name is Marc VanDeKeere,
my friends usually call me 'Bird' hence
the name of this site:
Bird's LUCiD DREamING
can see me pictured above on the right (not
the one on the left :) I am a little
older now, but
I am not counting. I am happily married
to my bestfriend and soulmate, Gina VanDeKeere,
who is not only the woman of my dreams but
also the loving mother of
our two wonderful daughters.
have been interested in this fascinating
thing we call "consciousness"
for as long as I can remember. While reading
around on the subject, I stumbled upon an
even more interesting aspect of our awareness,
our ability to lucid dream. I began reading
everything I could find about the subject,
from Carlos Castaneda, LaBerge, Garfield,
Gackenbach, Monroe, Tart, John Lilly,
Robert Bruce, William Buhlman and others
writing about dreams, out of body experiences,
shamanism, hypnosis, neuro-technology and
other consciousness, mind, brain and awareness-related
absorbing and exploring on my own, I have
also added to the body of knowledge on the
subject by authoring, The
Ultimate Lucid Dreaming Manual: Basics and
Beyond. This comprehensive how-to
guide contains a lot of practical insight
and tips that I wish I had known about when
I started learning how to lucid dream. You
can check out the
6 Steps which is an except to start
your training and there is enough reading
on this site to have you lucid dreaming
within a month.
Reading is important because it saturates
the mind with thoughts of lucid dreaming
and other awareness-expanding concepts.
It can dramatically speed up the lucid dreaming
progress if you become immersed in the subject
mentally by reading and physically by practicing.
I highly recommend reading as much as possible
on the subject. It can only help!
out the Recommended
Reading Page for a large list of suggested
books on the subject. You can check out
my quick reviews and start reading the "must
reads" first. You can also explore
Online Resources Page for an abundant
supply of lucid dreaming, out of body experience
and astral projection literature including
free online books, articles and programs.
Along the way, I have tried just about every
method and technique for inducing lucid
dreams. Keeping those that help and
keeping a watchful eye for anything useful.
I strongly suggest using the Wake-Back
to Bed Method because it is the
most effective strategty for maximizing
your lucid dreaming progress.
I stumbled upon brainwave
entrainment. It is a scientific
principle that can be utilized to synchronize
or tune your brainwaves to specific
mindstates that are conducive to lucid dreaming,
out of body travel and other trance-like
states. I have found that the assistance
of entrainment eases the process of trance
induction like mental training wheels. I
even induced my first out of body experience
from a waking state while listening
to a sample brainwave entrainment file that
Pretty amazing stuff, to be meditating in
your bed one moment, and then real-ize
that you have consciously crossed the threshold
and are beginning to hover out of your body
and into the room. I have had countless
lucid dreams, many OBEs, but few occur directly
from a waking state. They are usually induced
after losing consciousess and then becoming
fully conscious and experiencing the
transition from physical to non-physical
reality continues to be be one of the
most profound peak experiences in my life.
Surprisingly, every time it is EQUALLY
awe-inspiring. I sincerely hope that
you can use the resources at this site to
experience it for yourself. You may never
look at reality the same way again. . .
Since I have had great results from using brainwave
entrainment files, I have been using them off
and on for years. Making and testing them has
become one of my pastimes. Luckily, my better
half, Gina, has become used to the headphone cords
emerging at night from the closet. Most of my
friends also get a kick out of my mad scientist-like
behavior, but to be honest, I think the Internet
is the best way to interact with other dreamers
and out of body enthusiasts.
offense to any friends who may be reading
this right now, but it is quite rare to
find other people in the waking world who
take much interest in their dreams. It is
even more rare to find someone interested
in actively harnessing the power of their
dreams. This is probably why you are
here searching this website for information
instead of asking a friend or calling your
Mom, brother or even a teacher.
we have the Internet. It is an vehicle for
sharing our interests and learning from
others who have the same spark of curiousity.
The more dreamers, the merrier, which
leads to my interest in gathering dreamers
and conducting dream research so we can
better learn from each other's experiences..
some time now, I have been developing
dream-related projects. The first project
dREaM Initiative. The
concept is to provide a place where dreamers
and other mental explorers can come together,
participate in ongoing experiments, share
their thoughts and experiences and find
some resources and support from other like-minded
people. Hopefully, this kind of interaction
will help shed some light on the subject
and mazimize the progress of everyone involved.
you are interested in getting involved,
we would be glad to have you onboard.
We now have over
1,600 members from
all over the world that are getting
involved: U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia,
Netherlands, Amsterdam, Italy, S.Africa,
Greece, Slovakia, Namibia, Siberia, Indonesia
and many other locales throughout
am always testing, developing and adding
more brainwave entrainment products
for my second project, Brainwave
Mind Voyages . There are currently
30 BMV CDs available on compact disc and
the feedback from users has been even better
than I had anticipated.
here to read
BMV user feedback, if you're interested.
I am extremely happy every time I hear that
others are enjoying them, putting them to
good use and creating positive results.
Due to the overwhelming feedback, I will
definitely be adding more BMV Series in
the future as time allows. In fact, there
are some new releases available right now.
a natural progression, I have created a
full line of subliminal brainwave entrainment
CDs for lucid dreaming, out of body experiences
and all forms of self-improvement (learning,
weight loss, golf, etc...). For more
information on these new subliminal CDs,
check out the BMV Website - Quantum Subliminal
CD Section by clicking this link:
occasionally write a lucid dreaming column for
the online dreaming magazine, Electric
Dreams. You can check out their site to
read back issues of this great digital dream ezine.
There is a wealth of insight in their archives.
As time allows, I will create a page here at the
site to highlight Electric Dreams.
have also compiled all that I have learned
into a comprehensive lucid dreaming manual
that I market online. I am working on getting
it published so if you know of any good
publishers, feel free to let me know or
point them in my direction.
other hobbies and interests:
(drawing. painting, sculpting, computer
(fiction/non-fiction, poetry, children's
& html, graphic arts, Flash MX
cosmology, philosophy, shamanism
Programming (NLP), Reiki, Subliminal Programming
living, loving, laughing
movies, music, artwork
sharing the wealth
sincerely hope that this site can be useful
to you on your path with heart, whatever
that path may be. Just remember one
"If you never give up, you are guaranteed
for visiting and feel
email me if you ever need anything. I
am always happy to help (if and when I can :)
I have been quite busy lately working on several
new projects, but I do
respond to Everyone as time allowzzz...
can start reading the material at this site
and work your way through the large list
of other pre-screened quality dream-related
sites in the Links section. if you
know of any other online resources such
as good articles, books, websites or whatever,
please do let me know about them so I can
check them out and possibly add them to
the site. You may want to take a look at
New Page to see the latest updates.
aka me, myself and I