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A Practical Approach To Dream Magic - Part One

A Practical Approach To Dream Magic - Part One
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Many people try to get the most out of their sleep in terms of health and wellness, but there is still potential for more.

An esoteric practitioner knows that sleep is critical for analyzing, communicating, and growing throughout the self-developmental process.

This series is designed to give readers a basic understanding of dream magic and provide practical tools to help unlock the creative potential of the dreaming state.

Awareness & Consciousness Are Critical to Practical Dream Magic

It is essential to be aware and conscious when developing and harnessing inherent abilities to avoid an ignorant approach. A blind man walking is more likely to step into the ditch than a man who has made an effort to see.

It is important to remember that we all perceive reality differently, and this applies to dream magic as well.

While some people rely more heavily on visual cues to understand the world around them, others may gain insight through other senses, such as smell or sound. Regardless of how one’s perception falls into place, it is critical to remain conscious and aware when engaging in dream magic.

This means paying attention not only to our dreams but also to the subtle changes in energy happening both inside ourselves and in our environment during a magical ritual or journey.

Being mindful while practicing dream magic can help us access greater depths of knowledge and clarity than if we were dreaming without actively engaging with what is going on around us.

States, Vividness, Logic

Dreaming is not a single state of consciousness that everyone experiences in the same way. Instead, the dream world is full of endless possibilities, as I have explained in the Dream-Shift article.

The spectrum of dream consciousness exists in two states - full consciousness and lack thereof. One state is exemplified by the awakening and full integration into normal life, while the other state is characterized by full remembrance and comprehension.

In order to be successful in dream magic, it is critical to be aware and conscious of what is going on around you. This includes being able to distinguish between different states and experiences and being able to focus on the details that matter.

In many cases, our dreams are much more vivid than our actual lives, and when we return to waking life, they often seem stripped of any meaning or importance. Some people never even remember their dreams, which is quite common.

Like most things in life, expectations precede our logic - so I shall outline the simple idea that whatever you are currently doing to remember dreams is impractical and debased. Dream magick requires simplicity and intention, nothing more.

The Focus for the Dream Magick Series

The Dream Magick series is intended to provide the tools for:

  • Recollection of your dream sequence
  • Symbol and Syntax comprehension throughout a dream
  • Allowing dreams to emerge of their own composure
  • To conduct various reality experiments
  • To tap into the hidden creative potential of our minds

Before we explore the topic of dream magic, we must consider that there may be a reason why some people have not been able to do this before. Imagine your dream censor as an entity that decides when you can access the underworld without restrictions.

We must be aware and conscious of everything that happens, as there is a reason for everything.

In order to improve our dream recall and dream magic, we need to be more aware and conscious of our daily habits and activities that prevent us from remembering our dreams and adjust our subconscious programming accordingly.

It is important to add things to your life, but it is just as important to remove things from it. In dream magic, we must be aware of where we are overcompensating so that we can replace it with something new.

Here are some unprecedented human activities which can have a detrimental impact on dream consciousness: the overconsumption of social media, the regular use of drugs or alcohol, and unhealthy sleeping habits.

Social media can lead to an overload of information that makes it difficult for our minds to relax and enter into a dream state.

The use of drugs or alcohol disrupts natural brain chemistry and can make it more difficult to access dreams.

Unhealthy sleeping habits such as late nights, irregular sleep times, not enough restful sleep, or too much caffeine before bedtime all contribute to making dreams harder to access and remember.

All these activities interfere with cultivating the awareness and consciousness necessary for successful dream magic practice.

Soon, you will realize that dream magic is not only about what you do at night or in preparation for it.

It is also about everything you do throughout the day without thinking about it. The effort we put into our daily practice, by implementing a few select habits, will pay off in our magical development.

Creating a connection between the dream world and reality is a real occult practice, allowing us to experience life fully, despite sleeping away part of it.

Motionless Recall Is the Key to It All

Dream noting is a crucial part of dream magic, as it helps to establish discipline in your practice. We can express this through two different phases: during our brief awakenings in the morning (i.e dream-shift) and during REM sleep phase.

During these times, we are able to tap into our mind's ability for recall which allows us to bring certain details from our dreams back with us after waking up.

Dream noting should be done throughout both deep and lucid sequences of sleep; no matter how brief or long the sequence may be.

It's important not to focus on pragmatic recording but rather on extracting the key points that will help you remember what you experienced while dreaming so that you can use them later in your practice if need be.

The key to successful dream recall is to remain motionless when you wake up. Any movement, even as small as turning over in bed, can disrupt the flow of energy and make it difficult to remember your dreams.

To remain motionless is very useful to those who seem to lose recall during the first minutes of life consciousness. These moments allow us to "catch" dreams within our journal right before they drift further into our subconscious.

You don't need to remember every single dream or detail to do dream magic. Relaxing your mind will help you get closer to the state you were in when you were dreaming.

The snippets of our sequence will often come to mind. As we follow and succumb to the lead of these snippets - we will often find ourselves rediscovering the whole series of events or things that we could not have recalled earlier.

The key to successful dream magic is finding a balance between being passively aware and actively concentrating.

In order to effectively practice dream magic, it is key to learn to recall our dreams without projecting our thoughts and movements into the future. This will help us to return to the near past, where we can patiently rest and slowly emerge back into the dream consciousness.

Pragmatic Dream Induction

It can be difficult to find the time and space to allow yourself to drift off into a dream state, especially when our minds are so used to being active during the day. However, by following a simple process of verbal induction, it is possible to achieve this state.

