A lucid dream is as clairvoyant psychics dream in which the dreamer is aware that he is dreaming. The concept was introduced by the Dutch author and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden in an article for the journal Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) entitled A Study of Dreams. With “lucid” he was referring to the bright state in which the dreamer is .
Lucidity usually begins in the middle of an ordinary dream as the dreamer suddenly realizes that his experiences are not real, usually after something happens impossible or unusual (eg flying). Some people become lucid without clear evidence.
The degree of lucidity can vary. A high degree of lucidity, the dreamer in mind that the events taking place in his head, there is no real danger, that he is actually in bed and any moment to wake up. At a low degree of lucidity is the dreamer aware enough to send the events, but not enough to realize that they are not real. Lucid dreamers often describe their dreams as exciting, colorful and fantastic . Some consider it a spiritual experience and claim that their lives and their vision has changed the world.
Lucid dreams the dreamer remain better than other kinds of dreams, even better than nightmares. Stephen LaBerge, a well-known researcher of lucid dreaming, has people purposefully pursue lucid dreaming ‘oneironauten’ called (Dream Voyagers).
Although he himself says that he is the one who first came to the physiological evidence of lucid dreaming, this is in line with reality. The British researcher Keith Hearne made it clear earlier, but hung his findings within a private network. In 1981 LaBerge published a study which showed that people in their dreams could give over oogsignalen said they were lucid. The oogsignalen and brain waves were recorded through electrodes, and since then lucid dreaming scientifically accepted phenomenon.
There are many uncertainties about lucid dreaming, just as there is about the normal dreaming process also remain unanswered many questions. Due to the lack of knowledge on this subject, it is difficult to determine whether lucid dreaming or not counteract the positive effects of dreams. There are no known cases in which it has created lucid dreams for mental disorders. Indeed, it is virtually impossible to have just lucid dreaming, and even if they have lucid dreams on a regular basis, most of the dreams usually remains non-lucid.
How to recognize a lucid dream
Many say they have had in their childhood lucid dreams. These dreams are difficult to recall consciously. To facilitate this, some universities and Stephen Laberge have developed a variety of techniques.
It is first important to remember your dreams, otherwise you do not know whether you have or not have a lucid dream. A good way to improve dream recall, keeping a dream book is a book in which they write down as many dreams or parts thereof. It is important for this book to be next to the bed, because the memory usually disappears soon after waking. It helps after waking moment to close your eyes, silently lie and as many dream memories to pick up.