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Lucid Dreamers Help Scientists Locate the Seat of Meta-Consciousness in the Brain

By LDE Science Correspondent Bill Murphy © 2012   ScienceDaily (July 27, 2012) — Studies of lucid dreamers show which centers of the brain become active when we become aware of ourselves in dreams. Which areas of the brain help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness,…

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Can Technology Facilitate a Consensus Virtual in Lucid Dreams

By Bill Murphy Science Correspondent © 2013 There are researchers exploring the question that two way communications from within dreams are possible. In my interview with Daniel Oldis, one of the pioneers in this niche of lucid dream research, he shared that he has been working for many years to establish a communication protocol to…

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Can Dreams Be Mirrored Digitally?

By Bill Murphy/Science Correspondent © 2013 UC Berkeley neuroscientists addressed that question in a paper published September 22, 2011 in the online journal Current Biology. The team consisting of Shinji Nishimoto, An T.Vu, Thomas Naselaris, Yuval Benjamini, Bin Yu and Jack L. Gallant at the university developed a system to capture activity in the visual…

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Can a Community of Lucid Dreamers Generate a Measurable Frequency?

By Bill Murphy, Science Correspondent © 2013 Whether you‘ve entered a state of lucidity or are having a free form dream without achieving self-awareness, you‘re still sensing the world outside of your body. And that means you are responding to the stimuli in a limited manner. After you fall asleep you may pull up the blanket…

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Shifting Focus: How to Move From a Lucid Dream to an OBE

Intentionally and unintentionally throughout the day, you shift the focus of your awareness. Moving from waking to sleeping and back again provides powerful evidence for a significant shift in awareness. Similarly, transitioning from waking to deep meditating offers an intentional shift in focus and awareness. Even during a boring conversation, you may notice your awareness…

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Voluntary Astral Projection: A New Study Reveals Some Answers

By Bill Murphy, LDE Science Correspondent © 2014 In a paper published February 10, 2014 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, brain function of a healthy volunteer experiencing the sensation of being out of her body was analyzed. The 24 year old graduate student reported she had developed the ability for astral projection as…

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The Key to Understanding How We Dream May Have Come from the Mind of a Dreaming Scientist

By Bill Murphy © 2014 Before making an important decision, many people use the phrase ‘I‘ll sleep on it first.’ Imagine the implications of trying to understand how not just the brain, but how the entire human body communicates on an intercellular level. With so much at stake, this challenge wasn‘t fully tackled until the…

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Can we induce lucid dreams? A pharmacological point of view

Can we induce lucid dreams? A pharmacological point of view

Firas Hasan Bazzari Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt   Summary. The phenomenon of lucid dreaming, in which an individual has the ability to be conscious and in control of his dreams, has attracted the public attention, especially in the era of internet and social media platforms. With its huge popularity, lucid dreaming triggered passionate…

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A Practical Progression from Lucid Dream to Out-of-Body States

An excerpt by Robert Waggoner from Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections In the early 1980s, most commentators and researchers appeared to accept a clear-cut distinction between OBEs and lucid dreams. A July 1983 survey conducted by Susan Blackmore (1983) at the University of Bristol found that of 593 randomly selected individuals, 47% reported…

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Out-of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams: A Phenomenological Approach

An excerpt by Ed Kellogg from Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections [Author‘s note: This excerpt includes the introductory and concluding sections only, about 15% of the chapter. To check out the chapter in its entirety, which includes reports of the author‘s OBEs, you can download the chapter at https://independent.academia.edu/EdKellogg. Excerpt from ‘Chapter 3:…

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Learning to Trust and Surrender to the Lucid Dream

By Alexandra Enns © 2016  Having gotten stuck in a continuous phase of emotional upheavals concerning my plans and relationships, I was longing for a clarification of my current circumstances. The following brief excerpt from a lucid dream at that time serves as the beginning of a gradual cleansing of my life situation: “Stormy Winds” Leaving the courtyard of…

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Franklin Merrell-Wolff and Lucid Dreaming

By  E. W. Kellogg III, Ph.D © 2016 The American mystic and esoteric philosopher Franklin Merrell-Wolff contributed some of the clearest and most insightful accounts of ‘Transcendent Consciousness’ I‘ve yet to come across. Majoring in mathematics, he earned a degree from Stanford in 1911, studied philosophy at Harvard, but then returned to Stanford to teach.…

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In Honor of Paul Tholey: Achieving Self-knowledge through the Interaction with Lucid Dream Figures

By Alexandra Enns © 2016 My practical approach towards dream figures is grounded in the work of the distinctive researcher and lucid dreaming pioneer, Paul Tholey. In my opinion, his recommended and easily memorized suggestions for a meaningful communication with dream characters enable the dreamer to gain a straightforward and a profound understanding of the…

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Lucid Superheroes – How Dream Lucidity Can Help Kids

By Dr. Clare Johnson © 2016 Sleep Monsters & Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay is edited by Clare R. Johnson and Jean M. Campbell and published by Praeger of ABC-CLIO. The following excerpt from Chapter 14 is reproduced with the publisher‘s permission: ―Dream Magicians: Empower Children through Lucid Dreaming,‖ © Clare R. Johnson, 2016.…

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Can Virtual Reality Technology Become the New Training Ground for Lucid Dreamers?

By Bill Murphy © 2017 Science Correspondent Lucid Dreaming Experience Magazine As an enthusiastic explorer of techniques that may increase my ability to become lucid while dreaming, I have tried different approaches with various degrees of success. While I am creative, with degrees in both art and television production, I always look for scientific explanations…

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Interacting in Lucid Dreams with Your Unconscious Mind – A Troubleshooting Guide

In my books and my talks, I encourage lucid dreamers to engage the ‘awareness behind the dream’ (or subconscious mind/inner self), which often responds to questions or requests that the lucid dreamer may ask. For example, I suggest that a person begin by asking simple questions, such as, ‘Hey dream, show me something important for…

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Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming: A Comprehensive Guide to Promote Creativity, Overcome Sleep Disturbances and Enhance Health and Wellness

Exclusive Excerpt from a Major New Release in Lucid Dreaming Books By Clare R. Johnson, PhD © 2017 Biking up a two-mile-high mountain one beautiful summer’s day, I had nearly reached the peak when I noticed the path was growing dangerously narrow. To my right was a sheer drop. Seriously scared, I suddenly realised that…

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Theories of dreaming and lucid dreaming: An integrative review towards sleep, dreaming and consciousness

Nicolas Zink & Reinhard Pietrowsky Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Department of Clinical Psychology, Düsseldorf, Germany Summary. The present review gives an overview on common theories of dreaming with a specific emphasis on how they are able to explain lucid dreaming. The theories are grouped either to such that describe structural or biological processes of dreams or to such…

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Gustavo Asks About Waking Suddenly After Questioning Deceased Dream Figures in His Lucid Dreaming

Photo by pixel2013 via Pixabay Dear Robert, I often dream about family that passed away, which I guess many people do. Some people say that it’s our own minds projecting those people. Some might even say that we’re interacting with their spirit. I don’t know. I have an open mind. But a thing I wanted…

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The PID “Plunge Into the Dream” Technique: A Potentially New Technique to Induce Lucid Dreams

By Eric Federici © 2018 I have always been fascinated by WILD (Wake Induced Lucid Dream) techniques to induce lucid dreams. At the beginning of my practice of lucid dreaming, this way of inducing lucid dreams seemed almost inaccessible. Most of my successes were either the result of the DILD (Dream-Initiated Lucid Dream) or WBTB…

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