Lucid Dreaming

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Lucid Dreaming
Introduction | Dream Recall | Induction Techniques | Using | Glossary | Appendices | Further Reading

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This book attempts to teach the skills that can help you to have lucid dreams — dreams in which one knows he or she is dreaming. For the skeptical, lucid dreams have been scientifically demonstrated to exist. The ability to lucid dream will open your mind to a world of infinite possibilities as you become adept at taking control of your dreams.

We will start by explaining how lucid dreaming works biologically. Next, the book will prepare you for lucid dreaming by helping you to remember more of your dreams (dream recall). You will then learn a variety of ways of becoming, and staying, lucid. Finally, you will find suggested activities to try while in the dream world...


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  1. 100%.svg Disclaimer
  2. 100%.svg About dreaming
  3. 100%.svg About lucid dreaming
  4. 100%.svg Possible dangers of lucid dreaming
    1. 100%.svg Alienation
    2. 100%.svg Dissociation
    3. 100%.svg Controversial: Accidentally encountering “spiritual” entities
    4. 100%.svg Controversial: Creating bad habits or becoming a control freak
    5. 75%.svg Controversial: Exhaustion
    6. 75%.svg Controversial: Inability to stop
    7. 100%.svg Controversial: Undesirable false awakenings
  5. 75%.svg Similar techniques

Dream Recall[edit]

100%.svg Improving dream recall

Induction Techniques[edit]

  1. 100%.svg Preliminary
    1. 100%.svg Waking up and getting to sleep
    2. 100%.svg Reality checks
  2. 100%.svg Techniques
    1. 100%.svg WBTB
    2. 100%.svg Autosuggestion
    3. 100%.svg MILD
    4. 100%.svg WILD
      1. 100%.svg Eyelid Pattern
      2. 100%.svg Hypnagogic Imagery
      3. 100%.svg Counting
    5. 100%.svg Incubating dreams
      1. 75%.svg Chaining dreams
      2. 100%.svg VILD
      3. 100%.svg LILD
    6. 50%.svg CAT
    7. 25%.svg Tibetan methods
    8. 50%.svg Other techniques
  3. 100%.svg Other methods
    1. 50%.svg Drugs
    2. 50%.svg Food and drink
    3. 75%.svg Gadgets
    4. 100%.svg Software


  1. 100%.svg Dream stabilization
    1. 100%.svg Hand rubbing
    2. 100%.svg Spinning
    3. 100%.svg Slowing it down
    4. 100%.svg Trying to recover your waking memory and cognitive capacities
    5. 100%.svg Falsely awakening
  2. 100%.svg Recovering from lost visuals
    1. 100%.svg Autosuggestion
    2. 100%.svg Visualising
  3. 100%.svg Getting objects into your dream
  4. 100%.svg What you can do
    1. 75%.svg Easy
    2. 75%.svg Medium
    3. 75%.svg Hard
  5. 100%.svg Conclusion


75%.svg An alphabetical list of everything mentioned


Various posts from forums where people originally described their techniques
Other documents (FAQs, etc.)

Further Reading[edit]

100%.svg On the web and in print


A FAQ page for you to post any question you might have about lucid dreaming


In alphabetical order:

  • Evilshiznat has had a few lucid dreams.
  • Kaycee (cont) (talk) is a natural-born lucid dreamer who upholds a practical view on most things.
  • KirbyMeister has only had one lucid dream so far, re-organized the entire Appendices area, and is a total Spongebob freak.
  • r3m0t (cont) (talk) (15) has only had a few lucid dreams so far, but has written most of the information in the wikibook.
  • Sourcejedi has just come out of anonymous lurking to demonstrate his ruthless editing tendencies by trying to clean up someone else's botched rename. He also has far too brief lucid dreams.
  • Tharenthel (Talk) (Contribs) has had a few lucid dreams so far, and has done mostly reorganization.
  • Xgamer4 has had many lucid dreams. He made (if you can call it that) the FAQ page, and monitors the page.