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dreaming

The subjective experience of partial consciousness during sleep. Dreaming occurs during periods of apparently light sleep, when the eyes move rapidly beneath the lids. This is called REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
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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.
Intense dreaming 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.
Lucid dreaming is the ability to become conscious and self-aware within the dreamstate.
Lucid dreaming 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.
Dreaming 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.