Interview with an expert lucid dreamer

Magical Realist

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I am not presently able to lucid dream although I've had some moments in my dreams when I suddenly realized I was dreaming. Once in a dream I was standing before a tennis court and decided to change it with my mental powers. Suddenly a gigantic rocket ship emerged from the ground underneath taking me totally by surprise! Apparently I need to learn how to control my dreaming better. Here is an interview with an experienced lucid dreamer that includes many fascinating details about the experience.

"It’s estimated that most people will have a lucid dream — one in which they are aware that they are asleep and might have some measure of control over their actions — at least once in their life. But there are those who claim to “get lucid” much more frequently. Studies have shown that lucid dreaming — reported anecdotally throughout history, but only scientifically documented in 1975 — can be successfully induced with a range of techniques from acoustic stimulation to herbal supplements. (There are even online resources like the Lucid Dreaming Fast Track, an at-home tutorial created by a woman who taught herself to lucid dream during adolescence so she could overcome her anxiety and low self-esteem.) Neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde, who has written about her dreams for Scientific American, says that they have been the most bizarre perceptual experiences of her life.

Recently, Science of Us spoke with 55-year-old Peter Maich of New Zealand about his experiences as an advanced, lifelong lucid dreamer..."

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I am lucid dreamer, not all the time. Problem I have is I become aware than I am asleep and my breathing is restricted which can lead to sleep paralysis which is unpleasant, especially when you are a child and do not understand what is going on.