Not had any luck yet but Pedro himself said he had 18 people emailed him to say it worked for them. That still isn’t a lot but I guess it just works really well for some people. I’m trying to use music right now but I might give VILD a few more attempts.
I’ve tried this technique a few times, and what’s wierd is, the first 2 times i tried it, i went lucid. But not right away. It made me become lucid later in the night. The bad thing though, is that pretty much as soon as i went lucid both times, i did one thing, and then my dream went away.
I guess when i become lucid i should, first thing, stay where i am for a little bit and try to become more lucid? Maybe. If anyone has any tips for me, please respond. anything will help i’m sure.
I also tried another new technique where I move my fingers repeatedly while falling asleep and do reality checks every once in a while. I became lucid once doing this, but when i realized that i was dreaming because of a reality check, i couldn’t move. I was stuck in bed, so i tried to levitate myself to the cieling, which worked, but as soon as i did this i woke up.
Hi Crohnie and to LD4All.
You could try rubbing your hands together, spinning, or anything that involves interaction with your environment. Verbal reminders are quite good to prevent loss of lucidity - I like to say “I’m dreaming” over and over again.
I find VILD works really well with WILD. You picture the scenario and it starts forming with WILD!
Im definately gonna try this tek. and its all thanks to PEDRO. You sweet mother fuckjoiwefj;oiaj =p.
quick questions. If Im readinf this right… Im supposed to start visualizing the scenario the moment I go to sleep… which he says it should be around 11 pm, then while visualizing I will enter a dream. but isnt a person supposed to sleep at least 5 hours to enter REM Stage and be able to dream? because by readin this technique, its saying you can dream and go lucid at the time you first go to sleep…
am I right on this?
I’ve seen this recently on the forum but it’s wrong. You enter a REM sleep stage every 90 minutes. First REM sleep stages are very short, about 5 minutes. Last ones are longer, about 45 minutes. Moreover, you have dreams in n-REM stages too, but they look more like thoughts and are more difficult to remember. Lots of LD’s take place during the REM sleep, but some WILD’s can happen in a sort of modified 1st or 2nd sleep stages. Thus it’s possible to dream and go lucid at the time you first go to sleep, though it’s harder.
By the way, VILD can be used as a DILD or as a WILD method.
Pedro? I heard of him in some wiki of ld! There was saying that he did the VILD but there are no real proffs of it, just testimonials.
That’s normal. The wiki has been mainly initiated by somebody from the forum (R3TR0 if I remember well).
This is really helpful for me cuz usually when i wake up in the middle of the night, i try to WILD and i think of myself walking up stairs or something and i start dreaming of walking up stairs. but i dont realize im actually dreaming, i just believe that im thinking about walking up the stairs. Then i get frustrated and open my eyes and realize that i really WAS dreaming that whole time. Buuut if i think about myself doing reality checks then i’ll have to realize that im dreaming and…have a ld! awesome.
i have a lot of trouble visualizing anything, any time of day or night. is there a technique i can practice to improve my visualization skills?
I’m really intruiged by this, the last few nights I’ve been doing this. I’ve managed to get a friend in my dream twice, but thats as far. I have a little bit of trouble at night, cause I find that after 20 minutes of thinking of the dream scenario over and over, I have trouble replaying it. I’m still imagining this scene, however all the actions the characters make are much slower than to what they were before. I’m not too worried, it seems to me that I have a knack for focusing on the dream scene, so if nothing else works, I could end up using VILD to WILD into a dream
Amused Himself, I think it’s just like when you practice WILD with counting and after a while you start to confuse numbers. Probably, this slow down it means that you’re falling asleep.
So I should probably just continue visualizing all of this until I fall alseep. It could work.
I think this technique is very good, I’ll try this tonight.
I usually have this effect in the last period of sleep, about 6.00am, because I am almost awake but dreams start in a very short period of time. Let’s hope…
Compliments to Pedro!
Hmmm, i tried this last night, and I spent an hour doing the repetiton of the dream, and when I did go to sleep it didn’t work. Is anyone else having a similar problem with this technique? I did all the instructions correctly, I think.
lol, I don’t think many people have much success with this. All of these techniques appear to take to get good at, so I wouldn’t wite it off without putting in one or two weeks into it. When I have time, I may work on it some, but MILD appears to be a much more consistent approach, and altogether, a better one at that.
To each their own.
yea, i think its a unique few that can incubate dreams at all. when i first read about VILD i thought it was a perfect technique for me because repeating a certain scene over and over until i fell asleep was something i had been doing for years just because it brought me comfort. then i realized that i never had dreams of my scene. i still think its an awesome tech though
For those of you out there who were asking questions like “how will i know when i am actually dreaming” well… i’ve got a very simple way that will hopefully work.
In the dream i try to incubate, i have my friend inside the room and he starts talkin to me… probly what alot of you have chosen to do… he asks me “So , when are we goin to start our band”, i tell him “RIGHT NOW… Do you have any ideas for a band name” and he says “Yes…(blank)”
now hopefully if all goes to plan in my dream, my subconcious should shoot a band name out at my through my friend without me having to think or know anything about it. This for sure will let me know that i’m dreaming because in my incubation i never fill that blank space, but prompt him to answer me with a positive response.
Well thats all i have, i really hope this helps some of you, cause i think its a great idea. so try and be inventive and think up a great question that u will get some interesting answers from.