The following methods have in no way been proven to work in practice. One may experiment with them at one’s own personal discretion. Moreover, if a practitioner intends to help people in these ways, he should never under any circumstances promise to solve all of their problems, because they should not forgo more traditional methods of treatment. A student ought be sensible and realistic in evaluating his capabilities, especially if he is only just starting out with his practice, and most of his views are based on borrowed theories, rather than on personal experience.
Also, all of these techniques require the ability to find objects. To better understand the essence of techniques for treating other people, it is best to learn them by practicing on oneself. This chapter will only briefly describe adapting some techniques for work with others.
Almost everyone asks the question, "Who are these subjects that we are to find in lucid dreaming and heal?" This question arises for one simple reason: there are no clear common definitions regarding the nature of the phenomenon itself that would allow one to speak confidently on its particulars. Many people (up to 25% of the world population) still do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun, rather than vice versa. So it’s quite a transition from there to the phenomenon at hand…
Upon discovering who or what these lucid dreaming subjects and objects were, the explanation for the nature of the phenomenon itself would at last be at hand. For the materialist, people in lucid dreaming, no matter what their external realism or believability of behavior, would be merely simulated clones that have no relation to people or objects in the real world. For the esoteric, the person or object in lucid dreaming would be the soul of a real person. So it’s the same as usual: each person sees the world in accordance with his assumptions and knowledge. But caution is always advised in such matters, as people all too easily succumb to the power of pitfalls of various kinds, some of which they cannot escape for the rest of their lives.
Taking medicines. Adapting this technique to treating another person means that that person must first be found in lucid dreaming (using the technique of finding). It is then necessary to administer appropriate medication depending on the nature of the health problems. Possibilities include not only pharmacy drugs, but also any possible folk remedies. For example, if the other person has prolonged headaches, then he should be given powerful painkillers to swallow, as well as other drugs that strike at the headache’s cause (if known).
Direct Influence. With direct impact on another person, after first finding him in lucid dreaming, it is necessary to work directly and fixedly on the problematic organs, or on his general condition. To this end, one may use official prescriptions or folk remedies, various kinds of massages, as well as anything else that comes to mind. For example, a patient has bad sunburn. In addition to all the other options for treatment, one might run one’s hand over his damaged skin, thus restoring it (this comes easily), give him injections to accelerate the healing, or use ointments, and so on.
Programming. After having found someone in lucid dreaming, one simply looks him in the eye and impresses upon him that he does not have a particular problem, that it will pass quickly, that he is healthy, vigorous, happy, etc. Perhaps a practitioner’s friend is chronically fatigued. In that case, after finding him in a lucid dream, the practitioner needs to convince him that he is full of energy, active, has boundless energy, strong motivation, is more goal-determined than ever, and so on. All this must be said right to his face with a firm voice. There will hopefully be an immediately change to his countenance, thus confirming the instant effect. One may also obtain verbal confirmation from him that the programming is working.
Psychological Impact. In adapting this healing technique to work with another person, one need first find that subject, and then immerse him in the necessary feelings and experiences. For example, a person is afraid of dogs. So, the practitioner finds him using the techniques for finding objects, and then places him in a situation where there are many dogs and they all are friendly to him, nuzzling up to one another, and playing. Conversely, the practitioner could place him in a situation where there are dogs behaving very aggressively, threatening to bite. However, the aim here is to ensure that the person being helped doesn’t get nervous, but instead coolly beats off the dogs without experiencing fear. It might not be that easy, but the practitioner should try to change the attitude of the other person to the problem.
It is also worth noting again that this technique can be applied in the most pragmatic way possible – asking the person with health problems to take up the practice of lucid dreaming himself. Simply having lucid dreaming itself in one’s life has an indelibly positive effect, not to mention the possibilities for self-healing that come with it. Practicing lucid dreaming is one of the most interesting experiences one will ever encounter.
If the goal is to affect the course of a disease, do not place all your hopes on lucid dreaming. The services of medical doctors must be the first recourse. The more serious the illness, the more strongly this rule applies.