Lucid Dreaming Tips – How to do Reality Checks
As a result of the movie Inception, there has been a surge of interest in lucid dreaming. The following video has some nice tips for becoming lucid in dreams by learning to distinguish between waking and dreaming reality.
More information on Lucid Dreaming
More links from Ryan Hurd’s Dream Studies
When the LDE began almost a decade ago, it was mostly a place for lucid dreamers to share their experiences to learn from and inspire each other. Now it also has monthly interviews with lucid dream experts, as well as dozens of excellent articles for beginners, pros, and those seeking new perspectives.
World of Lucid Dreaming
This is a comprehensive website on lucid dreaming with good content and a focus on technologies that can help with learning how to lucid dream. Also some unique info on how binaural beats can induce lucidity.
A lucid dreaming database with scholarly articles, educational outreach and a unique documentary on lucid dreams.
LaBerge is the American psychophysiologist from Stanford who scientifically validated lucid dreaming in the lab. His site can be difficult to navigate, but it’s worth it. His specialty is lucid dreaming induction techniques, and his message for the masses is that lucid dreaming is a learnable skill.
Beverely D’Urso has been writing thoughtful articles about lucid dreaming and what she calls “lucid living” for many years. She also was one of Stephen LaBerge’s first “star dreamers” in the sleep lab.
Psychologist Scott Sparrow wrote the first lucid dreaming book published in the US in the 1970s. His website contains the full text of this book: Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light as well as several presentations that detail his unique perspective on lucid dreaming.
Waggoner is the president of the International Association of the Study of Dreams and also an expert lucid dreamer. This website also has a great Q & A style blog.
This is lucid dream researcher Jayne Gackenbach’s site. She has scrupulously archived all the articles from the now defunct academic journal Lucidity Letter. The LL is a treasure of scientific and psychological research into lucid dreaming from 1981-1991. Many of these articles are now classics in the field.
George Gillespie is one of the core lucid dream researchers from the 1980s who did some ground-breaking work with his own dreams. While Gillespie does not maintain a website, some of his most influential articles can be found here.
Lucid Dream Forums
One of the best ways to learn more about lucid dreaming is by discussing it with others. Different forums attract different audiences, but each are moderated by folks who are enthusiastic to share their techniques, experiences, and advice.
The dedicated moderators to this forum say that Mortal Mist “may not be the biggest lucid dreaming forum out there, but we strive to be the best.” I have found that this forum has a more mature perspective on lucid dreaming than some of the bigger forums, and attracts dreamseekers with a flexible and open viewpoint. Their dream journal system is unique: choose your privacy level, and tag and search for dreams like you own.
Lucid Dreaming 4 All
This is the oldest forum on the web – almost seven years of discussion, tips, advice, and outlandish stories have been archived by the site’s faithful moderator Pasquale.
A forum based in the Netherlands with a strong international community of dreamers. Tim Post and his merry crew also are experts in using technology-assists for lucid dreaming induction. The site also offers articles, videos, and lucid dreaming workshops.
DreamViews is a very active forum with an impressive list of topics on lucid dreaming, including how to use technological aids as well as many mnenomic techniques to increase lucidity levels.
Lucid Dreaming Forum
This forum is attracting a lot of attention, and already boasts over a thousand registered members. A good site for beginners to test the waters.