Induction Techniques

Conscious Daydreaming Exercise

The Conscious Daydreaming Exercise, or CDE, is a technique I created to help me with my Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams. It’s an exercise you can practice to help you always ...

Hypnagogic Roller Coaster

The Hypnagogic Roller Coaster is a technique that I often find myself using. It’s especially useful during the hypnagogic state of half-consciousness (just as you’re about to drift off to ...

Photograph Induced Lucid Dreams

The main gist of Photograph Induced Lucid Dreams is to picture yourself in your mind’s eye attaining lucidity in a very specific locale, most often a dream house. Just try ...

Writing Induced Lucid Dreams

Before I explain this extremely effective induction technique, I’d first like to give my readers some helpful information on what led to my discovery of this method. While browsing through ...

Reality Checks

Reality checks are one of the most helpful tools you can develop if you’re trying to understand and practice lucid dreaming. Just think about it! How could you possibly be ...

Dream Journal

Creating a dream journal is the primary step to take before you can begin intentionally having lucid dreams. If you’re not a regular journal writer, this might seem unnecessary to ...

WBTB – Wake Back to Bed Technique

WBTB, or Wake Back to Bed, is one of the most popular lucid dreaming techniques for beginners and advanced lucid dreamers alike. It’s easy to combine with other lucid dreaming ...

CAT – Cycle Adjustment Technique

The Cycle Adjustment Technique, or CAT, is one of my favorite lucid dreaming techniques for beginners because it’s simply really easy. You do have to be committed to learning how ...

WILD – Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams

WILD, or Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams, mean that you essentially move right from actual consciousness into a dream, maintaining consciousness the entire time. Having a WILD can be tough for ...

TILD – Totem Induced Lucid Dreams

Totem Induced Lucid Dreams, TILD, suddenly became the subject of more inquiry after the excellent, interesting movie Inception was released in theaters. The problem here is that there are a ...

MILD – Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dreams

MILD, or Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dreams, are commonly combined with other lucid dreaming induction techniques. Mnemonics simply set you up to realize you’re dreaming, but they can be used with ...

CILD – Clock Induced Lucid Dreams

CILD, or Clock Induced Lucid Dreams, are dreams where you use a clock to induce lucidity. There are a couple of different ways to induce dreams using clocks. One is ...

DILD – Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams

DILD, or Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams, are the most common types of lucid dreams, particularly for beginners. They stand in contrast to WILD – Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams – where ...

CILD – Chakra Induced Lucid Dreams

Chakra Induced Lucid Dreams, CILD, can be an effective way to start Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams. With a CILD, you aren’t actually relying on a symbol to become lucid once ...

UILD – Urinate Induced Lucid Dreams

Urinate Induced Lucid Dreams, or UILD, can be an interesting technique to induce lucid dreams. As you grow more proficient at becoming lucid during your dreams, you may not need ...

SILD – Sexual Induced Lucid Dreams

Sexual Induced Lucid Dreams – SILD – are some of the most enjoyable types of lucid dreams. If you’re like a lot of adults, you probably already have lots of ...

LILD – Letter Induced Lucid Dreams

Letter Induced Lucid Dreams, or LILD, can be an excellent technique to begin experiencing lucid dreams. Like most lucid dreams, these are Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams, or DILD. This simply ...

PILD – Punishment Induced Lucid Dreams

Punishment Induced Lucid Dreams seem a little strange, but PILD can actually be helpful, particularly for beginners who are having trouble becoming lucid at first. As with Reward Induced Lucid ...

RILD – Reward Induced Lucid Dreams

Reward Induced Lucid Dreams, or RILD, are all about motivation. With RILD, your goal isn’t to set up some symbol that makes you become lucid during a dream. Instead, you’ll ...

TILD – Thirst Induced Lucid Dreams

Thirst Induced Lucid Dreams, or TILD, can be an effective way to bring yourself into a lucid dream, although there are certainly precautions to take with this type of lucid ...

FILD – Finger Induced Lucid Dreams

FILD is a great induction technique I like to use when I’m lazy. It’s short for Finger Induced Lucid Dreams. FILD is nice when you’re all out of chocolates for ...

"The result of the struggle between the thought and the ability to express it, between dream and reality, is seldom more than a compromise or an approximation." - M. C. Escher