With the use of hypnotic and NLP techniques, we can develop a short verbal routine to help us remember our dreams. As we drift off to sleep, we need to stay aware and repeat the idea in our minds that we will be able to recall and record our dreams tomorrow morning.

In order to induce a dream state, it is suggested that you match the vibration of induction with eye-opening and closing. So, as you feel yourself drifting into non-awareness, slowly open your eyes and repeat a phrase in your mind. Close your eyes and imprint the idea on the display of your fractal sight.

Cycle and repeat until you fall asleep.

We can use visualization to induce dreams - as we fall asleep, we imagine the idea of waking up the next morning and recording our dreams in a journal or verbalizing them before a mirror.

If you want to achieve something, picture it clearly in your mind. Dreamwork requires some practice and takes time. The awareness is bound to match and align with subconscious states of mind - so we must continue until we develop the connectivity between the two forms of being.

After a short initiation period, your dreams will persist, and you can record them at any convenience. As you linger from consciousness into unconsciousness, these abilities will fade - therefore, it is important to remain consistent.

A couple of principles for dream induction:

  • You should do verbal induction on the brink of falling asleep, or before doing various reality tests
  • It is more effective to verbalize your induction while also imagining yourself executing or experiencing the task
  • It is important to feel positive emotions and establish gratitude and success when trying to induce dreams pragmatically
  • Focus on simplifying difficult concepts and making them more manageable, this can be done by breaking down a concept into smaller, more manageable pieces
  • In order to successfully induce a dream, you need to be dedicated and focused, it's also important to relax and let yourself be influenced

Don't try to force your dream magic

When using dream induction to get a response to a question or problem, don't be dismissive of symbols. However, a general induction should always be done for symbolic meaning. Be careful when evaluating the results.

Allow your recall to develop gradually. Your mind needs time to adjust, so don't be disappointed if it doesn't work the first night. Consistency is key.

Experimentation With Reality Fabrication

Experimenting with our understanding of reality can help raise our awareness by challenging the regular modes of thinking we use to interpret our experiences. Reality tests are not acute and are best used over a more extended period as they are habits with effective compound benefits.

The goal of tests like these is to mess with our consciousness for a short period of time. We can do this by questioning our reality and interacting with our environment in new ways.

To fully understand the nature of reality, we need to experiment with different ways of manipulating it. Here are some of the best techniques for doing so:

Sensation

What physical sensations do you feel in your dream? Are you feeling any alarming sensations of weight on your chest, for example?

Can you remember who you are, who your next of kin is, and your friends? Do you know where you are going and where you came from? Have you experienced any loss of time or memory in your dream?

Paying attention to common human traits, expressed through feeling and physical sensation, is a great way to gauge and initiate consciousness. As we move through life, we may become unaware of our senses, yet they can still influence us. This can make it difficult to tell dream sensations apart from reality.

People

The people in your environment may not be there. They may be in full form, or they may be made of unknown parameters like colors, fractals, or figures. They may be able to perceive themselves as they would in a non-dream reality.

In reality, we try to establish if the person is real or if they are just an imaginative reinterpretation of what they have been or could have been. In dreams, we often come across people "we've never seen before," but this may not be the case.

Reading

Observe your surroundings and look for anything that could be perceived as language, like signs or books. Take notice of the text and then look away and try to imagine a different sequence or phrase.

When you look back, see if it has changed. In dreams, we often have more abilities than in reality, so trying to manipulate our surroundings can help us distinguish between the two states of being.

Perspective

Do objects seem to shift in perspective and appear to be in a different volume scope than they actually are? Do sounds that would normally seem far away sound loud and clear?

Is your vision distorted, as if you were under the influence of a substance? Do colors seem unreal and overly saturated or luminous?

In a dream, our reality can often shift between different states. This is often accompanied by strange movements, vivid colors, and unusual sound processing.

Time

Do you find that time seems to move faster or slower than usual? Have you lost track of time? Does it feel like day and night are blending together?

When you look at a clock, is it hard to tell what time it is? Is this feeling of confusion and uncertainty normal?

In dreams, time is not a practical concern. It is often of symbolic nature, providing nothing but numerical value. We forget what time it was and what time was in the first place.

Other Tests

There are many other tests you can do, but for now, it's best to focus on these basic experiments. There will come a time when we review other methods, but for now, you should use what you have.

Summary for Part One

The goal of the first part of this series is to take small steps that will compound over time to create complex results.

1) To acquire a set of tools to help you remember your dreams.

2) To effectively recall your dreams, it is helpful to use a variety of dream induction techniques

3) The basics of dream interpretation, including how to identify and make sense of the various symbols, images, and paradigms often presented in dreams.

It is important to believe that we are actively dreaming, rather than just sleeping, in order to achieve a fluent level of dreaming.

Here are some practical things you can do to make your dreams more magical:

Before Dream

  • Prepare a notebook and "writing" utensil to record upon awakening
  • Prepare the mind for induction by being conscious of what you are trying to complete
  • Conduct the inductions for whatever purpose you are trying to achieve
  • Allow your thoughts and worries to sink into dissipating absence
  • If able, perform reality tests during a dream

After Dream

  • Remain motionless and intentionally directed toward the recall.
  • Seamlessly flow into the most recent dream sequence.
  • Allow the sequence takes you back in small increments
  • Record everything you were able to recall without regard for story or fragmented remembrance

Once ready, you can continue learning about practical dream magic by reading and implementing the practices from Part II of this series.

Dream on.

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