The First Gate
I`ve been lucid dreaming for a long time but I`m new to Don Juans dreaming techniques.
I`ve had a go at looking at my hands in a dream quite a few times and have no problem with that or remembering what I`m supposed to be doing. When I start to look around “glancing” at different objects the imagery in the dream becomes clearer and a lot more intense but the images start to change (generally into vivid trees and vegetation) I find I am struggling to keep up with the changing and also the intensity makes me anxious and I feel like something is coming up behind me. The result is in a short space of time I become sidetracked and go into another state of dreaming where I`m not as aware (n hence unable to do any dreaming practices).
Does that make any sense to anyone?
Do I just lack energy?
Is there anywhere I can read about the techniques to use in the first gate in more detail?