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2.6. Do Lucid Dreaming induction devices work?




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This article is from the Lucid Dreaming FAQ, by "Lars Rune Foleide" larsrune@sf.telia.no .

2.6. Do Lucid Dreaming induction devices work?

Yes. Your senses never rest. So what your senses pick up are usually
incorporated into your dream, unless it wakes you up. You dream most
vividly in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. A device can detect
these eye movements and give you cues. Cues mostly used are flashing
lights and sound. The problem with these cues is that they don't tell
you that you are dreaming. They usually appear in the dream as
something else, like carlights. You have to train yourself to
recognize these cues as dreamsigns that are trying to tell you that
you are dreaming. But these devices are good at causing false
awakening, you will think that the device woke you up and try to get
to sleep again. But you should do a reality test if this happen,
because false awakening is quite normal. Once your reality test fails,
you can continue doing whatever you want in the dream. An even more
effective approach are verbal cues. Like hearing "This is a Dream" or
"You are dreaming" in your dream is a good cue to make you do a
reality test. The only problem is that such a solution is very
expensive if you want to buy a device like this. Therefore have we
plans for making software and schematic drawings for a device that
anyone with two hands and a few components can build. You will also
need a computer with a soundcard close to your bed. The device may
also be used for trance induction, by using binaural beats with
matching flashes. (Anyone that want to join the project, feel free to
do so). I also have plans for wireless devices, a wireless EEG
machine can detect if you are dreaming or not. I will then use a
wireless version of the Neurophone to give you a verbal cue. A
Neurophone is a device that uses your nervous system to send
sound/music to your brain. No ears are needed, in fact, deaf people
may hear with this device. (The wireless Neurophone can also be used
for trance induction by sending the desired frequency through your
nervous system). If you are a deep sleeper that don't see cues, then
try getting some caffeine into your system before going to bed or
after 5-6 hours. If you are a light sleeper, so that the cues wake you
up, then cut every use of caffeine and chocolate containing
products. And try to increase your uptake of the amino acid
Tryptophan. If you don't want to build your own device, or don't have
the patience to wait until we finish the project. Then you can buy a
device from The Lucidity Institute at www.lucidity.com, but remember
that there is a DOS program called DreamWeaver that also explains how
you can create goggles. The Lucidity Institute will maybe publish a
system for the NovaDreamer called LISA (Lucidity Induction System for
Audio). It is a computer interface that will make it possible for the
NovaDreamer to play verbal cues.



 

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