I tried the very same technique zot-fot-pig
described in the first paragraph
. It took some two weeks to achieve a mastery
in this skill. I used to write down small notes about my recent dream whenever I woke up. After a month, however, I had to stop it because I was very tired in the morning due to the interruption
s of sleep.
But what was remarkably cool skill was to be able to control your dreams i.e. to know that you're seeing a dream at the moment. This happened in the end of month when I practised the skills. In the dream I was chased by the snake and then I somehow realized this was only a dream. I turned around to face the snake but I was too excited about the idea what I could do in the conscious dream that I woke up.
At the moment I'm trying to recapture my dreams again. Instead of repeating "remember your dreams" before falling asleep I keep saying "recognize your dreams" and "make them conscious, control them".
I became interested in this thing when I read a book that told about a tribe who every morning gathered to discuss about their dreams. First, I didn't believe in the technique but I tought there's no harm trying it and now once experienced the pleasure of dream control I really have to appreciate them a lot.