almost 8 years ago
Oneironautics systems and a task - five-petaled blue flower

Short tasks: Short tasks are a sequence of interactions of any kind, or short routines of memory-related events, but does require an extended ability (and experience) to manifest. The task included here is one of such a type. Completion of all facets of a short task should be acknowledged with a star sticker in your dream journal on the referential row, plus any notes in any free space under each section. I personally use a six-level system of how it went, starting with exact completion through all steps. Partial ones, or out-of-order ones, have a different point-system. Only full completion to discernible satisfaction should be actually rewarded with a star in the journal (in other words, don't talk yourself into a star unless you feel it was a satisfying, viable success, or you will already be in a "bad habit" stage and already defeating the entire purpose of such work). This is fairly complex to describe correctly without imagery, but each person would likely have his own preference as it is. A short task technically involves two things, manifestation of the interactive "prop", and the actual sequences and responses.

Location manifestation: This is a fairly complex stage (in more ways than one - "stage" also being a sort of pun, I suppose), and should start with something very simple, such as a lawn of short, velvety grass, with perhaps one or two trees. I don't particularly care at all for inside environments in dreams (the majority of my dreams take place outside; for example jungles, beaches, forests, yards, parks, etc. - all of which I enjoy very much and they create beautiful natural energies, unlike man-made buildings on their own) - and there is a reason for this which I may get into later on (which has nothing to do with claustrophobia - it is simply unnatural in the higher dimensions to construct a "box" of any kind, including a room, especially with man-made lighting). Half-stages should probably be awarded with at least a dot sticker, but full awareness of a viable location (as projected from a photograph or realistic representation of an environment) should be awarded with a star.

Tulpa manifestation and interaction: This, I have written quite a bit on before, but nowhere near enough for people to ever "get" it, I'm afraid. Still, from my own perspective, I can at least offer examples and experiences from time to time. This is the most complex system for several reasons. I may, however, offer exercises at an overly-simplistic level, which may actually have some viability depending on the person.

Object or Power Object Creation: This is as it sounds, a "prop". In and of itself, it is often beyond a lot of people to hold and stabilize in any way. It works the same way as any system-oriented task. Self-award a star if "mission accomplished", even if it is only the creation of an object that matches the designed expectation. Objects are sometimes created to provide a form of energy or "grounding" depending on where the dreamer is.

I make it a rule to be aware of the three-dimensional depth perception in dreams before it is acceptable, although this is only from over forty years of projection and would probably not even work for most people. Apparently, some people do not seem to be able to be "blissed out" by the 3-D aspect of dreams (possibly from watching too much television, a form of desensitizing - which "kills dreams", hard to say). I will again eventually make a list of how the three dimensions are enhanced and what to expect if you are not at all used to it. The higher dimensions (for example four-dimensional constructs) can not normally even be comprehended so are of no real use to lucid dreaming from a realistic perspective (and probably not advisable anyway, unless you have already "been there, done that" so to speak). However, I do believe most composite environments in dreams (such as a combination of two different houses you've lived in) are a result of not fully perceiving (or comprehending) the fourth dimension in the three-dimensional terms of the dream. Strictly speaking, the present "now" (including most "normal" dreams) is three-dimensional, but your memory of yesterday as you are presently experiencing today is, at the very least, fourth dimensional (but likely at least fifth-dimensional in my experience).

This is not mindless NewAge gibberish, but mathematical fact. Human beings have a hard enough time even perceiving three-dimensions correctly, it seems. Most people will have "trouble" controlling Necker's cube, and if people have difficulty with that, how in the world could they realistically perceive higher dimensions correctly? This is probably why my day-to-day precognition is in composite forms. It still provides real knowledge in the long run, though. Still, the so-called paranormal is very unusual in its composite continuity - simply because it is projected from a higher dimension that can not be grasped by the human brain. If you consider that human beings are inter-dimensional, it is logical that these higher dimensions are even more of what we are here - which is not necessarily a "good" thing.

