Calling all dreamers, especially the lucid ones

I find it fascinating how I accept the “dream logic” of a dream. One moment I’m rushing to a high school math class (at my current age), the next I’m trying to seduce Sylvia Plath by reciting her lines of her own poetry that she has yet to write. While the waking mind might not make such absurd leaps, it does share a common misperception with “dream logic”: The mind gets caught up in appearances, taking them as nightmarishly solid or gloriously true. Lucid dreaming can be a powerful tool to break through appearances and to empower oneself, to transform fears into adventures.

Whether asleep or awake, many of us sleepwalk through life. (I can’t help but think of Tibetan dream yoga here.) But we also have those “satori” glimpses, those awakened moments, which we can also reach during REM sleep. I had a lucid dream ten years ago that dissolved a deep phobia overnight. That dream is the impetus for starting this blog, a forum for dream sharing.

So, please, share a dream that had a significant effect on your life. Share it in a comment here, or e-mail me with queries or your dream tales. I am also conducting interviews in Southern California. Please see the About section of this page for further details.

Dreams can bring healing. They can influence waking-life creativity–and there’s plenty of proof on this point, from inventions and discoveries to music. Through dreams, many of them lucid, countless people have overcome great fears. And no doubt, they can be richly symbolic journeys, too.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a resource on dreaming and the techniques of dreaming lucid, you need to remember just one name: Dr. Stephen LaBerge. Check out his books, and check out Lucidity Institute.

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3 Comments

  1. March 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Hello Tim,

    I have been lucid dreaming for a decade now. Nowadays it happens pretty much every night, several times.

    You talk about interviewing dreamers…well! My schtick has been to spend a lot of time trying to interview dream entities about who they are, who they think I am…perform experiments, etc. I’ve taken down hundreds of transcripts, and tried to be as scientific as possible.

    If you check out my site, there is an “about” page where you can get a general overview for starters. I think you’ll find it…interesting. Drop me a note if you like, our waking spheres seem to be in close proximity.

    • March 2, 2010 at 12:28 am

      Very cool! I like that you’re so meticulous with the recordkeeping. I’ll have to delve into that a little later, but I plan to read up. I’d love to hear about your “most significant” dreams (big quotation marks there, since for so many lucid dreamers the practice of LDing is unsurpassably exquisite). –Tim

  2. Missha said,

    March 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I have recorded some of my dreams since I was 15. My notes are home in another country, but I can tell you what I remember if you want. I have OBE and lucid dreams all the time. I have even met people through my dreams that are real people in life outside dreams, shall I call that the “Real life”? Maybe it´s better to call it Awaken life, since the other is also real life, in the dream planes. So… let me know if you are interested in something in particular. Actually one of my dreams hmmm was someone else pulling me into his dreams and because of that, I wrote a novel because I thought that it was the only way to actually find him. I know he is real, but he is a little unreachable… I met a lot of people from Ireland before I went there, or at least they said they knew me. And so I`ve met other people as well. I have had other kinds of experiences like. A couple of hours before the Earthquake in Chile, I dreamed of a sunami, and I was told there was a sunami Alert in Hawaii. In my dream it was hawaii.
    So if I can help let me know. Cheers!


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