Test Your Skills

The questions on the test may have one or more correct answers, or none of the answers may be correct. Thus, the questions must be read completely through, and attention must be paid to their implications and finer points.

A student’s theoretical knowledge is considered to be satisfactory if the correct answers to at least one-half of the questions are given. If a score of less than 50% is received, a student should study the weak points again or re-read the entire guidebook. Otherwise, it is quite probable that fundamental mistakes will be made, which will in turn interfere with individual practice.

If a score of at least 80% is achieved, then a theoretical knowledge of the practice is at an advanced level, which will surely have a positive effect on the practitioner’s direct experiences in lucid dreaming.

Answers are in the appendix at the end of the guidebook.

1. Noise and realistic images unexpectedly arise when performing the indirect technique of phantom wiggling. What can be done?

A) Continue with phantom wiggling.

B) Switch to observing images or listening in.

C) Try to do all or some of the techniques simultaneously.

D) Choose the technique with the strongest precursors and continue with that one.

2. A practitioner unintentionally opens the eyes for several seconds upon awakening. What is the best way to start indirect techniques in this case?

A) Attempting to separate.

B) The observing images technique.

C) The rapid eye movement technique.

D) The forced falling asleep technique.

E) It’s best to not start any technique and fall back to sleep with the intention of reawakening and trying to do everything again without first moving.

3. Which actions are preferable for performing a direct technique before falling asleep for the night after a long period of sleep deprivation or exhaustion?

A) Monotonously performing the observing images technique.

B) Being attentive and concentrating on actions.

C) The absence of a free-floating state of consciousness.

D) Quickly alternating techniques.

E) High-quality relaxation.

4. Mild vibrations occur when performing a direct technique. Can the straining the brain technique be used to amplify the vibrations?

A) Yes.

B) No.

C) It may be used, but for practical purposes – only when a practitioner is exhausted or sleep-deprived.

D) It may be used, as long as the attempt to enter lucid dreaming is not being made during the day.

5. Which of the actions given below increase the likelihood of entering lucid dreaming through dream consciousness when used right before falling asleep?

A) Performing direct techniques.

B) Intending to perform indirect techniques upon awakening.

C) Recalling dreams from the night before.

D) Creating a plan of action for use in case of entrance to lucid dreaming in such a way.

6. If awareness occurs at the very last moment of a dream that fades away, which of the actions given below should be undertaken in order to enter lucid dreaming as soon as possible?

A) Try to fall asleep again in order to once again become self-aware while dreaming.

B) Immediately perform indirect techniques.

C) Take a break and perform direct techniques later.

D) Start to recall that night’s dreams.

7. Which of these are most likely to produce a quick lucid dreaming entry when awakening in a state of sleep paralysis?

A) Relaxation.

B) Falling asleep with the intention of becoming self-aware while in a dream.

C) Moving the physical eyes and tongue.

D) Direct techniques.

8. What should be done when spontaneously thrown from the body while lying down or waking up in the middle of the night?

A) Return to the body and perform appropriate separation techniques.

B) Implement a predetermined plan of action for lucid dreaming.

C) Deepen immediately.

D) Try to quickly establish vision, if it is not already present.

E) Employ the forced falling asleep technique.

9. While trying to enter lucid dreaming, rolling out works at first, but only partially, and the movement cannot be extended any further no matter what effort is made. What is it best to do in this situation?

A) Try to turn back and roll out further once again, and repeat several times.

B) Start doing cycles of indirect techniques.

C) Take a break and try to separate after several minutes.

D) Try to separate by levitating, getting up, or climbing out.

E) Use any indirect technique for lucid dreaming entry and attempt rolling out again.

10. A practitioner unexpectedly gets stuck in the floor or wall while rolling out. What should be done to resume lucid dreaming?

A) Force through the obstacle.

B) Employ translocation techniques.

C) Attempt to return to the body and roll out again.

D) Perform sensory amplification.

11. How may a practitioner deepen lucid dreaming while flying through a dark formless space while separating?

A) Employ the technique of falling headfirst.

B) There is no way to do this.

C) Create and amplify vibrations.

D) Begin self-palpation.

E) Translocate to another area in lucid dreaming and deepen it through sensory amplification.

12. If deepening techniques do not completely work within 15 to 30 seconds, what can be done?

A) Continue trying to go deeper.

B) Exit from lucid dreaming.

C) Attempt to return to the body and once again use lucid dreaming entrance techniques.

D) Proceed to performing predetermined actions.

13. Which technique or way of maintaining lucid dreaming should be used when teleporting somewhere with closed eyes?

A) The technique of amplifying and maintaining vibrations.

B) Tactile sensory amplification, feeling the sensation of rubbing the hands together.

C) No technique.

D) The technique of rotation.

E) Repeating aloud the desire to remain in lucid dreaming.

14. In which situations is falling asleep in lucid dreaming most likely?

A) When looking for a desired person.

B) When communicating with animate objects.

C) When completely calm, having completely halted all activity.

D) When traveling aimlessly.

E) When taking part in side events.

15. Which of the following indicators guarantees that lucid dreaming has been exited and the practitioner is in reality?

A) A clock shows the right time, and the same time even if a practitioner turns away from it and then looks at it again.

B) Sensations are completely realistic.

C) The presence of friends or family in the room who communicate with the practitioner.

D) An inner feeling that lucid dreaming has ended.

