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We’ll go through 8 proven tactics you can start using tonight.
But first, let’s cover some basics about lucid dreaming.
Is lucid dreaming scientifically proven?
Yes. There are many examples of scientific research that prove the existence of lucid dreaming.
In fact, lucid dreams provide credible explanations for night-time phenomena which until recently had no scientific explanation - such as alien abductions, astral projection and out of body experiences.
The first scientific proof of lucid dreaming docsbay.net/theories-of-dreamin … sciousness emerged in 1975 from the British parapsychologist Dr Keith Hearne.
He recorded a set of pre-determined eye movements from his lucid volunteer, Alan Worsley, via an electro-oculogram (EOG).
For the first time there was communication between someone that was asleep (and dreaming) and the outside world!
More recently, this 2009 study by the Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt revealed significantly increased brain activity during lucid dreams. An EEG reading showed a significant increase in brainwave frequencies at the 40 Hz (or Gamma) range while lucid.
Indeed, the researchers concluded that this justifies the classification of lucid dreams as a new and separate state of consciousness.
Intriguingly, the research also showed heightened activity in the frontal and frontolateral areas of the dreaming brain.
Which also happens to be the seat of linguistic thought and other higher mental functions linked to self awareness!
In 2014, this remarkable study out of Frankfurt University revealed that lucid dreams can be induced with “zaps” of harmless electrical stimulation of the brain.
When non-lucid dreamers were given 30-second jolts of electrical current to the frontal cortex while asleep, they reported spontaneously vivid dreams in which they fully recognized they were dreaming.
So fear not – there is an abundance of science on the topic of lucid dreams and every year more studies are being published.
What can I do in a lucid dream?
A fully lucid dream can be perfectly tangible, rich and visually detailed.
When probed, it can generate seemingly impossible levels of self awareness - such as 360-degree vision, multiple simultaneous dreams, and even visual representations of the fifth dimension.
Because all of this takes place in your mind, the dream world is infinite.
No laws. No boundaries. No limitations. Anything you can conceive of comes true.
You can literally take control of your dream and warp The Matrix like Neo. Fly and soar over cities like Iron Man. Slow down time like the dream levels of Inception. Have sex with celebrities. Fight like a ninja. Re-live childhood memories. Base jump. Survive death.
But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground.
Dream theories suggest it’s a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche (by talking to different dream characters) and even your co-conscious inner self (by talking to the very fabric of the dream).
Several respected journals have published studies on how lucid dreams have helped veterans suffering from PTSD, athletes seeking to gain an edge over their competition and even children suffering from unusual phobias.
Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world (an entire universe, actually) of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.