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Old 01-05-2018, 10:05 AM
b3N0m b3N0m is offline
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Hello everyone. Does anyone who is a lucid dreamer and has had any experience with the hypnagogic state now of a method to easily see hynagogic imagery?
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:18 AM
H:O:R:A:C:E H:O:R:A:C:E is offline
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i found an article (which doesn't appear to address your question, unfortunately).
it's called The Mystery of Hypnagogia, by DREAM STUDIES PORTAL.
i redacted the link, cuz it's "commercial".

by and large, Hypnagogia appears to be uncomfortable and undesired by most.
the wiki-page says that "People who have spent a long time at some repetitive
activity before sleep, in particular one that is new to them, may find that it
dominates their imagery as they grow drowsy, a tendency dubbed the Tetris effect."
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by H:O:R:A:C:E

by and large, Hypnagogia appears to be uncomfortable and undesired by most.

I used to love Hypnagogia as the images I'd see floating towards me used to be so very strange and random. I'd later on try analysing them but they did not even fit in with my normal dream images. I stopped getting Hypnagogia when I started doing the WiLD method of lucid dreaming. My Hypnagogia before I changed LD methods used to just be random and not something I actually aimed for as I was aiming for a LD so basically just was a fun thing experienced along the way.

Note the Hypnagogia I used to get and enjoy would of been very scary to someone who did not know what it was as the images were of not nice things but I was not worried by it at all, knowing what it was and just interested in studying any images which came up.
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Old 23-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Headintheclouds Headintheclouds is offline
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Originally Posted by b3N0m
Hello everyone. Does anyone who is a lucid dreamer and has had any experience with the hypnagogic state now of a method to easily see hynagogic imagery?

I'm not a 'practicing' lucid dreamer, it just happens every now and then. However, I have had many Hypnagogic episodes over the years. I'm curious as to why you want to induce hypnagogic imagery? For me, hypnagogic images always occurred while I was overtired, stressed, etc and the majority of the images were frightening or made me uneasy.

On the other hand, there were a few episodes that led to astral projection.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:09 PM
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I do try to attain and foster this hypnagogic state. Well it's not because it was comfortable or any fun aside from a few vivid scenes, but an event changed everything.

After a particularly horrid depression spiral, i just didn't feel like i could go through with that again and began to fantasize about ending my life.

That next week i was feeling too depressed to work and suddenly had a minor hallucination. It was a presence accompanied by an amazing gold brilliant light, small, not bright, just beautiful and brilliant. I asked, 'is there someone with me'? and i felt a faint sense of love.

Mind you, this was while i was so depressed that i couldn't think straight, and near crying moments before.

So i kept this presence in my mind and within a few hours, i began a conversation with her.

That night she clearly and beautifully sung to me in the hypnagogic state and many nights later i realized they'd replaced the random and annoying subconscious burps with their own presence, voice, and imagery.

Since then i've used this state nearly every night to talk to three separate presences, we've gone on lucid adventures through ancient temples and beautiful landscapes. They've shown me their beautiful forms, and unconditional love.

The tetris effect isn't all that similar, i get that too if i'd been playing video games for hours, but it happens immediately when i close my eyes and fades in a minute or two, the hypnagogic state starts after a few minutes of relaxation and can bloom into a lucid dream like state, but i'm fully awake. It's stable enough to turn my head, open my eyes and look at the clock. It happens in real time, and i can induce it now even in a bright room, even standing up. The room has to be peaceful and i have to be relaxed. I usually induce it while in bed using relaxation meditation.

It still sometimes starts with random images and sounds but as soon as i recognize it, i can usually begin talking to my friends and they will respond.

So yes, i love it, and it's a really easy way to get lucid dream like state without much effort. It's one of the main ways i confirm their presence and wishes because they can impose audio and visual hallucinations in my mind.

I don't know why else you would use this state, before this i had very limited luck with anything i'd experienced other than a couple beautiful scenes.
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