Ursi's Eso Garden
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Wednesday, 25. June 2008
Every single night we visit our personal dream world. Although most of us don't recall dreams in the morning, we all have dreams every night. A dream world that feels as real as the waking world. Lucid dreaming offers you the possibility to become aware of those dreams while you are experiencing them. Anyone can learn how to have lucid dreams. Be Superman. Have sex with anyone you want, practice for extreme sports or visit a distant planet. Anything is possible. Although ultimately an illusion, the experience is transferrable to the waking state. Be a hero in your lucid dream, feel heroic throughout your waking day. Become lucid and boost up your life.
Lucidipedia - Learn lucid dreaming by Tim Post.
Whether you're a complete controlled-dream neophyte or a veteran of lucid sleep, Lucipedia can help you learn more about controlling your subconscious wanderings. Offers Journals and Forums for Lucid Dreaming and signing up gives you also a journal space to track your memories and successes, as well as free reign to edit collaborative articles on any dream-related topics. Well done!
Saturday, 21. June 2008
Dream Dictionary For Dummies
Dreams! What do they mean? You probably recognize a connection between the dream world and the "real" world, but did you know that you can actually do things to nurture your dream life? 'Dream Dictionary For Dummies' is the fun and fascinating guide that shows you not only how to decode your dreams, but how to remember them and even how to make a dream work for you.
Discover how to:
Increase your ability to remember your dreams
Keep and use a dream diary
Notice your waking dreams
Uncover hidden messages in your dreams
Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions
Form a dream support group
So start dreaming and get back to reality with a little help from that guide.
Dream Dictionary For Dummies by Penney Peirce
For Dummies, 2008 | 336 pages | PDF | 5.6 MB
Saturday, 12. April 2008
The Dictionary of Dreams: 10 000 Dreams Interpreted
What does it mean to dream of running, playing an accordian, catching frogs, riding a stallion, eating honey, dying; or to see an eagle, apples, a tunnel, a shoemaker, or a field of growing wheat in your dreams?
The Dictionary of Dreams: 10 000 Dreams Interpreted
by Gustavus Hindman Miller.
Fireside; 1st Fireside Ed edition, 1985 | 592 pages | PDF | 1.4MB
Also online at Project Gutenberg.
Tuesday, 26. February 2008
These dreamwork basics include tips on remembering your dreams and a special method for interpreting them.
The Stuff that Dreams Are Made by John Anster Fitzgerald, circa 1858
Remembering Your Dreams
In order to work with our dream self we must first and foremost remember our dreams. Often we may wake up in the morning believing that we have not had any dreams. But it is more likely that we have not yet remembered the dreams we did indeed have. Think of the many times you have gotten up and dressed and gone off to work or school and then, out of the blue, recalled a dream experience. Such recall comes suddenly and for no apparent reason. This is one way our dreams come back to us.
Don't feel discouraged if you do not remember your dreams on awakening. Dream recall can come at any time during your day, and you can do many things to encourage better dream recall. We've put together a list of our favorite ten.
Key #1: Get Enough Restful Sleep
Most people need at least six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep in order to experience the highest level of dream recall. We need to go through the ninety-minute sleep/dream cycle several times before we become rested enough to have a conscious memory of our dreams.
With some exceptions, most people who only get four or five hours of sleep each night short-circuit their natural dream cycle. Only you know exactly how sleep much you need. You might want to experiment several nights in a row to discover the optimum number of hours you need to obtain the clearest dream recall.
Key #2: Sleep with Your Head to the North
Sleeping with your head pointing true north puts your body and its corresponding chakra system in alignment with the polar magnetism of the earth. Yogi masters, mystics, and psychics have long recommended this position for healthful sleep. We have found that sleeping with our head to the north strengthens our connection to the higher, intuitive self; promotes the health of the body and the central nervous system; enhances restful sleep; and stimulates the highest and most vivid level of dream recall.
A simple compass can assist you in determining true north in your bedroom. Sleeping with your head to the other three compass directions will also affect your sleep experiences. For example, sleeping with your head to the south grounds you to the earth. This helps to reduce the occurrence of nightmares and invasive dreams. However, the downside of the south position is that it tends to dampen dream recall.
Key #3: Set Your Intentions with an Affirmation
We have discovered that what we pay attention to most often grows stronger and bears fruit. And so it is with dreams. Giving conscious attention to dreams will allow you to receive important messages of healing and wisdom that the hidden parts of you (subconscious, emotional, higher, and soul selves) are trying to bring to your attention every night.
It is especially helpful to use a simple, strongly worded affirmation of intention before you fall asleep at night. Try something like, "I will remember my dreams in the morning." Repeat this affirmation, or one similar to it, several times as you fall asleep.
Key #4: Keep Dream Tools Handy
Acknowledge how serious you are about your dream worlds by keeping your dream journal or a tape recorder close to your bedside. Then make an inner commitment to use these tools each night. It also helps to have a small flashlight handy when recording your dreams; oftentimes turning on a bright light will drive your dream memories away. A bright light may also awaken you so much that you will find it difficult to fall back to sleep.
