Mnemonically Induced Lucid Dreaming (MILD)

MILD (Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams) is a technique used to induce lucid dreams. Unlike WILD (Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming), the MILD technique is focused on eliciting lucidity in an actual dream, and not on inducing the entire dream experience. As such, lucid dreams sparked by the MILD technique are said to be somewhat less […]

Night Terror (Sleep Terror)

Also members of the unpleasant menagerie of bad dreams and sleeping disorders, Night Terrors are known to be most frequent in children aged 3-13. Some adults suffer from Night Terrors too. Why do these disorders happen? What can one do to stop them? Can we prevent them? These are some of the issues I’ll address […]

Nostalgia

Every once in a while, I have this strange and magical feeling when I am reminded of certain things. Oftentimes I cannot even remember what it is that I’m longing for. I don’t know exactly what it signifies, but my feeling is that it is a sense of nostalgia. A feeling which has apparently is […]

Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming (WILD)

While lucid dreams induced through the DILD technique are certainly the most genuine, a big shortcoming of that method is that it does not allow for the on-demand triggering of lucid dreams. For that, you will have to turn to the Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming (WILD; a term coined by Prof. Stephen LaBerge) technique, which […]

Mucuna pruriens (Sleep & Dream Bean)

Mucuna pruriens (cowhage; velvet bean) is a tropical plant used by Ayurvedic healers and Native Americans for hundreds or thousands of years for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are also used to make jewelry, necklaces, pendants, charms, and amulets to, for example, ward off illness, headaches, and the evil eye. And its roasted beans have […]

Hallucinogens in Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbology and traditional Chinese medicine employ a wide variety of medicinal plants, some of which have hallucinogenic properties. In this article I review the Chinese hallucinogens, some of which are still used in traditional Chinese medicine, while others were used in folk medicine. Most of the Chinese hallucinogens are not psychedelics but deliriants. Often […]