EXERCISES

Questions

Are there skills in lucid dreaming that must first be mastered before lucid dreaming may be used to its full extent?

Is it possible to understand whether a lucid dream is intact by attempting to fly?

Has a practitioner most likely gotten up in lucid dreaming or in reality if there are doubts about this?

Is it sufficient to think about the body in order to return to it, and is it only required to return into the body in order to control it?

Which arm should be actively and aggressively moved to overcome sleep paralysis?

Is it possible to tell jokes to oneself to overcome sleep paralysis?

Is it possible to move the physical eyes while in lucid dreaming?

What should be done if sleep paralysis cannot be overcome?

Can sleep paralysis occur without practicing lucid dreaming?

What if fear is not addressed and conquered?

Is it possible to gradually master lucid dreaming in order to overcome fear?

Is there cause for fear of anything in lucid dreaming?

At what point can vision be created in lucid dreaming by opening the eyelids and not through the use of special techniques?

What would happen with an attempt to open the eyes after sitting up in bed, i.e., before becoming completely separated from the body?

Why may contact with living objects in lucid dreaming cause a return to the body?

What problems might occur if a practitioner studies the mouth of a talking object?

In lucid dreaming, how quickly can small text be read?

Which is easier to read in lucid dreaming: text in a newspaper or text on a large billboard?

Is it possible to see hieroglyphs instead of text while reading in lucid dreaming?

Is it possible to burst through a wall after running up to it with the eyes shut?

Which muscles of the body must be tensed to start flying in lucid dreaming?

Are there any extrasensory abilities that are inaccessible in lucid dreaming?

Can a practitioner transform into a ball while in lucid dreaming?

How does pain in lucid dreaming differ from pain in the physical world?

Should a practitioner give up a seat to an elderly person while in lucid dreaming?

Due to moral considerations, what is prohibited in lucid dreaming?

Tasks

During your next lucid dreaming session, walk around your home investigating the rooms, kitchen, and bathroom in detail.

Learn to pass through walls. Completely dedicate one long lucid dreaming experience to perfecting this skill.

Learn to fly in lucid dreaming.

While in a deep lucid dreaming, learn to control pain by hitting a wall with your fist.

While in lucid dreaming, learn telekinesis (the ability to move objects by thought) and pyrokinesis (setting objects on fire, also performed by thought).

Dedicate a lengthy lucid dreaming experience to an experiment with vision: create it if it is not already available, and then shut your eyes and recreate vision. Do this at least ten times over the course of a single lucid dreaming

Dedicate a long lucid dreaming to searching for different kinds of texts in order to experiment with reading various size fonts.

The Essence of Translocation and Finding Objects

Like everyday reality, lucid dreaming space cannot be used for certain purposes if it is not known how to move around and find necessary things. In a wakeful state, it is more or less known where something is located and how to reach it. In lucid dreaming, the same assumptions cannot apply since lucid dreaming mechanisms work by different principles.

The reason for addressing translocation and finding objects in the same chapter is because both techniques rely on the same mechanics. In other words, the same methods – with minor exceptions – can be applied to both translocation and finding.

After studying the techniques described in this chapter, a practitioner in lucid dreaming will be able to go to any location and find any object. The only limitations that exist are those of the imagination and desire; if these are unlimited, so are the possibilities.

Regarding translocation, attention should not be focused on methods for traveling through nearby spaces. For example, a practitioner may simply walk into an adjacent room, or out to the street via the corridor or through the window. These are natural, easy actions. A practitioner should instead concentrate attention on how to move to remote destinations that cannot be quickly reached by physical means.

It is important to mention the necessary safety procedures for translocation. Sometimes, due to a lack of experience, a practitioner may mistake lucid dreaming for reality, and reality may be mistaken for lucid dreaming. Mistaking lucid dreaming for reality implies no danger since a practitioner simply believes that an entry attempt was unsuccessful. However, if reality is mistaken for lucid dreaming, a practitioner may perform dangerous or even life-threatening actions. For example, after getting out of bed in a wakeful state, thinking that everything is happening in lucid dreaming, a beginner may approach a window and jump out of it, expecting to fly, as is customary in lucid dreaming. For this reason alone, shortcuts to flight should only be taken after gaining a level of experience that makes it possible to unambiguously distinguish lucid dreaming from a wakeful state.

If a glitch occurs when practicing translocation techniques (for example, landing in the wrong place), a practitioner should simply repeat the technique until the desired result is obtained. Either way, initial training is a must in order to make everything easier for you later on.

As far as object-finding techniques are concerned, these are used for both inanimate and animate objects. In other words, these techniques are equally effective for finding, for example, a person or a utensil. However, there are several techniques that are only suitable for finding living objects.

Basic Property of lucid dreaming Space

All methods for controlling lucid dreaming space stem from a primary law: the degree of changeability of lucid dreaming space is inversely proportionate to the depth of lucid dreaming and the stability of its objects. That is, the deeper and more stable lucid dreaming, the more difficult it is to perform something unusual in it because in a deep, stable lucid dreaming, the laws of it begin to closely resemble those of the physical world.

All translocation and finding objects techniques are based on knowledge of methods that exploit this primary law. The secret lies in the fact that not only lucid dreaming depth affects the controllability of lucid dreaming, but so does lucid dreaming stability, which in turn depends to a large extent on the number of sensations experienced in lucid dreaming. The techniques for translocation and finding objects are used when these experienced sensations are weakened through certain actions.


In other words, if a practitioner located in lucid dreaming holds a red pencil and examines it, tactile and visual perceptions are engaged, which under sharp agitation cause the object to exist in its complete form. However, as soon as the eyes are shut, the stability of pencil image weakens. In this situation, it will be enough for the practitioner (after sufficient training) to concentrate on believing that the pencil is dark-blue in order for it to appear dark blue after opening the eyes. This phenomenon occurs because the color of the pencil is no longer determined by perceptual areas of the brain and, therefore, it is possible to change it.

If a red pencil is placed on a table and the practitioner’s eyes are shut, and there is concentration on a thought that the pencil is no longer on the table, then after opening the eyes, the practitioner will find that the pencil has disappeared. In essence, when the pencil is lying on the table and the practitioner’s eyes are closed, no perception is being invested in the pencil – the practitioner’s eyes do not see it and his skin does not touch it. The pencil only remains as a memory, which the practitioner modifies using autosuggestion.


Using certain technique-related methods, a practitioner may cause the stability of lucid dreaming state to remain in flux using techniques that best suit the practitioner’s individual personality.

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