Awakening to the Dream

The nocturnal landscape of lucid dreaming and Tibetan dream yoga

B. Alan Wallace

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Check out more on dreaming in this month's retreat, "A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming."


©Mauro NobiliniWake Up! 5 methods for inducing lucid dreams
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Note events that are impossible in waking reality. Something is odd—too odd!—and suddenly it dawns on you that you must be dreaming! One moment you're in London, and the next moment you're in New York. You're engaged in conversation with an old friend, and a moment later he has turned into a poodle chewing on a bone. Or you may be in the midst of an outlandish nightmare, and as soon as you notice it's just too bizarre to be true, you recognize that you're dreaming.

2. Prepare yourself by taking note of anomalies during the daytime. Whenever they occur, ask yourself, "Am I dreaming?" If you ask yourself enough, eventually the answer may be yes.

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