The way to stay lucid

The clock technique definately works. I had the best, longest lucid dream I’ve ever had last night, it seemed to last for hours and hours and on top of that I was having hot sex (for a long time) with my ex girlfriend and two other girls in the dream with a room full of people watching, and I still didn’t wake up. Throughout the dream I was fully lucid (i was making people dissapear and using telekenesis etc. in the begining of the dream). I knew I was going to wake up soon so I made an alarm/timer type device appear and set it next to me and set the alarm/stopwatch for 30 minutes. When it got down near to 2-3 minutes left, I would reset the timer to 30 minutes again and it kept me inside my dream for a long time… This was before I even saw this thread so I just did this on my own last night in my lucid. It definately works though.

For all the newer dreamers, we had a quest to stop the time last year.
I think it was in February of 2009…

It does work and many people completed it.

woah! That would be awesome!!! i need to get back into LDing! :smile:

Agreed. That would be awesome squared. Really expands on the reason I started lucid dreaming in the first place: pursuance of wisdom and understanding.

holly crap, how does that work out?! that’s pretty sweet! and in a way kinda scary :bored:
that would be the sweetest thing, y’know, just take off to lala land for a couple days, take a vacation :cool:

would there be a possibility that they might be thinking about bringing that one back? i’d be willing to shoot for that one :smile:

Hey cool thing :cool: I never did it, but I’m anxious to and glad it worked out so well for you. I had never thought of resetting the timer indefinitly - it looks like abusing the technique but this seems to have amazing effectiveness! :smile:

The quest mentioned by Lord Antares can be found here. Thanks man, I’ll take a look at it now :grin:

OMG, this is just amazing, I gatta try it! This could be the absolute answer to prolonging LD’s! Imagine all you could do in that time… I’m definitely going to remember this in my next LD :grin:

This sounds great but wouldn’t you get a bit worried in your LD that you were asleep for too long? I’ve had that before, been convinced that I’ve been asleep for ages and it must be late afternoon before I look at my clock! I know you’re consciously prolonging it, but I think id still be worried if I had a really long dream that seemed like it went on for days that I was missing the day in real life. Guess it’s ok on a weekend though. Anyway, I gotta try it next time I’m lucid for sure!

No, I don’t think you have to be worried at all about missing real life. Time has a huge difference in dreams than it does in real life. Look back at peoples post on here… Spend a few days in a LD and it’s two hours in RL. Well I’m not sure on how different time is compared from dreaming to RL, but from what I hear it’s a huge difference…

Am I right guys?

I guess it is a fact that dreamtime is not parallel to real time, so I’m not worrying about that :smile: Anyway, you could always have a backup alarm that would prevent you from waking up too late!

It’s all good news here :cool:

Yeh but I usually get convinced in a dream that the alarms already gone off and I switched it off subconsciously or something! It’s probably just one of my weird things. I mean I know dream time is different to real life time in some dreams, but it must be such a weird feeling to be in a dream for what seems like days and know that only an hour has past in real life. That just kinda blows my mind! Haha but I still have to try this, maybe it wouldn’t be a problem at all for me I just got to try it.

Actually, why am I complaining-if this works it’d be amazing! Haha.

If he said he had a lucid dream for half his life, I´m guessing about 10-12 years maybe? It seems to me like he would have forgotten alot of things from his real life. Like friends, school etc. If it actully felt like around 10 years!

The best way to stay lucid, is when you realize your dreaming don’t shit your pants. Plain and simple. Just relax for 30 seconds and then go apeshit.

I remember one time I had a nightmare and I realized I was lucid and pretty much started yelling doing cartwheels and flying, gloating and going crazy. Then It all faded to black and I woke up.

I tried that stopwatch thing. It didn’t really work for me although I wasn’t lucid to a high degree. Basically I put the alarm thing on for 15 mins and then forgot about it. The dream definitely didn’t last for 15 mins. Then I tried it again in another LD and only put it on for 5 mins for some reason and I woke-up soon after. I’ll have to do some experiments with this-I need to remember to check it to see if the time is running out. Maybe for me dream time is much faster than real time and I need to put the alarm on for like a week to have half an hour of dream time :grin:

this thread has definitely given me a new appreciation for LDing

jules…do you think you expected it to work when you were setting the clock?

I’m praying earnestly for the ability to experience a day in Wonderland every night. Basically an extra 24 hours of play-time. I truly believe that waking reality is merely for the physical nature of things. Consuming food, procreation, rest. Where as Lucid Dreaming is the realm in which pleasure and excitement should be sot out. Really, I’m just saying now that I have excelled at flying school waking up to watch a movie or purchase some external happiness seems boring.

So I wonder, after you wake up from such a long LD, does it really feel like you’ve been away for a long time? Or is it more that you told yourself in your dream that you were away, and you know a lot of stuff happened then?

I also want to try this for the purpose of meditation. Among other things, I could make things actually quiet. Even the meditation centers I’ve been to where I live are full of the noise from traffic in the street, so would be worth working for.

No I think I just did it sort of randomly because I’d been thinking about it when I was awake. I was lucid at the time but not so much that I’d be able to control anything to a high degree. I just kinda took it out of my pocket and set it without really thinking about it. I will try it again though-hopefully when I’m lucid to a higher degree.

good luck! maybe tonight i’ll give this a try…hopefully :wink:

I can’t remember exactly who, but I already read someone’s DJ here in the forum who had a dream that was 2 weeks long.

In that DJ it was really nice and kind weird. Waking everyday on the dream again and again. A bit annoying for some.