Books and Abstracts

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Active Lucid Precognitive Dreaming

Active Lucid Precognitive Dreaming

ALPD is a concept that not many people have had a chance to think about… let alone experience. What is Active Lucid Precognitive Dreaming? You may know what lucid dreaming is, if you have watched Christopher Nolan’s Inception then a lucid dream is a dream where you know you are dreaming.

I have been blogging some information from my personal experiences as a lucid dreamer that Inception touches on; yet has relevance to real-world dream phenomenology. Here are a few articles to read that have been covered by Inception before taking on this larger concept that the movie did not cover.

Inception Related Ideas in Real-World terms.
“Lucid Dreaming Techniques”
“Shard Dreaming – Real-life Inception”
“Dreaming a ‘Century of Time’ on One Night of Sleep”

What Inception did not cover.
“Robert Waggoner Interviews Ian Wilson”
“Anatomy of a Precognitive Dream”

These articles will inspire your imagination; you will have some experience with some of the topics discussed. Maybe you have none. Where you rate in the above blog-posts in terms of personal experience, is totally up to your own personal growth with dreaming. I cannot predict where you are on this journey; suffice to say I support your journey with love and understanding for the ride.

You may already know what precognitive dreams mean; this is a dream you dream that one day later comes true. It has been linked to Déjà Vu and has been called Déjà Rêvé when you link the Déjà experience to something you have dreamed.

If you have not had a lucid dream, or a precognitive dream then it is logically assumed that you have never had any experience with ALPD. ALPD is when both the lucid dream awareness emerges with the precognitive paradox of dreaming. The active component in ALPD is when you actively engage the lucid dream. Through actively engaging the precognitive dream from a lucid state, you then affect causality.

What this means is; by actively participating in the lucid precognitive dream; when this dream actualizes that active participation also occurs in waking life reality. When you consciously change a precognitive dream, those changes actualize and happen in waking life. Robert Waggoner talks about this in his book entitled, “Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

If you have had lucid dreams, and you have had precognitive dreams, you are a prime candidate for this experience. You may have already had this experience. If so, I want to hear about it. You can e-mail me on my public e-mail address using the subject tag to override spam filters: [ALPD] and e-mail to

Please be as detailed as you can in regards to your level of conscious lucid awareness; what steps took you to the precognitive dream, what actions you took in the dream; and how all of this actualized in your waking life. If you have no experience with this at all; please consider where your experiences may present such an opportunity.

In dream phenomenology, we are talking about two states that emerge to give you an insight into a greater potential, a greater relationship with what is dreamed and what is actualized as physical reality.

There is no question that this topic is extremely rare, and not fully scientifically embraced or understood. As of 2010, you are on the forefront of this science and knowledge. It is not something that is extensively covered in dream literature in our history; that said. It is something that you have the potential to explore and experience for yourself based on your own attention focusing and intent in regards to dreams.

We take precognitive dreams; which you may or may not have; and progress into these dreams with full waking lucid awareness; as you would expect from a lucid dream.. another experience you may or may not have. The convergence of these two experiences sets the requirements and frameworks to actively participate with the precognitive dream data and influence some type of change.

The mechanics of precognition is not widely understood; we are still embarking on a journey both metaphysically and scientifically to understand this paradox in anomalous cognition and how precognition happens. You can be skeptical of this potential; or you can explore this potential and live the experience first hand. That is what this article is all about.

Personal exploration and pioneering into a realm of dreamed experiences that currently probably was not on your radar until you read this article. Having lucid dreams, and having precognitive dreams is the per-requisite for active lucid precognitive dreaming. I do not anticipate that non-dreamers and non-precognitive dreamers can bridge this obvious link between consciousness and precognition easily.

This is why we have people who master the piano, or soccer, or any other skill. It is a certain person with certain qualities that can endeavor to progress into a unique niche and develop skill and understanding within that niche. I consider ALPD to be a very unique and exclusive niche of experience that only few may follow. You will determine if you are this candidate and are capable of the introspection and exploration to validate such a wild concept as ALPD.

ALPD requires your participation and desire to explore the possibilities that lie between waking and sleeping realities. You are the one that needs to bridge lucid dreaming with precognitive dreaming. No one else is capable of taking you there. It is your own edification of this truth through first hand personal experience that will determine your success or failure. Do you have what it takes?

