Lucid Dreaming Category Archive

Reality and Perception

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Our shared physical reality is the most common state of reality we experience, but it certainly isn’t the only one.  Our nighttime dreams are another state, as are astral experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. I regard these different levels of reality as being at different frequencies or energy levels.  It’s like tuning into different TV channels.  Physical […]

Accuracy

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Readers often ask me, “Steve, how do you know if the whole subjective reality belief system you describe is accurate?  Do you really believe in this stuff?  It just seems so… you know… out there.” Behind such questions is usually an assumption that reality is in fact objective and that accuracy is an objective standard.  But […]

Subjective Reality vs. Solipsism

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I want to make a distinction between subjective reality and solipsism, since many readers still confuse the two.  I think the best way to explain the difference is by way of a simple analogy:  lucid dreaming. Imagine you’re having a lucid dream.  This means you’re lying in bed having a dream, and while still within […]

The Law of Attraction

Friday, August 18th, 2006

The Law of Attraction simply says that you attract into your life whatever you think about.  Your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest.  But the Law of Attraction gives rise to some tough questions that don’t seem to have good answers.  I would say, however, that these problems aren’t caused by the Law of […]

Ask Steve – Recommended Reading

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Could you recommend some of your all-time favorite books? Sure. Since the early 90s I’ve been reading about a book a week, so that adds up to quite a few books.  I’ll scan my office bookshelves to recall which ones had a meaningful impact on me after I read them. Here are some of my personal […]

Ask Steve – Astral Projection

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

What’s there for personal development in astral traveling?  Is it worthwhile to pursue the astral world and neglect the physical world? I first learned about real astral projection in 1994.  Before that I only knew the phony version as depicted in movies and computer games.  For me astral exploration was a natural extension of lucid dreaming, although the two experiences are […]

StevePavlina.com Podcast #010 – Lucid Dreaming

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

StevePavlina.com Personal Development for Smart People podcast #10 Guest podcaster: Erin Pavlina This podcast addresses the fascinating subject of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to retain full conscious awareness while you dream. And best of all, this one is conducted by my wife Erin, who first taught me how to have lucid dreams when […]

Lucid Dreaming – Studying a Maple Tree

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Last night during a 20-minute midnight nap, I had a lucid dream.  This is the fourth one I’ve experienced since starting polyphasic sleep 64 days ago.  It started off as a regular dream, and then at some point I realized I was carrying a gargoyle, which seemed odd to me. I asked myself, “What the […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 19-20

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I’ve had some further developments regarding my polyphasic sleep experiment, so I figured an update would be in order. Lucid Dreaming. On Monday night I had another lucid dream during a nap I took just after midnight. This one wasn’t as vivid or as long as the first, but I consider it a significant development […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 12-18

Monday, November 7th, 2005

I had made a note on my calendar to write a polyphasic sleep experiment update this morning, so here goes… Today I’m beginning my 18th day on polyphasic sleep. I’ve been able to do a lot more testing and tweaking over the past week, and overall I’ve been very pleased with my progress. Flexibility. I’ve […]