Lucid Dreaming






Stepping Through the Gate



Does the Sailor Control the Sea?



Moving in Mental Space



Beyond Freud



Independent Agents



Feeling-Tones & Review-Committees



Experiencing the Light of Awareness



Connecting with the Hidden Observer



The 5 Stages of Lucid Dreaming



Creating the Dream Reality



Varieties of Dream Figures



Fishing for Information



Healing Yourself and Others.



Connecting Via Telepathy



Praecognitive Lucid Dreams



Mutual Lucid Dreaming



Interacting with the Deceased



Unified Self in Connected Universe


Capp. 1-3.


Stepping Through the Gate


p. 4 praecognitive dreams

"For me, the occasional precognitive dream often appeared ..., like

dreaming of someone making an odd statement in a dream, only to hear a real person make the same odd statement a few hours later, or

have a voice in a dream announce an observation that would later prove correct."

p. 5 vision-quaest

"I began to see a vision of a Native American setting ... . ... Normally a vision quest occurs in a ritual fashion. Yet why would that happen to me? Only years later did I discover that our family had Native American ancestry."

p. 6 Carlos Castan~eda's literary source

"While many have openly questioned Castan[~]eda's veracity ..., his many books nevertheless contain a number of provocative ideas".

{Carlos Castan~eda is reported by his own closest personal associates (in their writings on the internet) to have, by regularly attending Chinese T>ai C^>i classes, learned his philosophy thence; as is confirmed by his very utilization of the term /Tensegrity/, a term already praeviously in use in translations into English from Chinese of traditional T>ai C^>i literature.}

{Likely the T>ai C^>i organization (like various Taoist organizations) had in place a rule hindring outright citation (in publications) of themselves as a source of such "provocative ideas", although not restricting the publication of such information without such attribution. This rule would have been intended to circumvent nominal restriction on such publication as imposed by the government (of the Republic of China in Formosa -- while the much harsher mainland government may have prohibited altogether any publication of such information).}

p. 7 in author's lucid dream, the grooves of print-design on palms of his own hands become so magnified as to be vast canyon-ravines

"As I look at my hands, ... "I" now see each fingerprint, each line, as a giant flesh-toned canyon that I float within and through. The world has become my palm print, and I'm moving about its vast canyons and gullies and whorls as a floatingspeck of {viz., bodiless} awareness.

{In the book Monkey (of mythic travelogue), Monkey observeth the Buddha's hand vastly magnified into geographic scenery -- whereof the Buddha's fingers "became the five-peaked mountain under which Money was trapped, leaving only his head and hands exposed." ("MK").}

... I see cream-colored canyon walls of varying undulations surrounding and towering above me".

{This may be the so-called "Abyss" (referred to Apokalupsis of Ioannes 9:1-11) sought to be crossed by practitioners of the Golden Dawn and (reputedly) by adhaerents of Aleister Crowley.}

"MK" = "Monkey King".

Apokalupsis of Ioannes 9:1-11

p. 8 mechanical signals from dreaming-world to waking-world

"in April of 1975, ... at the University of Hull in England, a lucid dreamer named Alan Worsley was making ... recorded signals from the lucid [dream] state to researcher Keith Hearne. ... Pads on his eyes recorded the deliberate eye-movements on a polygraph's printout. At that moment, Hearne recalls, "It was ... getting signals from another world. ..." Hearne and Worsley were the first ... . A few years later, in 1978, Stanford sleep lab researcher Stephen LaBerge, using himself as the lucid dreaming subject, devised a ... similar experiment of signaling awareness from the dream state".

p. 9 suggestions from [the fictitious (though allusive-to-factuality) character] Juan Matu`s, in literary compostions by Carlos Castan~eda

"In fact, don Juan suggested that the waking ego often felt threatened by the more profound nature of our inner realm. Perhaps a sleepy ego would be less likely to interfere."

"After reading don Juan's exhortation to Castan[~]eda that he should try to stabiize the dream environment and, bit by bit, make it as sharply focused as the waking environment, this became my new goal. Don Juan advised that the dreamer should concentrate on only three or four objects in the dream, saying,

[quoted from Castan~eda 1974, p. 100 :] "... you must move you sight away from them and pick something else ... . It takes a long time to perfect this technique.""

