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Offline Sunshine

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CAT (cycle adjustment technique) Tutorial
« on: January 31, 2010, 01:14:59 PM »
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 01:32:17 PM »
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 02:51:41 PM »
I would say put a Hide/Show link to it (like the spoiler block here) on the tutorial page for CAT.  The original was posted on the novadreamer forums, and no longer exists.  Good summary, I understood everything without having to read the article, and then the article served to reinforce things for me.  Once I get my sleep schedule sorted out, I'll have to give this a try.

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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 03:15:28 PM »
Good summary!

I think we should put the summary up front in the tutorials too, and link back here to the article in the forums.

Sound reasonable?
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 04:25:48 PM »
Nice summary. very clear. Actually, I had never heard about this technique before. Seems to me like you give up even more sleep than just doing a WBTB though. You're losing 90 minutes a pop on a number of consecutive days. Ouch!
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 11:50:54 AM »
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 08:29:36 AM »
Ok - well, we tried.

I did as mentioned; posted your summary up front with a link to the thread here where the full article is.  It IS explicitly available to non-profits, and we are most certainly that.  We're negative profit!
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 11:35:41 AM »
I have one thing to offer here. I have actually been thinking about this technique a bit.

Historically, I've done lots of lucid attempts using WBTB at the time I would otherwise be waking.

For example, on a work day with a morning workout, I would rise at 4:00. And stay up of course.

On a weeday lucid attempt, I would rise at 3:00 and go back to bed around 4:00. It is interesting that the 4-5 am hour would normally be used in an alert and awake manner. But on the lucid dream attempts I was trying to sleep during that time where my brain was trained to be awake. Hmmm.
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Re: CAT tutorial--how does it sound?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 11:52:49 AM »
Interesting observation.  Perhaps this has something to do with why I get lucid during naps?  That is, after all, normal "alert time".
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Re: CAT (cycle adjustment technique) Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 12:39:15 PM »
:peek: This could also potentially be used with WBTB.  I slept through WBTB this morning after keeping it religiously M-W-F for a few weeks now, and I had a lucid while I should have been in WBTB.  I've decided to switch to T-R-S so as not to lose 1/3 of my WBTB nights for the week, so I'll see if this pans out at all.

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Re: CAT (cycle adjustment technique) Tutorial
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Re: CAT (cycle adjustment technique) Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 12:05:20 PM »
The CAT technique is very interessting. In Germany it was introduced by Simon Rausch in his lucid Dreaming panel. He describes the technique very well.