In my years and years of learning and focusing, I have, time and time again, unarguably learned some basic things that do not seem to add up at all. Genuine photo projection often seems far too realistic to be the mind re-imaging (or imagining) some aspects (in terms of variations and orientation during the projection) - as if it is an actual "bi-location" at one level (with astoundingly enhanced depth perception yet). Still, even that makes no real sense in light of the assumed mechanics. For example (and I can give thousands of different types), I can project into an image where there is a younger green plant in the foreground (so that it is actually externalized to THIS side of the implied portal). If I scroll the image up and down, the leaf in the foreground (of mostly horizontal orientation), for example, actually appears to move up and down very slightly (as if from a slight breeze), so much so that I am able to see a little more detail on the topside of the leaf. There are two explanations for this as I have said before. Either a photograph contains far more "data" than what people think, or the human brain can be so easily fooled as to be beyond ridiculous (for example, in regards to the "rubber pencil" illusion, where a straight pencil via persistence of vision and wiggled in front of the eyes, appears to be bent and U-shaped). Still, this seems to have something to do with the inability to lucid dream for some people. Hmmm. It will remain a mystery for now I guess.

There is yet one more minor phenomenon related to this. Somehow, more often than not, I am able to tell when an image, in fact ANY kind of image, has been mirrored. Even landscapes. This should not even be possible and sounds rather ridiculous, but I have been able to solidify the idea fairly well, with only some exceptions. The implications of this are fairly staggering, but I won't get into that right now, but it suggests that the universe (and all of nature) itself is "right-handed" - sounds pretty weird, yes? There's probably another explanation. However, this may even partially explain how some people perceive in an entirely different manner than others on almost all levels.

If you want lucid dreams and breathtaking beauty (and bliss and peace and much more) in lucid dreams, I do believe one needs to know how to photo project (and these days the orientation - or portal proportion related to correct size - so very important - can be adjusted as needed with a graphics program - besides, who wants to see a hand approaching you twice the size it should be, ha). Photo projection is ONLY useful in any long-term sense when the size orientation is exact at the portal/plane - something I didn't fully grasp until I was probably around twelve. Unless you'd like to dream about giant insects or perhaps miniature towns with inch-high people...

For the life of me, I've never understood the claim of "dreaming about anything" (in books on lucid dreaming) when not sternly and directly focused on meditation of desired imagery in real life (in my case, photo projection and pulsing). I mean, really, it's not rocket science - and it's so obvious as to be absurd. Don't want to dream about Frankenstein? Then don't spend all day watching Frankenstein movies. How hard is that? Even phantom touching is useful (I did a lot of practice when younger, using mirror-based "tricks" and other events). For example, when photo-projecting into an image that has a certain material, do a session of eyes being closed ever so often with a real (perhaps much smaller) object of the same implied material and "blend" it with the projection session. How hard is that? Too hard, apparently.

Short Task (ST01 code):

I'm not saying any average person will "get" any of this, but here are some basic aspects of what could be called a short task.

Firstly, this site the image is stored on will likely enlarge it in a very annoying way and likely blur it (hopefully not to an unusable state - but that's how things go with the "Intermess") - so you may have to use your browser to zoom out from the image a little bit. So you should do what you can to "adjust" it suitably. As it is an isolated floral design, being of exactly the "correct" size orientation is probably not as big a deal as with other "objects" (such as with human hands - where correct size and distance orientation is extremely important).

The material to shift the attention when actually feeling should probably be something like blue silk (or other soft cloth) on wood. When projecting (altering the closing of either left or right eye - with me, I prefer closing the left eye mostly, but it depends), you should (well, only if you are me, I guess, ha) get a sense of greatly enhanced depth almost immediately (especially if very slightly swaying side to side); for example, the five petals closest in the foreground will "feel" and appear much closer than those of the background, almost as if they are extending out beyond the implied portal/plane of reference. On my monitor they appear to be coming out about an inch from the pseudo-portal of the monitor's surface. There seems to be far more people that can't do this than can, but trying is no crime. Drugs not at all required. All it takes is awareness and focus (and actual viable consciousness). That's all. Imagination not even needed (until later) as it should be "automatic".

The task is basically to touch (mentally and actually) the five petals of the flower, each with only one of your fingers (either hand) in order. If the right hand, from your thumb to your pinky, one petal each, clockwise. If your left hand, thumb to pinky, but counterclockwise. When actually in a lucid dream if one results, you can think about what it feels like and imagine receiving energy, perhaps an audible hum of positive implications.

This practiced task (and seriously, how could you lucid dream of a task that you haven't actually practiced in real life), if carried out in the lucid dream state, is worthy of a star in your oneironautics journal. Good luck if anyone is actually listening. I may post other materials on this from time to time.

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