DJ ADVI (3rd Eye Tribe) - LUCID DREAMING (TECHNO)

Ever have one of those dreams, where it feels so real, that you wake up and can’t believe you’re still in your bedroom? The phenomenon is known as a lucid dream. A lucid dream is any dream during sleep in which you become aware that you're dreaming. This simple realization snaps your waking consciousness into the dream, enabling you to:

Explore your dream world with total clarity. Everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell can be as authentic as reality. It is truly mind-blowing to discover this virtual world.

    ◦    Fulfill any fantasy. Fly over mountains, have dream sex, go base jumping, shapeshifting, time traveling, dinosaur spotting, ninja fighting, meet your hero or visit alien planets.

    ◦    Overcome personal psychological issues. In the safety of the lucid dream environment you can face your fears, phobias, anxieties, nightmares, past traumas and recurring dreams.

    ◦    Tap into your inner creativity. In surreal and unexpected ways, you can compose music, seek  original artistic imagery and solve technical problems, just like these famous folk.

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Now, you might think there is no basis for being able to go into the wilderness of your mind, and interact with these incredibly real feeling dreams. You may also be under the impression that sometimes they happen, and other times, they don’t. That there’s no way you could go into the dream world, and do amazing fantastical things like: fly, time travel, chill with dinosaurs, have dream sex, overcome personal psychological problems, past traumas, or figure out what a recurrent dream means to you in waking reality. 

Well, in the ancient world, early references to the lucid dreaming phenomenon are found in ancient Greek writing. For example, the philosopher Aristotle wrote: 'often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream’.

In ancient China, there is the story of Zhuangzi dreaming he was a butterfly (or a buttery fly dreaming it was Zhuangzi). 

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Cultivating the dreamer’s ability to be aware that he or she is dreaming is central to both the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dream Yoga, and the ancient Hindu practice of Yoga Nidra. The cultivation of such awareness was a common practice among early Buddhists. 

Is Lucid dreaming scientifically proven?

Researchers have used brainwave, bloodflow and eye movement data to validate higher levels of consciousness during lucid dreams ever since.

More recently, this 2009 study by the Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt revealed significantly increased brain activity during lucid dreams. An electroencephalogram (EEG) recorded brainwave frequencies up to the 40 Hz (or Gamma) range when lucid.

This measure is far more active than the normal dream state (which takes place in the Theta range, or 4-7 Hz). Indeed, some argue that it supports the need to classify lucid dreams as a new and separate state of consciousness.

Intriguingly, the research also showed heightened activity in the frontal and frontolateral areas of the dreaming brain. This is the seat of linguistic thought and other higher mental functions linked to self awareness.

In 2014, this remarkable study out of Frankfurt University revealed that lucid dreams can be induced with "zaps" of harmless electrical stimulation of the brain.

When non-lucid dreamers were given 30-second jolts of electrical current to the frontal cortex while asleep, they reported spontaneously vivid dreams in which they fully recognized they were dreaming.

Incredibly, stimulation at 40 Hz was effective 77% of the time.

What can I do in a lucid dream?

A fully lucid dream can be perfectly tangible, rich and visually detailed.

When probed, it can generate seemingly impossible levels of self awareness - such as 360-degree vision, multiple simultaneous dreams, and even visual representations of the fifth dimension.

Because all of this takes place in your mind, the dream world is infinite. No laws. No boundaries. No limitations. Anything you can conceive of comes true.

You can take control of your dream and warp The Matrix like Neo. Fly and soar over cities like Iron Man. Slow down time like the dream levels of Inception. Have sex with celebrities. Fight like a ninja. Re-live childhood memories. Base jump. Survive death.

But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground.

Dream theories suggest it's a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche (by talking to different dream characters) and even your co-conscious inner self (by talking to the very fabric of the dream).

Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world - an entire universe, no less - of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.

How do I control my dreams?

Dream control kicks in the moment you become lucid (when you recognize that you're dreaming).

The more conscious you become of the dream environment, the easier it is to manipulate. There are a few different ways to shape your dreams as they occur, for instance:

    ◦    Actively will what you want to happen, like waking life (eg, you walk up to a wall and will your arm to push through it). This is the most intuitive method but not always the most effective if your lucidity is waning.

    ◦    Say your desire out loud and let the dream present it (eg, say "I have super powers and am the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse"). You'll be empowered by your own words and the dream will oblige.

So, it takes a little getting used to controlling your dreams. That's because lucid dreams are a completely new and unique environment to you - in which your conscious and unconscious collide.

When fully lucid, you'll find that you can exert considerable control over your lucid dreams. Or you can passively enjoy this state of heightened awareness, watching the dream unfold in its originally intended state.

The golden rule for lucid dream manipulation is this: making it real in your mind... makes it happen in the dream.

What can I do in a lucid dream?

A fully lucid dream can be perfectly tangible, rich and visually detailed.

When probed, it can generate seemingly impossible levels of self awareness - such as 360-degree vision, multiple simultaneous dreams, and even visual representations of the fifth dimension.

Because all of this takes place in your mind, the dream world is infinite. No laws. No boundaries. No limitations. Anything you can conceive of comes true.

You can take control of your dream and warp The Matrix like Neo. Fly and soar over cities like Iron Man. Slow down time like the dream levels of Inception. Have sex with celebrities. Fight like a ninja. Re-live childhood memories. Base jump. Survive death.

But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground.

Dream theories suggest it's a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche (by talking to different dream characters) and even your co-conscious inner self (by talking to the very fabric of the dream).

Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world - an entire universe, no less - of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.

How do I control my dreams?

Dream control kicks in the moment you become lucid (when you recognize that you're dreaming).

The more conscious you become of the dream environment, the easier it is to manipulate. There are a few different ways to shape your dreams as they occur, for instance:

    ◦    Actively will what you want to happen, like waking life (eg, you walk up to a wall and will your arm to push through it). This is the most intuitive method but not always the most effective if your lucidity is waning.

    ◦    Say your desire out loud and let the dream present it (eg, say "I have super powers and am the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse"). You'll be empowered by your own words and the dream will oblige.

So, it takes a little getting used to controlling your dreams. That's because lucid dreams are a completely new and unique environment to you - in which your conscious and unconscious collide.

When fully lucid, you'll find that you can exert considerable control over your lucid dreams. Or you can passively enjoy this state of heightened awareness, watching the dream unfold in its originally intended state.

The golden rule for lucid dream manipulation is this: making it real in your mind... makes it happen in the dream.

To learn more about this phenomenon, check out some of these links below:

Fast Company - How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Waking Life

Scientific American - How You Can Control Your Dreams?

The Atlantic - The Ways to Control Dreaming

via: World of Lucid Dreaming