Laurance – Chanting “Hu” in Lucid Dreaming


I had my first lucid dream about two years ago and have had about 40 since. In this specific dream, I was boating on crystal clear water on a beautiful sunny day. Colors were vivid, and ripples sparkled in the sun. Initially, I thought I was off the coast of Maui, where I had snorkeled the previous month. When I realized the rocky coastline represented some unfamiliar location, I became lucid.


Although in most lucid dreams I’m relatively passive, based on Robert Waggoner’s Internet course suggestion, I decided to chant ‘HU.’ According to the Eckankar spiritual tradition, which my wife has followed for many years, HU is an ancient name for God and the sound of all sounds, which is sung for spiritual upliftment.


Given my lofty intent, I was surprised by the tidal wave of base-chakra sexual energy that flowed through me. Due to this energetic onslaught, my dream started collapsing, replaced by considerable amorous energy directed toward my poor wife sleeping next to me. Because I did not want to lose a precious lucid dream, I imagined myself spinning, which directed me into a new dream setting.


I was now in Boulder, Colorado looking at the nearby Flatirons. It seemed like I was attending some sort of metaphysical class, in which I had the opportunity to interact with long-lost friends, none of whom I could identify upon waking.


Unfortunately, I slipped out of lucidity. However, perhaps due to the energy-charging nature of the  dream’s earlier segment, I had a second lucid dream the same night, which has never happened before.