Your Brain Has What Amounts to a “Spirit Eject” Button 

If someone zaps a certain area in your brain, you will experience floating out of your body. A similar effect can be obtained by transferring your self awareness into another person or object by hijacking your brain’s “this is me” body cues such as visual perception, breathing and heartbeat.  Olaf Blanke, a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne, wasn’t trying to set off the sensations in his patient but was using electrical stimulation to map the activity of her brain in preparation for surgical treatment. But by recording the patient’s reactions and matching them with specific electrodes, Blanke was able to pinpoint the region where out-of-body experiences seem to originate. “We wanted [and needed] to be sure that what the patient experienced and told us was related to the actual stimulation,” says Blanke. When Blanke and colleagues activated electrodes placed just above the patient’s right ear — […] Read More

2017: Easily Create Lucid Dreams By Doing These Things

Via The Mind Unleashed Lucid dreaming is beyond bizarre to most of us. You are asleep and dreaming yet you know you are dreaming, and many lucid dreamers can affect actions and outcomes in dreams just like they do during waking moments. Only in dreams, you can do much more fantastical things – bend steel, fly, stop bullets, and finally talk to that girl at the coffee shop that always makes you so nervous.  We already know that lucid dreamers have some of the highest brain wave frequencies on the planet, but what if you could induce a lucid dreaming state – known for helping to drastically change your waking life – simply by applying the right electrical current at the right frequency to the brain? What if you could also train your brain to have more lucid dreams? Scientists are starting to realize that the rabbit hole between […] Read More

2013: Wake Up from the Awake Dream

by Paul Levy When you begin to wake up in the dream you realize that the seemingly external dreamscape, be it your night dream or waking dream, is not separate from you. More than that, you realize that the seemingly external dreamscape that you find yourself in is somehow mysteriously connected to your mind. Just like the quantum physicists tell us, there is no objective universe, and the very act of observing the universe changes the universe. When you realize this, you understand that how you view this seemingly external dream has an immediate effect on how the dream appears. The two processes are simultaneous, mutually arising processes that happen in no time. Once you realize that how you view the universe immediately impacts on how it manifests, why not view it in a way that will wake you up? Why not view your life as if you are […] Read More

Adventures in the Parallel Universe

 by Misty http://www.angelfire.com/nm2/aona/mystical.html PARALLEL DREAMS 5 May 2005 : I woke up one morning and remembered my dream and as I did, some part of me snapped into one section of my brain gently. Then about ten seconds later I woke up from another dream which I also remembered and something snapped back gently into another section of the brain. I had experienced two dreams running concurrently, originating from different areas of the brain. Which makes me wonder-how do we know both sides of the brain don’t have different dreams simultaneously? I don’t know but I don’t want a simple answer I’d like the truth. One time, when I was less busy many years ago, I could remember most of the night’s dreams and had a friend who also could remember his night’s dream activities. When I mentioned I saw him in my dreams the night before, he mentioned […] Read More

1998: Dreams and Dreaming FAQ

“They have become lucid in the waking dream” -Infinite Player Link to Dream FAQ Table of Contents: 1. General 1.1. Does everybody dream ? 1.2. Why do we dream? 1.3. How can I increase my dream recall ? 1.4. How do external stimuli affect my dreams ? 1.5. Do substances like drugs, herbs and foods affect our dreams ? 1.6. Is it possible to control your dreams – lucid dreaming ? 1.7. Is sleep deprivation dangerous? 2. Dream interpretation and symbols 2.1. Can you interpret this dream for me? 2.2. What does this [symbol] mean? 2.3. Is this [dream scene] common? 2.4. Is there anything special about recurring dreams? 3. Sleep paralysis, walking and talking, night terrors, narcolepsy and nightmares 3.1. What causes sleep paralysis? 3.2. Information about sleep walking 3.3. Information about sleep talking 3.4. What are night terrors? 3.5. What is narcolepsy? 3.6. What causes nightmares? 4. Paranormal issues […] Read More

1993: TESTING THE LIMITS OF DREAM CONTROL: THE LIGHT AND MIRROR EXPERIMENT

[From NIGHTLIGHT 5(2), Summer 1993, Copyright, The Lucidity Institute.] TESTING THE LIMITS OF DREAM CONTROL: THE LIGHT AND MIRROR EXPERIMENT by Lynne Levitan and Stephen LaBerge Lucid dreaming offers the promise of enhanced control over dreams. Yet the question remains quite unanswered of how much dream control is possible. The ability to have lucid dreams also makes possible a way to study this issue. After having attained lucidity in a dream, dreamers can choose to carry out predetermined experiments testing their ability to achieve certain goals. In the “Free Fall” issue of NightLight (Vol. 4, No. 4) we asked lucid dreamers to attempt certain tasks in lucid dreams and to report on the outcome. An introduction to the many viewpoints on dream control will put the findings from this study in context. WAYS OF CONTROLLING The definition of “control” used here is “the ability to determine or influence the […] Read More

1991: OTHER WORLDS: “Out of Body experiences” and Lucid Dreams

by Lynne Levitan and Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. “Out of body” experiences (OBEs) are personal experiences during which people feel as if they are perceiving the physical world from a location outside of their physical bodies. At least 5 and perhaps as many as 35 of every 100 people have had an OBE at least once in their lives (Blackmore, 1982). OBEs are highly arousing; they can be either deeply disturbing or profoundly moving. Understanding the nature of this widespread and potent experience would no doubt help us better understand the experience of being alive and human. The simplest explanation is that OBEs are exactly what they seem: the human consciousness separating from the human body and traveling in a discorporate form in the physical world. Another idea is that they are hallucinations, but this requires an explanation of why so many people have the same delusion. Some of our […] Read More