It helps to know just a little bit about the science and stages of sleep, what researchers call “sleep architecture.”
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…
Lucid dreaming, which is when you wake up to the fact that you’re dreaming while still remaining in the dream, is the first of our nocturnal practices.
In the West, the history of lucid dreaming goes back as far as Aristotle, with the first Western lucid dream report written in A.D. 415 by St. Augustine.
Throughout this site, we will return again and again to the myriad of reasons why lucid dreaming and the other nocturnal practices are worthwhile.