JAMES HALLAHAN: “Dream Manipulation”

As the first consideration, it should be made clear that the traditional notion of the dream as “fantasy” is now, most assuredly, open to question. In light of what has been revealed with reality and the nature of multi-dimensional experience, it seems probable now that the dreamworld is in fact an aspect of our universe—a type of “non-physical” plane which our consciousness seems to have access to while in lower brainwave states.

Presumably, this is something analogous to the astral, perhaps contained within it, but with certain notable distinctions: There seems to be some kind of mechanism or energetic structuring which partitions it from that of the outlying regions, forming somewhat of an inter-realm between frequencies, which is in some measure exclusive to the individual. The reason for this feature is up for speculation. What seems most feasible is that this is something natural that functions almost as a kind of “safeguard”—containing the erratic manifestations of the subconscious and perhaps insulating us, to some degree, from the activity of the astral. The point here is that this is not just a matter of chemical activity within the brain; this is truly an area of reality which we are exposed to on a regular basis—and in which, I would argue, we are still without a very complete understanding. Considering that they likely play a fundamental role in our being, it would probably be wise to thoroughly investigate their nature and to perhaps re-examine the conventional wisdom to which we largely refer.

One of the central issues is of course the capacity that dreams have as a source of spiritual guidance. As mentioned, the dream-state allows conscious access to a non-physical plane, which, contrary to the physical plane, has a kind of fluid nature in which thought can manifest instantaneously into various forms of perceivable phenomena (imagery, sounds etc.). This essentially makes possible the conveyance of information. The reason the information is conveyed by way of symbolic imagery—rather than, for instance, English lettering—is presumably in part due to the extreme fluidity of the environment and its tendency to fluctuate from our emerging thoughts, which can distort words and actually change them into what we mistakenly perceive them as. Larger (pictorial) images, which we’re able to quickly recognize, are less susceptible to be altered in this way. So essentially what we’re looking at here with dream content, in large part anyway, is information that has been deliberately encoded into a format that is more suitable for the dream medium. The major question, which I think garners far too little concern, is where the information is coming from. Is it exclusively derived from the divine, via the higher-self? Or is it perhaps of more diverse origin?

The answer to the preceding question, however disagreeable it may be, seems far more likely to be the latter. As mentioned, the dream plane is likely intrinsic to the astral (or fourth dimension) and as is exceptionally known within alternative communities—it is inhabited. The spatial realms of the fourth dimension are replete with a diverse array of conscious (non-physical) entities—and their nature we must concede is, at best, dubious. We should bear in mind here that anything operating below fifth-dimensional status is likely not in complete accordance with Universal law. We know with certainty as well that deception is extraordinarily common and, owing to the current evolutionary phase, we’re certainly more liable to be interfered with. It therefore stands to reason that our approach to dreams should be that of maximum discernment. Further than that, we should perhaps explore the possibility that the dream plane is not exclusively under our own private control, but is perhaps subject to the same regulations as the astral or even the physical plane—entailing that it is still a collective environment and therefore able to be influenced (or manipulated) by outside intelligences, without constituting as any kind of transgression or infringement of sovereignty.

The idea of dream manipulation, though I’m introducing it as hypothetical, is certainly more than just speculation. I think that with just a cursory examination its legitimacy is quickly uncovered. To begin with, there are surely countless numbers of individuals who can attest to dreams that clearly exhibited an overt malignancy—not simply a foreshadowing of misfortune—but rather a definite pernicious display which tends often to incite emotional distress and worry. Of course, what immediately comes to mind when suggesting this is the “nightmare”—and along with it the notion of its commonality and our perception of them as being altogether natural. This seems on the surface to be common-sense, however, the foundation of this belief is of course stemming from the orthodox conception, which we all now know to be without basis. From an informed perspective, bearing in mind what we’ve just covered, it is entirely conceivable that nightmares, for as back as we’ve known them, may very well be, at least in part, the result of deliberate psychic manipulation. I’m certainly not suggesting that this is uniformly the case or that a negative mindset, carried into the dream, could not manifest frightful imagery—but I do feel confident to suggest here that a substantial percentage of them are in fact being externally generated. Add to this, incidentally, the fact that “nightmare” derives from the Middle English word “mare”—denoting “female evil spirit”—and likewise that ancient cultures, almost unanimously, thought of bad dreams as being the result of negative spiritual influences, attributed directly to negative (or demonic) spirits.
This premise, for some anyway, will likely give rise to a certain degree of doubt. Not only does it entail an enormously widespread effort to generate fear and distress, but clearly suggests as well a kind of coordinated strategy at work—which, very significantly to my point, strongly indicates that there is significant organization. These features, it should be pointed out, very much contradict the common portrayal of entities being propagated by mainstream paranormal enthusiasts. The negative entity, as conveyed by these enthusiasts, is essentially that of a mindless, roving beast who attacks seemingly at random for no purpose other than to self-satisfy. In response to this, I would suggest that this is perhaps far off the mark. In truth, when we closely analyze the various components of what we can observe of their actions, there’s clearly a level of sophistication here that hints at something much more than bestiality. What we’re really dealing with here, I would think unquestionably, are advanced intelligences—possessing, in most cases, a more proficient understanding of reality than that of humans. From this, I feel that the following can be speculated:

  1. The underlying reason for dream manipulation is probably relatively obscure and more complex than we would initially suppose.
  2. The deceptive techniques which are incorporated into the dream are likely highly developed and very skillfully concealed.
  3. The overall agenda is of perhaps a much broader design of which dream manipulation is only one small aspect.

Now as for the purpose behind dream manipulation, I would say it’s clear that there are at least several different underlying reasons. Perhaps one of the most apparent would be the potential it has to influence our manifestation capacity. To illustrate what I mean, I will draw the reader’s attention to the following subject: It is fairly well recognized that a substantial number of the spiritually-minded hold the view that dreams carry a kind of prognostic significance. This notion is of course justified as we do possess a multi-dimensional constitution which enables a capacity to transcend time and space boundaries—which does in fact happen during the course of sleep. However, we should maybe question whether this is exclusively the cause behind prophetic dreams. I would point out first that such dreams are more often than not a kind of simulated (or symbolic) representation of the portended event—and not the actual event. How do we then account for this disparity? To speculate: perhaps it is the higher-self who is actually witness to the event and that it is then reconstructed as a dream—which, with this interpretation, suggests that precognitive experiences are not accidental and are divinely intended. If we’re to premise this, we should ask the question of why these prognostications are necessary. What function or purpose do they serve?

