As you went along, did you have lucid dreams that surprised you? Or led to unexpected events? Tell us about your experiences.
In 2017, during an intensive period of writing my first book and thinking about multidimensionality and consciousness, I was surprised to have a lucid dream where I become lucid in a science lab.
An “inventor” is there and tells me to follow him outside, where he shows me a huge suspended glass sphere the size of a room with steps ascending inside it. We climb the stairs together and enter the sphere via a door cut out of the glass. A low row of leather seating, maybe eight or so seats, lines the edges of the sphere.
I ask the inventor what this represents and he says, “consciousness.” He tells me the fact that the sphere spins and has a center of gravity is important to the development of consciousness. I got the sense that the seats around the edge of the sphere are a balance system, though the inventor is very insistent that it is the center of gravity balance point that creates consciousness.
From your book, I see that you have an interest in using the unconscious to seek out precognitive information. Have you ever used lucid dreaming to seek out precognitive information?
I often use lucid dreaming to seek out precognitive information, particularly regarding the books I’m working on and ways to get and stay lucid in dreams.
The night after my first meeting with my publisher, HarperCollins, I had an interesting lucid dream where I asked to be shown something I needed to know, when opening a door. Instead of the door opening, my perspective suddenly shifted to the very top of the door frame where the colourful letters ‘H C T’ were positioned, as if they were the key to my stepping through the door and moving forward in life. I realized the next day, ‘HCT’ is short for HarperCollins Thorsons, the latter being the imprint under which my book is published.
When you seek out precognitive information in lucid dreams, it may come in symbolic form or literally. Have you noticed this in your lucid dreams?
In the same lucid dream, I asked again to be shown something I need to see and was shown a diagram of a heart with arrows going in and out of it. I tried to read the small text next to each arrow but the dream collapsed. After that I learnt not to stare too long at dream text and to keep looking away and back to keep the dream stable.
However, another time I made this same mistake was after I published my first book and was looking for information on my next possible project. I asked the dream to show me, when I opened a door, my next published book, and behind the door was a billboard with ‘The Red Book’ HarperCollins and a lot of other jumbled letters printed on it. In trying to read the jumbled letters, the dream collapsed.
It took me a few days to work out that ‘The Red Book’ was my lucid dream and OBE diary, although a friend of mine also pointed out that she thought Carl Jung’s The Red Book was also informed by the author’s lucid dreams and OBEs. Because I am often given text to read in LDs, one of my reality checking techniques is to read physical waking life signs by looking for only a couple of seconds, then looking away and looking back again to continue reading the rest. So now I remember not to stare at signs for too long while I am lucid to keep the experience going longer.