The Japanese call it pok-kuri. Filipinos call it bangungot or batibat. For the Hmong people of Vietnam and Laos, it is the tsob tsuang. Taiwanese men, some of whom wear lipstick to bed in order to deceive nocturnal ghosts, claim it is the phi am or a malevolent spirit who, much like Freddy Krueger, steals away the souls of young men in their sleep. All these names refer to the same thing: Nightmare Death Syndrome.
Awake in Dreamtime, how to Lucid Dream
By Dr Kimberli Ridgeway
There are times that I think that the dreamtime experience is more real and tangible than the time I spend awake. From an early age I had dreams that warned of things to come. Being young, and not having anyone in my circle to discuss these things with, I was lost. As I grew older, these experiences changes, morphed into different types of “real” dreams. As I had more experiences, I began to understand the difference between dreams that just processed my days events and those that were what I call “Dreamtime.”
In my 20’s I decided to that just experiencing the dreams was not enough, and I wanted to become more active in my dreams. So, one of the things I did was to keep a journal, not only of dreams, but things in the awake time that could be associated with dreamtime. This is something I suggest that anyone who is looking to expand on their dreaming experience do as often as possible. Something you write today may not make sense when you wri
"The Planck institute scientists proved that scans of ’lucid dreamers’ dreams looked the same as scans of their brain when they do the same thing while conscious.
The research, published in Current Biology, could be used with recently demonstrated ’reconstruction’ technology to create moving images of people’s dreams."
Dystopia, here we go!
The Mind Science Foundation announced today that it has awarded seven research teams worldwide a 2004 Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness. Only 20 research teams were considered for this honor. Research in human consciousness can produce findings that will impact how we educate children, create art, stay healthy or relate to others.
Lucid dreaming occurs when the dreamer knows that she is dreaming. It’s among the most controversial areas of dream research, partly because of misperceptions over how much individuals can influence dreams -- or more importantly, whether they should.
Nightmares are with us almost from birth, and last throughout our lives. Many very young children have them repeatedly, and then, as their brains learn to process the images that bombard them throughout the day, the nightmares fade in intensity and frequency.