With respect to this, we can perhaps query the notion of prophetic dreams as being a kind of “advance notice”—given so that we may circumvent certain outcomes. This is a questionable supposition because of course it is common understanding that the vast majority of our dreams do not come true and, apart from that, are never known to be prognostic until the moment of fruition. Because of this, it is unlikely that a pre-emptive action would ever be taken on account of a dream. In addition, this “opportunity of circumvention” seems perhaps slightly at odds with what is normally understood of divine intention. If every experience, positive or negative, is divinely intended and has been calculated to be precisely what is needed for our advancement—then giving any kind of notice, or ability to circumvent, seems maybe inconsistent with this. In addition, there’s also the fact that a certain percentage of them foretell what seem to be very trifling occurrences, leading some to believe that the dreams are inadvertent—and due simply to our multidimensionality.

Due to these uncertainties—and the potentiality of extensive dream manipulation—we should maybe entertain some alternative possibilities: As most are aware by now, entities, from their perspective in the fourth dimension, have the notable advantage of being able to see potential future timelines and are thus bestowed with the means to predict future events. Given this fact, there is little doubt that this is something they would attempt to profit from. In regard to the idea of influencing manifestation—which requires the inducement of beliefs and anticipation of outcomes—the widespread notion of dreams having a predictive quality would certainly constitute as a favorable condition towards this aim. If we believe that our dreams may have some bearing on future events, then naturally this will, in some cases, give rise to a degree of expectancy (even if slight)—and thus have a latent impact on what we manifest. Because of this, we can perhaps speculate that such entities (who engage in these endeavors) would have within their interests the object of reinforcing this belief and perhaps dispersing more evenly. Could it perhaps be a possibility that organic prophetic dreams are less common than we have thought? Could the prevalence of prophetic dreams potentially be attributed to a manipulative design—intended to facilitate an avenue of influence over our creative capacity? There may be enough basis here to at least consider this as a possibility.

What may be consistent with this is the fact that prophetic dreams seem predominantly to be negative. What they most commonly prognosticate are adverse circumstances, frequently involving death or terrible accidents—very much akin to “nightmares”. If we’re looking at this from the angle that they’re intended and not accidental—why then would this be the case? We know there is small probability for avoidance; we know that apprehension can bring us more vibrationally in line with negative outcomes; we also know, with certainty, that negative emotions (stimulated by such dreams) can adversely affect our energy field. This is not to say that there could be no legitimate reason for them, but only that there are valid questions needed to be asked, so that we can better ascertain the source of this phenomenon.

Touching back on our collective attitude towards dreams, we must admit that we do in fact have a latent sensitivity regarding their content. We are affected by them and, when unfavorable, they do at times cause varying degrees of concernment. It must be noted that this sensitivity is not limited to the spiritually-minded but is present, to some degree, in perhaps the majority of the human population. Accentuating this, I’ll briefly highlight a conversation I had with my sister (who is not spiritual) just a few weeks back: She remarked that she had a dream the previous night where she was in a car accident and had overturned her car. I asked her, before anything else, how it made her feel. Widening her eyes slightly, she responded “Like I might be in some kind of car accident!” … I think we should reflect on this and bear in mind that this kind of reasoning is not uncommon—and maybe not accidental. Lastly on this, I will just point out that I am not suggesting that prophetic dreams, in and of themselves, are necessarily a bad thing—but rather that an artificially induced inflation of their numbers (if they are in fact naturally infrequent) may precipitate an undue sensitivity regarding their significance—which, as I say, could be seen as favorable to the agendas of dream manipulation. Please note that, at present, this is only speculation. I am simply presenting, for the sake of open inquiry, an alternative hypothesis from which we can draw our own conclusions.

As another motive for dream manipulation, which could perhaps be the overarching reason, we should consider the principal source of sustenance required by dark entities. Peculiar as though it may be, it seems that the nourishment needed by such entities takes the form of negative (low-vibrational) emotional energy. The reason for this is presumably that, through some dubious feat, they have somehow managed to actually disconnect themselves from source-creator and thus have effectively rendered themselves cut-off from life-force energy. I suspect this wasn’t actually due to their being “banished”, but rather that their energy fields, through their own actions, had reached a virtually incompatible wavelength with the background cosmic energy. And now, in order for the continuation of their existence, unsuspecting host systems have to be found and clandestinely converted into production facilities—which is essentially a process of downgrading energy to a frequency that is in sympathy with their own vibration. Obviously, once a source has been secured, the procedure would likely be to optimize its output, using any and all means to increase fear-based emotion and—most fundamentally—the negative manifestations which give rise to it.

As to the role that manipulated dreams play in this, I would say it’s self-explanatory that the nightmare not only generates fear, but perhaps a relatively potent form of it. Excluding people who live in, for instance, war-torn or dangerous parts of the world, it is probably nightmares that give rise to fear the most often. I have to say, for myself anyway, that nightmares are really the only time that I experience fear. And I should remark here, considering my own dreams at least, that there are definitely indications that some of them are purposefully designed to do just that.

I cite here my persistently recurring dreams of being stranded in inescapable darkness—one of which, the most noteworthy of them all, occurred conspicuously the night of my last birthday: As usual, I suddenly find myself in my house in complete darkness—although this time there’s an unusually foreboding atmosphere and, to my perplexity, I find that all my appliances are amiss; my fridge is wide open; my oven has been pulled away from the wall; there’s an overly large trash bag in the middle of the floor (which I was uneager to open); and, most portentously, my television has been turned on. Immediately persuaded that this was paranormal activity, I rush in an attempt to turn on the lights, but as usual I’m foiled in this as the power has been cut-off. As regularly unfolds, I bewilderedly struggle to find a source of light, discovering every contrivance to be mysteriously dysfunctional (even candles)—except this time, quite unprecedentedly, I find when I awaken that my real television has surprisingly been turned on, moderately loudly, to an irregular music station which, I further noted, was playing an exceptionally disagreeable tune.

The preceding dream, for the record, exemplifies what I think are some of the classic hallmarks of an “overt” manipulated dream, which I would characterize as a sort of mischievous trickery; however, as far as a fear producing dream, this of course in no way typifies their standard form. Some of them, which surely many can bear witness to, are to a far degree much more malicious. For the record, I have evaluated the dream in the sense of it being natural and symbolic, however, due to its association with the subsequent paranormal event, there seems a strong likelihood that this was attributable to manipulation.

Returning to the idea of their generation of fear, I would also draw attention to the fact that most dreams go unaccounted for—perhaps as much as 95% of them. So the impression we have that only a small amount of dreams incite fear is perhaps not substantiated. We could really only speculate as to how many dreams are actually fear producing and, as should be pointed out, even the most acute and severe nightmares, as I have discovered myself, can go entirely under the radar and all memories of them rendered completely irretrievable. In addition, we should bear in mind that fear is only one particular variety of negative, low-vibrational emotion. We should contemplate all off the other dream scenarios which evoke negative emotions other than fear—of which there are undoubtedly plenty. Furthermore, it should be made clear that I am not at all suggesting that manipulated dreams are the primary stimulus of negative energy, but rather, as I alluded earlier, are probably more intended as a supplementary derivation, used with the aim of elevating it to more optimal levels.

