The Lucid Dream Exchange has a section devoted to WILD's or Wake Initiated
Lucid Dreams. At the head of the section is a list of definitions of some terms
that our contributors sometimes use:
*WILD: Wake Initiated Lucid Dream - Entering the dream state (lucid) from the
waking state without falling asleep first.
*DILD: Dream Initiated Lucid Dream - Becoming lucid during a dream.
*MILD: Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming - A method of dream recall/memory to
improve the chances of becoming lucid in your next dream.
**TILD: Trance Induced Lucid Dream - Entering the dream state (lucid) from a
*These terms were coined by Dr. Stephen LaBerge. For further information, see
his book "Lucid Dreaming."
**Suggested by F. Ghibellini
One of our readers has come up with yet another creative definition to add to
By Joe Lamando
On the subject of classifying Lucid Dreams: I write poetry by a process of
automatic writing. Words pop into my head and I write them down. However,
sometimes I'm in a lucid dreamlike state where I'm fully experiencing it
visually as well.
It might be an interesting experiment for people who have WILDS to try
writing while lucid dreaming. This is a half conscious/half dreaming experience.
I wonder what we would call that! Would this be a WILD? Maybe it's a PILD!
(Poetry Induced Lucid Dream) (;-)
Here is an example of this type of automatic writing/lucid Dreaming.
I had been sitting in my living room by a window one winter day and I became
aware of hail hitting the window. For some reason I wondered, if I went
out-of-body and went outside would I experience the hailstorm? I slipped into
lucidity and became aware of my Muse by my side. I started writing by inviting
him to sit down and write (sing). And he/I wrote. I love the way he described
the scene but I'm still not sure of the meaning of the title and last line.
Ill Wind Be Ill Wind
Sit thee down
Put thee pen 'pon paper
Here gathered 'round
As hail 'pon window pane
Does its rapitty tappin'.
Winds in background chorus croonin'
Beckons the belated dawnin'.
Now and then
The west wind
Finds its whistlin' spots,
Here and there,
And the new - fall snow
Lies pebbled wi' hailstones sprinklin's,
And sparkling's await the moonlights beamin's
Foilin' in the squalls.
And do thee wonder now
If spirit, soul, or astral form
Would wander in these squalls
Relishin' like some fool demented?
What think ye now supposin'
Spirit storms be composing'
Wi' hail and sno'
And be kindred be they
To the host?
Nay, ill wind be ill wind!
(c) Joe Lamando
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