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The Dream Machine
The Dream Machine, from Takara USA, "is designed to stimulate the user at the appropriate times during REM sleep to increase the likelihood of dreaming a particular desired dream." It involves incense, soothing background music, and a pre-recorded statement repeated over and over in your ear as you sleep. My guess is that it works about as well as cramming for a test by sleeping on a textbook would work.
Categories: Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 19, 2004
The reason this works is the pre-recorded statement played continuosley is meant to be heard subconciousley while you sleep.

In your dream, you should hear this statement in your dream, then you'll realise your dreaming and have what is called a lucid dream.

It does work, I've actually tried something like this before...a product from lucid.org
Posted by David McGuinness  in  Scotland, UK  on  Tue Oct 19, 2004  at  07:10 AM
Yeah McGuiness I heard about Lucid Dreams. If you know you're dreaming during a dream enough times, you can actually learn to control your dreams!
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Tue Oct 19, 2004  at  05:22 PM
who needs sex! bring on d wet dreams whoOOOooohoOOOooo rolleyes
Posted by fish  in  ocean  on  Tue Oct 19, 2004  at  05:38 PM
I've had dreams where I knew I was dreaming and I could definitly control myself during the dream. The thing was, I still can't control other people in my dreams. It's still fun though because I can do things I wouldn't usually do just because I know that I'm dreaming and it won't matter anyways. It more fun anyways when I can't control other people because there is still an element of surprise.
Posted by Razela  in  San Diego, CA  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  05:49 AM
This opens up a puzzling question: If you are controlling your dream, and you can control yourself and not other people, how does your brain know how the people will react to you? You'd think that your brain would be applying what you know of that person to fill in their personality, but then wouldn't you know how'd they react before you did anything?
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  05:27 PM
I've been able to control other people in my dreams, I had a dream where a hitman was after me and I made him go to jail, for some reason I visited him in jail (which looked like my front yard with lots of flower gardens, I don't know why) anyways, you can have a certain amount of control in your dreams, if you try hard enough.
Posted by Ariel  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  10:03 PM
Many times though I dream about people that I don't actually know. Therefore, I guess my mind is making it up. I can kind of guess what they will do, but that's not exactly how they act, even with my friends. It's really weird. Usually when I'm having this sort of dream, I can exert more control over it and control the people too, but I choose not to for 2 reasons: 1) then it's no longer fun 2) it makes me wake up if I try to control to much. So therefore, I just stick to controling myself. It's rather fun, even when it's a little scary, because I know it's fake. It's kind of like watching a movie, except that I'm in it.
Posted by Razela  in  San Diego, CA  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  11:55 PM
Haha you guys are funny, you can have so much control in your dream that you can do whatever you want. Fly, create your own world/universes, jump from roof to roof like in the Matrix.. whatever you want, might take a little practice and beleiving that you can do it before it happens..
Posted by Pico  on  Mon Mar 07, 2005  at  12:35 AM
your right you can control your dreams i have been doing it for years. I used to have nightmares but as soon as i realised that i was dreaming i turned all the nasty bits into fun bits and ever since its been easy to do. I even fly a blue helicopter in my dreams now, not too high though just in case i have to make a crash landing...hehehe
I have reoccuring dreams too I seem to go back to the same place and have met some real cool people. Stranger than fictions isnt it?
Posted by jill  in  monmouthshire uk  on  Mon Aug 08, 2005  at  01:41 PM
ok so this is all well and good but how to master the technique i want to do this and have done it b4 but it seems weird. also what if we all share one mind like a chat room then you have diffent servers or channels in the chatroom so each dream is like a channel so in retrospect u are actually visiting ur friend or whoever. weird huh
Posted by bobby  in  usa  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  04:13 AM
Wikibooks.org has a very good site on the subject of lucid dreaming..goes into dream recall, induction techniques etc.

reading it now..it's very good

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lucid_Dreaming
Posted by David McGuinness  in  London, UK  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  05:32 AM
ive accedently have been lucid dreaming alot, not every single dream though, but i always remember dreams more then my friends and my tend to be crazier and more creative, tonight im going to try this out! wiked shet! wink
Posted by amanda  on  Fri Jun 23, 2006  at  11:22 AM
ive been able to control myself in a dream before.

very cool...

the first time i flew smile

i only ever tried to control someone else once and it worked for all of 4 seconds

and i remember the whole dream too!
Posted by Heather  in  parish, new york  on  Sat Mar 15, 2008  at  10:04 PM
Wouldn't it be great if we could entertwine dreams - so lots of people could have the same, connected dream? - Like the chatroom idea that bobby said about. Arent dreams the greatest? it makes going to sleep worthwhile, more exciting! smile
Posted by Aylish  in  England  on  Fri May 30, 2008  at  05:51 AM
grin you wanna have sex? or trust me, i got the most hard core dreams ever wink
Posted by chase  in  west coast  on  Thu Feb 05, 2009  at  10:23 PM
@ chase:

wow
Posted by Heather  on  Fri Feb 06, 2009  at  06:49 AM
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