The last practicable reason for dream manipulation, which is likely to be the most incontrovertible, would be as a means to corrupt one’s spiritual guidance. In regard to this, it should be taken for granted, given the methods of the opposition, that virtually every source of multidimensional information will be seized upon and compromised using advanced methods. It follows from this that the procedure used in evaluation of dream material would necessarily have to be up to par with such refined techniques. I would think it should be somewhat comprehensive and, of course, gauged according to what we understand of higher dimensional principles—Is its guidance in complete accord with oneness? With this being said, I would further suggest that it needs to be somewhat analytical and not entirely based on intuition. My estimation is that they have taken intuition into account—and have likely devised ways to circumnavigate its perusal. One such method—which is universal and could certainly be applied to dream content—is to immerse the deceptive portion of information into an overall context containing distinguishable truths. This would mask the disinformation and through sensing the validity of the surrounding information may potentially cause your intuitive faculty to misfire and resonate as genuine truth. In view of this, I would consider some minor analysis advisable—not to exclude intuition—but to supplement it so as to fail-safe against such techniques.

So with dream-based guidance, depending on the wariness of the individual, the foremost role of the corruptive entity I should think would be to maintain the belief that the source of information behind the dream is secure. This would naturally be a very delicate task of implanting dream content which always, on the surface, seemed to be benevolent and never going too far with the corruptive elements so as to not arouse suspicion. As I’ve touched on in the preceding, it would be to package the deception into a very wholesome, auspicious-looking dream, however, the intendment of the message (if correctly deciphered) would divert the individual away from his true interests. One of the most common tactics to corrupt guidance in this way is to introduce “distractive” elements.

To illustrate what I mean, say for instance a novice spiritual initiate goes to see a medium for a reading. Completely unbeknownst to the initiate (and the medium as well), the entities which are channeling the information are clever imposters who, through a sleight of hand, reveal to him that he is none other than the long-awaited reincarnation of King Tut. Intrigued, but in no way convinced of this, the initiate leaves and during his sleep that night (unaware that dreams can be manipulated), is bestowed with imagery of pyramids, obelisks and hieroglyphics—and upon awakening is seen as glorious confirmation that after all he was indeed the long-awaited King Tut. And thus, instead of focusing on genuine spiritual attainment, he embarks on a long drawn-out journey to rediscover his past as Tutankhamen—much to the satisfaction of the entities.

Where dream deception gets a lot more complex is in situations where the dreamer is aware of the reality of manipulated dreams. In such situations, what seems to unfold is that the entities will attempt to shape your impression of what “the manipulated dream” looks like. Depending on the individual, they will first hold fast to the hope that you retain the impression of manipulated dreams being exclusively negative in appearance. They’ll likely very early on deliberately stage a few “transparent” manipulated dreams, which will be negative and which you will latch onto and form a conception as to the tell-tale features of a manipulated dream. And thereafter, you will evaluate the authenticity of dreams based on these learned clues. Unbeknownst to you, however, the entities had all along possessed the means to replicate the exact characteristics of any quality of dream, even the most benevolent in nature. So, by and large, it seems as though their procedure is to gradually condition our perception of dreams with the overall aim of camouflaging their deception. In addition to this, once the dreamer has been primed in this way and is consciously looking for the “false” clues of a manipulated dream, the entities may then attempt to undermine your legitimate dream guidance by using a process which can be referred to as “earmarking”. How it is achieved is through duplicating whatever your genuine advisements would be and then attaching to them certain details which will cause you to suspect its origin. Such details could encompass a variety of things, but are usually slightly ignoble elements, based in materiality and unreflective of higher principles. Ultimately what this results in is a disregard for your legitimate objectives—or at the very least confusion.

In return to the overall subject of dream manipulation, an important question that we should feel compelled to answer is—to what extent are our dreams being manipulated? If we know they have the capability; if we know they’re already engaged in it; if we know they have rather strong motivations for doing so—then what safeguard is there to prevent their dominance over the dream landscape? Moreover, what reason would they have to refrain from it? I’m not presupposing this is our situation, but in such a scenario, deeper questions would need to be explored. In particular, it seems fairly demonstrative that there is an inverse permeation that occurs with our conscious experience in the dream plane. To explain: It is fairly well recognized that our conscious experience in the real-world filters into the dreamworld via our subconscious. However, I feel confident in asserting that there’s clearly an observable transference which occurs in the other direction. Quite simply, our experience in the dreamworld has an influence on our consciousness in the real world. This is exhibited clearly when we notice how different we feel in the morning after having a pleasant dream compared with that of a nightmare. This may seem obvious, and perhaps pointless to some, however, in light of dream manipulation, it has all new meaning and relevance.

The implications of this became clearly recognizable to me on the following occasion: I was in the midst of an important spiritual practice where one willfully abstains from sensory pleasure with the aim of vibrational enhancement. I intended to go for at least a month with this and near to the halfway point, unsurprisingly, there came a climax of discomfort. I started to rationalize throwing in the towel, although, for the most part, was successfully maintaining. However, very conspicuously at this low-point, I was besieged with a series of exhilarant dreams, full of excitement and people, and very markedly centered around material indulgence. Upon waking from these, I was completely saturated with this desire to go out and luxuriate in material pleasures. It was however no doubt spiritually inadvisable and of course irrational, because I had already embarked on this practice and would have rendered it null not going through with it the whole way. Nevertheless, my mindset was so significantly altered from this, and the urge so strong, that I deviated anyway—and in so doing careened way of my spiritual path, as I didn’t recommence with the practice for at least another month. So ultimately what this seemingly benign dream ended up facilitating was the complete derailment of my primary spiritual endeavor—at which I would have been naïve not to realize as having been calculated.

So essentially what I’m hypothesizing here is that there may be a hidden subversive element to dreams that has so far gone largely unaccounted for. If it was in fact the dream which drove me off course, then what we have here, more or less, is a subtle form of mind-control. The dream engendered a particular frame of mind which was clearly used in deliberation of swaying my decision making. Additionally, the fact that it was premeditated suggests that such methods have already been in use. In consideration of this, it may be worthwhile to think carefully about the extent of how this could be utilized and its overall implications. If, as I’ve suggested as a possibility, our dream scenarios are often being tampered with by interdimensionals, and we’re submersed in these scenarios eight hours of every day, then perhaps there exists, to some degree, the possibility of conditioning (or subconscious programming). Reflecting on this, I would remind the reader that virtually the totality of dream experience is lost to conscious memory, however, still exists alive and well within the subconscious and, as would certainly be agreed, has a latent impact on our psychological condition. I’m certainly not prepared to draw any far-reaching conclusions, but as I think I’ve pointed out, there are reasonable grounds here which suggest this is something perhaps worthy of our attention and further investigation.

