TL;DR: I had an extremely vivid dream that I’ve had at least once before, and I want to know how to replicate the dream once again, but for it to be lucid this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Alright, so last night (technically this morning), I had an extremely vivid dream that I believe has significance beyond being a manifestation of my subconscious. The dream felt so real that I was disoriented by waking up and thought for a moment that I had fallen asleep.
As you all know by now, my main interest is achieving physical shapeshifting, with life extension and visualization of spirits as related goals. This dream has relevance to that, and I have the distinct feeling that I’ve had this dream once before, exactly the same, but I can’t remember when. Before I continue, let me describe the dream; I wrote down as much as I could when I woke up before it faded.
In the dream, I walked into an occult shop that faced a small suburban road. The shop was obviously in the downtown of a small town somewhere, but I don’t know which town. Anyways, I walked in, and I was with someone. I looked briefly at the stocks in the shelves along the left side of the store until a middle-aged thin woman, who I knew was also a witch, approached me. I seemed to know her, but I don’t know how. At any rate, I told her what I wanted (to cause lycanthropy), and she went into a back room that was dark and separated from the main store by a black curtain. She returned and handed me a heavy wooden box latched closed.
Upon opening the box, I saw inside that there was a crystal ball, perhaps 3 inches (7 ½ cm) in diameter, inlaid into the thick dark wood. There were carved symbols that I can’t remember. It had a slight, unnatural glow to it. I paid the woman for the item and left through the back door where I met an older man that told me to open the box and gaze into the ball while focusing on my desire to shift. And then I shifted, which was quite the experience, having occurred in such vivid detail.
I am aiming to have this dream for a third time, but this time, I want to know that I am dreaming, i.e. I want to be lucid. My hope is that I can find out more about the woman and determine if this is just my subconscious or if there is some message from a spirit hidden here - my gut instinct is that the latter is the case.
So, do any of you know how to induce lucid dreaming? Are there spirits I can evoke for this? Are there effective methods I can do myself? Any help is appreciated!