Hi y’all I thought I would just plug some of the techniques and ideas from Andrew’s book and nightclub that seem to be working pretty well for me.In the the last 2 weeks, I have had 4-5 lucid dreams. I’ve also had dream recall nearly every night am starting to navigate the hypnogogic space more skillfully (despite my competing desire for ignorance lol). I have also used Galantamine with great success, only 4mg.
Techniques that have helped me build the momentum thus far:
setting a repeating alarm for every 10 minutes to do reality checks
Reality check by trying to push hand through other hand, looking around, asking myself if I am dreaming, looking for writing and seeing if it changes, trying to jump and see if I float or fly, plugging nose to see if I can breathe through it
Looking for Weird stuff in my immediate environment (This has been the funnest thing)
setting a different specific prospective memory cue every day to do an RC
Meditation, lovingkindness, jhana, vipassana noting, and fire kasina. This was my practice beforehand and it is a very supportive base layer for LD and DY stuff in terms of concentration and clear seeing. My meditation practice is very dynamic and modifiable so folding in LD induction techniques works well. The whole point of DY for me is being able to extend my daily practice into the night
Drawing and visualization exercises, trying to stabilize an image in mind’s eye
Steeping myself in LD literature and media.
Interacting with community, meeting up with and talking with people about this stuff.
Writing about it.
And looking forward to exploring VR stuff when I get the chance, though I have been still able to explore the ideas behind the mechanics of VR and how it relates to LD and DY. Anyways, hope this helps and inspires someone. I know what’ I’m doing is not necessarily sustainable but i tend to try a lot of things, see what sticks, drop some stuff, revisit what I dropped later from a different perspective. It’s a fun way to move forward. Good luck y’all.