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[WILD] ticking clock
PostPosted: Thu 11 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I think I found out about this at the lucidity.com forum some time ago. And since I haven't read anything about it here I thought that I should post it smile It's very simple, you just need a clock that's ticking somewhat loud or a metronom or something similar that has a monotone sound. Be creative, a cd with drumming would work too or maybe a fan that's not too loud.

Then when you wake up in the morning you just focus on the ticking of the clock or whatever you have. And after a while you should notice that you might loose your hearing or you start hearing popping sounds. Then you can just fall asleep and hopefully you will soon be in a dream and you are lucid siiw I don't know how well this will work for anyone else but it seems to be the WILD tech that works best for me because otherwise I usually just fall asleep when I try to WILD.

I think this was called "anchor tech" or atleast something with anchor at the lucidity institute forum.

Good Luck if you try this and please post here if it works grin and you can also post if it doesn't work for you ^^

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I found the topic at lucidity smile
http://www.novadreamer.com/discus/messages/441/2020.h tml?


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

:D Actually my brother did that and he was succesful, but he discovered the method for himself. He started counting the ticking of the clock, and after a while he realised that he couldn't hear it anymore, and saw an image, and entered it. I myself couldn't stand it, because I hate ticking clocks so much ( grrr )

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I'm used to the sound since I've always had a ticking clock in my room But in general I too hate ticking clocks grrr But the one I have had a quite gental sound ^^ And I sort of found out this when I used to fall asleep on the bus on the way from school while listening to the radio. I would suddenly get popping sounds, but since I didn't know about lucid dreaming then I just fell asleep. But I think I did have some very strange dreams from what they where talking about on the radio at the time eh And then last month I started using this tech to WILD at home too but since I also tried several other ways I haven't WILDed with this tech that much, but atleast for me it seems to be a good way.

This is because I usually fall asleep very fast if I focus on HI, and if I don't get any HI I just fall asleep cry And focusing on my body works very well but it usually takes quite a long time to WILD that way help! And I also seem to get these popping sounds naturally sometimes when I'm not even focusing on what I'm hearing smile

There's also 2 ways you can WILD with this. The first is naturally to listen to the sound and then WILD directly into a dream without loosing consiouness. But that's not how I do it I fall asleep while listening to the sound and then after a while I start dreaming and if it works I usually realise that I'm dreaming right when the dream starts or shortly after it starts. So I guess this is technically a WILD/MILD tech shy2 And with this I can "WILD" without getting any HI at all, and it seems that I mostly only get HI if I'm in the middle of a REM-cycle. But that's probably just because I tend to fall asleep fast if I wake up during the night or the morning. So my HI "zooming" tech usually only works really well when I sleep for more than 8-9 hours so that's not always a good option overspannen

Riiight, I guess I did a bit of smilie overkill in the post, but I blame the smilie goddess (alias moogle) for that tounge2


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

interesting, i have a friend who tried this technique as well... and by what he told me he came very close. i don't have a ticking clock, mines digital... but i realized that i recently got a metronome. i might try it, but i think i might just get annoyed by it. i'd much rather play music or something and focus on that while falling asleep.

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I have to try that. Now I need to find a good clock...

Has anyone gotten it to work when they first went to sleep? I am going to try it.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

This tech sounds like a variation of the traditional shamanic drumming tech. Robert Moss writes a lot about it in his books: focussing on the shamanic drums lets your enter your dreams more easily. Or to be precise, RE-enter your dreams.. because basically it's a tech to reenter your dreams in order to find out more about them. Apparently it's often used in dream communities to gain more knowledge by reentering a dream if its message remained unclear in the first place. The shamanic drumming is now replaced by the modern ticking of a clock, but the effect is probably the same colgate Thanks for bringing up this topic!

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Interesting idea! I am going to try this clock method. smile

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

JaRoD wrote:

This is because I usually fall asleep very fast if I focus on HI, and if I don't get any HI I just fall asleep cry And focusing on my body works very well but it usually takes quite a long time to WILD that way help! And I also seem to get these popping sounds naturally sometimes when I'm not even focusing on what I'm hearing smile


Try not to get too involved with the HI. Just be aware of them. Remember the purpose of HI is to put you unconsciously to sleep.

Have you tried to focus on your breathing or create a falling/spinning sensation.

Yes, the technique you described should work well. It is just a different way of putting you into a trance.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Cool, why I didn’t think about it before? If I try to concentrate on something, I always hear the clock ticking, and it distracts me, so I even cannot fall asleep. So, if I try to concentrate on the clock, something else will distract me, and I will have more interesting WILD, than if I was just counting till 400! And if I try to concentrate on the clock and something else at one at the same time, I will just fall asleep faster… 8D Really cool.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Yes the focusing on my breathing usually works really well, or atleast if I do it before I go to sleep. Then I can even reach SP, but the problem is that it seems to take much longer than other techs for some reason. But if I do it when I wake up during the night I still seem to fall asleep without getting lucid sadblauw The clock tech hasn't worked that well the past few days, guess I haven't focused enough when falling back to sleep overspannen

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

It sounds like an interesting technique ! I'm impatient to test it ! smile

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I'm going to test it now with the humming of my computer. I'll tell you what happens tommorie.

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Hmmm... I tested it yesterday night... and it's wonderful against insomnia ! grin I slept quite immediatly ! sleepy4 LOL !

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Basilus lach2 That's not how it's supposed to work tounge2

The past few days it hasn't been working that well at all for me geenidee I must have been to tired to try hard enough


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Eh screw it, I fell asleep. Didn't work.

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