Advanced Lucid Dream Technique — Spiderman Sticky Webs

•January 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Here’s a video of me describing a lucid dream technique for shooting sticky webs from my hands, just like Spiderman!


Advanced Lucid Dream Technique- Engage Oracle

•January 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Check out this video in which I discuss a lucid dream technique I use to find things while in the dreamworld.

Maintaining Lucidity

•October 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

You have experienced lucidity. You have awoken to the dream while in the dream. It is exciting and fresh and it feels as though a whole new world has opened itself up to you. The neophyte lucid dreamer, however, quickly realizes that getting lucid is only the beginning of the lucid dream journey. There are plenty of potential perils and pitfalls ahead. This guide is designed to identify common issues that might arise and provide some techniques for how to troubleshoot them.

Act like you’ve been here-

The emotional peak of excitement that you may experience when first discovering that you are in a dream can often wake you up, thus leaving you with only a moment of lucid dream time. You can avoid this unfortunate occurrence by staying centered and remaining calm. Know that you are supposed to be lucid in your dreams, this is all quite normal.

Don’t let the dream slip away-

Sometimes we find ourselves in a fading dream. Perhaps the visuals are getting blurry, or you find yourself stuck, or you are becoming overly aware of your physical body. There are a few techniques to combat the fade and re-animate your dream:

1. “Clarity Now”. When the dream becomes blurry, just voice this command with power and intention. You may need to say it a few times. It works!

2.  Rub your hands together. This reactivates the dream body within the dream. This is an especially useful trick for maintaining lucidity through an entire dream.

3.  Spin around 360 degrees. This re-contextualizes the dreamer within a fully animated dream world. Great for bringing back a dream that has begun to fade, or for getting unstuck.

Losing Lucidity-

There is always the potential for us to become re-enchanted by the dream… to forget that we are in the dream and thus get caught up and re-entangled in the plot with all its emotional turbulence and silly dream logic. Continual reality checks and hand rubbing will help with this. Also, consider yourself an anthropologist of the dream world and practice Participant Observation. This is an ethnographic technique in which you maintain a continuous awareness of yourself as both active participant and passive observer. For that matter, any practice that helps foster multidimensional awareness will prove to be extraordinarily helpful for lucid dreamers.

Experiment and try new things-

This is the fun stuff! With the realization that you are infinite possibility, try playing with the lucid dream world. Know that the laws and rules that govern this realm are only as solid as your beliefs about them. If you find yourself having a hard time flying it means that there is some form of doubt hiding inside. Resist the urge to become frustrated by this and just try doing something else. This is where the practice of “front loading” your mind with the things you want to do when you become lucid is very powerful.

Safety Valve-

If the dreamworld becomes too much and you want to wake yourself up there are a number of techniques for doing so. My father taught me, “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. You will often roll yourself awake. Other activities with the intention of moving your physical body may work too, like kicking, or swinging your arms. You may also close your eyes in your dream and intend that your awareness returns to your physical body. Do a reality test upon awakening!

The Wolf and I

•August 25, 2010 • 1 Comment

From a young age, my biggest fear, and my most recurring source of nightmares,

was the wolf.I believe it began with the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs and

was solidified by The Creature of Darkness, A.K.A Gmork in The Never Ending Story.

Wolves terrified me. I often awoke from night terrors in which wolves were chasing

me, always trying to eat me.

It was not until the age of 28 that I finally was able to transform my relationship with Wolf, and appropriately, I did so in my dreams. I was at a point in my dreamwork where I was holding the intention to rid myself of all Fear. In one particularly memorable dream I found myself in a moonlit, snow covered field. There was a cave on one side of the field and a forest on the other. I went into the cave, knowing that there was something for me to find inside. On the floor of the cave I found a sword. When I exited the cave I became aware that there was a white wolf walking along the edge of the forest. I stalked it, attacked it, and slay the wolf cleanly. I thanked it for its life and energy, and dragged it back to the cave. I believe the white wolf was a sacred ancestor, presenting itself to me in a ritualized fashion, allowing me to kill it so as to begin the healing process and my reclamation of sacred wolf energy.

After this dream I had a similar healing dream in which I confronted a Werewolf. Instead of running from it, I embraced it in a tight hug and danced around the room with him. It was magnificent!

The final portion of my reclamation process was embodying wolf energy in my waking life. On the full moon,

during Burning Man 2009, I dressed up like a wolf and spent the entire night embracing and embodying wolf

energy. I prowled around the playa, stalking bunnies and other fuzzy prey, I howled at the moon, I crept in the

shadows, I sought out and frightened the weak. It was fantastic… the best night of burning man I had. Months later,

I was the wolf again for Halloween and played the role in a play… really showing the world that I am one with Wolf.

Since these experiences the Wolf has shown up many times in my dreams, but never in a frightening fashion. Wolf is now a strong ally. I had a dream a few months back in which I called for my spirit guides to come help me. A full pack of wolves came running at me from the woods. Where as once upon a time I might have turn and fled from the pack, this time I stood my ground. They ran to me, jumped on me and licked my face affectionately. It feels wonderful to know that this once terrifying animal is now kin, and is available for me to call on when I need a guide or an ally.  

Dream Coaching

•August 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Jonah’s Dream Coaching

is offering free introductory consultations!!