Key #5: Give Yourself Extra Time in the Morning
An obvious but sometimes overlooked aid to remembering your dreams is to simply set aside an extra fifteen minutes in the morning for remembering and recording your dreams. Set the alarm fifteen minutes earlier than usual or train yourself to wake earlier so that you don't have to jump out of bed in a rush to get ready for work or school.
Key #6: Keep Your Eyes Closed
Another key to remembering your dreams is to keep your eyes closed when you first awaken to reduce the amount of external stimuli that normally floods your brain in the morning. It also provides a blank screen upon which your dream symbols, memories, and images can form. Finally, it promotes a state of relaxation that is beneficial when trying to access dream memories.
Keys #7 and 8. Relax and Be Still and
Re-Create Your Dream in Reverse Sequence
Remember to keep your body as still as possible as you wake up. Wiggling, stretching, or sitting up can drive the memory of your dreams away just as quickly as a bright light can. Sometimes you may remember only one image or scene upon awakening. Don't worry! If you relax and lay still, you can often trace this one image backward and reconstruct your dream, frame by frame, from the last scene to the middle scenes and, eventually, to the beginning.
Key #9: Journal Your Feelings, Daydreams, Fantasies
Get into a daily habit of journaling your feelings, daydreams, and fantasies. You might be thinking: I don't have time for this! And it's true, many of us lead extremely busy lives and simply do not have a lot of extra time. But this type of journaling does not require a lot of extra time. Don't feel as if you need to record every event or thought of the day.
Simply jot down a paragraph or two (usually in the evening just before bed), describing any feelings, fantasies, or interesting thoughts you experienced that day. Even just a few words or key phrases will help trigger your memory of an idea or feeling you may want to explore later on. You will be rewarded with deep insights into your patterns and life processes when you connect your journal information to the issues being brought up in your dreams.
Dreams are internal manifestations of our thoughts, hopes, fears, and conflicts. They provide us with a stage upon which to examine our issues from the various viewpoints of our self-segments, and, most important, they often offer us creative solutions to dilemmas -- solutions that have eluded our conscious mind.
Key #10. Create a Dream-Sharing Ritual
Create a morning dream ritual. Make it as simple or as complex as you choose. For example, Linda's mother created a morning dream ritual for her family simply by encouraging everyone to talk about his or her dreams during breakfast. Even if you live alone and have no built-in dream partners, you can still create meaningful rituals. One way is to bring your dreams to work and share them with an interested co-worker. You could also call or email a friend. The feedback we get from interested dream partners can provide valuable insights into our relationships and our inner psyches.
Although all the keys we have discussed are simple, they do require you to change. During your efforts to use these keys, don't become discouraged if you find it difficult to change your old habits to make time for the new activities outlined in the keys. Replacing old habits with new energy patterns is not easy. In order to be successful in changing your habits and installing a new pattern, your desire to work with your dream-self must be strong. The good news is that once you do establish a new pattern, it will become easier and easier for that pattern to take hold. Eventually it will become automatic, and you will gain all the benefit without great effort.
Interpreting Your Dreams: Read more ...
Friday, 02. November 2007
The Only Dream Expert is You
You are the final authority on your dreams, and you should never give the power of your dreams away by handing them over to other people to interpret. Yes, our dreams can be confusing and opaque, and we gain greatly from other people's insights, especially when those other people are "frequent flyers" who work closely with their own dreams and have developed a fine intuition about what may be going on in dreaming. So it's okay to ask for help. More than that, we often need help because we are too close to our own issues, or too inhibited by self-limiting to see what may be obvious to a complete outsider.
But we need to learn some simple rules about how to share and comment on dreams. I suggest the following guidelines for starters:
4. If you are going to comment on someone else's dream, always begin by saying (in these words or similar words), "If this were my dream, I would think about..." This way, you are not leaning on other people and presuming to tell them the meaning of their dreams or their lives. If we can only encourage more people to follow this vitally important etiquette for dream-sharing, we'll create a safe space for MANY people to share dreams and work with them in everyday contexts -- at work, in the family, in schools -- and we'll be on our way to becoming a dreaming culture again.
5. Try to go back inside the dream and recover more information. A dream fully remembered is often its own interpretation.
6. Try to come up with a one-liner to summarize what happens in the dream (or encourage the dreamer to do that). This will often turn out to be a personal dream motto that will orient you towards appropriate action -- to act on the dream guidance and honor the dream.
7. Always DO something with the dream! We need to do far more than interpret dreams; we need to bring their energy and insight into manifestation in waking life.
Way of the Dreamer - Articles by Robert Moss on "active dreaming", traveling consciously into the dreamspace for healing, initiation and adventure.
Friday, 13. October 2006
Lucid Dreaming Guide
You can also take advantage of your lucid dreams by confronting your fears, trying to understand your dreamsymbols (they are there so why not just ask them what they mean?), or ask for answers to your questions. You can use your dreams to gain knowledge about yourself and to grow spiritually.