What it takes is a genuine curiosity and exploration of your naturally occurring dream states. Connecting the dots in what is a systematic progression of self-realized experiences. The potential and tool-kit already exists in you, it’s how you direct your attention and intent that ultimately will result in achieving this unique synergy of precognitive dreams and lucid awareness.

This post is simply to raise awareness to this potential and provide some information regarding the experience to encourage your own personal exploration of the possibilities that lie within. In having first-hand personal experience with ALPD, all I can do is present the opportunity to those who will listen and act on that information. There is little I can do to convince you otherwise that it is real or not.

This is something that is to be experienced and not believed. Do you have what it takes to change a lucid precognitive dream; and experience those changes happen here in waking reality? Why not find out?

Feel free to contact me and discuss this potential further via my e-mail, make sure to tag the subject with: [ALPD] to prevent ending in the endless junk folder of internet spam.

Warm regards and happy pioneering,

Ian Wilson
AkA… YouAreDreaming

Extending time in a dream take 3.

This is a non-lucid dream that seems to suggest at least 3 days but the memory collapse on waking plus inability to recall all the details compresses that time to about 7h 35m worth of recovered memory. If you haven’t already, you might want to read my article entitled, “Dreaming a ‘Century of Time’ During one Night of Sleep.

Non-Lucid Dream – July 28, 2010

Time To Bed: 5:00am
Time When Awoken: 7:00am
Time required to fall asleep: ~30 minutes.

The Techniques

This is the WBTB method using MILD to prepare myself to have a lucid dream. My intent is to cultivate extra time; possibly share a dream and be fully awake and aware during the process.

I set aside the following concepts: Ego, Fear, Expectations, Sexual Desires and lesser desires, belief in time, belief in physical body, belief in physical law leaving all of these concepts with physical systems so that while in the dream state only the raw experience can go as unfiltered as possible.

The Dream.
This dream had seemed to last over a couple of days. There is a lot of early detail that I just can’t recall because of this long sense of time in this dream. There definitely was fast-fowarding in parts of the dream. Times when I slept in the dream. Had dreams within the dream. Even with what I remember, the time is quite lengthy and I am estimating at least 6 hours worth of memory; but the sense of time seemed to suggest a lot more but memory collapse and recall make it hard to really gauge. I woke up feeling like I slept a very long time, when in fact it was only a couple of hours.

I was not lucid at any point in this dream; so totally unaware I was dreaming however the sense of realism was quite detailed and rich.

What I am gathering is that I am living in a house for some time waking up and going to sleep. It’s hard to remember how many days or when it started short of the last couple of days the memory seems fragmented and recoverable.

The start of the memory that I can recover, there is a place with lots of people walking about. It’s like a convention of some time; it’s packed full of people and I am talking with a lady.

She introduces me to a person who was from Africa who was attacked with machete, people cruelly called him Stumpy because he has lost his legs from the knees down and his arms from the elbow down.

He tells me he is a fan of my work related to dreaming and tells me that dreaming helps him get his legs and arms back. He loves the dream world and is thankful that I have shared this with him. I look at him and feel sorry that he had to endure such life-changing violence and wish there was more I could do to help.

At some point someone yells out something about shared dreams. I try to move through the crowd to go talk to him but he disappears.

There is a big blank area here where I can’t seem to recall more detail; it’s fuzzy at this point.

When memory picks up, I have been living at a house for some time and have a roomate. The roomate has a girlfriend who has red-brown hair, shoulder length. She has an attractive face, a nice body. We are talking about dreams and I share with her some of my interests. She really enjoys talking about them.

We are making dinner and eating dinner.

There is some faded memory here, not sure what happens but I do know my roommate is getting ready and we then drive him to the airport. (seems to fast-forward here) After he departs, I drive his girlfriend home, she wants me to pick her up the next day to talk more about dreaming. I agree.

I drive home (seems to fast-forward here) get ready for bed and sleep.

I have a dream within a dream; the whole process of falling asleep is similar to how I fall asleep in real life. When I wake up, I don’t attempt to recall the dream; and only have a sense of dreaming. Time here is really hard to gauge; very suggestive of another fast-forward when I wake up as I don’t remember waking up.

