Rotating Through Dream Phases
"Twilight of Consciousness," by publisher and author Robert E. Zucker, examines the dream state and how to achieve astral projection using simple, easy to follow, techniques.
• The Typical Dream– no control, no awareness
• “Vritti” – fragmented imagery and daydreams (hypnagogic)
• Dream-Consciousness– spark of alertness in a dream
• Lucid Dreaming– full conscious awareness in a dream
• Astral Projection– deliberate action in lucid dream
All of us are familiar with the typical and uncontrollable dream episode. And, most of us experience those floating images and phantom sounds as we drift off to sleep.
Occasionally, some of us, at some time in our lives, briefly become aware that we are dreaming during the progress of a dream or while falling asleep. If that awareness lasts more than a few seconds, the dream experience becomes more lucid and can evoke an ‘Astral Projection’ experience.
Suddenly gaining awareness during a dream is one method of projecting into this Astral Universe. But, because of the spontaneity of its occurrence, it is often the most difficult method to master. Many well-intentioned dream awareness episodes fail as the projector loses sight of the experience and lapses back into the unconscious flow of the dream.
There are three “gateways” to dream awareness that can induce an Astral Projection experience:
1. Hypnagogic period– when you enter sleep, meditation or hypnosis
2. Hypnopompic period– when you awake from sleep
3. Lucid dreaming– “waking up inside of a dream”
The dreamer enters the dream-state with some conscious awareness (via Gateway 1 or 2), or suddenly awaken while engrossed within the dream (via Gateway 3). In either case, the dreamer experiences the same thing. There is a dissociation between the mind and body. The conscious, awake, mind shifts out of alignment with the sleeping, physical body.
A practical method to achieve dream-consciousness, and eventually Astral Projection, can begin when your mind is susceptible to both environments– during the time you begin to fall asleep. These few moments spent passing into sleep can be that gateway to turn a dream into an Astral experience.
If you can retain alertness and maintain a strong desire and will to project your awareness (transference) into the dream, the dream will intensify. The desire to maintain attentiveness, and allow the imagery to penetrate awareness, provides the ability to control the unfolding experience.
But, sometimes, annoying sensations get in the way.
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