A group dedicated to exploration, personal growth, and play via lucid dreaming.
What is lucid dreaming? the phenomenon in which one realizes they are dreaming while still dreaming.
What can you do within a lucid dream? Depending on your level of proficiency (and the limits of your imagination), anything. Want to experience flying? Quit your job in style? Become twenty years younger? Relive a past memory? Romance an old/new flame? Transform yourself into a turtle? All of this is possible, and more. Most experiences feel as real (or more real) than waking life. <br>
What are the applications of lucid dreaming? Lucid dreaming has been applied in numerous ways to benefit the dreamer. Among these are:
• Nightmare rehabilitation. Chronic nightmares can basically be ended via lucid dreaming; once you are aware that none of the frightening imagery is "real," it becomes easy to simply walk away from it, show kindness towards the frightening images, or even ask your tormentors why they are pursuing you. You may be very surprised by the answer!
• Practicing waking life endeavors. Performing a task in the dream state--whether it be painting, yoga stretching, meditation, boxing, or just being a nice guy or gal-- creates the same neural connections that are created in the waking state, which means what you practice and learn in dreams benefits your waking life!
• Creative work and play. Simply allow the dream to unfold as it might, but consciously take notes. See anything that might look good in a story, play, painting, or as home decor? Compose an original piece of music, paint a new dreamscape, or create your own comedy show. There really isn't a limit here. <br>
• Spiritual transformation and transcendence. Lucid dreaming has been used for thousands of years by Australian Aborigines, Tibetan Buddhists, native cultures of North, Central, and South America, and many others as a medium for self-realization, spiritual transformation, and material transcendence. Many challenging spiritual concepts can be easily understood from the dream state--the most obvious being that "reality" is "nothing more than a dream."
LDG provides a non-judgmental environment through which to discuss your experiences with others. It also provides the support, openness, and community which many lucid dreamers find they lack when discussing their often unique experiences with others. We discuss dream recall, dream signs, induction techniques, OBE's (Out of Body Experiences), and many other topics relevant to the dream state.
You do not need to be an active lucid dreamer to attend our meetings! You should, however, have (or be interested in cultivating) an active interest in your dreams.
Keep up with other members' dream conversations on our facebook page.
For a wealth of information on lucidity, please visit: The Lucidity Institute -- FAQ and Dream Views: Staying up all night. LaBerge's Lucidity Institute has performed some of the most exciting research on lucid dreaming to date, and Dreamviews is the largest online community of lucid dreamers. LaBerge's book, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming is a modern classic in the available literature. There are, of course, other sites, but these are good places to begin.
No two dreamers are the same. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organizer for more information. You can peruse our reading list here.