The fast forwarding can also be memory lapse; because there are pockets of information that I just can’t remember. I notice in typing some details; a few more pop in that were certainly forgotten. How deep or damaged the memory loss is, is hard to gauge.

I am visiting with my Mom. We are at her house. We are talking about my work, my marriage and the kids. She is asking how everyone is doing, the usual expected conversation. When we are done talking I drive and pick up my roommate’s girlfriend.

The dream fast-forwards on the drive, this seems to be common, we just skip to the next location.

At the house, I introduce the girlfriend to my wife and tell her that we are going to spend the day together talking about dreams and she wants to learn more about techniques. My wife doesn’t seem happy about this at all. She has to go to work and she clearly suspects that I am going to cheat on her.

She leaves to work. The lady and I just visit and talk causally. She is asking me questions about her boyfriend and wondering how long he will be gone for. I tell her he can be gone for months at a time with his work. He is seldom around. It seems that their relationship is very new.

There is some faded-memory here; but I pick up where I am making some lunch. She was walking around checking out the house and we sit down and eat. I enjoy her company, she seems like a really nice person.

I know there are several points where I feel attracted to her but remind myself that I have a wife. In stead I just enjoy her attractive qualities and view her beauty as a living artform; like watching a master-sculpture’s statute come to life. I just appreciate the artistic quality that she naturally represents.

In certain points in the dream I want to hold her hand and stop myself. After we finish visiting she asks me to drive her home. This time the drive takes time, I am talking with her and at one point I unknowingly have put my hand on her shoulder and rub her back while we drive.

When I look at her I realize that I was doing that and pull my hand away and apologize. I tell her that I wasn’t paying attention and I thought she was my wife for a second. She tells me she didn’t mind and liked the way I was touching her, she said it was very comforting.

I told her that I did find her attractive but I am married and love my wife. I explain it’s easy to be attracted to people, and much harder to stay focused on the person you love if you let that those attractions get in the way.

She understands and says she is only really interested in friendship and I tell her that’s what I enjoy as well. It’s just our natural instincts at work here and it was a natural habit of mine to touch my wife on the shoulder or hold her hand when we drive.

The street has changed since we last drove on it. My mind rationalizes that the city has added more intersecting roads. The exit is now completely unrealistic as one has to do a complete u-turn against the flow of traffic to take the on-ramp off the highway.

Which I do but the traffic is heavy; the car seems to have problems and is out of control. Cars dodge and weave. I finally get the car to move forward after a few minutes of slowly creeping forward. We make it on the ramp, and this is the point I wake up.

I am a bit disorientated and feel like I have been asleep for a long time. I immediately start to try to recall what dreams can explain for this long sense of time I was feeling. By the time I type my keywords I have lost a large portion of the dream. I know this is a good example of time stretching in a dream. I’m confident there could be days worth here but with memory collapse and fast-forwarding it might only be about 6 hours worth. Hard to really estimate the sense of time on this one. It certainly felt like a long time definitely longer then 6 hours.

Total estimated time:
Pre-Convention: Unknown, memory loss.
At Convention: 1h
After Convention: Unknown, memory loss.
At home with roomate: 2h
Drive to airport: 1h
Drive GF home: 20m
At home before bed: 30m
Dream within dream: Unknown, memory loss.
Visit with mom: 2h
Picking up roomates GF: 20m
Visit with wife: 30m
Visit with roomate’s gf: 2h
Drive home: 30m
Sense of time: Suggests days of dreaming.
Total Estimated Time: 7h 40m
Time Sleeping: 1h 30m
Time Gained: 6h 35m

Seems my time gained fits with my waking impression of time where I suggest about 6 hours. I can’t include time that I cannot account for loss memory of fast-forward, although I would like to boast at least two days possibly three here… I have to stay within reasonable estimates to better understand how this potentially can cultivate experience and consciousness through dreaming.

I just recalled another segment in the dream; at one point I was at work and picking up a check for $1600.00. I was hanging with my employers and we went for beers. There was quite a lot of conversation and time at the restaurant and beer drinking so could be another hour. Not sure but this seems before the convention on the timeline.

This is not to uncommon where over the day in dreams such as these certain memories just pop back into view.

Adjusting the time +1h

Time Gained: 7h 35m