A novice practitioner must understand the procedure for learning and mastering lucid dreaming entry. This procedure consists of several primary steps, each of which is a unique science unto itself.
The first and most important step addresses the techniques used to enter lucid dreaming state. It is not necessary to master every type of entrance technique (direct, indirect, dream consciousness). Learning and applying the easiest techniques provides the necessary prerequisites to more advanced methods.
Contrary to popular opinion, the need for conscious techniques does not cease upon lucid dreaming entrance. It is absolutely necessary to learn and apply methods for deepening lucid dreaming to achieve a consistently hyper-realistic environment. Failing to apply deepening techniques almost guarantees that experiences will be dull, uninteresting, and subsequent practice short-lived. Practitioners should immediately learn and apply deepening techniques after mastering any one entrance method.
The third step involves mastering techniques for maintaining lucid dreaming, as without them the average person would have lucid dreaming experiences of much shorter duration than is possible. When in lucid dreaming, the question of how to leave it almost never occurs. On the contrary, one is normally thrust from it in the course of several seconds if one simply does nothing.
After learning all the necessary techniques for mastering lucid dreaming state, it is time to learn and apply methods of control, which encompass the ability to translocate, find and interact with objects, influence surroundings, and so forth.
Once the previously noted steps have been accomplished, a practitioner may proceed to apply lucid dreaming experiences to enhance everyday life. Over the course of this guidebook, we will examine dozens of these valuable applications in great detail.
With basic skills mastered, remember that practicing lucid dreaming is worthwhile and effective only when the results are consistent. If a practitioner enters lucid dreaming only once a month, the experience will be too emotional to allow for observation of important principles and methodologies. lucid dreaming should be encountered at least once a week. Working toward a level higher than a weekly lucid dreaming entry is ambitious, even beneficial. Realistically, two to four lucid dreaming experiences per week might be considered the level of a master, but this is far from the upward boundary (2-6 lucid dreams per one day!).
As a rule, novice practitioners achieve lucid dreaming less often than is desired. However, with regular attempts, success occurs more and more frequently, which should help alleviate any frustration resulting from failed attempts.
Every budding lucid dreamingr should realize that the instructions given in this textbook are the best tools for the average person to achieve lucid dreaming state. However, many have their own physiological and lifestyle idiosyncrasies, and so something might not suit them or might be counter to their nature. Minor adjustments to the instructions are permissible from the very beginning. As long as they’re minor. Substantial changes are only for people with substantial experience, and should only be made using tried and true methods. The methods work for everyone in any case, but for the experienced practitioner they are merely a template that can be fine-tuned to further improve results. If nothing at all works for a practitioner, then it’s not a question of method but a question of how well the method is being applied. This is why introducing substantial changes at beginning stages is categorically forbidden.
The aim of this book is to lay a strong foundation for individual practice that is devoid of any dubious elements. Some things might not be as fancy or fantastical as one might wish. On the other hand, everything described here is backed up by the facts. Everyone has the right to choose their own path, personal-growth philosophy, and interpretation of what is going on when building the foundation of their nascent practice.