{This alternation among several dream-objects of sight is intended to keep the lucid dreamer from suddenly awaking involuntarily.}

Castan~eda 1974 = Carlos Castan~eda : Journey to Ixtlan. NY : Pocket Bks.

p. 284, n, 1:7 author's acquisition of ability to elongate his own arms (in a lucid dream) from the writings of Alan Worsley

"In his writings, Worsley mentions one of his lucid dreaming skills, which involved manipulating and elongating his arms to incredible proportions.

{Without having read of this achievement, I likewise achieved this ability some decades ago in lucid dreaming.}

Reading this prompted me ... to try it myself. ... in my next lucid dream ... :

... a little kid {child} wearing an interesting blue and gold shirt ... claps when he sees me become lucid.

{The blue-and-gold-shirted boy may be a tutelary deity of the blue-and-gold-feathered macaw-birds : his clapping his hands may be that which (not usually beknownst to them) induceth alteration of length of arms of dreamers, in their their lucid dreaming.}

... I ... fly through a glass window ... . So I decide to fly through a concrete block wall ... . I fly through it and experience the interesting sensation of sensing the wall as {while} I do so. ... Standing there, I ... recall Worsley's ability to extend his arms while lucid. ... Holding out my left arm, I begin to pull it with my right arm -- ... the arm begins to lengthen. ... Now the arm has extended to about seven feet in length. ... I look at my brother ... . While I've been extending my arms, he has been contracting his by pushing his arms into his shoulders! One arm has virtually disappeared down to the wrist".

pp. 10-11 sensations (and lack of sensation) in dreaming as a hypnotized (including self-hypnotized, the self-hypnotism being actualized during the dream, and its effects being confined to the dream) state of mind

p. 10

[In dreaming,] "I knew that my awareness existed within ... a representation of my physical body,

which only felt like a real body. ...

{Because the divinely-assembled dream-body is more permanent and less destructible than is the physical-material body, (and because reality must consist of aeternal principles, or be associated -- as is the dream-body -- with the divine controllers of the aeternal principles,) therefore the dream-body must be regarded as more real than is the physical-material body, which merely feeleth delusively as if it were (although it is not) as real as the indestructible dream-body.}

Even self-induced pain -- pinching myself in the lucid state, for example -- actually hurt. But if I pinched myself while telling myself if would not hurt, it didn't hurt. Here I uncovered an odd aspect of the lucid dream realm :

my experience would normally follow what I lucidly expected to feel. ...

{This sort of experience is a consequence of [unseen] dream-deities (who are telepathically following one's desires) causing one's experiences to mimic one's desires -- so very obliging are those dream-deities.}

p. 11

Yet, experienced lucid dreamers note that if they predetermine or expect what to feel ..., they can alter the sensory experience in line with their expectations. ...

Just as in studies of hypnosis ..., the senses somehow bend to the intent of hypnotic suggestion. ...

{This is accomplished through the deities (within the mentality of the person hypnotized -- such deities within one's own brain being mentioned in the Bodish Bar-do bTags-grol, etc.) being co-operative with the hypnotist.}

Now I could see ... in ... lucid dreaming ... similarities to deeper self-hypnosis. ... For example, we can make a posthypnotic suggestion that certain foods will taste opposite to {from} their normal taste and experience the suggested taste upon waking. ... Similarly, when lucid in a dream, the senses naturally follow suggestion (expectation being a ... mental suggestion). ... If I lucidly dream of a fire, for example, and expect to find no heat upon walking in it.

If I change my expectation to feel the fire's heat, my new expectation will be realized, and I'll feel definite heat."

{In mine own dreaming-experience, howbeit, fire hath alway felt quite unproductive of caloric effect, even when I have had no expectation of this absence of heat; and I have read of similar experience by others. But, then, these experiences may occur without full awareness of being amid a dream -- co-operation by unseen dream-deities (even without awareness of being in a dream on the part of the mortal dreamer) being the essential ingredient.}

{All practicing [waking-state] hypnotists have received diks.a from (been spiritually empowered by) their guru so as to be assisted by an appropriate devata (deity) who, in enforcing the hypnotic conjuration-spell upon the hypnotized subject, is thereby demonstrating the mighty power of the exalted divine rulership of the world of sempiternal immortals over living mortals. In, however, dream-state self-hypnosis, the dream-controlling deity involved may be, perhaps, directly brought into operation without the ostensible assistance of any parampara of guru-s in or from the waking-world.}

p. 13 a lucid dream by the author (R.W.)

"I see a door and decide to slip through it, even though it seems to have a string attached to an alarm. ... I look around and realize, "This is a dream." ...

