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.
Rebecca Turner is a lucid dreamer
, writer, and Editor of World of Lucid Dreaming, a popular website on dream control which attracts 100,000+ international readers every month.
com - is run by a seasoned lucid dreamer
, with ten years' experience of waking up in dreams.
The lucid dreamers
usually rate higher than non-lucid dreamers
in subdomains of the Lucidity and Consciousness in Dreams Scale (LuCiD) such as insight, control, thought, dissociation, and positive emotion (5).
Some persons -- so-called lucid dreamers
-- can do this.
are people who are aware of their dreams and can control them to an extent.
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.