[ edit ] Disclaimer When attempting some of the techniques in this book, you may have some frightening experiences, such as falling sensations or sleep paralysis . Although the authors attest these are not dangerous, you should avoid techniques that create these sensations if you would prefer not to experience them.
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By Ryan Hurd Reprinted with permission of Dream Studies , a site for Lucid Dreamers Although the scientific community did not recognize lucid dreaming until 1978, the history of this unique dreaming experience reaches back thousands of years, and potentially into the Paleolithic Era. However, the first verifiable documentation of lucid dreaming originated in the East thousands of years ago. Hinduism and Buddhism The first known textual description of lucid dreaming dates to before 1000 BCE from the Upanishads, the Hindu oral tradition of spiritual lessons, philosophy and proverbs.
This page describes a number of lucid dream induction techniques. It is recommended that you be able to recall at least one dream per night in order to maximize the effectiveness of these methods. [ edit ] Preliminary Knowledge Certain elements are common to many of the lucidity-inducing techniques discussed later in this chapter. To better understand these techniques, these common components will be discussed first. [ edit ] Sleep Interruption
Dream Awareness, Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection
Introduction Lucid dreaming was taken very seriously by some cultures during ancient times.