{How very sly, to appropriate a facility for disarming security-alarms, as a praerequisite for achieve full lucidity in this crafty plot!}

I sing a funny rhyming song ... . ...

{This "funny rhyming song" is evidently a cunning device for craftily clandestine conjuring.}

As I move forward in darkness,

{Advancing under the cover of darkness is the typical manoeuvre in Siberian shamanic netherworld procedure.}

the visual imagery disappears. For a very long while, I feel I'm moving [forward] ... --

there's only a foggy dark-gray void.

{a shamans' device, regulated by helper-spirits}

I keep moving in this ... . But suddenly a scene appears, bit by bit. ...

I notice that right next to me is a small bush with berries on it. ...

{A bush having berries on it is a sign of approaching the abode for souls of the dead, and site for imprisonment of the sick, according to disembarqued netherworld-river-voyaging shamans of the Twana on the Puget Sound.}

Suddenly, I have ... a hard time breathing ... . ... I try to feel the breathing".

{Difficulty in breathing is a feature of the Kemetic netherworld. There is a Kemetic Book of Breathings, intended to cope with this difficulty.}


Does the Sailor Control the Sea?


p. 17 an overly-polite allegation by a dream-being

"I remembered a recent lucid dream ... (... 2005) :

... it suddenly occurs to me that this is a dream. Lucid, I pick up ... asking, "Who are you? ..." ... "I am a discarded aspect of your self," she says ... ."

{Bcause the author was vainly clinging to his absurd notion that the [actually divine, and independent] dream-beings are aspects of himself, therefore one of them perahos excessively politely (or rather, more likely, sarcastically) claimed to be an aspect of himself. [I myself have have had no such illusions for some four decades. My own dream dream-beings have been forthrightly announcing themselves to be deities for nearly as long as that; just as Carl G. Jung's dream-beings were likewise candidly announcing themselves to be (already during the Great War, as detailed in his long-time-kept-secret Red Book).]}

pp. 22-3 the self-deluding illusion of imaginary "control"

p. 22

"I recall reading of a lucid dreamer who flew into a crowded room of dream figures and gleefully announced, "I am your god!" ...

{In actuality, the "lucid" dreamer was the only figure there who was not a "god" : although all the other figure praesent were divine immortals, the dreamer was a mere mortal who neither understood the divine government constructing the dream, nor had any means of of doing so. In his heedless blasphemy, he may likely have merely brought divine condemnation upon himself.}

Occasionally, lucid dreamers ... proclaim, "But I do control the dream! I fly. I make things appear. I

{When the dreamers may fly, the deities praesent are enabling them to do so; when objects or persons disappear, it is the divinities praesent who are sarcastically humoring them mortals by disappearing. Meanwhile, those divinities are praeparing a harsh condemnation against the mortals, to be enforced after those mortals', forthcoming deaths.}

p. 23

tell dream figures to disappear and they do. I really control the lucid dream!""

p. 23 the solipsistic delusions of those who boastingly allege themselves to be praetendedly "lucid"

"lucid dreamers ... don't "control" the color of the various items, the new vista when they fly over a hill, the items in the rooms they just entered, or necessarily the length of the lucid dream itself. ... When unaware of these points, a lucid dreamer stumbles into the philosophical perspective of the lucid solipsist -- one who believes that his or her ... self ... is the only reality. ... When lucid dramers focus upon what they don't control, they then realize ... that they direct their focus but do not control the dream."

{The basic and major content of every dream is controlled by a council (committee) of dream-deities (who may largely remain unseen). "Solipsist" is a quite applicable designation for the mortal dreamer who is unaware of these and related actuaities. Mere capacity to focus attentiveness is, however, not the mortal dreamer's only recourse; for a prayerful humility is also very useful in order for one to function meaningfully within the intrinsically divine dream-world.}


Moving in Mental Space


pp. 25-6 instances of projection of the astral body by habitually lucid dreamers (including by the author when he was a teenager)

p. 25

"Author, professor, and philosopher of consciousness Thomas Metzinger, for example, wrote of experiencing an "out-of-body (OBE) state again"" (Metzinger 2006).

"Lecturer and writer Dr. Susan Blackmore, author of Consciousness, "had a dramatic out-of-body experience" (Blackmore 2004, p. 2).

"My own experience with the out-of-body state occurred within six months of my first lucid dreams.

