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Extremely Important Advice for Lucid Dreaming Practice

1.The Biggest Mistake

If you veer off the path I have shown you, you’ll be either completely depriving yourself of a rewarding experience, or at least making such an experience a very rare event. I often have to fight with one very strange aspect of human psychology: the desire to do things in one’s own way in a field that one knows nothing about.

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OBE troubleshooting. Hundreds typical problems

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The Phase = Out-of-Body experience (OBE) + lucid dreaming (LD) + astral projection a number of terms united by the phase that refer to the state in which a person, while being fully conscious, realizes consciousness outside the normal range of physical perception.

Indirect techniques – entry into the phase within five minutes of awakening from sleep of any duration – provided there has been minimal physical movement.

Direct techniques – entry into the phase without any prior sleep, after excessive physical movement upon awakening, or having been awake for at least five minutes.

Dream Consciousness – entry into the phase through becoming consciously aware while a dream episode is happening.

Deepening the phase – methods for making the phase as realistic as possible by stabilizing the surrounding space.

Maintaining the phase – methods for maintaining the phase state by preventing a lapse into sleep, a return to reality, or an imagined return to reality.


OBE troubleshooting

From”School of Out-of-Body Travel-1. A Practical Guidebook”


•   Internal certainty that nothing will happen instead of believing in positive results.
•   Stopping the performance of techniques after an unsuccessful cycle when a minimum of four cycles should be practiced.
•   Constantly awakening to movement instead of remaining still.
•   Performing direct techniques in the evening. Total concentration on indirect techniques is required from the morning on if a practitioner’s goal is access to the phase.
•   Performing indirect techniques for an extremely long period of time (2 minutes or more). This is a complete waste of time in most cases.
•   Switching from techniques that have begun to work when practice should be followed through to the end.
•   Passively performing techniques instead of being determined and aggressive.
•   Performing each technique separately for too long a period of time, even if the technique does not work, instead of switching to another technique within several seconds.
•   Excessive thinking and analysis while performing indirect techniques, which require mental tranquility and inner stillness.
•   Stopping and concentrating on unusual sensations when they arise versus continuing the technique that brought them about in the first place.
•   Extremely long anticipation upon awakening instead of immediately performing techniques.
•   Premature attempts at separating, instead of performing phase creation techniques through to the end of progress.
•   Holding the breath when unusual sensations appear. Be calm instead.
•   Opening the eyes when the only recommended movement is breathing or moving the eyes behind closed lids.
•   Being agitated instead of relaxed.
•   Ceasing attempts to separate even when partial success is met.
•   Straining the physical muscles while performing the techniques versus remaining physically motionless.
•   Not practicing after an alert awakening, when techniques are best applied – especially in the event of waking without movement.
•   Merely imagining the techniques instead of really understanding them and performing them, if, of course, one is not performing rotation or other imagined techniques.
•   Simply wiggling phantom limbs instead of employing a fixed determination to increase the range of movement
•   Falling right asleep during forced falling asleep, instead of having the firm intention of continuing efforts within only 5 to 10 seconds.
•   Scrutinizing the details of images when using the technique of observing images; the whole image should be observed panoramically lest it disappear.
•   Intentionally trying to force pictures when observing images, instead of looking for what is naturally presented.
•   Simply hearing noise when employing the technique of listening in, instead of attentively trying to pay attention, catch something, and listen in.


•   Assuming an incorrect position when lying down.
•   Performing direct techniques during the day when a practitioner is inexperienced, instead of in the evening or at night;
•   Performing more than one attempt per day.
•   Performing protracted relaxation before the techniques, even when this may play a negative role.
•   Performing the techniques for too long when they should be exercised for no more than 20 minutes.
•   Forgetting to affirm a strong intention of awakening during a lapse of consciousness.
•   Lack of a free-floating state of mind. This is mandatory
•   Falling asleep during lapses in a free-floating state of mind, instead of working toward multiple lapses while awakening.
•   Forgetting separation techniques and awaiting some unknown event upon emergence from a lapse, instead of taking advantage of the moment.
•   Excessively alternating the techniques in a primary repertoire, instead of testing them in a planned and systematic manner.
•   Holding the breath when unusual sensations are encountered. Always be calm.
•   Halting practice when unusual sensations occur when it is necessary to continue what brought about the sensations.
•   Excessive excitement while performing direct techniques.
•   Lack of aggression during attempts due to fatigue and sleep deprivation.
•   Lack of a clear plan of action. Understanding and planning the use of distinct variations of the techniques beforehand is crucial to the analysis of subsequent errors in practice.


