August 28, 2014
Mastering the art of lucid dreaming requires decades of practice – note the exaggeration, but be aware of the message. Aside from acquiring the necessary abilities and identifying the perfect circumstance, learning to control your dreams takes a lot patience, energy, and discipline.
Sure, lucid dreaming poses significant dangers, but you should be fine for as long as you don’t overdue it. In fact, numerous prominent names practices lucid dreaming to broaden their imagination and enhance their creative thinking. Now go ahead and chillax on your senso memory mattress as we take a look at these people who are artists by day and lucid dreamers by night.
By the end of this post, we hope you’ve found some of these soulwalkers as worthy dream-spirations:
Some of the world’s greatest talents, though experts and highly accredited for what they produce, have been inspired by the products of their ability to control their dreams. Responsible for smash hits like, The Terminator, True Lies and Titanic, James Cameron has cited that the idea of his 2.8-billion goldmine, Avatar, came from one of his lucid dreams.
In an interview Cameronhad with a foreign newsmagazine, he mentioned wanting to create dream imagery, “a lucid dream state while you’re watching the film”. He also said he’d dreamed of flying a lot and that it was the reason he wanted to connect to his audience in a highly developed deeper sense.
In the world of film directors, the great ones are always artistically inspired, and it seems like Christopher Nolan draws inspiration from his subconscious more than any other 21st Century filmmaker.
The Memento and The Dark Knight creator messed with everyone’s head when his knack for lucid dreaming finally lead to his “dream-within-a-dream” film, Inception. Nolan stated that “approaching dream and the dream life as another state of reality” was an idea he had long before he even wrote thefilm’s screenplay.
Is it a coincidence that the lead actor for Inception was also a lucid dreamer? I think not.
Although shared dreaming has yet to become a reality, the notion of implanting ideas in a person’s unconscious mind had been a popular topic way before the film came out. Nolan’s 2010 film proposed so much theories about the possibility of dreams that it caused countless discussions on the Internet, including a deliberation on whether or not the act of “inception” can be pulled off in reality.
“How do I know that my reality is not an illusion?” This is the puzzle that makes The Matrix go round. Lucid dreamers Andy and Lana Wachowski came upwith the concept for their most popular film from different philosophies of Descartes, Mahayana Buddhism and the proverbial “brain in the vat” problem.
The Wachowskis conveyed that the mystery that surrounds The Matrix is “the key to unlocking a dream and becoming consciously lucid”. And that in order to achieve this you must “train in your own lucid dojo before you can achieve full creative action”.
Turns out, The Matrix is the one-stop instruction manual for lucid dreamers!
There are lots of successful lucid dreamers walking our reality. And that just goes to show that the discipline of controlling your dreams rests in your hands.
Will you try it out tonight? Or are you already a lucid dreamer searching for fellow soulwalkers? Let us know in the comment section below!