As my ... self lay in bed and began to drift off to sleep,

{The author's experience (in astrally projecting while falling asleep) was unusual. Most astral projections occur, instead, while in the process of awaking out of sleep.}

I felt an incredible energy and buzzing around me, particularly around my head. ... The buzzing vibration

p. 26

sounded like thousand invisible bees hovering around my head, or

of an Australian didgeridoo. ...

{The Australian didgeridoo is intended to imitate the humming of mythical bees. Hearing the divine sound of a humming of bees is also a recognized achievement in praeternatural effects by means of yoga.}

During one of these buzzing episodes, I noticed that I seemed to be suspended in space. I viewed the room from a perspective about five feet above my physical body ... . How ..., when I knew my [material] body lay in bed with eyes closed?"

"That summer ... I found myself flying around the sycamore trees in the front yard, doing loop de loops".

"one of my brothers ... said ..., "Your're having out-of-bodies." "I have them sometimes," he said, "and normally I fly around the neighborhood. ..." ... He even gave me some advice on dealing with the buzzing and how to roll out of my body."

p. 285,

n. 3:5

"you find yourself falling asleep and hearing a constant humming, buzzing vibration about you ... . ... .

p. 286, n. 3:5

... the imagined movement of those imagined arms might "roll" your awareness out of your body!"

Metzinger 2006 = Thomas Metzinger : "Can There Be a First-Person Science of Consciousness?" PSYCHE 12, no. 4, p. 3.

Blackmore 2004 = Susan Blackmore : Consciousness. Oxford U Pr.

pp. 28-9 features praesent in astral projection but lacking in lucid dreaming

p. 28

"buzzing, energy, vibrations ... preceding their experiences".

p. 29

""shooting out," or "rolling out" of their physical bodies".

""returning" to their body, sometimes with a noticeable reconnection."

p. 30 strange view in dream-mirror

"Then I notice the view in my rearview mirrorisn't at all what I thought it should be ... . I realize this is a dream."

p. 32 absence of gravity?

"Lucid dreamers who don't possess ... belief, expectation, or focus of falling don't fall. ...

{This is possible because unseen dream-deities are helping the mortal dreamer to levitate. (Deities are also helping when anyone may be levitating in the waking-world, whether one be in the astral body or otherwise.)}

With apologies to Newton, the only apple that falls in a lucid dream is the one that believes in falling."

{To the contrary, falling, not floating in the air, is normal for inanimate objects in dreams. The same law of gravitation is normally praesent in the dream-world as it is in the waking-world.}

p. 34 names for types of flying in dreams (author's dream as of 2002) [quoted by Lucy Gillis in ELECTRIC DREAMS, vol. 10 (2003) ]

"I have become lucid [in a dream] ... . I meet a guy ... and tell him I want to know all there is about flying in dreams. ... He explains, "... there are many different kinds of flying. ... There's jungamon, hugamon, and tagamon flying ... ." He continues with four more odd names of flying. ... different types of lucid flying are required for different types of lucid environments."

{These 3 names are used in computer-games ("World of Warcraft", etc.), e.g. :-

Jungamon &


Tagamon }

{The implication would be that the "guy" (or his source of information) had been watching through the eyen of the author R.W. while he was awake playing these computer-games, and had by so watching seen elements of flying in those computer-games which thus imparted to him names specifying the types of flying. Probably dream-deities spend much of their time watching through waking-persons' eyen, hearing through waking-persons' ears, etc., in order to learn the psycho-social circumstances of their waking-hosts' lives. This would help enable those dream-deities to determine what sort of distal-galaxy planetary civilizations such hosts would best like to be incarnated into in the hosts' next lives. [written Oct 24th 2013]}

p. 36 flying amid the planets (author's dream as of 1997)

"I ... decide to try to fly out into the stars. I begin to fly ... . ... (In previous lucid dreams, when I would try to fly toward the stars, they would ... merge together into various symbols, like interlocking circles, triangles, and so on.) I continue flying into outer space. I begin to fly past the planets. ... I look down ... and there's

a large planet with rings and four moons.

{cf. planet Jupiter (now known to have rings around it, ever since those rings were sighted psychically by Ingo Swann) with its four Galilean satellites.}

I notice that two of the moons seem to have ghostly rings around them while the others don't. The main planet is ... orangish gold."

Robert Waggoner : Lucid Dreaming : gateway to the inner self. Moment Point Pr, Needham (MA), 2009.