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The Benefits of Lucid Dreaming
Wall Street Journal, by Shirley S. Wang

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/12/2014 12:18:06 PM

Anthony Bloxham was standing in the garden of his house when he wondered if he was dreaming. To figure it out, he looked at his hands. Experts in a phenomenon known as lucid dreaming, where sleeping people are aware that they´re in a dream, say dreamers should look for reality checks, or details that look different in dreams than in real life. Indeed, Mr. Bloxham´s hand was glowing yellow, so he realized he was asleep. Some lucid dreamers are able to control elements of their dreams once they realize they´re dreaming. They do what´s impossible or unlikely in real life,

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After a five and a half year nightmare, many of us realize that we aren´t dreaming, and would welcome some lucidity while we sleep, to say nothing of what we yearn for in our waking hours. Anyway, Ms. Wang has given us some food for thought and encouragement for dreaming.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: trapper, 8/12/2014 1:00:39 PM     (No. 9963110)

Republican House. Republican Senate. Republican President. See it? Now wake up and make it happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishbone, 8/12/2014 1:04:33 PM     (No. 9963124)

They should be very careful with their research using Gamma waves. I submit that they should call in the worlds foremost expert on Gamma waves and radiation, Dr Bruce Banner. ;-)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/12/2014 1:22:46 PM     (No. 9963154)

The worst dream I ever had was a horror flick, I was in it; it was in color; there was music. When I awakened, my heart was pounding. Thankful to be awake and my reality was not what I had been dreaming, I fell back asleep, only to have the nightmare resume when it had paused.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba, 8/12/2014 1:33:53 PM     (No. 9963174)

I became aware of Jungian dream theory one day. I studied it. And, although most people cannot understand what I am talking about, have used dreams to move from a high school diploma to a PhD.
Knowing dreams is beneficial.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/12/2014 2:01:15 PM     (No. 9963239)

Yes #4, the Jungian method was helpful to me also. I like the way you can actually call up dreams before sleep.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mutant geezer, 8/12/2014 3:13:01 PM     (No. 9963341)

I´ve been controlling my dreams since I was a teenager (a LONG time ago). Easy to do. All it takes is a bit of self-awareness and a little practice.

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