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July 2nd, 2006

Attachments

Post by site admin posted in Harry Bosma, Lucid Dreams

strange tangle

Awareness of the dream requires a certain room for that awareness, a freedom from being occupied with all kinds of emotional or intellectual issues. Not being attached. I think that the post yesterday about inner peace gives a number of signs that might predict whether a person could have lucid dreams.

The freedom of attachments may also show up in the content of the dream, in many ways: perhaps less aggression and more a generally upbeat mood, more reflective thinking, a higher consistency of the story of the dream, perhaps more fantastic elements, or a use of different (sensory) channels of information, perhaps even the disappearance of visual elements all together, just to name a few things. I'm sure that with a little brainstorming, you could create a long list of items that might occur more frequently with dreams of frequent lucid dreamers.

Photo by Montana Raven

July 1st, 2006

Inner peace and lucidity

Post by site admin posted in Harry Bosma, Lucid Dreams

lotus flower

Many years ago somebody posted "some signs and symptoms of inner peace" to the internet. I never knew who the author was, until Saskia Davis submitted a comment to this post, explaining that she is in fact the author.

I wonder whether people who naturally have lucid dreams frequently, have these signs and symptoms more often than non lucid dreamers. Here are the signs:

  1. A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  2. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  3. A loss of interest in judging other people.
  4. A loss of interest in judging self.
  5. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  6. A loss of interest in conflict.
  7. A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
  8. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  9. Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  10. Frequent attacks of smiling.
  11. An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  12. An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Victor Spoormaker

Hi, I am Victor Spoormaker and I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. My research focuses on lucid dreaming as a treatment for recurrent nightmares and the relationship of nightmares with other sleep and psychological disturbances. Moreover, I study in which way dreams can be creative (e.g incubated, lucid, and daydreams).

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Clare Johnson

Clare Johnson is a doctoral researcher with the University of Leeds, England, investigating the role of lucid dreaming in the process of novel writing. She explains a bit more about her research, and hopes some of you will be able to help her.

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November 27th, 2004

Lucid Dream and Sport

Goetheanum

Since 2001 Daniel Erlacher is working on his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His research focuses on the control and learning of motor skills. In particular, he is interested in the effect of motor learning during practice in lucid dreams. The main question is: if lucid dreamers practice a sport skill in their lucid dreams (e.g. skateboarding, riding a unicycle, etc.) will this skill improve in the waking state? In recent studies Erlacher could obtain first hints for this hypothesis.

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October 7th, 2004

Asleep or not asleep?

Post by site admin posted in Harry Bosma, Lucid Dreams

sleepy dragon

This may go over the head of many casual dreamers, but this is a question that has been on my mind lately: How do you know whether you're asleep if you retain or recover awareness during sleep?

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October 1st, 2004

More awareness

Christoph Gassmann

Christoph Gassmann, the author of “Remembering and Interpreting Dreams”, introduces himself briefly in his blog and describes the importance that dreams have had in his life. He warns against the popular use of dream symbol books that hardly help the dreamer very much and calls for more awareness and self-reliance in dealing with dreams.

He writes: “When one understands the dream as a world, new ways of looking at them become relevant. How is this world made? How does it function? What (natural) laws function there? Who creates this dream world? Do the inhabitants of the dream world have their own consciousness? What role does the dream-ego play?“

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