And I am completely awed by the fact that dreaming
creates an entirely real environment that feels physical, that is experienced as real, that has amazing detail where it's almost impossible to prove to yourself that you are (not) awake.
Likewise, Kenneth Cohen notes in Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing that Native Americans viewed dreaming
as an important therapeutic modality used by the healer or patient to retrieve information, guidance, or a solution to ailments, as well as communicating with helping spirits and spiritual forces.
during RE, sleep apparently includes mental processes inherent in cognition and problem-solving, they conclude.
In their, view, the act of dreaming
yields a guileless collage of strange but heartfelt images that carry no hidden meanings.
Under some circumstances, ranging from relaxed wakefulness to REM sleep, this mechanism results in dreaming
Young children seem to have lucid dreams more frequently, and the frequency drops at about age 16, which suggests that lucid dreaming
might be a natural phenomenon occurring in a developing brain but could be lost in adulthood," the researchers said.
is the ability to become conscious and self-aware within the dreamstate.
is "the experience of being aware that one is, in fact, dreaming
," says Kendle Hassinger, a dream expert and psychotherapist at the Emory Clinic in Atlanta.
Wallace: Lucid dreaming
is when we become aware that we are dreaming
while still in a dream.
Our interview with Robert Moss, author of Conscious Dreaming
, Dreamgates, Dreaming
True, Dreamways of the Iroquois, and The Dreamer's Book of the Dead, continues.
the Hound is the third in a planned quartet of novels about the life of Breaca, known as Boudica, or the Bringer of Victory.
He was president of the Association for the Study of Dreams 1997-1998, was a senior editor for Dreaming
(now discontinued), and serves as secretary-treasurer and newsletter editor for the Person, Culture, and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion.