Ayahuasca Western
Apr12

Ayahuasca Western

U.S. Marshal Mike Donovan (Vincent Cassel) (referred to as Broken Nose by the native tribe; unlike the comic his nickname is not Blueberry) has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him. The evil actions of Blount, a “white sorcerer” lead him to confront the villain in the Sacred Mountains, and, through shamanic...

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Interview with David Jay Brown
Mar27

Interview with David Jay Brown

Astral Institute: How did you first hear about Lucid Dreaming? David: I spontaneously had my first lucid dream when I was sixteen years old, several days after a psychedelic experience with a purple microdot of LSD. I first read about the phenomenon of lucid dreaming a few months later in Carols Castaneda’s delightful book Journey to Ixlan, and I immediately knew what the author was referring to. Then, a few years later, I met...

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Lucid Dreaming
Feb12

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Lucid Dreaming

Meditation practice improves mindfulness while awake, and while you sleep. Comparison of dreams with waking consciousness has traditionally focused on claims that the dreaming mind maintains only a simple awareness of perception and emotion, but lacks the self-reflective awareness and metacognition, that is, awareness of one`s current state of consciousness, which is assumed in wake. Lucid dreams are distinct in that the dreamer does...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Controlling Your Dreams
Feb04

A Beginner’s Guide to Controlling Your Dreams

A Beginner’s Guide to Controlling Your Dreams Who will ever forget the iconic scene in the Matrix when Neo, learning how to manipulate the Matrix, is told “There is no spoon”? When it comes to lucid dreaming, beginners can’t wait to test that theory; to push the boundaries normally imposed on us in the waking world. It’s an exciting situation to be in. You can fly, time travel, switch bodies, teleport, visit other planets, taste with...

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Sound Induced Lucid Dreaming
Jan26

Sound Induced Lucid Dreaming

There is surprisingly little information regarding how music affects our ability to lucid dream. Although it seems to be a basic question – music has been used for meditation, trance-induction and other mind state alternating practices for millennia – there is still no agreement as to whether music can induce lucid dreaming. To answer this question, first we have to understand how auditory signals affect our dreams. Early Experiments...

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Lucid Dreams or OBE?
Jan14

Lucid Dreams or OBE?

An excerpt from the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner © 2017 All Rights Reserved Adventurous lucid dream explorers are likely to encounter several phenomena along their path. Out-of-body experiences, for example, are quite common. In fact, a survey of lucid dreamers conducted by The Lucidity Institute shows a strong correlation between lucid dreaming and out-of-body experiences (OBEs)....

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