In conjunction with this topic, I would like to focus attention on the particular characteristics of the dream state of consciousness, which I feel sheds an important light on the nature of dream manipulation and perhaps the mechanism by which it is enabled. When we actually take stock of our awareness while in the dream, there are many peculiarities which should be given some consideration. Overall, what’s particularly noteworthy is the nebulous and shifting nature of our focus and attention span. It’s rather as if our awareness is perpetually fading in and out—acutely aware of something in one instant, yet, in the next, has shifted entirely to something else, leaving all recollection of the previous moment by the wayside. What seems to be driving our sporadic attention is this incessant and irregular stream of thoughts, which on some level appear to be fairly random, however, when broadly examined, clearly show a definite design and planning behind them. Ultimately, and rather interestingly, these emerging thoughts always appear to be generating the outline of a theme or story; a story which very often is curiously unreminiscent of our ordinary knowledge and experience. When seriously scrutinizing these stories, I’m not very inclined to agree that it’s only a matter of subconscious defragmenting. There’s too much that’s extraneous; too much that’s of a recondite nature and inconsistent with the human mind. As for the higher-self, I’m not discounting this source, but for it to be solely derived from there seems questionable, as there are just too many aspects of dreams that are unreflective of higher-dimensional attributes. In consideration of this, I would say it’s hardly implausible to suggest that, in some cases, this stream of thought which is shaping the stories is actually being telepathically projected from an outside source.

As is widely known now, the human mind possesses a natural telepathic capability, which essentially entails the faculty of more or less that of a radio receiver. As a consequence of this, we’re openly subjectable to externally originated thought-forms. For the most part, this isn’t easily perceptible because of the high activity of our normal brainwave state, which, because of its quick oscillation, congests our mind to the point of being non-receptive. However, as we descend into sleep our brainwave frequency slows down and we become increasingly receptive to outside thought-forms. Considering this reality and our obvious vulnerability in not being aware of it, it’s likely this avenue of influence would be exploited. In vindication of this, I’ll briefly highlight a particular moment in a dream where I had apparently been asked about my broad views of society: It was by a girl named Lauren, and I have little recollection of the context, but, as my response, I proceeded to give her a quite detailed philosophy but which, astoundingly, was in no shape or form resemblant of my own views. I suspect there must have been calculation with this, as these views were not only objectionable to me, but were the very views of which I disapprove the most. It was essentially that of the “cut-and-dry” logic, typical of authoritarianism. I remember saying something along the lines of: “The biggest problem with society is the overburden of lazy and unproductive people”—to which I was absolutely stunned in recollection of. Even more curious, and which should not be passed off, was the fact that at no point during this discourse did I ever recognize my extremely uncharacteristic behavior. In review of this—underscoring the distinctive and tell-tale sentiment of the above—it seems more than probable that this was originating from a lower-vibrational intelligence. Moreover, it’s conceivable to me that this may very well be one of the central mechanisms by which dreams are being manipulated. Very craftily, it is being done from the inside out. Thoughts are being projected inward and, through our own agencies, are then manifested outward into the dream.

In closing, we can perhaps conclude here that the conventional model of dream philosophy is, to some degree, incomplete. The reality of dream manipulation is a crucial factor and is most certainly a game changer. Many of us not only take dreams seriously but are consciously deriving information from them, which is then at times implemented into a course of action. It is therefore perhaps important that we are taking into account the possibility of deception. The notion of setting an intention, which could work to some benefit, may not negate entirely the potential of outside influence. It may turn out that there are clever loopholes with this, and as I’ve mentioned the dream plane may still technically qualify as a collective environment, entailing that we may not be capacitated to disallow communal manifestation—just as in third dimensional reality. Furthermore, I think we should acknowledge the fact that dreams are undoubtedly a means of influence over our manifestation capacity, and that our limited awareness of dream manipulation is primarily what enables this. By becoming streetwise to manipulation, we are in a better position to discern their validity and less likely to be swayed by dreams that seem to denote negative portent—which, with many, are a frequent occurrence. On a final note, I would suggest that we remain opened-minded with dreams and continue to explore alternative ideas. Let us not go the way of the mainstream and become rigid in our thinking, dismissive of possibilities which we have not yet endeavored to rule out.

 

About the author: I would consider myself a spiritual advisor who’s focused primarily on the newly awakening—helping to facilitate soul-purpose activation. I see it as central the task of bringing abstract metaphysical concepts further in range of acceptability of the rationalistic mainstream. In addition, I see it as also vital the need to reassess the whole of spiritual philosophy and to establish with greater certainty the veracity of our prevailing beliefs. It is an exhilarating line of work, and I’m greatly honored to take part in it. I reside in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania USA, and I make myself available to anyone who wishes me to expand on anything. I can be reached at: Hallahan11@yahoo.com

 

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REBECCA TURNER: “9 Reasons Why Everyone Should Lucid Dream”

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Here is my list of the 9 reasons why everyone should lucid dream. These include profound benefits that touch all of us, no matter our culture, beliefs or life circumstances. Ultimately, I think all of these benefits put together would play a serious role in advancing the human race, if only it was something that came naturally to all of us. What I’m really saying is: lucidity is a powerful mental tool like no other.

1. Lucid dreaming creates freedom and escapism.

This is probably the one and only reason most people initially pursue consciousness in dreams — to have sex with their secret crush, to re-enact a day in the life of Jack Bauer, or to fly like an eagle over breathtaking scenery. We all have unfulfilled desires and lucidity is an amazing way to experience them in stunning realism. It is our natural virtual reality headset, our one portal to other worlds where we can temporarily escape this reality and live the life of our dreams… Literally.

If you’re not a lucid dreamer, think of this escapism as akin to watching a movie or diving into a novel. But here, you are the central protagonist and all the characters, plot twists and epiphanies are profoundly tailored to your needs. An experienced oneironaut can manifest anything they want in a guided dream, or they can let the dream movie play out of its own volition. This gives us both the ultimate power to create any situation imaginable, and the thrill of being presented with unexpected twists and turns produced by our own subconscious.

Many people never get over the need for escapism in lucid dreams. The important thing is to remember — at least every now and then — to reach beyond the novelty value and see the potential of conscious dreaming as it truly stands.

