Considering that you have visited this site, it’s safe to assume that you’re interested in learning how to have your first lucid dream as soon as possible. If so, this is the right place to be.But, to be perfectly clear, a magic pill that will instantly throw you into a lucid dream does not exist. Lucid dreaming is a skill, and just like any other skill, it must be developed. And this can take a while. Exactly what you want to avoid, right?What, then, can you do?What you can do is speed up the process dramatically. What once would take years can now be accomplished in weeks or even days; in some rare cases, even hours. Thanks to many scientific studies conducted on the subject of lucid dreaming inthe last few decades, we now know significantly more about the phenomenon. This knowledge is invaluable. It enables us to greatly ease the entire process and to accelerate the learning curve for absolute beginners.
On this site we address scientifically proven techniques that will enable you to start lucid dreaming as soon as possible.
Steven LaBerge, founder of the Lucidity Institute and a pioneer in lucid dreaming research, is a leading authority in the field. In his book, Lucid Dreaming: The power of being aware and awake in your dreams, he wrote:
“That it took me two-and-a-half years is probably due to the fact that nobody taught me how. Since I did not have a very clear idea at first of what I was doing, I wasted much of my time and effort. With the induction method that I finally developed, I believe anyone who is motivated can be successful in learning how to dream lucidly, and in a fraction of the time it took me.”
Why would you want to know how to have a lucid dream?
The theory is that with proper guidance, everyone should be able to learn how to lucid dream relatively quickly. But why would anyone even want to? For starters, the vast expanses found in dreams, not subject to the restrictions of the waking world, are ideal for experiencing the wildest and most exciting events you can think of . Events that would be unimaginable otherwise.Everything you have ever "dreamed" in your waking life becomes instantly achievable. Right at your fingertips.. There is also the possibility of spending time with people you wouldn't be normally able to (e.g. they are too far away, deceased, hostile towards you in waking life (your ex :D for instance), or they don’t even exist in the first place). Furthermore, lucid dreaming offers many opportunities for training different skills, mental and physical, completely free from fear of injury or embarrassment. And there is, of course, sex. In a lucid dream, sex is the same or perhaps even more exciting than in reality. Sex with someone that would otherwise not be possible? Who wouldn’t want that? And how about treating your social anxiety or lack of self-confidence as an added bonus?Finally, if you just want to have some fun while you sleep, lucid dreaming will not let you down. Whatever your goals may be, what you have within your own mind is a world totally free of any limits, a world where you are the one and only master and creator.
So, how to have a lucid dream? And fast?
Surely you've already encountered instructions on how to keep a dream diary and perform reality checks as the basic requirements for getting anywhere in terms of lucid dreaming. Both techniques are extremely important, it's true.But here we encounter the problem of time. With only these basic techniques, the process can take far too long and the results may come too late, when you've already lost motivation. Or, in other words, you'll be wasting time with no reward to show for it. All who have found themselves in this situation know how discouraging it can be. This can be prevented by adding one or more additional techniques to the basic mix. Choose among hypnosis, lucid dreaming masks, meditation, binaural beats, or supplements. Sure, there are other techniques that exist, like the Wake Back to Bed (WBTB) Method or Tholey's Combined Reflection Technique, but the five listed above are the most widespread and scientifically researched. Some of these techniques are self-sufficient, like hypnosis, lucid dreaming masks, or supplements, while others, such as meditation or binaural beats, are an invaluable aid when combined with the basic techniques. By taking this combined approach, you are guaranteed to speed up an otherwise long and tedious process—exactly what you're looking for.
So, without further ado, check out the links below. These links will take you to pages with precise explanations and instructions on how and in what ways to use the techniques recommended above.
At this point, you are probably wondering which of the above techniques provides the fastest and most reliable results. For those with a high sensitivity to hypnosis, the fastest and most reliable solution is self-hypnosis. For others, it would be LD glasses (paired with the Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams [MILD] technique, and possibly binaural beats). Meditation is extremely reliable, but it can take a while. Supplements may spontaneously initiate lucidity straight from a dream, but their greatest strength lies in assisting Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD) attempts, which can be a bit tricky for a beginner. Somewhat surprisingly, there is only one and rather indirect scientific confirmation of the effectiveness of binaural beats in lucid dreaming. But, interestingly enough, there are an incredible amount of positive testimonials all over the internet that support them.Professional guides, although not a technique in and of themselves, are the most reliable path to lucid dreaming. Still, they will require a great deal of dedication and commitment from you. Chances are you'll reach your goal in the shortest time by combining a few different methods at once. This scientific research, although it does not take into account some of the newer techniques, supports this conclusion as well. For instance, utilizing LD glasses with MILD, WBTB, and/or WILD techniques as well as supplements or binaural beats, reality checks, and meditation could get you well on your way to a lucid dream. Trying to define a uniform and universal formula that will always work equally well for everyone would be almost impossible. Taking into account the incredible diversity in the psychological profiles and capabilities found in one person to the next, it's easy to see why this is so. What works great for one person may not work for another at all. Therefore, the trial-and-error method is probably unavoidable in discovering exactly what works best for you.