"The Ritual of Calling Lucid Dreams",
By Ryan Hurd -
Despite the marketed-down assumption that lucid dreaming is all about controlling the dream, the primary appeal and lure of lucid dreaming is usually to interact with the deep mind. Otherwise, we would just close our eyes and have a fantasy daydream. Done! But thats not what we really want.
Rather it is the role of the lucid dream to elicit something dynamic, unknown, or potentially ecstatic that motivates most dreamers: to dance with the dream, to look into the bright eyes of mystery, and to walk with big steps in a mythic world.
Granted, lucid dreaming is culturally mediated, and there are certainly some cultural examples of total dream control consider the tactics used in Dream Yoga to manipulate the size or objects in order to gain experience in the understanding that all perception is illusion.
However, in Dream Yoga, dream control is also undertaken with the understanding that the self is as illusionary as the dream itself something that I dont see seriously considered by most modern dreamers...