2. Lucid dreaming reveals the power of your brain.

When you become conscious in the dream state, you have an astonishing opportunity to experience a vivid and tangible dreamworld that is not actually real. Probably the most shocking example of this is a false awakening, where the dreamer becomes convinced they are awake — so vivid is the detail of the dream. Think about that: in a sleep state, where your body is processing only the tiniest amounts of external stimulus, your internal world is as rich as it ever was. Your brain realistically reproduces a world with tables, buildings, gravity, air, emotions, atoms (in fact anything you can conceive of) and it’s very lifelike. While limited to the scope of your subconscious imagination, the lucid dream world is still a shocking place which truly has the capacity to mimic reality.

3. Lucid dreaming prompts us to question the nature of reality.

In questioning the nature of our perception, it naturally leads us to question the nature of reality — that is, the world as it exists around us. Some New Age philosophies suggest that consciousness creates reality, but I tend to believe it is the other way around. The universe was born first and did rather well for 12 billion years before the little critters on planet Earth developed consciousness. But why did it all happen? Does our very existence spring from another universe? Are we a hypothetical outcome — Schrodinger’s living cat? Or is ours the only universe, the only reality, in existence?

These are important theoretical questions but ones which can only really be pondered by stepping outside the box of everyday thinking. And lucid dreaming provides a useful platform. For instance, we can ask: where do our dreams take place? Why, when dreams are solely based on our conscious experiences, do we let them disobey the fundamental laws of cause and effect? What can dreams teach us about the nature of reality? And how can we use lucid dreaming as a lens on our conscious experience?

Of course we can have no definitive answers, all we can do is theorize. But I think it is very exciting to use lucid dreaming as a tool to do so.

4. Lucid dreaming is a direct line to the subconscious mind.

Eat your heart out Sigmund Freud. Lucid dreamers can literally talk to their own subconscious mind in the dreamscape.

I once had a nightmare, in which I was being flung by a dark pointy figure up and down a narrow hallway. I wasn’t lucid at first, although I was conscious enough to feel pain and each smack really hurt. After two or three smashes I had the conscious insight to ask whether I was dreaming. Of course I was. I didn’t waste any time; I marched up to the silhouette man and grab him by the shoulders.

“WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME!” I shouted. His aggression immediately turned to sadness and childish frustration. “I can’t reconcile this,” he said, and shoved a notepad in my hands. He has scrawled the words “be loved, love yourself”, referring to a philosophical debate I had been having earlier that day: Is it more important to love yourself, or love someone else?

Clearly, my conclusion was at odds with my subconscious. There was absolutely no symbolism required. My inner child was acting out with a massive tantrum — and demanded my attention. Yet it is only when lucid that I have the opportunity to resolve such issues face-to-face.

Instead of fearing the pointy figure or wanting to banish him, I now felt empathy for him. He hadn’t understood. So I explained my reasons as if he were a child. Draining away both physically and emotionally, the creature left and I woke up in awe of the childish element that arose from my subconscious self.

5. Lucid dreaming is a training ground for real life.

Being a virtual reality simulation, the lucid dream world is an ideal place to practice real life skills – from the perfect flying kick to playing classical piano.

Research has revealed that we can increase our procedural memory for fine muscle movements inside a lucid dream. So, after practicing flying kicks for half an hour in a lucid dream, your kicks would literally be better upon waking.

Likewise, in the book Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming by Dr Stephen LaBerge and Howard Rheingold, a surgeon explains how, before going to sleep at night, he would review his surgical cases for the next day. Then he would become lucid in his dreams and practice them in precise detail. As a result, he was able to refine and polish his techniques and perform procedures much faster than the average surgeon. He credited his edge to lucid dreaming.

6. Lucid dreaming creates a natural high.

The moment when you recognize that you’re dreaming, it creates a rush of excitement. It’s when you realize that you are back in lucid land, where anything and everything is possible. This natural high stays with you throughout the dream and on waking. A deliciously memorable lucid dream has colored many of my waking days.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert oneironaut, we all relish the state of conscious dreaming and take away blissful new experiences almost every time it happens. Such dreams can be euphoric in nature and create memories and insights that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It’s probably one of the best natural highs we are capable of creating, in the same class as jumping out of a plane or falling in love.

7. Lucid dreaming helps you to grieve.

Often when we lose loved ones, we have the sense that there is some unfinished business. Whether the death comes suddenly without warning, or slowly and predictably, we would all take that opportunity to have another hour with the deceased. Depending on your beliefs, you may feel the deceased has messages for you (reflections after life is over) and you, too, may have messages for them (unresolved feelings of guilt or anger or simply how much you miss them). So, how do you resolve your unfinished business?

I don’t believe that spirits contact us from the afterlife, and the idea of contacting lost loved ones via psychic mediums is a sad state. (I used to believe; how painfully funny it is to look back at the messages I used to “make fit” with my reality. But no, after much experience and critical thinking, I strongly believe mediums are tricking their customers or tricking themselves – or both.) The idea of spirits appearing in our dreams is equally unsatisfying for me.

However, dreams of the dead do have a capacity for grief and healing. You just have to accept that the deceased are not actually visiting you — and that it’s just a part of your own subconscious mind playing a role. These dreams tend to occur naturally when you are grieving the loss of someone close to you; thoughts of them during the day will filter into your dreams. But if your loved one doesn’t appear to you at night, or you just miss them and want to give them a hug, then dreaming lucidly about them is a wonderful proposition.

Lucid dreams offer us the closure we need to overcome our grief and move on with our lives. That’s not to say we want to forget. A lucid experience can enable us to consciously visit any period in our past and re-live those memories; playtime with a childhood pet, conversations with a late parent, and intimacy with a lost partner are all ways to grieve and remember loved ones.

8. Lucid dreaming is like taking a creativity pill.

We all know that regular dreams can be a bizarre place of inspiration… and when conscious dreaming, we can actively seek out creative ideas and bring them back to the waking world.

Famous painters like Salvador Dali, William Blake and Paul Klee all created artwork inspired by their dreams.

If you’re seeking artistic inspiration while lucid, head into a gallery and study the images you find there. They may arise from your memory, subconscious creativity, or a combination of both. But best of all, they will contain elements of your conceptual understanding of the world, which can make for beautiful and baffling interpretations.

Equally, lucid dreams can give way to amazing musical inspiration. Composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner all pointed to dreams as the source of their creativity. Dreams reveal our most creative side because of the free-flow of ideas arising from the subconscious mind, unhindered by the rational conscious.

