The entry level nocturnal practice is lucid dreaming, with its vast psychological, physical, and mental benefits. This has the widest reach and the largest body of literature of the nocturnal meditations. Lucid dreaming is when you wake up to the fact that you’re dreaming, while still remaining in the dream. Once lucid, you can engage in a host of activities ranging from entertainment to deep psychological work. In the broadest terms, lucid dreaming is largely about self-fulfillment.
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. The other three nocturnal meditations are dream yoga, sleep yoga, and bardo yoga. Lucid dreaming is the platform into the other three practices, and a fantastic journey unto its ownread more
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. Freud referred to it briefly, and Carl Jung was familiar with it. “Lucid dream” is a term probably coined by the scholar Marquis d’Hervey de Saint-Denys (1822-1892), but whichread more
Throughout this site, we will return again and again to the myriad of reasons why lucid dreaming and the other nocturnal practices are worthwhile. We will cover the physical, spiritual and other benefits of lucid dreaming. As science continues to produce studies on lucid dreaming, more and more benefits are coming to light. I believeread more