dreams are occurring in REM periods.
Much more likely later in the night, not impossible but far more in the later parts of the night.
With a 30-60 minute interruption during the night and then focusing on lucidity, there is a 37.5%+ increase in ludic dreams.
“I’ll admite, I got the idea from the devil.”
“It’s comforatable enough.”
substances that improve your ability to have lucid dreams
“We found many dimensions of consciousness increase.”
“It only works on prepared minds.”
over the counter drugs for lucidity
“We aren’t too bad at it, but it’s not easy by any means.” > on trying to fall asleep when we want to
Ecstasy is a choice in lucid dreaming.
“These are people we are talking about.”
breathing in dreams affects breathing in the physical body
“She had been engaged in dream sex.”
“Nobody calls it that.”
“It’s strange and it’s curious but it’s probably evolutionarily based.”
“These are what you might call top down orgasms.”
Patricia Garfield’s book, Pathway to Ecstasy
“Time being what it is.”
From the point of view of the dreamer, whatever is being dreamt is really happening.
The simulation is very real and full on the brain end.
“as real as real can be”
nightmares are often people out to get you
Most people feel better when they realize the nightmare is not really happening.
“Hey wait, I’ve never been able to talk to a tiger before. What could you tell me about tiger behavior?”
“There’s another attitude we want to suggest to you.”
“How else can I frame my experience?”
It’s going to show you a different aspect than you expected.
The moment you try to befriend your dragon, it becomes your friend.
The moment you change from fear to curiosity the whole game changes its rules.
withdraw your attention from the experience
to help stay in a dream:
rubbing your hands
spinning your body
dreams aren’t nested, they are a loop
“There’s just no evidence for it.”
dreams within dreams, doesn’t really make sense
Health costs: “It depends on what you doing in the dream. Remembering your dreams costs some sleep, but if what you’re doing is good it can be worth it.”
“We need an experiment.”
“There are a lot of tricks.”
“Dreams happen because of expectations.”
“You have to learn to recognize the schemes that are in place.”
“Find ways to believe what might happen.”
“We can’t just do magic and make someone appear, because we don’t have much experience with that.”
“We have to find a way to see reality differently.”