Surely, any creative person reading this textbook has had ideas occur more than once regarding the broad possibilities of using this phenomenon for artistic and cultural purposes. And indeed, it is difficult to imagine any limitations in this field. In addition to there being no boundaries from a technical standpoint, there are also no limits regarding the type of creative output. The artist, the musician, the sculptor, and the designer will all be able to apply the practice of lucid dreaming to their purposes. The experiences offered by the practice of lucid dreaming are sufficient in and of themselves. They indeed allow one to gain access to the gushing fountain of inspiration that is the human imagination.
Creating works of art: Using the methods of object finding or translocation, an artistic practitioner can purposefully seek an object in lucid dreaming that may be composed in real life. If necessary, it is possible to easily return to study an object in lucid dreaming. For example, a painter may find a stunning landscape and put it to canvas in the real world while periodically returning to the same landscape in lucid dreaming.
Viewing future completed works of art: If an artist is in the process of realizing an idea, then a preliminarily look at the end result of a design may be seen in lucid dreaming. A painter can examine a painting in advance; a sculptor may see a completed sculpture, and an architect will be able to wander through a house that is still in the early stages of design. Any creative work can be simulated in lucid dreaming.
A source of inspiration and fantasy: lucid dreaming practice imparts ideas and desires that positively affect creative endeavors. Furthermore, the realization of desires and travels through unusual spaces evoke great emotions, which provide excellent inspiration.
The idea of employing lucid dreaming to model creative output is obvious, as absolutely everything may be created in this state. The artist may create a landscape that he is only just preparing to paint, or has already partially sketched out. This gives him an opportunity to assess the result in advance, and introduce any changes as necessary. Or he may review all of the landscapes that he intends to paint, and then choose the most promising one to start work on. Or, he can simultaneously examine all the landscapes that he has ever seen, as lucid dreaming space easily reproduces them for him in fine detail.
This possibility offered by lucid dreaming is quite useful for the musician, as it allows him to create musical scores of any complexity, including those making use of an orchestra or chorus, whose members can led be easily and freely, without worrying about how difficult it is to do this or that, and without having to avoid over-straining those musicians who must comply to his every demand. Also, he does not have to worry about whether the orchestra, for example, will able to immediately play the notes just as he wants, because the output will always comply with his wishes. Naturally, to this end the student must first master how to control lucid dreaming, but is that really an obstacle?
A sculptor or an architect can easily create anything in lucid dreaming and review it in every detail, and thus have an advance opportunity to uncover any weak aspects of his design. There’s no point in describing how artists of every medium can make use of the properties of lucid dreaming, because such people can figure out those uses for themselves. Undoubtedly, an artist working in any medium can find something there for himself.
It must also be emphasized that works of art created in lucid dreaming state won’t disappear anywhere. That is, there is no need to worry about recasting works of art already created in previous lucid dreaming experiences. They are preserved there forever, and can always be found there again. In other words, any and all information can be stored with perfect fidelity.
The only thing a creative person may have to worry about is how, in the real world, to reproduce those wonderful masterpieces that he creates so easily in lucid dreaming. The fact is that lucid dreaming space is much more powerful than our waking conscious awareness – that is, our capabilities are much reduced during waking life. However, there will always be a chance to go back into lucid dreaming and work out the details. In essence, everything is limited only by our primitive memory, which is often unable to recall such large amounts of information during waking life.