Mark Van De Keere's Biography (Books)
My name is Marc VanDeKeere, but my friends usually call me 'Bird' hence the name of this site: Bird's LUCiD DREamING Website
You 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.
I 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 stuff.
After 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!
I have tried countless methods and techniques for inducing lucid dreams. I was always keeping whatever helped and keeping a watchful eye for anything useful. You may know me as the inventor of the Wake Back to Bed method (WBTB). I developed and coined the phrase Wake-Back to Bed Method in the 1990's. The WBTB method is an amazing technique that can turbo boost your results. It is the best way to have a lucid dream, whether you are a beginner or an advanced lucid dreamer. Over the years, it has helped thousands of people have lucid dreams and it is still one of the most effective strategies for maximizing your lucid dreaming progress.
Eventually, 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 I created.