A few weeks ago I found an article on what is known as “Lucid Dreaming”. For those of you who have never heard of it, this term is used for a dream in which you are 1. aware you are in a dream, and 2. you can guide/manipulate/control the dream. There have been times in the past where I have been able to have lucid dreams, where I was in control of it for a very short time, and I use the term control loosely. By this I mean the only part of the dream I can remember was riding a motor bike which then turned into a broken Mary-Go-Round Pony… So although control is possible, I obviously don’t have the concentration factor (Could be linked to my lack of attention span).
Ever since my first lucid dream I have been interested in learning more, but without knowing what it was called (At the time, I didn’t know the term was Lucid Dreaming) I didn’t know where to begin. That was until a about a month and a half ago when I came across a post on one of the many gadget sites I frequent for a device called Remee being featured on Kickstarter. From there results I can assume I am not the only one interested in Lucid Dreaming, the project has a goal of only $35,000 but pulled in $572,891. Now Remee is not the first Lucid Dream mask, but is probably the first affordable one available to the public. I will be looking into getting one of these masks sometime in the near future from their official webiste at www.sleepwithremee.com. There is also a good write up there on what Lucid Dreaming is (click here).
I also managed to find a video which gives you tiups on how to enter, and remain in a Lucid Dream. Put online in 2008, HowCast has a few tips I will be sure to try out in the next few days.
If you have ever had a lucid dream, you know how exciting it can be to be able to guide and control your own dream. Although I have only managed to do it once or twice the I can remember, I look forward to trying to have more lucid dreams in the future. In fact right now I am putting together my Dream Journal and hopefully start recording what happens.
If you have had Lucid Dreams before, or have any tips on how to enter them more often, please feel free to comment.