Here you will learn how to become aware of the dreaming state so you can take control of your dreams. You will also find more background information on the phenomenon lucid dreaming, as well as things to do while lucid.
LD4all - your online guide on lucid dreaming, dream control and conscious dreams - realized, painted and written by pasQuale.
Ideal for beginners and experienced users.
Monday, 26. June 2006
Dream Yoga is dedicated to helping dreamwork gain a powerful and central place in our interconnected, high-energy world culture. Humanity requires more than waking wisdom in order to successfully steer through the obstacles that lie ahead of us in the new millennium. There exists within you a wisdom, a compassion, a divine plan that can heal, guide, and protect if you will simply take the time to learn how to listen and cooperate with it.
Dream Yoga by Dr. Joseph Dillard. (English)
Saturday, 07. January 2006
Ever wondered what your dream might look like? Here is a really clever idea!
Wednesday, 19. October 2005
Robert Moss - Dreaming Like An Egyptian
Robert Moss is a lifelong dream explorer, shamanic counselor, novelist and former professor of ancient history at the Australian National University. His many books include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates, Dreaming True and the novels The Firekeeper and The Interpreter, which flow from his visionary encounters with ancient Iroquois healers and shamans.
Also read his other articles about dreaming.
Thursday, 06. October 2005
Lucid Dreaming / Luzides Träumen
There is nothing inherently difficult to understand about the concept of lucid dreaming: as stated in the introduction, lucid dreaming is simply dreaming while being aware you are dreaming. You can think of lucid dreaming as being conscious while dreaming. If, by chance, during a dream it suddenly dawns on you that you are dreaming, then you have experienced a lucid dream, regardless of whether you have been able to attain control of your dream.
Lucid Dreaming by Dream Views (English)
Information on lucid dreaming, controlling dreams, the stages of sleep, dream recall, dream signs, and more. It is written to be easily understood by those just starting out; the information and techniques provided are also beneficial for those who already have some ability.
How have I taken pictures in my dream, hoping that upon awakening my dream was somehow saved... Wouldn't it be marvellous to have a machine that could make one's dreams visible?
Dreams are an individual experience. You can talk about your dreams, you can write them down, or draw them, but you are the only one that was truly there.
Some dream in color, smell, sound and taste. Others in black and white. But there are also people that don't dream at all.
At least that is what they say. Because everybody dreams. Only not everybody remembers them.
Lucid Dreaming: Dream & know it! by LD4all. (English)
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Wenn Menschen in ihren Träumen wissen, dass sie träumen, und dadurch das Geschehen des Traums selbst bestimmen, dann spricht man von einem Klartraum oder auch luzidem Traum.
Wie viele Menschen können Klarträumen? Kann man das Klarträumen erlernen? Was kann man in seinen Klarträumen alles machen? Um die Frage: "kann man das Klarträumen erlernen?" vorwegzunehmen: Viele Klarträumer/innen erleben ihre Klarträume spontan, es gibt aber auch verschiedene Techniken, um das Klarträumen zu erlernen. Eine vielversprechende Methode verbirgt sich hinter dem Link "Power-Napping".
Der Klartraum von Daniel Erlacher, Universität Heidelberg. (German)
Ein Klartraum ist ein Traum, in dem der Träumer sich bewusst ist, dass er träumt und nach eigenem Entschluss handelnd in das Traumgeschehen eingreifen kann.
Im Gegensatz zu Tagträumen, Tagtraumphantasien, imaginativen Tagtraumtechniken wie dem Katathymen Bilderleben, dem Autogenen Training oder der Hypnose findet der Klartraum während des Schlafes und nicht im Wachzustand statt.
58% der Bevölkerung haben mindestens 1x im Leben spontan einen luziden Traum. 21% haben sogar mindestens einen Klartraum pro Monat, sind sich aber meistens dieses speziellen Phänomens und der damit verbundenen Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten nicht bewusst.
Für Experimentierfreudige und an veränderten Bewusstseinszuständen Interessierte: Klarträumen / Luzides Träumen von Steve Ebright, Neuropsychologe, Zürich. (German)
Paul Tholey (1937 - 1998) was a gestalt psychologist and professor at the Psychological Institute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and later professor for sports psychology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, both in Germany. He began studying the phenomenon of lucid dreaming in 1959 and was led to it in an attempt to prove whether dreams are in color (it has been commonly maintained that they are not).
Paul Tholey und der Klartraum (German Version)
Paul Tholey and the Lucid Dream (English Version)
Thursday, 11. August 2005
Dream Dictionary - 10,000 Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller.
Alternative Link: Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted.
Please read also the Author's Preface.
Monday, 11. April 2005
Study of Dreams
Träume zu deuten ist bekanntlich ziemlich schwierig. Wenn Sie es versuchen möchten, ist vielleicht das Online Lexikon für Traumdeutung hilfreich. 3897 Begriffe mit 3223 Deutungen. (German only)
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