9. Lucid dreaming can advance the human race.

I believe that if every human being became a frequent lucid dreamer starting tonight, our culture, art, technology, medicine, science and even religion would quickly develop in a whole new direction. Imagine if every inventor suddenly had a breakthrough lucid dream about a new invention? If every artist suddenly began producing subconsciously-inspired artwork? If every scientist could suddenly solve advanced problems that had previously left them stumped?

In short, if we all had access to lucid dreams and used them in a productive capacity, we would tap into greater power within. The entire human race would be enriched as a result, individually… and universally.

 

 

~via BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

ZOEY MILLER: “What Is Lucid Dreaming And How To Control Your Dreams”

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What Does It Mean To Dream Lucidly?

The concept of dreaming lucidly involves using the untapped areas of the brain that are ordinarily not engaged in normal, conscious life to manipulate dreams for the benefit of the individual. These unused areas of the brain are often most active during dreaming, and this unique state of mind can be implemented to enjoy new experiences, practice new skills and develop more effective tools for daily living. Dreaming lucidly gives you the opportunity to test new ways of perceiving experiences within a different framework of reality.

History of Dreaming Lucidly

Humans have always been fascinating with the act of dreaming, with what dreams mean and how they can utilize the power of dreams to influence everyday life. In Ancient Greece, Aristotle pondered the awareness of being in a dream when one is dreaming. A 17th century physician, Sir Thomas Browne, described an ability to dream while being aware of it in one of this texts. It wasn’t until 1867 that the French Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys wrote a treatise on the control of dreams. The term “lucid dreaming” was coined by a Dutch psychiatrist Frederik Willem von Eeden. But it was in the 1960s that the study of dreaming lucidly began to be popularized. In the 1980s, Stephan LaBerge at Stanford University began studies on this type of aware dreaming, and his research was confirmed by other scientists. Psychotherapists have also investigated dreaming lucidly as a method of treating individuals with chronic nightmares. They found the technique did, in fact, help to reduce the frequency and severity of nightmare events in these patients. Science is only beginning to probe how dreaming lucidly can be used to help individuals increase their creativity, improve their ability to heal from disease and develop greater confidence in their abilities and their understanding.

What Does Dreaming Lucidly Feel Like?

In typical dreams, individuals may experience a different world where many of the laws of physics don’t apply. They may fall and never become hurt. Physical structures form and disappear in a moment. Many people interact with others on an entirely different level in dreams and feel emotions much more strongly than in waking life. When you become accustomed to dreaming lucidly, you accept these differences in perception more easily. You know you are in a dream state, and therefore can observe what is going on in a more detailed manner. In the lucid state, you become highly aware, but not awake. Novices at the technique may have difficulty staying in this alert-but-not-awake state, and there are techniques you can learn to ensure that you return to the dream when you have become too fully awake. Many people say the feeling of dreaming lucidly is much like playing a role-playing game or video game. It is a feeling something akin to being in an alternate reality, in which distances have no meaning and time is compressed in a strange way. Each person may bring individual aspects to their dreaming, such as running, being chased, speaking without words or working out a particular problem. When you are dreaming lucidly, you are able to change features of the dream to increase some aspects or decrease others, as you desire.

Why Would People Want To Dream Lucidly?

An individual that engages in dreaming lucidly can enjoy new experiences outside of the limits of normal reality. These experiences can be used in real life in a number of ways:

1. Creative imagining

Individuals involved in creative work can try out concepts in an imaginative way, in an environment where the normal rules of social restriction and physical limitation do not apply. This freedom can provide limitless potential for creative expression.

2. Problem solving

The dream environment provides an open situation where various solutions to a real life problem can be applied and tested for consequences.

3. Rehearsal

Similarly, the dream environment can be the perfect place to practice activities for real life that may cause anxiety and stress. This rehearsal can be used for public speaking events, artistic performances, athletic endeavors or interpersonal confrontations. The ability to practice in a lucid and controlled situation can provide increased confidence for the actual event.

4. Healing

Dreaming in a lucid state allows individuals to use the experience as positive imagery to activate the body’s own ability to fight disease. Dreaming lucidly can also help individuals deal with psychological issues, allowing them to practice experiences in a safe environment so they can then transfer their increased confidence into waking life.

5. Spiritual development

Dreaming in a lucid state can help to provide unique insight into spiritual concepts. It provides a different viewpoint that encourages the individual to question the meaning of reality and how people function within the context of the normal world.

6. Adventure and fantasy

Many individuals engage in dreaming lucidly to engage in new adventures and fantasies that they would not ordinarily experience in their normal lives. The dream world can be a safe place to experiment with new activities, personal identities and emotional states that might be problematical in normal life.

7. Nightmare treatment

Dreaming lucidly can also be a method of treating nightmares that allow the individual to control dream situations, rather than being the victim of terrifying experiences and emotions. The dreamer is able to re-design the dream to defuse the frightening aspects and transform them into more benign, acceptable images.

Developing the Ability to Be Aware While Dreaming

Some people have a natural ability to dream lucidly, although they may not recognize that this is what they are doing. Once their ability is recognized, they are able to focus their intentions within the dreams to influence desired actions relatively easily. Other individuals may have never experiences lucidity in their dreaming, and the nature of their dream symbolism is not well understood or may be a cause of fearfulness or anxiety. These individuals can learn to gradually take control of their dream lives, so they can create a more beneficial state during their sleeping state. A number of classes and workshops are available to learn how to dream lucidly at will. These classes can be of significant help if you are having difficulty becoming or staying lucid in your dreams when you desire to do so.

Preliminary Steps

If you feel you have never dreamed lucidly but would like to know how, you can begin by preparing your mind for this unique state of consciousness:

1.Work on recalling your dreams

Dream recall will help to get you accustomed to the symbolism and themes of your dream state. You will then be better able to intervene in the dream when you know the basic structure of it.

2. Keep a notebook and pen by your bed

As soon as you awaken from a dream, describe what you remember of it in as precise detail as you can.

3. Actively hold the intention of remembering your dreams

As you fall asleep, repeat “I will remember my dreams” over and over to set the intention in your mind. You will then be better able to recall the dream.

4. Do “reality checks” several times each day

A “reality check” is a way to check if you are in a waking state or a dream state. Reading a sentence in a paper, looking away and then, reading it again can be a good way to check your reality. If the words have changed, you are probably dreaming. Looking at a watch and seeing time changes can also tell you if you are awake or dreaming. These exercises will be useful when you become adept at dreaming lucidly.

5. Practice mindfulness in your daily life

Most people do through their days without paying attention to most of what occurs, focusing instead on what they have to do next or where they have to go next. Try to be more mindful of everything in your life, increasing your awareness of things, people and events in your everyday life. This exercise will help you to also be aware of these things in your lucid dream state.

