I have discussed dreaming before here, and had some trouble really describing what it means to me when I say 'dream magick'. I wanted to share this info because it was a great description of how I practice with my dreams. I would love to hear from others who like to mix a little witchcraft into their dreams.
I do experience all the different levels of lucidity mentioned, intelectually lucid is what I experience most. I also enjoy practicing while another sleeps... performing a spell when you know someone is sleeping to aid in their dreams.
I like to use this method specifically with someone close to me who I have had dream connections with over the years. I haven't tried with someone I am not as close with, and not sure if I would. It is a type of love magick I guess, as I have used it, and I wouldn't do it to just anyone.
I enjoy practicing 'dream incubation' as it is called here. Preparing for dream can include anything from spellwork to meditation or prayer... depending on the need. Crafting dream pillows or a dream spell before sleep, many ways to prepare and set intention. Receiving the dream, well it is true they dont always come right away. Some take a month and I will 'feed' the spell or pillow or bag until I get what I need or want. A 'recharge' if you will, when the dreaming takes a bit to come to me. If its a big one, I will start on a new moon and usually I have success by the full moon. I like to make up spells, pillows or bags, or rituals to help prepare and set the dreams, dreams are something I enjoy putting a little magick into.
Dream work spells may be employed
- to communicate with others while they sleep
- to cultivate the power of dreaming true
-to cultivate the power to remember one's dreams
- to bring in spirit contact with the dead
- to enhance one's waking ability to perform scrying, card reading, and other forms of divination
-to enter into mystical awareness of higher planes or higher forms of consciousness.