Yeah, I’m too lazy to separate this in more posts, so I’m just gona post in this thread.
Firstly, and obviously, I am new to the forums, LD4all and lucid dreaming in general.
Quick About Me:
I’m 15 years old now and I live in Croatia (a small country near Italy). Both my mom and my dad finished art academy, so I’m on the artistic side myself a lil’ bit. I go to graphic design high school and I’m studying web design. And yes, I’m male.
I knew what lucid dreaming means, but not exactly. About 2 or three days ago I came upon this site. I was pretty intrigued and interested. So I decided to read the guide. Past 2 nights I’ve been trying to achieve full dream recall, but I got something totally opposite, I couldn’t remember anything from dreams (I usually do), not even sounds, feelings, scenes or people. I even remember that when I was younger I used to do something like lucid dreaming (I knew that I was in a dream), but I unfortunately did not know that I have the ability to fly and do things. The only things I can remember are hypnagogic images. 1th day they were quite blury, but last night they were much more vivid, I could see them more clearly (but still couldn’t zoom on them or touch them). Maybe it will develop in dreams (using WILD) over the weeks (or months). One other thing I noticed is that HI’s I see are mostly something I was doing during the end of the day, like lasts night mostly all HI’s I saw were trains and random people, I was walking off my friend to a train before going to sleep.
Now, I need some advice. I’ve been trying to do something between a WILD and a MILD. So, just relax myself and say the mantra in purpose to stay awake, but both nights I was just lost in the mantra, after some time I stopped saying it and fall a sleep. I even tryed to wake up earlier (after 4.5 hours of sleep), but my mom came in my room and she shut off the alarm clock for some reason , and I just went back to sleep lol. So, what I need is some technique that does not include mantra, counting or anything similar, because I cannot do 2 things at once (I’m a male ), I can’t pay attention to HI’s at the same time while imagining myself going downstairs and counting.
Another thing I want to know about are plants that help induce dream recall and LD. I herd about Calea Z, but I think I can’t get the seed in my country. And I heard from some that marijuana helps induce LDs since it’s a hallucinogen, and I heard from other people that decreases rate of LDs since it’s a depressant (my reaction was lol because people use it as an anti-depressant for thousands of years). Which is true of this? Which plant is both legal and a oneirogen, and both easy to get and easy to grow?
Thanks for reading this long and boring text, I hope for answers or atleast greetings,