Learn to:

*Increase dream recall

*Resolve nightmares

*Interpret the messages from your higher self

*Lucid dream

*Heal your mind, body, and soul

*Tap into your most powerful creative potential

*Bring dream messages and insights into your waking life to live more lucidly

If you are already an avid dreamer, learn to:

*Increase your intensity and frequency of lucidity

*Ask your dreams specific questions and receive profound answers

*Dream the future

*See other geographic wheres and temporal whens (Remote Viewing)

*Induce out of body experiences (OBEs) and astral projection

*Visit and explore other dimensions of nonphysical reality

*Enter other people’s dreams

Contact me today for your free consultation! (805-286-6694 or I will talk with you about where you are at as a dreamer, what type of dreamwork you are interested in pursuing, and what kinds of things you would like to call into your life. Based on this consultation I will develop a proposed dream curriculum tailored specifically for you. After your consultation, I operate on a sliding scale. My pay rate is flexible and negotiable.

About Jonah:

Jonah has been lucid dreaming his entire life. From a young age his parents taught him about the power of dreams, and since he began keeping a dream journal in 1999, his dreaming has unfolded into a powerful personal practice. After receiving his BA and Masters degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Jonah turned toward Dream Work as a calling and a passion, his true mission and purpose in life. He is currently co-facilitating dream workshops in Southern California with Revelation Dreamwork, blogging about dreams here on Lifeways and Dreamscapes, and coaching individuals who are interested in deepening their relationship with their dreams.

Contact Jonah!

Phone: 805-286-6694


Dream Interpretation- A Quick Guide

•August 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

An important inquiry to start with is… Why should we interpret our dreams? There are a number of good answers to this question. Here are a few:

1. Fun, it’s like solving a riddle or a puzzle

2. Discover deep psychological truths from our subconscious

3. Hear the messages from our higher selves, or from the gods and goddesses if you believe in such things

4. Diagnose and heal (psychologically and physically)

5. Gather precognitive insights about future events

Next, it is important to understand where the contents of our dreams come from. Our dreams take input from various different sources and throw them all together into a collage of experience. Here are some of the main sources dreams draw upon:

1. Day Residue- These are the images and symbols that appear before our consciousness during the day or the week leading up to a dream.

2. Emotional Past- Emotions from our past (this life and past lives) are stored deep within our psyche. Even if we don’t know where they come from, they may be back there, behind the curtains, pulling strings.

3. Emotional Present- These are the feelings that you are currently going through and processing.

4. Future Events- The brain has an amazing ability to sort and order sensory input, calculate trajectories of events and processes, and arrive at potential outcomes that may occur in the future. These events become the subject of prophetic dreams!

5. Novelty (New creations)- These are new creations… things made up or discovered for the very first time in dreams. Many famous thinkers and artists credit their dreams as being the source of some of their most profound breakthroughs and artistic masterpieces.

6. Random- Some things in your dreams may just seem so completely random, so outside the realm of your experiences, that one plausible explanation for their appearance in dreams is that we sometimes pick up on the contents of other peoples’ dreams.

So now that you know why you are interpreting your dreams, and you know the various sources where dream content comes from, it is time to delve into the actual interpretation. There are some important things to remember when doing so:

1. Keep a Dream Journal. Write in it as often as possible. This is the single most important thing you can do for your dreams.

2. YOU are the only one who arrive at the accurate interpretation of your dream. You will know when you’ve arrived at the “right” interpretation when it truly resonates with you and goes Thunk! or Ah Haaa! in your stomach.

3. Figure out your own dream language, forget about dream dictionaries. Use dictionaries or the internet only when you cannot figure out your own personal associations with the images or symbols that appear in your dreams.

4. Always ask, “What was the emotional feeling of the dream?”

5. Consider the possibility of a literal interpretation

6. Consider dream characters as being fragments or reflections of aspects of yourself. Always ask, “What was their function in the dream?”

With these basic tools, you should be able to begin to piece together your dream puzzles. Remember always look deeper within yourself to find meaning. It may be that some dreams have many different meanings, all accurate depending on from where you look at them. Finally… embrace, and enjoy the magic and mystery!

6 Steps to Enhance Lucid Dream Skills

•August 10, 2010 • 2 Comments

  1. Increase dream recall. Do this by starting a dream journal and writing in it daily, immediately upon waking. Talk with your friends about your dreams. Honor them by acting them out or following their directions. Give your dreams your awareness and you will be more likely to gain awareness within them.
  2. Identify the time when you seem to experience the most dream activity. When is your most memorable period of REM sleep? For most it is just before waking in the morning, or during afternoon naps. Using your intentions, target this time as the time when you will have a lucid dream.
  3. Set your alarm to wake you up early, before your last REM cycle of the night. Depending on your particular sleep schedule, this will usually be between 5-7 am. Get up at this time. Walk around, read some dream literature, wake up. Then once your conscious awareness seems like it has let go of the grogginess of the night, go back to bed.
  4. Set your intention before slipping back into the dream world. Use clear, direct language like, “I will have a lucid dream”. Or “I will become aware in my dream”.
  5. Develop a reality test that works for you. There are many reality tests. Carlos Castaneda suggests looking at your hands. The lucidity institute recommends the text re-reading method (read text in your dreams, look away, return to the text to read again and it will be different if you are dreaming). The movie Waking Life suggests that light switches in your dreams don’t work and the numbers on digital clocks will swim. I like to try to put my hand through solid objects. Whatever reality test, or bundle of reality tests, you choose to employ, get into a habit of acting them out in your waking world too. The more you question, “Am I dreaming right now?” while awake, the more likely you will pose the question while in a dream.
  6. Once you become lucid there are three things to remind yourself of:
    1. There is absolutely nothing to fear. No harm can come to you. You are therefore free to do whatever you like, including confronting scary images or jumping from high heights.
    2. Modulate your emotions. Don’t get too excited or you will wake yourself up. Stay calm. Act like you’ve been here before.
    3. Know that the possibilities of things to do and places to go is infinite. Your lucid dream activity is only confined by your imagination. Have fun!!!