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08 Induction Techniques
« on: May 20, 2008, 04:01:10 PM »

The final thing we will review in this workshop is simple induction techniques.  I'm not going to bore everyone with a comprehensive review of the pro's and con's of individual inductions techniques.  I'm not even going to list many of them since they are readily available on this and other websites.  What I am going to speak about though is the importance of practicing at least one technique in your quest for lucidity.

To date, we have focused on dream recall, dream signs, and reality checks.  These are essential building blocks for the Dream Induced Lucid Dream (DILD).  DILD is the condition in which you find yourself realizing that you are dreaming while you are in a dream.  For many successful lucid dreamers, this is a very reliable method.  I become lucid in this way most of the time.  My favorite thing about DILD is that it does not cut into my sleep time!!!  I know there are others out there in the same position.  When you have only 6 hours a night to sleep, you need to make the best use of it. 

Another low impact induction method is MILD, or Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dream.  In MILD, you take time out immediately before bed or when you awaken at night and affirm to yourself that you WILL realize when you are dreaming.  There are many ways in which MILD can be performed.  Some use meditation, some prayer, some even use technology such as brainwave entrainment in order to plant the suggestion in their subconscious minds. 

For those that have more sleep time available, I recommend Wake Back To Bed (WBTB) or Waking Induced Lucid Dream (WILD) induction.  Again, there are many good tutorials written and available on these methods so I will not repeat it here.

Homework for the rest of this month:

Add an entry in your workbook every day listing the techniques you will use that day and evening to induce a lucid dream.
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