Common Methods of Inducing the Lucid State

Once you have become comfortable with focusing on your dream world, you can then begin the experience of becoming more lucid in your dream. At first, you may find that you can only practice lucidity in your dreams on a sporadic basis. As you become more experienced, you will be able to have more of these dreams, and you will become more comfortable interacting in your dream. You can learn a number of methods to dream lucidly whenever you desire it:

1. Imagine your surroundings are a dream

Take a moment during the day to imagine what it would be like if everyday life were a dream. Notice the sounds, smells, lights, colors and activity that occur around you. Now, imagine if unusual reactions happened. For example, what if you suddenly floated off the ground? What if people starting talking in an unknown language? These events could easily occur in a standard dream.

2. Choose something you’d like to do while dreaming lucidly

Maybe you’d like to experience the feeling of flying. Perhaps, you’d like the feeling of giving an important speech that crowds of people applaud. Maybe a romantic encounter with a celebrity sounds enticing. Set this activity in your mind for your upcoming dream.

3. Practice your dream signs and symbols

Once you have learned to recognize the recurring symbols in your dreams, look for them in waking life as you go about your day. This awareness of your dream signs will then be transferred to your dream state, and you will become more aware of when a dream is occurring, by the presence of these special signs.

4. Set your alarm to awaken from dreams

If you set the alarm to wake you during the night, you will be more able to catch yourself in a dream. You can then use this interruption to stay lucid as you fall back into sleep. You can also use your snooze alarm to fall back into a dream for better lucidity and recall.

5. MILD technique

MILD is a method that uses the power of memory to suggest to yourself to remember the dream while you are in the wakened state. You suggest strongly to yourself that you will remember the dream, and you visualize yourself becoming lucid within the dream. You then repeat the intention several times before sleep, so it is the last thing on your mind.

6. Using meditation to transition into dreaming

The mental technique of meditation allows individuals to trigger certain types of brain waves that can be helpful in recognizing dream states and allowing the individual to influence events within the dreams. Tibetan Buddhism has long used the practice of “dream yoga” to understand the true nature of reality and man’s place within it. The mental exercise has often led to leaps in spiritual understanding and into a state of profound reverence. Meditation can also put the practitioner into a state of heightened awareness that allows them to transition more easily into the lucid state.

Getting Creative in Your Lucid Dreaming

Once you are able to fall into a lucid state during your dreams at will, you can then begin to develop the ability to manipulate the details of the experience. You can become a more active player within the dream, rather than being a passive presence. You can utilize your intention to initiate experiences you would not normally encounter in the waking state. You can also participate in activities that transcend normal physical limits in your dreams. Maintaining the lucid state, without fully becoming awake, can be challenging. However, practicing the special techniques used in dreaming lucidly can help individuals to stay focused within the dream state.

What technology is available to assist lucid dreaming?

A number of devices have been developed to help individuals get into a lucid state easily and reliably. This technology can be of assistance to those who have difficulty moving into the lucid state. The devices usually produce sound or light cues that trigger the individual to remember their intention to be lucid while dreaming. Certain herbs and supplements are also available that are said to assist individuals in achieving the lucid state while dreaming. However, there is little scientific evidence available on the effectiveness of these compounds, and in some cases, they can inhibit achieving the proper lucid state.

Can Dreaming Lucidly Be Dangerous?

Generally, dreaming lucidly is a safe and enjoyable experience that allows individuals to experience difference states of reality that help them function in the waking world. However, occasionally, individuals with an underlying mental health condition may have a severe reaction to an experience. In these cases, the individual should discuss the use of dreaming lucidly with a psychological professional to determine if the techniques can be continued safely.

Many people understand the idea of dreaming lucidly instinctively because they have often experienced the feeling of being aware that a dream was occurring. They may have been experiencing lucid dreaming since childhood. Other people will find the concept a bit mysterious, but one that offers potential for greater personal and spiritual growth, as well as a way to bring greater effectiveness to everyday life.

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About the author: I am the woman next door, dealing with the problems and joys of everyday life. I know that the more I give, the more I’ll be given. So, the goal of my blog is to help more and more people cope with their everyday quandaries, and in doing so, I hope to become a better person myself.

~via In5D.com

NAVEEN KUMAR: “Lucid Dreaming… Exploring Inner Dimensions”

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“And in dreams the mind beholds its own immensity.

~Naveen Kumar

 

Dreaming is surely be considered the most wonderful mysteries of the sleep; then how much more so must be considered the lucid dream, in which dreamers know that they are dreaming and are in a certain sense awake, and yet are in deep asleep. A very sensitive state of consciousness that differs from the ordinary dream state. And in dreams the mind beholds its own immensity. What has been seen is seen again, and what has been heard is heard again. What has been felt in different places or faraway regions returns to the mind again.  Seen and unseen, heard and unheard, felt and not felt, the mind sees all, since the mind is all.

During sleep the soul moves from one plane of consciousness to another. The soul is like a free bird. If the physical consciousness wants to observe what the soul is doing, it has to allow itself to be molded and guided by the soul’s light. Only then can one expect to be conscious twenty-four hours a day. If you wish to be more conscious of your experiences during sleep, the best thing to do is to spend more time in meditation.

DREAMS vs LUCID DREAMS

In the dream state the doors or windows of the senses are shut. The mind remains alone and plays. It is the subject and it is the object. It projects various sorts of objects like space, mountains, rivers, gardens, etc., from its own body from the material collected during the waking state. It manufactures curious mixtures and marvelous combinations. Sometimes the experiences of the previous births that are lodged in the causal body flash out during the dreaming state. Where as in Lucid dreaming, the dreamer is partly conscious or awake and aware of his dream state and he can also experience the realities of both physical and dream planes.

In lucid dreams, people witness strange sensations and events and that usually does not seem in the material world. These sensations includes, finding yourself in the middle of chaos, flying alone in the space, free-falling, sleep paralysis etc.

The experience of sleep paralysis occurs when your mind partly wakes up, but your body remains asleep. Physically asleep, you stay paralyzed. But mentally conscious, you may start to panic and the half-dreaming mind conjures up nightmarish images to explain what is happening, often based on cultural beliefs.

One more interesting thing about lucid dreaming is, it is possible to be lucid and have little control over dream content, and conversely, to have a great deal of control without being explicitly aware that you are dreaming. Once lucid, dreamers usually choose to do something permitted only by the extraordinary freedom of the dream state. One can have the choice to control on dream events. For example, you could continue with whatever you were doing when you became lucid, with the added knowledge that you are dreaming.

