For many lucid dreamers
, the process can become deeply spiritual.
Instead of creating complex fantasias of flying over the Alps or slaying dragons, six experienced lucid dreamers
were asked to squeeze their left hands and then their right hands repeatedly in a dream.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, the Charite hospital in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig availed of the ability of lucid dreamers
to dream consciously for their research.
Today there are millions of lucid dreamers
in the world and millions more who seek to "wake up" in their dreams.
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, the site features lucid dreaming techniques, practical and philosophical articles, expert interviews, sleep studies, paranormal investigations and first-hand accounts of dream phenomena.
are aware of dreaming while dreaming.
the report states also communicated with the other characters in their dreams and intended to change the scene or perspective or carry out violent actions such as fighting, killing or robbery.
Researchers have found that lucid dreamers
have greater psychological resilience and attentional focus, as well as higher levels of activity in an area of the brain that indicates self-awareness.
But there are people, known as lucid dreamers
, who can become aware of dreaming during sleep.
Judith Malamud, in "Learning to Become Fully Lucid," writes that fully lucid dreamers
are aware of creating their dream, and that such awareness may also foster awareness of one's creative role in life generally.
l PEOPLE who can control the way their dreams develop are known as lucid dreamers
Stephen LaBerge and Jayne Gackenbach's chapter on lucid dreaming highlights an astonishing success in linking the seemingly impenetrable "subjective" world with the objective world of science--the discovery that lucid dreamers
can control the sleeping body's eye movements and send "signals" from the dreaming state to outside observers by wiggling the eyes in predetermined ways.