It helps to know just a little bit about the science and stages of sleep, what researchers call “sleep architecture.”
Mingyur Rinpoche, a rock star Lama in my opinion, shares this lovely short video on meditation. I also highly recommend his latest book, “In Love With the World; A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Life and Death.” He is one of the few meditation masters I endorse unconditionally.
The following excerpt is from my forthcoming book, “Dreams of Light,” and it deals with the role of mind-altering drugs on the spiritual path.
Dream incubation goes back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians practiced it, as did the Chinese, Mesopotamians, Greeks and many wisdom traditions.
Most of us love to get swept away by the stories and dramas of our lives. We love getting hooked into our thoughts, lost in our emotions, or sucked into one production or another.
Andrew takes us through some of the most effective dream induction techniques. The “Reality Probe” he refers to is simply a card with “Is this a dream?” printed on it.
Many people are surprised to learn that there are physical benefits of lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming has been shown to improve motor skills…
I frequently refer to meditation as a “super technique” for lucid dreaming and dream yoga. Many studies have shown that meditators have more lucid dreams, and for a meditation master, all their dreams are lucid. Informal polls during my seminars support these formal studies. When I ask who in the audience meditates, and then ask who