Lucid Dreaming

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


This book attempts to teach the skills that can help you to have lucid dreams — dreams in which you know that you are 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 percents.svg Disclaimer
  2. 100 percents.svg About dreaming
  3. 100 percents.svg About lucid dreaming
  4. 100 percents.svg Possible dangers of lucid dreaming
    1. 100 percents.svg Alienation
    2. 100 percents.svg Dissociation
    3. 100 percents.svg Controversial: Accidentally encountering “spiritual” entities
    4. 100 percents.svg Controversial: Creating bad habits or becoming a control freak
    5. 75%.svg Controversial: Exhaustion
    6. 75%.svg Controversial: Inability to stop
    7. 100 percents.svg Controversial: Undesirable false awakenings
  5. 75%.svg Similar techniques

Dream Recall[edit]

100 percents.svg Improving dream recall

Induction Techniques[edit]

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


  1. 100 percents.svg Dream stabilization
    1. 100 percents.svg Hand rubbing
    2. 100 percents.svg Spinning
    3. 100 percents.svg Slowing it down
    4. 100 percents.svg Touching your dream
    5. 100 percents.svg Trying to recover your waking memory and cognitive capacities
    6. 100 percents.svg False awakening
  2. 100 percents.svg Recovering from lost visuals
    1. 100 percents.svg Autosuggestion
    2. 100 percents.svg Visualising
  3. 100 percents.svg Getting objects into your dream
  4. 100 percents.svg What you can do
    1. 75%.svg Easy
    2. 75%.svg Medium
    3. 75%.svg Hard
  5. 100 percents.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 percents.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.