lucid dreaming perception initially causes so much emotion and variety of experience that the practitioner is often not concerned with the question of how lucid dreaming might be purposefully used. The critical question of application becomes even more crucial as experience increases. Application of lucid dreaming becomes more vivid against the background of understanding how the phenomenon can provide a means of gaining information and new experiences.
Some approach lucid dreaming practice with a predetermined goal, uninterested in anything else. With a specific goal, the problem of where the goal came from might arise, as lucid dreaming phenomenon is wrapped in a thick layer of prejudices and stereotypes, which often have no bearing on the reality. The primary purpose of this chapter is to precisely separate reality from fiction. Its second purpose is to provide a detailed description of what may be obtained from the practice of lucid dreaming experiences.
Every proven and accessible practical application of lucid dreaming is based on three qualities: a) application founded on lucid dreaming’s ability to simulate any object and any space with any properties and functions; b) application based on the opportunity to connect with the subconscious mind in order to obtain information; c) application based on lucid dreaming’s ability to impact a practitioner’s physiology.
Most importantly, nothing described in this chapter is difficult to achieve. Any application may be achieved during the very first lucid dreaming if a practitioner manages to focus and apply the appropriate techniques for translocation or finding objects. Regardless of whether the practitioner adheres to a mystical or pragmatic worldview, a full range of access is inherently possible.
Possible applications of the phenomenon certainly exceed the scope of descriptions related through this chapter. It is possible that other applications simply have not been proven yet, and, so far, the correct methods of practicing these are still unknown. Only the practitioner may determine the limits of possibility within lucid dreaming. Of course, common sense should be applied – otherwise, it would be logically and psychologically difficult to disengage misconceptions. The goal of this book is to provide a real (though minimal) foundation that is firm and unyielding, whatever the circumstance. If the practitioner follows a strict approach to practice, it will be much more difficult to become lost during further practical and theoretical studies.