•   Perceiving the state of dream consciousness as a non-phase state even though this phenomenon is one and the same with the phase.
•   Attempting dream consciousness while performing other phase entrance techniques when it is better to focus on dream consciousness alone.
•   When falling asleep, lacking sufficient desire to experience conscious dreaming even though this is critical.
•   Continuing to yield to the plot of a dream even after achieving dream consciousness, whereas subsequent actions must be independent and based on free will.
•   Incorrectly answering the question “Am I dreaming?” while dreaming.
•   Forgetting to immediately begin deepening techniques when dream consciousness has been achieved.
•   When exercising memory development, recalling the most vivid dreams instead of every dream.
•   Inconsistent concentration while practicing dream consciousness techniques.


•   The belief that devices are able to phase entrance if autonomous techniques fail, even though it is much easier to enter the phase through strictly individual efforts.
•   Wasting a large amount of time and effort on various technologies to create a phase state. No such technology exists.
•   Using cueing technologies on a daily basis, even though they aren’t supposed to be used more than twice a week.
•   Using cueing technologies all night long, when it is much better to use these in conjunction with the deferred method.
•   Using cueing technologies without affirming a personal intention of appropriate reaction to the signals: this is crucial to cue effectiveness.
•   Working in pairs during the first hours of nighttime sleep, even though REM sleep occurs infrequently, and then for only short periods of time.
•   While working in pairs, the helper giving an active practitioner too strong a signal. Signals should be kept discreet to prevent waking the sleeper.
•   Employing an amateur hypnotist to increase the frequency of dream consciousness.
•   The use of hypnotic suggestion to a practitioner who is not susceptible to hypnosis.
•   Using physiological signals on a daily basis, causing physical discomfort versus getting enjoyment out of the practice.
•   The belief chemical substances promote dissociative experiences. Acting on this belief is equivalent to drug abuse.


•   Forgetting to perform deepening techniques when necessary.
•   Carrying out unnecessary deepening while at a sufficient depth.
•   Halting deepening techniques before reaching maximum realism in the phase.
•   Carrying out main deepening techniques prior to having become completely separated from the body, although at this time only primary deepening should be used.
•   Continuing deepening techniques when results have already been achieved.
•   Alternating too quickly between deepening techniques instead of concentrating on each of them for at least five to 10 seconds.
•   Performing the techniques slowly and calmly instead of aggressively.
•   Applying techniques of sensory amplification while stuck in a shapeless, dark space when these should only be performed in a vivid and realistic place.
•   Observing objects located too far from the eyes during visual sensorization instead of the required four to five inches.
•   When peering, scrutinizing a single detail of an object for too long when it is necessary to quickly switch from one detail to another. 
•   Taking in a whole object when peering while only parts of it should be observed.
•   Concentrating too long on the details of a single object instead of focusing on different objects in quick succession.
•   Long palpation of a single object during sensory amplification instead of rapidly switching from one object to another.
•   Deepening while standing in place when it is important to maintain constant motion.
•   Falling headfirst with the eyes open, although the eyes must be shut to avoid crashing into the floor.
•   Falling headfirst without the desire or intention of falling far and quickly.
•   Forgetting to use translocation techniques after hitting a dead end.
•   Forgetting to alternate deepening techniques if some of them are not working.
•   Fear of the hyperrealism of the experience and halting deepening instead of calmly continuing with the technique.


•   Forgetting to try to re-enter the phase after it is over, although doing so greatly helps to increase number of experiences had.
•   Staying focused on techniques for “maintaining” instead of performing them as background tasks.
•   Getting distracted by events and dropping phase maintenance techniques instead of continually performing what’s needed to maintain the phase.
•   Succumbing to the idea that maintaining is not necessary when the phase appears very deep and stable, even though these could be false sensations.
•   Using the necessary techniques too late.
•   Stopping due to uncertainty about further actions, while there must always be a plan.
•   Forgetting that it is possible to fall asleep in the phase without realizing it. Recognizing the risk of falling asleep must be a primary focus.
•   Getting pulled into events occurring in the phase instead of observing and controlling them from the outside.
•   Forgetting that techniques for “maintaining” must always be used to remain in as deep a phase as possible, and not just for maintaining any odd state.
•   Stopping the use of techniques for “maintaining” during contact with living objects, when the techniques must be used constantly.
•   Counting without the desire to count as high as possible.
•   Performing imagined rotation instead of real rotation.
•   Passiveness and calmness instead of constant activity.
•   Excessive thinking and internal dialogue when these should be kept to an absolute minimum.


