One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side, as he described a recent dream. Majors had end-stage bladder cancer and was in renal failure. As he spoke with a doctor from Hospice Buffalo, he was alert but faltering.
Researchers at the University of Swansea surveyed 84 people interested in lucid dreaming to find that the most frequent dreamers tend to hit the snooze button regularly.
Dream Leaf claims to be “the world’s most advanced lucid dreaming supplement.”
Are Nightmares Good For Your Health?
We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that's 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we're awake. This explains why we can't recognise that we're in a dream and often mistake these bizarre narratives for reality.
Learning to control dreams can change awareness of reality
Have you ever realized that you were dreaming while having a dream? These are called lucid dreams, and they allow you to take control and maneuver through the dream world.
From an early age I frequently had vivid dreams of three brownish rock-like creatures coming from deep underground after me. During the night I would see them coming up a spiral staircase cut into the rocky earth. I would become increasingly afraid in the dream as they approached. This is a large staircase with emptiness in the middle, dropping into a deep darkness below.
I would like to share with you my personal encounters with the paranormal, things which have haunted me since childhood, and things which still haunt me today.
A British ship left Liverpool, England in 1828 toward Nova Scotia across the icy North Atlantic. After weeks at sea, one day the first mate, Robert Bruce, found a strange man writing on a blackboard in the captain’s cabin.
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!
According to Dr J. Allan Hobson, the major function of the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep associated with dreams is physiological rather than psychological.
ESCONDIDO ---- David Goodman studies the brain like a scientist from another century.
A recent issue of Newsweek described dream research as "the closest we’ve come to recording the soul" and noted that "people who don’t remember their dreams can learn to recall them.
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.
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Scientists, whose endless quest for objective facts is often trumped by the subjective nature of dreams, have yet to develop a common theory on what purpose dreams serve or what they mean.