What is the Lucid Dream and how does one develop awareness to change the outcome

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. DynamicS profile image69
    DynamicSposted 9 years ago

    What is the Lucid Dream and how does one develop awareness to change the outcome of a dream?

    Why do you think some people have lucid dream?

  2. metaphysician profile image73
    metaphysicianposted 9 years ago

    Lucid dreaming can be described as "the conscious perception of one's state while dreaming". Basically that means you are aware when you are dreaming. And yet at the same time it won't  wake you up. You are able to observe the dream, with a brain-full of personality, memories, thoughts, and everything else that makes you you. And the best of all, you are able to influence the dream so you act out your fantasies.

    Lucid dreaming can be very real, just as how you live your life. You can decide what you do and interact in the situation you are having in your dream. It's like navigating in a 3D stimulation.

    I can't really answer your question on how to develop lucid dreaming now, because I got the answer lost in my brain (though I did read a book that taught about it few years back). However, one thing that you could do is to have the intention to experience lucid dreaming. Let's your subconscious knows about it. The subconscious is the most powerful part of human being and what you impress on it, it will follow. 

    On my part, I just found that I have developed the ability and which I didn't really take any efforts to do it. Just simply got into it and I don't even know how and why.

    I shall answer you in much detail next time. Thank you.

    In the mean time, I have found other hubber that have done it and that you might be interested, http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Have-A-Lucid-Dream

  3. Robert Waggoner profile image61
    Robert Waggonerposted 9 years ago


    A lucid dream is normally defined as, "being consciously aware of dreaming while in the dream state."  When you are consciously aware that "Hey this is a dream!", you can think about and direct your activities within the dream, remember your waking life, and conduct experiments -- all while understanding that you are aware inside a dream.

    Most lucid dreamers use one of these basic techniques:

    1) Suggestion -- before going to sleep, they repeat to themselves, something like, "Tonight in my dreams, I will realize I am dreaming and become consciously aware." or "Tonight in my dreams, when I see _______, I will realize I am dreaming"

    2) The Castaneda method -- Carlos Castaneda mentioned the idea of "finding your hands" in the dream state.  This is how I do it.  Before going to sleep, I look at my hands and say to myself, "Tonight in my dreams, when I see my hands, I will realize I am dreaming."  After a few nights of doing this consistently, I was in a dream and my hands popped right in front of my face! I instantly thought, "My hands! This must be a dream!" and became lucid.

    3) MILD Technique -- S. LaBerge suggest that when you wake up in the middle of the night, you recall your previous dream, and then imagine yourself becoming lucidly aware in it.  This is kind of like visual role playing. Then as you fall asleep, you tell yourself, "In my next dream, I will realize I am dreaming"

    4) Tholey Technique -- Paul Tholey taught himself to ask many times during the day, "Am I dreaming right now?"  By asking this question many times during the day, he was able to transfer that critical awareness to his dreaming, and would suddenly wonder in a dream, "Am I dreaming this?"  -- at which point, he would become lucid.

    These techniques are explained more at the Lucid Dream Exchange at  http://www.dreaminglucid.com  -- Just look to the left and click on Incubating Lucid Dreams.

    Good luck!  Robert Waggoner

  4. Dr Suleiman Dex profile image61
    Dr Suleiman Dexposted 9 years ago

    It would be interesting to here some insight into how I dream. Most of my Poetry comes from Dreams and I'm about to start writing a Novel On-Line "Live" that is about a completely different world than ours which covers every detail of that world, it's culture, structure, and development, focusing on a 35 Year time-span in the life of the Main Character (Ostensibly me-but a totally different and "Alien" me), my interactions with 15 Main Characters, one of which becomes my life companion, and an infamous/famous structure built by the most despised yet admired man of our world. Nor is this the first dream like this I've had-just the first one I decided to write about.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)