E) Nothing happens after staring at the end of a finger from close distance for five to 10 seconds.

16. In which situations should traveling in lucid dreaming be deliberately discontinued?

A) When a fear that a return will be impossible, or a direct fear of death arises.

B) When there is a real possibility that the practitioner will be late for something in the physical world.

C) When frightened by some strange events or objects.

D) When there is an inexplicable mortal fear of something unknown or incomprehensible.

E) If someone in lucid dreaming strongly insists that the practitioner should return to reality.

F) If sharp pain occurs in the body that is not caused by interaction with objects in lucid dreaming world.

17. What will most likely occur when trying to evade some awful being or dangerous person?

A) The object will get bored and stop.

B) Fear of the object will go away.

C) lucid dreaming will occur more frequently, as well as be longer and deeper than usual.

D) The practitioner will become calmer and unnerved less frequently.

E) The more fear there is, the more often the object will chase the practitioner.

18. When should establishing vision in lucid dreaming be considered, if it has not occurred on its own?

A) Immediately upon separation without deepening.

B) Immediately after deepening.

C) While flying through dark space during translocation.

D) When there is a desire to immediately explore the surroundings after separation has occurred.

19. How is it possible to pass through a wall while standing close to it, without stopping to look at it from close range?

A) By gradually pushing the hands and arms through it, and then the entire body and head.

B) By gradually pushing the head through it at first, and then the entire body.

C) By trying to put a hole in it, and then expanding the hole and climbing through it.

D) By ramming it with a shoulder, trying to bring it down.

20. While in lucid dreaming, a practitioner is in a situation where the arms are totally paralyzed and immobilized. This happens in a room with a single exit: a door that has started to close. What are the two easiest ways to keep the door open?

A) Order the door to stay open in a loud, imperious, and assertive manner.

B) Free the arms and hold back the door.

C) Stop the door with telekinesis.

D) Create a person through the method of finding.

21. What difficulties may arise for a practitioner in lucid dreaming while using the door technique of translocation?

A) The door will not open.

B) The wrong place is behind the door.

C) It is not possible to use the hand to pull the door handle because the hand goes through the handle.

D) Difficulties with internal concentration occur at the critical moment.

E) A black void often appears on the other side of the door.

22. What are necessary conditions for getting results when translocating in lucid dreaming after rolling out during initial separation from the body?

A) Absence of vision.

B) Practicing after sunset.

C) A firm intention to end up somewhere.

D) Certainty of the final result.

E) The presence of vibrations.

23. A practitioner is in a dark room in lucid dreaming where everything is poorly visible. There is a chandelier, but no light switch. What is the fastest way to turn on the chandelier to light the room?

A) Translocate through teleportation to the place where the toggle or switch for the light in question is located.

B) Find a flashlight through the method of finding and illuminate the room with it.

C) Rub the light bulbs in the chandelier with the hands.

D) Create a light switch in the room using the method of finding an object.

E) Close the eyes and imagine that the room is already lit, and then open the eyes.

24. When communicating with an animate object in lucid dreaming, a desire to add a specific person to the scene arises. Which of the following actions are advisable only for beginners in this case?

A) Propose going to a neighboring room where the needed subject will be presented through the use of the door or corner technique.

B) Summon the needed person by calling their name loudly.

C) Translocate back to the same place, and have both animate objects present there upon your return.

D) Add the needed person through the closed eyes technique.

E) Ask the animate object that you are talking to if it does not mind adding someone to the scene.

25. Where is one not allowed to go using translocation techniques?

A) Inside a mammoth.

B) To the past or the future.

C) To heaven.

D) To an episode of the movie Star Wars.

26. How will a deceased person in lucid dreaming differ from their living self when correctly performing the technique for finding the person?

A) Only the practitioner himself can conjure up differences, or not see or perceive them.

B) The deceased will have a different timbre of voice.

C) There will be a radiant halo around the deceased’s head.

D) Physical perception of the deceased will be less realistic than in real life.

E) The deceased will not remember anything.

27. What difficulties can arise in lucid dreaming while obtaining information from animate sources of information?

A) Inability to remember information obtained.

B) Sources of information are silent.

C) Inadequateness of the sources of information.

D) Sexual attraction, if the source of information is of the opposite or desired sex.

E) Being given false information.

28. How might a practitioner accelerate the healing process of a cold that is characterized by a stuffy nose and a sore throat?

A) Maintaining and amplifying vibrations for the entire length of lucid dreaming, and entering it over several days in a row.

B) Taking aspirin and entering lucid dreaming over several days in a row.

C) Traveling to hot places in lucid dreaming and entering it over several days in a row.

D) Experiencing stressful situations over several lucid dreams.

E) Finding a doctor in lucid dreaming and asking him what it is best to do in real-life or even in lucid dreaming itself.

29. Which of the following achievements belong to Stephen LaBerge?

A) Founding the Lucidity Institute.

B) A Ph.D. in anthropology.

C) Scientifically proving that lucid dreaming is possible.

D) A Ph.D. in psychophysiology.

E) Proving that eye movements in lucid dreaming and in reality are synchronized.

30. Who of the following approached the study of lucid dreaming state from a pragmatic point-of-view that was totally devoid of occultism?

A) Stephen LaBerge

B) Robert Monroe

C) Sylvan Muldoon

D) Charles Leadbeater

E) Patricia Garfield

F) Carlos Castaneda

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