Monday, 14 December 2009

B. Alan Wallace on Lucid Dreaming

`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted
at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved.
`Who cares for you?' said Alice,
`You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

When you know you're dreaming but don't wake up
Here's a fascinating reprint from Tricycle of an article by B. Alan Wallace on lucid dreaming.

A lucid dream is when we realise that we are dreaming and begin to take control of the progress of the dream. Some people use lucid dreaming just for fun, but the lucid state can also be used to communicate with aspects of our subconscious that are normally inaccessible.

Tibetan Buddhists have developed the practice of lucid dreaming to explore the nature of the mind, including the 'substrate consciousness' that goes on from life to life. Read it all here


Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells



1 comment:

Ryan said...

thanks for pointing me this way! lucid dreaming is such a powerful state of consciousness. while I don't think there's anything wrong with exploring the fun aspects of lucid dreaming, it's true that the state's deeper aspects are still not well known.