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    It's only a side comment, almost off topic, but the most amazing artistic vision on the Dream that comes after death and the "three chances" (according to Tibetan Buddhism) is the movie ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noe). The movie is mostly about what happens when someone does NOT understand that he is "dreaming" (even if it's a "special dream", the one that comes after death) and misses his chances. It's mostly based on the Bardo Todol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoas23 View Post
    It's only a side comment, almost off topic, but the most amazing artistic vision on the Dream that comes after death and the "three chances" (according to Tibetan Buddhism)
    Hi, Zoas... very interesting what you say. Where I can read more about this?

    Greetings


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    Quote Originally Posted by zoas23 View Post
    It's only a side comment, almost off topic, but the most amazing artistic vision on the Dream that comes after death and the "three chances" (according to Tibetan Buddhism) is the movie ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noe).
    Also a side note, but Noe's close friend Jan Kounen told me that he initiated Noe with ayahuasca as part of the pre-production process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre View Post
    Hi, Zoas... very interesting what you say. Where I can read more about this?

    Greetings


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    The afterlife "dream": the Bardo Todol.

    The techniques: the six dharmas of Naropa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    I've found such aids (gurus, mantras, etc.) to be quite unnecessary (but maybe that's just me...) Especially when\if it comes to (IMO) unnecessarily over-complicated practices and gurus with inflated egos.
    yeah, I agree with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    You can still have a lot of fun with your current persona. Yet, placing too much importance on it wouldn't be too liberating either. But still, on the other extreme of the spectrum, denial of the current Self, as flimsy and transient as it may be, doesn't work. Castaneda's "controlled folly" is (for example) a much better and relatively ballast-less way of dealing with the world(s) of the Tonal.
    I don't think in terms of 'current' and 'coming' life (if you meant this by 'current persona' - if you meant something else, the following words don't actually fit to what you maybe wanted to say ). Nobody really knows what comes after death and my view on afterlife changes now and then depending on my experiences and my favoured taste of it. For me liberation has nothing to do with things coming after death or with doing some transition to something better or more important than this life. For me liberation means to be able to follow my own will within the given limits of life.

    Focussing too much on yourself though can inflate your own issues in an unhealthy way. I think it is important to have a strong self to be able (among other things) to know what you want and to have the strength to do it, but of course it is not the only important thing in life.

    Edit: What do you mean by liberation?

    Castaneda is on my book list for quite a while. Well, he will sit there for some more time, I guess. Now I want to go for Alchemy.
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    Very interesting thread. Thanks Andros. Has anyone been able to lucid dream on a consistent or semi-consistent basis. I would love to pick your brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anterior Taproot View Post
    Thanks Andros.
    It's "Andro", not "Andros"... But "Andros" also has a nice ring to it

    Just teach yourself to lucid dream and find out...

    There are some very good reading materials and websites and forums out there...

    Check out Robert Waggoner, he's one of the best out there IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anterior Taproot View Post
    Very interesting thread. Thanks Andros. Has anyone been able to lucid dream on a consistent or semi-consistent basis. I would love to pick your brain.
    Andro tends to be very selective.in what he does and does not share but yes, he is a full-blown professional dreamwalker. And there are other people here who have success with this type of thing aswell.

    The most success I've had is going from a completely wakeful state all-the-way into the dream world without losing consciousness. It took a huge amount of tenacity and willpower, probably the most I've ever invoked. I just layed in bed, repeating indefinitely the mantra 'I will maintain awareness for about 2 hours straight until my.body fell asleep. Was quite the experience. Should probably try it again some time.
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    Andro, my apologies.

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