A Note from the Editor:

This guest post by Cormac Reynolds of Astral Zen is a particularly helpful introduction for those who have never heard of the concept of Lucid Dreaming and are interested to find out some more about the topic. It is also ideal for those who have come across the subject on some occasions but were never given a good intro to it. In both cases this would be an ideal concise but power-packed kick-starter!
Having said this, I would still highly recommend this article to those readers who are already fairly acquainted with the subject or who are lucid dreamers themselves. Sometimes when we re-read basic stuff we come to realize that in our excitement on following a particular path we have missed a basic but key idea on the matter. I often fall victim of this oversight myself.

Lucid Dreaming is by far one of the most interesting topics to research, discuss and practice in your daily life. It opens up new horizons in your personal development, insights about yourself, mind and consciousness and let’s face it a great deal of fun! How about becoming conscious and controlling your dreams – fully immersed in a 3D hyper-reality? Flying over enchanted landscapes, visiting other worlds and dimensions or travel through the past and future? On a higher level, and more importantly, Lucid dreaming is a powerful aid in pursuing your spiritual path. How would you like having insightful discussions with your subconscious or enlightened masters, visiting childhood memories, healing energy blocks and unleashing hidden abilities and talents?

I can vouch for this extraordinary phenomenon we all have access to – as I am a newcomer in the growing crowd of lucid dreamers myself. I am looking forward to share more with you on the subject in later posts :)

What is lucid dreaming and how does it work?

Lucid dreaming is most definitely an elusive sleep pattern for many, with some people never having experienced a lucid dream in their entire lives. In this brief guide we look at what lucid dreaming is, how it works and how you can try and invoke a lucid dream for yourself.

Lucid dreaming is, at its most basic level, being able to control your dreams. Whilst such an idea sounds bizarre to those that have not experienced it, it most certainly exists; in fact, it’s even possible to work on techniques that evoke lucid dreaming. [click to continue…]

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Are Legends Born or Made?

by Gilbert Ross

Are legends born, or made? To find out Heineken®, as part of its latest global campaign ‘Voyage’, is undertaking it’s most daring experiment yet. It is testing what men are truly made of when taken out of their daily lives and dropped into the great unknown. Imagine the situation. You are a highly social character, out-going and confident. You get chosen to go on a legendary adventure – something you have never done before – a new experience that will test your resourcefulness. But then you find yourself in the freezing wilderness of Alaska – alone on a glacier, with nothing but a giant life-ring, a tuxedo and a plane ticket to get you home – and the airport is hundreds of miles away.

This is ‘Voyage’, a new campaign from premium beer brand Heineken® that takes different men from across the world and drops them in remote global locations with nothing but the most basic of supplies and directions. The result is ‘Dropped’ – a series of episodic adventures following our intrepid explorers on their legendary travel experience.

‘Voyage’ is the fifth instalment of the Heineken ‘Legends’ platform, The integrated campaign, which will live on a variety of platforms across broadcast, digital and mobile, will allow consumers to have a truly immersive experience via the Heineken® Dropped YouTube channel. Here, viewers will be able to follow each ‘Dropped’ voyage, access documentary-style content and also contribute their own video entries to the ‘casting couch’ – with the ultimate chance of partaking in their own legendary travel adventure.

Every ‘Dropped’ travel adventure will be tailored towards the character of its main protagonist – forcing them to discover their own limits and conquer their fears. Across four continents they’ll face a multitude of challenges – tough terrain, curious locals and unusual modes of transport. As the Dropped episodes unfold, so the social experiment will come to life, with viewers of each voyage able to follow how each traveller fares through a series of diary entries and journey updates.

Their final destination? Home. Will they make it? The answer lies within each adventurer – the outcome of each Dropped encounter is completely unscripted, with the participants desire to overcome the challenges the only measurement for success. For all we know legends aren’t made, they’re Dropped.

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Top 5 Takeaways from Global Leaders

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Quelling Your Mistaken Notions of Insignificance

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Looking at the Challenges that Come with Senior Living

Tweet This is a guest post by Rebecca Matthews There is no doubt about the fact that the senior citizen segment of the world’s population is the fastest growing group. In developed countries, this demographic trend has been happening for decades since better quality of life extends life expectancy. This trend is also manifestly happening [...]

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Needs, Wants, and Minimalist Living

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It’s a Problem-free Philosophy

Tweet   Yes I know, the title is a literal contradiction that slaps you right in the face. Philosophy is much about tackling questions to big problems than anything else. However if you have kids, or still nourishing the kid inside of you, then you might see beyond the apparent contradiction and reminisce the Walt [...]

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5 Anxiety-Busting Herbs You should Know About

Tweet Although it is often perceived to be a normal and basic emotional state, anxiety is a problem not to take too lightly. We are brought up to take that feeling of anxiety as a common & recurrent thing in our daily lives – from school exams to job interviews, worries about our children and [...]

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Getting to the Best Version of Yourself

Tweet   This is a Guest Post by Debra Johnson Finding the best version of yourself is one of the fastest ways to achieve your highest level of personal satisfaction, however it can sometimes be difficult to find the space for it to grow roots and flourish. We spend so much time drawing mental comparisons [...]

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