•   When trying to discern whether or not a phase is intact, a judgment is based on a similarity to the departed physical environment. In the phase, physical attributes are simulations.
•   Hyper-concentrating on an object for too short a time while trying to determine whether the surroundings are in the phase or in the physical world.
•   Deliberately attempting to end the phase prematurely when the entire natural length of the phase should be taken advantage of.
•   Panic in case of paralysis instead of calm, relaxed action.
•   Refusal to practice the phase because of fear, though this problem is temporary and resolvable.
•   Opening the eyes at the initial stages of the phase since this frequently leads to a foul.
•   Premature attempts to create vision in the phase, whereas separating from the body and deepening should occur.
•   Excessive haste while creating vision although in the majority of cases vision appears naturally.
•   While concentrating on the hands to create vision, doing so at an excessive distance versus the recommended four to six inches.
•   Forgetting about the techniques for “maintaining” while in contact with living objects.
•   Forgetting to shut the eyes or defocusing vision when translocating through walls or other solid objects.
•   Desiring to do something superhuman in the phase without the required internal desire and confidence.
•   Fear of experiencing pain in the phase instead of learning to control it.
•   Observing moral standards in the phase when they do not apply.
•   A tendency to immediately use the phase for something practical instead of first thoroughly exploring and interacting with the surroundings.


•   Applying translocation and object finding techniques without the precondition of a steady phase.
•   Insufficient concentration on a desire to travel to a location or to find an object.
•   Doubting that results will be achieved instead of having complete confidence.
•   Passive performance of the techniques instead of a strong desire and high level of aggression.
•   Forgetting to repeat translocation or object finding techniques when the technique did not work or worked incorrectly during the first attempt.
•   Getting distracted by extraneous thoughts during the lengthy process of teleporting with eyes shut. Total concentration is required at all times.
•   Applying the technique of teleportation with eyes open without adequate experience.
•   Failing to immediately translocate when using the closed eyes technique; this may induce flying a la the teleportation technique.
•   Glossing over minute details or only observing the broad features of a remote object while applying translocation by concentration.
•   A delayed desire to move while translocating during separation. An instantaneous desire to immediately move is necessary.
•   Forgetting to first shut a door completely when using translocation through a door; otherwise, there will be contact with what is already behind it.
•   Using a translocation technique to go through a wall without knowing how to pass through solid objects.
•   Paying too much attention to the process of translocation through a wall; this leads to being trapped in the wall.
•   Forgetting to shut the eyes while translocating diving headfirst. The eyes should remain closed until after the technique is complete.
•   Insufficient internal association with an animate object while finding it by calling its name.
•   Trying to find an object via interrogation instead of passively communicating with living objects of the phase.
•   Using distant corners when applying the technique of finding an object around the corner. Choose nearby corners to avoid wasting precious travel time.
•   Applying transmutation techniques without possessing sufficient experience in managing (“maintaining”) the phase space.


•   Attempting an applied use of the phase without reaching a good depth. Deepening must always be performed before applications are attempted.
•   Being so involved in phase applications that “maintaining” techniques are forgotten.
•   Forgetting to consider how to breathe when traveling through Outer Space or underwater, which may lead to asphyxiation.
•   Concentrating on a certain object while traveling through time instead of concentrating on time travel, which should be the focus since it is the point of performing the applications.
•   Forgetting techniques for “maintaining” when animate objects are encountered when these techniques must always be kept in mind.
•   An inability to overcome fear during contact with deceased people. This fear must be overcome once and it will never resurface again.
•   Limiting desires while practicing the phase. There is no limit to desire within the phase.
•   Limiting the performance of certain actions, although there are no customary norms of behavior in the phase, unless the practitioner decides upon specific limits.
•   While looking for information in the phase, attempting to obtain knowledge which clearly exceeds the scope of the subconscious mind.
•   Applying the technique of obtaining information from animate objects without knowing how to communicate with them.
•   Forgetting to check the ability of an object to convey valid knowledge. The probability of bad information is much higher if it is not verified.
•   Failing to verify information in the phase before using it in reality.
•   Forgetting to verify serious information obtained in the phase in reality before using it. Verification absolutely must be performed to avoid using bad information in reality.
•   A single attempt to influence the physiology through the phase. In the majority of cases, results are gained through repeated effort.
•   An attempt to cure some disease only using the phase, whereas it is compulsory to seek medical advice.
•   Initially believing that the phase is the exit of the soul from the body, while this is easily refuted in practice.
•   Concentrating only on unproven applications, despite all the evidence out there that this is most likely a waste of time.