Speculations on healing with the lucid dream
lucid dream, out of body experience, REM sleep, dreamer signal, eye movements, sleep laboratory, self-healing, dream control, healing, imagery techniques
Have you ever had a dream where you knew you were dreaming while you were dreaming? This has come to be known as a lucid dream. Dream experiences of this nature are not new as references to them can be found in the Tibetan Buddhist literature as well as in early writings of western philosophers. More recent historical antecedents to the concept of the lucid dream have come from parapsychology, specifically from research and speculation about the out-of-body experience (OBE). Lucid dream researchers argue, however, that the OBE is a misinterpreted lucid dream - in other words you are having a dream and erroneously conclude you are awake.
Gackenbach, J.I. (1986a). Speculations on healing with the lucid dream. Lucidity Letter, 5(2), 5-8.
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