LUCID DREAMS AND OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE (OBE)

Studies says, OBE is also considered as a type of lucid dream. Both includes the techniques that are virtually identical to Wake Induced Lucid Dreams. They are virtually the same phenomenon. Out of body experiences are personal experiences during which people feel as if they are perceiving the physical world from a location outside of their physical bodies. The human consciousness separating from the human body and traveling in a discorporate form in the physical world. During an OBE, even though you experience your consciousness outside your body, still linked to your physical body (Like Anchoring a boat to the shore). Here comes the difference in OBE vs Astral Projection, where consciousness completely get separated and moves freely out-of-body and receives not commands from physical body. And it’s entirely depends on the person who is experiencing and controlling the process. When the experience is over, you return to your body and merge your consciousness back into it.

With great practice and concentration, one can easily convert OBE to an astral projection. We can say astral projection is a well-controlled lucid dreaming.  However astral projection is also possible without having lucid dreaming. To achieve perfection in Astral projection, one need to have an absolute knowledge about the physical body, controlling the senses and extreme concentration levels.

Benefits of Lucid Dreams

Lucid dreams give the most wonderful experience to the one who is practicing in his/her life.

1 .  The main thing that attracts people to lucid dreaming is the potential for wild adventure and fantasy fulfillment.

2 .  Lucid dreaming may well be the basis of the most effective therapy for nightmares.

3.  By properly practicing and controlling Lucid dreaming, one can expand their limits of consciousness.

4.  As lucid dreaming creates a bridge between unconscious mind and conscious mind, lucid dreaming may well be the basis of the Astral projection.

5.  With Lucid dreaming one can experience limitless freedom from the material world.

6.  With lucid dreaming, one can experience unlimited freedom and can explore the world/realms beyond the physical/material world.

7.  Lucid dreaming breaks the boundaries and incredibly improves your creative potential.

8.  Useful in healing: Healing always starts from a thought that “you are going to heal”. So by training your mind, you are going to heal your mental health and by healing your physical health.

 

 

“We are asleep. Our life is a dream. But we wake up, sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.”  

~Ludwlg Wlttgenstein 

 

 

 

~via enlightened-consciousness.com

AARON WEIS, CH: “Herbal Oneirogens ~ Hidden Realms Of Your Dream World At Your Finger Tips”

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Dreams open us up to a path of mystery, pulling us in the direction of our life’s purpose. Every dream has a message, a wound that needs healing, guiding incite, a spark that is necessary for true personal evolution. If at all possible, we in our relationship to  the dream, discover the hidden meanings, giving us a sense of understanding, excitement and responsibility.

Our innate skill to dream and interpret this mysterious realm of our subconscious, we find ourselves being nourished and in servitude to harmony of mind body and soul.

There is so much we are capable of as human beings and the dream-scape can be an important facet in the positive progress of who we are as individuals and even collectively. And what better way to facilitate these valuable experiences by communing with nature as a tool. Certain plants are known throughout history to help one engage in accessing our birth right to the dream world. In this article we will be discussing plant medicine for dreaming!

What are Oneirogens?

Oneirogens are herbs, supplements or substances that help the user produce a dream like state. From the greek oneiros “to dream” and “gen”create. Essentially the word means “to create a dream”. These various substances safely help  induce, increase and enhance your innate ability to have out of body experiences, lucid dreams, prophetic divinations and better dream recall!

Throughout history there are certain herbs that have been discovered and used by our ancestors as tools for divination, initiation and ritual. In modern days our culture is much different, so the question is how do these magical plants play a role in our lives. Well it all comes down to the fundamentals. These herbs can help you access parts of your brain during sleep that can help you get over fears, doubts, worry, even heal past traumas and much more. Many of these sacred plants can help you get a foothold on flying through the sky and literally soar like an eagle, explore your subconscious and get valuable advice from your dreams that you can take into everyday life and implement. In fact most indigenous cultures regard dreams with high esteem and benefit greatly from their understanding and interpretations.

I know there’s a ton of vitamins, herbs and supplements out there for you to choose from. So we’re going to focus on the herbs to keep it simple for you, since these herbs are some of the the safest, most well known and well… my personal favorite! We’ll cover the other supplements in future articles. So stay tuned. Whether you’re an avid lucid dreamer or a newbie to controlling your dreams Herbal oneirogens are an amazing tool that can catapult you into the most amazing experiences.

Herbal oneirogens are otherwise known as “dream herbs“. These herbs are known throughout history to be used for just that.. dreams!  Whether in the form of divination, prophecy, shamanic ceremony, to help the tribe or shamanic initiation these herbs have been used in a sacred manner for thousands of years.

You can find many of these amazing herbs HERE!

Here are two different examples of Dream Herbs!

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One of the most common herbs for dreaming is called Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris). This herb has been used since ancient times for dreaming and for its medicinal benefits. It can be used as a mild sedative, for intense menstrual cramps and much more. The deep history behind Mugwort as  a dream herb is quite extensive. Many whom use Mugwort in this way may experience increased lucidity during dreaming. It may at times also bring up darker shadow-self dreams in order to bring these things to light in order for you to engage in understanding yourself better and evolving emotionally.

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Another less commonly known dream herb is Xhosa Dream Root (Silene capensis). This plant has been used by the Xhosa people from South Africa for thousands of years to divine worship and heal. There form of shamanic dream work involves what they call Ubulawu or white ways/paths. This process of initiation is used to help a person learn what their calling is. Whether it be a herder, hunter, dancer or many more vocations a tribe person may feel called to. Among westerners this root has been  to help people dream more vividness and clarity. This can sometimes bring about prophetic symbols and guidance in one’s everyday life.

There are actually a large number of dream herbs or Herbal oneirogens found across the globe. Many in which have deep cultural significance for the peoples whom use them. I’d love to share all of them within this post but there are far too many to cover in one article. So if you’d like to learn more about the vast array of herbs for dreaming available visit my Blog Here!.

Keep in mind not every herb is for everyone. Be sure to do your research and if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, take pharmaceutical drugs or have a medical condition talk with your doctor or certified practitioner before using. It’s always best to be safe!

Now that you have some supplemental knowledge(No pun intended), it’s time to put it to the dreaming test. There is some much you can learn from your self with the assistance of these sacred botanicals. I recommend using these herbs as dream tonics. So taking them for 5-7 days at a time, giving yourself a few days break or more depending on your intentions is best, plus they have other healing benefits aside from being used for dreams!

Many dream herbs have a cumulative effect in the body. Some take a few days to build up in the body so as you experiment with these herbs, you’ll find ones that work better for you than others, if you try one for one night and it doesn’t work, don’t dash your efforts, you can always go for longer or try another. We all work differently and have different preferences.

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better!

Aaron Weis, CH

 

 

 

About the Author: Aaron Weis has been helping people reach their dream and health goals for over 8 years. As a Certified Herbalist from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and a passionate plant person Aaron Weis is Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner at dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.